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Old 07-12-2013, 05:49 AM   #91
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The biggest cause of death is living. Period. If I lived my life according to statistics, I'd die early of a heart attack due to inactivity. Go figure, jogging kills people, riding bicycles kills people, driving kills a LOT of people, riding in busses, trains, and airplanes kills people.

I ride at sane speeds for my ability. I'm ATTGAT religiously. I pay attention and don't ride when I'm tired.

Been down twice. Both times were over 50% my own fault, and I learned from both (don't ride tired and Pay Attention, Dumbass!).

I've severely lowered my chances of getting killed on the bike by slowing down a bit and paying more attention (age may have a little to do with this). I know riding can be dangerous, but giving up riding is, for me, more dangerous. There's a reason you don't ever see a motorcycle parked in front of a psychologist's office. Riding brings me peace and enjoyment as well as the travel my soul craves. Sure, minimize the danger, but ride anyhow!
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:31 PM   #92
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Do they know that loud pipes save lives?


. . . while weapons fitted with silencer (or suppressor) result in . . . what now?
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:22 PM   #93
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please stop.
You're killing me
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:35 PM   #94
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Way to mow down the masses. I do not believe that all riders can be lumped together.

Riding while impaired, excessive speed, tired, angry and not knowing how to control the bike accounts for fully 90% of "accidents" while riding.

Don't be "That guy" and your 60 micronorts are now only 6.

Exactly, and don't forget... no IED's '-)
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:52 PM   #95
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Exactly, and don't forget... no IED's '-)


Oh wait, unless that's Nato's acronym for paper bags, thrown cans & exploding tires...
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:08 AM   #96
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Rather than just exploding motorcycles?

17 Photos Of Bombed, Burned and Exploded Motorcycles


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Warning: If you are any bit squeamish for the site(sic) of dead motorcycles, for crying out loud, DO NOT LOOK AT THESE PICTURES. These 17 photos are pictures of motorcycles that have been totally destroyed....
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:36 AM   #97
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Riding a bike is as dangerous as fighting a war

Reading this thread, especially the comments on riding a m/c during a war, reminded me of an old photo I took when my hair was brown and I had more of it. Late one night near the Michelin Rubber Plantation, a Viet Cong rider met Cpl. Boone and his fate:


To all you vets of Afghanistan and Iraq, thank you for your service, gentlemen. To Munk & Pantah, I'm sorry I didn't get that fracas in S.E. Asia straightened out before you had to go! Welcome home.

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Old 07-15-2013, 10:05 PM   #98
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Reading this thread, especially the comments on riding a m/c during a war, reminded me of an old photo I took when my hair was brown and I had more of it. Late one night near the Michelin Rubber Plantation, a Viet Cong rider met Cpl. Boone and his fate:


To all you vets of Afghanistan and Iraq, thank you for your service, gentlemen. To Munk & Pantah, I'm sorry I didn't get that fracas in S.E. Asia straightened out before you had to go! Welcome home.

Mike

Welcome home. Thanks, and back at ya.
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