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Old 10-25-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
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Do you guys drag knees with your woman on the back!?

So I went out to 149 today and was just cruising along at 80mph or so and a pack of 5 or 6 bikes came up on me and I decided to run with them for a little bit. They were all pushing more like 100-110, and at least the 2 guys in the front of the pack had girls on the back! (the other guys were behind me.)

They weren't really dragging knees, but were close. If I was in those girl's positions, I would be scared shitless.

Not to mention, at those speeds so much stuff can happen and cause an accident. At 110, you just don't have the ability to stop for certain things. You accept that risk, I know I do when I run 149, but do you accept it for your girls?

Are your women aware of the fact that they could very easily die?

Just curious. I am not trying to offend anyone, just wanna know. Maybe those girls asked to come along.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:28 PM   #2
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Maybe SlowBlack or gixxer boy would like to answer this.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:34 PM   #4
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I think there is a picture of Godzuki dragging knee with Brena on the back floating around.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:35 PM   #5
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I would like everyone's opinion on the matter. It just seems to me like riding 2-up and riding hard don't mix. It is like purposely putting your passenger in danger.

I suppose people do this all the time in cars, but then again cars have a nice cage, airbags, seat belts.. etc.

Anyways, I am open to all opinions. I am willing to bet those riders I ran with today are far more skilled than I am, so maybe they were all well within their skill range to do it...I know I was really pushing myself and my bike...but going up hill into a curve at 110 could go VERY wrong very fast.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:40 PM   #6
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I saw them today as well. One of them wheelied two up passing some Harleys while going over a blind hill. Oh well.

Personally I ride much more conservatively when I'm two up simply because I won't betray the trust a passenger puts in my hands. To each his own.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:42 PM   #7
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My gf understands the risks we both face when we ride 2up...I do tone it down slightly when she rides with me for the simple fact that I would die if she got hurt or worse because of a mistake I made on the bike


But as texlurch said...practice practice practice...just like riding solo your 2up skills get better with time

I know ridesmart allows 2up riders to participate in trackdays...this has brought up Many mixed opinions...but I think it's great

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Old 10-25-2009, 02:59 PM   #8
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I recommend that if issomeone planning to ride a bit aggressively 2 up, practice it at the track (ride smart does offer such a opportunity ). When both rider and the passenger are comfortable with how the bike handles 2up, itís a loto fun !. me and my gf tried it at MSRH and it was a blast THANKS RIDESMART !!!!!!


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Old 10-25-2009, 03:16 PM   #10
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I never do anything crazy while I have a female passenger on the back.

I don't ride as fast and I take turns at a slower speed.

If something were to happen to them while they were on the back, I would never forgive myself.

The only females I have had ride on the back was a friend of mine and my GF.

I care about them, so I would not want anything to happen to them.


I believe if you are going to ride aggressively, DO IT BY YOURSELF.
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The passengers probably weighed 80 lbs a piece. Piece of cake...You can't even tell if they are riding with you.
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not im not to fond of draggen my knee at 100+ around corners
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I make it a policy not to carry passengers. Their untrained survival reactions will be different than that of a trained rider (pilot). I am with Lee Parks on this issue; 2-up riders and only if they are trained. It's difficult enough having my wife try to manage my driving in the car, on a bike this would be certain death for the both of us.
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Passenger pegs are the frst things to come off my bikes now.
I can't ride the way I like to ride while worrying about someone else.
Honestly, I don't know how some chicks can put thier lives in the hands of other people that like to ride crazy.
I guess I just don't have that faith in anybody.
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I used to as a noob. Luckily we didn't get hurt. Riding the track has me see things differently.
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:36 PM   #17
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Personally I ride much more conservatively when I'm two up simply because I won't betray the trust a passenger puts in my hands. To each his own.
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Besides, my wife is an awful passenger

But she's getting better!

I actually don't like to have her ride with me too often. I feel she won't be able to handle a fall the same way as myself, even if she's got all thebest gear money can buy.
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Passenger pegs are the frst things to come off my bikes now.
I can't ride the way I like to ride while worrying about someone else.
Honestly, I don't know how some chicks can put thier lives in the hands of other people that like to ride crazy.
I guess I just don't have that faith in anybody.
Amen, but I have had passengers and my riding was completely different. I'll not take chances with some one else's neck.
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:56 PM   #19
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I had about 5 friends come back to my place one night after shooting pool. I guess none of them knew i even had a bike so the females all wanted a ride. There were 2 petite ones and a plump one lol... One of the petites and the plumpy had ridden before. The other petite had not. The 2 that had ridden before were a breeze, even the big girl. The other petite that had not was horrible, i thought she was gonna blow off, she kept shifting and leaning the wrong way, etc. I had kinda given them all a quick how-to before we left and i had to stop twice for this girl and re-explain what to and NOT to do.
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I have somewhere around 16k w passengers on backroads over the years on a few different bikes.

With each passenger there needs to be a learning curve. I always tell my passengers that I ride for you; you dont ride with me. If you dont hold on, hold tight, pay attention etc, we tone it down. Its several rides before we consider playing a little bit.

But to stir things up, was it these peeps?

Do you guys drag knees with your woman on the back!?
Do you guys drag knees with your woman on the back!?
Do you guys drag knees with your woman on the back!?
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