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post #1 of 18 Old 05-29-2009, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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oh yes, you're very fast.

This would have been a great time for the dashboard video camera to be rolling.

Driving to work this morning I'm behind a Ford Explorer. It has a Harley Davidson sticker on the rear glass and a trailer hitch with ball. Which struck me funny about Harley owners trailering their bikes further than riding them. I arrogantly smiled to myself and immediately thought that's not nice. He could tow any number of things.

We came up to our first turn, a right hander at a 2way stop for opposing traffic and he clamps down on the binders like he's carrying a crate of eggs and plutonium. Literally crawls through the turn, then straightens up and took off like he started a stopwatch, vroooooom 0-60 as fast as possible. I'm instantly reminded of that Gap video where the Harley rider straight-lines a turn right off the embankment. Next turn, another right and we have a green light, I could smell the brakes burning as he came down to 2mph through the turn, then once again back on the gas like a Fast & Furious extra.

Fast forward a few more turns the same way and my frustration is tempered only by my amusement at this guy's fear of carrying speed through the turns. We're setting up for the freeway entrance, it's a sweeper left and can be taken faster than is sociably responsible even in my Element and I am fighting the urge to late apex and dive up the outside into the merge lane and add some embarrassment by passing him the long way around. But that would make me the a$$hole.

In the end I just stayed behind him and bode my time as we crawled through the on-ramp until we were on the freeway where he promptly dove over to the fast lane and made a beeline straight up to 90mph.

It's not the bike you ride or the cage you drive, it's the brain between the ears that matters.

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-29-2009, 06:36 AM
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I've seen stuff like this time and time again...It gets rather frustrating for me too cause 95% of the time when I'm driving, It's in one of my sports cars They both handle very well


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It's not the bike you ride or the cage you drive, it's the brain between the ears that matters.
Too funny. At least he was going 90 in the fast lane. Funny thing is, had you passed him he probably would've gotten all pissed off and tried to catch you to tailgate.

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I just got a laugh out of the fact that you used the words late apex, sweeper and Element in the same sentence.

You, my friend, need a track day.

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coffee in hand is very important in the morning...dont want to spill a drop

dont need a bike to ride the fast lane
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LOL! Race what you brought!

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perhaps he knew you were behind him and he was trying to get your goat.

in which case, you win.

How do you like that Element, JB ?

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perhaps he knew you were behind him and he was trying to get your goat.

in which case, you win.

How do you like that Element, JB ?
I have the '07 SC model and my wife has an '07 EX model - 99% of the time I absolutely love it. It does everything I could possibly hope for from a practical, organized, value, reliable, versatile and stylish perspective.

Every so often though I wish I could push a button and transform it into a 4wd for farm work or a truck with 5000lb towing capacity but that's my wish list and not needed by everyone.

It is a very easy to live with vehicle which impresses everyone who's not put off by the styling.

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perhaps he knew you were behind him and he was trying to get your goat.

in which case, you win.

How do you like that Element, JB ?

He must love it, He's sold all his motorcycles but he kept his element.

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That dude obviously drives his cages like he rides his motorcycles, guess the Harley has got him afraid of cornering even on four wheels.

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the new trend here is the 4x4 ford harley davidson orange and black lifted 55k p.o.s. driving around lifted .... ugh.... what a buncha tards...



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are you trying to bash me? well i will run ur arse over(if i can just make that corner)

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Big trucks with big wheels are the new thing around here too...I don't get it though. What a boring way to ride around


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yup... but at least where you live there you have access to dirt and mud.....

here ... all we have is asphalt and concrete.. absolutely no need for a beast like that here..



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Big trucks with big wheels are the new thing around here too...I don't get it though. What a boring way to ride around
'New' thing? Most of those ugly things fell out of fashion about 15-20 years ago. Seems like they were everywhere in the 80's.

Maybe it's a resurgance?

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I just got a laugh out of the fact that you used the words late apex, sweeper and Element in the same sentence.

You, my friend, need a track day.
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to funny Jet. I had a HD rider get mad that I followed him through some quick turns. Said that I was to young to be speeding and that I could wreck, but I was merely following and he was pushing himself past his comfort zone or riding ability.

In GA people thing HDs and Streched bikes are the best bikes.

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