Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > Misc News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-14-2004, 09:07 AM   #51
SRMark
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,465
Default Re: now to wax philisophic

Reminds me of the mice and moles that live in my backyard and how they must feel when I let the cat out.
SRMark is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 07-14-2004, 09:23 AM   #52
SRMark
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,465
Default Re: Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

I like the idea of rider education. Some knowledge is better than none. I taught in a graduate school for 10 years (MBA program) and found out that the classroom left the students sorely lacking in management ability. Their real education took place on the job. Same goes for motorcycle riding. I don't want to denigrate MSF training. But, to learn how to ride on the street, you need to get that type of experience. Track days and racing are ok too but they don't throw deer, cars, trucks, cow poop, birds, etc. at you. I think you need to get out there and ride a lot, but don't be too bold. Ride with more experienced riders and watch what they do. Just don't follow them blindly. Be cautious. Something to do with no old-bold soldiers left after a war. Most of all, be lucky. You canÂ’t beat that.
SRMark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 09:32 AM   #53
HelterSkelter
Founding Member
 
HelterSkelter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 320
Default Re: Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

The lean angle on a stock dyna or softail, is way more than the riding abilities of 75% of cruiser riders and 70% of sportbike riders.



I'd bet a years salary that virtually all "running off the road" accidents ran off the road with at least 10 more degrees of lean left in thier bikes.
HelterSkelter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 09:41 AM   #54
captainwhoopass
Founding Member
 
captainwhoopass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,670
Default Re: Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

I'd bet a year's salary you are correct.
__________________
<blockquote>
\"I knew it. I\'m surrounded by a$$holes.\" [b][i]Lord Helmet, Spaceballs
captainwhoopass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 10:07 AM   #55
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default Re: Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

I don't know who originally wrote it but I have the following sign on my cubicle:



"There is no 'idiot proof' - only 'idiot resistant'.

The ingenuity of idiots knows no bounds."
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 10:24 AM   #56
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default Re: Defending British Motojournalist and Html for Dummies

I thought you were an Orange County guy Capt.?



You know where the Burger Barn is. Is there one in Chicago too?



Slap slap slap.



Just let KP be the idiot he is. You'll end up in the same mental hospital as him if you keep replying.
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 11:27 AM   #57
nokneedragin
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 771
Default Re: Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

Another quote I've love goes :



There are no stupid questions....

but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots!
nokneedragin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 11:40 AM   #58
anrajala
Founding Member
 
anrajala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,490
Default Re: Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

>The original CB750, while outdated by

>today's standard's never made as much

>power as a lightly modified Dyna.



Lemme get this straight. So the Dyna is not underpowered because if you buy some tune-up parts you get as much power than a 30-year old Jap bike of half the size?



Hey I have a stock Fat Boy and swopping bikes the other day with a Triumph Thunderbird owner was truly bloody EMBARRASING. I knew there would be some difference but...



- cruiz-euro



anrajala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 12:00 PM   #59
captainwhoopass
Founding Member
 
captainwhoopass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,670
Default Re: Defending British Motojournalist and Html for Dummies

Sort of both, actually. I live in SoCal (I just moved from Orange County to the 909) but I'm originally from Chicago, and I go back there often enough to visit family that I could almost still be a resident.



__________________
<blockquote>
\"I knew it. I\'m surrounded by a$$holes.\" [b][i]Lord Helmet, Spaceballs
captainwhoopass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2004, 12:05 PM   #60
Haird
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 270
Default Re: now to wax philisophic

So in other words, just about everythign tht makes life enjoyable, including the literacy which enables us to participate in this forum, the technology that creates motorcycles and computers, and the collective effort needed to build and regulate the roads and create the conditions for workable markets to exist, are not the result of nature or our own efforts, but of human cooperation through society. Maybe we're not all the rugged individualists we suppose afterall.
Haird is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off