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Old 10-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #17371
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Atgatt prophets piss me off. Let e're'body ride their own ride. If you were REALLY that concerned with your safety, you'd never ride a motorcycle in traffic. It's all risky.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:14 PM   #17372
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If you were REALLY that concerned with your safety, you'd never ride a motorcycle in traffic. It's all risky.


What's risky about it?

Fun. YUP!

Engaging. YUP!

Risky?
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:21 PM   #17373
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What's risky about it?

Fun. YUP!

Engaging. YUP!

Risky?
You've never ridden in Los Angeles......
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:32 PM   #17374
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WTF is he doing with his right hand? Will all end in tears I tell ya.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:44 PM   #17375
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You've never ridden in Los Angeles......
Really?

Did they change the name or something?
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:46 PM   #17376
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WTF is he doing with his right hand? Will all end in tears I tell ya.
It may have once before. Looks as if he is missing his index finger!
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:12 PM   #17377
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Really?

Did they change the name or something?
They must have if you think riding from point A to point B here or anywhere doesn't carry inherent risk.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #17378
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WTF is he doing with his right hand? Will all end in tears I tell ya.
It was a quiet couple of days and then we had to get someone covering the brake with three fingers. Great.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:36 PM   #17379
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They must have if you think riding from point A to point B here or anywhere doesn't carry inherent risk.
What you call "risk" I call "smile inducement"


Polite drivers scare me.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #17380
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I came across the Vette/Triumph crash on the Victory site I belong to. Blame there is of course placed by many on the cameraman etc. So I just posted up all of the info from here regarding the crash, the nitwit Triumph guy and his lack of severe injuries and the damage done to a local rider from the fluids. I also included the video of the ditched HD save. Anything to educate some of the guys there as more and more are extolling the benefits of car tires, raked triple trees, 26.... yes 26 inch front tires.
I'm hoping I get slammed over there so it can be game on.
I also made a point of saying that as a fireman I'm disgusted that fluids were left on the road at all. I understand wanting the road open but c'mon. Kitty litter and manpower..... both are cheap.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:54 PM   #17381
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Ouch..... dude was so focused on looking cool he forget there was a turn.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:30 PM   #17382
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I also made a point of saying that as a fireman I'm disgusted that fluids were left on the road at all. I understand wanting the road open but c'mon. Kitty litter and manpower..... both are cheap.
I thought in most states the tow truck operators were required to clean that stuff up..?
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:58 PM   #17383
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Laugh

QUOTE=DAKEZ;19855348]You mean that ever so fine line between stopped and moving? [/QUOTE]
good one. i thought the counter steering thead had put on end to the direct steering thinkers.(still say deer are the worst thou
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:07 PM   #17384
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What you can "risk" I call smile inducement.


Polite drivers scare me.
1) trolling?
2) rural?
3) dumb?

I don't know, but it's got to be one of those... I mean, there's an average of one motorcycle death a week where I am.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #17385
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Here is what I believe catches folks out. They practice (IF they practice) for riding. Most guys want to ride roughly the speed limit, know how to shift, brake, turn, for normal, everyday, ride the speed limit riding.

The guys that crash at 20mph, and the sport bike assholes, do NOT practice for "OH SHIT, I need to brake HARD". Or "Oh shit, I need to brake HARD and then TURN very sharply". Nor do they practice this at the speeds that dumb luck toss it out at you. So people who only practice riding in a nice straight line, within the speed limit, ONLY know how to ride that way.

If you don't practice panic/threshold braking from various speeds, and extremely aggressive bike handling/maneuvering at various speeds, you have zippy frame of reference when life happens. Is what it is. Practice, or don't.

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Jesus this is well written and insightful.

Sums it up so well. And yet is the last thing those it concerns think about
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