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Old 03-28-2007, 03:03 AM   #1
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Bread and circus's. The rise and fall of an empire, and if you listen carefully you can a fiddle.....Do you smell smoke?
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:40 AM   #2
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If there is any way to cheapen and pervert something good, we will find a way to do it in America. We are just reinforcing mainstream America's belief that owning a motorcyle is something dangerous or illegal, and that bikers need to be controlled.

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Old 03-28-2007, 05:14 AM   #3
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Old 03-28-2007, 05:53 AM   #4
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What we really need is a "Girls gone wild...on Bikes" video. Naked eroticism at high speed... with crash footage.

There is no shame when it comes to the almighty buck.
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:28 AM   #5
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So It looks like his biggest issue is the event being promoted as family friendly, then these folks using the word "porn" and scantily clad young women to pomote themselves.



Fair enough. If enough people complain to the right people they won't be back next year.
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:52 AM   #6
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:29 AM   #8
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I agree with Fred that this stuff is LCD but, I dont know if I buy into the whole 'they will end us...' slippery slope kind of appeal. I think stunting will end up neutered and homogenized and weakly duplicated just like everything else in motorcycling.(Hell's Accountants, anyone?) Like someone else on here said, we will end up wearing pre-shredded helmets and brand name Stuntaz jeans with armor in the fabric.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:06 AM   #9
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Fred,

You hit the mark! To the manufacturers and aftermarket PR guys: Wake Up, the dope you sell to today may ruin the market tommorrow. It is hard enough to explain to John Q Public how the sport is a rational exercise; when they see these "extremist" doing wheelies down the freeway, the cause is lost. Just lock us all up.

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Old 03-28-2007, 08:17 AM   #10
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Stunting is one of these things that I believe is overblown. After all we've got 300 million people living in the USA. Even a few thousand stunters nationwide is a pretty insignificant number. While the media may create a perception that problems with stunters are rampant I personally have never seen any such shenanigans. Things in reality are never the way they are portrayed in the press.



As motorcyclists we are pretty sensitive to these things. And, true, the dedicated safety nazis are always looking for another way to interfere in everyone else's lives. But, I think that this entire thing is pretty much beneath the general public's radar. In any case if we want to live in a somewhat free society then things like this are going to happen and I guess life will go on somehow.



The general public thinks we're all nuts anyhow and probably don't consider stunting any worse than lane splitting or wailing through traffic at 50 over the speed limit. Heck, my wife dragged me to a party with a bunch of her friends on St Patrick's Day and at one time they were all appalled when she told them that our nephew had bought a small dirt bike for his 12 year old son. We really live in a cowardly society now.



I'm not going to worry much about what a bunch of whining meemies think of all this. They are ineffective people anyhow and aren't going to do anything about it. They'll just whine at parties.
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