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Old 01-02-2007, 04:34 AM   #61
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:35 AM   #62
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Yeah, but Darwin was still wrong - if Survival of the Fittest was true, the Moto-crash rate would be nearly nonexistant, as there wouldn't be any I.D.10-Ts left. Yet, still they come.............
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:43 AM   #63
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I call them RUBs. Rich Urban Bikers, and they usually are FWPs, or Fair Weather Pussies. poseur is another relevant word...No, I am from NY, but have lived in Iowa for 4 years now...An adjustment at times.
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:43 AM   #64
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"Does anyone seriously doubt that feeble-minded, low-skilled cruiser pilots are overrepresented in accident statistics?"



You could make the same statement about idiot low-skilled inexperienced squids on bikes far too powerful for their skillz. Show me some actual studies with relevant data.
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:48 AM   #65
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Free will is not so much an illusion as something that has not been attained by most people. I prefer Ayn Rand...



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such thing as "the right to enslave". -- Ayn Rand



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of man, and there is no right on earth above this right. And he

stood on the threshold of the freedom for which the blood of the

centuries behind him had been spilled.



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Old 01-02-2007, 04:51 AM   #66
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You are thinking of Missouri....
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:18 AM   #67
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I'm 52, ride an exer-cycle for an hour a day, walk 6 to 8 miles on the weekends and try to maintain some semblance of upper body strength. When I was 20 I was pursuing a career in baseball and was kinda in great physical shape. So, my physical condition is not as great as it was, but it ain't bad.



I wear bifocals, take blood thinners and have two stents in my heart. The majority of the cartilage has been removed from my knees (pitching takes a toll). I probably do have less bone density than I did when I was in my 20s. So, my body is wearing out but it is not worn out.



In terms of sharpness, I think I'm just a wee bit wiser than that 20 year old, testosterone riddled, immortal lad I used to be. True, my reaction times are not as great and my visual acuity is lacking but I do recognize a great deal more in terms of road hazards than I did when I was 20. Plus, I know that I'm mortal now and have adjusted my riding style to accommodate that realization.



I only stopped riding for about 5 years in my late 20s and picked it up again in the early 30s so my skill levels didn't drop that much. I rode bikes that were light and peaky, handled well for the day and stopped poorly by todayÂ’s standards. The bikes I ride now tend to be heavier but easier to paddle around the garage. They have larger engines, make more horsepower, are much easier to start and run much more reliably. I still do ride a few bikes from the 70s so I see, on a regular basis, just how far todayÂ’s technology has come. I rarely ride liter supper sports, as they overwhelm my sensibilities.



I can understand how 40-50 somethings, returning to the fold after 20 or more years away from the sport, might have some difficulty adjusting to current motorcycling. I believe this is especially true for those who ride cruiser or touring bikes that weigh over 700 lbs. Those legs, arms and backs are much weaker than they used to be. When that bike starts to tip, it either hits the ground or tears muscles apart.



May I suggest that Mr. Falb try to recognize the diversity of individual rider weaknesses and how those contribute to motorcycle accident. There is no mention of other causes of motorcycle mishaps either. All us 50-70 somethings of diminished capacities, driving around in monster cages, tend to hit a lot of stuff, motorcyclists included. His gross oversimplification of the situation is not appropriate for a man in his position.

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Old 01-02-2007, 05:52 AM   #68
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I WOULD make the same statement about squids, and I'd be right again.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:27 AM   #69
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Aren't most of the vehicles on the roads there built by John Deere anyhow?
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:34 AM   #70
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Shooting results last weekend?



Well, I discovered that using 40 gr of IMR4895 behind 350gr hollowpoints in the new Marlin 1895 (.45-70) give an average of 1840fps vs 1725fps from the 300gr Winchester factory loads. Plus they shoot substantially softer.
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