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Old 04-30-2013, 06:51 AM   #781
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Are those skateboards allowed on the road like that??? seems they would pose a hazard to everyone....
They don't have a throttle to power out of danger.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:02 AM   #782
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Now, without fail....

Nice bit of riding:

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:20 AM   #783
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I overstepped in my original post and and said bikes should be kept off the road, as in legally. There's really no sense in that and i'm man enough to admit it...but seriously. Would you ride a bicycle on the interstate? If not, then why on a twolane where the speed limit is 55?
Bicycles are, in the main, prevented by law from riding on divided highways such as interstates. There are exceptions in some cases.

If a 55mph road has a breakdown lane, then yes, I'll ride there. Around here, there are many 55mph roads where bicycles and autos happily co-exist. I feel fortunate to live in a place where bicycles are commonplace on the back roads and both car and bike pilots have an understanding about how to get along together.

That said, I frequently come across large groups of peloton riders that are blocking the road and infuriating the auto drivers. In short, their riding etiquette sucks and we, the safe, courteous bicycle riders, have to put up with the fallout from their actions. One of the local groups that tends to ride like that are the Caballo Rojo guys. They pulled up at our local bakery and a few minutes later an single rider came by, slowed down and, at the top of his lungs, called them out on their shitty riding etiquette. I started clapping and yelled thanks!

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:21 AM   #784
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Pedestrians..... in Cali.......... surely you jest, there's no such thing.
True in SoCal. Not as true up here.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:50 AM   #785
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I frequently come across large groups of peloton riders that are blocking the road and infuriating the auto drivers.
You mean, these guys?



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Old 04-30-2013, 11:16 AM   #786
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Plenty of double yellow crossing, risky lines around blind corners, and speeds far more appropriate for the track and not a public road.

Other than that, nice bit of riding.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:44 AM   #787
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Anybody hanging off on the street is riding outside himself for the conditions. If the only danger was to himself, I'd not care, but someday this asshole is going to round a corner hanging off and run into a troop of Girl Scouts trying to cross the road.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:47 AM   #788
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You mean, these guys?



Yeah, well, those guys too.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #789
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Nice bit of riding:

And the guy on the R1 never got very deep into the tach. And dayum that crossplane motor sounds awesome. My 04 was crazy peaky. I would have to run much higher in the rev range to get the same acceleration off corners.

Quess I should throw in the obligatory "Unsafe Douchebag's" to keep the safety police happy.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #790
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Quess I should throw in the obligatory "Unsafe Douchebag's" to keep the safety police happy. :
Hilarious that this guy, who I suppose is your hero, will someday take out a kid or an old person too slow or transfixed to dodge out of his way.

I hope when your turn comes, the bike you are riding gets lodged up your own ass.
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Hilarious that this guy, who I suppose is your hero, will someday take out a kid or an old person too slow or transfixed to dodge out of his way.

I hope when your turn comes, the bike you are riding gets lodged up your own ass.


Get over yourself. Believe this is a "fail" thread for a reason. Never said what they were doing was safe in anyway.

In my younger years I will happily admit to riding in much the same fashion as those depicted in this video. There are a multitude of reasons I do not anymore.

And your post may have you believing that you are a true protector of the weak and infirm, but wishing harm on me shows your true character.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:00 PM   #792
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Anybody hanging off on the street is riding outside himself for the conditions. If the only danger was to himself, I'd not care, but someday this asshole is going to round a corner hanging off and run into a troop of Girl Scouts trying to cross the road.
+1

That's why they have track days.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:00 PM   #793
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Anybody hanging off on the street is riding outside himself for the conditions. If the only danger was to himself, I'd not care, but someday this asshole is going to round a corner hanging off and run into a troop of Girl Scouts trying to cross the road.
The guy on the R6 wasn't dragging and keeping the lean well in check, the hanging was either for show, or for margin.....remember that hanging off required or not means less lean angle for any given speed, so he had more contact patch, thus more ability to slow down/correct his line as required......404 fail not found.

The RC8, that dude was pretty shaky, and for all of the wobbling he wasn't going very fast, that actually made me nervous.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:37 PM   #794
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Anybody hanging off on the street is riding outside himself for the conditions. If the only danger was to himself, I'd not care, but someday this asshole is going to round a corner hanging off and run into a troop of Girl Scouts trying to cross the road.
Body positioning thread in 3... 2... 1...
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:40 PM   #795
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The RC8, that dude was pretty shaky, and for all of the wobbling he wasn't going very fast, that actually made me nervous.
Actually, he looked pretty damn good! Excellent body positioning, and crisp turn-in points. The wobbles looked like nothing more than, he's riding at only about 6/10ths, and there was traffic...
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