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Discussion in 'Canada' started by Ooobah-Moto, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Innocent and self-righteous aren't rolls I play easily, often or well, Ian. You can trust me on that one.

    And you're right, I could use more productive and lucrative activity to occupy my time. :deal
  2. H e a d N o r t h

    H e a d N o r t h (take the high road)

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    In an attempt to divert the conversation...
    LET'S MAKE FUN OF PIRATES!:clap
    I saw this on my way back into my office after lunch:

    [​IMG]

    The stuff on the back of his jacket was chrome plates (four of them), fastened with huge chrome studs (four per plate). The plates were a goofy shape like a klingon sword-thingy. Come to think of it, maybe he was a klingon.
    Anyway, it was hard not to laugh, but then I thought about the pillion that he had with him - and the extreme pain she'd be in if those studs were ever to make serious contact during a get-off.

    I just don't understand some bike gear...:huh
  3. doughy

    doughy Long timer

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    Isn't that the point from the first post about judging?

    Wasn't something along the lines that don't point the finger at anyone else if your guilty of doing it at times yourself? :scratch

    Anyhow...............................

    BiggerTigger, I love the outfits on some people on chromed pigs. I was at my DR. yesterday and this guy pulls up on his super loud hog. (we need a new name for them, like penis compensator). He is wearing a plaid short sleeved button up shirt, penny loafers, kahkis and a brain bucket. I was almost in tears.

    Now that the weather is above 20, your gunna see a ton of them. I saw my first flip flops, shorts and t-shirt squid with a pillion in a shirt and high heels yesterday. I couldn't believe it, the part of town I am (North York) in isn't exactly known for it's great drivers.

    All we can do is try to set a positive example, and make sure we are seen by the cagers.

    I don't know what it is, but lately I have been kinda on some sort of quest to be visible, seen and to educate cagers that there are motorcycles on the roads, not too mention that we have every right to be on the roads as them. Too many, I'm safe on 4 wheels and I am bigger so I go first attitudes out there.




    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 2600th post! :thumb
  4. adiablolex

    adiablolex Lost again

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    :lol3 :thumb

    that was too funny.
  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    :augie

    :lol3
  6. Fin

    Fin Kahoon's my daddy!

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    Ahhhhhh, I love this place... :D
  7. Natnewt

    Natnewt Been here awhile

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    Sigh genocide among the masses continues :(
  8. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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    Just last week I became a member of the affirmative action group "Save the Worms". It's a little known fact that over 160 trillion worms die each and every year from the plowing of fields. They die a horrible death and are often cut in half and both parts wiggle away in pain.

    We determined that going after John Deere would cost too much so we are asking Federal, Provincial and Municipal Gubberments to out-law this practice...

    Lornce, I know I can count on your support.

    [​IMG]

    DW
  9. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    Do you dye your hair blond?



































    :D
  10. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Worms have it tough.

    :lol3

    A fine looking pair of Belgians there, Darren.

    :ear
  11. doughy

    doughy Long timer

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    Ask PETA, I mean they already are after the maker of "nitro worms" and fishermen for cruelty to animals due to the use of worms. There is an actual ongoing fight about the use of minnows and worms for fishing. A ban on live bait has been brought to the table.

    Ridiculous
  12. doughy

    doughy Long timer

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    visible not blinding. :lol3
  13. Fin

    Fin Kahoon's my daddy!

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    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

    This place is such a dramatic counterpoint to my office it's funny.


    :deal

    Cheers

    Fin
  14. ArthDuro

    ArthDuro quarantined

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    did you know that when an earthworm is cut in half both parts survive
  15. Motoaxe

    Motoaxe Doctor of Misfortune

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    did you know that the whale is actually and insect and that it feeds on bananas!?!?
  16. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    But what about the Belgians?

    :ear
  17. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    New motorcyclists in Saskatchewan will soon have to go through a graduated system before earning a full licence, the government announced Tuesday.


    The new graduated driver's licence for motorcycles, to be implemented in 2011, will be similar to the system applied to beginner car drivers, where road privileges are restricted to certain times and progress to fewer limitations as a blemish-free driving record is established.
    The motorcycle licence will have four stages: Learner, Novice 1 and Novice 2 will precede a full M-class licence. Progression through the stages requires no incidents, such as an at-fault accident or a riding infraction, for three years.


    "What we've heard is that motorcycles and motorcycle organizations around the province have been calling for this," Ken Cheveldayoff, the cabinet minister responsible for Saskatchewan's licensing agency, told CBC News on Tuesday. "It's something that's overdue."


    According to Saskatchewan Government Insurance, or SGI, statistics from 2008 show there were 283 accidents involving motorcycles in the province, with five deaths and 221 injuries. The agency is expecting those numbers to come down, based on its experience with a graduated licensing system for cars and other passenger vehicles.


    "Base on the program that we've introduced, we've seen an 18 per cent reduction," Kwei Quaye, assistant vice-president for traffic safety and driver services at SGI, told CBC News. "So we are quite positive that with introducing the graduated driver's licence... for new motorcyclists, we will see some benefits."


    Police departments were quick to endorse the government's move.
    "You can write a simple exam and go out and buy the motorcycle, a powerful motorcycle,... and hop on it and never have demonstrated any skill in riding that machine," Clive Weighill, chief of police in Saskatoon, noted about the current licensing regime.


    Currently, anyone with a valid car licence can write an exam and obtain a motorcycle learner's permit allowing them to drive a motorbike alone, during daytime and within 100 kilometres of their home. Passing a subsequent road test on the motorcycle earns the driver a full M-class licence.


    The government said the new system will not kick in until 2011, in part to allow for the safety industry to train more instructors.


    Safety is already important to students taking riding courses from Darrell Kroeker, an instructor at Trans Industrial Safety Training in Saskatoon. He told CBC News that he is booked solid this summer, even though such courses are not currently mandatory.


    "What we teach is to ride in control, within the boundaries, within the speed limit," Kroeker explained to CBC News.
  18. doughy

    doughy Long timer

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    Ooobah, ya bored?


    Im outta here at 1.... GOing to go enjoy this fine day in some trails and do some exploring up north
  19. doughy

    doughy Long timer

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    Well instead of going all out on some massive ride this afternoon we decided to hit up somewhere fairly local, about 15 mins outta town...
    <table style="width: auto;"><tbody><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: right;">From Ryan's bike stuff</td></tr></tbody></table>

    It was an amazing spot.

    <table style="width: auto;"><tbody><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: right;">From Ryan's bike stuff</td></tr></tbody></table>

    <table style="width: auto;"><tbody><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: right;">From Ryan's bike stuff</td></tr></tbody></table>

    Here's a shot of Natnewt after a low log on the trail.. Shhh he's at work!

    <table style="width: auto;"><tbody><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: right;">From Ryan's bike stuff</td></tr></tbody></table>

    Who's ready to go again soon?

    <table style="width: auto;"><tbody><tr><td>[​IMG]</td></tr><tr><td style="font-family: arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; text-align: right;">From Ryan's bike stuff






    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.ca/lh/photo/hzCW6Xwm9D7Afn6k0WicsQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCMe5jMGbrbiPlQE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_uvwXQPctUaw/ShW22kZSCdI/AAAAAAAABZc/SuYxqJ59fl4/s400/IMG_0754.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.ca/ryanheritage76/RyanSBikeStuff?authkey=Gv1sRgCMe5jMGbrbiPlQE&feat=embedwebsite">Ryan&#39;s bike stuff</a></td></tr></table>

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  20. Ooobah-Moto

    Ooobah-Moto Banned

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    Cool...