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Old 05-07-2014, 10:28 AM   #1
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The Thing About a Liter Bike ...

The thing about a liter bike is this. It's like a transporter from Star Trek. It enables you to bend and manipulate the commonly understood properties of time and space, traffic-wise.

Example, you're merging onto the interstate. In your car, you think to yourself, "If I speed up I can get to that gap ahead of the car next to me." With a normal bike, you start to think three, maybe four cars ahead. With a liter you are suddenly thinking to yourself, "Hey, I can make that gap fifteen cars ahead!" And off you go. Opportunities appear that you would never even consider on a typical bike, much less a car. Like someone said about lane-splitting, "It's like time travel, only it's real."
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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The thing about a litre bike...

Power enables. And more power enables even quicker.

Just what it enables is entirely up to you.
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Old 05-07-2014, 01:18 PM   #3
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I rode a turbo Hayabusa for a while... it made things on the horizon become things in your mirrors at a pace that was quicker than your mind could process... I stopped looking for gaps in traffic and started noticing park benches where I could sit and calm my nerves
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:26 PM   #4
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:01 PM   #5
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With a liter you are suddenly thinking to yourself, "Hey, I can make that gap fifteen cars ahead!" ."
Yes you can, the question is should you?
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:09 PM   #6
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That is the thing about liter bikes....

500cc are taken from your brain pan.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:12 PM   #7
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I know what you mean. Last Friday night, around midnight, I met a couple of friends to eat and talk BS. By the time we left it was just after 2am and decided to take the interstate home, it's about an 8 mile stretch and it's three lanes wide with just a couple of big rigs as traffic. I look down and I'm doing 120mph and decide I should slow down......screw it, I maintain my velocity to my exit and I feel refreshed. It's not every day I get to rocket down the interstate with no traffic.
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:13 PM   #8
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The thing about a liter bike is this. It's like a transporter from Star Trek. It enables you to bend and manipulate the commonly understood properties of time and space, traffic-wise.

Example, you're merging onto the interstate. In your car, you think to yourself, "If I speed up I can get to that gap ahead of the car next to me." With a normal bike, you start to think three, maybe four cars ahead. With a liter you are suddenly thinking to yourself, "Hey, I can make that gap fifteen cars ahead!" And off you go. Opportunities appear that you would never even consider on a typical bike, much less a car. Like someone said about lane-splitting, "It's like time travel, only it's real."
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:21 PM   #9
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
Yer doing it wrong, trust me.
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Yes you can, the question is should you?
Nah, the question is, "what am I gonna have for dinner tonight."
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Old 05-07-2014, 03:30 PM   #11
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"I'm at the apex already ?! That was quick..."

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Old 05-07-2014, 03:45 PM   #12
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Yes you can, the question is should you?
Of course you should, silly. I mean, really.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:07 PM   #13
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
Sometimes you have to choose your battles. Time and place.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:15 PM   #14
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Time travel might be possible with a liter bike, but somehow I still can't outrun the Motorola....
Not with that attitude.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:55 PM   #15
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The thing about a liter bike is this. It's like a transporter from Star Trek. It enables you to bend and manipulate the commonly understood properties of time and space, traffic-wise.

Example, you're merging onto the interstate. In your car, you think to yourself, "If I speed up I can get to that gap ahead of the car next to me." With a normal bike, you start to think three, maybe four cars ahead. With a liter you are suddenly thinking to yourself, "Hey, I can make that gap fifteen cars ahead!" And off you go. Opportunities appear that you would never even consider on a typical bike, much less a car. Like someone said about lane-splitting, "It's like time travel, only it's real."

I feel you. the first day I rode my liter bike, I learned what it actually feels like to go through one of those warp speed tunnel visualizations in scifi movies. and goddammit, it sure is hard to watch the traffic periphery when everything in your vision goes timebent
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