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    Almost blown away by a Harley.............

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    I raced a Harley the other day, and after some really hard riding I finally managed to pass the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really, twisting sections of Mountain road with no straight sections to speak of and where most of the curves have warning signs that say '30km/h' .

    I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be a place like this where handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.

    I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could catch him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and cornering. Three corners later, I was on his tail. Catching him was one thing; passing him would prove to be another.

    Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the mountain. I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but when we came out he'd get on the throttle and outpower me. His horsepower was almost too much to overcome, but this only made me more determined than ever.

    My only hope was to outbrake him. I held off squeezing the lever until the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant, I was by him. Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine as he struggled to keep up. Three more miles to go before the road straightens out and he would pass me for good.

    But now I was in the lead, and he would no longer hold me back. I stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the mountain, he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see him in my rear-view mirror.

    Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles before he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred metres. I was no match for that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the tightest section of road, where bravery and skill count for more than horsepower and deep pockets, I had passed him. Though it was not easy, I had won the race to the bottom of the mountain.

    I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedalled so hard in my life. And some of the credit must go to Raleigh, as well. They really make a great bicycle.



    ( stolen from an Aprilia forum - too good not to )

  • #2
    It must have been worked, supercharged or NO2.
    They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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    • #3
      I have read this a few times now.

      P.s some people forget to read the last bit

      I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedaled so hard in my life. And some of the credit must go to Raleigh, as well. They really make a great bicycle.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Xuaxace View Post
        I have read this a few times now.

        P.s many people forget to read the last bit
        Yeh

        Was like wtf? Then saw it a
        Success is nothing more then taking advantage of an opportunity.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Xuaxace View Post
          I have read this a few times now.

          P.s some people forget to read the last bit
          Thank you George Lucas.
          Insert witty comment here

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wilson View Post
            Thank you George Lucas.
            exact same thing went through my mind

            enjoyed the end though

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            • #7
              an oldy but a goody

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              • #8
                Haha! That's piss funny!

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                • #9
                  very funny ROFLMAO

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                  • #10
                    Now race a Harley uphill.......

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Dragunov-21
                      If you want me to answer a question, I want you to ask one that doesn't put words in my mouth that were never there.

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