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Old 08-03-2006, 07:11 AM   #1
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From the title, I thought this was a story about Sturgis.



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Old 08-03-2006, 07:50 AM   #2
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Jeezus! I don't know 'bout you other MOrons but that made me cringe. Stupid can be fun to watch sometimes but I'd be really surprised if somebody didn't get pretty messed up in that bit of idiocy...
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:51 AM   #3
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Larry's helmetless stunt is still more popular.
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:20 AM   #4
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There's a reason they don't build playgrounds like that anymore (at least in the US).
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:02 AM   #5
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I found that pretty disturbing and would like to know what happened to the girls.



Have you ever noticed that as you move towards the center of a merry-go-round it speeds up? The converse is also true. I hope that as they were thrown from the center of the merry-go-round their speed decreased.



Still: a scooter is designed to spin a couple of adults, plus a 200 pound scooter, up to 35 mph. The kinetic energy of a scooter and two adults at 35mph is significant and the damage in a crash can be fatal. If the energy imparted to the merry-go-round was similar it could easily have killed the two girls.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:05 AM   #6
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The problem is those scooter boys hate freedom. They need to be sanctioned...
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:30 AM   #7
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I think a good ass-kicking would suffice.
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:12 AM   #8
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I must need to be locked up cuz it makes me laugh .



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Old 08-03-2006, 10:13 AM   #9
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They should have used a harley in fifth gear.
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:06 AM   #10
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Before I got my learners permit at the tender age of 15 & 1/2 we use to do the same thing with a buddy's Mini-Trail, except we' d spin one of those BIG diamond-plate steel jobs that was about 12 feet in diameter (Bellview Park). Could even shift into second if you were really good.



Small children would be flung 15 feet into the sand box. Teenagers about 10. After a while a long line would form to see who was next.



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