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Old 07-14-2013, 05:38 PM   #41
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Look in the mirror before you talk. You're uncomfortable because of your own self not me. You never rode directly behind me. I wouldn't put myself in front of you. I keep watch over my rear views and I let people go to get in an optimal position. You were always falling back until people asked where the you were.

I know what I need to learn and the MSF didn't teach me anything to improve myself. Yet if I'm talking with seasoned riders on a ride. They tell me things which are very beneficial. We all can benefit from more instruction. I never said I had anything figured out. I learned more sitting on my watching/reading Twist of the Wrist then paying $180 for an MSF course. You're just assuming. Don't assume because you're making an "" out of "u" and "me". You were never trying to figure out. You just jumped on me (like I asked you what you think ) and started telling me my whole thought process like you're the Rider Whisperer or something.
hey calm down rowdy is a very experienced rider. he's been riding for almost 2 months man
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:40 PM   #42
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Ive spent around $4k on gear and i just started riding this year lol but like easily half of that is the dainese track suit and alpinestars suit*

anyway nah you dont need to wear gear. he's right lol you dont even have to wear a helmet in texas
But it you dont need gear why would you spend so much $$ on .. seems like a waste
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hey calm down rowdy is a very experienced rider. he's been riding for almost 2 months man
You can kiss my non experienced
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But it you dont need gear why would you spend so much $$ on .. seems like a waste
Im not required to have gear or nobody said I needed gear to ride. I can ride fine without it, I wont get pulled over or anything. I LIKE having gear on because just in a event of a crash it will help me save some money on my medical bills

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You can kiss my non experienced
the dark knight will do that after you lick his . you need to take a basic troll class or something. gah
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hey calm down rowdy is a very experienced rider. he's been riding for almost 2 months man
I hope he doesn't see me back on my grandma's farm riding a dirt bike. He would faint when seeing my lack of gear.
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I hope he doesn't see me back on my grandma's farm riding a dirt bike. He would faint when seeing my lack of gear.
I wouldn't give 2 ... I grew up in the country riding trails on my 3 wheeler ... Never wore gear. Like I said do your thang man ... I'm not gonna sit and play with you and your boyfriend.

And Umayr I have bigger ambitions than a troll ... Your little games do not amuse me.
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I heard from a buddy attending at Awesome Cycles yesterday that the price of the basic course is going up in a few months because attendance is increasing and they can make more money. Where will it all end?
Your buddy needs to get his facts straight. The reason the State is allowing us to raise the price is for two reasons:
1) Our last raise was almost 4 years ago and it was for a whopping $5
2) The State will no longer be supplying us training bikes, so they are allowing us to recoup the cost of the additional motorcycles we have to buy.

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I guess I got it really good when I started riding..

My state funded the MSF courses to encourage safe riding. Only $25 for the entire course and we rode their bikes
You do realize that the "state" that funded those MSF courses got it's money from your taxes, right?
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I wouldn't give 2 ... I grew up in the country riding trails on my 3 wheeler ... Never wore gear. Like I said do your thang man ... I'm not gonna sit and play with you and your boyfriend.

And Umayr I have bigger ambitions than a troll ... Your little games do not amuse me.
Ay man please calm down i didnt mean to hurt your feelings i was just kidding? please dont make a thread about how fast you are and then ask everyone how to delete your account. just kidding okay?
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Your buddy needs to get his facts straight. The reason the State is allowing us to raise the price is for two reasons:
1) Our last raise was almost 4 years ago and it was for a whopping $5
2) The State will no longer be supplying us training bikes, so they are allowing us to recoup the cost of the additional motorcycles we have to buy.



You do realize that the "state" that funded those MSF courses got it's money from your taxes, right?
thats pretty sick. i enjoyed the msf course, it was no doubt the first i was even close to a motorcycle and most def the first time i ever sat on one.
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Back in NC the motorcycle licensing was ridiculous.

I took a written test to get a permit, which last 18 months and the only restriction is no passengers.

Then you go back and do some stupid in a parking lot in front of a DMV employee. Weave in and out some cones, prove you can slow down to like 3mph and speed back up again without putting your feet down. Do a U-turn (which trust me they were pretty lax with I saw plenty of HD's that could not do this during the test) and stall the bike and start it back up (seriously)

I think $200 is a little steep, but hey I love not having to pay state income tax anymore, and I'm already licensed in NC, so hopefully it will just transfer to Tx (anyone know about that for sure?)
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Back in NC the motorcycle licensing was ridiculous.

I took a written test to get a permit, which last 18 months and the only restriction is no passengers.

Then you go back and do some stupid in a parking lot in front of a DMV employee. Weave in and out some cones, prove you can slow down to like 3mph and speed back up again without putting your feet down. Do a U-turn (which trust me they were pretty lax with I saw plenty of HD's that could not do this during the test) and stall the bike and start it back up (seriously)

I think $200 is a little steep, but hey I love not having to pay state income tax anymore, and I'm already licensed in NC, so hopefully it will just transfer to Tx (anyone know about that for sure?)
man transferred from va .
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I heard from a buddy attending at Awesome Cycles yesterday that the price of the basic course is going up in a few months because attendance is increasing and they can make more money. Where will it all end?

You heard wrong.


The state controls the cost. They don't make money off of the class. The places that offer the class have not been allowed to raise rates to cover higher costs for many years. I have not had a raise in my paycheck as an instructor for all that time either. Recently the state approved a small rate hike in part so all the class locations don't go bust.
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Your buddy needs to get his facts straight. The reason the State is allowing us to raise the price is for two reasons:
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I heard from a buddy attending at Awesome Cycles yesterday that the price of the basic course is going up in a few months because attendance is increasing and they can make more money. Where will it all end?
Apparently your buddy is a fart face.
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You do realize that the "state" that funded those MSF courses got it's money from your taxes, right?
Yep, taxes I would've had to pay whether I was a rider or not

Just saying that a state subsidized course would be nice. Schools still get paid, riders get quality instruction for cheap, and taxpayers benefit from better-trained riders on the road.
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I think I paid $180 in 2008 ... price of gas has stayed up (they supply bikes and gas), insurance has gone up, cost of living has gone up ..etc. $20 more for instruction that can save your life and get you started .... priceless. If is was $300 still worth it.
This - it's called inflation. As you age you'll become accustomed to it.

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You don't need to wear gear. Good thing we don't force whatever you want on others. Bike ownership is cheaper than my car ownership. I save a lot of money on gas alone on it.
It seems as though Mirriam Webster disagree with your illogical logic. Need; noun
a : a lack of something requisite, desirable, or useful
b : a physiological or psychological requirement for the well-being of an organism



Gear, as it is useful, desirable and required for well-being, is a NEED. Okay, thanks for playing.

Something that the most intelligent people in the world know is that they can learn something from any and every body. Something that the least intelligent people know is that there are those who simply cannot teach them anything. It's a travesty that the most confident are also the most dense.

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Your buddy needs to get his facts straight. The reason the State is allowing us to raise the price is for two reasons:
1) Our last raise was almost 4 years ago and it was for a whopping $5
2) The State will no longer be supplying us training bikes, so they are allowing us to recoup the cost of the additional motorcycles we have to buy.

You do realize that the "state" that funded those MSF courses got it's money from your taxes, right?
Well, wouldn't it better for me if all those soccer moms who hate motorcycles and riders pay for my class? Everybody wants a hand out, but nobody wants to pay for it.

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Apparently your buddy is a fart face.
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Yep, taxes I would've had to pay whether I was a rider or not

Just saying that a state subsidized course would be nice. Schools still get paid, riders get quality instruction for cheap, and taxpayers benefit from better-trained riders on the road.
Again - wouldn't it better for me if all those soccer moms who hate motorcycles and riders pay for my class? Everybody wants a hand out, but nobody wants to pay for it.
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Are you kidding me? Didn't learn a thing in that class?

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ddaaaaaaaaaaaayyuuummm. its time for some tacos
I like tacos.

Do you know when I was in high school Taco Bell tacos and bean burritos were $0.39!?! Stupid inflation.
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Back in NC the motorcycle licensing was ridiculous.

I took a written test to get a permit, which last 18 months and the only restriction is no passengers.

Then you go back and do some stupid in a parking lot in front of a DMV employee. Weave in and out some cones, prove you can slow down to like 3mph and speed back up again without putting your feet down. Do a U-turn (which trust me they were pretty lax with I saw plenty of HD's that could not do this during the test) and stall the bike and start it back up (seriously)

I think $200 is a little steep, but hey I love not having to pay state income tax anymore, and I'm already licensed in NC, so hopefully it will just transfer to Tx (anyone know about that for sure?)

Same here, I took the test at DMV, no MSF for me...ever.
I was trails riding, I did not put a foot down until the nice DMV lady told me to stop showing off.

"just ride around the cones while I smoke my cig, you already passed."



She did not say a word until me and the XRL did a nice stoppie....
"no wheelies! Damnit!"

MSF is what it is and who it is for.
I can learn more chasing a two wheeled PoPo around town for a day
BUT, I also started riding when I was 8 years old.
Dirt taught me how to handle the bike on up terrain at slow speeds and what to do when the SHTF at higher speeds.

I just turned 44 on Sunday, so my skills must be developed.

now I just gotta fine tune them to just beyond the edge of stupidity
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