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. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    And yet they ride in a tight group. at half the speed limit. so they have some riding skills but ride real, real slow. wow. I would never have thought that, I stand corrected. carry on.
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  2. dbuzz

    dbuzz Citizen of the world

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    Yep ... there is usually no reason to block another bike. It is legal here for bikes to lane share so you aint even breaking the law to let them slip by in your lane.

    Mind you I was recently out for a tootle on my Hardley when I had cause to block a sportsbike rider for a short while ... even gave the slow down signal which he chose to ignore. Anyway he blasts by me giving me the finger :eek1 :cry I couldn't actually hear the swearing from inside his helmet (but could imagine it) as he passed the mobile radar van that was parked not too far around the next corner :lol3 I knew it was there having just come by it 10 minutes before :D
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  3. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    Lol. Now that's a good reason to impede traffic.
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  4. sargev55

    sargev55 Been here awhile

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    haha that sucks for the other guy. i try to warn fellow riders of the same sort of thing. except im normally 10-15mph over whatever limit is posted, or a lot over out in the country.
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  5. dbuzz

    dbuzz Citizen of the world

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    These situations can be frustrating ... those kind of bikes usually have it all over both of mine in a straight line :cry

    so I make it a game :wink:... let them shoot away in the straight and catch 'em in the corners. Funny how I'm often all over their arses in the tight bits :D
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  6. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Guess the roads you like to go riding on aren't sinuous mountain roads having most curves marked with yellow signs that suggest a speed of between 15-30mph.

    Now how exactly is one supposed to execute a pass in the left lane on a blind corner?

    The only safe way to pas is when the slow traffic pulls on to a pullout. They don't even have to stop, just slow down a little and use some of the pullout. Most of the people up here do.

    They get an enthusiastic wave and thumbs-up as I go by. :thumb

    If I have to wait for one of the rare places where I can see far enough ahead to execute a pass in the left lane, they get the finger.

    Sometimes I have to pull over too--I'm not exactly riding a sportbike.:lol3
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  7. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

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    The speed limit is so wrong, in so many ways. It shouldn't even really apply to bikes.
    Hall monitor cops, Harley blockers; people going 5 under, don't you gotta take a piss or something?
    Just go!
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  8. EetsOK

    EetsOK Been here awhile

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    Indian Motorcycles, FTW!
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  9. windmill

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    This
    Plus this
    Divided by this
    Equals,
    Ride your own ride
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  10. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    I agree, ride your own ride, but I think BCC had it right. Let people pass. People in Germany have no problem letting others go about their business. On in America do assholes hang out in the left lane and hit the brakes because they are somehow offended by you wanting to go faster then them.
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  11. EetsOK

    EetsOK Been here awhile

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    Canada too.
    Had it happen yesterday outside of Kelowna BC, one of the worst places in the whole world to drive. This what people who used to live in India tell me.
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  12. DavidBanner

    DavidBanner Banned

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    personally, in most life situations, i feel an obligation to be courteous.
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  13. sargev55

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    i agree with that, and welcome to the board :D
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  14. scrannel

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    Last time an HD rider tried to kick my ass he got tangled up by the tubes in his colostomy bag.
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  15. capriccio

    capriccio Long timer

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    no one is saying not to be courteous but there are people that wont be and its their free choice. On the other hand I do not expect 100 cruisers to pull over so I can pass, so I'll be courteous and pull over and scratch my balls for 15 'minutes.
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  16. sargev55

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    :rofl

    meant to add,

    if you have to scratch that long, might wanna get that checked out lol
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  17. DavidBanner

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    you may want to see a doctor about that.

    DB
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  18. 0ldhippie

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    I think its code for not exactly scratching something just above the balls. :1drink
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  19. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Exactly. Courtesy is what is is...An option, not an obligation and courtesy goes both ways. It's courteous to let people pass when practical and it's courteous to allow those that are out for a leisurely cruise to allow them to do so without feeling pressure from other rider to either pull over or pick up the pace (possibly riding beyond their limits).

    No one answered the question I posed earlier. Should slower riders pull over for every rider that wants to get by them?
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  20. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    I do. Can't speak for anyone else though.

    That said, it doesn't happen very often and it's gonna be a good ride in the mountains when it does! :clap

    Pulling over isn't a big deal on a bike. Lay off the throttle, dress right and wave 'em by.