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Old 11-01-2011, 06:40 AM   #4366
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If there could be just one that was devoid of idiots it would be grand though, wouldn't it?
Then what would you do?





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Old 11-01-2011, 06:45 AM   #4367
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:58 AM   #4368
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:11 AM   #4369
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The other day I got home from work a few hours early. So I decided to jump on the motorcycle and ride to Jimmy Johns for a sandwich. I wear full gear head to toe. I walk into JJ's in my gear and carrying my helmet. Motorcycle is parked right in front of store in plain sight of the counter. Walk up to the counter set my helmet on the counter and the girl's first question.......

"Do you ride a motorcycle?"

UMMMMMM --- No, I just wear this in case I get an Emergency Recall to the Space Station. Here's your sign.....
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:02 AM   #4370
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... Walk up to the counter set my helmet on the counter and the girl's first question.......

"Do you ride a motorcycle?"
I spent a summer in Cincinnati. I had a couple of black tee shirts with a white print of a kangaroo on the front:



Folks in Ohio obviously picked my accent as foreign, but typically couldn't tell if I was British, Kiwi, Aussie or maybe Seth Efricen. These are dramatically different accents to me, but apparently not in the mid west.

Every now and then I would be wearing my roo t-shirt when someone asked me "Are you Orstalyan?"

After a while I took to pointing at my kangaroo and smiling and telling them "yes, but you cheated...".

Funny thing is, I'm not actually Australian, but I can pass for a local amongst Aussies. I even had a baby kissing politician get shitty at me just before the last election when I told him I wasn't interested in what he had to say because I wasn't a citizen and couldn't vote for or against him.

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:09 AM   #4371
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The other day I got home from work a few hours early. So I decided to jump on the motorcycle and ride to Jimmy Johns for a sandwich. I wear full gear head to toe. I walk into JJ's in my gear and carrying my helmet. Motorcycle is parked right in front of store in plain sight of the counter. Walk up to the counter set my helmet on the counter and the girl's first question.......

"Do you ride a motorcycle?"

UMMMMMM --- No, I just wear this in case I get an Emergency Recall to the Space Station. Here's your sign.....
In the spirit of that, I can't count the number of times I walk in somewhere with full gear, helmet under my arm and buy something and they ask if I want it To Go.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #4372
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Please show her this illustration noting where the highest percentages of impacts occur: If she's a nurse, she is smart, so she should understand what this means for her...

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Old 11-01-2011, 08:17 AM   #4373
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I don't mind people talking to me at the gas station but theres always someone that waits till i have ear buds in and my helmet on before they ask a question.
I had a guy do that to me on Sunday, i had just put the tunes on, had the helmet on, I couldn't hear a word he said so just stood there nodding at him...
He didn't even realize just kept talking, big grin on his face.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:19 AM   #4374
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Here you go.

that is why i dont wear a open face lid on a road. i wonder how my mx lid would rate in a road crash.
in the photo why is the front left got lower % then the front right?
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:23 AM   #4375
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In the spirit of that, I can't count the number of times I walk in somewhere with full gear, helmet under my arm and buy something and they ask if I want it To Go.
Oh man, i get that with coffee, I'll stop at IHOP get the breakie and they ask if i would like a to-go cup for the coffee.
I think they deal with so many people it's just part of the service but sometimes i really wish i could take one with me, it would be nice, especially when it's cold.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:24 AM   #4376
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The other day I got home from work a few hours early. So I decided to jump on the motorcycle and ride to Jimmy Johns for a sandwich. I wear full gear head to toe. I walk into JJ's in my gear and carrying my helmet. Motorcycle is parked right in front of store in plain sight of the counter. Walk up to the counter set my helmet on the counter and the girl's first question.......

"Do you ride a motorcycle?"

UMMMMMM --- No, I just wear this in case I get an Emergency Recall to the Space Station. Here's your sign.....
Young lady chatting you up, maybe looking for a ride on the back, and you act like an asshole. Nice work, genius.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:29 AM   #4377
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The reason to wear the gear is because on a motorcycle, YOU are the crumple zone.
You nailed it! Plus, I don't bounce as well as I did 40 years ago.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:03 AM   #4378
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that is why i dont wear a open face lid on a road. i wonder how my mx lid would rate in a road crash.
in the photo why is the front left got lower % then the front right?
In the US right handers are tighter,more are blind and debris is carried out from cars running tight on the shoulder.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:05 AM   #4379
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in the photo why is the front left got lower % then the front right?
Riding on the other side of the road, I'm wondering if that would be reversed for me, or if it's related to falling off while engaging a sidestand (and why don't you guys have your sidestand on the other side anyway?) or if it's within statistical error and there's no real difference left to right.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:08 AM   #4380
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I think also that you would get hit from the left when you pull out of a driveway or intersection and land on your right side more often.
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