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Old 11-01-2012, 02:18 AM   #17896
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Only to those who bastardize the language.

(like those who call jogging and recreational riding a "Sport")
This is another case where a little research can be a big help.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define+sport

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=+sport+etymology&l=1

If you look up the etymology and many definitions of the word "sport" you'll find it is clearly not limited to "competitive activity".

It originally meant "to take pleasure, to amuse oneself," from Anglo-Fr. disport, O.Fr. desport "pastime, recreation, pleasure," from desporter "to divert, amuse, please, play" < < from online etymology dictionary

I'm pretty sure you realize the meaning of words and phrases can change over time.

Decimate used to mean reduce by 1/10, now it is used to mean obliterate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimation_(Roman_army)

"Begging (or Begs) the question" is strictly defined as a specific kind of logical fallacy: (Latin petitio principii, "assuming the initial point") http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question
Modern usage has morphed the most common meaning into "raises the question".
It still bugs me a bit when someone says "begs the question" the "wrong" way - but then I remind myself that is probably because I am being a geek.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:41 AM   #17897
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Sort of like Sport Fucking the fuck buddy, I get it.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:49 AM   #17898
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That dog is not wearing a DOG helmet.
Fixt! (musta bin yoosing Tapatalc)
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:18 AM   #17899
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Is that Nitrous? or a fire extinguisher under the seat??
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:03 AM   #17900
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Is that Nitrous? or a fire extinguisher under the seat??

I think its fuel bottle....
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:15 AM   #17901
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Coupla questions having never been:

What are these pumped up scooters in the photos?

Is there really no alt route for trucks?
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #17902
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Coupla questions having never been:

What are these pumped up scooters in the photos?

Is there really no alt route for trucks?
as was mentioned before, those "scooters" are honda rukus's. afaik, trucks are not allowed on the dragon, but they go there anyway, as can be seen. bikers have died because of it - there is simply no way the trucks are able to stay in their lane...

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Old 11-01-2012, 06:04 AM   #17903
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Yeah, people love messing with a Ruckus. Here's a video of a few in action, including a cute chick.

http://vimeo.com/51308064
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:11 AM   #17904
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A Ruckus,huh? Must be under a rock here, never seen one.

I'll admit it, I'm here for the photos; kinda tough to wade through all the chest thumping posts at times.


Trucks: couldn't imagine it was a good route; safety issues aside, what a complete hassle to wrestle the rig on that road.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:01 AM   #17905
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"Begging (or Begs) the question" is strictly defined as a specific kind of logical fallacy: (Latin petitio principii, "assuming the initial point") http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begging_the_question
Modern usage has morphed the most common meaning into "raises the question".
It still bugs me a bit when someone says "begs the question" the "wrong" way - but then I remind myself that is probably because I am being a geek.
Great. Now it's going to bug me, too.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #17906
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A Ruckus,huh? Must be under a rock here, never seen one.

I'll admit it, I'm here for the photos;.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #17907
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Big Ruckus on the Dragon by benandangie, on Flickr
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #17908
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I'd love to have a Big Ruckus....too bad they stopped making them. The Ruckus isn't enough "umph" for me.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #17909
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I'd love to have a Big Ruckus....too bad they stopped making them. The Ruckus isn't enough "umph" for me.
That's what makes it so fun. The ever present fear you are going to get run over as you manage 18 mph uphill.
I miss my Ruk. I think I'm going to buy another one just for for the sheer stupid underpowered fun of it.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #17910
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That's what makes it so fun. The ever present fear you are going to get run over as you manage 18 mph uphill.
I miss my Ruk. I think I'm going to buy another one just for for the sheer stupid underpowered fun of it.
Well, I loved my Elite CH80....but I think the 50 would find me pushing it up the hill.
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