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Old 06-17-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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They should close this section. The few cruisers that are on Moto-Houston never do anything together.

I have personally tried to put together 2 rides, but no one wants to go.


Besides the Crickets ARE REALLY loud in this section.

I live to close to the Forest and biker bars where Cruisers hang out all the time. So if I sound frustrated, I am, I like the weekly meets with everyone, but this section needs to be put out of it's misery.
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Old 06-18-2011, 01:18 AM   #2
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I'll take it out back and shoot it in the morning dude lol...

Yeah, the cruiser section doesn't have alot of traffic.
I wouldn't blame it on the sub-forum though.
Most cruiser riders I know aren't much for getting online and chatting, making meets etc.

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:25 AM   #3
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I agree the cruiser section is a bit unused, but why not keep it open, its not hurting any thing.
I all most signed up for your ride on Fathersday, I am disaapointed to see no one has. I am never sure what I am going to do until the last minute. Seems weekends are just to short to commit. Might do Yankees on Sunday don't know.
The Velaro you mention is a good 40 miles from my home and Yankees is another 40 so its a 160 mi run minimum round trip, been there many times over the last 5 years.
Seem now I when I set out for Yankees I make it to Papas on the lake or Wolfies and thats it. Must be nice to live near some good riding roads
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I agree the cruiser section is a bit unused, but why not keep it open, its not hurting any thing.
I all most signed up for your ride on Fathersday, I am disaapointed to see no one has. I am never sure what I am going to do until the last minute. Seems weekends are just to short to commit. Might do Yankees on Sunday don't know.
The Velaro you mention is a good 40 miles from my home and Yankees is another 40 so its a 160 mi run minimum round trip, been there many times over the last 5 years.
Seem now I when I set out for Yankees I make it to Papas on the lake or Wolfies and thats it. Must be nice to live near some good riding roads
That Valero is about 20 miles from my house. So I understand, usually I have to ride 20-30 miles in the wrong direction just to meet the Forest "rides" in the meet and greet section. Also being on a cruiser I always figure I slow down the rockets. My big bike doesn't do double the speed limit in curves. I guess the main thing is I live within 15 miles of about 7-8 biker bars where cruisers meet all the time.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:02 AM   #5
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:58 PM   #6
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:01 PM   #7
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We should change this to a Super Moto sub forum since u cruisers aren't using it

No really we should...,,,
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:09 PM   #8
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I dont think removal is the way to go about it. Seems like just having it as an "option" keeps this forum from seeming as Biased as we already are. If you build it.................. they will come
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:11 PM   #9
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They could always replace it with a dual-sport, adventure rider section.

Of course I might just be saying that because I just got a new 2011 KLR 650 and am now selling my old Vulcan 800.
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But why replace/delete? It obviously isnt taking up that much space..........or am I wrong here?
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But why replace/delete? It obviously isnt taking up that much space..........or am I wrong here?
Nah, you're not wrong. Cruiser riders deserve a place here. They might not be active now but you never know if that will change or not. Maybe one day MH will be more cruiser owner than anything else?
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:17 PM   #12
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I have a Rebel but fear not being able to keep up on long cruises due to my limited speed and usually end up working when anything is scheduled. :/
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Big E man I met you at the Cypress meet a couple weeks ago, i'm about to convert my 883 to a 1200 with full exhaust, it'll have over 90 hp and over 82 ft-lbs of torque, more than a stock 1200, with a weight at ~575 lbs so i'll be able to scoot in a couple weeks! I tried suggesting a cruiser meet/ride also, if you want to put something together, let me know, I'm sure honorsdaddy and some of the other members that have cruisers would enjoy a nice relaxing ride one weekend. Let me know brotha
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keep it open.

vintage bikes are making a big comeback...i think it may take longer to hit houston because the economy is better, but eventually itll get around...aside from the economy, i think a lot of sport riders are getting wiser (older) and realizing cruisers arent as lame as they thought when they were 18.

if/when the vintage scene hits houston this subforum may see a lot more traffic.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:12 PM   #15
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Big E man I met you at the Cypress meet a couple weeks ago, i'm about to convert my 883 to a 1200 with full exhaust, it'll have over 90 hp and over 82 ft-lbs of torque, more than a stock 1200, with a weight at ~575 lbs so i'll be able to scoot in a couple weeks! I tried suggesting a cruiser meet/ride also, if you want to put something together, let me know, I'm sure honorsdaddy and some of the other members that have cruisers would enjoy a nice relaxing ride one weekend. Let me know brotha
I up just let me know, we definitely need to get a cruisers ride together
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:27 PM   #16
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Hmmm....I've put together 3 rides so far for noobs that turned out to be an awesome pace for cruisers. By that I mean they started slow, then gradually picked up to a semi-spirited pace. I even posted one of those rides in this forum, and only one cruiser besides me showed up (he's shown up to 2 of my rides).

Fact is that we cruiser guys are few in number and spread out across the whole city. Putting together a cruiser only ride is just going to frustrate you. Put together a ride for a nice, leisurely cruise through the forest, and you'll have more people show up. Do it regularly enough, and it will gradually draw more riders....even more cruisers. Once you get a regular group of cruisers showing up, THEN start thinking about cruiser-only rides.

Put together an open-for-all ride and see what happens....just make sure you have a sweeper before you set it up. If people like the ride you put together, they'll keep showing up. If not, they'll find another ride.
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I just went back over the get-together thread you posted. A little advice...set up something and stick with it. You posted for a meet & greet, then you'd discuss a ride with whoever showed up. That's sounds kinda iffy, and you'll get a lot of flakes without something concrete planned. You'd get a better response if you posted for a M&G only, or a M&G with a route already planned for a ride before/after. Most people can manage a M&G during the week, but a ride afterward is kinda tough.

I'm really not trying to belittle your efforts. These are just some things I've learned from watching others organize rides and from organizing rides myself.
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It's good advice and makes sense..I advertise MotoHouston on the back of my helmet with the decal, I'm going to get my dad and neighbor involved and see if we can't get the cruiser community on MH to grow
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It's good advice and makes sense..I advertise MotoHouston on the back of my helmet with the decal, I'm going to get my dad and neighbor involved and see if we can't get the cruiser community on MH to grow
Appreciate the advice, I'll work on it...
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I just went back over the get-together thread you posted. A little advice...set up something and stick with it. You posted for a meet & greet, then you'd discuss a ride with whoever showed up. That's sounds kinda iffy, and you'll get a lot of flakes without something concrete planned. You'd get a better response if you posted for a M&G only, or a M&G with a route already planned for a ride before/after. Most people can manage a M&G during the week, but a ride afterward is kinda tough.

I'm really not trying to belittle your efforts. These are just some things I've learned from watching others organize rides and from organizing rides myself.
Hey Pinball I appreciate it... I have no experience at this. I'm trying!!!
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