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Old 05-18-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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Ridin with a Group when you know your bikes not ready

Anyone else tired of this.

People who want to ride so bad that they will stitch anything together to ride in a group. There is no problem when its a chill ride, but if its one of those rides that puts a little abuse on your bike why would you endanger other riders if you know your stuff can fly off at any moment or seriously hurt others by coming apart.

Please just stay in the back that way if you fck up you only hurt yourself or just ride alone.

Don't be the problem, learn to fix your bike properly. Take the time to make your bike race/group/track and street ready. Secure your sht. because this is a dangerous sport. We have enough to deal with when taking a a serious corner then to have to worry about not hitting you when your sht flys off or your bike dies hard in front us.

This is personal, its life.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:15 AM   #3
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There are serious corners around Houston? Hmmm, didn't realize that

What happened that made you post this? No names needed, just wondering. I don't typically ride in groups for this reason and a few others...mainly because I don't know a lot of people in Houston and I don't trust anyone if you know what I mean. Not that I'm saying anyone can't ride...I just don't know them if that makes sense.
Didn't happen in houston it was out by 3090. It wasnt a MH group either. Dude had a wrecked bike that had no windshield and chit just kept flying off and hitting people. He thought it was funny until he took a corner at serious speeds and his bike died while like 5 of us were right behind him already commited to the turn. Thankfully there was no traffic behind a blind corner or 5 of us would have been dead.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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Anyone that rides w me is usually upset unless its a backroad ride that I organized.

Why? I dont speed and I dont do stupid chit. I keep my distance cuz I dont know their bikes nor alot of their habits. I dont have a problem pulling in last to our destination if that means I made it there safe.

Group rides are not about the individual, its about the group. Many people forget that when they simply 'cannot' be last or their ego's grow larger then their skill 'for the day.'

Example: last livingston ride I was late, was told I was still leading a group so I filled in where I felt needed and when the groups became more diverse and I wasnt needed, I rode between the packs and stopped to guide the next group so others could go on.

+1 good post to OP.
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Old 05-18-2010, 11:27 AM   #5
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i dont even ride with my brother anymore, last time his speedometer fell off his sportster and was dragging on the ground hanging on by the wiring. plus he rides like a hauss and doesnt mind when his bike "skips in the turns"..

not cool, usually crappy rides and crappy riders go hand in hand.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:12 PM   #6
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i dont even ride with my brother anymore, last time his speedometer fell off his sportster and was dragging on the ground hanging on by the wiring. plus he rides like a hauss and doesnt mind when his bike "skips in the turns"..

not cool, usually crappy rides and crappy riders go hand in hand.
So right. My close friends won't even joy ride if their stuff isnt kosher
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:45 PM   #7
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Yeah, had a kickstand fly past my head one Sunday going to Fayetteville

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Old 05-18-2010, 02:17 PM   #10
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Yeah, had a kickstand fly past my head one Sunday going to Fayetteville

Not a warm fuzzy feeling.
don't ride my @ 130 and there won't be a problem. who needs a kickstand when gave us trees?
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This is why you will find me in the back during group rides. I just let people get a head start and have fun trying to catch up. When i do, I just fall back again, and do it all over again. This is why I usually only ride with one or two friends whose bikes are always in top shape. I have been on more group rides (10 or more) that people go down than rides where no one goes down.
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just this past Sunday, a rider on a 02 R1 was riding in front of me and right before the first turn, his exhaust pipe flew off the bike..... Since i never rode with him before i kept my distance, it just gave me enough distance and reaction time to save my life/bike from a potential bad accident!
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just this past Sunday, a rider on a 02 R1 was riding in front of me and right before the first turn, his exhaust pipe flew off the bike..... Since i never rode with him before i kept my distance, it just gave me enough distance and reaction time to save my life/bike from a potential bad accident!
I saw that, I was like wtf.. I spoke with that cat before, and he was saying he just put that bike together. It showed...
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I saw that, I was like wtf.. I spoke with that cat before, and he was saying he just put that bike together. It showed...
the thing that surprise me the most is that the dude is a mechanic by trade
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:36 PM   #17
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The regular peeps I ride with I trust...... Trust is key........ basically you're trusting your life to an extent to those you ride with. falling off a bike isn't cool at all. Poor maintenance isn't cool either, it's dangerous. The person that is neglegant in the up keep with their bike is putting everyone on the road in danger. Thanks for hitting this topic OP.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:54 PM   #18
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All im saying is that if your gonna ride your bike with others, don't half azz it. Become a real biker. Check your stuff, learn your stuff in and out. There is no thrill in having doubt whether or not your bike is gonna make it. The thrill is being one with your bike and knowing that you both are gonna take a journey you will both appreciate and remember.

That sounded kinda gay huh. lol
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