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Old 09-12-11, 10:36 PM
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Motorcyclists Think They're So Badass...

...with their leather outfits, patches, tattoos, big beer bellies and stocky frames, loud motorcycles, cool sunglasses, etc., biking the mountain roads to the saloon. They surely laugh at the skinny bicyclist slowly suffering up the hills, while they oftentimes don't even move over much while passing the likely wimp.
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Old 09-12-11, 11:17 PM
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Your point?

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Old 09-12-11, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View Post
Some Motor cyclists as @ssholes, so what's your point?
Most are just trying to get to work/home, etc
I'm referring to the motorcyclists that clog the mountain highways on weekends, like Perry Park Road around here. I'm not saying they're @ssholes, just that they plaster themselves with images of toughness, but if they had to actually bicycle to the saloon it would likely wipe them out!
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Old 09-12-11, 11:58 PM
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Oh.

Well done, then. What group will you select to feel superior to next week?

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Old 09-13-11, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by kevin_stevens View Post
Oh.

Well done, then. What group will you select to feel superior to next week?

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Hmm, people with fewer posts than me? Are you a motorcyclist?
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Old 09-13-11, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by gbiker View Post
hmm, people with fewer posts than me?
hmm,
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Old 09-13-11, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by gbiker View Post
Hmm, people with fewer posts than me? Are you a motorcyclist?
Yes.

But I don't wear leather outfits or sunglasses; have patches, tattoos, a big beer belly, or a stocky frame. All my motorcycles have stock exhausts; and I don't go to saloons.

I do confess to riding mountain roads. Guess you got me there.

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Old 09-13-11, 12:39 AM
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Actually the motorcyclists here in Portland OR are a nicer breed, even more tolerable than the average obey the rules, stay within the yellow line at all costs drivers. These "Rules" drivers commonly subscribe to the notion, a cyclist is just an annoying traffic cone diverting the goodly driver from staying within set parameters. Crossing a yellow line midflight is like crapping in your neighbors lawn. At best not done at all!

Every motorcyclist who has ever passed me has given me ample room on the highway, unlike the aforementioned.

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Old 09-13-11, 02:38 AM
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I'm a motorcyclist and I'm certainly not badass. Must be the dual sport motorcycle I ride.

When I pass a fellow cyclist riding up the hill on my moto I give 'em a friendly beep and a wave. Any fun on two wheels is good by me.
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Old 09-13-11, 09:17 AM
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Don't lump all motorcyclists into that one category. Yes, I wear "Gear" just like I do on the bicycle, but it's all I have between me and the asphalt.

I seem to have a need-for-speed, either powered by fuel or my two legs.

I'm 54 BTW, and no it's not a mid-life crisis, been riding motorcycles since I was 10.

I'm the silver one.

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Originally Posted by Juha View Post
hmm,
It's too bad pcad doesn't post in this subforum!
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Old 09-13-11, 09:58 AM
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Sounds a lot like the vitriol that cagers toss out at cyclists. Ironic, no?
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Motorcyclists are some of the nicest people you ever want to meet. Now(some)Harley riders might be something else . Many of them carry an attitude and won't wave to anyone not on a Harley.

KTM 520 rider here. Us dirt bikers don't care much for 4-wheeler riders because they tend to get land closed to riding for the rest of us, but they're not all bad.
I fly fish and many fly fishers tend to think their **** doesn't stink.

Bicyclist tend to be elitists from what I've seen but most are pretty nice people.

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Old 09-13-11, 10:14 AM
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Now(some)Harley riders might be something else . Many of them carry an attitude and won't wave to anyone not on a Harley.
That.

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And if a mountain biker had to wrestle a 250-300 lb dirt bike thru the trails, they might not make it either Dirt biking is much tougher than people think it is. Much.
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Road cyclists / Triathleletes / MTBers / BMXers think they're so badass, etc etc ad nauseum.
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Originally Posted by commo_soulja View Post
I'm a motorcyclist and I'm certainly not badass.
And who's fault is THAT?
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So how long ago did she leave you for that biker???
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Next time you see a pack of Hell's Angels or Ching-a-Lings sitting around drinking.....why don't you ask one if they'll move for you next time....let us know how that goes for ya!


Hint: I wouldn't ride your good bicycle....put the ambulance on speed dial....

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When fighting a Hell's Angel, all you have to do is dodge their first couple of punches. After that, they'll be too fatigued from all the drinking, smoking, lack of exercise, etc.
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Dodging punches might be hard when you are wearing your clipless shoes. Remember to take them off.
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They'll be so high on meth,they can fight for days......
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When fighting a Hell's Angel, all you have to do is dodge their first couple of punches. After that, they'll be too fatigued from all the drinking, smoking, lack of exercise, etc.
But Hells Angels have always been nice to me.

My standout experience with Motorcycle rides was when I roer Mulholland, a few 1000 feet of climbing and hot. Along the top I got buzzed by a jerk on a rice rocket. Later on as I was nearing the Rock Store I heard a Harley behind me and he throttled down and glided past me in silence. Knew he was a Hells Angel by his jacket. Turned out he was in charge of Poker runs for the local chapter. If I were just a little more fit I might have tried to do one on a bike.
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they wuss out in the winter, the weekends in the summer has lots of them, here,
a majority Harleys , or they are at least the loud ones, passing thru ,
but let it rain an inch or so in a day, and the place is lot's Quieter.
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Real men don't need motors.

On the other hand............
Real men don't ride recumbents.

Or.....................
Real men don't ride on mixte or step-thru frames.

Or..................
Real men don't use fenders.

Etc., etc., etc.
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