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Old 04-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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Why we ride

This is a bit melodramatic in the narration, but a damn good video nonetheless:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dytQv...layer_embedded
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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this is a bit melodramatic in the narration, but a damn good video nonetheless:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dytqv...layer_embedded
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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An excellent illustration of why owning a GS embarrasses me.

It seems that a disproportionate number of GS owners don't know how to use the forum, and think every other GS owner would be interested in every piece of motorcycle related trivia they find.

This must be why people keep asking me "where's your whale foreskin suit?" when they see me on my GS.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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This must be why people keep asking me "where's your whale foreskin suit?" when they see me on my GS.
Ride it somewhere other than Starbucks, problem will go away.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #6
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Sorry. Didn't mean to disrupt your "Pride Parade". I thought this was where we discussed a specific group of motorcycles.

...and sooo clever, using the other half of the cliché I refered to. Good on ya, Skippy!

Are ya gonna share a nice kitty picture with us now?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:53 PM   #7
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Almost as good as this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc14gU-OSMM

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Old 04-03-2013, 04:49 AM   #8
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Ride it somewhere other than Starbucks, problem will go away.


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Old 04-03-2013, 05:05 AM   #9
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A little dramatic perhaps but still very true!

If you've had an injury and you have relatives that aren't exactly supportive of biking getting back on one can be a hard thing to justify.

I didn't for a while and I think I went into a depression - life without a motorcycle just wasn't me.

You can fight many things but if you fight yourself you're going to lose.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:06 AM   #10
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That video is awesome, I was almost killed on a motorcycle, I can only blame myself for the carnage. It took almost 2 years to get over my injuries and in that period I had plenty of time to think about what had happened and why. I have gotten older for sure and somewhat wiser and am enjoying motorcycling more now than ever. D.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:23 AM   #11
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This video is definitely a bit dramatic, but I appreciate the narrator's confidence in his decision to continue riding.

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It seems that a disproportionate number of GS owners...think every other GS owner would be interested in every piece of motorcycle related trivia they find.
I would disagree that this is "motorcycle trivia". Every one of us faces this fundamental questions at some point in our riding career. It is important to hear from other riders that have a handle on an answer that fits their lives.

I was certain that I would never ride again after sitting next to a stranger who had ridden his motorcycle head-on into my friend. The stranger was sprawled on the asphalt, bleeding out on a lonely mountain road, 45 minutes from help. We were riding safely with at least 15 seconds between each rider, but this guy came out of nowhere, way too hot and fully in our lane. There was nothing that could have helped avoid this accident and it was purely a stroke of luck that I wasn't involved.

Why would I risk a beautiful future with my new baby for such a selfish pleasure? I still don't know the answer, but the thought of life without the bike is way more depressing than the alternative...as wrong as that sounds. My wife hasn't asked me to stop riding, so she must understand as well.

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Old 04-03-2013, 06:36 AM   #12
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17 months ago I was nearly killed by a carload of texting teenagers. Not only did I never consider not riding, I made it clear that the surgeon needed to put my left hand back together well enough that I could still use the clutch lever.

My wife, daughter, and son were all 100% supportive, but the rest of my family wasn't real happy about me getting back on a bike.

Riding is part of who I am, it's not a hobby or a pastime.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:52 AM   #13
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Riding is only as "unsafe" as the Nut holding the handlebars makes it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:03 AM   #14
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i couldn't handle the melodrama and CrimeTV soundtrack of the video.

I ride because it's fun. I like having fun more than not having fun.

when people give me unsolicited advice about my choice of transportation, I usually reply 'Do you know what's more dangerous than riding a motorcycle? Offering unsolicited advice to someone that isn't interested in hearing what you think.'

talking to strangers is usually not fun for me.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:35 AM   #15
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i couldn't handle the melodrama and CrimeTV soundtrack of the video.

I ride because it's fun. I like having fun more than not having fun.

when people give me unsolicited advice about my choice of transportation, I usually reply 'Do you know what's more dangerous than riding a motorcycle? Offering unsolicited advice to someone that isn't interested in hearing what you think.'

talking to strangers is usually not fun for me.

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