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Old 03-21-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Night Freeway Routes...Have you done it?

So last night I sold my street bike and I'm looking to getting a motard. I wanna be a different kind of street hooligan.

However, last night I got reminded of long ago when I started riding and doing some of the night routes. Now, this was before doing track days and just not thinking too brightly.

Here and there after track days I would go out and ride, just more skill and more reserved on speed in the straights.

I do miss a little those times, specially since we had a consistent group of 10-15 of us riding and hanging out. We started to agree to go speed limit on the straights and speed up right before the "turns" (exits). We figured this would keep attention away from us and be a little safer. Of course there were those times with some pinned out rides.

After getting a few texts last night of people that won't be named, I started remembering the feeling after doing a route, it was rush, stupid, but that rush was pretty good. It wasn't about racing or bragging (at least not for me, unless cornerjunkie was there) but just riding with friends and having so freeway fun.


So I wondered, how many among us have done it,.at least once. What did you think about it. Did you like it?

Not like it?

You still do it?


I know this might have potential to be derailed, but let's try

Just a convo.

Would you do it again?

Never do it again?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:02 AM   #2
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I'd do it again.

On a faster bike.

controlled hooliganism.
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Only night freeway route I have done was after one of the Wednesday night meets. I did not enjoy it as much as back country road riding. I would, probably, do it again sometime.
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I've done it and it's a fun thing to do, but it's not smart because of all the pot holes and trash on the freeways that you may not be able to see at night. It's probably a good thing that I have to get up early in the morning
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I've ridden HARD at night on more than one occasion with NosRavenR1 and the old Wednesday night gang after leaving ASI. It was usually a lot of fun, usually dangerous, and usually involved a few close calls. I rode like that for a while...but with experience comes knowledge and that knowledge brought necessary fear. A few of the guys we rode with are dead, one is permanently injured both physically and mentally. It didn't take me long to tone it down due to instinctual self preservation. Sometimes I miss those rides...
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I've done it and it's a fun thing to do, but it's not smart because of all the pot holes and trash on the freeways that you may not be able to see at night. It's probably a good thing that I have to get up early in the morning
Not to mention merging cars
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #7
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I've ridden HARD at night on more than one occasion with NosRavenR1 and the old Wednesday night gang after leaving ASI. It was usually a lot of fun, usually dangerous, and usually involved a few close calls. I rode like that for a while...but with experience comes knowledge and that knowledge brought necessary fear. A few of the guys we rode with are dead, one is permanently injured both physically and mentally. It didn't take me long to tone it down due to instinctual self preservation. Sometimes I miss those rides...
You kinda put what I was trying to say a little better.

Yeah, I miss it. But that's also the reason I'm looking for a Tard instead of a SS for street.

Some people I used to do them with still do..


Now, I just love killing the clovers
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Not to mention merging cars
I'm sure st this point you've "outridden your light" on one of your bikes? Make sure you get a bright light on your motard because outriding most stock motard lights is easy. I've been looking for another hooligan motard...first mod will be big Baja worthy HID lights!
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You kinda put what I was trying to say a little better.

Yeah, I miss it. But that's also the reason I'm looking for a Tard instead of a SS for street.

Some people I used to do them with still do..


Now, I just love killing the clovers
You're just evolving as a motorcyclist IMO, many of us slow down with tens of thousands of miles of experience. I transitioned from ss bikes (it was no longer fun to ride without hauling and riding whoolies), to a big bore triumph triple streetfighter, to a KTM 525SMR. I can honestly say the supermotard was the most fun I've ever had on two wheels!
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The ONE time i did it i had to throw away my boxers
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yes but solo or with one or two friends
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It was awesome, but dangerous as fuuu...
wont do it again due to fear of being taken out by a car or another rider, or worse getting thrown in jail and losing my job
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HPD has been pretty cool with me out there late much more lenient then small town cops. Not to mention the tickets are ALOT cheaper and easier to beat and you dont have to drive hours to court to sit in a court that will take hours.
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wont do it again due to fear of being taken out by a car or another rider, or worse getting thrown in jail and losing my job
^^^^^ This...

It's fun as , but the dangers associated with ride are more than I'm willing to risk.
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Been there done that. Out grew it
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Will do it again......I can only imagine the feeling of those car drivers being passed last night from right to left...
In the twisties you can be hauling and dragging knees few feet behind the guy in front of you(that you know and trust his skills) and it still feels pretty controlled.....on the freeway it's a total different game, higher speed in and out of traffic ,very aggressive riding with split second decisions.....I guess once in awhile it's such a rush ....no need for cocaine
Ivan....we were missing you last night....
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I've done "routes" a couple of times, most of the time nothing crazy, although some of the riders thought they were speed demons I'm sure.


Went "all out" twice really. Both times had a rider not reach the end of the ride.
Won't do it again.
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I thought I saw your (newrider) bike in the back of a white Toyota truck?
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I love it..its stupid, but I love it... It you learn it and can avoid pot holes... better be able to see and are geared up why not! Lots of crazy things happen but man Ivan...those days are missed! Glad we didn't get in to much mischief!
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done it! and miss it! but i think i wont be doing it anymore.
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