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Old 07-12-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:56 AM   #2
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Define "safer" there Buz. One scenario you have riders on a closed course, all going the same direction, on motorcycles. Another scenario involves idiots in 2 ton speeding slabs of sheet metal, and you on a motorcycle. I think the difference is obvious. Not that I'd change anything in my 35 years of riding a street bike, but...accidents happen.
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Old 07-13-2008, 04:18 AM   #3
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There is no 'safer' Cuddy. Shyt happens and when you are in it then safety goes out the window. I've seen stuff happen to people that were one in a million shots. They just happened to win the lottery that day. What happened to you was a one in a billion shot. You got tied up with some a$$hole that did you in. You could have ridden that same road one hundred thousand times and never encountered anything like that. 'Safety' is a myth that people use to calm their nerves. It doesn't exist for anyone. Anyone that thinks it exists is kidding themselves.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:39 AM   #4
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I think you can minimize risk to a certain point with the right PPE and training/experiance. However I agree absolute safety is a myth, your fate is sealed before you're born. When your time is up it's up and there's nothing you can do to change that.
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I think you can minimize risk to a certain point with the right PPE and training/experiance. However I agree absolute safety is a myth, your fate is sealed before you're born. When your time is up it's up and there's nothing you can do to change that.
We had a...we had a short timer once. Johnny, I forget his name...he wore a flack jacket, two helmets...and armour underwear. Ashau Valley. If your time is up, your time is up. - Sgt Worcester - Hamburger Hill
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:42 AM   #6
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I flagged at the Budd's Creek national yesterday. The comments on that site really p1ss me off.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:35 PM   #7
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What a bunch of assholes, just looked at the comments after your comment and it makes me want to commit genocide.
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