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Forum: Face plant 04-29-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,499
Posted By arbutus
Yep, I think sentencing has to take into account...

Yep, I think sentencing has to take into account whether its punishment won't escalate the crime, for e.g., rape does not carry as harsh a penalty as murder because then there would be very little...
Forum: Face plant 04-29-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,499
Posted By arbutus
Very tragic accident, that's all I can say about...

Very tragic accident, that's all I can say about that. My heart goes out to his family. I also feel for the kid who hit him. Even if he was being careless (i.e. not *looking*) I doubt he meant to...
Forum: Americas 04-25-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,290
Posted By arbutus
I've always thought the provincial parks or local...

I've always thought the provincial parks or local government parks were really nice. Private campgrounds tend to be really crowded and kind of like an RV parking lot. I guess it depends on what...
Forum: Face plant 04-25-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,689
Posted By arbutus
oh, I misunderstood somewhere along the line. I...

oh, I misunderstood somewhere along the line. I thought the guy stuck around and just claimed to be someone who stopped to help. If they don't catch him that's really going to suck! I hope he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,316
Posted By arbutus
yeah, you're probably right

yeah, you're probably right
Forum: Face plant 04-25-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,689
Posted By arbutus
my mind is boggled. you say one thing. you are...

my mind is boggled. you say one thing. you are the one who got hit. someone else on the scene says you are wrong, "it wasn't me!", and describes who it "really" was. The cops just take his word...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,567
Posted By arbutus
ha, actually, i am already married. people have...

ha, actually, i am already married. people have told him how jealous they are that he married someone who is so into biking. maybe I should milk this more...:hmmmmm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 389,265
Posted By arbutus
Completely agree!

Completely agree!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 159,501
Posted By arbutus
Thanks for the reply. What do you mean by fix...

Thanks for the reply. What do you mean by fix the throttle? I do love the TU so far, very fun to ride, very forgiving and generally smooth, except (seemingly) for at a very low speed in first gear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 159,501
Posted By arbutus
Thanks for the video, that's pretty cool. So...

Thanks for the video, that's pretty cool. So he's not using the clutch at all, or the front brake (even though it seems you could use it in certain situations), but is he also not using the back...
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,689
Posted By arbutus
so, if you had been a pedestrian crossing the...

so, if you had been a pedestrian crossing the street, the situation still would be the same? The idiot that hit you is saying "no, it wasn't me, it was the guy that left the scene"? You say you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,814
Views: 159,501
Posted By arbutus
Very cool. I would love to be able to control my...

Very cool. I would love to be able to control my bike like that. I'm a pretty new rider, with a new bike, and the riding season has just started, so I'm pretty much at level zero, but I'm...
Forum: Face plant 04-23-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,173
Posted By arbutus
As a newer rider (and maybe it's the same for...

As a newer rider (and maybe it's the same for anyone) the threat of a tank slapper really scares me. Glad your step-son is ok. At that speed I think he was really lucky.
It sucks that they would...
Forum: Face plant 04-23-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,689
Posted By arbutus
yikes, that sounds like a bad one, good thing it...

yikes, that sounds like a bad one, good thing it wasn't worse! Maybe I'm stupid but how the hell are they going to have problems figuring out what happened and who is at fault? Someone said there...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,313
Posted By arbutus
well this thread is definitely dead but maybe the...

well this thread is definitely dead but maybe the OP will see this...
I've been trying to find an all-season (I won't be riding in the winter) jacket and was really impressed by the features and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 372,043
Posted By arbutus
neat thread, just finished reading the whole...

neat thread, just finished reading the whole thing. some highlights from the beginning:



I think you should. sometimes i want to stand along a particular stretch of road and do a dance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,567
Posted By arbutus
I am joking about my boyfriend. I just think...

I am joking about my boyfriend. I just think it's funny the way some guys like to talk about their girlfriends or their wives when it comes to bikes. I guess nobody cares when the coin is flipped. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,316
Posted By arbutus
Kind of sucks that he just gets to retire but at...

Kind of sucks that he just gets to retire but at least he's off the streets. I hope he wasn't in the habit of acting like that. Maybe he had some kind of other stress going on in his life that he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,567
Posted By arbutus
i have the same issue

Been riding bikes for years. My boyfriend wants one and i don't know how to get him started safely with it either. I was thinking of getting him a 2012 250 CBR, since it has a lot of pep but not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,166
Posted By arbutus
can you tell me which areas of the country don't...

can you tell me which areas of the country don't make checking your blind spots part of driver training so I can avoid them like the plague?
Forum: Vendors 04-10-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,655
Posted By arbutus
long time lurker. i pretty much agree with...

long time lurker. i pretty much agree with everything people have said. especially interested in stories about people who are pushing the limits. it's pretty easy to go anywhere on a big bike with...
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