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Old 11-30-2018, 12:55 PM
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FK Politics! Whats YOUR favorite riding memory?

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FAR too much political crap is killing off the warm camaraderie
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FUCK Politics.



One of the MANY things we have in common is a love of bikes and riding.

So, how about relating one of your favorite rides?
Your most dangerous ride?


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Re: FK Politics! Whats YOUR favorite riding memory?

A great ride that I had was in Texas in 2008 . Tried to catch up with this lovely lady all day . She rode that little 650 like she stole it , plus she knew all the roads in the area .

She's still a good friend up to this day !



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A great ride that I had was in Texas in 2008 .
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She's still a good friend up to this day !

Yeah, well, she helped you get pulled over for speeding, but the cops figured as a Canadian, you were being influenced by a local degenerate & let you go with a warning. Thanks dear man.
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Yeah, well, she helped you get pulled over for speeding, but the cops figured as a Canadian, you were being influenced by a local degenerate & let you go with a warning. Thanks dear man.



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Re: FK Politics! Whats YOUR favorite riding memory?

Great thread Pat, thanks! One of several come to mind. Not too sure this was "the most dangerous", but going as fast as I was on the POS in the photos, well, stupid, of course. Riding gear, we don't need no stinkin' riding gear! Check out the Bell Bottoms!

So early in the day, I think July '73, we were riding around my friend's neighborhood on his bored and stroked, straight pipe, springer, no working front brake, chopped Sportster.
Making lots of noise, disturbing the neighbors, pulling wheelies, innocent enough, right?



What to do when it ran low on gas? Well, what else siphon some gas from a car for the bike. And being bright and attentive we stopped paying attention for a couple of minutes, turned around and had gasoline running down the driveway. So, what did any right minded adolescents do to clean up the gas? Well, of course, set it afire,



this was shortly before I took off for a ride on this POS, and was actually arrested, handcuffed, transported to the police station, to receive a speeding ticket for 96.8 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. Of course I did not have the registration for the bike so I had to call my friend to bring the registration to the station. He was a bit miffed as I had been gone for a couple of hours. He arrives, sees me in a room, actually handcuffed to a bar in the wall, and pointing at me, YELLS -

THERE'S THE GUY THAT STOLE MY BIKE!!!

That made for some low grade entertainment for a few minutes - taking a step away from the line, "What are friends for?" to, "If you can't fuck with your friends, who can you fuck with?"

Later that day, with my award,



The court story regarding the ticket is for another day.
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Re: FK Politics! Whats YOUR favorite riding memory?

Counselor, are you sure you didnt relate this story just to prove you had had some really awesome hair?
Dang, but setting fire to that gas was so amazingly stupid!
Fantastic photos.
Testosterone run wild.... and you STILL got into law school & graduated. That was before social media became an albatross for misbehaving & wayward youth.

Thanks for sharing that story, Craig.
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hat was before social media became an albatross for misbehaving & wayward youth.


We are all well and truly blessed that there was no cell phone cameras or social media back in the day. I deny any of it ever happened.
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We are all well and truly blessed that there was no cell phone cameras or social media back in the day. I deny any of it ever happened.


No shit!

God help me if some of the stupid shit I "allegedly" did was documented with images.
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Re: FK Politics! Whats YOUR favorite riding memory?

Nice to see you weigh in Pat !
So many favorite riding memories - I'll be back!
Regarding 'politics'? Stop clicking in to those sub-forums replete with password prerequisites and dire warnings of awful consequences... its bad for your health.
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Nice to see you weigh in Pat !
So many favorite riding memories - I'll be back!
Regarding 'politics'? Stop clicking in to those sub-forums replete with password prerequisites and dire warnings of awful consequences... its bad for your health.

Waiting for your stories and photos, Vic. No doubt you have plenty of treasures you could share. Wondering about your most dangerous ride.....since your merry band of speed demons terrorized the NE.

I havent been in Jo in years. My comment was not focusing on this site.
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Nice to hear your words of wisdom. Great to see your post.
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Couldn't resist!

Hey Pat, mon amie, nice to see you coming home and getting something interesting going.


I missed your input... a lot...
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I remember this one...because it was today.

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I remember this one...because it was today.

Nice photo, Trevor.


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This one was not without it's dangers. I went out for a ride and even if they had predicted a possibility of snow showers, I hadn't anticipated so much...




The main roads were pretty decent but I chose to take a more scenic route heading home.


Long stretches of time the road surface was covered with snow. The few cars that had went there had. compacted the surface into a very slick skating rink. Took way more time to come back than to go there...






This pic has been posted elsewhere but it speaks tons...

Hey Pat, did I wake you up? or
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I had the most frightening ride this weekend with these 2 characters. My son on my 08 bonneville and my nephew on a 74 r90/6 that he bought. Neither has much experience and both commented on the length of the ride I took them in the hill country, tx for 100 mi round trip.

They were both careful, but watching them in the mirror of my r1200rs really was a bit too much for me... I guess with good gear, they will have a chance. If my son pushes, Ill help him buy a decent bike. Both great kids, but I really wish they didn't want to ride, but I can't quit myself.
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One of my favorite riding memories was my first trip out to Big Bend in '07. At that time I had just met my buddy Gary (who was a customer of mine) & we rode out with Pat & Randy and had a great time on the road. Once we got there, it was several days of great riding & camaraderie with a lot of the same people I've come to know from this website... James, Lee & Debbie, Don, Tim & Susan, Steve & others. Such a good time in such a special place.

Another favorite was my ride in CA up & down the Pacific Coast Highway in 2010. What a great trip for me that was.

Most dangerous I guess was my test ride on the new to me R1150GS I bought about a month or so ago. I had been on the bike for no more than 5 minutes riding through the seller's neighborhood & nearly hit a guy ahead of me. He had moved into the median to make a left turn & suddenly decided he wanted to make a right turn instead, crossing 2 lanes. I had just looked over my shoulder to make a lane change to the farthest right hand lane & when I looked back, there he was right in front of me. I stood on the brakes & thought for sure I was going to hit him. Just as I was about to make contact & thinking to myself, "oh shit, here it comes", I turned the wheel slightly to the left as he was passing by & barely missed the rear end of his car by about a foot, maybe less. It so so close, I was kind of shaking afterwards & of course, pissed. That would've been great way to buy a bike, not because i wanted it but because I crashed it!
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This one was not without it's dangers. I went out for a ride and even if they had predicted a possibility of snow showers, I hadn't anticipated so much... :eek
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This pic has been posted elsewhere but it speaks tons...

Hey Pat, did I wake you up? or
Thank you Louis. Most of you riders have legs long enough to flat foot a bike, which helps when stopping.....except, perhaps, in ice! Thanks for the post.


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I had the most frightening ride this weekend with these 2 characters.

They were both careful, but watching them in the mirror of my r1200rs really was a bit too much for me... I guess with good gear, they will have a chance. If my son pushes, Ill help him buy a decent bike. Both great kids, but I really wish they didn't want to ride, but I can't quit myself.

Shelby, 100 miles of uneasiness, with your progeny behind you, was undoubtedly quite a bit unnerving. Charlie used to have me ride ahead of him so he wouldn’t have to keep his eye on the curvy roads while constantly monitoring my progress in the mirror, when he taught me to ride, here in the hill country. I used both styles when teaching our daughter to ride.

Hope your son’s progress holds few bumps for him.
Thanks for sharing the ride.


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One of my favorite riding memories was my first rip out to Big Bend in '07. ..... Such a good time in such a special place.

... ride in CA up & down the Pacific Coast Highway in 2010. What a great trip for me that was.

Most dangerous I guess was my test ride on the new to me R1150GS I bought about a month or so ago. .....
Congrats on your new bike AND on avoiding the dangerous obliviousness of the cage driver.

Oh yeah, that ‘07 Terlingua/Big Bend trip was a joy!
CA 1? What’s not to love when it’s in good condition without massive traffic. Magnificent scenery & riding.

Thanks for sharing those, Curt.
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Scariest...


This one. THC rally 2003, I think.



Your neck of the woods...



It's really a two beer story but to keep it short, over testosteroned myself and just went on a tear. Was lagging behind many rally goers and just pinned it... Didn't know that road. Got ahead of myself and just passed whoever was ahead. Got to a curve, way hotter than the curb deserved and way faster than I would have intended and started leaning in the righthander. The bike just wanted to float over the double yellah, so figuring that if a truck came the opposite direction I'd be grilled meat... Saw a field on the left and scrubbed off as much speed as I could before hoping in the grass. Feathering them brakes as light as I could, I was steadily slowing down. That's when I saw the little river and it didn't take long to figure out that I was headed for the drink. 10 feet more field I would have stopped in time!
But that's not the case...
The bike just flopped in and with fine river stones on the bottom, i wasn't able to move it one inch. Just kept spinning the wheel. I was really trying to get out before anyone showed up but that didn't happen either...
As they all came to the scene of the crime, they all started howling with laughter till their bellies hurt. And only then did my bud Rob take off his boots, came in the river and helped me push the bike out.





Only later did I really get the feel for what I had done and how it coudda turned for the worst.


But hefty amounts of fermented liquids made it the hilarious incident that it was.

Who needs a stinking GS to go off road?


Bwahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!


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I'm trying to find someone pictures, but my favorite ride may have been my most dangerous ride. Great thread M1. I'm interested in everyone's story, even without pictures.
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Hmm.. lots of memorable and/or dangerous rides... Too many.... Here's one that could have ended in blood and tears, but somehow.. didn't.

This 17 year old was out for a leisurely ride in east Nashville. It was a heavily tree-lined street in a residential section..Lots of shadows. I don't think I was speeding which was rare. I was doing probably 40mph when up ahead I see a city electrical van parked on the right side of the road. As I got closer I could see a worker on a tall ladder on the left hand side of the road across from the van... The situation looked innocuous so I didn't slow down...

When I got within 20 feet of the van, I realize that these guys were running an electrical wire across the street from pole to pole and it was hanging down right across the road at exactly helmet level.It had been obscured by all the shadows. By the time I see the black heavy wire, it's too late to stop or even slow down. The wire caught be mid-helmet shield and pulled me straight back, but not off the bike.. Kinda like Neo on the rooftop in "the Matrix" leaning back as to dodge the bullets from the agent.. I remember instantly thinking.."If this wire slides down, It'll crush my windpipe at the least and /or decapitate me at the worst." My arms are off the bars and just when my head can go no further back, the wire pulls up and over my helmet. I regained control of my bike and immediately pull over.

I look back and the guy on the ladder has been thrown off and he's just getting up off the ground. The shield on my Nava helmet is toast. I walk back to the van and immediately start reaming these city workers new orifices for not putting up warning cones which is the law. I demand restitution for my damaged helmet. They cop an attitude at first, but I can see they are scared and know they've fucked up. They call their supervisor and tell him the story. A week or so later I got a check for $50 from the city for a new shield and a note apologizing for the ineptitude of the workers. It was a simpler, less litigious time back then, doncha know.

When I left the house that day, I unknowingly faced an existential 50/50 chance I'd never come home. If that cable had slid the other way.. (down instead of up)... I probably would have died in the street before my life really got started. No Pirates Lair.. No plethora of beautiful ex-wives.. No loving daughter and two grandsons...No Amber. Fortunately.. the cable slid up and over and I'm still here to tell the tale.

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1971. 20-year old rider (me) with hot 19-year old pillion (Cathy) on the back. Turquoise '69 CB-750. At night. 125-mph (indicated!) Up Modjeska Canyon Road in east Orange County, California. Both have long hair flying. No helmets.

Perfect ending in that absolutely nothing unusual happened. Looking back, I can only smile and shake my head in the amazement at youthful indiscretion.

Glad we did it.
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My most memorable ride keeps being updated by newer memorable rides. Currently my coolest ride (hopefully to drop down on the hit parade with newer ones) is from Miami to Key West. Stopping at a number of keys along the way is to me just wonderful. Sun, warm temps, beautiful small Islands, fun eateries, the blue waters of the Gulf, retirement, and yes, serious eye candy all combine for a great two days (one down and one back up) on the road.
My scariest ride was when I was living on the West side of Manhattan and I decided to ride down to Philadelphia to visit the Revzilla store. Nice ride down and very cool store. On the way back I decided (don't ask me why) to not take the Lincoln Tunnel back to NYC but instead take the GWB. For those of you who are familiar with the bridge it is like riding directly into a video game.
I took the upper level and stayed in the second to right lane. The two right lanes take you to the West Side Highway which I needed. just before exiting an idiot in the extreme right lane who was basically next to me decided he did not want to exit. Without any notice or signal he cut directly across me and one other lane to get over to the left. When he executed this moronic maneuver my right hand bar end actually made some serious contact with his drivers side rear quarter panel. To this day I have no idea how I did not go down. If I did hit the deck about 4 cars would have gone right over me.
The guy kept going and I got off, pulled over and got a grip on myself which took a few minutes. I needed to replace the right bar end and the right hand mirror.
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Quick fun ride from the cantina to our room. Greg and I in Mexico.

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Just remembered another. I know I’ve told this story before but I swear it’s true and it’s definitely interesting…

Back in 1983 .. It was a hot, mid-summer Nashville night and I couldn’t sleep. Decided to take my Kawasaki 750 Turbo (then the fastest bike on the planet) for a midnight ride around town on the interstate loop. In the summer it’s about the only time of day you can ride in Nashville and not melt.

There were almost no cars as I recall and at that time of night . While on the far side of town I was all alone on the interstate except for a lone car waaay up ahead.. As I got closer I could see that it was a Corvette. He’s in the fast lane far to the left of the 5 lane section. As I get a little closer I see that it’s a T-top with the top wide open and on the passenger side of the car I see long blond hair billowing out the right side window and the top. I mean.. looong blond hair. Sweet.

My first thought was.. It‘s gotta be a babe. So what to do?? Plan formulated, I’m going to clandestinely close the distance between us…pull up along side.. kinda close.. glance over .. Give her a nod .. then light up the turbo and let them see what godlike power looks like…Vette guys are generally posers anyway.. Who better than I to taunt him in front of his babe?

So.. I slowly close in on them …I pull up alongside dead even with the car matching their speed … closer than I should have but I wanted to get a good look at the girl…I glance over and… I am about 5ft away and eye to eye with a full grown male lion sitting in the passenger seat which instantly roars so loud that it scares me 3 full lanes over and almost off the road.. GEEZUS H!!

I did NOT look back as I felt so stupid.. I just fired up the turbo and was gone.. No idea if the lion was impressed or not..

True story.. and No… I was not on drugs that particular night…
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