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Old 11-24-2013, 04:09 PM   #31
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'Tis all about comfort level for me. Some days it's slow,most days it's fast. And both of those are relative.
I seek an equilibrium with my environment, to flow through it briskly, maintaining awareness of conditions without focusing on, or fighting them.
To me, "riding fast" has little to do with speed, it's when is when maintaining a pace becomes a conscious effort, and a distraction from the overall experience.

I find a lot of wisdom in the old adage, "its better to ride a slow bike quickly, than a quick bike slowly".
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:23 PM   #32
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I seek an equilibrium with my environment, to flow through it briskly, maintaining awareness of conditions without focusing on, or fighting them.
To me, "riding fast" has little to do with speed, it's when is when maintaining a pace becomes a conscious effort, and a distraction from the overall experience.

I find a lot of wisdom in the old adage, "its better to ride a slow bike quickly, than a quick bike slowly".
It's even better to ride a quick bike quickly , but I do enjoy walking away from another rider on a superior or faster machine.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:37 PM   #33
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I seek an equilibrium with my environment, to flow through it briskly, maintaining awareness of conditions without focusing on, or fighting them.
To me, "riding fast" has little to do with speed, it's when is when maintaining a pace becomes a conscious effort, and a distraction from the overall experience.

I find a lot of wisdom in the old adage, "its better to ride a slow bike quickly, than a quick bike slowly".
If you think that much when riding I can understand slow.

However both of my off road bikes are open class 'crossers. So fast is faaaaast
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:45 PM   #34
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It's even better to ride a quick bike quickly , but I do enjoy walking away from another rider on a superior or faster machine.
Here in the PNW , all the off road riding is up in the mountains, riding a quick bike quickly makes it too easy to find a rock wall or sheer drop.



I can ride my Ural at 9/10 with a decent margin of error, when I had my Ducati E900 5/10 was really pushing it.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:52 PM   #35
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If you think that much when riding I can understand slow.

However both of my off road bikes are open class 'crossers. So fast is faaaaast
My off road bikes these days are a Ural and CT90........................
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #36
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I appreciate riding for it's own sake , but I enjoy a spirited pace. What you call an adrenalin rush is probably a cruise to me.
Yeah, aren't you the fast guy...just a cruise.

You are our hero. Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back.

I'm just that "dense guy".

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Old 11-24-2013, 04:59 PM   #37
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Yeah, aren't you the fast guy...just a cruise.

You are our hero. Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back.

I'm just that "dense guy".

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Old 11-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #38
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Uh...

Get your inmates straight.

WTF about puppets???? Is this something odd?


Joe- let's go back to the racing thread. Then we can argue about who's the GOAT. Or the new goat on the block- OK?
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I take it nice and slow off road. Just a cruise around on my GS to see what I can see. An incident with a deer left me with a healthy respect for being alone on a dirt road by myself. Said incident involved a helicopter ride to the ER, after a lengthy wait for help. That was at 35mph, on a straight road.
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I take it nice and slow off road. Just a cruise around on my GS to see what I can see. An incident with a deer left me with a healthy respect for being alone on a dirt road by myself. Said incident involved a helicopter ride to the ER, after a lengthy wait for help. That was at 35mph, on a straight road.
35 on a straight road once got me a helicopter ride , but it was a jackass on a bicycle.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:21 PM   #41
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I appreciate riding for it's own sake , but I enjoy a spirited pace. What you call an adrenalin rush is probably a cruise to me.
Joe - you sure are making a lot of comments on this thread. Why don't you list your racing resume so we can know where all of this is coming from.

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Joe - you sure are making a lot of comments on this thread. Why don't you list your racing resume so we can know where all of this is coming from.
No. Won't do that again. Think what you want. I know better and so do most people who know me personally.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #43
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Joe - By all your comments on here, you sound like you must be very fast and you sound like you like to ride very fast. And, you must be a very serious and fast racer. We are evidently just a bunch of slow and amateur motorcyclists. As fast and good as you are at riding, why would you want to keep commenting here?


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Joe - you sure are making a lot of comments on this thread. Why don't you list your racing resume so we can know where all of this is coming from.
You mean this thread isn't all about Joe?
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Joe - By all your comments on here, you sound like you must be very fast and you sound like you like to ride very fast. And, you must be a very serious and fast racer. We are evidently just a bunch of slow and amateur motorcyclists. As fast and good as you are at riding, why would you want to keep commenting here?
WE? Sorry if I shamed YOU somehow , that wasn't my intention. No , I don't enjoy riding EASY , let's say.
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You mean this thread isn't all about Joe?
Ah , the psycho stalking troll is back. Lonely under your bridge?
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