[SATLUG] Bike to the beach.
pfrostie at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 21 06:03:01 CDT 2003
> As far as speed, I've had my Sportster pushing 120. It was on a trip to
> Luckenbach with a group of rice burning crotch rockets. I don't think my
> speedo saw below 90.
that's a fun road, but a bad one to be pushing the throttle on. i grew up on
FM1376 just south of sisterdale. we used to avaerage 5-6 wrecks a month.
mostly weekends. we lived along one of the big turns. got so that we knew the
sherif and the MAST crews too well.
> I must of blinked because we never saw Luckenbach,
easy to do even when you go slow.
> the highway to Fredricksburg and had to turn back around. That was my first
> and last 'speed' trip. It took two days to get feeling back in to my fingers
> from the vibration, plus I thought it would be nice to see my daughters get
> married one day. Something about knowing a John Deer could be pulling out at
> any time w/o seeing you can get your heart a pumping. I also took my buddies
> ZXR1200 out for a spin once. That was enough to know I made the right
> decision about staying away from a sport bike and the temptation they
> provide. The Sportster is a decent cruiser and handles the twisty turnies
> pretty well. Although, now I am wanting to upgrade to a Softail or a Road
> King. They may not be as quick, but they have great style, and the big twin
> torque curve is!
> made for cruising. Yeah, I know you guys love your Goldwings, but I keep
> thinking about that old saying, "Mopeds and Goldwings are a lot of fun to
> ride, until your buddies see you on one." ;)
> Yeah, this thread is way off topic and I know satlug-etc was created just for
> this. But the way I look at it, a LUG is a way for Linux geeks to get
> together, talk, and get to know each other. It'd be boring as a knitting club
> if we all only had one thing in common. Hurry up and get that bike Jeremy, so
> we can have a SATLUG Sunday ride :)
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