My ride this past Saturday.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Riteris, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Really disappointing. I thought there would be tits.
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  2. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    A spring break story without boobs is a FAIL!
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  3. catweasel67

    catweasel67 RD04

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    I was thinking the same thing about high-fiving each other over someone else's behaviour. To be fair, I'm not a citizen of the US, I'm English, so maybe it's a cultural difference?
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  4. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    Spring Break in Florida is a whole culture unto itself.
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  5. st3ryder

    st3ryder Been here awhile

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    I'm sorry, you say you were doing 8-10 over in the twisties, twisties that you apprently had to take a super slab highway to get to and "enjoy", and that a group of 30 HD riders actually *passed* you, and then caught up with you after you passed them? :huh

    Next time do 15-20 over. Scheez, when you ride like a granny, you make us all look bad. And really, who doesn't cross double yellow lines when sight lines are good and there's no oncoming traffic, and a rider doing 8-10 over is in front of us? :huh I do that maybe 20 times a week. Totally normal MC riding survival skills, because inevitably, you're going to have some idiot tailgating your 6. Best to move on swifty as possible, double yellows be damned. :norton
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  6. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    Best Story ever.
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  7. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    I was riding home on the BRP a few months ago. Beautiful day spring day, road is clear. I rounded a corner and got stuck behind the invariable hog parade. 4 Harleys, radios blaring, wives on the back in tanktops, pointing and looking around, doing about 17-20 mph in 35.

    It became immediately clear why they do not wear any helmets and /or protection in that particular bike culture - that being when you ride so F'n slow the likelihood of ever being injured from falling off is extremely remote.
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  8. dazeedmonds

    dazeedmonds Been here awhile

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    Pretty sure I was going faster than that in the driveway when I dropped my bike the other day. Can confirm safety gear not needed.



    Lol.
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  9. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    +1003.. if I pass a group that large, unless I stop to get fuel within 20 minutes of it. They're not catching me...

    The OP should be ashamed of herself, and I wouldn't have posted this story.. :lol3
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  10. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    You forgot the lawyer/bikers, they're always looking for anyone not conforming to the law.

    I have to say, in the context of that event, knowing my bike can easily pull off a quick pass (no passing zones are designed based on what normal vehicles can do/can't do), I'd probably have done the same thing.
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  11. Kamloopsrider

    Kamloopsrider Been here awhile

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    Love these stories.
    Our hero is riding along minding his own business when he comes across a rolling roadblock of lawyers and dentists on overly loud Harleys. As our hero tries to pass he is , blocked, ridiculed, fired on by cannons. Using superior riding skills and his brilliant machine he gets past. Bravo.
    The trouble comes when our hero is forced to stop by, traffic, a light, fuel or some other calamity beyond his control, and this is where I usually call bullshit.
    Some how the roadblock has caught our young Rossi and someone in the group, usually the leader makes a comment. Our hero has a witty retort or a sad shake of his fully helmeted head and rides off into the internet, leaving the dental lawyer either chastened or sadly unaware of how bad he looks.
    Give it up.
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