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    neanderssance man sedanman's Avatar
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    Dragging Knee on 2014 GSW

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    Ridng my wife's GS on the Dragon. The GoldWing and the guy in front of him waved me past right after this picture was taken.
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    186 views and not a single comment? Tough room. Lol.
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    You know the saying... if you don't have anything nice to say...

    As a snapshot in time I find the picture quite funny... Ignoring what came before the question becomes how come the two up wing rider managed to negotiation the same turn without the drama?

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    Dragging a knee and having to drag a knee are two different animals.
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    Cool

    I thought you put TOO much Armor All on the seat!
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    Looking good, Paul.

    I got passed by a guy (actually, I let him by) on a GS last year, on Hwy 89, just south of St. Mary, one of the twistiest roads in Montana. I was pretty upset. I remember the bright headlight, approaching quickly, and thinking WTF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    You know the saying... if you don't have anything nice to say...

    As a snapshot in time I find the picture quite funny... Ignoring what came before the question becomes how come the two up wing rider managed to negotiation the same turn without the drama?
    I was going quite a bit faster than them and closing the gap rapidly. The GoldWing was dragging hard parts in almost every turn. He was also early apexing every turn. If you notice, he's setting up to make a second right hander.. The wing rider is solo, that's another bike in front of him. The angle of the shot and the two dimensional view rob the depth of field of the situation.
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    You know, a crosswind in Kansas had me leaning over that far almost all the way across the state. I could have dragged my knee too had I thought of it!~

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    Ken. That's funny. And probably true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedanman View Post
    I was going quite a bit faster than them and closing the gap rapidly.
    So what was your goal for that ride - to see how fast you could complete it? Certainly not to enjoy the scenery. I have never ridden in competition which seems to be where that type of posture belongs. Why would it be used around others in a non-competition setting? Does it not jeopardize their safety? Just asking for my own enlightenment.

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    There is no scenery on the dragon (there is an overlook where you can pull off to enjoy the view). There are trees and turns, hundreds of them. You cannot do the ride at the speed limit and see anything. There is no time to look anywhere other than where you need to be. Hanging off the bike is actually safer than staying in the saddle. It allows the bike to be more upright in a given corner at a given speed. There are a lot of people on the Dragon who frankly should not be there. They will take both lanes at 15 mph and endanger many more people than someone who can do double the speed limit with precise control of where their bike goes. Having an early apexer run wide and be coming at you head on will scare the stuffing out of you, ask me how i know. The same guy who blew half of the corners will be down at Deal's Gap buying a pile of "Dragon Slayer" t-shirts. If you want scenery go do rt 64 or the Cherohala Skyway. We ride for our own reasons, I'm a corner junkie.
    Last edited by sedanman; 09-11-2014 at 04:56 PM. Reason: corrected a typo
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    neanderssance man sedanman's Avatar
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    Also, hanging off could save your life if you accidentally overcook a corner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken F View Post
    You know, a crosswind in Kansas had me leaning over that far almost all the way across the state. I could have dragged my knee too had I thought of it!~

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    Had the same experience in Kansas, but also made the mistake of passing a large full cattle truck....downwind, with no visor on the shield. Not advisable is all I will say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedanman View Post
    We ride for our own reasons.
    So true. Thanks for the education. Guess I will stay off that run for my own safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    You know the saying... if you don't have anything nice to say...

    As a snapshot in time I find the picture quite funny... Ignoring what came before the question becomes how come the two up wing rider managed to negotiation the same turn without the drama?
    Also note that the 'Wing rider is making a gentle left turn setting up for a hard right. Even if he hung off, he SHOULD be on the saddle for the turn he's making. There is nothing in the picture to indicate how dramatic the 'Wing rider's turns are. Also, I am not hurt by any criticism, keep it coming.
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