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post #31 of 123 Old 02-18-2016, 08:25 AM
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Well if this event is such a problem in years past every news outlet in the Delaware Valley would beat that story to no end. Looking at the facebook pages for this event it looks it's been going on for 3 years.

There's idiots at every kind of motorcycling event that involves a group of motorcycles big or small. From what I've looked into this looks like a fun event that hasn't had any problems with law enforcement or anything for that matter.

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From what I've looked into this looks like a fun event that hasn't had any problems with law enforcement or anything for that matter.[/URL]
I guess since there have been recent rides that have actually shut down cities (MLK day) with criminal behavior, I jumped to the conclusion that a ride named 'shut the city down' was going to result in negative behaviors.
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To be fair 90% of rides that are massive in scale and have anything to do with a city tend to be negative in behaviour. And even in organized events theres still likely to be a few asshats who want to show off.

As much as id like to go just to meet people and see some rides, generally im going to stay away from any huge meetups like this, regardless of who the organizer is
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I think it's just a really bad title to elicit the reaction that it's getting(so maybe it's a really good title depending on your perspective?). Compared to other places, PA riders are (from what I've seen) pretty low key. And Philly loves itself some drama so if there were issues, like Predator said, it would be beat to death in the local news.

This is the first I've ever heard about this.
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Still trying to figure out why cali riders are posting their meaningless replies on a post for a "east coast" ride ... smh
If you can't go/don't wanna go.. then stfu.

Simply informing real riders (you know the ones who know their local biker community, or wouldn't mind meeting new people in the area, of this event)..

There's a few poop dicks in this forum, who ALWAYS have something to say.. a lil pack of cowards..talking shit on the internet..
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"Real riders"? I've been riding since you were shitting your pampers. I started a riding organization that, at its height, had more than 300 members. I'm an avid street rider, track rider, and rider advocate for motorcyclists rights as well as safety. For my job I promote the U.S. national road racing series. But... I'm not a "real rider". mmmkay... cool.

You seem to think that just because some of us on one side of the country are calling out a ride like this as (generally) shining a less than attractive light on the sport bike community, that we shouldn't be allowed to have an opinion? I'm actually interested in knowing more about the organizers and what the proceeds (if any) are going to. Are they trying to gain awareness for riders rights? Are they trying to build awareness for anything in particular? Cancer research? Fuck man.... give me something. Help me and the others understand. I'm a reasonable person. Educate me.... but don't call me a coward... because you have no idea who you're even talking to.

Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason. So when I see a ride entitled "Shut down the city" all I think of is this....


I'm not saying that there aren't legitimate rides like this. There are. The Love Ride has been around for decades in the L.A. area (32 years now) and proceeds go to Wounded Warrior Foundation. Jay Leno hosts the event most years and there are something like 15-20k bikes some years.

So don't come in here getting all shitty with your attitude calling people cowards and saying we're talking shit on the internet. (You just did the same exact thing dipshit).

You just basically called out a challenge of some sort. What are you trying to prove? My guess is that if I just happened to be out that way and walked up and saw your bike and said "Hey man... nice bike... I'm PowerGroove on the forums.", your attitude would not be the same as it is above with your statement. In fact, you'd probably feel a pit in your stomach because there it is... confrontation right in front of you. Whatcha gonna do? Punch me out just because I said hello? *smh* no... you wouldn't.

Now... as I've said... There are plenty of legitimate rides like this. Give us more info on the backround rather than being a dick. Maybe you'll change some people's opinions. Just sayin'...
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Well if this event is such a problem in years past every news outlet in the Delaware Valley would beat that story to no end. Looking at the facebook pages for this event it looks it's been going on for 3 years.

There's idiots at every kind of motorcycling event that involves a group of motorcycles big or small. From what I've looked into this looks like a fun event that hasn't had any problems with law enforcement or anything for that matter.

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I think it's just a really bad title to elicit the reaction that it's getting(so maybe it's a really good title depending on your perspective?). Compared to other places, PA riders are (from what I've seen) pretty low key. And Philly loves itself some drama so if there were issues, like Predator said, it would be beat to death in the local news.

This is the first I've ever heard about this.
Welp, so much for that
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2P-B950EM8 Towards the end you can see them blocking traffic, running reds, incorrect lane usage, etc...

If you were in a car during that time, I can definitely see someone getting seriously pissed.
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PG just a heads up i actually think this last Octobers love ride was the last one, which is kind of sad as my parents have been doing that ride for almost 10 years.

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PG just a heads up i actually think this last Octobers love ride was the last one, which is kind of sad as my parents have been doing that ride for almost 10 years.
They have had some financial issues with the ride... Yeah... I think it might be coming to a close. But I know the organizers are still trying to find a way to do it. Honestly.... They've missed out on something that would bring it back. They're shooting for the wrong demographic. My parents... your parents... etc. They're not as young as they used to be and honestly... they need to make it something that the younger generation can get behind and support.


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They have had some financial issues with the ride... Yeah... I think it might be coming to a close. But I know the organizers are still trying to find a way to do it. Honestly.... They've missed out on something that would bring it back. They're shooting for the wrong demographic. My parents... your parents... etc. They're not as young as they used to be and honestly... they need to make it something that the younger generation can get behind and support.
i agree, i herd some rumors that Danny Trejo (El Machete) is going to host some bike nights at his new taco spot once he opens to the public.

as far as the love ride, it was always a bunch of old people and dudes on harleys and dynas, so its not exactly my scene. if they were to change things up id consider going on the ride seeing as i currently just ride by myself.

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i agree, i herd some rumors that Danny Trejo (El Machete) is going to host some bike nights at his new taco spot once he opens to the public.

as far as the love ride, it was always a bunch of old people and dudes on harleys and dynas, so its not exactly my scene. if they were to change things up id consider going on the ride seeing as i currently just ride by myself.
I used to live right on Los Feliz Blvd down the street from Harley of Glendale where they'd start the festivities. They'd all get on the 5 Freeway at the Los Feliz onramp.... about 1/4 mile from my apartment. The one year I lived there I heard nothing but bikes getting on the freeway for a solid 4 straight hours. It was crazy!!

My dad is a Gold Wing guy but also rode his ZX7 a couple of years. Not a lot of other bikes than the cruiser crowd which definitely kills it for the younger peeps. And the bands they would line up to play at the end of the ride were great... but not many 25-35 year olds wanna go drink beer and listen to Steve Miller Band and Pat Benetar. (I would... but I've already seen both!).

They definitely missed the opportunity to make it something fresh and new a few years ago. They need to move it away from the "biker" thing and into a "Motorcycle" event.


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I used to live right on Los Feliz Blvd down the street from Harley of Glendale where they'd start the festivities. They'd all get on the 5 Freeway at the Los Feliz onramp.... about 1/4 mile from my apartment. The one year I lived there I heard nothing but bikes getting on the freeway for a solid 4 straight hours. It was crazy!!

My dad is a Gold Wing guy but also rode his ZX7 a couple of years. Not a lot of other bikes than the cruiser crowd which definitely kills it for the younger peeps. And the bands they would line up to play at the end of the ride were great... but not many 25-35 year olds wanna go drink beer and listen to Steve Miller Band and Pat Benetar. (I would... but I've already seen both!).

They definitely missed the opportunity to make it something fresh and new a few years ago. They need to move it away from the "biker" thing and into a "Motorcycle" event.
hah i used to live in Los Feliz growing up, Giamelas has the best pastrami ever!! I dont think i have ever seen an event like that for motorcycles, its usually just "club rides" and i have no interest in that kind of stuff. i am looking forward to laguna seca if i am able to make it out there.

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PG reading your reply to this asshat I mean reaper got me all excited. I am ready to join this ride, do some sick burnouts and wheelies and endos, rev the shit out of my bike, wear no t shirt or jacket just my icon stryker vest and shut the city down. AAARRGGGHHH
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Smh once again !! Wasn't as bad as u guys are saying and yes I'm in that video !!! Was great day overall !!! Did get little hectic in city but that only few min then we made destination and basically it's 3 bike shows put in one day and the ride is just the icing on the cake was cool !! Met some pretty decent people that day .. Plus countless photos of some really bad ass machines !
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