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Old 09-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #15466
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That sequence of photos was amazing in an educational way.

This one in particular got me thinking...


That boy is lucky NC is a helmet state since if it wasn't he might not have been so equipped judging by how the helmet doesn't fit the look of the rest of his "gear."

Your reasoning if flawed.

If NC was a "full-face helmet" law state, then your reasoning would apply.

But, since there's no such law in any state, it just so happened that this rider made the choice to wear a FF helmet. He could've just as easily (and within the law) been wearing a DOT-stickered pudding bowl/grape covers/yarmulka or similar.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:48 AM   #15467
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Your reasoning if flawed.

If NC was a "full-face helmet" law state, then your reasoning would apply.

But, since there's no such law in any state, it just so happened that this rider made the choice to wear a FF helmet. He could've just as easily (and within the law) been wearing a DOT-stickered pudding bowl/grape covers/yarmulka or similar.
No, his reasoning makes perfect sense. A lot of folks that live in SC, for instance, don't ride with helmets. They cross the border into NC, get pulled over, and proceed to buy the first cheap helmet they can find to avoid any further trouble. For some reason, this always seems to be a Wally-World dirt special covered in red decals. If they are fancy, they'll make it over to Northern Tool where the helmet comes in blue and red!
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:31 AM   #15468
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No, his reasoning makes perfect sense. A lot of folks that live in SC, for instance, don't ride with helmets. They cross the border into NC, get pulled over, and proceed to buy the first cheap helmet they can find to avoid any further trouble. For some reason, this always seems to be a Wally-World dirt special covered in red decals. If they are fancy, they'll make it over to Northern Tool where the helmet comes in blue and red!








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Old 09-02-2012, 01:13 PM   #15469
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:57 PM   #15470
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No, his reasoning makes perfect sense. A lot of folks that live in SC, for instance, don't ride with helmets. They cross the border into NC, get pulled over, and proceed to buy the first cheap helmet they can find to avoid any further trouble. For some reason, this always seems to be a Wally-World dirt special covered in red decals. If they are fancy, they'll make it over to Northern Tool where the helmet comes in blue and red!
Only helmet I might buy from Walmart or Northern would say Esab, Lincoln or Miller on it....
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:07 PM   #15471
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Only helmet I might buy from Walmart or Northern would say Esab, Lincoln or Miller on it....
Nahhhh, support your local welding store. Otherwise you really will be stuck buying Wal-Mart quality welders and supplies.

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Old 09-02-2012, 03:33 PM   #15472
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Some of the Wal Marts around here sell BELL helmets. And the ones I've sen in Wal Mart are at least DOT approved so it's a helluva lot better than a "Beenie" helmet.


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Old 09-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #15473
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In the 1st pic, the red Ultra is so far into the wrong lane, that you can't even see the line.
No, in the first pic there is NO centerline, it is apparently an intersection.

Cuz in the 2nd pic, just behind the rear wheel of the red bike, you can see the START of a double yellow. As I mentioned in a prior post, his tires are pretty close to the line such that parts of his bike may have indeed been hanging over it. But his tires are NOT over the line (where there IS a line).

(In pic 6, would you say that bike is also so far over the line that you can't even see it?)
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #15474
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No, in the first pic there is NO centerline, it is apparently an intersection.

Cuz in the 2nd pic, just behind the rear wheel of the red bike, you can see the START of a double yellow. As I mentioned in a prior post, his tires are pretty close to the line such that parts of his bike may have indeed been hanging over it. But his tires are NOT over the line (where there IS a line).

(In pic 6, would you say that bike is also so far over the line that you can't even see it?)
It's not an intersection, and there is a centerline. It's just not visible because the road is banked away from the photographer. The curved dark spot in the foreground of the first pic is the transition between the edge of the road and the recently (within the last year) paved pull off. Bike that got hit is riding at/near centerline. Not a problem unless you've got someone coming at you out of control and you need to maneuver that barge out of the way....oh wait.....
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:41 PM   #15475
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It's not an intersection, and there is a centerline.
Look again...

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Old 09-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #15476
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Only helmet I might buy from Walmart or Northern would say made in China on it....
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:46 PM   #15477
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Lots of helmets are made in china.


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Old 09-03-2012, 04:27 AM   #15478
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Lots of helmets are made in china.
Hell, lots of everything are made in China. My most recent finds include a $2k Husqvarna sewing machine and ALL Craftsman torque wrenches. Guess what I didn't buy?
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:55 AM   #15479
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Hell, lots of everything are made in China. My most recent finds include a $2k Husqvarna sewing machine and ALL Craftsman torque wrenches. Guess what I didn't buy?
Armstrong tools are made in the US, even their torque wrenches. They retail for around $200 each. Their beam-types cost around $80.

Hope that's not too expensive.
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Armstrong tools are made in the US, even their torque wrenches. They retail for around $200 each. Their beam-types cost around $80.

Hope that's not too expensive.
Yup! That's what I figured out after leaving Sears in disgust. I've already got an Armstrong in the tool box.

My Grandfather always said a poor man can't afford to buy cheap tools. It took me until my late 20's to understand that mantra, but now I get it. I will pay good money for good tools, but not good money for Chinese tools.
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