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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
Get me a beer and a bac'n sammich noob.
Or they know someone who has been hurt badly or killed by someone else looking for that adrenaline rush.
This may not be the best thread for you.
Some locals make it look easy.
a hell of a lot safer than the cruiser riders on the wrong side of the road in a blind curve going 10mph half drunk on bud light swill with his mullet flapping in his overweight woman's eyes.
I can't believe how much assholing there is in this thread.
And, neither do you. You don't give the guy credit for looking where he is going and adjusting his speed and trajectory accordingly. In fact, you don't even know how fast he is going. Check out Yellow Wolf's pics sometime. He rides a Goldwing at about 35 mph on The Dragon (according to him) and leans the bike about the same.
You don't know whether the guy in the photo is married to the gal or not and you don't know if she adultly desires the speed he's going, but can't operate a motorcycle on her own. One of my friends has a wife who loves the very same thing. I know something about this since she let me give her a ride on my GSXR 1000 at a similar pace and encouraged more. We were going well, but stayed away from the maximum like this guy.
I don't think that the Harley Ultra Classic you ride gives you any ability to understand what a competent motorcycle can do. Your bike is beyond dangerous at the pace exhibited in the photo. To that point, Harley provides an SAE spec (SAE J1168) about their bike's maximum lean angle. Right now the 2012 Ultra Classic advertised is able to lean 33 degrees to the right and 31 degrees to the left. The SAE spec indicates that the load on the bike is 3/4 gross IIRC.
It's my opinion that you are judging he and his R1's performance on your Ultra Classics (and your?) meager abilities.
I'll give you the unknown darting thing. He doesn't know what may dart out. What you don't know is that darting creatures can be avoided on superior handling bikes than your Ultra Classic, but does take the ability to brake and change lines.
No....no, you don't and have merely applied your paradigm to his.
I respectfully request that you lighten up a bit. You and your bike are not the only metric by which the rest of us should behave.
All this said, I hope you have the opportunity to experience a really good handling bike. It's a real eye opener.
And lastly, I admire the love you have for your granddaughter...it shows.
It comes, it goes. I 'spose it has to do with the phases of the Moon... :eek1
What again are we looking at here?
We're looking at the number 205
Nice ass in blue tanktop?
and the girl all the way to the right has a very pretty face
Looks like they just fished that bagger out of the ditch.
lady in the black tank top, facing us, just over the red bike's windscreen.
why, what are you looking at?
I knew you would go for her.
yeh any of them
go for it
Both rider and passenger obviously are equipped for the ride. Don't think that she was figuring on a slow ride through a park.
I ride a mountain bike tandem and my stoker is ready for wherever we go. She is in for anything. Dedicated and trusting in the captain. And we go on shit that singles don't believe...without a gun to her head.
Yep! He's also sporting a tech sticker for Advanced trackday session on the nose ( not that you couldn't get one from a friend I suppose ).
Looks pretty relaxed!
It is easy if you don't ride like an asshole!
Funniest/proudest moment was watching Fe Woman dust of some douche-bag on his stretched swing arm GSXR-whatever, while riding her KLR! The may have been permanent ego damage; I know he didn't look happy when I wheelied past on my loaded Tiger!
I love my wife!
Motorcycles don't need us. We're just the happy passengers.
I was riding as a corner worker while Kieth Code's kid was on the track and holding a book in his left hand for turn 3 at The Streets of Willow so an off-track camera could take a cover picture. We were moving at a good pace around the rest of the track and his one handed display hardly slowed him since we were keeping the tires in-line.
So, kiss your bike. It's plenty happy you're on the ride.