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Old 09-01-2006, 06:16 AM   #1
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Riders Are Getting Better and safer!

You mean the media completely ignored the facts and wrote the article anyway? Hmm..go figure.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:30 AM   #3
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interesting that the article in an effort to demonise motorcycles actually proves the opposite regarding safety.....seems like the best way to prevent motorcycle accidents is to ...

...educate car drivers...who would have thought it ?

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Old 09-01-2006, 06:32 AM   #4
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damn i was almost 3 for 3 on the first posts ...why did i bother to read the article ?

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Old 09-01-2006, 07:05 AM   #5
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Default Absolutely terrible use of statistics Greg

Terrible use of statistics pal..Apples vs oranges big time.. A better statistic would be accident/number of riders. Or compare the increas in the number of accidents with the increase in the number of riders or the number of motorcycles registered. The number of motorcycles sold isn't broken down by replacement bikes vs first bikes... Let see if can break down your argument with an example. In a town called Gray Pony Tail there are were 5 motorcycles sold this year vs 1 sold last year. The accidents were 4 this year vs 3 last year. Using your logic. There was a 33% in accidents vs a 500% increase in motorcycles sold.. Seems like that number of accidents per motorcycles sold says things are better. But actually there are only 7 motorcycles in the town of Gray Pony tail this year. The 5 sold this year were replacement bikes and the 1 sold last year was a new bike. Given the rest of the story GPT had an accident rate of 4/7 = 57% this year vs 3/6 or 50% last year. Do you see how your use of bikes sold is totally bogus i.e wrong i.e really poor
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:06 AM   #6
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No they just didn't sleep through math and statistics class.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:09 AM   #7
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So not crashing is the key to not dying? I would have never figured that out. I figured running my Busa headlong into a building at 165 mph and having my helmet save my life would be the answer. No wonder I never passed the 6th grade. And the reason that a 'world class athlete' like Ben R. can't ride? It's because the THINKS he can ride just because he's an athlete. Buz thinks he can play golf just because he can swing a club too.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:27 AM   #8
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You slept in statistics class too...Go figure.
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:38 AM   #9
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You mean accurate statistics like getting numbers from a Clinton website saying how great Clinton is and then calling it "facts."



You think I could get some stats from a Bush website claiming how great the war in Iraq is going?
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Old 09-01-2006, 07:43 AM   #10
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Yeah, but they would be fake stats. The left fudges but the right fabricates outright.
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