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Old 10-17-2006, 08:51 AM   #11
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Default Re: For those of you who didn't bother to read the story I have the W (condensed) ver

The most dangerous time for ANY rider is the first year of riding. Something like 90% of accidents happen to those with less than a year's experience. If you have a big spike of new middle-aged riders than they are going to account for the greatest proportion of deaths no matter what they ride.



Anyone with an IQ over room temperature would already know this.



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Old 10-17-2006, 08:53 AM   #12
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Default Re: For those of you who didn't bother to read the story I have the W (condensed) ver

Bullseye on "Schadenfreude KP".
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:01 AM   #13
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Default Re: For those of you who didn't bother to read the story I have the W (condensed) ver

The SCDPS attributes the rise in motorcycle fatalities to the fact that men over 35 years old are increasingly buying high-end, luxury cruiser motorcycles but failing, in many cases, to get the necessary training or licensing to ride such a motorcycle."



The conclusion kpaul makes is that the motorcycle is to blame. Cruisers are unsafe. By that rationale, a 35+ year old man need not obtain the 'necessary training or licensing' if he chooses to ride a sportbike? It's very easy to support one's argument when one chooses to ignore the most important part of the sentence.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:13 AM   #14
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51 percent were speeding.



Cuz that's what guys on cruisers do.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:21 AM   #15
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Sounds like the GPTB is in a State of Denial



Hey I am not going to stop there here is more extrapolation

Lets say 95% of the bikes bought by over 35 riders are cruisers. A reasonable assumption. Let say most sportbike riders wear full-face helmets say 95%. Another reasonable assumption. Seems like most of fatatlities were over 35 year old cruiser riders not wearing helmets. Come longride you know I am right...



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Old 10-17-2006, 09:22 AM   #16
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Everyone that rides speeds.. I throw that statistic out..

i.e it common for all age groups and types of bikes..

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Old 10-17-2006, 09:26 AM   #17
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Yeah it figures you'd throw that one out.



Only look at statistics that support your position. Never mention ones that contradict it.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:27 AM   #18
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Hey I was on the debate team what do you expect?
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:33 AM   #19
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When the ear-shattering noise of unmuffled bikes finally fades for good - in other words: NEVER - 'til they ban bikes completely.



Oh, and I'm not just pointing a finger at Cruisers, here.
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Old 10-17-2006, 09:34 AM   #20
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Arguing with yourself in front of a mirror is not a "debate team."
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