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Old 01-17-2007, 09:07 AM   #91
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In MOST place you cannot lease scuba gear without a diver's certification- period>
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:29 AM   #92
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Should be set up based on crank hp. The first tier should be under the 30hp mark for us BIG is better Americans. Then bump it in 30 hp increments. At least, 3 levels. Boom- you're done.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:31 AM   #93
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Actually the energy that must be absorbed/transfered in a crash varies with the square of the velocity. Thus the energy that must be absorbed going 90 is 2.25 times that of going 60. If the rider is doing 120 mph the energy is 4 times that of a rider going 60.... i.e. Speed kills
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:32 AM   #94
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Yep I agree with you.. your idea makes better sense.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:43 AM   #95
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Passage of the above seven laws would devastate the motorcycle industry in this country and cost the AMA significant membership and industry support, thereby reducing their clout and influence in pursuing more reasonable strategies.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:44 AM   #96
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Default Re: Excellent Counterpoint.

I only missed it by about 10 hours. Not too bad. He must have seen an intelligent conversation going on without him, and decided to f&ck it all up by speaking. Don't worry, he was moderating in the background the whole time.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:45 AM   #97
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It won't mess anything up for him. He doesn't ride anyway. We are still waiting on the picture of him standing by his bike.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:54 AM   #98
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Default Re: Excellent Counterpoint.

Only in America- Personal responsibility is an agreed upon position. But being personably responsible does NOTHING for victims of the "stupid".

We are a Nation of Laws- rule of law is how we are raised. Laws (as stupid as some are) are there for the masses (of a$$es) that cannot take it upon themselves to do the right thing.

If we Must institute laws in order to protect the populus (sp?) it might as well have a benefit. If tier licensing is the answer then so be it. If mandatory traininng is the answer then so be it. But in the end a combination of both will only introduce safer (more readied) riders into the mix.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:57 AM   #99
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I'd really like to set it up that none of us respond to him or even mention his name.



I just think it sucks that every time MO has a good thread going he goes in throwing insults and being a douche.



The above post is the first time I actually responded to him this month and yet he still thinks I'm bashing him.



Too bad you can't set the tread up like outlook and just have it go right into a junk mail category.

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Old 01-17-2007, 10:00 AM   #100
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Agreed, Mark.



However--the Fed also said(in the blurb that I read about this) that unless there were sufficient matching funds, the study would not get ANY Federal funds...thereby excusing them from spending *any* of our yearly 'donations' on the study. Slick, huh? I wish I could get away with that:



Fed: "Sir, you only paid $300 in income tax last year. You must cut a check for the rest."



Me: "Well, since you didn't match any of my funds to meet my expenses last year, I excused myself from paying any of yours."



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