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sarnali 05-07-2006 03:59 PM

Re: EU Laws to Put Brake on Bikers.
You're too kind, back in those days I had a '67 VW Beetle with a cassette player wired in and sitting on the floor. My friends and I used to drive up to Crytal Mountain and go skiing. I have many happy (though somewhat blurry) memories of chugging along through the snowy woods smoking wog-hemp listening to Kraftwerk....."fahn fahn fahn das autobahn" driving up to ski.....them and YES were good driving bands or Emerson Lake and Palmer.....

Jeez, that was a while ago...

nesbit 05-07-2006 05:12 PM

Re: EU Laws to Put Brake on Bikers.
What's notably interesting about this Euro proposal is the fact that, while on the surface it appears reasonable, it reflects the same failed intellect that infects so much government action across the political spectrum. And while this proposal demands complex analysis, which on so many levels would expose the sad paternalist agenda who's intent it is to crush individualism, seen by these statist elitists as some sort of dysfunctional personality trait, I would point out one item only. The % of cages to MCs would not show up on a statistical graph! But, by singling out a perceived and relatively powerless minority, the motorcyclist, while ignoring the wholesale license giveaway to an incompetent majority, the cagers, which they preside over, they can create the illusion that government is taking reasoned, aggressive action to do something about the massive death and injury statistics on our roads worldwide. Cynically, they are only too happy to collect huge revenues from these folks for the privilege of driving and can avoid offending them as they depend on them for their continued incumbency or appointment to office. An excellent parallel is the restriction to practical extinction of private firearms ownership in Euroland, by abusing the millions who will voluntarilly obey the law, while the criminal element laughingly ignores it. Can any of us imagine the ferocious anger, resistance, and economic chaos that would greet the announcement that ALL drivers would be required to comply with a similar training mandate? So long as we tolerate our conversion into an homogenized and emasulcated society of sheep by empowering a government structure that proposes irrational solutions such as this, we'll continue to have unfortunate and useless discourses such as this.

Fenton 05-07-2006 07:26 PM

Re: EU Laws to Put Brake on Bikers.
$5 a gallon and $1800+ for a moto lic. Sounds like nirvana.

kanani 05-07-2006 07:28 PM

Re: EU Laws to Put Brake on Bikers.
That was well said.

Now if I didn't lose ten years of eyesight trying to find the line breaks.....

ksquid 05-07-2006 08:23 PM

Re: EU Laws to Put Brake on Bikers.
Hey with your pal W running things I am sure the dollar will continue on it's downward slide.. $5/gal doesn't seem that far fetched..Deficits don't matter right .. yes they do...

Tadgh 05-07-2006 11:27 PM

Re: EU Laws to Put Brake on Bikers.
moto nirvana..the high price of petrol is mainly due to the governments' tax take of close to 50% on fuel ...however on the plus side you get to ride around some pretty varied scenery and roads ..get to all of the good rounds of moto gp and world sbk if thats your thing ...get all the bikes considered too eccentric for the US like sub 1000cc standards and trailies and europe is full of lovely europeans ..what more could you ask for ? gun laws?

bigdx 05-08-2006 03:56 AM

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The devaluated dollar is a good thing a$$wipe. It gives local producers an advantage when competing against foreign producers.

Besides, high gas prices will make biodiesel and ethanol use in motor vehicles economically viable.

Oh I forget, your rants about biodiesel are just talk and no action. You do not actually believe in that sh1t as you ride gasoline burning vehicles only ... if you did you would at least own one diesel.

Fenton 05-08-2006 05:57 AM

Re: EU Laws to Put Brake on Bikers.
Next time I decide to walk 120 miles for 10 bucks, I'll let you know. Until then, go buy your evian for $20/gal.

bigdx 05-08-2006 06:04 AM

George Orwell’s 1984.
The UN and its incestuous sibling the EU government has a long-standing tradition of removing citizen’s rights to choose. Saving the citizens from themselves.

BMW4VWW 05-08-2006 06:29 AM

Re: George Orwell’s 1984.
Keep talking like that and I may learn to like you man.

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