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Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing.  Half helmets, t-shirts and America iron. Sobriety optional.   
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 08:10:44 AM »
Sick trick but funny to watch.  :D
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 08:16:56 AM »
Looks like they were having fun!  :bike

But, I wonder how many wake up the next day hurting, look at the damage to their bikes, and asked themselves "what the hell was I thinking?"   :BEER: 

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 08:26:59 AM »
After they eliminated all the first corner crashers there were a couple of good riders. But......what were they thinking...flat track the bike you rode there.  ??? Some will need to truck them home.
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 08:26:59 AM »

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2014, 09:23:42 AM »

I took a(n authorized) break from cleaning for company to watch that.

Was prepared to mock those folks, but almost cheered for 'em when I saw it all.  God bless 'em for that sort of Úlan.

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2014, 10:06:54 AM »
Looks like they were having fun!  :bike

But, I wonder how many wake up the next day hurting, look at the damage to their bikes, and asked themselves "what the hell was I thinking?"   :BEER: 

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There were even some baggers out there with the bags still on.   I'd have thought you want to at least remove them before going out so they didn't get damaged in the inevitable crash.
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2014, 10:19:35 AM »
I like it. I would be into a run what ya brung flat amateur flat track racing. Especially with the lax rules they appeared to have.   

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2014, 10:39:39 AM »
Confirms my suspicions about Harley riders! There were a couple Buells in there and their riders seemed to do a bit better. And WTH, Buell Blasts are pretty much disposable anyway!@
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2014, 10:42:00 AM »
That's at Costa Mesa Speedway in Orange County Ca. That is one of the most entertaining events!  Nothing like watching all of the chrome fly.  There's usually one guy with horns on his helmet that cleans up on a big bagger.  I can't believe they still allow this in Ca. but I love it!
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2014, 11:04:57 AM »
Not something one wants their insurance agent to find out  :D

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2014, 11:07:50 AM »
Mostly complete dip shits, but you can tell a couple of the riders had some experience of one kind or another, if not a bit of a knack.

I'm sure it is fun to watch, but looks like a very good way to get hurt and spend lots of $$$.


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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2014, 11:13:44 AM »
A tip of the hat to the race track.  The liability has to be out of this world or maybe they just don't understand what liability is.  ::)  Looks like a lot of fun to me.  ;-T 50 years, or so, ago I'd been right in the middle of that. Hold my  :BEER: and look out.   :bike
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2014, 11:36:32 AM »
A tip of the hat to the race track.  The liability has to be out of this world or maybe they just don't understand what liability is.  ::)  Looks like a lot of fun to me.  ;-T 50 years, or so, ago I'd been right in the middle of that. Hold my  :BEER: and look out.   :bike
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That was my very first thought.  Old-fashioned "run whut ya brung" racing is all very well, and probably went over fine 60 years ago, but what's this business with T-shirts and no protective gear and probably half-lit?   Even the simplest "track day" requires 90% tread tires, full body protection, etc.

If one of those idiots broke his neck and was a quadraplegic for the next 50 years, he'd not only own the track but the assets of everyone who had anything to do with it, probably including the bike manufacturer, doesn't matter what kind of "release" he signed.

I suppose we'll find out for sure some day.   Meanwhile, my judgmental, prejudiced, bigoted impressions of "bad-ass Harley Riders" as incompetent posing morons has just been re-inforced ...

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2014, 11:47:58 AM »
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2014, 11:54:26 AM »
That was my very first thought.  Old-fashioned "run whut ya brung" racing is all very well, and probably went over fine 60 years ago, but what's this business with T-shirts and no protective gear and probably half-lit?   Even the simplest "track day" requires 90% tread tires, full body protection, etc.

If one of those idiots broke his neck and was a quadraplegic for the next 50 years, he'd not only own the track but the assets of everyone who had anything to do with it, probably including the bike manufacturer, doesn't matter what kind of "release" he signed.

I suppose we'll find out for sure some day.   Meanwhile, my judgmental, prejudiced, bigoted impressions of "bad-ass Harley Riders" as incompetent posing morons has just been re-inforced ...

Lannis   ;)

 I don't know if you can really sue the track after signing the wavers all tracks have. Riders/drivers get banged up and occasionally dead on race tracks everywhere.If it was easy to sue there would be no race tracks. But if there's gross negligence on the part of the track, like equipment regulations that aren't what's accepted as safe....might be different.
 But it's fun to watch and I would do that no problem but not on a heavy expensive street bike.
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2014, 12:23:36 PM »
Looked like the very definition of "gross negligence"!
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2014, 12:50:56 PM »
:+1

There were even some baggers out there with the bags still on.   I'd have thought you want to at least remove them before going out so they didn't get damaged in the inevitable crash.


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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2014, 01:41:41 PM »
Looked like the very definition of "gross negligence"!

I'm not a lawyer, don't even play one on TV.   But if I was, I'd take the hurt or killed rider's case on, on a contingency basis, in a second.

I don't know.  Maybe it's like a local rodeo, where any drunk redneck who thinks he can ride a bull is welcome to go out and give it a try?   That seems to be pretty popular, maybe this is the same kind of thing.   I just hate to see one more thing that indicates to the non-motorcycling world that we motorcyclists are just feckless idiots ....  :BEER:

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2014, 03:14:29 PM »
Frankly I'm glad to see some people with the attachments needed to do this, organizers and participants.

And the poor bugger with the tshirt and coal-scuttle helmet gets my applause for getting up so many times.

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2014, 03:28:55 PM »
Frankly I'm glad to see some people with the attachments needed to do this, organizers and participants.

And the poor bugger with the tshirt and coal-scuttle helmet gets my applause for getting up so many times.

Nah.   Reminds me of "Porky's" 

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I don't consider any of this a sign of bravery and manliness .... but that's just me.

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2014, 03:37:43 PM »
Not about bravery or manliness. Certainly not manliness with the young lady out there.  Well, maybe it is about bravery. It's hard to get on the fast side of the fence. Most find excuses to stay on the couch.

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2014, 04:01:44 PM »
Great fun to watch, and probably to do. I would have been a watcher.
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2014, 04:12:00 PM »
My son rides offroad, and wears about $1200 worth of top-notch safety gear while tearing around on his crappy $500 dirt bike.

The knuckleheads in the video are the inverse: maybe a $100 helmet while crashing a $35,000 bike. It's entertaining to watch, but in a 'watch the monkeys throw their feces' sort of way. Maybe I'm just no fun.
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2014, 04:21:31 PM »
Remember Joe Namath in CC and Company...Choppers on the MX course and then Choppers on flat track?

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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2014, 04:48:24 PM »
 Good ole boy fun! In the comments someone mention that Roland Sands was the winner. 
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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2014, 05:46:53 PM »
I never understand when people drive their personal vehicles into situations where they could get smashed up.

Friend of mine decided to take his truck to huckfest on the pismo dunes, he rolled it and smashed it up good, he'd just paid it off too...

then you got these guys demolishing some of their bikes. Stupid is as stupid does...

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2014, 06:15:57 PM »
I must confess to having driven a bus, full of passengers, round a speedway track (1/4 mile dirt) once. I wasn't racing anyone though, it was just a spur of the moment thing.  ;D
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« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2014, 06:49:46 PM »
I must confess to having driven a bus, full of passengers, round a speedway track (1/4 mile dirt) once. I wasn't racing anyone though, it was just a spur of the moment thing.  ;D

We are a strange lot  ;D Did you "back 'er in" to the corners John ? ;D

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2014, 06:49:58 PM »
Listen to the audio at 5:00 mark...race winner was Roland Sands. Watch how he is riding and it doesn't surprise me how well he did. I was surprised the Buell rider did that well.

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Re: Harley (Cruiser) Flat Track Racing, What could possibly go wrong? (NGC)
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2014, 09:33:18 PM »
We are a strange lot  ;D Did you "back 'er in" to the corners John ? ;D

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 ;D  I took it pretty easy actually. I was in an oldish fluid drive Leyland that weighed 11 tons on it's own, and the track was as rough as hell!
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