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. PhilB

    PhilB Long timer

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    :rolleyes There are plenty of places where the roads are twisty and safe passing opportunities are few and far between. Indeed, that's exactly the sort of place where these kinds of conflicts are highly likely to occur.

    Sheesh.

    PhilB
  2. ShardPhoenix

    ShardPhoenix Наглый ублюдок

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    I've got no problems with just letting someone get by me. No skin off of my nose, and I'd rather someone go by than have them park in my tailpipe.

    My day doesn't change because someone passes me.
  3. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    Somewhere on the innerwebs there's a thread in which a bunch of pirates are ^5ing each other for blocking rice burners on what should have been a fun day for everybody.

    Don't go too far out of your way to be courteous, one safe pullout opportunity should suffice.
  4. dbuzz

    dbuzz Citizen of the world

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    What are you saying exactly ... that you can't go fast enough to pass an uber slow vehicle?

    If the person travelling ahead of you is moving fast enough to prevent you making a quick overtake then there is hardly an issue is there?
  5. windmill

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    It would be great if it worked that way, give a little - take a little, but some don't see it that way.

    If I have someone behind me who wants to pass,
    I'm not going to slow down and move over in places like blind turns, where I can't completely clear the lane, or where I wouldn't do a pass myself (based on safety, not legality). I also will not do anything that is unsafe or illegal for me to do. Most importantly, I absolutely will not second guess or pass judgment on what another chooses to do and try to prevent or interfere with their actions in any way.
    I will always make use of turn outs, a shoulder wide enough for me to clear the road, the right lane in passing zones, and maintain my speed rather than speeding up on straights.

    If I am behind someone I want to pass,
    All I ask is please ride your own ride, I don't want or appreciate anyone else trying to to make decisions for me.

    So far it has worked well for me, the only problem having been a few squids that did strafing passes.




    My one asperity, riders using obnoxious high beams go on my ignore list as much as safety allows.
  6. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Australia doesn't really have mountains.

    He ain't gonna get it.:deal
  7. dbuzz

    dbuzz Citizen of the world

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    :eek1 We do too have ....

    um ...

    hills

    :shog


    PS: I'm a girl
    PSS: we do have plenty of twisty roads but do bring your adv bike as some are a bit rough ... what we consider normal you would think off road :ksteve
  8. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Mea culpa. :eek1

    And OZ definitely has the English-speaking world pwned in terms of BFE open desert. :thumb
  9. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    I don't ride in groups because I always have a schedule. I've never ridden with a HD rider either, but probably because I don't know any. I HAVE ridden the BRP, though. What a miserable experience! I'd rather ride through Manhattan.

    A few years ago I rode the length of the Natchez Trace - At least they had a decent speed limit so I could cruise around 60mph.
  10. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Man this thread ALMOST has it all.

    Wadded Panties.
    HD Bashing
    GoldWanger Bashing
    Etc.

    Only thing missing to make it truly epic is a discussion about oil, tires, ATGATT, pictures of titties, or how many fingers you use to brake. :D

    Moral of the entire story is. Every person that swings a leg over a bike and heads to The Dragon KNOWS why 99% or riders go there. Yep! The Corners. If you want to putt along enjoying the scenery hit Skyline in VA where the limit is 35 and there's not many corners.......:deal
    If you insist on doing it at the Dragon at least be stand up enough to let those riding a faster pace slide by.

    Will give the cages a pass because, as many of us know, many of them are completely fucking clueless as to why bikes are drawn to the Dragon.
  11. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    Its been said a thousand times.....its not the bike its the rider...I have plenty of friends who ride HD and ride courtesly.

    Sunday I was on my way home from an overnight trip....decided to get off the interstate and take the back roads to enjoy the foliage. Sitting at light witha a car behind me I can see a group of HD riders pull in behind the car. Light changes we all go and the group of 5 HD riders split around the car and of course are no coming up on me.....At first I thought they were local MC....but as the passed me (on the right) they had no patches on...but they were in their side by side formation......

    I just let them go...shook my head as they split the next vehicle they came up on....wishing there was a cop ahead somewhere..... I guess they were just what I call Son's of Douche Bag wannabes....

    Its not worth ruining your ride over low lifes or idiots.
  12. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    You could say the same thing about lane sharing, filtering, and pretty much any other moto-related activity we engage in. :nod

    M
  13. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    Oddly enough, I've never been strafed. Not while on my KLR and not while driving my Geo Metro 993cc shitbox.

    Go figure.
  14. crofrog

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    wtf is a strafing pass did they shoot you with .50 cals or something?

    Doesn't the ural have a PKM mounted?
  15. windmill

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    Try driving a 105,500 lb double trailer semi on a mountain road popular with bikes, you'll see there are a few bat shit crazy riders out there.
  16. SkiFastBadly

    SkiFastBadly A beer? Yes, please

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    I have three bikes, a Buell Ulysses, a Harley Heritage, and a Triumph Scrambler. When I pull into the garage on the Harley I yell at the other two bikes "Why aren't you REAL motorcycles?" When I pull into the garage on the Buell I yell at the other two bikes "Look at you POS exercises in styling, the Buell is MUCH FASTER than either of you iron piles!" When I pull into the garage on the Scrambler I yell at the other two bikes "You're hopelessly complicated and do not understand the joy of a simple bike as reliable as an anvil." Then go to the refrigerator and try and decide whether to have an IPA, a Czech Pils, or a stout.
  17. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    What you're telling us is your vehicle is too large and heavy to be on that road without making a huge obstacle of yourself. Why are you doing that?

    SMH..pulling doubles on a road that should, at best, be left to a single trailer.
  18. MotorCade

    MotorCade Rugby whore

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    You're a complicated individual. Might want to get that checked out.















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  19. SkiFastBadly

    SkiFastBadly A beer? Yes, please

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    We have.
  20. windmill

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    Well if your delivering cement to a road or bridge project on that road it wouldn't work to well to be on another road.