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Old 11-15-2006, 12:52 AM   #11
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some people thrive on physical danger, thats just a personality trait imo. I knew a guy who fought in WWII, Korea and Vietnam and claimed to have generally enjoyed it all. Like hunting he said except the game shoots back.



Anyway, its still wise to become as skilled as possible before going to the edge so you can live to have fun another day.
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:39 AM   #12
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Same thing happened after WW2 and they called it a Motorcycle boomtime. TO many stats now
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:07 AM   #13
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Liquer and borthels are a valid alternative



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Old 11-15-2006, 03:22 AM   #14
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Its inevitable that lots of people are going to be killed in traffic adcidents. Last year 43,000 people in the States. To put that into perspective, in Iraq there has been merely 3,000 deaths throughout.



And this 43k is not even a big number. In Argentina where I live there were 10,400 deaths last year. That would translate to 82,000 people if scaled to US population. And if you count in vehicle miles travelled you should at least double that figure again.



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Old 11-15-2006, 04:28 AM   #15
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When I came back from Vietnam, one of the first things I did was buy a Honda 750. That was not the fist I had ridden but the first I ever owned. I survived...somehow.
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:52 AM   #16
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Thank you for your service.

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Old 11-15-2006, 05:31 AM   #17
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Just had a friend at the gym wad (more on that in a minute).



He rides a CBR1000RR. He rides fast all the time.



A car pulled out in front of him a week ago and he hit it so hard it bent the forks back and broke the steering head. But that's not the worst part.



His "groin area" hit the gas tank so hard that he's got internal bleeding and there is some uncertaintly whether the parts contained within his "groin area" will function normally again.



Other than that, he's going to be ok.



Dang he goes to the gym and rides the safest motorcycle on the planet. It can happen to anyone folks.
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:56 AM   #18
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Damn those sportybikes!



First they drive their riders fast down our great nation's highways, now they're driving our troops fast, too!
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:57 AM   #19
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Your rode a motorcycle! A Japanese one!



How did you ever survive?
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Old 11-15-2006, 06:09 AM   #20
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I have a different perspective.



Last night I was watching "two wheel Tuesday" on the Speed channel. They showed several stunters in action, doing stoppies and wheelies. One was only a boy, FOURTEEN YEARS OLD. That is inappropriate, because at 14 he is a boy not a man. He cannot make an informed decision. I changed the channel, because by watching it I felt that I was in some way approving of it.



Now this situation is 100 percent different. These are grown men NOT boys. They have the right to participate in risky but legal pastimes.



Personally I feel that a cbr1000 is way beyond my abilities, I will stick with my 40hp gs500f. I wear a fullface DOT/Snell helmet every single time I ride. But no government should force me to do those things. If a grown man wants to start riding on a cbr1000, with no helmet, then I say the government should not stop him.
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