Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    NCS, I'm thinking it's a /6, probably an R75. But hard to tell at this angle unless you can really pick at/out the details.

    Speaking of which, I'm not worried about the riding details of this pic, it was clearly staged as a parody. It reminds me of a 1973-ish BMW brochure photo of a rider in a really nice suit, no helmet, riding in traffic on wet pavement. I've been looking all over the 'Net for that photo but haven't found it (again).

    Only on the Dragon... :freaky

    --Bill
  2. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    And in a semi-unrelated newsblip:

    :clap

    --Bill
  3. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    I find your lack of faith disturbing . . .
  4. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    i'm surprised moto cops would ride side by side on a road so tight and twisty. maybe they were going slow and showing off for the camera ?


    not saying they aren't badass riders, but still ?
  5. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Just a thin layer of gabardine....this was a funny episode. Thanks for throwing it up here!
  6. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    I'll share....Glendora Mountain Road, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. 22 miles of solid, never ending mountain twisties. Not as green as The Dragon, but just as twisty.
  7. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    GMR is indeed a fine road, a blast to ride. So is the Dragon. Having done both, I'll just say that major jollies can be had in each place.

    Hell, out here in Idaho we even have a few twisties.
  8. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    I live at the base of GMR, between that, east fork and riding up to Baldy you can make quite the day our of the ride doing it round trip. Or make a loop out of it.

    One of my favorite quick rides last minute kind of destination.
  9. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Haven't you learned ANYTHING from these photo threads? ...nobody EVER shows off for the camera.

    Maybe it adds to the challenge and is practice for parades and demonstrations - I always think it's kind of stupid because the only practical benefit of becoming good at riding side-by-side is to be good at riding side-by-side.
  10. mneblett

    mneblett Professional Lurker

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    R75/6 or R90/6, 1974-1976 (likely an earlier model, given the /5-style mirrors).

    Basis: Not a /5 headlight/instrument cluster (/6 or /7), /6 switch gear, not /5 side panels (/6 or /7), not /5 forks and fender mount (/6 or /7), not /7 ignition wires (/5 or /6).

    R60/6 had a front drum brake.
  11. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    All the German cars do that. They can't help it.
  12. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Darth Cop. Position four & five are clearly rogue.

    [​IMG]

    Oh, & P2 is cross controlling. Cop training or not...

    [​IMG]
  13. Retired-N-Roamin

    Retired-N-Roamin Retired and Roamin

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    My mother - literally - learned to drive in a model T back in the 1920's. As a child (before I was old enough for my drivers license) I often asked her why she was driving in the middle of the road? Her answer was that she was just taking her half out of the middle since no one was using it at that moment.

    But, in all honesty she was a gawker - a looky-loo. She frequently looked at anything and everything but the road and utilizing the middle gave her more time to look before she had to jerk the wheel to keep from going in the ditch.

    I know in the photo the guy is setting up for a good apex, but I'd bet when questioned - and if he were honest - he'd have some variation of momma's excuse - nobody was using the lane at that moment. :rofl

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  14. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Pretty sure that guy is riding some sort of BMW... not a Norton
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  15. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Um, have you watched cops practicing? All that slow speed cone work teaches them that.

    I do pursuit training; the first thing we have to do is break them of that.
  16. maydaymike

    maydaymike Fearless Commuter

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    I always thought that they rode side by side so that they could hold hands. :wink:
  17. ULY-RPG

    ULY-RPG cool hands adv

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    :rofl
    welcome to the burn ward!
  18. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    Cross-controlling? is that brake and throttle together?
    Pardon moi Ignorance, thanks
  19. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    I thought it was constantly telling your partner when to shift, what gear they should be in, what speed to travel...:D
  20. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    Cross controlling in an airplane is rudder one way and flaps the other. Not sure on a motorcycle.