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    I Raced a Harley & only just won!!

    I raced a Harley the other night, 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 down hill roads with no straight sections to speak of and where most of the curves have warning signs that say "30 KPH".

    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 fender. 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 road. 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.

    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 road, 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 yards. 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 road.
    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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    That is some fuuny sh*t bro , and I ride a Harley . ( I'll get you next time damn you )
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    lol ! you had me right to the end. haha good one
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    Oh man... as I was reading through the story I was thinking "Oh man he's gonna get burned for posting this." But in the end it all made sence. Classic!
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    That is a great story, gotta tell a shorter version of that to my irrational Harley loving uncle, who can't stand the facts
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    Haha, I was reading it and thinking to myself, "What kind of fuckin harley has more horsepower than 220hp turbocharged gixxer?... wtf!"
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    rlol. you just made my day.

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    that was an awesome read. well done, must have been fun as hell
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    +1 on awesome!!

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    I'm just here for the intelligent conversation.
    It's funny every time I read it.

    But in all seriousness. My girlfriend's dad passed a harley while on his road bike on the Furry Creek passing lane... going up hill.

    There's was obviously something wrong with the harley, but it's made for a good story nonetheless.

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