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Will-C



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:09 am    Post subject: For Motorcyclists Reply with quote

I know there are a few motorcyclists among the C-Brat ranks. Someone sent me this U-Tube link which I thought was entertaining. Don’t try this a home. I don’t know if this guy is still alive but I’d say he seems to like living on the edge. Not for the faint of heart, viewer discretion advised, some of this riders actions might be illegal in your town. Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XihQeZpwqpE&feature=player_embedded

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JamesTXSD



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that's pretty much how we ride. Not. Well, maybe when I was younger and invincible, but not in the last 40 years or so. Cool

Get together with a bunch of motorcyclists, and there will be at least one with a sticker on the bike that reads, "Ride it like you stole it."

But, I've been on a boat with Starcraft Tom, too. Cool
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thataway



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a few around Pensacola who ride like that. Usually you see an obituary a few days later!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given a terminal illness with very short lifespan prognosis and the right sound track, I still wouldn't do it, but I can see the raw appeal and it would be thrilling and fun.

Just one driver making an unpredictable move ends things really fast.

I have some faith when I ride, mostly in myself but also in others and a bit of luck, and I dose it out a little now and again when I "feel" I can trust a scenario a little beyond robot reasoning.

I am guessing redbull and a pill or two may have played a role there.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's all "cool", until someone changes lanes or hits their brakes or some other unanticipated alteration in the plan occurrs...you get the point. Truth be told, it's totally irresponsible and shows no respect for the public. I've seen first hand, the outcomes of such risky acitivities, as has my wife in the ER; it ain't pretty folks.

I'd like to ride again, but seeing what I've seen I won't. My buddy tried to get me to buy a bike. He like to do the "American Chopper thing". Nope. I live by the lugnut rule. He with the most lugnuts "wins".

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, I have 2 bikes in the garage, and one is street legal. And reading the newspaper, they're killing a bikie per week in San Diego county.

I've lived this long and don't want to be taken out by some little old lady in a Volvo, who'll explain how it was my fault.

Good luck to the guy in Moscow.

Boris
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to be very skilled to survive riding like that even for a short time.  I know-I did.  But like others have said no matter how good you are no one can control  what others on the road might do.    That & not being able to control my own desire to push the limits with some very close calls thrown in made me give up on the motorcycle thing.  Know now I could control myself but still not the other person.   When the guy carrying the sickle taps you out nothing can be done, but prefer to at least think I'm keeping the odds more in my favor by only challenging him when my experience & skills inna adventure matter.

Jay

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Will-C



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: For Motorcyclists Reply with quote

I can imagine Jay and Jim looking a lot like Marlin Brando in the old days. I guessing here but maybe I mean probably with modified or totally missing exhaust systems. Shocked I'm not saying I did stupid things on my motorcycles,but my wife is real happy I don't ride anymore. If the C-Brats were younger by nature I would have posted that totally irresponsible video. I thought that guy was buying the farm more than a few times.
Be safe.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved to ride fast and would love to ride again, no bike right now, but I dont ride stupid. Hi-speed tight curve roads and NO one else around is a good day.

Biggest danger to a bike is a car or truck with a lugnut behind the wheel. I have almost been hit by cages four times. Most at 35mph while they try to make a lane change into the lane I am in. Once at a light. I heard him lock it up and got out of the way and the big ford hit and totaled the car that was in front of me. I would have died.


As for riding with me in a boat, You where never safer. You should come out in the new boat with the 225 honda;)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My sister-in-law was a paramedic for some years. She called these guys donorcyclists.
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hardee



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love to ride, YES: Live to ride, NO: Ride to Live: Always. Not currently riding but I do miss it. It has a way of getting into the blood, Like flying or boating.

I have a rule: Don't ride anything with a brain, it could have a stroke or worse. The motor cycle never had a bee fly up it's nose, never bucked or kicked. And the horse required feeding and cleaning as well as storage whether being ridden or not. And when riding, use the brain God gave me to avoid every other brain on the road.

And I spent many years in the ER and Ambulance.

Harvey
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is your brain...

This is your brain on bad techno music.

He actually wasn't going THAT fast. The camera angle made it seem more daring IMHO. That said, what a pointless risk.

I've ridden bikes my whole life. I've never been in a serious accident, and never made contact with another driver/rider. I've come close, and that's nerve wracking enough.

I have a buddy who gave up riding after seeing a young woman texting and putting on make-up at the same time while driving.

M&M
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Minnow



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another one that's not quite so politically incorrect.

If you suffer from vertigo, it might not be the best choice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE8o4sVLRBc&feature=plcp&context=C3086b56UDOEgsToPDskK8XBNDH1yAK7zL3SKVcCuE
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localboy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I have a rule: Don't ride anything with a brain,


Laughing Mine is a similar take off on that, Harvey: I don't ride anything I can't put a key in. Ergo, horses are out.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some truly gruesome videos or pics, all work related. Seeing that crap has 'cured me". Like I said: I won't ride again.
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