Riding a bike is as dangerous as fighting a war

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by chasssmash, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Ceri JC

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    Lets, for arguments sake, say Taliban suicide bomber on a motorcycle.

    Should he ride ATGATT or not? Hypothetically, as a result of not wearing a spine protector and a leather jacket (because it is too hot) he dies in a crash on the way to the target, without blowing up. He has still thrown his life away, for a stupid reason, but without first maiming some innocent women and children. Does he still get his 72 virgins?
    :ear
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  2. Rango

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    Perhaps the title should have been "Riding a motorcycle is as dangerous as motoring a Minsk in Afghanistan". :p3rry
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  3. Bar None

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    Nope, he gets 36 old hoes. And a bunch of fails on ADVrider.
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  4. duck

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    They're tiny little zombies.
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  5. Bar None

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    Wrong. Everybody has an ass hole but not many ride motorcycles.:D
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  6. Mat

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    That is a good question. I just don't know. But then I also believe that he would have gotten 72 raisins instead in the first place, but what do I know.

    Kind of like that case: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002/05/09/toy-yoda.htm
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  7. SgtDuster

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    100% of americans have a digestive system.
    ~51% of Americans have breast (well...developed I mean...and then you must factor the age)
    ...
    How many % are riders?


    Data (or lack of), context, interpretation...


    One can choose to factor in or out this or that and manipulates numbers to reflect a point of view. Not always on purpose but if you did, chances that someone writing a book (maybe with an agenda) did the same are high.



    Stats are fun and can be useful if understood, I'm with Glassewave on this, but we have to take all that with a pinch of salt. Especially witout all the data at our disposal.
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  8. vortexau

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    Double Danger?

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    Soldiers test motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles at NIE 13.1


    Someone needs to tell Pfc. Joshua Doster that those sort of "operating procedures" may just be doubling the danger to personnel.
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  9. Rango

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  10. bonham123

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    In combat you have to fight for freedom, on a motorcycle you enjoy it.
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  11. hippiebrian

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    The biggest cause of death is living. Period. If I lived my life according to statistics, I'd die early of a heart attack due to inactivity. Go figure, jogging kills people, riding bicycles kills people, driving kills a LOT of people, riding in busses, trains, and airplanes kills people.

    I ride at sane speeds for my ability. I'm ATTGAT religiously. I pay attention and don't ride when I'm tired.

    Been down twice. Both times were over 50% my own fault, and I learned from both (don't ride tired and Pay Attention, Dumbass!).

    I've severely lowered my chances of getting killed on the bike by slowing down a bit and paying more attention (age may have a little to do with this). I know riding can be dangerous, but giving up riding is, for me, more dangerous. There's a reason you don't ever see a motorcycle parked in front of a psychologist's office. Riding brings me peace and enjoyment as well as the travel my soul craves. Sure, minimize the danger, but ride anyhow!
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    [​IMG]

    . . . while weapons fitted with silencer (or suppressor) result in . . . what now?
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  13. Rango

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    :jack
    please stop.
    You're killing me :rofl
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  14. Jnich77

    Jnich77 Been here awhile

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    Exactly, and don't forget... no IED's '-)
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  15. Rango

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    :knary

    Oh wait, unless that's Nato's acronym for paper bags, thrown cans & exploding tires...:p3rry
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  16. vortexau

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    Rather than just exploding motorcycles?

    17 Photos Of Bombed, Burned and Exploded Motorcycles


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  17. mikegc

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    Reading this thread, especially the comments on riding a m/c during a war, reminded me of an old photo I took when my hair was brown and I had more of it. Late one night near the Michelin Rubber Plantation, a Viet Cong rider met Cpl. Boone and his fate:
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    To all you vets of Afghanistan and Iraq, thank you for your service, gentlemen. To Munk & Pantah, I'm sorry I didn't get that fracas in S.E. Asia straightened out before you had to go! Welcome home.

    Mike
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    Welcome home. Thanks, and back at ya.
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