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Old 07-14-2004, 12:20 PM   #61
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Default Re: Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

Oh I agree completely Sean. Here in Minneapolis I recently witnessed three accident in which one resulted in the death of the young man (not three hours after he purchased a new R1). None of the riders had taken a MSF course and they all recently just received there learners "permit".
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Old 07-14-2004, 12:23 PM   #62
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Hey, the point is that some newby runs out and buys a Harley and then they often bolt a bunch of Screaming Eagle stuff on and then they get themselves in serious trouble. 70HP is more than enough to get someone in hot water really fast regardless of the displacement or how old the design is or any other arbitrary consideration. Especially on a bike as heavy as a Harley.



Just because an R1 may get 140HP doesn't mean that 70HP doesn't have serious danger potential. Most people kill themselves off at far less than 100 mph.
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Old 07-14-2004, 12:27 PM   #63
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No he's not a liberal. He just votes for them, stumps for them and supports their social, fiscal and foreign policies.



But he's not a liberal.
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Old 07-14-2004, 12:34 PM   #64
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Well between Buz bytchslapping you in SoCal and longride bytchslapping you in Chicago and me bytchslapping you at the halfway point oth ways we'll have you slapped silly in no time.... er, too late.
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Old 07-14-2004, 12:34 PM   #65
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The 909? In the summer? You opening a meth lab?
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Old 07-14-2004, 01:44 PM   #66
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So, because GW has offended your conservative precepts, you are rooting /voting for a Demoncrat who is widely believed to have the most liberal voting record in the Senate. Umm, the logic is somewhat bewildering...Do you really think a Kerry Administration would reduce the size of the Federal Government, pull out of Iraq, expand gun owners rights to own fully automatic assault weapons, and reduce taxes???
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Old 07-14-2004, 02:10 PM   #67
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Well said.
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Old 07-14-2004, 02:19 PM   #68
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Default Re: Does this make me a liberal? Or is George Bush a true Republican/Conservative?

So vote for Michael Badnarik. Someone's got to; it's not a wasted vote--"every vote counts!"



Of course, if voting really could change everything, they'd make it illegal....



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Old 07-14-2004, 02:39 PM   #69
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I took the MSF course in Fullerton. On the final day, the instructor told us, "Now you have the skills to safely negotiate an empty parking lot."



Then he went on to explain to us how he had been racing for a while, and that we needed to get our bikes, and practice, practice, practice, to ride frequently and safely, and in about six months, take the next course on the list, before we could really consider ourselves safe street riders. After seeing and hearing about some really gruesome crashes, I've come to the conclusion that SoCal is sort of the Advanced course for riding: people don't signal--it might cause the car next to you to close the gap, and you can't make your lane change; no one really seems to get ticketed for speeding, unless you're going at least 15 mph faster than the rest of the speeders; people hit the brakes for no apparent reason, even when being tailgated(possibly _because_ they're being tailgated); you'd better get on that gas pedal, bub--you might not make that next red light; et cetera....



Or maybe it's just getting that way because the cagers feel like they're sitting in the Barcalounger at home, playing a video game. Cars are too safe; the only consequences these days, for the most part, are a broken nose, slap on the wrist, and higher insurance premiums.
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One of the closest things to a rugged individualist would probably be a mountain man of the early 1800s. Of course, he had to sell his beaver pelts to someone and buy gunpowder and supplies from someone else.
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