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Old 01-12-2006, 11:34   #1
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Apologies to Harley guys but it's a funny read

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...
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Old 01-12-2006, 13:42   #2
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LOL

I've read this in another forum, but laughed my butt off! ;z
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Old 01-12-2006, 14:35   #3
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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.
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Old 01-12-2006, 16:31   #4
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;z ;z bwahahaha thats funny stuff ;z ;z ;z
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Old 01-14-2006, 07:57   #5
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Did you get that post from VTF?
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:50   #6
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Quote:
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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.
I used to road race bicycles. I have hit some insane decent speeds on a race rig.
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Old 01-14-2006, 09:10   #7
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Thats awesome.Ill have to send that one to my father the big harley nut.
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Old 01-16-2006, 20:13   #8
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Thats some funny stuff, I don't care who ya are;f
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:54   #9
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Great post. My V Max and I got a good chuckle
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Old 02-02-2006, 12:57   #10
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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!

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I personally prefer Trek bikes myself though!
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