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Old 04-29-2009, 12:52 PM   #211
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I had to point out the fact he can't touch the ground - he was like, pfft you don't ever need to put feet down on a bike - guess he didn't plan on stopping or riding offroad...EVER
I can't reach the ground with both feet on an XR/L and it hasn't slowed me down much.

You should have seen me on my KDX175 when I first got it at age 13. I had to jump off to one side every time I had to stop.

Didn't take me long to start trophying the 175-B class (this was before the 200cc class was invented) at the local enduros, even though I couldn't touch the ground...
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:27 PM   #212
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On a BMW Dakar, last summer, when gas was $4+ a gallon, I'd get that rueful glance followed by questions about mpg. I'd tell them 65-70 mpg, which almost seemed unkind.

A couple of times, while stopped at a traffic light, someone on a bus would yell out the window, asking about the bike (Cool! What is that? Is that a motorcycle?). Yeah, this is a good time to strike up a conversation. As you well know, wearing a ff helmet doesn't lend itself to conversation - people don't seem to get that - . So, I'd either pretend not to hear or smile/wave/whatever and ride off when the light changed.
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:59 PM   #213
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Oh, now I just noticed... Russia!

I gotta pay better attention... I kinda think BMW riders aren't quite the same world wide... I dunno though.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:22 PM   #214
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Close, more like having a well respected Judge totally lit from slamming whiskey, yelling out at 2am to all who would listen: “GET OUT THE VIDEO CAMERA, I’M GONNA RIDE ACROSS THAT RIVER.” followed by: “What happens here stays here right?” It took an off duty LEO tripping on mushrooms to talk him out of it.


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Old 04-29-2009, 05:06 PM   #215
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Got this today from the pretty young thing who took my money at Meanards for some household odds and ends:

PYT:
"Ooh, you drive a motorcycle?"

Me:
"Uhh, yeah..." (no, this helmet and armored gear is just in case I trip...)

PYT:
"I'm too scared -- you're all exposed to everything."

Me:
"Ha ha! Well, that's kind of the whole point of riding..."

PYT:
"My daddy rode a motorcycle one time when I was little, and he said it scared him to death and he wasn't ever going to do that again."

Me:
"Umm... "




The strange part is that not ten minutes later, I get the same damn thing, nearly verbatim, from another PYT when I'm buying a burrito for lunch.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:12 AM   #216
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Those girls are hitting you up for rides, dumbass.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:24 AM   #217
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When the LEO asks me, "Do you know how fast you were going," I look them in the eye and say "yes." But this guy phrased it in such a way that this wouldn't work and still maintain your 5th Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

I loved your response. Make them work for the money they are stealing from you!

I fight every ticket I get, or at the very least I make them THINK I am going to fight it. Never admit to anything, never tell them anything they can use against you in court. Best not to answer any questions with anything but questions of your own. Nothing you can say can help you and everything you say (even if you are completely 100% innocent of any wrongdoing) can be used to hang you.

Show up in court and waste their time -or at least make them THINK you will show up in court to fight it so they can't slack off that day .

Fight the pigs all the way -or decide right now if you are going to be spitting or swallowing...
Wow, given your sanctimony in the Killboy thread, I wouldn't think you would ever violate the law. I guess they weren't safety related offenses.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:33 AM   #218
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZING!! The intarnets is always watching...
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:57 AM   #219
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Wow, given your sanctimony in the Killboy thread, I wouldn't think you would ever violate the law. I guess they weren't safety related offenses.
You seem to put a lot of faith in the law kid. While your working it in your mouth deciding whether to spit or swallow I'll give you a hint -traffic policing has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with revenue.

I'll let my safety record speak for itself. 35 years and zero street crashes and zero insurance claims. Zee-Eee-Argh-Oh!

Does it taste salty cop lover?
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:14 AM   #220
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You seem to put a lot of faith in the law kid. While your working it in your mouth deciding whether to spit or swallow I'll give you a hint -traffic policing has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with revenue.

I'll let my safety record speak for itself. 35 years and zero street crashes and zero insurance claims. Zee-Eee-Argh-Oh!

Does it taste salty cop lover?
Your record is better than mine. If the subject of the Killboy thread had an accident and claim free history like yours, should we call him safe?
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:24 AM   #221
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I'll give you a hint -traffic policing has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with revenue.
Oh really? So going slower in school zones and in neighborhoods has nothing to do with safety, and is all about revenue? Writing tickets for illegal passing over the center line on a blind hill, road rage, drunk driving, etc is all about money and nothing to do with safety?

Look up rationalization. Humans are great at it, and you might be the king.

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Old 04-30-2009, 07:02 AM   #222
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Those girls are hitting you up for rides, dumbass.
I'd give em a ride...and if they were really lucky, they might even get a ride on the bike too!
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:51 AM   #223
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Your record is better than mine. If the subject of the Killboy thread had an accident and claim free history like yours, should we call him safe?
Accident free AND I've never forced anyone else out of their lane/caused any accidents either.

If the subject of this sock-party makes it a couple of decades riding like that I'd be quite surprised.
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:52 AM   #224
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Oh really? So going slower in school zones and in neighborhoods has nothing to do with safety, and is all about revenue? Writing tickets for illegal passing over the center line on a blind hill, road rage, drunk driving, etc is all about money and nothing to do with safety?

Look up rationalization. Humans are great at it, and you might be the king.

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Old 04-30-2009, 08:49 AM   #225
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And remember, that old geezer who wants to tell you the story about crashing his Indian 40 years ago could be YOU some day!

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You guys need to get over yourselves...
I often get approached by people, and yeah, normally they open with kinda' dumb or redundant questions. BUT, I have heard some really cool motorcycling stories from old timers, learned about new places to ride (on and off road), been invited to go riding (going on a group ride in two weeks), rode a couple or really nice looking gals around the block on separate occasions (one of which calls me occasionally for another ride), found a couple of really good deals on "barn bikes", gotten job offers, etc...
Sometimes the people I meet aren't worth fooling with, but for the most part I get a big kick out of the gas station conversations. I like reading their faces too, the young guy drooling over my dirty bike or the old man who, in his mind, gets sent back many years to his days riding his BSA through the fields (and all the hell raising of his youth!). It's all cool, I'll talk to everyone of 'em.
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