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I debated posting this video because I blew my lid. After 30+ years of riding I fall into a stupid rage over getting corked. This video is the last run of the day. On a section of road I know well. It's up hill and as you know keeping your speed up is key to riding little bikes. This was going on all day. Sorry about the angle I forgot to change the position. Action starts at 1min where pace picks up. I know some of you are saying just pass them. Hey at the track I'm gone! But the street, not a chance, I'm not a back road Rossi. I edited out the sailor talk Mods 0:)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBBB4pnuWtA
 

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This was going on all day.
Not every day or every ride can be to our liking or to our advantage; there will be off days. Some days a different approach will yield better results.

I know some of you are saying just pass them.
Actually I was thinking '"he should just pull over, enjoy the scenery for 5 minutes, and then continue."
 

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Corked? At 76 mph? The guy in front of you waved you through several times. You should more probably be thanking them for saving you from a wreck.

The guy in front is a friend and he never waved me thru. He asked why I did not show him front wheel. That's pushing it a bit for me on the street. Common practice is to check your six on occasions and wave faster riders by. If they had kept their speed up in the turns I would have no complaints. Everyone waits for that left hander at the 1 min mark to really start riding. Which is a hill climb hence my rant. And yes you can get corked riding 120mph so I'm missing your point? You may be confusing a wave to other riders as a pass me wave? Regardless My real point was don't let the current situation make you rage. For me it's back to give the group a 30 sec head start then run them down lol
 

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Actually I was thinking '"he should just pull over, enjoy the scenery for 5 minutes, and then continue."

I agree with you 100%, but what do you do when the ride has been fast paced all day, and your one of those riders who have a hard time letting the chase urge go?
Sorry I'm not going to water it down so I don't look bad. I know it's wrong. AND I will admit I enjoy nothing more than riding with the faster bikes. This ride was just too big, and too many new faces. But again you are 100% right.
 

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Scotty - it is the nature of group rides, I'm afraid. Personally, I never do GR's unless I know everyone in the group is fairly competent.

Used to do some GR's with the H-D crowd. Couple of hundred bikes, half of which are garage queens. Lots of sketchy going on - never again - too dangerous - I'll stick to racing, much safer.
 

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I know exactly what you're talking about. Its really frustrating to get behind someone who brakes and slows down at every curve and then gasses it on the exit so you can't safely pass them. Mostly they don't do it on purpose but just don't think about whats going on behind them. See it quite often so I take one of two options, ride with guys I know can keep the pace or at least know the drill or drop back sufficiently so I don't have to deal with it. Whatever you do don't get pissed and start pushing them in the corners. That'll just get you both hurt eventually. The absolute worst thing is to have the guy in front of you riding over his head. If he blows it you're liable to be going with him. What does work quite often is to flash your high beam and put your blinker on so if they do happen to notice it they usually get the idea and let you by.

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