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Old 11-08-2001, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default Re: Glow in the dark motorcycles?

Actually, Vanson's new glow-in-the-dark leather is probably much more useful. Motorcycles already have lights. Lighting up the rider (this stuff is bright!) gives drivers a human shape they can identify and are programmed to avoid harming. It also could protect you if you crash on some unlit road and are lying on the road.



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Old 11-08-2001, 09:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Glow in the dark motorcycles?

Considering that most motorists apparently can't see a motorcycle in broad daylight, I'm not encouraged that they would pay more attention if a bike glowed. Well, maybe.

"Dad, what's that glowing in front of us?"



"I don't know son. Let's get closer."



Thump, thump.



"Hmmmm. Must of been a speed bump."
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Old 11-08-2001, 10:32 AM   #3
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Default It sure would make you more visible,

but would it really make you safer? I think it would make you look like a space alien, making it much more likely that you would be shot by drunken rednecks.
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Old 11-08-2001, 12:35 PM   #4
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Default Rotating Beacons on Helmets Soon Required

That will be nothing compared to our DNA dogtags with the built in biometrics and GPS transponder. As soon as we crash, they'll know just where to send either the ambulance or the hearse.



All of this for security and happy well being.
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Old 11-08-2001, 01:48 PM   #5
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Default God wears a Vanson just to be cool

Because we all know that nobody would crash into him, he won't carry too much speed into a corner, and even if he does, he's great on the brakes, Bugs just fly around him, and his tires are protected from everything.



Now for those of you who think my statements are blasphemy...consider this, God is essentially concerned with man's happiness, and when are we happiest?? When we are carving turns on God's Green Earth.



When we get to heaven we won't have to complain that the bike we'd "really like to ride" isn't being built, because we will design it the way we want.



Vanson jackets are the most "Legit" of any leather for motorcycling. One of mine is fully perforated for summer riding...what a breeze!!!!!!!
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Old 11-08-2001, 02:16 PM   #6
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Default Re: Glow in the dark motorcycles?

I heard glow in the dark motorcycles could cause testicular cancer!
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Old 11-08-2001, 06:06 PM   #7
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I'll just take along Phil Donohue as my passager. He glows in the dark, doesn't he!?
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Old 11-09-2001, 04:32 AM   #8
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Default Re: Glow in the dark motorcycles?

Somehow, I don't think that having the Prince of Darkness involved with glow-in-the-dark bikes maintains that sense of English propriety we all expect from them.



I mean, c'mon, really, is this serious? I'd probably die of an uncontrolled-laughter-induced aneurysm the first time I saw a glowing bike running around after dark. (And that's not safe, is it? Law of unintended consequences hits hard if you're not careful.)
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Old 11-09-2001, 05:05 AM   #9
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For God's sake don't get enthusiastic about this glow-in-the-dark stuff, even if it seems like fun. Before you know it the authorities will make it compulsory on every surface of your bike and your body. Besides, even if you can be seen two miles away, what difference does it make? Research shows that car drivers simply don't look!
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Old 11-09-2001, 06:56 AM   #10
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Default Re: Glow in the dark motorcycles?

Not only that, but half of the ones who do see you will target fixate on you if you're all lit up. Just look how many emergency vehicles parked on the shoulder with their flashing lights on get hit.
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