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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Iowa riders - See inside (Des Moines)

I just got my first streetbike today (02 yamaha FZ1) but i dont have anyone to ride with. My brother has a bike also but hes in the process of trying to sell it. Does anyone know of any "biker hangouts" or rides or anything?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-24-2005, 12:51 AM
 
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well get some practice on your own before you ride with anyone.....we are guys and egoes set in no matter what anyone says no one whants to get dusted and people you dont know that you might ride with wuill proly whant to show off a bit........if you are comfortable ..... then find a group ...... i am lookin for people to ride with too .... i only know of two guys to ride with and i prefer to ride with only one of them so i need more pople lol
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well get some practice on your own before you ride with anyone.....we are guys and egoes set in no matter what anyone says no one whants to get dusted and people you dont know that you might ride with wuill proly whant to show off a bit........if you are comfortable ..... then find a group ...... i am lookin for people to ride with too .... i only know of two guys to ride with and i prefer to ride with only one of them so i need more pople lol
I disagree with that....You should ride with someone to start out with. Just in case something goes wrong, you have someone there to help you out, also It is always easier to follow someone elses lead, and learn from the other riders. Once you get some experience under your belt you will do fine. Besides I find it alot more fun to ride with others, everytime I go ride by my self I think it gets boring after a while.
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well i am sticken to my theiory..... i will not get to far behind...i will pyush 110 percent to keep up.....and if i rode with others before i had the skills to keep up then i might have low or high sided in the twisties maybe it is imaturity ???? but hey everyone has there ideas........
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I disagree with that....You should ride with someone to start out with. Just in case something goes wrong, you have someone there to help you out, also It is always easier to follow someone elses lead, and learn from the other riders. Once you get some experience under your belt you will do fine. Besides I find it alot more fun to ride with others, everytime I go ride by my self I think it gets boring after a while.

Just let them know that you are a new rider and don't go faster than you are comfortable going.

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Just let them know that you are a new rider and don't go faster than you are comfortable going.
yeah thats the idea but do you whant to slow down a group of guys you dont know ???? you will end up pushing hard.....well i at least would ..... but good luck dude
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Capt D! these guys are jacking your thread!

Bull you have no idea what you're talking about! You NEVER ride 110% when riding in a group! Just plain STUPID!

Let's see what else were you way off based about....

If you roll up onto a group... they are going to get offended if you try to dust them and they are going to want to show off!!! UM NO!!!

The only you said that was right... was that you should be comfortable with yourself and your riding, before you try to ride with a group!

Bull but you are just wrong and have no idea you are talking about when it comes to group riding!




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i rode with my brother today. it was sweet. i need to find more riders in des moines...
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Capt D! these guys are jacking your thread!

Bull you have no idea what you're talking about! You NEVER ride 110% when riding in a group! Just plain STUPID!

Let's see what else were you way off based about....

If you roll up onto a group... they are going to get offended if you try to dust them and they are going to want to show off!!! UM NO!!!

The only you said that was right... was that you should be comfortable with yourself and your riding, before you try to ride with a group!

Bull but you are just wrong and have no idea you are talking about when it comes to group riding!
dude **** you i was giving my oppinoin i dident say anyone else was wrong......
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But you're spewing falsehoods!




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STOP! no more bickering! especally in my thread. I gotten some better responses on other forums. ya know.
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Whats this board come to when Bull is giving advice. LMAO

At any rate to the guy in Iowa. Just look for other bikers and ask them where they hang out or if they ride with groups. I am sure even Iowa has some sportbike clubs.

Anyone ever see the movie "White Boyz" about the kids from Iowa. Freekin hilarious!!!
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Member BRUCELEE is getting ready to leave Arizona for his home back in Iowa. I am sure you will be seeing a lot of that squid, er..., that guy near the end of June.
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Brucelee...you mean Daniel Son's uncle bruce?




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i went 130 mph yesterday. it was good.

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130 Life is just starting at 130. I'll hit 130 to merge onto the h/w...

Seriously, I showed DJ all about that when we went to PA last fall!

The best is when you turn around at 130-135 and look back like where is everybody!




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