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Old 06-06-2014, 07:25 AM   #29446
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My god but an awful lot of you are snobs.
Nothing snobbish about someone ruining your fun.

The snobs are the ones that don't use pulloffs when they can't even maintain something near the speed limit and traffic backs up behind them.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:49 AM   #29447
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My god but an awful lot of you are snobs.

This is somewhat true. While 129 is a public road, it also has a reputation as a challenging riding destination.

People want to enjoy a good ride on that road. Different people have different ideas of what a "good" ride is. Similar to Pirsig's pursuit of "quality."

I would rather see someone ride slowly, than ride over their head and crash, but I would most like to go at a pace closer to the speed limit.

So, I guess that makes me a bit of a snob and I accept that. I did ride 1100 miles to get there, so I was looking forward to a good run.

I'm glad Lower 28 and the Cherohala were good rides.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:01 AM   #29448
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Pirate bike.

That one is so bad I had to look up more info on it:

http://www.truekustom.com/mike-kelsey/
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:26 AM   #29449
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My god but an awful lot of you are snobs.


I guess you've never been stuck behind a cruiser parade on a nice twisty road, plodding along at 10 MPH under the speed limit, then? It's best described as "frustrating."

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The snobs are the ones that don't use pulloffs when they can't even maintain something near the speed limit and traffic backs up behind them.


I'm no great rider and I don't generally ride too far above the speed limit, but even I get annoyed at these types of riders. Often, you can just pass most of the rolling roadblocks, but sometimes they group together in a parade that, especially once it's collected half a dozen cars, semi trucks, and horse-drawn carriages backed up behind it, becomes effectively un-passable. No one likes sitting in traffic, and when the "traffic" is being created for no good reason, it's easy to understand why people get pissed at the ones creating it.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:36 AM   #29450
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That one is so bad I had to look up more info on it:

http://www.truekustom.com/mike-kelsey/

Eh, I wouldn't want it. but if it makes him and his son happy, then good for them




The rear is kinda cool
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:43 AM   #29451
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Eh, I wouldn't want it. but if it makes him and his son happy, then good for them









The rear is kinda cool


I think they missed an opportunity to make the exhaust part of a canon, but I'm no artist.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:18 AM   #29452
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That one is so bad I had to look up more info on it:

http://www.truekustom.com/mike-kelsey/
Dang. Store-bought. Money > sense.

It's sorta silly, but still, one has to appreciate the artwork.

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Old 06-06-2014, 01:34 PM   #29453
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Dang. Store-bought. Money > sense.

It's sorta silly, but still, one has to appreciate the artwork.

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Beautiful artwork, but should have been done on a different "canvas"...
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:08 PM   #29454
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My god but an awful lot of you are snobs.

Nothing snobbish about it.....for the most part, it is true. You can get more people to notice you by being noisy and slow, than you can by being noisy and spirited.

I have an acquaintance......he has been to most of the group ride events I have attended in Arkansas. On each and every ride we have taken, the group has gotten separated from him on back.

If the yellow sign says 25, he will slow to 20....if it says 10, he nearly duck walks it around the turn....

The sad part? He has been riding for 45+ years.....he isn't a new rider.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:14 PM   #29455
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Nothing snobbish about it.....for the most part, it is true. You can get more people to notice you by being noisy and slow, than you can by being noisy and spirited.

I have an acquaintance......he has been to most of the group ride events I have attended in Arkansas. On each and every ride we have taken, the group has gotten separated from him on back.

If the yellow sign says 25, he will slow to 20....if it says 10, he nearly duck walks it around the turn....

The sad part? He has been riding for 45+ years.....he isn't a new rider.
Sounds like he's trying to ditch you guys.
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Old 06-06-2014, 02:32 PM   #29456
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Sounds like he's trying to ditch you guys.



Naw....unless he's on a divided highway, this guy couldn't ditch a Vespa..

Great guy.....but he isn't a motorcycle rider....he is a motorcycle owner
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:20 PM   #29457
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Naw....unless he's on a divided highway, this guy couldn't ditch a Vespa..

Great guy.....but he isn't a motorcycle rider....he is a motorcycle owner
And there you go again...being a snob.....if someone isn't fast (it's telling that you called it "spirited" instead of "fast" btw) they're crap - as if you get to decide what is, and isn't an appropriate speed for others.

It's his ride, let him ride it.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:43 PM   #29458
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And there you go again...being a snob.....if someone isn't fast (it's telling that you called it "spirited" instead of "fast" btw) they're crap - as if you get to decide what is, and isn't an appropriate speed for others.

It's his ride, let him ride it.
I'm guessing you ride like a granny, don't use pulloffs, and slow down when people come flying up behind you, don't you?

They're just trying to ride their ride, let them. Don't play rolling road block.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:48 PM   #29459
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Catweasel, have you ever lived in the US?
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:48 PM   #29460
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I'm guessing you ride like a granny, don't use pulloffs, and slow down when people come flying up behind you, don't you?

They're just trying to ride their ride, let them. Don't play rolling road block.
This debate has already been had in another thread (or possibly earlier in this thread). There's zero value for me in repeating it here but I'll do you a favour and summarise it ..

You're wrong. I'm right.
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