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Old 09-09-2013, 08:19 AM   #46
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ALL: They don't take bikes to the skid pad for G numbers like they generate for the cages. Recently, Cycle World posted something like 0.82g for the BMW 1600. The Can-Am Spyder generates 0.53g before the electronic safety crap kicks in and stops the fun before it can get started. In the distant past, Cycle World has timed a very good rider on a stretch of secret road (Mexico?) against what was described as a cage enthusiast with mediocre skills. It was noted that there was a lot of wind blown sand in the corners on the test roadway. Results posted in the mag were that it took one very skilled rider to go fast and deal with the sand without crashing to barely beat the cager. It was noted that the cager has a much easier time 'recovering' from small driving errors with less consequence for errors than the bike (duh, added by me). Whereas, the biker very much needs to be skilled at the edge of traction while knowing that dropping the bike means loss of contest.

From the above scenario, we can conclude that most cagers do not care to run at higher g-loads as it spills their coffees and makes for an uncomfortable ride what with complaints from passengers and barfing little kids. So it doesn't surprise me that the occasional solo cager might easily take an x-way ramp at a safe for a cage high g-load and stay out in front of a very good bike which is approaching its limits while being ridden by someone who is not on his game at the moment for a long list of reasons.

Before the performance jockeys go nuts with this post and start telling me that the bike line on a ramp is much faster than a cage line, etc and that the bike should be faster, on and on; I remind them that the OP notes that he is sharing the ramp with the cage. Rolling on the bike's power for an easy pass on the ramp's exit line is do-able only if the rider wants to risk sharing a lane with an unknown cager who may merge early or do something unexpected in a risky place. So bikes are usually somewhat faster than the cages in most conditions due to other reasons but not because bikes pull better Gees by design. Most piss-poor cages can pull better g than most hot bikes on sticky DOT rubber. Good luck trying to stay with a Vette pulling 0.90g out 1.0g possible on a ramp. The Vette's tires won't even be moaning.

And let us remember that itty-bitty, 2 seater sports cages of old used to come with very good bucket seats to allow for more comfortable support during high lateral g. And the cagers of old used to put good after-market driving seats in cages all the time when they wanted to have fun behind the wheel. As bikers, we should count our blessings that the cagers by and large do not have good lateral support. That kind of seating support would only encourage the cagers to drive poorly at a higher speed. Fortunately, most cagers do not know how to use their belts to get more lateral support. So, they rermain slow enough that it is still easy for bikers to deal with them.

Thinking how I do, I am not embarassed that the occasional cager gets around a ramp better than me. And when it happens, I am grateful that the cager was moving fast enough to stay out of my way while I enjoyed my lean angle as I can on the day.

And to the clowns who have nothing better to do than complain about enthusiastic forum users' english skills, fyyff; get some perspective. ibafran-not putting up with the usual forum crap today for who knows what reasons?
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I found the most popular, beautiful canyon run in Colorado last summer on my old Tiger. Ended up behind a Lotus Elise who's driver appreciated the curves as much as I. I was dragging pegs trying to keep up with him. Had to back off before I screwed up and landed in the river, which leads me to believe hot cars can outcorner most bikes, hands down. I got schooled. And I always thought otherwise. Now somebody confirm that skis out-corner snowboards.
Not alone, I got worked by a BMW M3 on Loveland pass yesterday morning. I barely caught up in the straights on the Keystone side. Oh and I can confirm skiers are faster and can boost higher than snowboarders in a pipe. Been living in breck for 15 years, I'm an aggressive snowboarder, my aggressive skier friends can always bomb a little faster if they have the balls. Edges man.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:50 AM   #47
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:56 AM   #48
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ALL: They don't take bikes to the skid pad for G numbers like they generate for the cages. Recently, Cycle World posted something like 0.82g for the BMW 1600. The Can-Am Spyder generates 0.53g before the electronic safety crap kicks in and stops the fun before it can get started. In the distant past, Cycle World has timed a very good rider on a stretch of secret road (Mexico?) against what was described as a cage enthusiast with mediocre skills. It was noted that there was a lot of wind blown sand in the corners on the test roadway. Results posted in the mag were that it took one very skilled rider to go fast and deal with the sand without crashing to barely beat the cager. It was noted that the cager has a much easier time 'recovering' from small driving errors with less consequence for errors than the bike (duh, added by me). Whereas, the biker very much needs to be skilled at the edge of traction while knowing that dropping the bike means loss of contest.

From the above scenario, we can conclude that most cagers do not care to run at higher g-loads as it spills their coffees and makes for an uncomfortable ride what with complaints from passengers and barfing little kids. So it doesn't surprise me that the occasional solo cager might easily take an x-way ramp at a safe for a cage high g-load and stay out in front of a very good bike which is approaching its limits while being ridden by someone who is not on his game at the moment for a long list of reasons.

Before the performance jockeys go nuts with this post and start telling me that the bike line on a ramp is much faster than a cage line, etc and that the bike should be faster, on and on; I remind them that the OP notes that SHE is sharing the ramp with the cage. Rolling on the bike's power for an easy pass on the ramp's exit line is do-able only if the rider wants to risk sharing a lane with an unknown cager who may merge early or do something unexpected in a risky place. So bikes are usually somewhat faster than the cages in most conditions due to other reasons but not because bikes pull better Gees by design. Most piss-poor cages can pull better g than most hot bikes on sticky DOT rubber. Good luck trying to stay with a Vette pulling 0.90g out 1.0g possible on a ramp. The Vette's tires won't even be moaning.

And let us remember that itty-bitty, 2 seater sports cages of old used to come with very good bucket seats to allow for more comfortable support during high lateral g. And the cagers of old used to put good after-market driving seats in cages all the time when they wanted to have fun behind the wheel. As bikers, we should count our blessings that the cagers by and large do not have good lateral support. That kind of seating support would only encourage the cagers to drive poorly at a higher speed. Fortunately, most cagers do not know how to use their belts to get more lateral support. So, they rermain slow enough that it is still easy for bikers to deal with them.

Thinking how I do, I am not embarassed that the occasional cager gets around a ramp better than me. And when it happens, I am grateful that the cager was moving fast enough to stay out of my way while I enjoyed my lean angle as I can on the day.

And to the clowns who have nothing better to do than complain about enthusiastic forum users' english skills, fyyff; get some perspective. ibafran-not putting up with the usual forum crap today for who knows what reasons?
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:58 AM   #49
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I can definitely entry most turns way hotter in my Firebird than on my Buell, I sometimes rely on understeer scrubbing off excess speed. Front wheel skid is about the last thing you want on a bike though!

Of course, on my bike I can always take a much straighter line, but with my car it's just so much easier and more forgiving. No hanging off, countersteering, watching for sand/oil/wet leaves/cardboard/ sandy cardboard on a pile of oily leaves. One time taking an on ramp at twice the posted speed I hit a fucking SANDBAR in mid turn. Calmly applying maximum antilock brakes while continuing to turn, nothing (much) happened. On my bike I could have been out of gas and walking and still would have dropped it
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:13 AM   #50
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What's that got to do with it

Edit: Oh I see what's happening here...#latetoparty, #needmorecoffee
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:23 PM   #51
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i'm still trying to figure out what "ten pennied" was supposed to mean.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:31 AM   #52
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I know all of ADVrider is following this thread, so here is an update.
Last night I tackled the Infamous OffRamp on the VFR. I maintained a nice 65 MPH through the turn, despite some sucky technique. Almost as fast as the Volvo.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:35 PM   #53
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:54 PM   #55
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i'm still trying to figure out what "ten pennied" was supposed to mean.
Ten penny nails are a size a framing carpenter would toenail with.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:17 PM   #56
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We used to call it thrupenny hitting in UK. The old threepenny piece had 13 sides. But the expression is all that's left. Coins are long gone. Embarrassing? I obstructed an Audi A8 right accross the snake pass. Too narrow and twisty for him to pass me on the Tiger but he disappeared at the first wide bit. And I was trying too
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:47 PM   #57
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Ahh, the old car vs bike argument...

How well I remember catching up to a cager in a country lane - and man he was going slow...so of course I overtook him..

man that fog was bad!

And now..did someone mention the 'ring and a van?



Had to laugh as she breezes by the biker.


However - to get the same performance as a 10k bike from a car you're gonna have to spend a shit load more :) or buy a tranny
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