Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:07 am

Molto Verboso
Dongfang 170cc, CF Moto Fashion 250
Joined: 07 Dec 2008
Posts: 1632
Location: Hyde Park, New York
 
Molto Verboso
Dongfang 170cc, CF Moto Fashion 250
Joined: 07 Dec 2008
Posts: 1632
Location: Hyde Park, New York
Mon Sep 05, 2022 8:07 am linkquote
This past Saturday I attended an event in honor of Gabe Hayes. Hayes served three tours in Iraq before a mine blew up his groups Humvee and he suffered nerve and vascular damage to his lower limbs. After coming home he succumbed to a clot going to his heart and taking him.

This was the third time I attended this event and each ride has been exceptional. The route that day was sixty-nine miles and I used the Helix clone. This time I let everyone start in front of me so I was last in line. I did it so I could back off before hills and turns and then gas it, get the revs up and regain the gap to the ridder in front of me instead of being stuck at low revs when the big V-Twin crowd would hit the brakes and then yank on their throttles and leave me struggling not to be an obstacle in the middle of the group as my engine regained revs. It worked well and I could hesitate for a few seconds and then charge turns and hills.

At the end there was a great party with a live band and good food. It was a great day for a good cause.

Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:43 pm

Enthusiast
2001 ET4 "Mona"
Joined: 09 Sep 2021
Posts: 95
Location: South Jersey
 
Enthusiast
2001 ET4 "Mona"
Joined: 09 Sep 2021
Posts: 95
Location: South Jersey
Mon Sep 05, 2022 6:43 pm linkquote
kz1000ST wrote:
This time I let everyone start in front of me so I was last in line. I did it so I could back off before hills and turns and then gas it, get the revs up and regain the gap to the ridder in front of me instead of being stuck at low revs when the big V-Twin crowd would hit the brakes and then yank on their throttles and leave me struggling not to be an obstacle in the middle of the group as my engine regained revs.

So what you're saying is you don't play well with others? <G>

Just joking. Sounded good! Thanks for honoring Gabe.
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