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Old 01-29-2009, 10:55 AM   #51
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I didn't ask Pete to explain anything. I asked you that if ABS requires just as much skill to operate, then how can someone with no skill and ABS outbrake someone with highly developed skill and a standard brake system? I guess the only straight answer I will get is to answer it for you. It's because ABS REQUIRES LESS SKILL than a comparable standard brake setup. There is NO SKILL to operate ABS to maximum efficiency, other than squeezing the brake as hard as possible. The braking skill is now with a computer. So in conclusion, ABS takes skill away from a skilled activity. Just admit it takes lack of skill to operate ABS. You can do it. I took this from Pete's article, since you are rating it highly:

"Skeptical of a computer doing all the thinking for you?"

I am, and I always will be.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:26 AM   #52
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Being smart enough to use all the cards in the deck means you get to win more. Clinging to the past may have a certain macho nostalgic cache, but it's never really appealed to me. I like progress.
I like progress too but not if I have to sacrifice the abilities I have learned.

If you like to use all the cards in the deck why not just get a Can-Am Spyder?
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:39 AM   #53
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I like progress too but not if I have to sacrifice the abilities I have learned.
Oh that's just nostalgic macho crap. Crazy talk. Get with the program! Get in line with the rest of the safety lemmings. The eternal question begs an answer: Does making something more and more idiot proof make one become more and more of an idiot?
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:48 AM   #54
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Boy, and we havent even discussed trail braking?
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:53 AM   #55
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Oh that's just nostalgic macho crap. Crazy talk. Get with the program! Get in line with the rest of the safety lemmings. The eternal question begs an answer: Does making something more and more idiot proof make one become more and more of an idiot?
I can see it all now, me years older removing all of the manditory ABS systems of my new bike.

Beides computers break down, what happens at that point? Since you have no real world lessons on braking, you'll be screwed.
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Old 01-29-2009, 11:59 AM   #56
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And therein lies the complete fallacy of your arguments. You insist that having a tool like ABS requires you to have less skill. It doesn't.
Yes it does, sorry Ken I got to go with LR on this one.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:09 PM   #57
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I'm trying to figure out how to drag Sarah Palin into this. Stay tuned!
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:11 PM   #58
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Yes it does, sorry Ken I got to go with LR on this one.
Shaddup you hippie trackday junkie. Got vote for Obama or something.
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Did you know that the real chicken strip is on your front tire?
Yeah, you meant your front tire.
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Fold that front tire often enough and you can wear off the chicken strip right to the rim! Go MOKE!
Wearing off a chicken strip doesnt mean you can actually ride, or go fast? You ever been over that far on any of your caynon rides? On the front, do you use ABS?
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