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. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    After the MS 150 they will thin out some. By the time May rolls around they will all be back in the AC. I think that the law requires them to ride no more than two abreast and then only when they do not impede traffic.
  2. echo15

    echo15 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Here in Florida there is no left lane being a passing lane rule. It was passed by the legislature several years ago, but vetoed by then Governor Bush because he thought it would confuse the older drivers!!!

    If that confuses them, just think what else would.
  3. runrowdy

    runrowdy Lurking Less

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  4. Paulie

    Paulie Been here awhile

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    A few years ago while in the cage I got behind a new type of ahole group. 6 of em, going -5 to -10, hogging (blocking) both lanes of a long quiet hiway w/o crossroads...on freeking sportbikes. Despite a long cage queue, horns, flashing brites, etc, it took em >25 miles to move over.

    Douchebags, all of em. :becca
  5. RetroG

    RetroG Been here awhile

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    Amen :clap
  6. Chromer

    Chromer So, a funny thing has happened

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    Um...
    That giant "yield" sign near the end of the ramp.... That means YOU yield to traffic already on the highway. Sometimes that means stopping, if that is what is necessary.
  7. AlKay191

    AlKay191 Been here awhile

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    You might be right about that, but there is a good reason for it.
    In my 30 or so years of riding on the street, I've ridden with MC, HOG and few BMW groups as well as few of my friends (mostly HD and a couple of Triumph chops back-in-the-day).
    From my personal experience, BMW groups are much better riders as a group.... and H-D riders are the worst. I think that people that get into riding for the "image" tend to skip on rider education. That applies to 18 yo squids that get an R1 for their first bike as well.
    The lack of rider education, as well as lack of respect for others, leads to the situations OP described ....
    But what the hell do I know. I hate riding with people anyways.
    P.S. I wear the same armored leather or textile jacket and full face on my HD or the Beemer and only put on my "hip", Vintage 3/4 Bell when I ride my chopper in the 'hood.
  8. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Sec. 545.062. FOLLOWING DISTANCE.
    (c) An operator on a roadway outside a business or residential district driving in a caravan of other vehicles or a motorcade shall allow sufficient space between the operator and the vehicle preceding the operator so that another vehicle can safely enter and occupy the space. This subsection does not apply to a funeral procession.

    What is a real pain in the neck are the groups that actually post riders at intersections so the group can ride through a red light.
  9. AlKay191

    AlKay191 Been here awhile

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    :clap

    Fantastic. I hope you don't mind if I borrow it.
  10. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    That's what Peterman does! It's funnier than shit, it's like something just clicks in his brain when we come up on a roadblock of Hardleys




    BTW, how's your job at the Hardley dealership Sim? :augie
  11. crash228

    crash228 renaissance man

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    oh yeah - you do get respect/appreciation almost anywhere you go in Berks County while riding a Harley - i think i was speaking more to the assumptions made by the guys from the opposite side of the fence (depending on which bike you're riding).
  12. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence Supporter

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    Seriously?? People do that?
    If they aren't on Police bikes, fuck them, they can go to hell. They hit my Westy broadside, they are paying for it. Assholes.
  13. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Yea, but it is normally limited to holidays like the 4th of July or Memorial Day. Small bunches will gather into larger bunches then they all meet at a park for a party. It's worse in the white bread areas of Houston. Out of all the groups in all the years I've only seen one with a police escort.

    I just ride dirt on holidays.
  14. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Bad Hombre

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    My bike cannot outrun harleys ... to wimpy of a motor.
  15. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    pedal faster
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    Uncle Pollo Bad Hombre

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    No, on the bicycle I can outrun them.
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    I don't like to call someone a liar, that I don't know. So I will say, I have not once heard anyone I know say this. I am not even sure if I have read it on a Harley forum anywhere. Maybe on a forum.

    I've only gone on a few group rides 10 bikes or so. It was a good time to be with friends. We met up a common location and spent the weekend together. Was good time. You don't ride 24 hours a day.
  18. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    Funny I heard from a non rider, how he would rather have a Harley group then BMW, when they had there rally in WI around 2006.

    Complaints were aggressive drivers, no eye contact with the drivers, and couldn't hear the bike in there blind spot.:lol3

    I believe atleast one never left WI, alive atleast.
  19. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider Supporter

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    Go ahead, I probably took it from someone!
  20. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    I guess I can see that but this was not on a limited access road with on and off ramps. It was just a 4 lane road though a very populated area of the low mountains.

    Oh well. Fortunately this type of thing doesn't happen to me too terribly often because I like to go riding at times when most people don't -- like very early on Saturday mornings. Sometimes, during the summer, I'll leave the house at 5:30-6:00 a.m. Nobody on the twisties :clap

    Next time I guess it's time to pull off somewhere and grab a drink or something.