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Discussion in 'USA Northeast Riders' started by Mr. 36654, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    Just a note. Can some other RS rider from the NE USA post something? I know some of you may be thinking about nuclear Armageddon or other silly things, but I'm just not that interesting or witty to carry this whole darn sub-forum.
     
  2. To and Fro

    To and Fro Active Member

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    See many of us could have tried to fake "witty " but you had to limit your request to the NE USA.
     
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    Slipstream Active Member Contributor

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    I'll have you know I find ALL my posts fascinating and witty...:rolleyes:
     
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    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    That was a cute, but rather useless response...o_O

    If things don't improve I'll likely revert to the pointed Amish comments that got me censored on other forums...:oops:
     
  5. To and Fro

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    You didn't ask for useful. Amish away then
     
  6. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    Oy vey...
     
  7. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    Any of you guys live in rural areas where you share the road with agricultural equipment? You know, the kind of vehicle that carries those triangular "slow moving vehicle" signs?

    What do you do? Wait for a passing lane or "share" the lane?

    In my area, we have Amish and non-amish farming. Non-amish farm equipment is just too big to yield, so they'll often wave you by and you hope they're not homicidal maniacs sending you to your death. The Amish equipment and buggies are smaller and basically function as moving traffic cones, you veer to the left and pass.
     
  8. Lee

    Lee Well-Known Member

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    Not in the Northeast but we're in a rural area with farm equipment and Amish.
    Most of our roads have at least a narrow shoulder and the Amish try to stay on as much shoulder as they can, so passing is not a problem. If they are completely on the road and I'm near the crest of a hill, I'll wait. That doesn't happen often.

    On modern equipment I do not wait for a passing zone, I just wait for good visibility.
    I don't trust someone waving me by, I only go when I can see it's safe to pass.
    The important thing with farm equipment, you need to treat every field entrance as a possible place the equipment may turn.
    I slow down when passing equipment and cover the brakes in case the equipment turns left as I'm passing.
     
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  9. James Bagley

    James Bagley Well-Known Member

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    In general, US roads and right-of-ways are pretty wide. On the occasion that my passage is delayed, it is never for long. The farmer does all that is possible to give way and sight-lines are usually clear. Still, it is a meeting that should be approached with caution to be sure. A tractor can be a handful at 20mph...
     
  10. Bob Ain't Stoppin'

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    Hello from the Berkshires Mr. numbers. Farm equipment simply requires a twist of the wrist, but I don't live near the great big machines that you might see in the middle of the country. I'm riding to eat at Hartman's Kaffeehaus Sunday morning if it's within your range. Let me know if you'd like to meet there at 0900 or so.
     
  11. Bravo

    Bravo Plenty in the tank. Contributor

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    His friends just call him 24.
     
  12. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    Back to Witness Protection, once again......Thanks:mad:
     
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    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    Lee,
    I agree with your observations and approach in the flat lands. But, on our roads on the Alleghany Plateau (i.e., north & west of the good farm land) there was no provision for a berm during their original construction. As such, you'll see very few bicyclists. Typically, gravel is found immediately outside of the white line and any guard rail is only a foot or so beyond.

    Accordingly, it's a miracle that we've done as well as we have relative to accidents....
     
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    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    Bob,
    You're likely outside of my range, but please indicate the state of this Kaffehaus....
     
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    ray2 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Yup.
     
  16. Mr. 36654

    Mr. 36654 Well-Known Member

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    So, St. Louis in the NE USA on your map?????
     
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    ray2 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    (Born in rural NH to parents venturing far away from home in VT.)
    Wasn't being flip. Just making a point that New Englanders are not always chatty.... Especially this time of the year when they're outside trying to get as much done and put in as many miles as they can before the snow returns.
    (Of course, New Yorkers are a different species altogether.)
     
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    Lee Well-Known Member

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    Most of our roads have gravel shoulders, but your right, the roads in Pa have very little room along the paved roadway.
     
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    Lee Well-Known Member

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    I also lived in NH and Pa.
    This allows us to post in the NE section part of the time :)
     
  20. Bob Ain't Stoppin'

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    Google is your friend: Round Top, NY . . . http://hartmannskaffeehaus.com
     

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