Ummmmm...DSB has about 600+ members so I doubt you ran into them all a the Gap. I mean really,so they had a few guys get over exuberant at the dragon and now their ENTIRE club are "fools" and should be shunned.We got a rainy day here so I thought I'd check in,I see it's business as usual here on the forum;ie judging and criticising without the complete facts. Grand Rapids Street Riders went to the Gap a few times and they have also had their share of crashers. I guess that clup of over 500 are also a bunch of fools too. Just for the record,there is quite a list of people that have crashed at the Gap and some of them are pretty famous road racers now. I've never crashed there(been pretty close) but it's not exactly a difficult thing to do. There are two kinds of "sport bike" riders in this world,those that buy sport bikes and cruise around like old men who buy Corvettes,Vipers,etc and those who buy them to really ride them like they were designed to be ridden. Before you start,I'm not saying you should ride around like "fools" all the time but jeez to condemn an entire club because some of it's members crashed,at the dragon no less,is pushing the judgemental thing a little far,even for you guys!!!
Dude, do you know how to read?
600 members? WOW, nope didn't run into 600 hundred of them, just the few I don't want to be on a ride with I guess, and I didn't see where I said anything like DSB are a bunch of fools nor condemn them, I've ridden with a few of them actually, as has Gas Man, Drewpy, Rider, Pickle, Super, Ace, Dyno, Twisty, Knight, and a few others.....and the ride was <quiet voice now>.
Get over exuberent at the Gap???? Well you obviously werent there to see the video of the looped kawi on the STRAIGHT road were you, there was a whole crowd there laughing at that video! That guy was really lucky he wasnt more seriously hurt. As well at the other "over exuberent" crashers, the beautiful BRAND NEW gixxer that was wasted, geez, wish I was that rich to throw it away...TWICE. Do you know the majority of Gap wrecks happen from the ones that "buy them to really ride" and ride WAY OVER their ability ending up not only hurting themselves, wrecking thier bikes or hurting themselves, but most critically taking out (injuring or killing) other riders and drivers from those that ride like IRRESPONSIBLE FOOLS. Thats a shame.
I bought my gixxer 1K 4 years ago and I REALLY RIDE IT - hasnt been down, but according to you guess I havent been REALLY RIDING IT~ thats why Killboy put my pic on his page......
Business as usual on this forum?????? Now that is what gets me really irked. This forum is about RESPONSIBLE riding, and from what I get from your post as well as the MULTITUDE OF WRECKED BIKES I PERSONALLY WITNESSED is that real riding is over-extending one's abilities to crash in order to "REALLY RIDE". Perhaps you should direct some the 1100 DSB or GRR members to the Newb section here to learn that CRASHING ISNT COOL.
I pay enough for insurance, I don't need any more of the squid hot shots that ride them like "the way they were designed to be ridden" AKA WRECKING in your terms. Geesh.