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Old 10-20-2012, 02:08 PM   #17431
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Hey, I have this crazy idea... I'm going to post a photo in this thread. I know! Crazy, right?
The things crazy people do these days
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #17432
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #17433
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Do yourself a favor. Don't ride in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming... Or any of the several other states where deer and other fur clad four legged critters are (or should be) the #1 fear while riding.

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Drunk, ignorant, inatentive bad cage drivers are easy.
I'm from rural Indiana. I've ridden in the smokies and Poconos. The external dangers, ie, the things that you can't control that could kill you, are fewer and farther between. I have never seen a road with 40 deer within 200 feet of me, texting and swerving. Neither have I ever had a deer tailgate me or try to run me off the road.

If you honestly think that heavy traffic with testers and drinkers and road ragers is easy compared to the occasional cow or sprinter (deer), you have a skewed view of riding. I hope you have good life insurance, cause it's a recipe for a wreck, thinking those cagers are easy.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #17434
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What you see as difficult and dangerous, I find fun and engaging.

In your opinion it is idiotic and risky. If that is how you feel and it works for you then continue that way. I want you and every other rider to arrive safely at their intended destination each and every ride.



You call me a troll. I am not being a troll here. I actually like inattentive cage drivers as they make my riding more interesting and engaging. I ride New Years Eve, Cinco de Mayo, 4th of July, Superbowl Sunday, Friday/Saturday nights and all the other high risk times just for fun. I call it: "Dodge the Drunks"

Riding with and around idiots is not that bad when you go out and intentionally expect the idiocy. It is the complacency that gets you killed.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:05 PM   #17435
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What you see as difficult and dangerous, I find fun and engaging.

In your opinion it is idiotic and risky. If that is how you feel and it works for you then continue that way. I want you and every other rider to arrive safely at their intended destination each and every ride.



You call me a troll. I am not being a troll here. I actually like inattentive cage drivers as they make my riding more interesting and engaging. I ride New Years Eve, Cinco de Mayo, 4th of July, Superbowl Sunday, Friday/Saturday nights and all the other high risk times just for fun. I call it: "Dodge the Drunks"

Riding with and around idiots is not that bad when you go out and intentionally expect the idiocy. It is the complacency that gets you killed.
I never said the activity was idiotic. I said your attitude towards it is idiotic. I've never said anything other than go out and ride. I'd not advocate avoiding a ride for traffic or weather reasons.

Intentionally seeking out dangerous situations CAN be fun, yes. I've already states this. It IS dangerous. It IS risky. It can be fun and can be engaging. Just because it's fun and engaging does not lessen the risk.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:10 PM   #17436
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Back to the pictures....

Passenger FAIL....or maybe she's just inspecting his mohawk.

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Old 10-20-2012, 04:14 PM   #17437
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After riding with me for several years, my wife started doing this. I lean into a turn, she tries to sit up straight.
Now I ride by myself or with my daughter.

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Passenger FAIL....or maybe she's just inspecting his mohawk.

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Old 10-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #17438
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. It can be fun and can be engaging. Just because it's fun and engaging does not lessen the risk.
Absolutely correct. What lessens the risk is paying attention, knowing your bike and knowing how to ride.

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Old 10-20-2012, 04:32 PM   #17439
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Hey, I have this crazy idea... I'm going to post a photo in this thread. I know! Crazy, right?

And I for one, will thank you.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:33 PM   #17440
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I am not sure the wifely fail in the previous photo is actually a fail. Given the amount of hard parts grinding below, she may know something that the operator hasn't yet registered. At what point on the ramp up to a low-side is a passenger allowed to save themselves? If she would have given the same lean as daddy-o they might lose that rear contact patch yet. Just sayin'

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Old 10-20-2012, 04:37 PM   #17441
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Hey, I have this crazy idea... I'm going to post a photo in this thread. I know! Crazy, right?

Scratching his head, or waving as he scoots by?
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #17442
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What you see as difficult and dangerous, I find fun and engaging.

In your opinion it is idiotic and risky. If that is how you feel and it works for you then continue that way. I want you and every other rider to arrive safely at their intended destination each and every ride.



You call me a troll. I am not being a troll here. I actually like inattentive cage drivers as they make my riding more interesting and engaging. I ride New Years Eve, Cinco de Mayo, 4th of July, Superbowl Sunday, Friday/Saturday nights and all the other high risk times just for fun. I call it: "Dodge the Drunks"

Riding with and around idiots is not that bad when you go out and intentionally expect the idiocy. It is the complacency that gets you killed.
Exactly. I enjoy riding in traffic more than riding alone on an empty road. It requires total attention and continuous observation of everything going on around me, and nonstop planning of what I'm going to do next. It's very rewarding when I get everything to click. If I'm ever surprised, I consider it to be my fault. Animals are the one thing I have no control over. They are totally unpredictable.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:25 PM   #17443
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And other drivers. And the weather. And...
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:39 PM   #17444
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And other drivers. And the weather. And...




I prefer riding in less than perfect weather.

Wind, cool, rain, I really don't mind.

I don't consider the weather to be a danger or something to be avoided.

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Old 10-20-2012, 05:51 PM   #17445
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And other drivers. And the weather. And...
I deal with other drivers. And I have rain gear.
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