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Offline katata1100

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Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« on: September 21, 2011, 08:13:04 am »
Every year, Reno has "Street Vibration" which attracts 35k people. During that time, we are inudated with folks dressed like a pirate, packs of them riding together at 2 mph below the speed limit, loud noise, etc. I swear, I have yet to see someone on a Harley that wasn't ugly! Nothing like seeing  a middle age woman on the back of one with a tube top, muffin topping out of her jeans with a drooping, faded tramp stamp!
Anyhow, to the point- I was reading an article about it into todays' paper and had a big problem with this quote:

"“There’s everything there from decals to jackets to chaps to T-shirts to motorcycles,” said Randy Burke, Roadshows’ president. “You can walk in one end and walk out the other end, spend $50,000 and be a real biker.”

Every year. a few of them die, likely victims of those "for parade use only" decoratice helmets.

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 08:36:49 am »
". . . spend $50,000 and be a real biker.”


Oh, is that how that works?  :-\
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Offline Conrad

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 09:15:59 am »
Damn, I don't have an HD but I guess I need to spend more money so that I can be a real biker. I'm just a motorcyclist now...
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 11:10:23 am »
Damn, I don't have an HD but I guess I need to spend more money so that I can be a real biker. I'm just a motorcyclist now...

    Motorcyclist have rain gear!!  Bikers don't. ::)
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 11:14:10 am »
    Motorcyclist have rain gear!!  Bikers don't. ::)

There you go.    :thumbs:
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Offline katata1100

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 12:50:41 pm »
I think "real bikers" tow their bikes in their trailers when they go places, then they drive maybe 30 miles once they are up here. I see tons of trailers when they hold this event.
Makes me feel silly about my upcoming 1000 mile trip to Seattle next month- I will be doing it all on the bike, not in the cab of a duallie truck with bike in tow.

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 01:00:17 pm »
And they make it easy to pick which trailer to steal-they have HD logos on em!
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 01:22:28 pm »
Had the joy of being trapped behind a Harley at 30 mph for a while on the BRP, while his significant other passenger was taking videos, sometimes out the front, sometimes off to the side. Imagine being trapped in their parlour having to see those home movies - arghh!

The concept of waving on another biker just never occurred to him.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 01:26:39 pm »
My son calls them farty bikes.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011, 07:47:00 pm »
I'm so relieved I turned from a wuss Harley rider to a blessed C-14 one.

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2011, 09:23:02 pm »
I'm so relieved I turned from a wuss Harley rider to a blessed C-14 one.

Well, that about sums up the whole thread, right there.   Good thing "we" are so much better than the "unwashed masses".
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Offline Conrad

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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2011, 05:00:17 am »
I'm so relieved I turned from a wuss Harley rider to a blessed C-14 one.

You evolved.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2011, 05:45:25 am »
Evolution or not, they seem to be on the road more than me lately.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2011, 06:22:24 am »
Ok...my smart a$$ light came on one afternoon at a local eatery.
I climb off my Connie, pull off my gear and stroll past a truck with a trailer. It has 2 Electraglides on it with Ill. plates. They are headed to Chilicothe, Oh for the whatever they call it now rally.
Now I know they are probably going to park the trailer outside of town, unload and ride in from just a few miles away, but I just couldn't help myself.
I walked past the 2 guys as they were checking the bikes, and I say:
I hate it when the bike breaksdown, and I have to trailer them.
Do you know what's wrong with them yet?[/
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They just pretend that I didn't say anything, and they had no intention of looking me in the eye. I just laughed and went about my business.
They got into the truck and left, my smart a$$ light dimmed, and I cruised down the road.
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Re: Yuck- here come the Harley's!
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2011, 08:21:24 am »
Evolution or not, they seem to be on the road more than me lately.

Maybe you can borrow a trailer?
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