Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Brookfield, CT, USA
Superbike riders doing the expected ?
I was out yesterday for a nice ride. Beautiful weather here in CT. I live near a very large & popular gathering spot for riders and on Sunday sport bikes and (and others) flock to a little part of Danbury. You get an extreme concentration of bikes, and I must say I get disappointed every week with how the "superbike" riders are the biggest idiots on the road. I saw up close and personal the effects 6 of them had on traffic (and on me) as we rode a few miles coming off the hiway and into local streets. They were speeding in excess, splitting lanes and cutting people off. Traffic was heavy and many of the dangerous moves they made ended slowing them down so we kept meeting in traffic as I held my lane and speed. As we got into town cars I ended up next to were reacting to be "trashed" by these idiots and cutting me off or driving in anticipation of the "stupid sport bikes. At one point I was stopped at a traffic light next to one of these guys. He gives me a head nod, I lifted my vision and asked why he was riding like such a jerk. He had come down the exit ramp at over 100mph zipping by inches from me. I am 45, married and have a famliy. My inital reaction was to knock him off his bike and kick the crap out him but then you remenber your suppose to be the mature one. He gave no response and took off from the light cutting cars off for as long as I could see him. Once again, in the wake of his reckless riding, the cars I was near or passing were clearly ticked off by anything that looked like a sport bike. The only up part of the day was I had passed and ridden near 3 other Ducati's. Two monsters and one 749. Those 3 riders rode respectfully. I was happy to be on a Ducati because "in general" I really don't see that behavior on Duc's. The day reminded me all riders effect the way other motorist see us, so keep the "spirited" riding respectful and safe... and at least in my area be prepared to ride with cars that are use to sport bike riders being just plain stupid and dangerous.