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Old 08-12-2017, 08:07 PM
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Was working on the bike today. Preps for a two week road adventure. Off in the distance I hear the unmistakable exhaust tone of a HARLEY. I break for a moment to listen. Really listen. I hear the shifting of the gears as the speed increases. Then the dulling of the sound as it fades. It brings a smile of satisfaction as I think to myself, when out on my bike, the people who've taken the time to hear the same.
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Yep. Do the same thing. I live on a mountain road where bikes like to ride. Now even my girlfriend knows when a Harley is going by before it gets to the house.
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Yup, even here in the suburbs I hear them go by. Have a few in the neighborhood as well.
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When I get beside a bike, I kill the radio and roll the window down. And living on one of two roads going out of town, I hear them pretty often.

Funny story...before we got our first bike, my wife used to complain about bikes going by because "they're loud and making me hear them." Now, she looks out of the window, if the blind is open and even says, "motorcycle." She's ready done a 180.
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We've all been that guy...yup
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Yep. Do the same thing. I live on a mountain road where bikes like to ride. Now even my girlfriend knows when a Harley is going by before it gets to the house.
Caskill is a great area to ride in! I'm on a dead end, .... I mean "Cul d sac" so I only hear the roar in the distance, but you know when its a Harley.
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:28 AM
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I always do this, especially downtown, where I work. The sound of a Harley echoes off all of the tall buildings... You can hear one coming from 10-15 blocks away.
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Caskill is a great area to ride in! I'm on a dead end, .... I mean "Cul d sac" so I only hear the roar in the distance, but you know when its a Harley.
Dead ends have their advantage. Grew up on one.
You have RT 7! I've taken it up from Kent Falls all the way to VT.
Many bikes on that road!
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Yep, I usually listen as well and if I'm in sight, I always like seeing what others are riding. Today however, everyone will be listening to me leaving town. See ya suckers!!
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So do I. When I'm too old to ride I can only imagine how much that sound will hurt.
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