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hi there one and all. i ride a humble 2002 CBR600F4I. i am 41 years old and though at times impulsive and bold, i regard myself as a fairly mature and responsible rider. I don't know about you guys and where you live but down here in Cape Town robot to robot drag racing is a common sight by both bikers and motorists. i find this sort of behaviour very childish and dangerous and I must confess did get caught up in it once or twice. it seems to be addictive. most of the bikers here are speed freaks and have scant regard for their own or the lives of others or the law for that matter. i often have guys trying to engage me into a race. I am keen to know what you guys think about this and whether it also occurs in your own cities. by the way, bikers here see their bikes as extensions of their egos. ever seen a nut in a pathetic yamaha jog trying to beat you on your superbike at a stop light. i say no more. Cheers and safe riding.
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whats robot to robot??
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Re: immature riders in cape town, south africa

seems our lingo differs. simply means from one street light to the next street light sometimes stretching over a few hundred meters. bikers especially can get up to 100mph in perilously narrow dual lane public roads.
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Hmm, ive got caught up in 'Robot to Robot' before, not boasting but its very addictive.

I dont know if its just me, but as soon as i zip my leathers up and press the starter button on my bike my adrenaline levels rise so much. Call me imature and childish, but i love that feeling. That buzz is the thing that has kept me on a bike for my whole life, and i crave it.

Racing should be kept off the streets and on the track, problem is the tracks are so far apart and some expensive to go on that riders and drivers tend to turn to thr streets...

Ive pulled up next to a Carrera GT4 on a dual carriage way, and also a Range Rover SuperSport Vogue what ever, and i have opened my bike up but that is in areas i know, where there is no traffic, no cameras, no side enterences for people to pull out from and no crossings for people to walk accross.

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Re: immature riders in cape town, south africa

hi twincam. thanks for being honest and informative. at least i now no that it does happen everywhere. got an iffy reply from maci4life. his profile pic says it all. seems like a hardcore traffic light racer. he should try visiting cape town, he'll get eaten alive.
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hi twincam. thanks for being honest and informative. at least i now no that it does happen everywhere. got an iffy reply from maci4life. his profile pic says it all. seems like a hardcore traffic light racer. he should try visiting cape town, he'll get eaten alive.
Never judge a book by its cover, he may be as mature as us...

Over here we have a lot of ricers in their cars, they could easily put a tonne of weight in it and not even modify the engine apart from a rear muffler, air filter and maybe if they could push the bank that extra bit, a superchip.

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Re: immature riders in cape town, south africa

point taken bud. but come on, i am sure you know a nut on a superbike when you see and here one. anyway, try to kick your bad habit. it's hard, trust me. like trying to quit smoking or any other bad habit. remember, it's not when you go but how you go(die). very common saying down here in the Cape but never practiced though. don't know if you've got kids or a wife or a mother. but next time you tempted to dice(with your life), picture your loved ones. don't want them fetching you from the road in a body bag. remember, change your thoughts(mindset) and you'll change your life. you are far more valuable to this world than those stupid morons you dicing with, who are on a war path to seld destruction. Peace and stay safe, my brother.
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