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Old 12-22-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
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gawker reminds us life is fatal so therefore no motorcycles

http://gawker.com/if-you-buy-a-motor...1674022287/all



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Imagine your wife explaining your sudden, violent death to all of your family friends. "I didn't even know he rode motorcycles," they'll say. Yeah, you rode a motorcycle—right into the afterlife, my man.
Was it worth it?
Don't take my word for it. Look at the cold hard facts: old folks like you are going out and buying motorcycles and then launching themselves over the handlebars and straight into hell, now more than ever. From the Wall Street Journal:
Though the overall U.S. motorcycle toll appears to have leveled off in recent years, deaths have risen among older riders as more of them hit the road. Those 55- to 64-years-old accounted for 16.3% of motorcycle crash deaths in 2013, the latest year for which that breakdown is available. That was down from 17.2% in 2012 but up from 9.3% a decade earlier and less than 3% in the early 1990s.
That Harley sure is handsome. That Triumph sure is grand. That Kawasaki sure is fast. You've worked hard, done all the right things, and reached middle age. Don't you owe it to yourself to have a little fun once again?
Sure. Until you die. Because you will—die, that is (on a motorcycle, gruesomely).
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:27 AM   #2
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as per gawker standards, roughly 75% of the comments are from straight-up wrist-flapping chickenshits.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:27 AM   #3
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ye gods, the comments block makes me want to kick a puppy on that POS.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:30 AM   #4
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{Don't take my word for it. Look at the cold hard facts: old folks like you are going out and buying motorcycles and then launching themselves over the handlebars and straight into hell, }
LMAO I bought my bike to ride out of Hell
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:35 AM   #5
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someone oughtta ask hamilton why cocaine's a better habit than motorbikes.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:36 AM   #6
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"Those 55- to 64-years-old accounted for 16.3% of motorcycle crash deaths in 2013. "
Luckily I am 72 years old so I am safe.

Oh but I own five motorcycles so I am gonna die five times.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:43 AM   #7
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I have always heard there are only 2 guarantees in life, death and taxes
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:46 AM   #8
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"Those 55- to 64-years-old accounted for 16.3% of motorcycle crash deaths in 2013. "
Luckily I am 72 years old so I am safe.

Oh but I own five motorcycles so I am gonna die five times.
and I will bet that that age group accounts for 16.3% of miles ridden as well,
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:50 AM   #9
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What is this Gawker site? I never heard of it before. Based on the comments it seems to be populated by people without a clue.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:55 AM   #10
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and I will bet that that age group accounts for 16.3% of miles ridden as well,
55 to 64 probably accounts for 16.3% of all people with driver's licenses too.


Edit: It's twoo!
Get a license at 16, lose it at 71 (Calm down Grampa it just makes the math easier), that's a 55 year window of drivers/riders out there.
55 to 64 is 9 years of that.
9 is 16.3% of 55.

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Old 12-22-2014, 10:55 AM   #11
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What is this Gawker site? I never heard of it before. Based on the comments it seems to be populated by people without a clue.
Its the same family of blogs as jalopnik and ride apart.

.....and yeah, its pretty bad.
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:57 AM   #12
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I took a look at the site and considered registering just to reply to that article. Of course I'm sure I'd be banned in no time if I did that.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:09 AM   #13
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From this, we can safely conclude that all non-motorcyclists are immortal.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:11 AM   #14
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From this, we can safely conclude that all non-motorcyclists are immortal.
Don't buy a bike and you can tell the wife what she needs to hear:

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Old 12-22-2014, 11:19 AM   #15
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True story: When I was 25 I was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening medical condition. A couple of years later it occurred to me that motorcycling would be a fun "carpe diem" sort of thing to do in whatever limited time I had left. So I became a motorcyclist.

That was 23 years and at least 120,000 riding miles ago.

Fuck you, Law of Averages.
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