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Ride of the Century-St Louis-Aug31-Sept1





MEGA sportbike event held every year in St Louis.

Anyone else going? Gonna be my first year. I am gearing up and getting ready!








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I'm gonna say "no".

Not my scene. I don't wear Icon and Joe Rocket jackets with Mechanix gloves and DC tennis shoes as my "gear".

It's a personal choice and though this comes across as condescending I assure it isn't. I just don't associate with people who ride like that and draw attention to themselves and then wonder "why do the cops have it in for me".

Professionals do it in a professional environment on a closed course.

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TO each his own........I think aside from the actual controlled stunt displays and competitions being held at the bike bike dealer on Saturday, the big ride on Sunday at 2 is mainly just a massive sportbike event of biblical proportions and little control by the police. THere are so many of them.....

The ride on Sunday is about 3K-4K strong.........

Call me what you will, but I am looking forward to it. Was in on a pretty big sportbike ride in St Louis a couple weeks ago with about 50 of us, and it was so much fun....

Really looking forward to my first ROC......Careful and cautious, first and foremost.....at least as careful and cautious as you can be in a pack that size..

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I wouldn't for a couple reasons
  1. I don't like riding in big, well organized groups. They have crashes caused by rider error. During that, they have catastrophes caused by rider stupidity
  2. Every year, the LEOs get angrier and more frustrated at their ineffectual response. It's only a matter of time before one of them lashes out and things go really wrong.
  3. Don't want some cop posing with my HP4 like it's some 10 point buck he bagged one fine mornin. The exotics will be the trophies during a takedown.
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Those huge rides suck balls. It's like being in an orgy....hard to concentrate on what's in front of you and it could lead to your death

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I wouldn't for a couple reasons
  1. I don't like riding in big, well organized groups. They have crashes caused by rider error. During that, they have catastrophes caused by rider stupidity
  2. Every year, the LEOs get angrier and more frustrated at their ineffectual response. It's only a matter of time before one of them lashes out and things go really wrong.
  3. Don't want some cop posing with my HP4 like it's some 10 point buck he bagged one fine mornin. The exotics will be the trophies during a takedown.

Haha, trophy catch is right!

I'm out!
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TO each his own........I think aside from the actual controlled stunt displays and competitions being held at the bike bike dealer on Saturday, the big ride on Sunday at 2 is mainly just a massive sportbike event of biblical proportions and little control by the police. THere are so many of them.....

The ride on Sunday is about 3K-4K strong.........

Call me what you will, but I am looking forward to it. Was in on a pretty big sportbike ride in St Louis a couple weeks ago with about 50 of us, and it was so much fun....

Really looking forward to my first ROC......Careful and cautious, first and foremost.....at least as careful and cautious as you can be in a pack that size..
You and your boys are lucky that TV cop characters like Vick Mackey are just what they are, tv characters. Judging by all the footage from previous years, ROC attendees have been very naughty. If i was attending those type of rides I would feel blessed that certain laws prevent vicious roadside beatings for doing horsecrap like felony eluding, "controlled" stunt riding on public highways and etc.
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I wouldn't for a couple reasons
  1. I don't like riding in big, well organized groups. They have crashes caused by rider error. During that, they have catastrophes caused by rider stupidity
  2. Every year, the LEOs get angrier and more frustrated at their ineffectual response. It's only a matter of time before one of them lashes out and things go really wrong.
  3. Don't want some cop posing with my HP4 like it's some 10 point buck he bagged one fine mornin. The exotics will be the trophies during a takedown.
One of these years, we will see a footage of a Rodney King style beat down during one of these rad events.
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You and your boys are lucky that TV cop characters like Vick Mackey are just what they are, tv characters. Judging by all the footage from previous years, ROC attendees have been very naughty. If i was attending those type of rides I would feel blessed that certain laws prevent vicious roadside beatings for doing horsecrap like felony eluding, "controlled" stunt riding on public highways and etc.
One of these years, we will see a footage of a Rodney King style beat down during one of these rad events.
Was thinking more along the lines of one of them either "accidentally" pulling into the path of them (sorry mates I didn't see ya!). Or "losing control" of his vehicle.

Either could potentially take out a dozen or more
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Was thinking more along the lines of one of them either "accidentally" pulling into the path of them (sorry mates I didn't see ya!). Or "losing control" of his vehicle.

Either could potentially take out a dozen or more
These wastes of air are not worth the lawsuits. I am hoping for at least one of vids like this.

Motorcycle stunt rider hits cop car while riding a wheelie crash fail [ORIGINAL] Viral Crashes - YouTube
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