Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Amen to that. #1 Hack Monkey did this once. It scared him more than it did me, and he's never done it again. Weight shift of any sort in the hack can cause serious problems for the pilot. Most people don't realize how sensitive these rigs really are.


    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
  2. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    When I was growing up we didn't wear seatbelts, bicycle helmets, and didn't have nerf playgrounds. We learned that stupid hurts at a young age. How did we survive without the nanny state?
  3. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    When I was a kid you probably would have gotten beaten up for showing up with a helmet.
  4. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    So let me get this straight....:D

    The same person that started this thread about taking responsibility for your own safety....
    Doesn't choose to extend this right to those who either don't have a voice, or those too young to make the decision for themselves.:norton

    Dakez read the parts below that you wrote and I highlighted in red.

    The problem is.... since some don't have the intelligence, maturity or awareness to responsibly protect their own lives, how can they possibly make a life/death/risk decision for someone else?

    5. It’s Always Your Fault, No Matter What
    Here’s the thing about riding a bike: you’re taking your life into your own hands. There’s no steel safety cage, no airbags, no crumple zone, its just you and your wits against the world. If you ask me, that’s what makes riding so great, but it also means you need to make a fundamental shift in your thinking. It doesn’t matter what it says on the police report or the insurance papers or that the teenage chick was texting her boyfriend when she hit you; all that matters is she hit you. And you could have prevented it, you needed to, it’s your life, not hers.

    So go out there and actively take your own life into your own hands. No excuses.
  5. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    By the way...

    Dakez, To a great extent, I agree with you.
    I'm not in favour of a nanny state and don't want the gov't intruding into my bedroom.

    But by the same token, I know that many people can't take responsibility for themselves and if we don't speak up for those upon whom they may have a direct effect, who will? And how responsible are we for not doing so?
  6. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Let Darwin work.


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  7. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    Sounds good. Sounds tough. Some people even think it sounds intelligent..
  8. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Who gets to decide who can speak for themselves and who can't? Who is this group of "we" that I'm being assigned to?
  9. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    Who said you were being "assigned" to the we group?
    :D


    Back to the pictures boys.
    Much easier to point out the "fail..."
  10. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Point taken. Probably important to get as many layers of obfuscation in there as possible. Wouldn't want any responsibility to be accepted for anything anywhere. :deal :evil
  11. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    Sorry.
    I just find it ironic that a citizen of a democratic republic with a constitution that begins with "We the People" would need to ask "Who is this group of "we" that I'm being assigned to?":huh
  12. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    No, I am Not kidding. The kids do not belong to the public... They belong to their parents. This does not mean that there should be no laws to protect them, such as laws against abuse. I am even OK with the "Feet must Reach the Pegs" law. But parents are the ones that should decide and weigh the risks for their own children. I did say "overbearing Laws":D

    Stupid hurts.


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  13. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    Funny, I was thinking the same thing.....or we would have all taken turns bashing our heads into something hard while wearing it to test it's effectiveness......:rofl

    As for the pictures....this is SandyTheDog....she rode over 50,000 miles on the pillion of my friend Bill's bike. She absolutely loved riding with as much of a passion as anyone. Unfortunately she past away last year (not bike related).

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  14. LittleRedToyota

    LittleRedToyota Yinzer

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    in my case, it made you (me) into pellet gun target practice.

    btw, some kids can actually miss a helmet sized target from 10 feet away and hit you in the neck instead.

    on a related note, needle nose pliers work great for digging pellets out of your neck...

    :huh :rofl
  15. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    That explains a lot. Lead poisoning.:lol3
  16. wb57

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    Got it. You're serious.
    "But by the same token, I know that many people can't take responsibility for themselves and if we don't speak up for those upon whom they may have a direct effect, who will? And how responsible are we for not doing so?"

    So, everyone has to act as a unit?
  17. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    Took a ride to the Dragon today on my W650. More cars than bikes on the road.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/a4SpBiPGEcNs5YfRyYVjrdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NzmpDxvBWc4/UnAaoyVyvDI/AAAAAAAAMAQ/YTHTPkM9RPA/s800/1029131408-00.jpg" height="600" width="800" /></a>
    Stopped at the way out of Cade's Cove for a quick photo. Little chilly but a nice ride.
  18. ianbh

    ianbh Been here awhile

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    Do you ever take a few seconds and think about your posts/replies?
    Ian, Iowa
  19. Goldburg

    Goldburg Been here awhile

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    I would ride down to Southern Pines for one of those...:1drink
    You got any left?

  20. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I used to make a run to Belgium and stock up about every 6 months when I lived in Germany. That was 5 years ago though

    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...