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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:32 PM
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Posted By steve68steve
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-14-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12,266
Views: 959,068
Posted By steve68steve
Was that wet GS at Hermey's yesterday afternoon?

Was that wet GS at Hermey's yesterday afternoon?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
It's equally interesting to ME the things your...

It's equally interesting to ME the things your brain chooses to latch onto: you puffed yourself up over the word "fundamentally", now the use of the word "American" to describe citizens of the USA. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,964
Posted By steve68steve
Last one, I promise: I used to get mail...

Last one, I promise:

I used to get mail delivered with two of the digits in my address transposed: instead of "1234 Main St." it would be "1243 Main St.".

Turns out not only was there another...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,964
Posted By steve68steve
I'm not sure it qualifies, because it's more...

I'm not sure it qualifies, because it's more coincidence than connectedness:

My wife and I got married in Las Vegas, 2500 miles from home. We (rightly) thought this would keep the guest list way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Common law?! I can't even IMAGINE a prohibition...

Common law?! I can't even IMAGINE a prohibition happening in the US at any level which was adjudicated instead of legislated. Again, I'm not aware of a specific law which prevents a mc ban in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,964
Posted By steve68steve
I love stories like that. I heard about an...

I love stories like that.

I heard about an experiment done a few years ago to test the theory: Random names of "target" people and their home cities were selected from phone books all around the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,325
Posted By steve68steve
Cuz it's a moto forum.

Cuz it's a moto forum.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
"I don't live in China" does not explain the...

"I don't live in China" does not explain the purpose, scope, or limitations of American gov't. What prevents an American govt, supported by a majority of people, from banning it? I'm looking for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Hurrah, we agree!! I'm not against WEARING a...

Hurrah, we agree!!

I'm not against WEARING a helmet. I always do. I also ALWAYS wear boots, long pants, gloves, and an armored jacket, too. (Shouldn't they also be part of a helmet law? ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,325
Posted By steve68steve
Learning to ride satisfies a "skill hunger". ...

Learning to ride satisfies a "skill hunger". It's said that "fun is learning how to solve a new problem". Riding is a thing to conquer, from which one can derive the satisfaction of mastery.
I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
... Like herding cats. Once again, forgoing the...

... Like herding cats. Once again, forgoing the apparently confusing reference:

1. People wearing helmets die in mc crashes. People wearing helmets get decapitated, eviscerated, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
I can't tweeze a point out from among the...

I can't tweeze a point out from among the personal attacks here. Are you trying to say that you believe it IS consistent with the founding principles of America "to allow a majority of ill-informed,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
lol, once more for those ain't seein': ...

lol, once more for those ain't seein':



The points: Helmeted riders die all the time, and in a multi-vehicle crash, the motorcycle loses. The fact that more helmeted riders die than unhelmeted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
That interested me. Google found this....

That interested me. Google found this. (http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811011.pdf)



More riders die in their helmets than in do-rags. That's only because helmet laws have more riders IN...
Forum: Americas 08-30-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By steve68steve
People go on about the DeLorme Gazettes, or...

People go on about the DeLorme Gazettes, or whatever they're called. The started in NE and are certainly detailed (I have PA). On the downside, it's a largish, thick book and you have to flip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
My (auto) ins co DOES base my premium on how many...

My (auto) ins co DOES base my premium on how many miles I drive/ year, for EXACTLY the reason stated.
Hi-milers ARE more likely to have an incident. If moto ins doesnt bother to ask how far you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,382
Posted By steve68steve
Hey, it's part of the third largest metro area in...

Hey, it's part of the third largest metro area in PA!!!!

That's Pennsylginia, at least! ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,382
Posted By steve68steve
I grew up in Catasauqua / Hokendaqua/ Coplay, PA...

I grew up in Catasauqua / Hokendaqua/ Coplay, PA area.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
__________________ Health insurance ("HI"?)...

__________________

Health insurance ("HI"?) is very interested in the condition of your health, unless they have other protections built in (payout limits, pre-existing condition exclusions,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Ideally, the ins co has an actuarial dept. They...

Ideally, the ins co has an actuarial dept. They calculate the statistical liklihood of each risk group having a claim and price the policies accordingly.
Not EVERY 21y.o. with a sports car will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
But the insurance company charges more for...

But the insurance company charges more for high-risk customers. A married 55y.o. guy driving a sedan pays far less auto ins than a 21y.o. with a sports car.
If the ins co does its actuarial...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Ok. I need to paraphrase you to demonstrate this...

Ok. I need to paraphrase you to demonstrate this (because you have some assumptions built in). I think your fist line of reasoning is something like:

"Riding without a helmet dramatically...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Jehoshaphat!! It's crazy late here! This would...

Jehoshaphat!! It's crazy late here! This would explain my verbal diarrhea.

Thanks for the mostly civil discourse, and goodnight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Offering two extreme, mutually-exclusive choices...

Offering two extreme, mutually-exclusive choices is a "false dichotomy," not a strawman.

I can't defend sticking to "the topic at hand," I thought it was an open-ended discussion. I never bother...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
CW: Posing a hypothetical question is not a...

CW:

Posing a hypothetical question is not a strawman. Offering a loaded question/ false dichotomy (the portion of my post which you quoted), is - while potentially foul play - also not a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
What's your point? They have property rights,...

What's your point? They have property rights, which are supported by zoning laws.
But I don't want to say that. If you're arguing that a negative behavior having secondary effects on family...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
You seem to be arguing against a position I've...

You seem to be arguing against a position I've not taken.

Respectfully, did you read anything else I posted? I apologize if "paramount" was a bad choice of words. And again, as I've tried to say...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
I take it you've never been to Las Vegas? :D...

I take it you've never been to Las Vegas?

:D

I wouldn't want to live in the neighborhood you describe, either - but why do imagine an extremist "no restrictions, anything goes" environment...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
I keep poking at this and it never makes contact:...

I keep poking at this and it never makes contact:

If you believe in logic, then you must have some premise and logic follows from that.

If you make decisions based on emotions or by weighing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Yes, I would - excepting a "causative"...

Yes, I would - excepting a "causative" hypothetical drug, of course (like a "murderer pill" or similar).

I'll even admit that the thought of it makes me slightly uncomfortable, but that's the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
But that's another straw man: no one has said...

But that's another straw man: no one has said "without constraint," or that "the rights of the individual reign over every other concern."

Which do you see as the greater danger, and which do you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
I think it's a mistake to conflate "individual...

I think it's a mistake to conflate "individual liberty" with "anarchy."

In the former, a government exists to SECURE your individual liberty - you have a right to live, own property, etc. So...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Because it's a strawman. No one made that claim....

Because it's a strawman. No one made that claim.

Honestly:
I get that there are people who believe in compromise, sacrifice, give-and-take. They think that a few "reasonable" laws which protect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
CW, if the answer to your OP intetests you more...

CW, if the answer to your OP intetests you more than the inevitable debate, why not post as a poll?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
This is where I invoke a comparison to Nazi...

This is where I invoke a comparison to Nazi Germany, right?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Schlug, who gets to decide where the line gets...

Schlug, who gets to decide where the line gets placed?

What staves off the "tyrrany of the majority?"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Ethics are personal, and cultural. Everyone has...

Ethics are personal, and cultural. Everyone has a different set.

Its completely reasonable for someone to feel no ethical tug in either direction.

Its like asking the ethics of shaking hands...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,141
Posted By steve68steve
Sorry to beat the drum, but what also separates...

Sorry to beat the drum, but what also separates the two groups is that America is not a democracy. We still have a Constitution which guarantees personal liberty bestowed by reason of simply being...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,927
Posted By steve68steve
As threatened, I'll be there... just on a...

As threatened, I'll be there... just on a different week. :baldy

On the other hand, that week is also Cro-mag. Maybe I'll even day-loop it from Silver Lake, VT?
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