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Old 01-02-2004, 09:58 PM   #31
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Default Can we kick this guy off?

Good point nomad76. I am new here and probably shouldn't say this but this KPaulCook character is acting like a real jerk on this site. Can we get him kicked off for his bad behavior?
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Old 01-02-2004, 10:01 PM   #32
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So true grubz916, good point. I have say most of my accidents or near misses were my doing. Thankfully I survied and learned from these incidents as well.
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Old 01-02-2004, 11:51 PM   #33
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Default Re: Man, absolutely no sympathy

no need to make excuses for gross incompetence at the wheel. Then again if over 50% of riders (and particularly of a certain brand) can't ride worth a damn does that make it "gross" incompetence or just "customary" incompetence?



There is none, not ONE solitary reason for a bike to be still on it's wheels and be crossing the center-line and smack an object. I'll eat my hat if the guy can produce his MSF/RidersEdge completion card but this stinks to high heavan that one more 33yr old RUB (he's the Superior Court Clerk for Davidson county and GOP elected official) with absolutely no training target fixated on the truck, couldn't look around a corner to save his life, likely doesn't understand countersteering, probably didn't set his suspension for the extra load, and had little or no experience with a passenger of likewise questionable experience level.



I'm glad he's not worse off but I wrote a letter to the local paper asking them to tell him to stay the heck off bikes until he bothered to get even minimal training. He's got 2 RE sites near him so he has no excuse.



Pity the park police don't cite for "stupidity" or "operator negligence".
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Old 01-03-2004, 05:16 AM   #34
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..to join the MO Ignore KPaulKook Club. Membership is free and conducive to improved mental health.



As a friendly warning: DANGER engaging in exchanges and/or flamewars with Kook are likely to suck you into the notorious Kook's Universe of Circular Logic. In this universe concepts of cause and effect are nonexistent.
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Old 01-03-2004, 11:13 AM   #35
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Before one gets too carried away about MSF scores, don't forget that every one of those idiots you see out on the highways passed their State DMV test.



Some people can memorize really well and get As on test, but never really understand what they read. There are excellent engineers who got poor grades in school. And there are terrible ones who got straight As and also Phds. I know. I work with some.



I've survive 40+ years and hundreds of thousands of miles of riding. I think that's a pretty good score. I hope everybody else here scores as well or better.



Even Kook.
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Old 01-03-2004, 05:40 PM   #36
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Default solution - 'wear a helmet'.

why does a wreck on the road bring ridicule but one in personal life brings condolences and understanding? i think ridicule is tenfold more justified in the latter case because typically marriages happen slower than head-on collisions and presumably give one more of a chance to assess the situation and make some decisions. of course opportunity does not equal capability...
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Old 01-03-2004, 05:59 PM   #37
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I humbly agree.
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Old 01-03-2004, 07:55 PM   #38
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Thanks. I'll keep that in my mind when I see his junior high exchanges.
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Old 01-04-2004, 05:55 AM   #39
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We all been down. It's the ones that get back up are the ones that passed the test. We had a saying in the fire service about degrees. You find them on thermometers and you know where the doctor sticks those. Nothing funnier than watching a rookie straight out of the academy. They know it all, yet know so little. Nothing replaces experience. Training gets you started, but there is so much more to learn. Hopefully you got 40 more in ya bud.
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Old 01-04-2004, 03:38 PM   #40
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Default Re: Aaaah - Ain't that sweet?



I think ever'body is missing something here. I've been to two MSF classes and both times they taught me to ride only when my head was straight- including emotional states.</p>

I'm guessing that regardless of his training or skills, that guy was more into the romance than the riding.</p>

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