Living in the moment - Page 2 - Honda CBR1000 Forum :
Thread Tools
post #11 of 21 Old 10-26-2012, 07:00 AM
Senior Member
JM1's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,380
JM1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 21 Old 10-26-2012, 03:18 PM
Senior Member
BurningMan's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: ex Rochester, NY, new Louisville, KY
Posts: 164
Nice sharing of your experiences. Most of us have been there I suppose
BurningMan is offline  
post #13 of 21 Old 10-26-2012, 04:15 PM
Junior Member
bborkey's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Reading, PA
Posts: 28
Nice, that abt sums it up
bborkey is offline  
post #14 of 21 Old 10-26-2012, 06:40 PM
Senior Member
Skinjured's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Central Oregon
Posts: 409
I work away from home a lot. I take the bike with me when I can but most of the time it's not possible.
That first ride when I get home after being gone for 2 or 3 weeks is always amazing. Can't think of anything I would rather be doing at that particular moment and I feel so alive.
Skinjured is offline  
post #15 of 21 Old 10-27-2012, 02:26 PM
Senior Member
isocyanates's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: new orleans
Posts: 353
yes suh!
isocyanates is offline  
post #16 of 21 Old 10-28-2012, 07:05 AM
San Diego CBR1K
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 116
San Diego CBR1K is offline  
post #17 of 21 Old 10-28-2012, 09:31 AM
TheX's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Austin
Posts: 6,142
The song "Take the Long Way Home" had to be written by a rider.

No more Aprilia, moved on to MV Agusta.
TheX is offline  
post #18 of 21 Old 10-28-2012, 12:48 PM
Senior Member
Ryco's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: South Florida
Posts: 109
Ryco is offline  
post #19 of 21 Old 10-28-2012, 08:40 PM
Junior Member
jch82's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 12
Agreed! Even in some of the crap weather I have been in, I have always thought that there isn't anything more that I would rather be doing. It's definitely an addiction, no matter what you ride.


2008 CBR1000rr
2006 VFR800
jch82 is offline  
post #20 of 21 Old 11-02-2012, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Hardcore's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 172
Some great comments there. "8 mile ride takes an hour". LOL, you've got to try going faster than 8mph on these things!!!!!

"110 in a 60 almost cost me my CDL" Yeah, brings to mind something someone just told me - Pass a school bus with its lights on and you might as well just mail in your license; it's as good as gone." Not that I've ever done that, ever.

But there's no question, when there's a lot of open highway ahead and I'm being stuffed by a few clueless cagers who are doing the same speed and blocking me, no doubt the flickity-flick getting by them once a window opens would piss off a lot of PA's finest. But I wanna be clear - I do not terrorize people, I just pass them. (Close sometimes, though... Rrrrrrrreeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr) What I'll never understand is riding up behind a car, inches away. Like a cop in a cruiser would do. Crazies on sportbikes do it a lot. And when the highway is jammed and there's no where to go anyway... WTF?!?!? That's truly obnoxious and squidlike. No cop will ever catch me doing that because I don't ride in anger, I ride with love. Love keeps me from getting frustrated and making angry moves that result in stupid mistakes. If I get stuffed by a cager or biker and I can't thread the needle with whatever safety margin I feel I need - then I'm stuffed. I put on the brakes, and calmly wait until a lane opens up and I can move again. I know I'm vulnerable. Anyways it's only cause I didn't accelerate hard enough and I just need to go twice as fast and aggressive next time. (kidding!)

I wrote a letter to Sportrider called "I'm beginning to understand why some riders quit public roads" and the point of it was, that there's a lot of lunacy going on out there. Several close calls happened to me, close together within a few weeks. Sometimes your worst enemies are other cyclists out to dust you. One guy wouldn't even let me get a look at his bike. Every time I tried to get near him, slow and easy pulling up to have a look at his ride, he was searching for escape routes like a dangerous maniac because to him, it was a race. Me pulling up alongside him would be like... the ultimate defeat. That's nuts.

Just ride with love guys and girls. If I do get stopped, I can say to any cop, yes I was speeding, but I wasn't driving like a maniac. Unless they saw that one thing I did...

2009 CBR Repsol, 2nd owner-
Yoshi R-77 full SS shawty/Pirelli Angels/Hotbodies tail/Throttlemeister/ProGrip 714/Spiegler Rennsport kit orange/Brembo RCS19/Braking rotors and pads/DID 530 ZVM-X chain/GB Racing engine covers/Honda eCushion seat/Cox radiator guard/Radiator spaced for fan clearance/Engine Ice coolant/Dynojet PC-V/Dynojet IRC/K&N AF/Flapper mod/Custom tank pad/
FIAMM Freeway blaster horns/Full syn 4T oil/SportRider suggested suspension settings (preload left stock)
Hardcore is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CBR1000 Forum : forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome