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Re: Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2015, 11:11:05 pm »
Jorge,
I'll be sure to let you know. I will be racing  sedately riding around Staunton Va this weekend.   :great:

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Re: Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2015, 01:10:55 am »


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One of the guys in our group wouldn't go over 55 on the straights and I swear I could walk faster than he rode in the turns. 
 
On our group rides it's understood everyone goes at their own speed.  The fast ones wait for the slow ones at any route changes.  No problem.
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It was his first time riding with us. I think if we would have done it this way, we could have all detailed our bikes at the route change waiting for him... Lol. We all start somewhere though.
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Re: Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2015, 12:11:25 pm »
Thanks Matt. I will be vicariously riding through you as I won't get my ride for at least another week.
Enjoy!

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Re: Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2015, 10:12:55 pm »
5. Dead Reds
4. Stupid loud pipes
3. Unsecured loads (this one happened today)
3. (tie) Deep tinted front door windows
2. Tailgaters

and the Number One pet peeve....

GET OFF THE DAMN PHONE!!!!  :38:
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Re: Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2015, 11:57:48 pm »


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One of the guys in our group wouldn't go over 55 on the straights and I swear I could walk faster than he rode in the turns. 
 
On our group rides it's understood everyone goes at their own speed.  The fast ones wait for the slow ones at any route changes.  No problem.

It was his first time riding with us. I think if we would have done it this way, we could have all detailed our bikes at the route change waiting for him... Lol. We all start somewhere though.
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If someone wouldn't go over 55 then there was no meeting or talk before the ride started.
One guy in the group shouldn't have had control of the whole group IMO. If that guy wasn't ready or able to ride faster
then he shouldn't have been in the group.  He needed more time and experience before he should be allowed to ride with a group that
expected to ride faster because they had the experience to do so and were willing to take that risk.  Again IMO.

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Re: Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2015, 12:05:59 am »
One of my pet peeves besides ones already mentioned above, is riding through small towns with not enough plate glass in their main street buildings so I can look over and see myself on my bike and how cool I look on it!    :-[
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Re: Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2015, 11:50:31 pm »
One of my pet peeves besides ones already mentioned above, is riding through small towns with not enough plate glass in their main street buildings so I can look over and see myself on my bike and how cool I look on it!    :-[

If the bike goes where you look, I wouldn't be looking in windows  ;D
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Re: Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2015, 12:01:31 am »
One of my pet peeves besides ones already mentioned above, is riding through small towns with not enough plate glass in their main street buildings so I can look over and see myself on my bike and how cool I look on it!    :-[

If the bike goes where you look, I wouldn't be looking in windows  ;D

I only do it while texting with my left hand so it pretty much doesn't matter  ;D
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Re: Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2015, 05:41:04 pm »
The one rider to rider thing I would add; the fair-weather rider whom I don't know, that thinks it's okay to ride along side of me at highway speeds.  Talk about space invaders!

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Re: Motorcycle Survey Reveals Riders’ Top 5 Pet Peeves
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2015, 12:18:36 pm »
I have a new pet peeve, as this has happened to me several times this summer, and it did again yesterday.

When coming into an area doing road work, and having to follow a "pilot vehicle" surely the DOT and contractors can consider that motorcycles need to move along at better than 5-10 mph. (I clocked it yesterday on my speedo, needle barely moved following a teenage female in the pilot vehicle, who had to stop and talk to the flagman for 10 minutes before proceding to lead the line of cars. I was really enjoying it,  setting there in 88 degrees heat with full riding gear on).  Waved at many riders in the on-coming waiting line who were standing by their bikes with helmets off, having a jolly time taking in the sun too!!!

Clutching, drifting, weaving, to keep balance really sucks for a mile or two when following a "pilot vehicle."

Would 15-20 mph be unsafe???  Let's give it a try for the sake of motorcycle riders!!!

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