I'm starting to get the anti-HD vibe

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by DynaSport, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    Blocking is easy. Accelerate out of the corners, hold the lead into the next corner, park it on the preferred line... lather, rinse, repeat.
  2. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Flatlander identified. :lol3
  3. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    If you or the Harleys you are trying to pass top 100+mph on the roads that we are talking about then it is going to be super easy to pass both you and the HD's because you will be in one big pile of smoldering shyte up in the trees or down in a ravine. :lol3


    By the way, faster bike does not equal a faster pace. :deal
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    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    :rofl
  5. Gummee!

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  6. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    right, then maybe you don't have to use use the "preferred line" .
    *insert cliche regarding followers and leaders here*

    :norton
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  8. Human Ills

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    yup, you're the only person here who knows how to ride. :norton
  9. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    I am not the only one that said if you can't or won't pass slower riders unless conditions are perfect, then you might as well follow them.
    ("preferred line":rofl)
  10. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Certainly not the fastest motorcycle on the planet, but I've never had trouble passing a harley on it. That's all I'm sayin
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    Jeremy Clarkson, is that you? :rofl
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    You could get past me at about 110mph. :1drink
  15. Human Ills

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    Yeah, I don't see many people saying they can't pass, only that they are forced to pass unsafely. Your little head rollie thing is ridiculous. Are there curves where you ride, by the way? Don't bother answering, from this point forward I'll pretend you don't exist. :lol3
  16. windmill

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    How is it possible to "force" someone to pass unsafely?

    I've been "forced" to avoid the unsafe actions of others, but never to create one. If my skills or the conditions are not conducive to a safe pass, I don't do it.
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    THIS^^ is why i ride an XR (or my spanky new CRF when im too slack to kick the old girl in the guts)..the roads over here ARE SHITE! can hear the H-D's bottoming out on the freeway from 2k away!, granted QLD roads are worse than WA's bahahaha (im an ex QLDer and always will be, will never be a West Aussie!)...bein a girl is overrated according to my missus lol
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    That whack must've reverberated inside ya helmet just a bit! everything echoes when ya get banged on the lid!
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    If I'm riding the V-Strom (the Tiger doesn't have emergency flashers) when I've come up upon these groups I've put my emergency flashers on and just sat behind them. At first they are perplexed, then eventually it dawns on them that they are going so slowly as to qualify as a "slow moving vehicle." In all but one instance the duo or group has found a convenient excuse to pull over for a stop a few miles down the road.

    This was also the advice of the Skip Barber Driving School when someone is tailgating you. "Brake checking" a tailgater is dangerous and escalates the situation: the flashers make them aware of a concern without eliciting a rage response.

    Because of the Spring freeze-thaw cycles, the roads in most of the "Snow Belt" in the US are quite rough.

    This can be fun. There used to be two huge dips on the road leading to Logan Airport in Boston. If there were cruisers or sport bikes in the [inevitably] left lane, I would sit behind them on the right, then speed up just as we approached the "Whoop de Doos" AKA "Whoop de Chews." They would generally take affront and nail the throttle, just as they hit the bumps. Call me demented but I always thought it amusing. Also did the same with the lowered Honda Zivics on the same stretch, or the expansion joints on the Tobin Bridge.
  20. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    you are the definition of tedious.