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Old 10-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #21
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People taking it easy on "the man"?

Who are all of you, and what have you done with the real MH members?

..j/k...

I just want to add one thing, and that is there is no perfect driver. Even when cruising around just patrolling and trying to keep everything settled and happy, a patrol officer can make a mistake and miss a traffic sign, or not see someone in a blind spot... You know how many blind spots are created by the cage, deck lights, or other equipment? Oh. My. .

And a po-po's whole day is driving. A lot. So yeah. Like anyone, a mistake can be made, and it's like "excuse me, didn't see you, sorry".
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:38 AM   #22
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I see the same mix of po-po as I do regular drivers honestly.

Some stay in their lane, drive with traffic speed (, some of them will even speed up when they notice they're causing traffic to slow down), use signals, don't blow lights, and generally behave like a driver who doesn't have a case of cranial rectitis.

Others? They make Cinco Ranch Barbie look attentive.

Then there's the few that utterly abuse the fact that they're in a cop car...blowing lights, speeding, crawling, left turns from the right lane, tailgating, etc...basically being a rolling demonstration of how NOT to drive. Honestly though, they probably only stand out because they're in a police car.
+1 for the Cinco Ranch Barbies. The chicks over here drive like they are playing Grand Theft Auto.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:52 AM   #23
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man i do not know what you guys are talking about...
on the rare occasion when i ride on the street, folks here in Houston are really nice...
they see me coming and move out of the way, often smiling and waving as i ride by.
When on the loop or the BW and a popo sees me, they smile and wave me in behind them, flip on their lights and give me an escourt.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:57 AM   #25
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man i do not know what you guys are talking about...
on the rare occasion when i ride on the street, folks here in Houston are really nice...
they see me coming and move out of the way, often smiling and waving as i ride by.
When on the loop or the BW and a popo sees me, they smile and wave me in behind them, flip on their lights and give me an escourt.
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People taking it easy on "the man"?

Who are all of you, and what have you done with the real MH members?

..j/k...

I just want to add one thing, and that is there is no perfect driver. Even when cruising around just patrolling and trying to keep everything settled and happy, a patrol officer can make a mistake and miss a traffic sign, or not see someone in a blind spot... You know how many blind spots are created by the cage, deck lights, or other equipment? Oh. My. .

And a po-po's whole day is driving. A lot. So yeah. Like anyone, a mistake can be made, and it's like "excuse me, didn't see you, sorry".
Hey - for the most part, most of us don't rag on y'all all the time - its just when you guys do certain things that we get a little irritated with ya.

Heck, I don't even about speeding tickets - i usually deserve them, and if i don't deserve the one I'm getting at that moment, knows i deserved to get one earlier.


That being said, mainly we're just off y'all get free coffee and donuts and can speed without having to keep one eye on the rear view...
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Oh I know about 1960! It's even awful in the cage. The last mile of my commute(first on the way home) is on 1960. Luckily I'm able to avoid the real trouble spots and take steubner airline to cypresswood or louetta to get back to 45.
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Do they escort you to the side of the road?

Cause some people they escort all the way to work....
They even guard the airspace for them
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Heck, I don't even about speeding tickets - i usually deserve them, and if i don't deserve the one I'm getting at that moment, knows i deserved to get one earlier....
Speeding in the Camry?
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Speeding in the Camry?
Don't have the Camry anymore, but V6 Camry's are pretty fast.

The bike? - its an HD - we all know it can only break 100 going downhill with a tail wind...
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Didn't realize you could get it going that fast. I figured it was a school zone ticket if you were on the bike.
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Didn't realize you could get it going that fast. I figured it was a school zone ticket if you were on the bike.
LOL!

The Road Toad will do about 110-115 before it just won't go any faster. It typically lives in the 65-80 range. I just don't have the desire to go much faster than that for too terribly long. Something about having a wife and kids who (most of the time) want me to come home.
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LOL!

The Road Toad will do about 110-115 before it just won't go any faster. It typically lives in the 65-80 range. I just don't have the desire to go much faster than that for too terribly long. Something about having a wife and kids who (most of the time) want me to come home.
Perhaps the aerodynamics of the rider have become a limiting factor?
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Burn!

Wait...I'm fat too.
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Not first week riding, but first week commuting. Still a pretty brand new rider, though. About a month 1/2 riding experience.
You will find out in time that it's a constant issue or whatever you make of it that drivers do not see motorcyclists. You'll have a story to tell at work and to friends every day for about a year... then you'll become immune to it and just take it like a champ and realize it's a part of riding. THen when something does happen around a friend who is following in a cage will comment "did you see that guy almost hit you oh mah gosh" and you'll shrug like whatever man he was just texting and eating etc

With that said keep the shiny side up
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Perhaps the aerodynamics of the rider have become a limiting factor?
LOL!

Nah - its the low-horsepower engine combined with the 1000lb weight. The fairing makes rider aerodynamics irrelevant.

dude - i'm not THAT fat....
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Burn!

Wait...I'm fat too.
HD's are just slow...comfy but slow.
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And expensive!
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And expensive!
Meh - not really. They're pricing is pretty much in line with comparable machines from other manufacturers.

Price a full dress tourer from BMW or Honda. THOSE are expensive.
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