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Mountain climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 12, 2005 - 04:43am PT
At times I've heard people that climb look at motorcycle riding as dangerous. I thought I'd pose this question to the board and see how many like to ride, and if so, what do you ride.

I ride a 1997 Harley FatBoy. Cut my teeth on a BSA 441 "One Lunger" and then on to a 750 Atlas Commando. But my heart was always pounding for a Harley.

Aug 12, 2005 - 08:35am PT
ridden street for thirty years.
doing a 600 miler today.
share the road. :)
Southern Man

Aug 12, 2005 - 09:06am PT
1993 Ducati 900 Super Sport and a 1976 BMW R90s. Life begins in the, I mean on the sharp, it's all good. Given a choice between a weekend of Climbing and attending a track-day weekend, I spend Sat. at the track and Sun. Climbing. What a great weekend!

right behind you
Aug 12, 2005 - 09:42am PT
Ninja 600

Boulder climber
The route out of the abyss
Aug 12, 2005 - 09:53am PT
650 Yamaha Maxim
trapeze artemis

Surf City
Aug 12, 2005 - 10:47am PT
Used to ride daily.
Once went 3 1/2 years without a car just 2 bikes.
I survived an accident with 72 stitches in my neck, 16 in my forehead and a torn medial collateral ligament.

Bikes I've owned...
750 Triumph
SRX600 (it's a thumper)

Trad climber
Aug 12, 2005 - 12:05pm PT
nowadays I am riding a 1995 BMW R100S, its a sweet ride... Keep hoping to upgrade again, maybe R1150...

Trad climber
All over
Aug 12, 2005 - 01:36pm PT
2001 Aprilia Falco (silver)
2002 Suzuki V-strom

70,000 miles in 6 years and counting...

Motorcycling is as dangerous as you let it be. Like climbing. Just consider the oncoming traffic rockfall and its all the same game.


Trad climber
Aug 12, 2005 - 02:25pm PT
Started out with a cute lil Honda 250, then moved up to the sweetest ride I ever had.... 1969 ElectroGlide. Had her for many moons but let it go four years ago. Now got no bike, until the next Harley grabs my eye. Someday.

Joe Metz

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 12, 2005 - 03:56pm PT
Started climbing in 1971, riding in 1977. Been injured doing both. Suzuki GS425, Yamaha XS500, Suzuki SV650, Suzuki GS700. Why would anyone want to ride a Harley?

Aug 12, 2005 - 07:35pm PT

'00 Honda CBR929RR
Blue '03 Kawasaki ZRX 1200R

it's a lot like climbing, just horizontal and a little faster.
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 12, 2005 - 07:55pm PT
The only thing that makes bikes more dangerious than climbing is that other people have a lot more -impact- on you. Pardon the pun.

I have owend:
GS500E, TZ250, RD350 and now ride an SV650.
The GS was a good bike to learn on,
The TZ and RD where both a kick, but a hand full on the street
the SV is a good middle ground; Like a clasic 5.8

I have no idea why anyone would want to Ride a Harley, loud, heavy and not very smooth, [except maby the ElectroGlide ;)].

Social climber
So Cal
Aug 12, 2005 - 09:38pm PT
Then a 1968 R69S BMW, Still have it. Anyone want to buy it?

Quit when it got to more than one NDE experience per month.

Rather live longer and climb more. Ti's safer!

LA ain't the place to ride any more.

Cardiff by the sea
Aug 12, 2005 - 10:21pm PT
Great analogy holdplease2!!

Had a 94' Yamaha FZR 600 and fantasize everytime I see one, about owning new Yamaha R6

Mountain climber
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2005 - 12:37am PT
T2...I did a google on your dream bike and came up with a Yamaha outboard motor. Now I can appreciate living on the edge, but where do you put your feet?
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Aug 13, 2005 - 01:21am PT
I left Yosemite in 1983 to return to school in Berkeley. Both to deal with nasty parking around campus and to replace my adreniline fix needs, I bought a Yamaha XT 250. Worked great. I brought it back to Yosemite in 1986 and rode it around the local forest service backroads.

Then came the helmet law. I know it's lame but I just hate em, for climbing and biking around town too. Sold the bike. Probably needed to downsize anyway.



Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 13, 2005 - 01:32am PT
Only rode Dirt Bikes...but had some wild times as a kid! Don't ride much anymore...alas!

Cardiff by the sea
Aug 13, 2005 - 12:59pm PT
Your right Licky, typo on my part I ment R6 sorry!
Eric Chisholm

Trad climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 13, 2005 - 05:21pm PT
Hay klaus, How do you like the FZ1? I was looking in to gitting an FZ6.
Joe Doty

Social climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Aug 13, 2005 - 07:06pm PT
Hey klaus, nice fazer! I have an '02 that i've owned for a year now. I also have a '78 Yamaha SR500. I live in a house with two other motorcycle freaks.

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