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T-Road today.....

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    T-Road today.....

    I headed out this morning for a loop around Lake Champlain. 300 miles or so with T***** road 100 or so miles in. As I pull into the small pull off area at the beginning of the 8 mile long, 83 corner road I see three sportbikes. One guy has on a helmet, jeans, gloves, and a riding jacket the other two are in shorts & t-shirts. The conversation goes like this:

    Me to guy with some gear: "How are the corners?"
    Guy in shorts: "I'm faster than you old man!"
    Me to said d-bag: "Uh, Ok"
    Guy with some gear:" Two corners on this side have some rocks in the line and one corner on the other side is pretty dirty."
    d-bag: "So with the leathers and knee pucks you must think yer a racer er something, right gramps?"
    Me: "Nope"
    d-bag: I'll give you $20. if you can beat me to the other end!!"
    Me: "Ooooohhhhhh! $20........

    So said d-bag now waits for me to leave and dives out in front of me so we can "race". I ignore him and ride at my own pace, nearly rear-ending him in 6-7 corners as his trailbraking skills are somewhat lacking....... About one third of the way from the other end I find him in the road on his side bleeding after locking up the back brake and low siding. I stop and ask him for my $20. He says no way since I didn't beat him to the other end yet.

    Seemed reasonable so I left.

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    Re: T-Road today.....

    perfect.

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    Re: T-Road today.....

    Classic. Those are the dudes that are keeping t road from getting repaved.

    I almost headed out that way today but kept it in vt. Oh well.

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    Well played...I don't think I wouldve been as civil with him as you were though. F-n zero's...

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    Saw an accident aftermath on taconic parkway on the new York side today. Ambulances and police already there. I just shook my head and kept going. The guy was sitting up and looked ok but he didn't appear to have had any gear on and his bike it appears went over the guardrail and down a steep hill!!!!

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    Should have told you made it there and back already, and did it without sliding into a ditch.

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    Re: T-Road today.....

    I wonder if he was part of the elite crew that does T****** at midnite @ 150mph.

    I've seen the tards flying over that road with no gear. If I were you, instead of asking for the $20 I'da said "hey numbnuts...take a wild friggin guess why I'm in gear now". I'd love to hear the story he told all his puberty buddies though. I bet it involves a deer.

    Didn't beat him to the other end *yet*...was he going to pick the bike up and continue on? He's a friggin trooper if that was the case.


    You seem to find the winners...I remember your story about being at Wilkins to get an inspection and having some douche ask about the leather and a salesman tell him you think it makes you faster or something and said douche dropped a harley in the parking lot minutes later.

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    Re: T-Road today.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Snake View Post
    I headed out this morning for a loop around Lake Champlain. 300 miles or so with T***** road 100 or so miles in. As I pull into the small pull off area at the beginning of the 8 mile long, 83 corner road I see three sportbikes. One guy has on a helmet, jeans, gloves, and a riding jacket the other two are in shorts & t-shirts. The conversation goes like this:

    Me to guy with some gear: "How are the corners?"
    Guy in shorts: "I'm faster than you old man!"
    Me to said d-bag: "Uh, Ok"
    Guy with some gear:" Two corners on this side have some rocks in the line and one corner on the other side is pretty dirty."
    d-bag: "So with the leathers and knee pucks you must think yer a racer er something, right gramps?"
    Me: "Nope"
    d-bag: I'll give you $20. if you can beat me to the other end!!"
    Me: "Ooooohhhhhh! $20........

    So said d-bag now waits for me to leave and dives out in front of me so we can "race". I ignore him and ride at my own pace, nearly rear-ending him in 6-7 corners as his trailbraking skills are somewhat lacking....... About one third of the way from the other end I find him in the road on his side bleeding after locking up the back brake and low siding. I stop and ask him for my $20. He says no way since I didn't beat him to the other end yet.

    Seemed reasonable so I left.
    Is this a real story?

    I'm going to say "no'. Nice parable, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    Is this a real story?

    I'm going to say "no'. Nice parable, though.
    Yay. You have an opinion! Whatever.....

    That is posted as exactly as I can remember it but thanks for calling me a liar.

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    Re: T-Road today.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Snake View Post
    , nearly rear-ending him in 6-7 corner
    one of the reason I don't like group rides unless I lead or ride sweep, I hate it when riders flog it down the straight, then park it in the corner

    ya really asked him for the $20 after he crashed

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30
    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Snake View Post
    I headed out this morning for a loop around Lake Champlain. 300 miles or so with T***** road 100 or so miles in. As I pull into the small pull off area at the beginning of the 8 mile long, 83 corner road I see three sportbikes. One guy has on a helmet, jeans, gloves, and a riding jacket the other two are in shorts & t-shirts. The conversation goes like this:

    Me to guy with some gear: "How are the corners?"
    Guy in shorts: "I'm faster than you old man!"
    Me to said d-bag: "Uh, Ok"
    Guy with some gear:" Two corners on this side have some rocks in the line and one corner on the other side is pretty dirty."
    d-bag: "So with the leathers and knee pucks you must think yer a racer er something, right gramps?"
    Me: "Nope"
    d-bag: I'll give you $20. if you can beat me to the other end!!"
    Me: "Ooooohhhhhh! $20........

    So said d-bag now waits for me to leave and dives out in front of me so we can "race". I ignore him and ride at my own pace, nearly rear-ending him in 6-7 corners as his trailbraking skills are somewhat lacking....... About one third of the way from the other end I find him in the road on his side bleeding after locking up the back brake and low siding. I stop and ask him for my $20. He says no way since I didn't beat him to the other end yet.

    Seemed reasonable so I left.
    Is this a real story?

    I'm going to say "no'. Nice parable, though.
    I actually believe it 100%

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    Re: T-Road today.....

    I can't figure out how some of you guys get such douchie/stupid comments and situations so regularly. In all my (limited) years of riding, I've never met one person as ignorant as some of the people you guys meet every other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    I can't figure out how some of you guys get such douchie/stupid comments and situations so regularly. In all my (limited) years of riding, I've never met one person as ignorant as some of the people you guys meet every other day.
    It seems to be a "gift" for me. I didn't even mention the kid that looped a wheelie on a mountain bike trying to get me to wheelie leaving the Stewarts in Elizabeth Town, NY an hour later........

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    Is this a real story?

    I'm going to say "no'. Nice parable, though.
    i believe snake........

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    one of the reason I don't like group rides unless I lead or ride sweep, I hate it when riders flog it down the straight, then park it in the corner

    ya really asked him for the $20 after he crashed
    When riding in a group it's reminded over and over again that everyone should ride their own ride. If that means getting on the gas in the straights but taking the corners a bit slower so be it, it's supposed to be fun not a race

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    A fine story. Most excellent.
    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    one of the reason I don't like group rides unless I lead or ride sweep, I hate it when riders flog it down the straight, then park it in the corner
    My thing is I would hate like hell to get a ticket in the straights. A ticket hanging it out in a nice sweeper I'd call a 'riding tax' and move on, maybe frame. A ticket going wicked fast in a straight line and I'd feel like I wasted the opportunity on something any ass hat can do.

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    Did I miss something? This didn't happen on a group ride. It sounded like he was out riding on his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    Did I miss something? This didn't happen on a group ride. It sounded like he was out riding on his own.
    correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdog30 View Post
    Did I miss something? This didn't happen on a group ride. It sounded like he was out riding on his own.
    Point being?

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    Re: T-Road today.....

    I swung through T Rd yesterday, and thankfully there were no asshats present. And the road is overall in great shape now that all the dust of winter/spring has been washed off. They did a terrific job repairing it post-Irene. Although that fucking turtle is still there.

    And I agree with nhbubba, there's no point flogging it on the straights. T Rd is best ridden at a reasonably constant speed -- it does get patrolled by the police fairly frequently, so the best policy is to stick somewhere close to the speed limit on the straights, and don't slow down for the corners. Or even accelerate through them and then slow down for the straights.

    Jake, sorry to hear that you're cursed with attracting the dumbasses. You'd think that some of these asshats would realize that a 40-something guy on a sportbike has probably been riding for a long time, and has probably learned a few things over the course of those years.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Snake View Post
    Yay. You have an opinion! Whatever.....

    That is posted as exactly as I can remember it but thanks for calling me a liar.
    Don't sweat the keyboard commandos.

    You sure this wan't Bill and a couple of his buddies... (I know you are back in VT Billy and most likely going to read this!)

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    Hmmm, a story that some here doubt, that took place on a "secret" road that isn't to be discussed. I can see why there is some confusion here.

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    Doucheness is a constant. A really not-so-secret road attracts just as many ass hats as any other fun road. It's generally not talked about publicly to cut down on the number of said douches. I don't doubt the veracity of Jake's story. If I'm wrong, like I said, doucheness is a constant.

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