How do HD clubs pick their "road captains?" (rantish)

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by LuciferMutt, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    When you're used to advisory speed signs that a dump truck could easily manage, you tend to get a bit jaded.
  2. mike

    mike Long timer

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  3. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    But to answer the original post...

    The one who has done it the least, but talks about it the most...is the typical road-captain. we all know the type. there's at lease one in every crowd.
  4. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    I ain't been here long but if there is one observation I have made...

    ADV Rider must have one hell of a big crowd of users.
  5. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    They weren't driving, they wuz runnin.

    :lol3
  6. BadKarma

    BadKarma Long timer Super Supporter

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    At "lease one in every crowd" indeed... Wait, I think I just saw him! He went thataway!! ^^^^^:rofl
  7. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com Zut alors!

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    Cheesy newscasters - coupled with harsh reality.
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  8. widebmw

    widebmw Been here awhile

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  9. dolomoto

    dolomoto Destroyer of Motorcycles

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    From that article, referencing a previous mishap with some of the same riders:

    ""On that day, two separate packs of motorcyclists were headed opposite directions on Recreational Road 255 over the Lake Sam Rayburn Dam. They met in a curve, and one of the motorcycles crossed the center line and collided head-on with the other pack. Two riders died that day."

    Sad story. Too many riders think it's alright to cross the double yellow.

    There's a huge difference between: "there's not another vehicle coming" and "I don't see another vehicle coming".

    :cry
  10. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :huh
    You missed the point. The rider did NOT cross the double Yellow to cut a corner... He crossed because he BLEW a corner because he was riding a motorcycle incapable of leaning enough to make the turn at the speed he was going. (a.k.a. A Softail) And the oncoming rider was riding a bike that ... Well you get the idea....

    :1drink
  11. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    Well if he had been trained on putting a knee down none of this would have happened. :1drink
  12. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    You jest, but that is closer to the truth than you think. Maybe not "putting a knee down" but even understanding and consciously applying countersteering.

    Go to a HD meetup and ask random people what countersteering is and most of them will look at you like you have lobsters crawling out of your ears.
  13. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    You are correct, I jest. Everyone can benefit from some coaching; I sign up for a course of some kind every two years.
  14. Kamloopsrider

    Kamloopsrider Been here awhile

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    Sadly there is a lot of truth in that statement. I've never countersteered more than on my roadking. It's bailed me out of some dicey situations.
    I've had other Harley riders give me blank stares when I mention it. Of course they're also the ones that comment on me finally getting a "real bike".
  15. bwalsh

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    Maybe counter steering only works on fake bikes? :dunno
  16. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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    I like it!
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  18. DAKEZ

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    Its a Yamaha. :deal
  19. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    This is ADV, don't confuse the issue with facts:deal

    Besides, all those cruisers look alike to me.:lol3:lol3
  20. jfurf

    jfurf Been here awhile

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    West Virginians are maybe the most bike-friendly people in the entire country. I have family there so maybe I'm biased but you'll pass through some tiny town and you can just tell they love seeing riders. That and it seems like there's a Harley or dirtbike/dual sport parked in every single front yard.