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  1. Thread: The Lecture

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    Yes, I agree. My original point was that I,...

    Yes, I agree.

    My original point was that I, personally, haven't found a helmet to restrict my senses or reduce my situational awareness. Perhaps it does, but I'm so used to wearing one that I...
  2. Thread: The Lecture

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    A well-written and interesting article. As a...

    A well-written and interesting article.

    As a whitewater kayaker for over 3 decades, I agree with you about PFDs--I wear mine, as does every other paddler I know, whenever I'm on the river (I have...
  3. Thread: The Lecture

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    I join in with my own stories--anyone who's been...

    I join in with my own stories--anyone who's been around motorcycling for any length of time has likely heard more, and more extreme, horror stories about motorcycle accidents than the vast majority...
  4. Thread: Disrespect

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    A few scooters in town. They wear helmets (it's...

    A few scooters in town. They wear helmets (it's the law), but often little other protective gear; however, in general they seem to behave themselves. One thing that bothers me is seeing some...
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    OK, judging by those pics, I'm definitely not...

    OK, judging by those pics, I'm definitely not cool enough to ride a Scout. :crazy:
  6. My photos were all on an image host provided by...

    My photos were all on an image host provided by my ISP, but they recently just...well, deleted it. I did get notice, and I do have access to download them again if I want, but at this time I'm also...
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    What possible reason could he have for NOT...

    What possible reason could he have for NOT parking it in gear?--Oh, unless he's one of those snooty types with a centrestand...
  8. Thread: Oh, deer..

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    Wow. Yeah, it happens fast. I've avoided a...

    Wow. Yeah, it happens fast. I've avoided a deer, only to have it run back out into the road and impact me (thankfully, in my SUV).

    Your hubby...sorry, but in this case, he doesn't know what...
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    Sorry I said anything. I did check your profile,...

    Sorry I said anything. I did check your profile, didn't say any of that. And hey, this is a site called "beginner bikers," so I thought you might be one of those guys who grouch and complain if...
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    Perhaps it's time to "invest in" some skills...

    Perhaps it's time to "invest in" some skills which will make you more comfortable on a taller bike?

    Excuse my bluntness, but just how short are you? I ask because I'm a shortass myself (28"...
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    Ha! :lol:

    Ha! :lol:
  12. Yup. There's a term for this: Flow....

    Yup. There's a term for this: Flow.
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    Liking it! The Honda 500s are solid bikes (not...

    Liking it! The Honda 500s are solid bikes (not quite up to RC390 standards, of course...rub, rub...:smug: ).

    That paint does look nice in the sun!
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    Yeah, you might not feel comfortable on a "true"...

    Yeah, you might not feel comfortable on a "true" sportbike, which might actually dive into corners and have a sensitive throttle.

    BTW, I know lots of guys in their 50s and 60s who ride sportbikes....
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    I live near a town with a lot of steep hills. ...

    I live near a town with a lot of steep hills. Like asp says, experiment a bit with the angles--if you're not happy, just move the bike a bit (you can do this standing beside the bike--easier than...
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    Here's a suggestion: Buell. Your Harley buddies...

    Here's a suggestion: Buell. Your Harley buddies can't sneer--it's got a Harley engine (well, a bit breathed on, but basically...I'm talking the XBs here). And they're going cheap right now, as EBR...
  17. I would be a bit surprised if this were true (the...

    I would be a bit surprised if this were true (the stats). About "the nature of the riders," what I see--here, anyway--is that most of the barhopping crowd tend to be on cruisers...

    But yeah, you...
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    Hey, exciting! I finally own a house (paid...

    Hey, exciting!

    I finally own a house (paid off the mortgage as of January...). Long time coming, but feels great!
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    While I may know little about you, by admission...

    While I may know little about you, by admission you are a relatively new rider. And I stand by my comment--whenever I hear a new rider complaining about lack of power, I "hear warning bells." Yes,...
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    Whenever I hear a new rider complain their bike...

    Whenever I hear a new rider complain their bike is "underpowered," I hear warning bells.?
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    Stock rubber is Metzeler Sportec, not too shabby....

    Stock rubber is Metzeler Sportec, not too shabby.

    And, I kinda like the thumper feel!
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    Not this kid. Why give up the security, storage,...

    Not this kid. Why give up the security, storage, and weatherproof nature of a car if it don't lean? If/when I get to the point I can't ride--for whatever reason--I want a good sportscar.
  23. This is what I saw. Biker kicked the...

    This is what I saw. Biker kicked the car--stupid--car tried to run him into the divider--also stupid--then lost control from the swerve and instigated the accident--even more stupid. I know, we see...
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    Yeah--and the thing is, most riders actually DO...

    Yeah--and the thing is, most riders actually DO have horror stories--more, and more horrific, than the non-riders. But we also have perspective, and know when not to tell them.

    BTW, for the OP:...
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    I think we've all been there. I stopped riding...

    I think we've all been there.

    I stopped riding in my mid 20s, after a highway accident. It wasn't serious--hell, I rode away, after convincing the PO that I was OK and damage to the bike was less...
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