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Apologies to Harley guys but it's a funny read

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by fnfalman, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    From another forum:

    I raced a Harley today and after some really hard riding I managed to
    PASS the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really twisting
    sections of canyon road with no straight sections to speak of and
    where most of the curves have warning signs that say "15 MPH".

    I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those
    big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be a place like this where
    handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.

    I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could
    catch him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and
    cornering. three corners later, I was on his fender. Catching him was
    one thing; passing him would prove to be another.

    Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the
    mountain. I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly
    got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd
    manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but
    when we came out he'd get on the throttle and outpower me. His
    horsepower was almost too much to overcome, but this only made me more
    determined than ever.

    My only hope was to outbrake him. I held off squeezing the lever until
    the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant I
    was by him. Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine
    as he struggled to keep up. Three more miles to go before the road
    straightens out and he would pass me for good.

    But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back. I
    stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the
    canyon, he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see
    him in my rear-view mirror.

    Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles before
    he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred yards. I was no
    match for that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the tightest
    section of road, where bravery and skill count for more than horspower
    and deep pockets, I had passed him. though it was not easy, I had won
    the race to the bottom of the canyon and I had preserved the proud
    tradition of another of America's best bikes.

    I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedaled so
    hard in my life. And some of the credit must go to Schwinn, as well.
    They really make a great bicycle...
     
  2. I've read this in another forum, but laughed my butt off! ;z
     


  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The crazy part is that some of these bicyclists were taking the downhill canyon curves at 40-45 MPH.;P

    A lot of time, I'd simply slow down and follow them, admiring their forms and gutsiness.
     
  4. VWglocker

    VWglocker

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  5. I used to road race bicycles. I have hit some insane decent speeds on a race rig.
     
  6. GLOCK22SHOOTER

    GLOCK22SHOOTER NOT A VICTIM

    Thats awesome.Ill have to send that one to my father the big harley nut.
     
  7. Jake Mountain

    Jake Mountain Dragonrider

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    Thats some funny stuff, I don't care who ya are;f
     
  8. Apocalypse_Now

    Apocalypse_Now Molon Labe

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    The Outer Limits
  9. Cryptoboy

    Cryptoboy Sr. Sr. Member!

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    Someone posted that on the VTF forum about a month ago. As funny to read now as it was then! We were all cracking up on that. I forwarded it on to my uncle (he's some executive or something for HD up in Wisconsin) and he was laughing pretty hard too!

    ;z

    I personally prefer Trek bikes myself though!