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    TBR Hawk Story in Cycle News 6-1-21

    So the story of the Two Brothers Racing Hawk is recounted in Cycle News this week. Facsimile attached.
    https://magazine.cyclenews.com/i/137...22-june-2/130?

    TBR Hawk Cycle News.png

    #2
    I used to love this story and I he whole TBR thing..

    Until they showed up here and it turned out they are pricks.
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      LOL. Also it's fun to see how some of the performance myths were born, and are perpetuated.

      Originally Posted by 6 View Post

      Until they showed up here and it turned out they are pricks.
      J.D. Hord
      Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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        #4
        ricksax - Thank you for posting this article!
        Bi-Coastal U.S.A.: Los Angeles, CA and Long Island, NY

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          #5
          Originally Posted by 6 View Post
          I used to love this story and I he whole TBR thing..

          Until they showed up here and it turned out they are pricks.
          Were they pricks? Certain people around here take issue with the idea that anyone not on their own 'approved personality lists' could ever accomplish anything worthwhile (especiallly with a hawk).

          That said, most racers, especially accomplished ones, and especially, especially, formerly accomplished ones have a certain amount of hubris.

          The mythology of this bike is high, and like any myth, it does not well match reality. Just like how fast I think my bikes are!

          I thought it was cool when they were around anyway - in spite of the Erion's liberal interpretation of their performance numbers, I wish we would have been more welcoming as a community.

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            #6
            Originally Posted by riot View Post

            Were they pricks? Certain people around here take issue with the idea that anyone not on their own 'approved personality lists' could ever accomplish anything worthwhile (especiallly with a hawk).

            That said, most racers, especially accomplished ones, and especially, especially, formerly accomplished ones have a certain amount of hubris.

            The mythology of this bike is high, and like any myth, it does not well match reality. Just like how fast I think my bikes are!

            I thought it was cool when they were around anyway - in spite of the Erion's liberal interpretation of their performance numbers, I wish we would have been more welcoming as a community.
            First and foremost they FAKED dyno results and showed somthing like a 60% HP gain (maybe even more) from installing one of their pipes.

            Dude that was bad.. it was like they ran it on one cylinder then plugged in the second with their pipe.

            They where dicks. It went beyond cocky racer shit and straight to "ohhhhh... You are a fucking asshole" territory.
            Last edited by 6; 06-02-2021, 10:04 AM.
            Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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              #7
              We have our fair share of Chucky racers here, they come and go. We get it and tolerance is high for that. Those dudes where next level.. and they got a very warm welcome.

              Till they out stayed that welcome, which is hard to do here. Lots of people get a luke warm welcome, or even a harsh one.. but when you have been around for any amount of time you get a level of acceptance, no matter how hard you may be.. grating on this community enough to be rejected is hard. Very hard.
              Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by riot View Post

                Were they pricks? Certain people around here take issue with the idea that anyone not on their own 'approved personality lists' could ever accomplish anything worthwhile (especiallly with a hawk).

                That said, most racers, especially accomplished ones, and especially, especially, formerly accomplished ones have a certain amount of hubris.

                The mythology of this bike is high, and like any myth, it does not well match reality. Just like how fast I think my bikes are!

                I thought it was cool when they were around anyway - in spite of the Erion's liberal interpretation of their performance numbers, I wish we would have been more welcoming as a community.

                Yeah,this.
                Last edited by joel; 06-02-2021, 04:11 PM.

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                  #9
                  Fun read, thanks for posting.

                  Originally Posted by 6 View Post
                  Lots of people get a luke warm welcome, or even a harsh one.. but when you have been around for any amount of time you get a level of acceptance.
                  This coupled with what Riot said earlier, is maybe why we have a retention problem, I think a lot of folks bail out of this forum before they reach "acceptance" and that's a shame.

                  sears

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