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Raced a Harley today

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by farawayman, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. I raced a Harley today and after some really hard riding I managed to PASS the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really twisting roads with no straight sections to speak of and where most of the curves have warning signs that say "60 KMH".

    I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be a place like this where handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.

    I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could catch him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and cornering. Three corners later, I was on his tail. Catching him was one thing; passing him would prove to be another.

    Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the mountain. I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but when we came out he'd get on the throttle and outpower me. His horsepower was almost too much to overcome, but this only made me more determined than ever.

    My only hope was to outbrake him. I held off squeezing the lever until the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant I was by him. Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine as he struggled to keep up. Three more miles to go before the road straightens out and he would pass me for good.

    But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back. I stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the hill, he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see him in my rear-view mirror.

    Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles before he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred meters. I was no match for that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the tightest section of road, where bravery and skill count for more than horsepower and deep pockets, I had passed him. Though it was not easy, I had won the race to the bottom and I had preserved the proud tradition of another of America's best bikes.

    I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedaled so hard in my life. And some of the credit must go to Schwinn, as well. They really make a great bicycle...

    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

    Stolen from here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113190
  2. Heh heh heh

    I was wondering where you were going with that!
  3. I did wonder where you were going with that :LOL:

    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  4. great one :applause: :applause: :grin:
  5. Nice one Dave, you wag you.....
  6. I got about halfway through and then glanced over at your ride... and saw the mighty BMW 1100 there and thought... WTF??? haha... then I got to the bottom..... :LOL:
  7. i had to look up schwinn. all clear know
  8. +1
  9. Mate that was a classic!!!! :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

    Thanks for a great read and a great laugh at the end!!!

    I was reading it and thought that you were on a 250 or something, till the very last line - Schwinn......They really make a great bicycle...

    Classic!! :LOL: :LOL:
  10. i was reading that thinking that you hade done it on a 250 befre you got your 1100 but once i got to the end i larfed more then i have in a long time
  11. Priceless! Made me laugh a lot! Perhaps if I had been on a Schwinn in Tassie in 2004, I mightn't have had such an in depth discussion with Richmond's finest constabulary on radars and the legality of trying to book two motorcycles on the one reading! The other being a Harley (trying to overtake me) I had the red mist! I can still remember my better half riding back and forth past the scene - laughing at me - with the policeman pointing and saying "that bloke on the red bike, what is he doing?" while I tried to preserve my licence by arguing strongly and standing in a ditch so I could look up yearningly - I am 180cm tall I need to do something to look small, feminine and helpless. It worked needless to say, I got off with a 12 month conditional warning, which meant I had to be really careful when we returned in 2005!
  12. With jokes like this is it no wonder why Harley riders don't give us the nod as they pass?

    Schwinn....hahhaha :)
  13. racing harley? isnt that a buell! ;)
  14. Seems to be flavour of the week on the various motorbike forums (except the harley ones I assume)...seem to remember it making the rounds about a year ago as well.

    But its still good value.