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Old 08-04-2012, 03:10 AM   #14221
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Is there a hole in the top of the helmet for her hair stick through?

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I've been wondering the same thing.
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:28 AM   #14222
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She is going to need that gear the first time she panics and uses the "covered" rear brake in a turn.
Oh, you're as bad as the pirates who (supposedly) claim you'll go over the bars if you "touch" the front brake.

Most of the time a rider can brake in a turn; sometimes a rider even plans to. (I was going to say "you" can brake in a turn, but maybe YOU can't?)
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:58 AM   #14223
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Probably heading to a Chick Fil-a rally this last Wednesday.
The old man looks like" King of the hill" guy.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:45 AM   #14224
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Probably heading to a Chick Fil-a rally this last Wednesday.
Thanks for giving me a suggestion of where to go for lunch today
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #14225
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She is going to need that gear the first time she panics and uses the "covered" rear brake in a turn.
And why the hell is she flipping us off? She doesn't even know us.
she is covering both brakes. just need proper gear on the bottom half and some gloves and she be sorted. still cant tell whats up with her helmet and her hair
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:48 AM   #14226
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Hmmm... Plastic washtub on the back. A future KLR rider?

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Old 08-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #14227
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:07 PM   #14228
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I've been wondering the same thing.
Same thing as the mohawks that were popular a few years ago.



Though if someone could get DOT approval on a helmet with a hole in it for this purpose they could make a mint off the pirate crowd
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #14229
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Same thing as the mohawks that were popular a few years ago.



Though if someone could get DOT approval on a helmet with a hole in it for this purpose they could make a mint off the pirate crowd
No need for DOT approval. Just sell it as a "novelty" helmet.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #14230
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Oh, you're as bad as the pirates who (supposedly) claim you'll go over the bars if you "touch" the front brake.

Most of the time a rider can brake in a turn; sometimes a rider even plans to. (I was going to say "you" can brake in a turn, but maybe YOU can't?)
Bad choice of verbiage on my part. I did not mean to imply that one can't ever use a rear brake in a turn.
It was just that when I saw the photo in question I could just envision her hammering the rear brake while leaned over with poor results. Don't know if its the body language or what but it just kind of jumped out to me. Perhaps others see something else.
I can also assure you that I am not and have never been a pirate although my electrics are of the ass less chaps variety.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #14231
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No fail there. Just looks like a family spending good quality time together. Better still it looks like they worry more about enjoying life than being judgmental assholes. While they may or may not need to learn a bit about bike handling and gear, they sure are a leg up on many posters here with regards to shutting their pieholes and just enjoying life.
How could anyone with even the most rudimentary training go out on the road like that?
Free advice: Be a technician, not an artist. You'll live longer, (or at least your 17 year old daughter will).
And for Cry-sake, at least spring for a pair of gloves!
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:07 PM   #14232
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How could anyone with even the most rudimentary training go out on the road like that?

I was at the overlook the day that this family pulled up. The daughter is learning from Dad. She pulled in at the overlook and almost fell over when she stopped. You could tell she was new at this, and coming to this stretch of road is not for newbies. Then Dad pulled up and almost dropped it. Acorn doesn't fall far from the tree in that family.

I don't intend to sound critical, and I'm sure they are having a great time as a family, but neither of them exhibited the comfort level or skills to be riding that road on a busy day.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:14 PM   #14233
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Good post. Motorcycling is an enjoyable pastime but it can and will get you injured or killed if you don't acquire and maintain skills.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:28 AM   #14234
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I was at the overlook the day that this family pulled up. The daughter is learning from Dad. She pulled in at the overlook and almost fell over when she stopped. You could tell she was new at this, and coming to this stretch of road is not for newbies. Then Dad pulled up and almost dropped it. Acorn doesn't fall far from the tree in that family.

I don't intend to sound critical, and I'm sure they are having a great time as a family, but neither of them exhibited the comfort level or skills to be riding that road on a busy day.
*sigh* what is it with people ?? They would demand all sorts of degrees and diplomas and bits of paper with wax seals on them to so much as pour them a cup of latte or, doG forbid, take out their appendix .... but teach their kid to ride?? "no wucking forries mate ... what could go wrong?


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Old 08-05-2012, 04:16 AM   #14235
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It also appears that both pops and daughter are rolling through the corner with their clutches pulled in.

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*sigh* what is it with people ?? They would demand all sorts of degrees and diplomas and bits of paper with wax seals on them to so much as pour them a cup of latte or, doG forbid, take out their appendix .... but teach their kid to ride?? "no wucking forries mate ... what could go wrong?


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