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Old 05-24-2007, 01:22 AM   #1
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I'm done feeling bad

Maybe I'm an insensitive a$$. OK, that I can live with.

I've started paying more and more attention to the lack of gear I see people wearing. A helmet is uncommon. A jacket, helmet, gloves, jeans, and footwear over the ankle is, well, hmmm.... I can't remember the last time I saw that.

"Rider down" This seems to be posted every other day on here in regards to someone riding on the street like an idiot. I'm numb to it. I just don't care about the person who is riding beyond the limits on public roads. If you are in farm country and come around the corner and see a tractor you should not be surprised! If you are going over twice the speed limit it's only a matter of time.

All I see when I read these posts is-
1. Less insurance comapnies that will insure sport bikes.
2. More money to be charged by the ones that do.
3. Lower public opinion of sportbikes.

There is absolutely no excuse to be riding that fast on the street. There are WAY TOO MANY opportunites to ride at a race track to even begin to justify it. I moved to Texas from Hawaii where our one road course, small and crappy as it was, got closed down a couple years ago. I'm thrilled beyond belief that I have the option to go to so many different tracks on so many different weekends that I cannot afford to go as often as I want.

There are occasions where a rider is riding 100% legally, wearing a responsible amount of protective gear, and something beyond the control of the motorcyclist happens resulting in a horrible accident. When this happens I feel sad for the rider and usually outraged at the cause.

When someone is riding way outside of what is prudent and pays the price... Sorry, no sympathy here.

Flame away if you want. Call me an insensitive , I don't care. Too many people on here have spent too much time sharing experience and knowedge and too many people disregard it. If you are old enough to drive you are old enough to be 100% responsible for your actions and errors.

I'm done.
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agreed....to a certain extent.

i for one....am done riding on the street. i have made my final conversion to track only status. streets have become boring, and more and more dangerous. i'll hammer it out at the track from now on.
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I kind of agre, when i first started riding(street bikes), no one told me about gear, and no one I rode with wore it, only after I saw somone crash it dawned on me. So I will never stop telling other riders about safty, because they just may not know. As far as fast riding on the street, same applies, they may just be ignorant, so I will never stop informing.

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i agree!!! You've taught me allt in the few months we have been together, thanks!!!
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:18 AM   #6
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I'm not hating. I'm indifferent.

Yes, it sucks if anyone doing anything at anytime gets hurt. Ok, it happens all the time in all walks of life.

Yes, education is great and I mentioned the efforts that many have made in my post. For those who listen and are the victim of an unavoidable accident I have sympathy. It's the other 99% that I do not feel sorry for.

Example:

When 1arm1leg crashed the truck while drunk, a lot of people got on his case for drinking and driving. At least when he made his bad decision he was drunk. (I am strongly against drinking and driving, this is just to make a point) So many clear headed people are making the choice to be stupid on motorcycles and nobody ever jumps on their case like they did to 1arm1leg. WHY NOT?
It's a person who makes a bad decision, putting themselves and others in danger, and in the end has to pay for it. Why does that get them a bunch of sympathy?

I call a rose a rose and I call an orange an orange, I think we all do. So why is it we don't call an idiot an idiot?

Yes, I myself have crashed on the street. Never bad enough I couldn't ride home becasue I never rode THAT far out of my limits. I always wore my gear on the street. I never expeced anyone to give me sympathy and I never claimed any of it on my insurance. I don't even think I even posted that I crashed on whatever forums I was a member of at the time.
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I sat up at pp1 for about 1 hour and had a hoot looking at all the squids that rolled in there with no gear, flip flops, high heels ,shorts etc...I am sick of paying a retarded rate for my insurance just because I am on a sport bike. I pay 500 a year just for liability and when I had my cruiser I paid 40 a year. And for all the dumb that think the decisions they make only hurt themselves...fing07
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:22 AM   #10
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i don't care if someone was driving beyond their limit, and i certainly wouldn't be indifferent to their death because of it. it probably would make life a lot easier though, especially if you could be indifferent to everyone's death, which might not be a bad thing.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:30 AM   #12
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well, I don't always feel sorry for the rider when they die doing something dumb...I do however feel for their family they left behind.
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I learned my lesson going less than 30mph and sliding. Tis the season to see plenty of people wearing less and less gear. I DO feel empathy for those that are lost, and those that loved them, however, we should ALL stop and think before we get on the bike. Just my .02

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I agree, I have paid for my stupidity out of pain and pocket... Trust me I have wrecked a few times. Dirt bikes, street bikes, track bikes... heck even regular pedal bikes. I have scars and sometimes my joints are sore or my back gets out of whack easy. I have had to sell my bikes to fix a bike, I have had to empty out my retirement fund to fix my current bike. I have never ever claimed on insurance and usually rode with mesh gear on the road and leather on the track. Just recently I decided to wear my boots on the streets also. I am lucky and happy that I have not had to pay for my stupidity with anything more than minor injuries and superficial money. I do not want to leave my family behind. If you ever ride with me and want to do tripple digits I'll just wave good bye and go home, I don't want to pick up your bike or your body because you "feel the need for speed".
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Feel the same way here.
With age comes wisdom for some, however there will always be those that must learn things the hard way. I've learned alot in these past few years, mostly at other peoples expense, and I try to pass on this knowledge to those that want to listen. For the rest of you that don't, learn for yourself, but don't expect more outta me than a RIP.
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Funny thing is that alot of people will listen to the advise and to the right thing for awhile but then it slacks off and they are back to their old ways.
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I sat up at pp1 for about 1 hour and had a hoot looking at all the squids that rolled in there with no gear, flip flops, high heels ,shorts etc...I am sick of paying a retarded rate for my insurance just because I am on a sport bike. I pay 500 a year just for liability and when I had my cruiser I paid 40 a year. And for all the dumb that think the decisions they make only hurt themselves...fing07

Geez!!! I only paid $242.00 for full coverage and theft for my insurance..
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It does suck that the idiot's families are the ones that end up suffering for their stupidity! The squid's with their wife beaters and flip flops will be everywhere this summer weaving in and out of traffic and giving all sport-biker's a bad image. I look at these guys and realize why a lot of 'cagers' hate us so much! Candie and I have both got to the point where it's just not appealing to ride on the street any more. Maybe an occasional ride through the forest or something. But it's the track for us now.
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Looks like I got it just in time. You check the other forum?
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