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Old 04-25-2014, 06:22 AM   #27856
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The "pimp cane" might correlate with the handicapped hang tag tucked behind his windshield. I suspect there is more to this story....
At the risk of sounding insensitive, I gotta say, he can't be all that handicapped if he can throw a over that thing and hold it up at stops with all that crap on it...
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:27 AM   #27857
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At the risk of sounding insensitive, I gotta say, he can't be all that handicapped if he can throw a over that thing and hold it up at stops with all that crap on it...
I was thinking the same thing.

But good for him. He's out riding and I'm stuck at work!
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:28 AM   #27858
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At the risk of sounding insensitive, I gotta say, he can't be all that handicapped if he can throw a over that thing and hold it up at stops with all that crap on it...
Holding a bike "up"does not take a lot of strength when stopping, it takes finesse. The suspension does all the work, as long as you keep it parallel to the force of gravity.
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:39 AM   #27859
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I'm not handicapped, but being an Old Guy with a loss of flexibility and a short inseam I can no longer toss a leg over the bike flat-footed. I put it on the (Browns) sidestand, step up on the left footpeg, throw my right leg over, settle in, retract the sidestand and ride off. The left footpeg rubber needs to be replaced every 3-4 years, but that is a small price to pay for not dumping the bike and exposing m'self to public disapprobation.

And given all those stickers and that stout walking stick I ain't questioning him...

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Old 04-25-2014, 06:57 AM   #27860
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Does he have to ride the entire trail for it to count or just a section?

Somewhere I have a pic of my bike on the 'trail' with that same symbol painted on the pavement (road) for a section of it.

I'll wait for a response before I apply my sticker.
At least 50% of the trail or it doesn't count.
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Old 04-25-2014, 06:58 AM   #27861
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At least 50% of the trail or it doesn't count.
If he only did 25%, can he cut the sticker in half and apply just half of the sticker? If so, which half?
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:00 AM   #27862
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If he only did 25%, can he cut the sticker in half and apply just half of the sticker? If so, which half?
The upper half. We are in the northern hemisphere, after all.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:01 AM   #27863
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The upper half. We are in the northern hemisphere, after all.
What if he's from Germany?
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:26 AM   #27864
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If he only did 25%, can he cut the sticker in half and apply just half of the sticker? If so, which half?
No, at that point you would have to cut it into quarters. There is a minimum rule.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:28 AM   #27865
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The upper half. We are in the northern hemisphere, after all.
Who decided North was up?

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Old 04-25-2014, 07:47 AM   #27866
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What if he's from Germany?
Unless they moved the equator up through Germany....
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:47 AM   #27867
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Who decided North was up?

I did. Didn't you get the memo? We're all just going to listen to me now. Trust me.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:50 AM   #27868
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:51 AM   #27869
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Unless they moved the equator up through Germany....
Can he use the right half?
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:02 AM   #27870
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I'm not handicapped, but being an Old Guy with a loss of flexibility and a short inseam I can no longer toss a leg over the bike flat-footed. I put it on the (Browns) sidestand, step up on the left footpeg, throw my right leg over, settle in, retract the sidestand and ride off. The left footpeg rubber needs to be replaced every 3-4 years, but that is a small price to pay for not dumping the bike and exposing m'self to public disapprobation.

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The only bike I could throw a leg over was my VF500f....before I raised the suspension and added knobbies.


Oh...and my Bianchi SportSX (not this one)

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