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Old 05-19-2012, 10:08 PM   #11296
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"By the end of April 2011 THP says 20 people died in motorcycle accidents in Tennessee."
what did i get wrong? now wait a second...
now I dont understand any of it...

"By the end April 2011, 20 motorcyclists died on the road. THP says at the end of April 2012 that number rose to 28."

So, from April 2011 to April 2012 it was 28? or 28 SO FAR in 2012?
Dude, it's the news. Why the hell would they want you to get the facts?
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:23 AM   #11297
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Ah, for the lighter, simpler days gone by: two-up touring on Honda 350's with ape-hangers when ATGATT meant a snap-on face shield:



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Old 05-20-2012, 04:34 AM   #11298
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Ah, for the lighter, simpler days gone by: two-up touring on Honda 350's with ape-hangers when ATGATT meant a snap-on face shield:

I think I see at least two army field jackets there - those were considered protection just like jean-jackets were back in the day.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:33 AM   #11299
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Ah-Yess, the good ole days for sure, Paratrooper jump-boots and a M60 field jacket and you were a safety nazi. Wearing a Bell or Buco helmet and you were over the top. And no head-lite requirements.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:53 AM   #11300
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20 a year on one 11 mile road. They should put that on a sign at both ends, with all their pictures, along with the family pics...maybe others would not treat it like a race track.
FYI, all y'all: US20, in Illinois 'tween Freeport and Galena, used to have a sign reading "Congratulations, you have just survived USRT20" at each end leaving the road segment. AFAIK, these signs have been removed for a number of years. This section of highway made the top 10 'most dangerous US roads' list for many years. While the road itself was not particularly challenging, its scenic vistas were highly distracting and its location had many impaired users due to no other way to get thru the area. Also, at one time there was a sign upon entering the section that read something like, "US20, extreme danger next 40 miles". I suspect that the local 'tourist' industry and civic institutions had a lot to do with getting these signs removed to improve revenue without actually making the roadway any safer beyond re-pavement to keep it smooth for the tourists. Lots of DBBL YELL and artificially low mph limits added over the years with LEO 'protection'.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:58 AM   #11301
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had the field jacket and Army boots once upon a time. I probably still would, but they, ahem, don't make them in my size any more.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:30 AM   #11302
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had the field jacket and Army boots once upon a time. I probably still would, but they, ahem, don't make them in my size any more.
I wear mine on occasion. Of course, I'm still in..
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:45 AM   #11303
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Probably posted too many times, took himself literally.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #11304
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Ah-Yess, the good ole days for sure, Paratrooper jump-boots and a M60 field jacket and you were a safety nazi. Wearing a Bell or Buco helmet and you were over the top. And no head-lite requirements.
Hell, i was running boots and filed jackets til 2006
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:42 AM   #11305
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Ah-Yess, the good ole days for sure, Paratrooper jump-boots and a M60 field jacket and you were a safety nazi. Wearing a Bell or Buco helmet and you were over the top. And no head-lite requirements.
That was my ATGATT too. The Bell Star 90 had about as much room to look out as a medieval knight's helmet and probably weighed as much too. My Honda 500-4 had six-over forks and 'hangers and open pipes with Snuff-r-nots that you could close in the presence of LE activities. Back then the dream was to one day have a Superglide.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #11306
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And don't forget the sissy bar that was a good functional luggage rack.
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:57 PM   #11307
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Well then come down to Houston...we a A curve, and it's only 300 miles to the next one

no matter what the tires start as - they all end up looking like darksiders
come to south Florida where the closest thing to a curve is when you get on and off Florida's Turnpike!!!
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:20 PM   #11308
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I went back to 5/14 and didn't see this posted -- great pic!

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Old 05-20-2012, 06:43 PM   #11309
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had the field jacket and Army boots once upon a time. I probably still would, but they, ahem, don't make them in my size any more.
In the mid '70's, my uniform of choice was Cav boots, tanker's jacket, and a Bell Star.

Non-reg, but our unit allowed a bit of flexibility...

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Old 05-21-2012, 05:39 AM   #11310
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Back in the late 70's a friend of mine used to ride in retired fire department turnout gear with the heavy insulating liners removed. It was an interesting look and definitely high viz since we had yellow gear. I don't know how well Nomex holds up to road rash but he was ready in case the gas tank blew up.
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