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 cotter
Joined: 10/17/2005
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Dayna ... I don't know if a member died or not ... not able to confirm.

I note Message 175 wants to admonish me for mentioning some ignorance from Message 170 ... but doesn't admonish the guy in Message 170 for doing "whatever" with the "stupid women" he manages to pick up ... and also not showing respect to a fallen sister.

Hey Message 175 ... where are your respects to a fallen sister?

All you really managed to do was attempt to "reprimand"?


Wonder if they'd ask if I had a van?
Barf ...
 purplerider1200
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Why do women go nuts for guys on motorcycles?
Posted: 5/15/2015 10:22:30 PM
That's news to me, and I've ridden for 45 years.

I agree whole-heartedly on the cycle-therapy moniker. I don't know where I'd be if I didn't ride. Drugs/alcohol? A very high probability in my case. I might even be dead. The bike took me away from most of life's disappointments. They still do. For some, a ride is to a destination. Mine, is when I throw a leg over the saddle.

My choice of bikes will never be a girl getter. Honda Gold Wings never do. They are a bike to be comfortable on. Quiet, smooth. A rider's bike. I see the look I get when a woman asks what I ride, or sees me pull up on it. It's not a harley. I might as well have pulled up in a rusty Chevy P.O.S. Yeah, I know, I'm not a bad boy. I'm not tough. I'd like to see a harley rider do 800+ miles in one day, like I have. I've been asked to get a teaching credential, and teach others to ride. Not many ride 10,000+ miles every year like me. But if I taught, that would put a kink in how many miles I ride, and I don't want to stop.

Ride with me, I'll hand you a helmet first. You get to be safe, because I insist. I ride sober. Booze and two wheels doesn't mix. I don't do charity rides. Too many green riders. Nor do I sit at various rider hangouts. I'm a rider, not a poser. I don't like close calls, narrow misses, or riding stupid. Stupid Hurts. Nor do we do a fast ride. My bikes are fast, but I DON'T know how fast. I refuse to find out. I don't have a death wish.

I meet up with lots of fellow Wing riders late on warm nights, at about 3am. They know it's the time when riding is at it's best, like me. When we do, it's gas station coffee, and talk about being thousands of miles away from home. Riding the Dragon's Tail, the Million Dollar highway, Route 66, the Pacific Coast Highway. And how we rode there.

I ride to impress-me. Lots of things work in my life. Women, not so much. As much as you'd like to think, you're not such a hot commodity. Or an end all. I won't argue with you, or beg to be with you. I can offer a strong, secure, bond, and treat you fairly. You''ll be appreciated, and cared about.

I just won't beat myself to death trying to persuade you into knowing me.
 cotter
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Posted: 5/16/2015 6:52:06 AM

My choice of bikes will never be a girl getter. Honda Gold Wings never do.
Don't be so sure.

In the late 60's, my boyfriend at that time rode a BMW ... that was a really nice quiet ride. We always used helmets but did some silly things ... like when he picked me up to go swimming and it was so hot outside I didn't bother to put anything over the bikini on the way to the lake. If we had taken a spill, that would have been a lot skin on the highway.

Later in life, I had a boyfriend who rode a Honda Gold Wing ... and it was very nice too. We had to bundle up my square dance petticoats and stuff them in the saddlebags. But that's not hard to do as we dancers have found all kinds of ways to travel with our "fluffy" costumes.

He was not the "show-off" type of rider and also had a helmet for me. It was equipped with an intercom so we could talk to each other while riding. I'll never forget riding just north of Columbus on the freeway ... it was an extremely warm evening and when we took this curve that was in a wooded area ... it felt like the temperature dropped 20 degrees and you could hear the locusts as if you were walking on a path in the woods at night. You don't get any of that driving around in a car with the A/C on.

Part of the pleasure of riding a quiet bike (for me) is to be able to enjoy nature closer up. Can't enjoy nature if the sound of the bike drives everything off a mile or two before you get there. That's a reason too that I ride my mountain bike ... I enjoy riding through the woods ... the scents of the blooming flowers and the evergreens ... and seeing the little animals ... brings back fond memories of camping.

I would rather ride on a quiet bike than the loud ones. Loud bikes don't impress me.
 StarClassic
Joined: 9/29/2014
Msg: 174
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Posted: 5/16/2015 6:56:53 AM

Ride with me, I'll hand you a helmet first. You get to be safe, because I insist.


+1 PR, and if it's her first time riding with me there'll be 30+ minutes of parking lot drills thrown in.
 drinkthesunwithmyface
Joined: 3/27/2012
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Posted: 5/16/2015 7:35:34 AM
cotter:

...You don't get any of that driving around in a car...

That's one of the biggest reasons why I like 'em. I get to be one with, and immersed in, the world I'm riding through.

StarClassic:

...if it's her first time riding with me there'll be 30+ minutes of parking lot drills thrown in.

I'm like that too. If it's a horse (cycle) that I haven't been on before, I take a minute to get to know it first. Where the controls are, how it's weight and balance feels. And for a new passenger, there's a speech about where the foot pegs are, how to rest your feet on them, how to lean or not lean into a turn or not assume what I'm going to do as the driver, how to not be caught unexpectedly by some acceleration cause you're not holding on, etc.

(One time when I was completely new to riding and I was on the back of a friend's horse and he was driving, we came to a Y in the road. We almost smacked straight into the middle barrier, because I assumed what he we going to do and leaned one way, but he was turning the other way. Then he'd react by going the other way, but I'd do the same by going opposite again. This went on about 4 times within the few seconds during the maneuver until we got our sh!t straight and he b!tched me out. I since learned that I do fine if a passenger just sits still in a turn and I can feel out whatever I need to do, and to do otherwise is really risky. I don't need them to do anything to make any turns, and all I need is for their weight to be predictable because they're relatively just sitting there and letting me have the prerogative to maneuver how I need to. I'd much rather do that than communicate before turns because I don't need them to do anything anyway.)

Kind of a note just for humor, but not only for humor - I once knew a woman who was very overweight. Not to say anything against her for her weight...but she really wanted for me to take her for cruises, and seemed so oblivious to just how big she was and the challenge it'd be for me - how very unsafe it'd be because her really being quite big: She truly couldn't even hardly get onto the thing. What eventually irked me is how she considered it to be inconsiderate of me or offensive. That she couldn't realize the real concern was so odd to me.

And once I had a friend who was over 300 lbs. He needed a ride somewhere, and I took him. We'd pull up to stop signs and red lights, and he'd just sit there with his feet up like everything was dreamy and not care what it took for me to give him his ride. I mentioned that when we stop he needs to put his damned feet down and be responsible for his own weight since it was so much and I'm sitting there struggling with it like his slave or something...and he acted like it was such an inconvenience to him. He'd "just gotten comfortable on the seat and it was putting him out so much to have to put his feet back down" when I was carting his big arse around town. Dumbazz.

Anywho...I feel this is too off-topic, so I apologize.
 StarClassic
Joined: 9/29/2014
Msg: 176
Why do women go nuts for guys on motorcycles?
Posted: 5/16/2015 1:07:35 PM
Drink, I think you friend needed to be taught How to ride pillion. That or berated for fidgeting, f^cking off.
I've had gals ride P-pad that ranged from maybe 115 up to 240+.
The one little gal, 115, caused me to dump my EG doing parking lot drills. Radford's wife, 240+, I almost forgot she was back there. And that was her first time on a moto. We had a couple wobble bobble as she learned how to mount, but once she had it down it was smooth sailing. Granted, this was on my V Star, but it's all in how your pillion partner conducts themselves.

btw: Except for a short period when I was reeeeealy working at it, I haven't weighed over 146# most of my life. And I only put my left foot down at stops.
 purplerider1200
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Posted: 5/16/2015 3:22:42 PM
Then this won't get us back there. I love riding in the Ohio river valley! Have gotten lost down there many times. My trick, ride some curvy road, oh nuts I'm lost, Oh WHO CARES!
 cotter
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Posted: 5/16/2015 3:46:48 PM
Thankfully, I'm not a "heavy-weight" and the guys I ride with thoroughly enjoy that I just get close and hold on to them.

I'm relaxed and whatever motion their body takes, so does mine. All the guys I've ever ridden with have complimented me on being a great passenger.,

I just love the quiet bikes.
 StarClassic
Joined: 9/29/2014
Msg: 179
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Posted: 5/16/2015 4:42:19 PM

Thankfully, I'm not a "heavy-weight" and the guys I ride with thoroughly enjoy that I just get close and hold on to them.

I'm relaxed and whatever motion their body takes, so does mine. All the guys I've ever ridden with have complimented me on being a great passenger.,


Sounds like you have sense enough to keep yourself aligned with the machine (spine parallel to the rear tire). I'd be a happy camper. The only people needing to lean, or shift weight, are the superbike racers. Keeping yourself centered on the machine gives the primary (driver) a predictable weight, balance and centrifugal force ratio. A motorcycle tire has a tremendous amount of grip, even at what Seems to be extreme lean angles.


I just love the quiet bikes.


You might not like my Kate (V Star), she has a bit of throaty growl. Not obnoxious loud, just throaty.
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 180
Why do women go nuts for guys on motorcycles?
Posted: 5/16/2015 10:42:14 PM
why do some ladies enjoy the ride of a V Twin? b/c many of them vibrate at 33 megacycles, the rate of a washing machine. Its why Harleys got the handle "Milwaukee vibrator".

Used to ride a 1973 Honda 4 cylinder. Got to know which Harley owners in full leathers were the lawyers--they were the ones returning the low wave using all of their fingers :)

never bothered with a passenger, tho. the idea of a motorcycle is to leave the BS behind :) lol. Seriously, tho, some of the custom hardtails I've seen done, I wouldn't want more than 100lbs on the 'pad sitting on the rear fender, either. wouldn't want to trust sheetmetal and a thin chromed pipe to hold up to 1oolbs + bouncing out of a pothole at speed. that pad seat seems like an artistic afterthought.

a king and queen seat, however...seems like they get engineered to actually get used.

not shocked about the GoldWing comments. They attract a certain type of rider, just like Hayabusas. and like a Chevy, its normal to see one looking well-used, not well-waxed.
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