Damn slow-assed HD group rides....

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Red9, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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  2. TurbStLCards

    TurbStLCards Doesn't Like Stuff

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    I generally support the driver here despite his lack of car control skills. Big, road hogging group rides are so damn annoying!

    Four is the max # of people I will ride with including myself.
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  3. 250senuf

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    Instant karma. :rofl

    No motorcycle riders were hurt in the making of this video. :clap
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  4. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Riding side by side is the thing that pisses me off. Because the rolling roadblock in the left side of the lane is almost ALWAYS over the center stripe.
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  5. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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  7. Sport

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    I've been stuck behind several herds of Harley's, RVs, and grouped up tourists at times and can't believe the gall of those would simply don't give a shit about the other motorists on the road. This weekend there will be a 100+ Corvette run from Petaluma to Healdsburg CA. that will include a section of hiway 1. The entire route is on double yellow two lanesi. Imagine coming across them going in the same direction...
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    Technical foul, :wave

    Calamari, not ham.
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  9. phoenixdoglover

    phoenixdoglover Where to next?

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    What could be more dangerous than a car passing a big group of motorcycles in the right lane? Well, that.
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  10. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    How did somebody not tear that asshole out of the car and pulverize them?
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  11. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    and how could the authorities sanction an event that basically is a rolling roadblock on a public road?

    The car driver is an ahole alright, but the inconsiderate folks that thought up this ride are far worse.

    Do the event but keep your group in the right lane, it is a four lane highway for a reason.
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  12. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    This *10

    The bikes should keep right except to pass, but no one should pass on the dirt shoulder.

    Was there an ADV sticker on that Volvo?? Maybe it was Charlie or Ewan?:lol3
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  13. Kommando

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    Maybe the riders realized that they had been the instigating assholes, and it was already enough assholery for one day?
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  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    In some cases these are charity events with police escorts. I have no issues with this, even if it does cause a delay for me.

    In other cases these are unsanctioned rides, and often the police will simply ignore them unless they are breaking the law.

    Jim :brow
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  15. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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  16. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    So a group of motorcycles causing an inconvenience is WORSE than someone nearly killing people due simply to impatience? :huh
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  17. foxtrapper

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    So why is HD in this thread title? Don't see a one in that group.
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  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    It is a generic term, like toilet paper or Kleenex!:lol3

    Jim :brow
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  19. ride4321

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    Looks like a bunch of idiots on sport bikes to me with no consideration given to others using the road. Everyone is to fault here.
    I didn't see any cruisers in that vid but they were riding as if they were on them.
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  20. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Originally it read "Damn Slow-Assed BMW group..." but that title was as inspiring and interesting as the bikes themselves sooooo.... :augie
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