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Old 01-27-2014, 04:31 PM   #391
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Fast KTMs?

So this is what I don't get....
A lot of ADV'rs want these state of the art bikes, the fastest KTM's on the planet, tons of grunt and superb handling, able to go from crate to race course, then add all the latest gizmos and 'farkles' ( I hate that word). Because they can.Then they ride like old men.Because they are. "Oh we just want to take a liesurely ride, stop and take pictures, smell the roses, we're just not in a hurry." WTF???? Because they like roses.

Why are all the manufacturers building faster and more capable bikes when half of the riders just can't and won't ride them to their capability? Because "fast" sells.

It's been proven over and over a guy tends to ride about the same speed regardless of the bike. So why do they lust after the biggest and the baddest, buying the latest state of the art bikes? Because they want it.

Or why do they buy a lite-bike for trails and pile shit on it to tour? Like NSFW? Or buy a great big tourer and try to ride it like a dirtbike? Like Bigtodd?

I'm just not getting it.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:41 PM   #392
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Fast KTMs?

So this is what I don't get....
A lot of ADV'rs want these state of the art bikes, the fastest KTM's on the planet, tons of grunt and superb handling, able to go from crate to race course, then add all the latest gizmos and 'farkles' ( I hate that word). Then they ride like old men. "Oh we just want to take a liesurely ride, stop and take pictures, smell the roses, we're just not in a hurry." WTF????

Why are all the manufacturers building faster and more capable bikes when half of the riders just can't and won't ride them to their capability?

It's been proven over and over a guy tends to ride about the same speed regardless of the bike. So why do they lust after the biggest and the baddest, buying the latest state of the art bikes?

Or why do they buy a lite-bike for trails and pile shit on it to tour? Or buy a great big tourer and try to ride it like a dirtbike?

I'm just not getting it.

Because they're men





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Old 01-27-2014, 04:43 PM   #393
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Because they're men





We are not men, we are Devo.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:54 PM   #394
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Ha ha...

Hmmm...'just because they can', well yeah, duh. It must come from our youthful racing roots. We just think we want faster.

I wasn't thinking of them specifically. Just more in general. I see a lot of middle-aged guys that just want to poke along, putter, and stop, dink around, and drink and shit, all manner of what isn't riding. I guess that's fine, just because they can.

Another thing I see is guys trying to get a bike to do even what it was never designed to do. Lot of internet jockies are like that - they make a big issue out of totally modifying a bike so it will do something it was never design to do and then they're all proud about it and shit. Then when you make a general statement about a particular bike they are all up in arms because "That's just not true. My bike...yadayadayada..."

Yep...because they can.


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Because they're men

Oh geez...We just can't admit that here.


We always called it 'boys and their toys'. And some have more money than brains.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:57 PM   #395
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Farkels came from all those the gay beemer riders, This is straight from the urban dictionary

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when two guys rub there dicks together, the first one to get hard loses

BTW, there called disco biscuits
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:58 PM   #396
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Farkels came from all those the gay beemer riders, This is straight from the urban dictionary

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farkel
when two guys rub there dicks together, the first one to get hard loses

BTW, there called disco biscuits
LMFAO
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:10 PM   #397
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LOL, yep, that's pretty funny.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:58 PM   #398
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Farkels came from all those the gay beemer riders, This is straight from the urban dictionary

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when two guys rub their dicks together, the first one to get hard loses

BTW, there called disco biscuits

fixed

and I've always disliked that term and now I know why.
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:18 PM   #399
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and I've always disliked that term and now I know why.
Haha yeah, farkel even sounds gay.
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This is a coffee thread not a farkel thread.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:29 PM   #401
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This is a coffee thread not a farkel thread.
Ok ok, tomorrow I'll ride the LC4 to the Main Street Visalia Starbucks and have a grande medium roast. I need to test ride it anyhow.
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Fast KTMs?

So this is what I don't get....
A lot of ADV'rs want these state of the art bikes, the fastest KTM's on the planet, tons of grunt and superb handling, able to go from crate to race course, then add all the latest gizmos and 'farkles' ( I hate that word). Then they ride like old men. "Oh we just want to take a liesurely ride, stop and take pictures, smell the roses, we're just not in a hurry." WTF????

Why are all the manufacturers building faster and more capable bikes when half of the riders just can't and won't ride them to their capability?

It's been proven over and over a guy tends to ride about the same speed regardless of the bike. So why do they lust after the biggest and the baddest, buying the latest state of the art bikes?

Or why do they buy a lite-bike for trails and pile shit on it to tour? Or buy a great big tourer and try to ride it like a dirtbike?

I'm just not getting it.

Because they can.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:34 PM   #403
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Because they can.
Wait, I already said that 10 post ago.....
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:36 PM   #404
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Fast KTMs?

So this is what I don't get....
A lot of ADV'rs want these state of the art bikes, the fastest KTM's on the planet, tons of grunt and superb handling, able to go from crate to race course, then add all the latest gizmos and 'farkles' ( I hate that word). Then they ride like old men. "Oh we just want to take a liesurely ride, stop and take pictures, smell the roses, we're just not in a hurry." WTF????

Why are all the manufacturers building faster and more capable bikes when half of the riders just can't and won't ride them to their capability?

It's been proven over and over a guy tends to ride about the same speed regardless of the bike. So why do they lust after the biggest and the baddest, buying the latest state of the art bikes?

Or why do they buy a lite-bike for trails and pile shit on it to tour? Or buy a great big tourer and try to ride it like a dirtbike?

I'm just not getting it.

Because they can. There are three states of obsessive hobbydom:

1. Doing it
2. Working on it
3. Talking about it

Doing it is riding. Working on it includes wrenching to try to make a bike built for one thing do another. Talking about it is... Well, you're on this website, right?

Many people get older, get more responsibility, get whatever. Participating in any one of the three states is what it's about!
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