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Old 11-04-2003, 05:22 PM   #31
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Re: Just another pretty day on Sonoma Coast!

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To the riders at the front of the pack on King Ridge, I apologize if the couple of passes I made in my haste to make it to the Tin Barn Junction before I had to leave, exposed anyone to more risk than was necessary. I should not have let my familiarity with the terrain and traffic be a reason to put anoyone other than myself at risk.
This has nothing to do with familiarity with the terrain and traffic. You know it and everyone else knows it too.

Regardless of the remoteness of the road and the scarcity of traffic, taking blind left turns on the inside is nothing more than a form of Russian Roulette and taking blind right handers inside a riding companion is forcing them to play the same game against their will. Most of the time you "win", but sooner or later you or your riding companion will lose, big time. To expose others to this risk without their consent is unconscionable. Doesn't sound like cRasH has anything to apologize about.

Although I would expect that cRasH probably said the above (and more) to you, your half baked public apology doesn't even acknowledge the intrinsic recklessness of your actions, passing them off to your superior knowledge of local conditions. Unless you are clairvoyant or have x-ray vision, it seems to me that you really need to be examining your entire riding philosophy.

Sorry to be so preachy and self-righteous, but we are talking life and death here.
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:21 AM   #32
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Wow - that was fun
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #33
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that /was/ fun. holy crap, 10 years ago.

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