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1200RS vs Bicycle

Discussion in 'R1200RS Versus The Competition' started by Dan smith, Jun 29, 2017.

  1. ray2

    ray2 Well-Known Member

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  2. jlduck

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    One should always keep a bicycle nearby...who knows when you might need to pedal and read?
     

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    I'm a keen club cyclist too. Regular 60-80 mile and 5000' of climbing on Saturday rides for me.
    Got a German Rose X Lite to throw in the car if working away, and a new Trek Madone 9 aero bike for the fast club stuff.
    And I'm one of those Lycra clad w&@kers mentioned by the lovely gent earlier.

    50% of road users have an illogical hatred of pedestrians on cycles. The other 50% enjoy cycling.
    I take the race bike every time, but am enjoying having a pillion ... she can't keep near me on the cycle.
     
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    Nope. Ratio is 50% hate, 40% are unaware and 10% like pushies.
     
  5. Richard230

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    The only time that I hate bicycle riders is when they get together in a large (20 to 40 riders) spandex-equipped, fully-branded, group and ride 4 abreast along a mountain roadway, while a line of cars follows them at 15 mph in a 55 mph speed limit area. One or two bicyclists will always let vehicles pass them, but when you get a large group riding together, apparently they develop an attitude and feel that there is safety in numbers and can afford to act like jerks and hog the road, forcing some cars and many motorcyclists to try to make unsafe passes across a double-yellow line in order to get by. Bicycle riders around the SF Bay Area always want other vehicles to "share the road" (and have demanded signs to be posted that give that instruction) and then some (typically on weekends when they are riding for recreation and not commuting) refuse to follow their own request. :mad:
     
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    My son is an avid bicyclist, as was I, when I was younger. He is an unbelievable mountain specialist, has been a Cat 3 racer, spends about the same amount of money, and, he spends more time on bicycles than I do on motorbikes. So I have a pretty good understanding of bicycling world today. Especially in California. A lot of car drivers think the bicyclists should stay out of their way, and, a lot of bicyclists, granted, are douchebags who feel they can hold up traffic, run red lights and stop signs to "keep the pace" (Nicky Hayden again). The collective clog of weekenders in their "team" logo'd out spandex with beer bellies and skinny calves are known to the cognoscenti as "Walters". I don't know why, but it makes me laugh. Anyway, before any of us judge bicyclists as a whole, just think of what John Q. Public thinks of motorcyclists! Splitting lanes! Riding on public roads at racetrack speeds! Loud exhausts! My son just spent three weeks cycling the Dolomites in Italy, and I wish I could have done it with him. But the knees...oh, the knees.....! (My son, Max, on the left) max Italy.jpg
     
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    Splitting lanes, riding fast and loud exhaust. Isn't that the reason we ride? :cool:
     
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    No love for cycles here now.
    Was knocked off by a truck which lost a long piece of timber, this was 15-16 years ago and haven't thrown a leg over one since.
    The roads in the U.K. aren't capable of supporting cycles with ever increasing volume of traffic and drivers with demonic passions and delusions that they are in a F1 race.

    One thing you do notice is the lack of space on today's roads.... if you look back at vehicles from the 80's... say, Ford Fiesta... it's now 1 and a half times the size....and a Mondeo is practically twice the size of the Cortina/Sierra.... where you could pass a cyclist with the 80's cars, now becomes an overtake....

    Then... there's this quite strange attitude of cyclists who seem to ride a bike as thought they are driving their car!
    I'll explain.... they've not ridden a cycle for say 30 years..... euphoria creeps in, they remember the carefree days hooning around as a kid....but they aren't readjusting to today's traffic....

    Remember the fuss made by born again bikers jumping on bikes after a sabbatical and the accident figures soared in 2000?

    Well....that's why I ain't having any thoughts of whipping on the Lycra..... what on earth is that all about?! said, very tongue in cheek.....
     
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    I find cycling just too dangerous on today's roads.

    Poor chap was killed here last month when out cycling with his group. A car ploughed into the back of them on a straight piece of road no less; the cyclist chatting alongside him said he was there one second and gone the next, missing her by inches. Fuck that.

    Guy in my work also decided to give it up when he became conscious of the fact he would always make sure to hug his children before he went out on his bicycle, just in case he didn't make it home.

    I bought a 'smart' turbo trainer and nearly prefer it to the Russian roulette on the road. This is me cycling through a volcano... Much less dangerous :p 1487618183623.jpg
     
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    I have to be careful even on trails. This weekend I had bunch of turkeys cut me off :)

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    I love turkeys during the Thanksgiving holiday. The fresher the better. Those turkeys look a little thin, though. They need to get more meat on their bones.:D
     
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    They must be young ones. Normally the adults are pretty big in this area.
     
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    Stupid nasty birds.
     
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    Stupid nasty delicious birds.
     
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    Only after they are dead.
     
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    ...aren't all of us getting cut-off by turkeys on a regular basis?
     
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    And cooked. :D
     
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    I ride a bicycle to work here in San Diego three days a week @ 20 miles RT. San Diego is a great town for bicycling. That said, there are a lot of hybrid cyclists who cruise by in the bike lane on their electric-assist (or pedal-assist) quasi-motorcycles. I was getting mildly pissed-off about that when I pulled up next to a beautiful, young European girl riding an electric bicycle. She said "hi" in her alluring, European (non-British) accent and told me that she cycled from Carlsbad to UCSD every day (23 miles each way!) OK, then! Enjoy the electric ride!
     
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    Rode last weekend with a friend that turns 82 in Nov.
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    I personally like mountain bikes. Did a lot of training for Bolivia riding at high altitudes.. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I just ordered a new Trek carbon fiber bicycle. Like motorcycles, you always want the cool stuff![​IMG]
     
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