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Old 03-28-2007, 02:13 PM   #101
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those are seriously the counter-arguments...?


We don't ride bikes to be safe and boring...


Uh, thanks, I think I'll [break the law if] I want.



...nebraska, wyoming and utah...
(where none of these bike tests were performed.)



you don't disregard the laws that you disagree with. we are a country of letters; if you don't like the established norms for responsible driving practices, work for legislation change.


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Old 03-28-2007, 02:18 PM   #102
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I thought we did that last November...
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:30 PM   #103
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Ok, let's be crystal clear here.



Do you break the speed limit ever on your motorcycle?



I just won't believe you if you say you never do.



If you say you do then your whole tirade is a load of crap. Stuck between a rock and a hard place?



Unfortunately for those of us who want to be viewed as happy friendly fuzzy little bunnies, most motorcyclists ride for excitement, freedom, and sometimes for image.



You don't get excitement, freedom, or image by obeying 55 mph speed limits on a machine capable of going considerably faster. Tough titty to everyone who thinks dumb-a$$es like me are ruining it for everyone else. Most of us break a few speeding laws.



I'm not about to go wheelie down the freeway at 80 mph but that's just the way it is.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:55 PM   #104
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tirade? making a point and backing it up with quotes is called debate.


a tirade is more like when you disagree with someone and use personal, emotional and sometimes anecdotal language to attempt to refute their point - such as:




personal absolutism:

...i just won't believe you...

...that's just the way it is...




factless attacks:


...your whole tirade is a load of crap.



exaggeration:


those of us who want to be viewed as happy friendly fuzzy bunnies...



appeals to manhood (which works particularly well in male-dominated forums):


pansy along at whatever speed you want...



i guess from my end i'll just agree to disagree, because this obviously is too hot a topic to discuss without things getting personal.


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Old 03-28-2007, 03:36 PM   #105
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Wadding up a Ferrari may seem stupid, but would ANY of us ever have heard of this guy if he hadn't?
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:43 PM   #106
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Yeah, I actually knew who Undacova' Brotha' was, BEFORE this little "incident".



He's been in about a half-dozen movies that I've seen. Usually, as a Pimp.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:43 PM   #107
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Well, actually, I think maybe we could emulate a few of the attitudes that seem to prevail across the pond. If you want to ride a smaller bike, because it's cheaper to insure, and easier on tyres, well good for you.

I realize that this would lead to these types of bikes, with their less impressive specifications, sort of polluting the purity of sportbikes in general, but it's been my experience that mongrels are a lot more hardy than purebreds anyway.
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:47 PM   #108
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Well, it's a damn good thing. The Guards were getting tired of beating them with rolled-up Q'urans, then using the pages as wipe afterwards.



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Old 03-28-2007, 03:52 PM   #109
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OK, I'll debate with you! No matter HOW crazy or wrong your opinions are, or what harebrained ideas you have; I promise to be Civil and discuss this like an Adult. You sorry @#$%!!



What are we debating about again?
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:01 PM   #110
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Yep. Now it looks like we have to get rid of the one-year-olds...
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