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Old 08-18-2006, 07:24 AM   #41
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I just suppose that we are all supposed to putt-putt along and thank the lord that we are allowed to have all of these freedoms. Any of you folks ever ride in Europe in the Alps or the Dolomites? It makes Palomar (at least what I have seen on video and read on the Internet) look like child'ds play. I must admit that virtually all of the riders there took it seriously, well maintaind machines and all protective gear.



The problem is that motorcyles are just not taken seriously in the good old USA.

Realtors - about the biggest plague ever. Shh- you'll disturb the buyers! Oh, please!



These are public roads and motorcyclists are members of the public. If motorcyclists or other road users do something stupid, well that's what the public usually does.



Yeah, put it on SuperBikes and ***** everyone off. Make it the Deal's Gap of the West Coast. Have hundreds of motorcyclists ride it every weekend (maybe they do already). I am sure that the rtealtors would love that. Property is overvalued there anyway.
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Old 08-18-2006, 07:47 AM   #42
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true that. In European twisties, car drivers check the mirrors now and then and move over to let bikes pass and the kids in the back seat are giving big thumbs up.



I think the bigger thing that aggravates the Palomar residents is the same thing that closes down off-road areas: Noise.



If ****heads would quit putting loud exhausts on their bikes things would be much better for all concerned. But that's like asking the Palestinians and Israelis to kiss and make up I suppose... nobody wants to compromise their "rights", "freedom" blah blah blah...
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:31 AM   #43
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Never mind....I was....uh....kidding....yeah....kidding.
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Old 08-18-2006, 09:14 AM   #44
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What´s wrong being passed on the wrong side? Somebody riding massive 30 foot rig is afraid he is being passed by some 600 cc from the inside, so much so he has to drive on the white line. What is he afraid of? Dipsticks like this should have their license revoked for the lack of common sense.



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Old 08-18-2006, 09:23 AM   #45
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Kawasaki is so popular that the immigrants are also called Ninjas now.



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Old 08-18-2006, 09:51 AM   #46
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that's cause they sneak in
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:00 AM   #47
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no, no loud pipes save lives....



sheesh, keep up man.
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:22 PM   #48
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I spent ten days riding the Alps last year. Never – NEVER – heard a set of loud pipes. Never – NEVER – saw a beanie helmet. Never – NEVER – saw a rider in flip-flops, tee-shirt and/or shorts. Never – NEVER – saw a biker pop a long wheelie.



And yet every rider I saw seemed to be having a grand time. How is that possible without loud pipes, beanies, flip-flops, and 60-mph wheelies?



Skill. Discipline. Knowing when to go and when to hold back. I don’t recall seeing a double centerline in all of Switzerland – the state has enough confidence in the riders and drivers to let them decide when it’s safe to pass.



Like Palomar? You can do a dozen passes a day at an extraordinarily fast pace in the Alps - just slow down for the villages and try to look like you know what youÂ’re doing. Check out all the traffic you have to doge on Paso Stelvio http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...13/Stelvio.jpg



So letÂ’s get rid of (or at least calm down) the knuckleheads so those of us that are serous about the M/C stuff can have some real fun!



Oh, and another thing – there’s not a trophy house every half mile in the Alps. Don’t know how we’re gonna’ deal with that on our favorite roads here in the USA.

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Old 08-18-2006, 02:01 PM   #49
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"What´s wrong being passed on the wrong side?"



Uh Â… itÂ’s illegal, dangerous and stupid.



In the US the side lines are white and the opposing lanes are divided by the yellow. The lady driving on the white was hugging the side so that a$$hole ricer (is there any other kind) that cross into her lane would have some extra room.



I drive a Ram. If an on coming ricer crosses into my lane heÂ’d better cross back quickly as I sure as hell wonÂ’t budge an inch. I always drive a few inches off the yellow. And I donÂ’t like ricers Â…

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Old 08-18-2006, 04:10 PM   #50
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Bulldozer.
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