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Old 18th October 2010, 23:47   #1
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Default My Short OTR with Yellow Hummer H3 & HD Road-King in Austin Texas

Hi Guys,

I am visiting Austin Texas & the last weekend has been very eventful

on the Saturday I took out a Harley Davidson Road-king to Texas Hill country loop as below:
Willow City Loop, Texas

On Sunday Drove Hummer H3 for about couple of hours too.
Both the vehicles belong to Tom McKeone program director at AMD
I cant thank him enough to Trust me & let me Ride & Drive his priced possessions

Oh yea an other pal of mine Ashwin & his wife Drove down from Dallas to see the HD & H3 too, hey had a ball of a time.

Let the pics speak:

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More pics:

HD: Picasa Web Albums - Gurkha Sunil - HDs
H3: Picasa Web Albums - Gurkha Sunil - H3

Cheers
Sunil
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Old 19th October 2010, 09:10   #2
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@Sunil - I would love to hear your experiences with HD Road King; I mean like in terms of handling, exhaust note, riding experience. I hope you did on a closed circuit rather than on highways isn't it?

PS - If I'm not wrong, the other guy in the pic is Ashwin isn't it?
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Old 19th October 2010, 20:43   #3
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Yes its Ashwin (Rocky),

The HD is Cool if its cursing at 70 MPH excellent stability, but if you want to corner it Or even take it in tight twists, he weight & Ground clearance come to play, you cant play with it.

The Torque is Awesome, even in 5th gear while cursing at 65MPH all you need to do to overtake is just blip the throttle no down shift needed, in an empty parking lot if you even slightly open ht throttle, you can hear echo!! that loud the exhaust note is

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Old 19th October 2010, 22:05   #4
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Hello , Sunil
this is really a feast for eyes , wow .

can you give some more pics & reports of thease 'encounters of a kind ' of yours ?

Good pics thanks for sharing

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Old 19th October 2010, 23:58   #5
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Hi Sudarshan,

Some more pics of the HD rider are here:
Picasa Web Albums - Vaseekaran Rajagopal - Bike Ride

My Lens has died due to severe off road use, so not many pics of hummer.

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Old 20th October 2010, 15:56   #6
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wow!!
lucky u..

when i was in Dallas i did not find any manager who would lend me his H3 or HD

did u do any other hardcore off-roading as well??
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No Sorry Rangan,

we could only do so much with a non owned vehicle, it did scrape once on a Rock climb & was kind of hinged

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