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Old 07-13-2004, 01:47 PM   #11
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Default Re: Motorcycle deaths



Usually after.



No, it all came to me in an instant, I think.



My senile Dodge Dakota is making expensive rattling noises, so IÂ’ve been doing a lot of commuting via bike lately. No big thing, IÂ’ve been riding in and around Los Angeles for a very long time. The secret has always been ride like someoneÂ’s out to kill you, i.e. on the edge of offensive riding. Most of it street riding. No freeway stuff.



But yesterday, I had to make a bike commute to San Bernardino, and back, some 45-50 miles in one direction. Usually, this kind of stuff never fazed me.



So there I was, on the 210, tootling along at around 75 miles an hour, and everything but the water truck is passing me.



And right about then, I took a good look around me (not a wise thing sometimes). It was not a pretty sight. Old ladies frozen in fear, stuck in the fast lane at 80, maniacs in 25 wheel big rigs, spewing road debris, mini-trucks, middle-trucks, maxi-trucks! All sorts of potential carnage about to coalesce. Misfits, creeps and slobs! VW Vans, Volvos!



And then it hit me: My life (at that moment) was in their hands! And all of a sudden, I got very paranoid. It was not a nice feeling. Akin to pre-race jitters, but worse.



So, IÂ’m staying off the freeways for a while. Tear into that Dodge lower-end, and see whatÂ’s up. You need as much armor as possible, between you and the dingbats. Hell, IÂ’m even thinking of buying a Â’68 Electra 225. Fill up the fender with cement.





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Old 07-13-2004, 01:54 PM   #13
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Default Re: Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

1 speeding ticket for 45 in a 40. It comes off in Jan 05, but I've been told not expect much of a drop, because there are so many new riders here the claims on 1000cc sportbikes are unbelivable, plus some other factors very high number of unisured motorists and the overall population here is growing very fast so more insurance claims in general. But mainly the expanding motorcyclist population, which is a good thing, like I said just too many people trying to jump into the deep end head first when the have never even gone swimming.

ps I am switching to liability so I can afford insurane I have a feeling it will be much less. I just hope nothing happens to my bike.
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:21 PM   #16
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So much for the abstention on political topics.



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Old 07-13-2004, 02:23 PM   #17
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And the moral of the story is:



Don't buy Chrysler products, 'cause they'll make you broke and insane.
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:27 PM   #18
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How true. It's the first, and last one I'll ever own. It's got the "tiny brake" option, too. Like trying to stop a '55 Century. Real POS.
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:32 PM   #20
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