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Old 02-17-2015, 10:31 AM   #41
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Main fault with your logic is law abiding cars and bikes get flats too.

Anything with tires was going to pick them up. They were dispersed across both lanes.
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Old 02-17-2015, 12:24 PM   #42
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You lot do understand the concept of centrifugal force and inertia, right?
The same laws of physics that want to send you straight into the field on a tight turn, can send screws, nails, wood, beer bottles, and unsecured grandmothers in rocking chairs, off the back of a vehicle. Carelessness? Yes. Intentional attempt to cause bodily harm? Not too sure about that.
Tell you what: everyone chip in a couple of clams, and buy three or four of those infrared game cameras from Academy or Gander Mountain. Stealthily strap 'em to some posts in the Richards area, and go back once a week to see if you've caught the culprit in photos. (which will likely turn out to be a flat bed truck driven by your garden variety farmer, landscape/construction business, or Joe DIY, who didn't realize until he got home, that he lost part of his load.)
By the way, my uncle was the other man on the grassy knoll, and my sister's husband's neighbor's dog groomer's hairdresser's son's friend's grandfather was having a beer with Neil Armstrong on the day that sumbitch was supposed to be walking on the moon.
I just love conspiracy theorists.
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You lot do understand the concept of centrifugal force and inertia, right?
The same laws of physics that want to send you straight into the field on a tight turn, can send screws, nails, wood, beer bottles, and unsecured grandmothers in rocking chairs, off the back of a vehicle. Carelessness? Yes. Intentional attempt to cause bodily harm? Not too sure about that.
Tell you what: everyone chip in a couple of clams, and buy three or four of those infrared game cameras from Academy or Gander Mountain. Stealthily strap 'em to some posts in the Richards area, and go back once a week to see if you've caught the culprit in photos. (which will likely turn out to be a flat bed truck driven by your garden variety farmer, landscape/construction business, or Joe DIY, who didn't realize until he got home, that he lost part of his load.)
By the way, my uncle was the other man on the grassy knoll, and my sister's husband's neighbor's dog groomer's hairdresser's son's friend's grandfather was having a beer with Neil Armstrong on the day that sumbitch was supposed to be walking on the moon.
I just love conspiracy theorists.
I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you've missed all the threads in the past about nails, screws, rocks, sand, and even bricks in the road... Conveniently on the roads that people love to bomb.
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I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt that you've missed all the threads in the past about nails, screws, rocks, sand, and even bricks in the road... Conveniently on the roads that people love to bomb.
It also doesn't make sense that someone would do something that might also damage his neighbor's property or anyone's that lives in or around Richards, unless he's just a lunatic.
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there you go

just because things don't make sense to you and I does not mean they are not perfectly logical to some crazy ****stick somewhere.
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Highly doubt they are intended for cars. But that's just speculation. If you drive a car out there and get a flat (at posted speed limits) I doubt you will get much road rash or skid up your fairings.
My take on the nails/screws is this: If they're put out on purpose, I highly doubt it's with the intention to make people wreck. It's to cause flats with the hopes that the cost of repair/replacement will make people think twice about using the roads. Car tires can be plugged for cheap, but the consensus for motorcycle tires is that plugs aren't safe and that punctured tires should be replaced. Doesn't take long on the Google to find a lot of advice on replacing tires. They hate bikes out there, and are hoping to drive riders away by denting their wallets. If they wanted to make people wreck, they'd throw out gravel, sand, or dump oil on the road.

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It also doesn't make sense that someone would do something that might also damage his neighbor's property or anyone's that lives in or around Richards, unless he's just a lunatic.
Might make more sense than you realize. I grew up in the sticks, and every once in awhile idiots would get drunk and start doing donuts at night on the dirt roads. Wasn't uncommon to get a phone call that just said, "Hey...stay on (this) side of the road in X area for a while." A few days later folks were getting flats fixed and the donuts would stop.

Richards is small enough and there are enough cross streets that taking one or two to avoid the turns wouldn't put the locals very far out of the way. ...I wouldn't be surprised if there was a bucket on a fence post or something like that as you come into town on days there are nails on the road.
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Well, apparently I can see the vid on my Ipad, but won't show up on Eddie's PC.

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My take on the nails/screws is this: If they're put out on purpose, I highly doubt it's with the intention to make people wreck. It's to cause flats with the hopes that the cost of repair/replacement will make people think twice about using the roads. Car tires can be plugged for cheap, but the consensus for motorcycle tires is that plugs aren't safe and that punctured tires should be replaced. Doesn't take long on the Google to find a lot of advice on replacing tires. They hate bikes out there, and are hoping to drive riders away by denting their wallets. If they wanted to make people wreck, they'd throw out gravel, sand, or dump oil on the road.



Might make more sense than you realize. I grew up in the sticks, and every once in awhile idiots would get drunk and start doing donuts at night on the dirt roads. Wasn't uncommon to get a phone call that just said, "Hey...stay on (this) side of the road in X area for a while." A few days later folks were getting flats fixed and the donuts would stop.

Richards is small enough and there are enough cross streets that taking one or two to avoid the turns wouldn't put the locals very far out of the way. ...I wouldn't be surprised if there was a bucket on a fence post or something like that as you come into town on days there are nails on the road.
Afghans did the same thing to us. They would tell the locals to avoid a certain or or a certain spot. Sure enough we would find ieds there.
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Afghans did the same thing to us. They would tell the locals to avoid a certain or or a certain spot. Sure enough we would find ieds there.
I wonder if the nail/screw frequency would decrease if groups started taking Lynn St. straight through every other weekend.
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You lot do understand the concept of centrifugal force and inertia, right?
The same laws of physics that want to send you straight into the field on a tight turn, can send screws, nails, wood, beer bottles, and unsecured grandmothers in rocking chairs, off the back of a vehicle. Carelessness? Yes. Intentional attempt to cause bodily harm? Not too sure about that.
Tell you what: everyone chip in a couple of clams, and buy three or four of those infrared game cameras from Academy or Gander Mountain. Stealthily strap 'em to some posts in the Richards area, and go back once a week to see if you've caught the culprit in photos. (which will likely turn out to be a flat bed truck driven by your garden variety farmer, landscape/construction business, or Joe DIY, who didn't realize until he got home, that he lost part of his load.)
By the way, my uncle was the other man on the grassy knoll, and my sister's husband's neighbor's dog groomer's hairdresser's son's friend's grandfather was having a beer with Neil Armstrong on the day that sumbitch was supposed to be walking on the moon.
I just love conspiracy theorists.

your join date says 2011 but from your lack of knowledge surrounding this ongoing issue (over a year now) with some idiot leaving screws/nails in the road, I'd have to imagine you have not been here in some time.

Search thru the forum for the other threads regarding the matter, i believe the culprit has even been spotted doing it according to info in the other threads.
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There is a guy whom I have met that bought property in Richards. From his description it is right across the street from the little general store. Next time I see him (he is a rider too) I'll ask if it may be possible to put some cameras hidden on his property (if it is indeed right there on 149).
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I wonder if the nail/screw frequency would decrease if groups started taking Lynn St. straight through every other weekend.
Doesn't help if you want take 1486 south bound.
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So would you call everyone that lived at least 5 miles on either side of the booby trapped area and give them a heads-up?

Might be quite a few folks that live within a 5 mile radius of Richards and use 149. Hopefully their cars, trucks and trailers didn't get screwed.
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