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Old 02-09-2014, 10:22 PM   #7066
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Now that there looks like riding utopia.
Till the winter lasts I am afraid. After that it gets hotter than the devil's balls here.

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Great pics!! Looks like an amazing place to ride.
Thanks. It sure is!

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Oman must be short for "Oh man!" Beautiful area.
It is a gorgeous little country indeed. With a bit of everything.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:28 PM   #7067
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I have been told to move, told i am abusing the system, told I am a liar, yelled at....and been given the look of death more times than I can count. I even had a local cop do a double take wtf. The only thing that hasn't happened is my bike being knocked over.
What!? No mystery flats??? We're slipping.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:51 PM   #7068
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I have been told to move, told i am abusing the system, told I am a liar, yelled at....and been given the look of death more times than I can count. I even had a local cop do a double take wtf. The only thing that hasn't happened is my bike being knocked over.
I'm the kind of guy that just might kick it over.... if I saw you walk away with no apparent issue. I gotta a relative in a wheel chair with an honest need for those parking places, and a friend that's a vet with two prosthesis that won't get a plate that provides him special privileges because he's a proud and honorable man.
....
.
. Just say'n!

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Old 02-10-2014, 06:02 PM   #7069
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I'm the kind of guy that just might kick it over.... if I saw you walk away with no apparent issue. I gotta a relative in a wheel chair with an honest need for those parking places, and a friend that's a vet with two prosthesis. ....
....
.
. Just say'n!

Paul
I quit trying to judge. My mother in law is 90 and pretty lame. Short walk maybe.
Often we drive her and park her plated car. If I or my wife run out to get the
car for her we almost always get the crusty look of "Hey, you're not handicapped".

One never knows the true circumstance. My since passed father in law had a legit
seized leg from a childhood sleigh accident. Hobbled everywhere but refused
to park in a handicap spot because he didn't believe he was.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:48 AM   #7070
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I'm the kind of guy that just might kick it over.... if I saw you walk away with no apparent issue. I gotta a relative in a wheel chair with an honest need for those parking places, and a friend that's a vet with two prosthesis that won't get a plate that provides him special privileges because he's a proud and honorable man.
....
.
. Just say'n!

Paul
I have had the pleasure of staying at 'Geology Rocks' house. I can confirm, that despite still being able to ride a bike, he really does need the disabled badge. He really cannot go more than a couple of steps without walking sticks and sadly his injuries are not like most. His are very long term and although he managed to ditch his wheelchair a fair while ago I cannot see him being back to normal anytime soon.

He is a great guy and a pleasure to be with. I am not at liberty to say what he does, he may tell you himself, but has a difficult job and his determination to complete a training session whilst doing it, are what caused his injuries. He is not a free loader and when he gets better I know he will ditch the disabled plate but right now he does need it. He carries his sticks on the bike when riding to work.

Here is a quote from one of his posts on the big thread back in March last Year...

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Well everyone. I did it. it took me 14 months and 2 weeks, but I freaking did it. It started with being in the hospital for 3 months, 10 months in a wheelchair, and the last 4 months or so using custom Tenere blue leg braces and a blue carbon cane. When I went to my doctors on tuesday he said do what I feel I can and live my life. My life includes motorcycles, so here it is. I cried, I laughed, I screamed in my helmet, I thanked my wife for her support, and I thanked God for the gifts in my life. It was an incredible feeling. I cannot even express the feeling. Thank you all for continuing to encourage me and stand behind me and my goal of riding again.

I sit on the bike and put my helmet and gloves on. Fold up my cane and put it in the pannier. Lift the bike off the side stand and off I go. Knee braces and leg supports are under my riding gear. Its still painful and hard to do, but I can do it.

You can see my smile under the helmet!

....... Photos deleted.......

"Just say'n!" !!!!!
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:11 AM   #7071
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I have had the pleasure of staying at 'Geology Rocks' house. I can confirm, that despite still being able to ride a bike, he really does need the disabled badge. He really cannot go more than a couple of steps without walking sticks and sadly his injuries are not like most. His are very long term and although he managed to ditch his wheelchair a fair while ago I cannot see him being back to normal anytime soon.

He is a great guy and a pleasure to be with. I am not at liberty to say what he does, he may tell you himself, but has a difficult job and his determination to complete a training session whilst doing it, are what caused his injuries. He is not a free loader and when he gets better I know he will ditch the disabled plate but right now he does need it. He carries his sticks on the bike when riding to work.

Here is a quote from one of his posts on the big thread back in March last Year...



"Just say'n!" !!!!!
My comments were not a judgement of geology rocks character or an assessment of his abilities. I was venting my frustration at the abuse of privilege I so often witness.

Sorry if anyone was offended by my comments.

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Old 02-11-2014, 12:12 PM   #7072
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My comments were not a judgement of geology rocks character or an assessment of his abilities. I was venting my frustration at the abuse of privilege I so often witness.

Sorry if anyone was offended by my comments.

Paul
No worries Paul.

I feel the same. Here in the London UK, Blue Badge (as they call them here) abuse is endemic. There is a trade in them and as they are a valuable free parking permit, theft of them is also a big problem. On top of that local doctors give them (the authority to apply that is) out like confetti to anyone that creates enough fuss.

I know this as I used to work the streets here.
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Old 02-11-2014, 12:23 PM   #7073
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No worries Paul.

I feel the same. Here in the London UK, Blue Badge (as they call them here) abuse is endemic. There is a trade in them and as they are a valuable free parking permit, theft of them is also a big problem. On top of that local doctors give them (the authority to apply that is) out like confetti to anyone that creates enough fuss.

I know this as I used to work the streets here.
Karen is your pimp???!!!
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:44 PM   #7074
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Not mine, but nicely done for sure!
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:56 PM   #7075
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Nicely done sir!
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:10 PM   #7076
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Nicely done sir!
I can't take credit for the bike, my apologies.
Glad you enjoyed the photo though, as I have.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:02 PM   #7077
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Is that tallgears bike?

Looks familiar.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:38 PM   #7078
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Is that tallgears bike?

Looks familiar.
Yes, Tallgears bike.
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Old 02-12-2014, 04:15 AM   #7079
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I am limited on my walking distance and still require a cane to walk. My thighs have permanent damage so walking is exhausting and painful, and both of my knees have permanent damage as well so they dislocate and I fall. I will use my disabled placard as long as I need it and not a moment longer. Trust me. As a 33 year old male the last thing I want is to need a disabled placard. I am also very happy and proud to be where I am in my recovery. :)
Well, Ray didn't want to spill the beans but I'll go ahead and say it.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:33 AM   #7080
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Not mine, but nicely done for sure!
Nice looking bike, thanks for posting it.

Where did your friend get the skid plate?

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