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Old 02-15-2006, 10:42 AM   #11
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Wouldn't superior intelligence and superior survival instinct put you in a 5 star crash rated SUV?
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:52 AM   #12
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Default Re: MA Lawmakers Consider Change to Helmet Law.

As a retired paramedic, I encourage everyone to ride without head and protective body clothing. The perferred 3-season outfit where comfort should be the only criteria is teeshirt/shorts/sandles or Converse. OK, a windbreaker and jeans if it's a bit chilly. No one really rides in the Winter so who cares. No, actually I do recall the one guy who went down one Winter. We had to cut away thousands of dollars of Arai, Roadcrafter, and Kanetsu to do his vitals. He proved to be fine, but very angry, as I recall. But, we emergency medical folks need to maximize our per run quota and overtime. Regarding the Mass. legislation - right!, another test and stamp-off conducted by a career bureaucrat who's selection was as "closest-qualified" since he has a Schwinn, and, of course, the $50K insurance coverage, so our lobbiest friends and their incumbents PACs are sure to get their cut. So, "the more things change, the more they stay the same". However, among others, the solution may be a Constitutional amendment severly limiting the # of bills a legislator can sponsor, under pain of both financial penalty and incarceration. We may want to thow torture in on this, as well. After all, they should qualify as enemy combatants, shouldn't they? This may curtail their profligate spending and manipulative social agendas and this way we can diminish the lobbiest / legislator buddy system mentality that serves only their parochial interests and diminishes our quality of life. So, in closing, remember - don't wear a lid if you can possibly avoid it. Their heavy, hot, impair your vision and cost you money you could have spend on chrome. Yeah, you're using the - "why do pros wear this stuff?" argument. Simple, they get paid to. It has nothing to do with safety - it's all about marketing. I would agree with Jagger though, "if you're out at night on your bike - wear white!". That's my only concession even though I consider raising one's visibility somewhat ostentatious.
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:03 PM   #13
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Take care LR, your making sense here! Put in simplest terms this is very logical. If it happens my only hope would be to strap a "Farm Use Only" sign to my bikes and keep right on riding.



As with most things, there are factions out there who would like nothing more than to see your idea become reality.



Which makes me wonder, is there anywhere in the world that has taken this step?

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Old 02-15-2006, 12:39 PM   #14
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Helmets save lives. That is a fact. Repeal of helmet laws cause fatilities to rise. Wear a helmet. DO IT!
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Old 02-15-2006, 01:38 PM   #15
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Amen!



Hey, you sound a lot like my mom!
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Old 02-15-2006, 02:39 PM   #16
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It is my firm belief that all discussions regarding helmut use should be banned from this website. As a paying MOron, these discussions should be moved to a free site like:



http://www.nsa.gov/kids/
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Old 02-15-2006, 03:07 PM   #17
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From the article:



Paul W. Cote, director of government affairs for the state motorcycle association, said ... "Helmets are just a perception of protection. It's like putting a bulletproof vest on a law enforcement officer and asking him to go up against a bazooka,"





Awww phukk... now I'm pissed, I just dropped $500 dollars on a new Shoei X-11



I'm holding off on th enew leathers then, shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops should be just as good

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Old 02-15-2006, 03:49 PM   #18
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My kind'a guy - welcome aboard!

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Old 02-15-2006, 04:06 PM   #19
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Might roll over when I have to swerve to avoid one of them foreign cars that stop in less than 350 feet. We can go round about this all night, and you've been riding long enough to know how this schit works.



The only times motorcycles are more dangerous than cars is when some stupid phucker in a cage runs into one. The last time that happened to me I was geared up and aside from feeling like I got my ass kicked I got up and walked away. Personally I'm smart enough to wear a helmet and good gear and that saved my ass, period. Anyone with more brains than god gave a frog can figure that one out.



Guys like this sarge and that Cote guy do nothing but spout off the same old bullschit that's been disproved a thousand times and the same dumb phucks buy it everytime, then when some kid gets his brains scrambled on the 6 o'clock news the rest of the sheep jump up about dangerous motorcycles. That's what leads to repressive legislation.



Give a politician a problem to solve and he's going to do it, just wear the damn things and drop back under the radar
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:27 PM   #20
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ah we are getting tired of your pld argument . Just put your Shoe back on and ride.
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