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Old 10-26-2007, 12:32 PM   #21
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When I see aggressive riding and immature moves I pull over let them go and then I go ride my own ride which I wanted to do in the first place! lol but my friends get me to going and then we find out the new group sucks at riding. I'm no pro but I can see danger

Usually the lectures aren't happening unless after the ride someone is off and they put someone in danger... usually that person that got shook up will have a word w/ them. sometimes they hang around and sometimes they don't

also this is why I enjoy riding by myself. no need for someone to tell me what to do. I don't ride stupid (ignore the avatar) nor do I ride aggressive like I did at first. It's nice riding your own ride now having to stop every 10 minutes to wait for someone or to have people waiting on you. you'll figure it out if you haven't already
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:02 PM   #22
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For me...it's a wee bit disconcerting to have someone whizz up beside me on their back wheel at only inches from my bike *coughhyperidecough* I don't think I'll be doing any more organized group rides anymore.
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:25 PM   #23
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I just get a kick out of seeing people take the position that speeding is evil - this is a motorcycle forum - where the vast majority of people ride sportbikes - that are DESIGNED to haul .
Sportbikes ARE designed to haul ...

But public freeways/back roads aren't motorcyclist's testing ground...

This reminds me... Remember Kids... The new majic number is something like 90mph... Anything over that is no longer eligible for DDC effective Sep 1st I belive...

And btw (speaking from personal experience), three years is a VERY long time for a speeding ticket to roll off...

(Just trying to help some of you youngsters from making the same mistakes I did.)
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:55 PM   #24
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I still don't understand the point of owning a sportbike to ride on the street and then denouncing anyone who speeds.

Maybe it's just me but a 150 hp bike is MADE to speed. If you don't want to speed, then you need to get a different bike.

Maybe it's just me....

Yep, I can understand Squeaky not being on a SS bike, but people who buy them are buying them for one reason. SS bikes are nothing more than cheap performance.

That is all.
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Old 10-26-2007, 05:19 PM   #25
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I just want to say getting to tripple digits is just to easy on a sport bike it happens all the time but yes when you ride in a group its good to be safe and have fun you dont want to be the person that caused 5-10 bikes go down sometimes you get one of those peps in a group I would leave the ride to
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:02 PM   #26
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For me...it's a wee bit disconcerting to have someone whizz up beside me on their back wheel at only inches from my bike *coughhyperidecough* I don't think I'll be doing any more organized group rides anymore.
I am saddened by this /\ but to each there own...
I joined this awesome community to learn and ride (group or not) with some serious riders and have not been let down yet!
I am no Hooligan by no means but I know if there are a pack of experienced and aggressive riders in front of me I can generally ride the route any way I see fit, simply due to rideing at the rear no one can see me except a rider or two and the sweeper and I haven't ever been spoken to unless it was complementitive or general enthusiasm.
I will ride with these young whipper snappers anytime I'm invited.
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I have been on a ride with a friend of mine that rides a cruiser, they are a semi organized group. To do this ride I was asked to sign a waiver and was asked to not ride like a jackass. I have been on rides with sportbike groups that was simply a informal race. You have to do what you are comfortable with. I had no problem not riding like a jackass and it was a great ride. (so was the informal race, but we are not talking about that).....
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