3rd Annual Duluth Trip, October 13th-14th (NWS)

Discussion in 'MNSubaru Event Center' started by Justin, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. blackozone
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    I'm not going to lie, I pooped myself a little having to make that pass... and then pull into a gas station immediately after. I'm surprised they didn't at least call us some names.
     
  2. EtchyLives
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    lulz at lee.
     
  3. Justin
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    imo if i was driving an a country road like that(or any road for that matter) and saw a large group of cars that looked to be a club of some sort and they were obviously wanting to go faster than me...i would pull over in a heartbeat and let them by. to bad everyone out there doesnt have the courtesy to do this
     
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    Steve,

    It was great meeting you this weekend. I hope we can continue what we shared - but this time online - in the coming months.
     
  5. Bielke55
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    *thud*
     
  6. readymix
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    readymix ...Lest ye be trod upon... Staff Member

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    Not just that, but those bikers were having trouble maintaining the posted speed limit. If they were going the posted speed, it would have been ok. But they were dipping speed alot, 10mph slower at times than the posted speed. At that point it is time to get the hell out of the way. There were cars that weren't with our group backing up behind us.
     
  7. EtchyLives
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    Perhaps if the assbags hadn't been cruising below the speed limit and then sped up after we started to try to pass them they would have had a moral leg to stand on.
     
  8. blackozone
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    True enough, they weren't being very courteous, but I still feel guilty about... aw **** it, they suck...
     
  9. Dynapar
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    that was the worst part. when I was finally able to pass them it took me like 2 miles to do it becuase they were speeding up next to me. it got nuts. they are all peachy going 50, I go to pass it take me the whole straight stretch. I hit 95 and look over the lead biker is pulling ahead of the group and is next to me so i cant get over. as i am cresting a little hill i hear "oncoming traffic" over the radio. I thought i was toast. good thing justin/kelly were far enough up there to give a good sized warning.

    if my Hellas were working i would have given them a piece of my mind. we should have boxed them in or slowed them down. stupid #%^&$^&*$%^!@%^#&*#%^&@#$^@#$%&#^&@
     
  10. Dizmal
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    Should have fraged them
     
  11. blackozone
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    I knew I should have brought my hand grenades with... I'm always unprepared!

    Better yet Dizmal, you should have given them some of the Sunflower and made them swerve off the road...
     
  12. Dizmal
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    My sunflower brings all the boys to the yard,
    And they're like
    It's better than yours,
    Damn right it's better than yours,
    I can teach you,
    But I have to charge
     
  13. Paul Revere
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    How much??
     
  14. SomethingsWrong
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    :bs:



    :lollol:
     
  15. blackozone
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    ...sometimes I have a soul...
     
  16. SomethingsWrong
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    no. i think not. its in my closet between a yeti skull and my lesbianinterracialamishmidgetpr0n collection
     
  17. EggRoll
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    ugh...so who wants to go to court with me? =]
     
  18. Bielke55
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    when?
     
  19. AWDimprezaL
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    court? ruh roh reckless?
     
  20. blackozone
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    "Careless" I think.
     
  21. EtchyLives
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    That sucks, B.

    Did anyone give any statements or did the cop just decide, "Hmm... tire tracks... ditch... ticket."

    I'm sure you might be able to find some witnesses around here.

    When is the court date?
     
  22. AspitFire
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    you swerved to avoide an animal right???
     
  23. Scuba Steve
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    Better not be a reckless. I heard from Matt that there was a Yeti(?) running out on the road, that's why you swerved...right?
     
  24. silver03
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    ^^Get back in the garage...
     
  25. Scuba Steve
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    engine is still hot....waiting a bit. I already burnt my hand today...thxs...

    back to topic
     
  26. EggRoll
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    lol, not a reckless, it was a careless. The court date is November 15 at 8:30 a.m. The officer was kind of rude, didn't bother to ask how we were, more like how fast? I said 30, and he said seriously, how fast, and I said 30, and he said give me your license. I'm gonna fight it though because it seems like there are plenty of people willing to back me up. I pretty much learned my lesson to go 2 mph on a curve. =[ and if the insurance people drive through there they will see there is gravel not just only on that curve but the others too.
     
  27. EggRoll
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    If only we could catch that damned yeti.. He stole the beef jerky, a$$ hole..
     
  28. Dynapar
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    if its a careless. i think it entails that you were not paying attention to what you were doing. in which case it should be pretty easy to get it dropped since you did know exactly what you were doing (stopping quickly) and people can back you up on it (proof).

    i am reminded of the story of the guy who got a speeding ticket and a careless for excissive speed. he went to court and told the court he knew exactly what he was doing and was in control, and that removed the grounds for the careless.
     
  29. bhiku
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    Wow, sounds like quite a trip. I tried to run into ya'll in Duluth but missed you somewhere. Reading through the forums I see maybe why. "Well laid plans of mice and men oft gang alay..." or somesuch.
     
  30. blackozone
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    I don't know what the hell that means but if you're saying we got lost, you're right.
     
  31. bhiku
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    lol... well, I'm not Scottish so I don't know exactly what that means either... but I am guessing getting lost is probably covered in there.
     
  32. AWDimprezaL
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    still not following.
     
  33. Justin
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    lucky you didnt get a reckless...that would be much worse
     
  34. phi11
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    hay, justin, are there any t-shirts left???

    I may need to get one more.
     
  35. Bielke55
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    I forgot to get one also any left?
     
  36. bhiku
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    Hmmm, didn't mean to create a sidetrack; but for clarity I was referencing a Bobby Burns poem (incorrectly, it seems). Sorry. First is the original and second a more modern "English" rendering:

    The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley,
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

    (The best laid schemes of Mice and Men
    oft go awry,
    And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
    For promised joy!)

    Robert Burns, To a Mouse (Poem, November, 1785)
    http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Robert_Burns/

    now, back to the Duluth Cruise...
     
  37. RallyImp05
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    since i live up here i could. (even tho i wasnt there oh well ive lied to the judge b4...) let me know. i am assuming you have to go up here?
     
  38. EggRoll
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    I gotta go to Carlton County court. =/ dammmmnit
     
  39. Shibbs
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    Make sure you mention that the leaves on the road also hampered your traction, along with the gravel and improper shoulders of the road.
     
  40. TSTRBOY2004
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    just tell them you cant make it and want a satellite link up cause you no longer have a car to drive ;)
     
  41. Dynapar
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    did anyone get pics of the road w/ gravel on it or the bad shoulder?
     
  42. EggRoll
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    I got some, exactly where the white line ends is where it starts to crumble.I think you can see it in the picture with the tow rope attached to my bumper...
     
  43. Justin
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    yep, i have a few left
     
  44. Dynapar
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    good deal. that will help alot in court.

    I am still kinda surprised my tranny didnt go. it got a real work out. up/down/up/down/down/up/up/down/up..... 4k+ rpms the whole time...
     
  45. subytek
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    I'm sorry for Bee's loss, but 210 has to be one of the coolest roads I have ever driven on.