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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Loomdog, Jun 11, 2017.
Are we talking NWA old-school or new school?
The first one
I wonder if a plated 300 XC(W) would make a good supermoto rig...
The original derfwads in action
Guess how many tickets they got?
I stand up leaving parking lots to get all my gear and junk where it needs to be comfortable to ride. Didn't know about the law but will stick to the truth if pulled over
i have a flatulence problem when I need to brake wind I have to stand up to do it properly or else I suffer from trapped wind and I get terrible pains in my gut . if you want to wait a little while I can give you a demonstration officer I can feel another fart building up I will stand up on the bike then just put your ear close to my ass so you can hear it for yourself .
as an outsider to US laws and their oddities across the differing states I can only ask, show me any road traffic legislation that is not designed to help or assist in, or augment, road users' safety, and then explain how the particular activity in question that is outlawed is not 'in-the-main/generally' unsafe.
In some cases, (relating to this particular matter) standing up on your bike in the car park to get your 100 keys and 2lb of loose change, to fall into place around your nuts or to stretch out a fart might be a 'qualified' but unrealistic (prove it at court), excuse, but standing on the pegs on a highway above 25 mph IMO is unnecessary, hence the coverall piece of legislation, otherwise it would stipulate in the act "unlawful, except when farting" ffs!.
I live in a country that the temps reach 107 and my small balls don't need the airing of a 40 mph breeze. If yours do, buy an air-conned SUV. Get used to law ladies and don't forget your helmets either, remember you also need insurance and there is no "But, but I'm just going to the shop", and there is no open alcohol in the car and "But I'm nearly home" it doesn't count, also 50 m.p.h limit is a 50 m.p.h limit and there is no " But, but I needed to overtake the guy in front, he was only doing 49.999 m.p.h."
Butts need to be firmly planted and parked......in reality !
Riding up Rollins Pass at 50 MPH (we all have stuff to do) I recommend standing.
Slightly rising off the pegs, of course.
I saw a GS rider standing on the pegs in a 75mph zone on I-25 the other day (in traffic). He gets the poser of the week award.
Obviously not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Wow, you really are a crabby old fart.
The OP was talking about standing up on a remote dirt road, not cruising down the freeway. If you can't wrap your head around the fact that a motorcycle can be operated safely standing up, then you must never have ventured off the tarmac.
I will continue to ride my 950 in the manner that affords me the most control, which is usually standing, since I'm usually not on a paved road.
So last night sitting around having a beverage with 3 LEO's 2 sheriffs deputies and one town cop, none of them ride. They all said the same thing, pavement, no-no unless a quick stand for bumps. Gravel, using it for control, and being under control, no excessive speed for conditions.
They were not aware of what the manual said on page 10. They found that interesting.
I stood on the pegs on I-25 at 75 mph with no problem.
Of course it was only for a moment or two to stretch. It was completely safe because I was in a 60 mph tail wind. It was quite ride with no wind noise and there wasn't any turbulence coming off the Semis. It was an odd sensation.
........and if you read the OP's post, and then mine, properly you'll remember the officer said "that it was illegal to stand up on your pegs on a County, State Rd or Highway in Colorado".....whilst the OP was in fact riding off-road. I mentioned the highway as the officer did. Do climb back in to your box old son and "wrap your ahead around it".......and learn to read! As for off-road ability, I was trained by the army and rode for the police for 25 years and was lead escort to the U.K.'s Royal family and co-ordinator and planner for both high risk person (shit-bags) escort duties and a small thing called www.Bikesafe.uk ......Go figure who might have more experience in both riding and picking up the pieces of dicks who 'know best'. However, I'm always willing to learn and accept I don't know it all. May be one day you can tell me about your experiences.
look..... a child.......backed in to a corner with nothing more of substance to add...other than finger art known as memes due to the lack of ability to create a credible argument themselves.
I liked the meme better than your argument....I like to ride standing up when my arse gets sore, no matter the surface I'm on.
I too have been known to ride like an outlaw. Sitting too long requires stretching for sure, laws be damned. My bike is setup to be comfortable standing when riding off road, which involves a lot more focus and control than typical street riding.
I don't know his pedigree, but I do know Advronski's opinion should not be discounted. He is one of those riders most of us wish we could ride like.
I really don't think the current law is being interpreted as its original intent. I also think most cops don't have a hard on to chase people standing, unless stunting or other jack assery is going on.
Not to add fuel to the fire but GilCo Sheriffs are a "special" breed of LE.
This right here is legitimate reason to challenge any ticket that might be issued.
I agree.....be kind and considerate, as they will probably let you off with a verbal warning. But if they don't, this is exactly what I will be referencing to the Judge.
I stand on my pegs on pavement, mainly to give my aching arse a break, but I really try to do it when I can't see any LEO in sight. And....no goofy law will ever keep me from it.
Ummmmm.... you do realize that plenty of County roads are unpaved, and some are quite marginal for street bikes? There's a county road I ride most days on my GoldWing, and I stand up for some extended stretches because of the washboards. I'm such a lawbreaker!
I hope you're ATGATT, because it's a long way down off that high horse!