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post #1 of 17 Old 07-02-2007, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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My ride this past weekend

Well as a lot of you know Memorial day weekend I lowsided my Triumph. Getting it fully functional once again, I was ready for another long trip up to a similar area in VT. I met up with the same group of guys as I rode with before (plus a few more of their friends) I know these guys through one of my friends (05 R1)

We started the day with 11 bikes. Met up around 9:00 a.m. in Concord NH, and road W/NW towards VT and Rt. 100. We stopped off of Rt. 9 in VT for some lunch:



After lunch the weather finally started to dip into the low 60s (75-80 is my favorite) And this is when the stupid **** began.

The first ride I went on with these guys we were definitely riding "spiritedly" but nothing out of hand. Today was a different story altogether. While I feel i'm just as good of a rider, if not better than everyone we went riding with, I had a hard time keeping up, because I refused to pull some of the stupid maneuvers everyone else thought would be a good idea.

Our plans had changed several times due to more traffic than we had expected, so we decided to find the route on which I had crashed, because it's a great ride. I was very excited to ride the road again, and take a 2nd look at where I went down, and what it was I did wrong. Well along our ride to that area the stupid **** ensued.

I was mid pack with four bikes ahead of me (a good 500 feet at least) I was doing about 70 mph, and quickly losing the group ahead of me. Coming over a slight bend and rise in the road, I see a guy and a bike sliding across the pavement



He claims that his bike tossed him for no apparent reason, but I believe due to his speed coming over the rise he unweighted the bike and lost the ability to steer, thus hitting that gaurd rail



The bike then slid across the road hitting the other guard rail where it finally stopped.




Amazingly the guy didn't have a single cut or bruise on him. He was wearing a helmet, leather jacket, leather gloves, jeans, and some riding boots (sidi I believe)

One of the women that were riding with offered up her gixxer, and she road two-up with another one of us in the group.

This was the biggest group I've ever ridden in, and I can say going into it I figured because there were so many bikes the pace would be a lot slower. I didn't really enjoy the ride as it was cold, and there was no order to anything. I'm going to outline some rules, and print them up to give to everyone to read next time I go out with such a big group. Needless to say it probably won't be with these guys.

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Ouch! Glad to hear he wasn't hurt. I can't believe that girl gave her bike up to him. No way in hell.

I prefer not to ride in big groups unless it's people I know well and have ridden with quite a bit.

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cause : Excessive speed.

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Groups of 8 to 10 riders should not be a problem as long as everyone rides at their own pace. There is NO need to be macho trying to keep up with the lead riders.

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WOW FFF! Good for you to know your limit and not be taken out!
Did someone have a shovel and bury the carnage right next to the rail?

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I prefer not to ride in big groups unless it's people I know well and have ridden with quite a bit.
Me too. I've seen my share of innocent riders taken out by people behind them doing stupid stuff.

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There is no girl,no prize and no one waving the checkered flag at the end of the ride , why do they always feel like their in a race. Glad you are safe , and yeah that chick was crazy to give up her bike. str8

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Is that a bungee wrap caught up in his wheel/sprocket?

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Is that a bungee wrap caught up in his wheel/sprocket?
I saw that and wondered what it was, but didn't think to ask. That is what it looks like. Maybe it came out of the truck when the seat/cowl got ripped off?

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I certainly wouldnt ride with those dudes anymore...

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thats not him in the 4th pic crying in the backround is it, thats the problem it was a no cry zone

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thats not him in the 4th pic crying in the backround is it, thats the problem it was a no cry zone
He was overcome from hemoraging ~$6k from his wallet, and realizing he can only blame himself. The results are usually MUCH worse, so the lucky dude should be counting his blessings!

We can all learn from it to slow down and ride as safe as possible at all times.

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I am not a fan of big groups unless I know them well either. Plus it gets hard to keep a big group together and people feel the need to start beating traffic.

I prefer a small group who don't mind a fun pace. The roads Ang and I ride have a speed limit of around 45-55 the whole way. You can take most the turns at that speed and still have fun and not be dangerous.

Glad you were not taken out in the carnage and the guy is OK.
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Hey!!! I know that diner... I usually have b'fast there.
I must of just past thru. Think it was around 11:30 when I took 100 south to 8 & into Mass. Damn, wish I had known you were coming this way. Although guess it better I wasn't part of the outcome.

Forcefed, PM me when you're going thru VT again.

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I don't think there is a bungee in the sprocket. I just think that it's hanging above the sprocket just looks weird with the angle of the pic.

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Forcefed, PM me when you're going thru VT again.
I might be up there this weekend! I'll let you know.

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Did he get a ticket?

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Did he get a ticket?
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