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I raced a motorcycle and won!!!

Old 09-02-16, 11:50 PM
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I raced a motorcycle and won!!!

Motorcyclist are so Fred....
I smoked a few on this morning's ride.
Watch the video if you don't believe me.

Internal Combustion Defeated As Bicyclist Passes Motorcycles
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Old 09-03-16, 04:33 AM
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I beat a horse,but then, he was calmly grazing!
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Old 09-03-16, 05:50 AM
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I beat a motorcycle 50 years ago.

I was riding home from somewhere on Lincoln Ave. in Ames Iowa when I came upon two fellows who were riding double on a Honda 50. The passenger on the Honda must have thought that it was pretty funny because he was smirking. The driver, not so much.
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Old 09-03-16, 07:24 AM
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So.....this video that's been going around the internet since last year.....now you are claiming it to be YOURSELF?
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Old 09-03-16, 08:22 AM
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as the old joke goes, "Yeah, I used to own a motorcycle like that..."
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Old 09-03-16, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
I beat a horse,but then, he was calmly grazing!

I meant I moved faster, not that I BEAT him, as in strike!
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Old 09-03-16, 11:39 AM
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nice downhill mate


WOW murican riders; honking, waving, riding one handed and ZERO situational awareness LOL
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Old 09-03-16, 02:46 PM
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Passing on the right is a dumb ass move. And, forcing someone to pass's on the right is also a dumb ass move.
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Old 09-03-16, 03:04 PM
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I caught three motorcycles once in Big Bend Park.

Topping a climb I was passed by two Harleys and a Goldwing.

Now Going down I realized that I was gaining on the Goldwing.

It surprised both of us when I caught him.

Computer was not working. Guess the speed was about 45/48 MPH.

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That happens in Grands Tours frequently .... bikes use less road, I'd guess because they have so much less mass and can thus stop and change direction more easily.

I'd be pretty pleased if I caught a motorcycle ... I guess .... can't say, because I have never passed anything.
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Old 09-03-16, 03:50 PM
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Now if that was a climb, then I'm really impressed!

I was starting to descend through a series of hairpin turns on a mountain road one day, when I became aware of several big HD cruisers behind me. I tried to keep FRAP, but they weren't passing. Then I realized they didn't want to take the hairpins as fast as I was.

Having started riding a motorcycle again, I can understand.
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Old 09-03-16, 04:06 PM
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I chase motorcycles all the time, but I never win. That's pretty awesome, even down hill.
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Old 09-03-16, 04:19 PM
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You going to finish the lap or just stick to the 1 down hill ?
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Old 09-03-16, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by gringomojado View Post
I meant I moved faster, not that I BEAT him, as in strike!
Now that is funny
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Old 09-03-16, 08:41 PM
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Pants on fire????
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Old 09-06-16, 11:28 AM
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I remember a few weeks ago, Majka, Nibali, and Henao beating a motorcycle, too. Didn't end up working too well for Nibali and Henao, though...
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Racing isn't about who's going fastest, it's about who can cross the finish line first.
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Old 09-06-16, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
I caught three motorcycles once in Big Bend Park.

Topping a climb I was passed by two Harleys and a Goldwing.

Now Going down I realized that I was gaining on the Goldwing.

It surprised both of us when I caught him.

Computer was not working. Guess the speed was about 45/48 MPH.



Of course you did, you've got JATO rocket assist bound to your drops.
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Old 09-06-16, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
That happens in Grands Tours frequently .... bikes use less road, I'd guess because they have so much less mass and can thus stop and change direction more easily.

I'd be pretty pleased if I caught a motorcycle ... I guess .... can't say, because I have never passed anything.


Never passed anything? Not even a McDonalds?
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Old 09-06-16, 08:42 PM
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The few times I stop with cars at stop light, I'm surprised at how quickly I accelerate relative to them when it turns green. When a cyclist only has their body weight plus 20 or so pounds to accelerate, it gets moving pretty fast vs. a 3000 lb car. I'd like to see how fast world class sprinter could do against a drag car in a 10 foot drag race.
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Old 09-06-16, 09:10 PM
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I'm a geezer and far from a world class sprinter and win the limit line to limit line race frequently.

Just physics.

On a steep mt down hill a MC and a bike are on almost equal footing. The real differentiator is that you can't accelerate out of a corner.

Big difference between 30+ and 1/3 hp there

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Old 09-07-16, 07:46 AM
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Meh. Cyclist has a death wish.
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Originally Posted by Lakerat View Post
The few times I stop with cars at stop light, I'm surprised at how quickly I accelerate relative to them when it turns green. When a cyclist only has their body weight plus 20 or so pounds to accelerate, it gets moving pretty fast vs. a 3000 lb car. I'd like to see how fast world class sprinter could do against a drag car in a 10 foot drag race.
Yep. I can often beat them through the intersection.
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Bikes can't beat motorcycles off the line if the motorcycle gives it a bit more gas. They're probably just riding in a reasonable way in traffic. Once I read here someone saying that bikes can beat cars off the line. I really don't think so. Bikes could beat a semi, but that's about it.
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Old 09-07-16, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Meh. Cyclist has a death wish.

Agreed. Way too much time on the white line/edge. If you're gonna keep up with the motor traffic, get and stay out there in the lane.
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