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Old 10-04-2012, 11:26 PM   #16876
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I am pretty sure this is the funniest thing I will see all day.
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I'm not quite sure WTF this thing is, but there's too many wheels, so fail

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:33 PM   #16877
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:48 PM   #16878
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Really? I didn't let's recap:
REALLY?

You've been recapping for 4 pages (or more)! Stop. Just stop.
You don't agree! We get that. You aren't going to change his mind on the internet, and he definitely isn't going to change your mind.

Agree to disagree, take it to PM's, start your own topic, or move on with your life. Pick one or settle on using 3 fingers on the brake!

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Old 10-05-2012, 05:51 AM   #16879
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:55 AM   #16880
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Don't.

The Dragon is a miracle of natural selection.

Some people are tested and found wanting.
So let's see - adventure riding is about pushing your own personal limits. The adventure starts when things go wrong. All that good stuff.

And yet if someone pushes their limit perhaps that one time or just has a momentary lapse of concentration on the Dragon - and you think it's a good thing they get hurt or die? And you try to sound cavalier about it by calling it natural selection...

Would you say the same if one of our own was riding a pass and made a mistake and fell of the side of the mountain?

Revelling in the misfortune of others - it says more about you than those who made a mistake.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:55 AM   #16881
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I take issue with the term "trap" being used by those unwilling to admit they were wrong. I do understand your point in it being a universal term for a cop running radar, but that doesn't make the terminology correct.

Therefore...if the speed limit is posted...it's NOT a speed "trap"...agree??

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I believe "speed trap" is..... traditionally (perhaps universally)..... understood to mean a cop..... excuse me..... a LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER..... using a speed detection device (radar or lidar)..... to determine the miles per hour at which any given vehicle is traveling. Though there's usually an implication of "entrapment"..... meaning somehow the operator of the detection device lured the operator of any given vehicle into committing a criminal act (in this case exceeding the posted speed limit)..... as the word "trap" in itself has a definition of "something by which one is caught or stopped unawares"..... speed trap..... as far as language goes..... is a perfectly correct expression.

The only people whom ever seem to be offended by the term "speed trap" are cops..... forgive me again..... are LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. Rather than nitpicking over citizens' word choices..... maybe they should direct their vitriol at all the policemen who are so easily swayed by fluttering eyelashes?

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:58 AM   #16882
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Once again...if the "artificially low" speed limit is communicated by being posted....How is the term "trap" a ligitament term?

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If it's an artificially low speed limit, it IS a speed trap! The speed limit at the Gap was NOT set by a traffic survey. We're talking about a road with no intersecting roads, no driveways, no anything.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:06 AM   #16883
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Most of the accidents aren't due to excessive speed.
Uhhh...WHAT??

Then, please, what are the causes of most accidents on this stretch of road?

I would assume rider skill, but then again...an unskilled rider may be riding faster than what his motorcycle choice can handle on this road, weight, braking, and most of all, ground clearance.

If rider skill is the culprit and cause of most accidents on the road, running wide in corners, then speed WAS the issue for that rider. A different rider, on the same bike, may not have crashed in the same location, but the rider that did crash was, apparently, riding to fast.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:06 AM   #16884
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So let's see - adventure riding is about pushing your own personal limits. The adventure starts when things go wrong. All that good stuff.

And yet if someone pushes their limit perhaps that one time or just has a momentary lapse of concentration on the Dragon - and you think it's a good thing they get hurt or die? And you try to sound cavalier about it by calling it natural selection...
There's allot more than momentary lapses in concentration going on at the gap. It attracts people who have no business driving or riding quickly (or at all quiet often) and then puts them on a technical road.

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Would you say the same if one of our own was riding a pass and made a mistake and fell of the side of the mountain?
I guess it depends on if he had made the right decisions and had the right skillset to be there in the first place.

You want to ride the gap with no gear and no ability to control your bike. You get what's coming to you. Just don't take anyone else out with you.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:06 AM   #16885
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That's awesome!
Would have liked to see them in more gear.
The dude in shorts is a moron.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:09 AM   #16886
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REALLY?

You've been recapping for 4 pages (or more)! Stop. Just stop.
You don't agree! We get that. You aren't going to change his mind on the internet, and he definitely isn't going to change your mind.

Agree to disagree, take it to PM's, start your own topic, or move on with your life. Pick one or settle on using 3 fingers on the brake!
And this post is going to do sooooo much to get the discussion to stop. Didn't this post just contribute even more to what you saw as the issue, which prompted this post and creates a vicious circle?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:18 AM   #16887
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Hey I am ready for some more pictures.. FAIL or not.. Sport bike, ADV bike, scooter, guys, gals and those yet to be determined, Across the line, almost across, or maybe thinking about it... PICTURES PLEASE from those that have them to share.. (OK.. I don't so this is an unbalanced request but some say I am a bit unbalanced) Pictures please.. Would love to ride through this week but that ain't gonna happen.. Pictures please.. Perfect line or one that is anything but perfect... Have you seen the hidden thread in this note.) PICTURES PLEASE..
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:29 AM   #16888
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Hey I am ready for some more pictures.. FAIL or not.. Sport bike, ADV bike, scooter, guys, gals and those yet to be determined, Across the line, almost across, or maybe thinking about it... PICTURES PLEASE from those that have them to share.. (OK.. I don't so this is an unbalanced request but some say I am a bit unbalanced) Pictures please.. Would love to ride through this week but that ain't gonna happen.. Pictures please.. Perfect line or one that is anything but perfect... Have you seen the hidden thread in this note.) PICTURES PLEASE..
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Pics are easy.

Go to google images
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copy image location
find the picture icon above the area you're typing in (hint: looks like a pic)
paste url for that pic
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If *I* can do it, anyone can.



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Old 10-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #16889
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There's allot more than momentary lapses in concentration going on at the gap. It attracts people who have no business driving or riding quickly (or at all quiet often) and then puts them on a technical road.



You want to ride the gap with no gear and no ability to control your bike. You get what's coming to you. Just don't take anyone else out with you.
Arrogant much?

What is the big deal? It's a road .. with corners. What's so 'technical' about it ... BTW I reckon that word 'technical' would have to be the biggest wank word ever ....
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #16890
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Pics are easy.

Go to google images
Search 'killboy'
look down till you find one that isn't posted here
copy image location
find the picture icon above the area you're typing in (hint: looks like a pic)
paste url for that pic
hit submit reply

If *I* can do it, anyone can.



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well I must be doing something wrong, because that isn't working for me. Please elaborate on "copy image location". I have copied everything I can find to copy, without success.

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