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|09-16-2008, 12:43 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Willowbrook Area
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I Raced a Harley today!
I raced a Harley today and after some really hard riding I managed
to PASS the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really
twisting sections of a mountain road with no straight sections to
speak of and where most of the bends have warning signs that
say "MAX SPEED 35 MPH".
I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those
big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be in a place like this where
handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.
I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could
catch him, but it wouldn''t be easy. I concentrated on my braking and
cornering. Three corners later, I was on his mudguard. Catching him
was one thing; passing him would prove to be another.
Two curves later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the
mountain. I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly
got by him before he could recover. Next curve, same thing. I''d
manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the curve but
when we came out he''d get on the throttle and out-power me. His
horsepower was almost too much to overcome, but this only made me
more determined than ever.
My only hope was to out-brake him. I held off squeezing the lever
until the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an
instant I was by him. Curve after curve, I could hear the roar of
his engine as he struggled to keep up. Three more miles to go before
the road straightens out and he would pass me for good.
But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back. I
stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the
canyon, he was more than a full curve behind. I could no longer see
him in my rear-view mirror.
Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles
before he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred yards. I
was no match for that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the
tightest section of road, where bravery and skill count for more
than horsepower and deep pockets, I had passed him. Though it was
not easy, I had won the race to the bottom of the mountain and I had
preserved the proud tradition of one of the best parts of Brit iron.
I will always remember that moment. I don''t think I''ve ever pedaled
so hard in my life. And, some of the credit must go to Raleigh
cycles, as well. They really make a great bicycle...
I kissed a girl and I liked it!
BRING BACK GIXXERBILL!!!
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|09-16-2008, 01:02 PM||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North Corpus Christi
Experience: 10+ years
K5 GSXR 1000
2008 Goldwing 1832 cc
Bourget Low Blow Chopper
|09-16-2008, 01:07 PM||#5|
Yes I do.
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kingwood Texas
Feedback Rating: (5)
2006 GSX 600R
2000 CBR600F4 track only (SOLD)
lol...i've never heard that one before.
|09-16-2008, 01:17 PM||#6|
Al Gore lied to me.
Join Date: Oct 2006
Experience: 10+ years
CBR954 arrrr arrrr
I was guilty of posting copies of this and the sign that says:
98% of all Harley Davidsons ever made are still on the road.
<big Harley emblem here>
The other 2% actually made it home.
on all of the office doors (a lot of harley guys) back in the old man Bush days!
RIP Coach and Andy
Riding the back roads of heaven.
|09-16-2008, 09:50 PM||#9|
RIP Coach Dave
Join Date: Jul 2008
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|09-16-2008, 10:05 PM||#10|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: I think some where in Bayarea or Webster???
Hahaha good one!
I ride because I want too, I ride because I need too, enough talk lets ride! Till our seats catches on fire! The faster the better! Ride it to your Limits. "I live my life quarter mile at a time and in those 10sec I'm free and nothing else matter" No BS, No hassle, No worries just me and my bike.