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Old 12-11-2012, 10:02 PM   #81
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Mostly ride back n forth to work. That's it. Trying to get a buddy to get a bike. He wants a R1 but he has wife/kids. My gf is completely understanding of what I do and why. I tell her I'm going for a ride she says ok see you when you get back.. Told her the morning I got my bike that I wanted another and was going to look at it. She's ok with me buying myself stuff as long as everything else is taken care of first. And bonus she just finished LPN claasses today
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:28 PM   #82
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have you been to the track?
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:02 AM   #83
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have you been to the track?
No ? What's it like ? I'm scared to go ,
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:04 AM   #84
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No ? What's it like ? I'm scared to go ,


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Old 12-12-2012, 06:22 AM   #85
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Yea I think riding is a fad to some folks. You get your thrill and feel godly on a bike that can go 0-60 in 0.0000002 seconds. Then all it takes is a few good crashes and a couple of your friends losing their lives to bring you back down. I sold my bikes but I want to ride again. I went from being a knucklehead rider to someone that respects the machine and road and with that I've found a love for the freedom on my bike and on the road.

Cheers to new riding friends bud!
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:20 AM   #86
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U don't need other people to enjoy the ride, just hit the road and enjoy it. The beauty if bikes is that u will always stop and chat to someone.


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Old 12-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #87
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U don't need other people to enjoy the ride, just hit the road and enjoy it. The beauty if bikes is that u will always stop and chat to someone.


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But like scuba diving, it's wise to have a riding partner. You may be as safe as safe can be but you cannot control everything. Always good to ride with someone for this reason.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:34 AM   #88
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But like scuba diving, it's wise to have a riding partner. You may be as safe as safe can be but you cannot control everything. Always good to ride with someone for this reason.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:25 AM   #89
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:33 AM   #90
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Just hang up the street riding.....Track is more fun anyway, and there are ALWAYS guys to ride with at the track (or chase down)
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:43 AM   #91
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Just hang up the street riding.....Track is more fun anyway, and there are ALWAYS guys to ride with at the track (or chase down)
I foresee this happening to me in the near future
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:36 AM   #92
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Just hang up the street riding.....Track is more fun anyway, and there are ALWAYS guys to ride with at the track (or chase down)
The twisties are too much of a blast to give up. No track fees, good corners, no motel, no missing a day of work, stop when you want, take your time, etc.
Riding at the PACE, everyone is safe, and radar for the popo. Nothing like putting leathers on early Sunday morning and setting off as the sun rises.

I love the track too but I've always skipped out on the "track only" bullshit. That is best for the folks that cannot reduce their pace in the twisties or control themselves.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:43 AM   #93
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I'm old and mature enough to get a good buzz riding at 60% of what I'm comfortable at.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:52 AM   #94
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The twisties are too much of a blast to give up. No track fees, good corners, no motel, no missing a day of work, stop when you want, take your time, etc.
Riding at the PACE, everyone is safe, and radar for the popo. Nothing like putting leathers on early Sunday morning and setting off as the sun rises.

I love the track too but I've always skipped out on the "track only" bullshit. That is best for the folks that cannot reduce their pace in the twisties or control themselves.
My issue is that I am too controlled on the street so I don't push it AT ALL. I have my Roadstar for street riding because that is more fun for me since pushing it on that is much slower than the R1.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:18 AM   #95
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My issue is that I am too controlled on the street so I don't push it AT ALL. I have my Roadstar for street riding because that is more fun for me since pushing it on that is much slower than the R1.
I'm not going to get into the whole track vs. street thing . Both are equally fun with different challenges. I love riding out in the country and seeing corners of america I would likely not if I wasn't . I just enjoyed in the past having that good group to ride with and dice it up some.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:25 AM   #96
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I'm not going to get into the whole track vs. street thing . Both are equally fun with different challenges. I love riding out in the country and seeing corners of america I would likely not if I wasn't . I just enjoyed in the past having that good group to ride with and dice it up some.
Same here, it's fun as chat. Keep it below 7/10ths and you're g2g. Get a couple of older, wiser, and experienced riding buddies and man it's a blast. Home by 2pm, and the rest of the day to get chat done.

z06, yeah can't push nearly as hard but it's a small price to pay for being able to ride instead of the bike sitting in the garage all weekend. I just don't have the time to trailer off to the track every weekend or even every month. Twisties are 30 min away 365.
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Same here, it's fun as chat. Keep it below 7/10ths and you're g2g. Get a couple of older, wiser, and experienced riding buddies and man it's a blast. Home by 2pm, and the rest of the day to get chat done.

z06, yeah can't push nearly as hard but it's a small price to pay for being able to ride instead of the bike sitting in the garage all weekend. I just don't have the time to trailer off to the track every weekend or even every month. Twisties are 30 min away 365.
If I ride with anyone older the fvckers will be dragging knee in a wheelchair,
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:40 AM   #98
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Same here, it's fun as chat. Keep it below 7/10ths and you're g2g. Get a couple of older, wiser, and experienced riding buddies and man it's a blast. Home by 2pm, and the rest of the day to get chat done.

z06, yeah can't push nearly as hard but it's a small price to pay for being able to ride instead of the bike sitting in the garage all weekend. I just don't have the time to trailer off to the track every weekend or even every month. Twisties are 30 min away 365.
That's why I have my Roadstar
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #99
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i rode with this older gentleman a few times
he rode an RC51
he was at the time 65 years young
when he would put the hammer down we would not see him till the next turn.
chilling smoking a cigar.
the group had a guy that raced semi pro and guys that rode all their life.
the age group was 40-50
i have to find them again .
all the young bloods are falling off. (not riding any more)
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:17 PM   #100
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Lost all my riding buddies years ago. They all went to Harleys and other slow bikes and refuse to do trackdays now. Video I made for my one buddy sums it up....


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But like scuba diving, it's wise to have a riding partner. You may be as safe as safe can be but you cannot control everything. Always good to ride with someone for this reason.
That's a really good idea, something I've never really thought about.

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Just hang up the street riding.....Track is more fun anyway, and there are ALWAYS guys to ride with at the track (or chase down)
Not everyone can afford or has the time required to do the track. 39 years of street riding and have always wanted to try it though.

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The twisties are too much of a blast to give up. No track fees, good corners, no motel, no missing a day of work, stop when you want, take your time, etc.
Riding at the PACE, everyone is safe, and radar for the popo. Nothing like putting leathers on early Sunday morning and setting off as the sun rises.

I love the track too but I've always skipped out on the "track only" bullshit. That is best for the folks that cannot reduce their pace in the twisties or control themselves.
Many good points of why I love the street!!!!!!!!



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I'm old and mature enough to get a good buzz riding at 60% of what I'm comfortable at.
That's where I'm at.

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My issue is that I am too controlled on the street so I don't push it AT ALL. I have my Roadstar for street riding because that is more fun for me since pushing it on that is much slower than the R1.
Sold the 20,000.00 custom roadstar I built due to divorse, could only keep one and the "R" was not going anywere, the roadstar was so boring to ride after 19,000 miles (pics below), I did love the bike because I put my hart and soul into the build but having to chose what I wanted to ride the decision was easy.





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Same here, it's fun as chat. Keep it below 7/10ths and you're g2g. Get a couple of older, wiser, and experienced riding buddies and man it's a blast. Home by 2pm, and the rest of the day to get chat done.

z06, yeah can't push nearly as hard but it's a small price to pay for being able to ride instead of the bike sitting in the garage all weekend. I just don't have the time to trailer off to the track every weekend or even every month. Twisties are 30 min away 365.
That's what I'm talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!
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