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Old 09-01-2014, 10:24 AM   #1861
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Problem is people can't even handle constructive criticism.
I was at the local bike night a while back talking to some d00d on a late model GSXR 1000. D00d says, I never use the front brakes they are dangerous! I couldn't help myself, I said "yer doing it wrong!"
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:00 AM   #1862
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He probably hit a patch of sand on the blacktop when stopping and locked the front brake
and dumped it once.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:02 AM   #1863
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:21 PM   #1864
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bummer alert

So fellas I need to vent this one out, I feel it may also be relevant to our regular crowd...

Rode a harescramble today, WEBE race in monte vista.. Excellent event put on in the Rio Grande Natnl Forest.

I was on the first row of the day - C open - and right as soon as ya get into the woods it's a gnarly hillclimb that goes forever. Well, fast forward to lap 2, I've confirmed on the readerboard that my transponder is working, I've shaken out the jitters, gettin into my groove, and when I get to that first nasty hill what do I see?

At first I assumed it was a conglomeration of the slower riders from classes behind me stuck on the hill. Then I noticed that literally every bike was down, and everyone was standing around a huddled group. As I approached ever closer I could see that what I thought was a hilarious thing you see at a lot of races was actually a serious situation.

There was a man, lying supine, jersey cut off, with someone performing textbook chest compressions on him.

I stopped in the middle of the group and informed them that I am an EMT but the paramedics that were working the race were already there and I was told to go on but thanks.

Knowing what I know about the racing culture and demographic, I am assuming this was a cardiac event. Knowing what I knew about just how remote and far away from any hospital we were, I have very little hope this guy survived. Even with excellent CPR and paramedic interventions, the farther away from definitive care the lower your chances...

Never raced at an event before where someone bit the dust.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:26 PM   #1865
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Fatal events are a real bummer. Especially when kids are the fatality.

They do happen.

Cant wait for you to get back to Flatistan with what I assume is a new ride!.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:35 PM   #1866
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Oh man, I can imagine.

Yes, the silver lining is I was on a new steed
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:25 AM   #1867
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Oh man, I can imagine.

Yes, the silver lining is I was on a new steed
The OPEN C class kinda caught my eye.

Congrats on new addition.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:11 AM   #1868
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thank ya maestro

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Old 09-18-2014, 06:40 AM   #1869
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People NOT picking people up at the airport... THAT pisses me off
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:42 AM   #1870
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Why do scabs itch?

Ok so I got me a real good burn on my leg...crash and pipe etc.

Its finally healing and has scabbed over... and god does it itch. Why is that.

when you do give in and scratch / pick scab it hurts like hell...

so don't crash and burn yourself or you too will itch like crazy.


oH YEA I really like standing at the airport waiting on someone who "forgot" or my favorite excuse "running a little late"....
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:13 AM   #1871
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Ok so I got me a real good burn on my leg...crash and pipe etc.

Its finally healing and has scabbed over... and god does it itch. Why is that.

when you do give in and scratch / pick scab it hurts like hell...

so don't crash and burn yourself or you too will itch like crazy.


oH YEA I really like standing at the airport waiting on someone who "forgot" or my favorite excuse "running a little late"....
No More for me Vic... They'll be waiting like they told me, or I'll be in a rental car....

And yeah. Burns can die in a fire
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:30 AM   #1872
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We can do better.



You may have heard there is language in our customer agreements stating we could potentially make “personal visits” to our customers.
As much as we would like to get to know each of our customers better, we don’t visit our customers at their homes or workplaces to discuss their credit card debt—ever. We never will and apologize if we ever made you think we might.
And if we need to call you—rest assured—we will never claim to be anyone other than Capital One when we make those phone calls.
Finally, we are reviewing our customer agreements to ensure we use language that more clearly represents our intentions. We can do better.


Got this from the Capitol One site. Hi, my names Guido, I heard that you owe us some money!
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:09 PM   #1873
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People NOT picking people up at the airport... THAT pisses me off
Maybe they saw you and got scared and walked past you and hightailed it out of there.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:56 PM   #1874
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Maybe they saw you and got scared and walked past you and hightailed it out of there.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:45 PM   #1875
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Maybe they saw you and got scared and walked past you and hightailed it out of there.
Most likely scenario. People with a tattoo scare people. And he has a bunch of ones.
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