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Old 08-30-2004, 03:42 PM   #131
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well, you'll all have the satisfaction of knowing I shuffled off this mortal coil doing what i love. Staring danger in the face, sucking massive lungfulls of tar and nicotine down the ol windpipe in spite of the dangers pointed out by the Nazi safetycrats who would ban all that is dangerous and manly. What ever happend to The Highwayman anyway?
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Old 08-30-2004, 04:26 PM   #132
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Count me in as stupid, because I pulled most of the stunts you mentioned at one time or another. I didn't bite it hard enough to die, but I'm sure many did pulling the same stuff. C'mon Sarnali, you can admit to doing many a crazy stunt in your day. We all did. Some live to tell about it, and some don't. Being a firefighter and motorcyclist, I have seen my life flash before my eyes quite a few times, and I figure I used up quite a bit of my luck. Maybe we both survived in spite of ouselves. The point is, we are all "stupid" in our own way. One man's meat is another man's poison. I wouldn't call anyone stupid for doing what they love. It's one of the few reasons for living at all.
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Old 08-30-2004, 04:55 PM   #133
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Well said ewok1...
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Old 08-30-2004, 05:01 PM   #134
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Somebody should tell Kook that testosterone will cause his clitoris to swell. VWW

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Old 08-30-2004, 05:04 PM   #135
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Don't we all only take risks that seem basically reasonable (survivable) to us (unless suicidal or under Government duress)?" If not for that common instinct wouldn't we be extinct? "Hey Joe, let's go slap that Bear on it's face"! Some Ride, some never would. What is reasonable to one person may not be to another. Who's right and who gets to decide what risks we're allowed to take? Riding on the Street I feel safest on a High Performance Motorcycle (wearing a full face helmet and full protective gear), a current litre Sportbike being the pinacle of safety in my eyes even just putting around. Of course if safety is the only consideration I would think a fully loaded Class A dump truck would be tough to beat. I rarely ride other than a High Performance bike with a full face helmet but value the fact that I can if I want to, and sometimes do, in FL. I don't consider trying to limit anothers choice based on my preferences. My condolences to Indian Larry's Family and Friends, he would have been interesting to know.
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Old 08-30-2004, 05:05 PM   #136
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He traded in the Hog for a Vespa and got a full face helmet. VWW
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Old 08-30-2004, 05:12 PM   #137
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Of course not getting on the highway at all is the safest choice. Ideally only we, and no one else should decide which risks are acceptable for ourselves. VWW
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Old 08-30-2004, 05:19 PM   #138
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It amazes me that even when it's someone like Indian Larry who never wore protective gear and did this stuff for 30+ years, people still talk about "if he had worn the proper gear"...



He _never_ wore protective gear. It's a moot point. It's like watching a deer get shot by a hunter and saying "well, if that deer had a shotgun it would have stood a chance". Deer don't have opposable thumbs, they don't carry guns.



The man believed that when your number was up that was it, so he lived the way he wanted to, including riding helmetless, shirtless, laying down with his feet on the handlebars... His card got pulled and he's moved on, and I think turning it into a debate about protective gear is pointless. He'd never wear it, end of discussion.







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Old 08-30-2004, 05:20 PM   #139
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Well yeah, when I was young and foolish I ate speed like popcorn then smoked weed to settle down then went out bar hoppin' with my bros on choppers packin' heat, no helmets, no coats, hell no shirts if it was hot night.

That was then, this is now. I don't know if I survived because I was lucky or what but I did. Now I know better and I'm not afraid to tell someone if they're f***n' up. living that life will get you dead.

You know that, well as I do. That whole old bikers vs. bold bikers. Larry punched his own ticket. Too bad I'm sure he left people who loved him.

I save my sympathy for guys like Randy Scott.
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Old 08-30-2004, 05:30 PM   #140
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Please someone outlaw reckless pirahna-sitting
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