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Old 08-24-2011, 01:20 PM   #39241
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All the parents rushed home for some daytime sex with the kids gone.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:51 PM   #39242
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First day back to school around here. All the parents rushed home for some daytime sex with the kids gone.

I wish. My wife leaves before the kids do. On the plus side, my morning riding time is looking good.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:08 PM   #39243
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I heard there were some posts about service at ASK powersports yet I can't find them, and the search function does not seem to help so I am asking if any one can point me in the right direction as to where I can find it.

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Old 08-24-2011, 03:27 PM   #39244
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I heard there were some posts about service at ASK powersports yet I can't find them, and the search function does not seem to help so I am asking if any one can point me in the right direction as to where I can find it.

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Old 08-24-2011, 04:30 PM   #39245
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:34 PM   #39246
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:37 PM   #39247
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:51 PM   #39248
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Goonie!!!!!

How's the healing coming along? Have you made a decision on repairing or replacing the bike?

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Old 08-24-2011, 05:15 PM   #39249
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Cable Crossover Barriers

Lately I've noticed cable crossover barriers popping up like weeds along Ohio highways.

It doesn't seem like they take motorcyclists into consideration. Who wants to slide into a roadside pasta guitar?
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:31 PM   #39250
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Lately I've noticed cable crossover barriers popping up like weeds along Ohio highways.

It doesn't seem like they take motorcyclists into consideration. Who wants to slide into a roadside pasta guitar?
That's one of the things I genuinely dislike about the American motorcycle culture, which is viewed as a whimsy, a hobby, and not a legitimate mode of transportation (and "bikers" have done nothing to help this...frankly most of the people who do own bikes in this nation treat them as toys). The way bikes are treated by DOT is laughable, and this is an extension of it. No care whatsoever about people hitting those on a bike.

Good reason to avoid multi-lane slabs anyway.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:48 PM   #39251
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Lately I've noticed cable crossover barriers popping up like weeds along Ohio highways.

It doesn't seem like they take motorcyclists into consideration. Who wants to slide into a roadside pasta guitar?
I had an employee whose dad was killed when a trucker crossed the median. He loved those cheese slicers and wanted them everywhere. I feel funny riding roads that have them... they really do remind me of an egg slicer/cheese slicer and I fear them.

Swingset is right... too bad we don't have more commuters riding bikes. I have a friend who started berating me for my choice of a poor gas mileage 4 wheel vehicle. I stared at her and said "but you berate me as being stupid for riding fuel efficient (ha, ha) motorcycles; make up your mind." I like commuting on the bike... it starts and ends the days that much better.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:16 PM   #39252
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Seems like anything else, until there are enough statistics to show they are dangerous to motorcycles nothing will be done about them. Personally I look at them as a deterrent from riding in the fast lane since they seem to always be used as dividers.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:24 PM   #39253
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Saw a pickup on the other side of the highway spin into one of those barriers a few years ago on my way through Oklahoma. I figure that barrier saved me a bunch of pain.

Saw another pickup spin across the median into my lane on the way to work a couple of winters ago .... a barrier at that point would have saved me a whole lot of worry and fancy driving.

I'm no crash expert, but from my experience working at Mid-Ohio, when a bike goes down, it slides in a straight line. Now a highway has a few more variables than the back stretch but I don't see those barriers coming into play on too many m/c accidents.

Count me as happy to have 'em.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:54 PM   #39254
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I've been thinking about the same thing. While they do appear to be a "cheese slicer" I believe I'll take my chances if it means not being hit head on by a drunken/texting/asleep/teenage/make-up applying bonehead....

I have a hard time imagining hitting one at a 90 degree angle on a bike...

Of course I could be wrong
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:06 PM   #39255
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There was a study done comparing motorcyclists rate of injury with those cable barriers to the concrete dividers; the cable barriers normally provided a better outcome for the biker.

Can't recall the name or any other info from the survey.
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