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. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I get to deal with that on a daily basis. So while you don't think it happens, I can tell you from personal experience that it does.

    Think about your typical cruiser rider. :nod What comes to mind? Pirate? Dentist? Poseur? 1%er? Hate to break it to ya, but stereotypes typically have at least a little bit of truth in em. :nod That includes 'elitist douche bag' bicycle riders. :wave

    While I'd LOVE to have everyone play nice in the sandbox, SOMEone always wants more than their fair share.

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  2. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    I agree with you wholeheartedly on your above post.

    Where I differ is that in spite of stereotypes having a bit of truth, I try not to assume that someone fits that preconception until I know them. Then I will let them know that they are a douche. :lol3 I also try not to use terms that are derogatory to an entire group such as Hardley ,Cowasucki, Yamaharley , Honduh , BMDoubleDouche,etc. No need to insult people based on the brand they ride. You want to trash someone on an individual basis then do it up but to insult everyone for no good reason is just dumb and makes you seem petty.
  3. DAKEZ

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    Likey due to the fact that the overwhelming majority of riders are on Harley-Davidsons. :deal

    It isn't the brand. It is ALL feet forward bikes. They are "Bikers" and that's what "Bikers" do. :1drink
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I've been passed by flotillas of cruisers while out riding my pedal bike. Almost to a one, they're dressed in 'the uniform*.'

    Gotta love all them rugged individualists dressed the same.

    :razor

    At least power ranger outfits come in colors other than black. :nod

    M

    *I ran across a cruiser rider and presumably his wife the other day. He had on gear and an XD! HOLYHELLFIRESHIT! A cruiser rider with a DS helmet on?! ...explained the gear...
  5. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Of course they do. How else would you know what Zord they belong to?!! :lol3
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    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    I have ridden with some Harley riders here. All their problems (and my problems with them) came from four things:

    1. Low ground clearance (slow in the corners, waddling on bad roads and speed bumps)
    2. Only riding 1 Sunday a month (lack of experience)
    3. Being ultra slow on the open road, but riding like fucking maniacs in traffic to compensate
    4. Being determined to keep making a huge host of hand-signals to each other. Even in heavy traffic, even when there were only three bikes spaced out about 50 feet. Call me stupid, but when the last rider can see the road ahead as well as the leader, is it really sensible to take hands and/or feet off the controls when coming up on a hazard?

    It's the only time I've ever been on a ride where we were holding up cars in the twisties. I would love to have pulled over and let them pass, but it wouldn't have made a difference.

    The above can be applied to anyone who doesn't ride well and certainly doesn't just apply to cruisers. Cruisers do however have obvious physical limitations that show up on certain roads. Add a dash of "fuck you" attitude and stereotypes are quickly formed.

    My regular riding buddy has a Suzuki Intruder 800 and exhibits none of the traits I mentioned above. No road? No problem! Twisties? Try to catch me! He has 200,000 Km under his belt on Mexican roads and it shows.
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    waveydavey happy times!!

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    I have never understood why some male riders need to obsess about the clothing worn by other male motorcycle riders. Seems kind of weird to me as I really don't care what other guys are wearing. It means nothing to me. Can one of you weirdos explain this behavior to me? Why do you care???
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    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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  9. Gummee!

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    Its amusing. :nod

    How many different kinds of (black logo t-shirts mostly) Hardley Ableson clothing can one flotilla wear but yet remain 'in uniform.'

    ...but ain't one of em geared up for any sort of crash. :nono I've gone down on bicycles often enough to know that pavement HURTS. :eek1 I'll take 'power ranger' over skin grafts any day.

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  10. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    And lame but do go on...This is interesting.

    Really man? Hardley Ableson? That's..ummm...<script type="text/javascript" src="http://videosift.com/widget.js?video=160594&width=500&comments=15&minimized=1"></script><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lDYq7_yHLYk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Knowing how bad it hurts AND knowing that speeds in excess of 45mph can be reached while cycling ,what type of crash protection do you use while cycling? ATGATT? Full body armor with a neck brace? Shin/knee protection,etc? I have to know because clearly ATGATT is an intellectual issue and you would never ever emulate those HD uniform wearing dumb-dumbs!! Since you KNOW that you can get hurt then you would never choose to ride your bicycle without being ATGATT right? :ear

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    waveydavey happy times!!

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    I just think that there are guys that post here who spend more time worrying about what other guys are wearing than is healthy. In a manly man kind of way.
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    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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  13. windmill

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    Sorry,

    A Sportster doesn't qualify for "%" rating, it's a girls bike. :deal















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    JK, I had one too. :freaky

















    But it's still a girls bike........................:lol3
  14. Nadgett

    Nadgett Been here awhile

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    You don't like girls?
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    I like girls, but I don't want to be one. :D
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    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    You already owned one...The change in permanent. :deal







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    Well I do like wearing lace............................................:rofl
  18. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    TMI man, TMI...... :uhoh








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  19. Gummee!

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    Yup. Hardley Ableson.

    You know as well as I do ATTGATT on the bike means gloves and a helmet.

    MCing is essentially sedentary. Cycling isn't. I could see wearing gear DH racing, but XC or road? :nah

    **on a separate note: I wonder WhyTF Nys put in a dig then slowed down to wait for Pauwells, Albert, and Vanthornout?** Course, it IS just the 4 of em in the lead right now. Pauwells is fading...

    M
  20. windmill

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    Whats wrong with boots that lace? :wink: