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longride 08-30-2004 07:45 AM

Re: Indian Larry dead
 
Couldn't have said it better myself.

johnnyb 08-30-2004 07:47 AM

Re: Indian Larry dead
 
really? he liked smacking his head on the ground? guess it feels good when you stop.

ccd3 08-30-2004 07:53 AM

Re: Indian Larry dead
 
It's been reported on a couple of biker pages that Indian Larry died earlier this morning from massive head injuries. More details on www.bikergazette.com

longride 08-30-2004 07:59 AM

Re: Indian Larry dead
 
JB, I don't mean to speak for the guy, but he lived the way he wanted to live, and I'm sure knew what he did could take him out someday. My parents think anyone that rides a motorcycle, helmet or no, is a complete idiot. They didn't "get it" so to speak. Greg McQuide, God rest his soul, died in full gear. My father would say another idiot just died. I saw a guy that died doing what he loved, and riding the way he wanted to, just like Larry did. You can see it any way you like, but the man lived by his rules and died by em. That's the way I see it.

ewok1 08-30-2004 08:21 AM

helmets
 
i think helmets and full armored leathers are the way i prefer to ride. i owe my life to both helmets and leathers in race crashes. that's what i know from personal experience.

indian larry obviously understood the risk and accepted it.

i hate it that he did, but that's his choice.

many people question my sanity in racing at the age of 47.

sometimes so do i. but when they ask what i consider the most dangerous aspect of it, i usually say, driving my pickup and trailer on i-90 to the seattle races.

i believe in individual freedoms. perhaps the ultimate evidence of exercising such freedom is choosing how you're going to leave this world.

indian larry chose to increase his risk by some percentage number while stunting. i support his choice, i don't question it for a second, and please, please don't tell me he makes it bad for the rest of us.

he didn't. we are on our own.

indian larry posed no threat to me. cell phone toting, suv driving, makeup applying soccer moms are the murderous ones in my opinion.

let's outlaw them first.

now i have to find out if i need to worry about feral warthogs, an entirely new and unexpected threat.


Tigercub 08-30-2004 08:27 AM

Re: Indian Larry seriously hurt
 
That's too bad about Indian Larry - there are too few like him.



Unfortunately, he didn't carefully evaluate the risks of his stunt. A bike wobble is something you can work through and minimize or elminate before you do the stunt in front of a crowd - especially if you are not going to wear protective gear. It's not like it was a spur of the moment thing that gets most people into trouble.

mscuddy 08-30-2004 08:30 AM

Re: Wartgogs
 
Especially the ones drawn by Gilbert Shelton

F451 08-30-2004 08:41 AM

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I could give a damn about the Discovery Channel or television as a whole (we'd all be better-off if both disappeared tomorrow), but Indian Larry was one of the few bike-builders worth a damn. And you don't come upon the real-deal often, my condolences to his family and friends.


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