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raced a harley

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' at netrider.net.au started by slowandsteady, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. taken from another forum...
    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
    sections of canyon road with no straight sections to speak of and where
    most of the curves have warning signs that say "15 MPH".

    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 fender. 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
    canyon, 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 yards. 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 of the canyon 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 pedalled so
    hard in my life. And some of the credit must go to Schwinn, as well.
    They really make a great bicycle...
     
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  2. Ohh wow, my stomich hurts! :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
     
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  3. BAHAHA Pure gold! :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
     
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  4. :LOL: :LOL:

    Bloody funny!!!!
     
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  5. Of course it goes without saying that the OP does not reflect the opinion/s of the Poster and has merely been put up for informational purposes... :grin: :p
     
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  6. :shock:

    Good one!!

    :LOL:
     
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  7. Why isn't Duhast posting comments here? :shock: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
     
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  8. Harley-Davidson

    Aaaaah, memories.

    Looking bak at me laughing at H.D's and now I've just bought one!
    Now other can point and laugh at me instead. Gold.
     
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  9. Harley-Davidson

    Aaaaah, memories.

    Looking bak at me laughing at H.D's and now I've just bought one!
    Now others can point and laugh at me instead. Gold.
     
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  10. Harley-Davidson

    Aaaaah, memories.

    Looking bak at me laughing at H.D's and now I've just bought one!
    Now others can point and laugh at me instead. Gold.
     
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  11. Harley-Davidson

    Aaaaah, memories.

    Looking bak at me laughing at H.D's and now I've just bought one!
    Now others can point and laugh at me instead. Gold.
     
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