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Old 04-02-2015, 07:19 AM   #1
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What I know

There was a men's magazine that used to do a column called "What I've Learned" . Full of amusing, meaningful or insightful bits of wisdom from mostly famous people on what life has taught them. One of my all time favorites that I had read there was "There is no such thing as free kittens"

As a motorcyclist, and for those of us who lean towards adventures, I think we must have a unique perspective on the world that others don't. Who among you are willing to share your own little "what I've learned" philosophies - from your own life experiences.

Ill start..for instance...like I tell my wife (who's a non rider) "Riding a motorcycle isn't as dangerous to one's health as not riding one".
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:45 AM   #2
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:48 AM   #3
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:48 AM   #4
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If I die, don't let me wife sell my bikes for what I told her I paid for them.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:37 AM   #5
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There is no perfect bike for every situation.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:38 AM   #6
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:44 AM   #7
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Everywhere is within riding distance if you have the time.
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:45 AM   #8
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+1 on this tip!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Diego View Post
If I die, don't let me wife sell my bikes for what I told her I paid for them.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:29 AM   #9
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:39 AM   #10
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:54 AM   #11
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:01 PM   #12
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when in doubt throttle out
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:08 PM   #13
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If you insist on everything making sense to you, it will be a long and frustrating existence.
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:12 PM   #14
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Never bet a man at his own game.

Blood is thicker than water, money is thicker than blood.

Treat every one the way you'd want them to treat you, initially. Just remember some folks need to have done unto them as they are doing unto you, and oblige them when necessary )

Don't drink and ride, drive, etc. Get a sober person to do them for you, or stay at home, etc.

If you're gonna dish it out, make sure it tastes good.

If it smells bad don't eat it, if it tastes bad, don't attempt to get me to try it, I'll take your word for it...
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Old 04-02-2015, 01:59 PM   #15
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The formula for working out the number of bikes you need is as follows.

N +1 ( N being the number of bikes you already have.)






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