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Old 04-24-2009, 02:25 PM   #21
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Geez, I didn't think I had a holier than thou attitude.

The point I was making is, anybody with a little money can get a bike and twist the throttle. They can ride like a fool on the street if they want, but, when they do they reflect on us all.
If you take it to the track, you can ride a hard as you want and be in a safer environment. You won't make all riders look bad AND if you are really a badass then the people you impress are ones that can appreciate how good your skills are.

As an example, Mr Unassailable, talked the talk.
He was challenged to come to the track and prove himself.
I hate to admit it....


He's a badass.


Now all you noobs that wanna haul on the "open road" go ahead. You won't see many of us cryin when you wrap your tender skin around an Armco barrier. Wheelie on the freeway and impress Officer John Law with your skillzz.
He will reward you with a night in jail and a felony record.

But remember, the non-riding public will think of you when they see the rest of us ride by....


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Geez, I didn't think I had a holier than thou attitude.

The point I was making is, anybody with a little money can get a bike and twist the throttle. They can ride like a fool on the street if they want, but, when they do they reflect on us all.
If you take it to the track, you can ride a hard as you want and be in a safer environment. You won't make all riders look bad AND if you are really a badass then the people you impress are ones that can appreciate how good your skills are.

As an example, Mr Unassailable, talked the talk.
He was challenged to come to the track and prove himself.
I hate to admit it....


He's a badass.


Now all you noobs that wanna haul on the "open road" go ahead. You won't see many of us cryin when you wrap your tender skin around an Armco barrier. Wheelie on the freeway and impress Officer John Law with your skillzz.
He will reward you with a night in jail and a felony record.

But remember, the non-riding public will think of you when they see the rest of us ride by....


Thanks.


I was just funnin.... but i dont ride bad or fast on the streets.. do get a little tired of people telling me i should have bought a cruiser instead of a rocket cuz i dont track it.. i just bought it to ride and enjoy.. no squid. no racer, just a motorcycle to enjoy the sights..
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I was just funnin.... but i dont ride bad or fast on the streets.. do get a little tired of people telling me i should have bought a cruiser instead of a rocket cuz i dont track it.. i just bought it to ride and enjoy.. no squid. no racer, just a motorcycle to enjoy the sights..
I know Geezer, wev'e met. Down at MSR a year or so ago. I was talkin to the noobs.
I am not sayin' that everyone with a sportbike should come to the track either.

I'm sayin if they are gonna "ride 'em like they were made to be ridden" then they should do THAT at the track, THAT'S where they were made to be ridden like that. And take it a little easier on the street.
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I know Geezer, wev'e met. Down at MSR a year or so ago. I was talkin to the noobs.
I am not sayin' that everyone with a sportbike should come to the track either.

I'm sayin if they are gonna "ride 'em like they were made to be ridden" then they should do THAT at the track, THAT'S where they were made to be ridden like that. And take it a little easier on the street.


i remember you.. .... what you just said has made more sense and said right... i hope everyone reads that...


I have ridden motorcycles since 1964. never been on a track. except dirt track ovals.. and i am a good safe street rider..
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Geez, I didn't think I had a holier than thou attitude.

The point I was making is, anybody with a little money can get a bike and twist the throttle. They can ride like a fool on the street if they want, but, when they do they reflect on us all.
If you take it to the track, you can ride a hard as you want and be in a safer environment. You won't make all riders look bad AND if you are really a badass then the people you impress are ones that can appreciate how good your skills are.

As an example, Mr Unassailable, talked the talk.
He was challenged to come to the track and prove himself.
I hate to admit it....


He's a badass.


Now all you noobs that wanna haul on the "open road" go ahead. You won't see many of us cryin when you wrap your tender skin around an Armco barrier. Wheelie on the freeway and impress Officer John Law with your skillzz.
He will reward you with a night in jail and a felony record.

But remember, the non-riding public will think of you when they see the rest of us ride by....


Thanks.
i was talking to op.

wasnt talking to you. you seem cool. i had no intentions of offending you sir.


i agree with you that the track is the place for them to be turned loose.

and i am in no way condoning reckless irresponsible behavior on the streets in any way shape or form.

when the oppurtunity arises, i ride a little "spirited". discretion and moderation are a huge part of it. and it only goes so far on the street. dragging knees isnt even a thought that comes to mind.
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i was talking to op.

wasnt talking to you. you seem cool. i had no intentions of offending you sir.


i agree with you that the track is the place for them to be turned loose.

and i am in no way condoning reckless irresponsible behavior on the streets in any way shape or form.

when the oppurtunity arises, i ride a little "spirited". discretion and moderation are a huge part of it. and it only goes so far on the street. dragging knees isnt even a thought that comes to mind.



my knees are too old to drag.. i might break one of em...
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Everyone has to start somewhere. People who have just gotten a motorcycle don't need to go straight to the track. This hollier than thou attitude is pretty ghey. Let people do their own thing and learn for themselves.
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Everyone has to start somewhere. People who have just gotten a motorcycle don't need to go straight to the track. This hollier than thou attitude is pretty ghey. Let people do their own thing and learn for themselves.
Ok.. SDW, at which point do your rights exceed my rights and vice versa?
If 'your thing' put me and myne at risk... why/how does 'your thing' thing become more important than my safety?

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i bought a SPORT BIKE for the purpose of sporty riding. i keep it cool in traffic and around other people. but when the road opens up and there are curves to be had i enjoy my equipment the way it was intended to be. and sometimes that doesnt involve the posted limit. sorry if thats gonna keep you up at night dude but thats me
free country. i am free to buy what i want and use it as i please. you are free to do the same.
take your holier than thou attitude and shove it up your
Why don't you try to grow up and use some brain matter before shooting your mouth off?

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i bought a SPORT BIKE for the purpose of sporty riding. i keep it cool in traffic and around other people.
Here's the key skippy... your own words.

So the only real problem are the ones that cannot understand/follow that simple frigging principle.

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I'm sayin if they are gonna "ride 'em like they were made to be ridden" then they should do THAT at the track, THAT'S where they were made to be ridden like that. And take it a little easier on the street.
Again simpler.. all along the same friggin lines.




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wasnt talking to you. you seem cool. i had no intentions of offending you sir.
No you're trying to offend me, because your taking it all personal instead of trying to understand the actual message.
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Why don't you try to grow up and use some brain matter before shooting your mouth off?

Here's the key skippy... your own words.

So the only real problem are the ones that cannot understand/follow that simple frigging principle.



No you're trying to offend me, because your taking it all personal instead of trying to understand the actual message.

what is your problem with me dude!? im not trying to offend you either. you fire back insults about me using brain matter to a statement that made perfect sense.

as far as "heres the key in your own words"

EXACTLY mother !!!!!!!!!! i get it. i understand what your saying. i wrote my own personal riding rules on safety and responsibility. but they dont exclude fun.
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what is your problem with me dude!? im not trying to offend you either. you fire back insults about me using brain matter to a statement that made perfect sense.

as far as "heres the key in your own words"

EXACTLY mother !!!!!!!!!! i get it. i understand what your saying. i wrote my own personal riding rules on safety and responsibility. but they dont exclude fun.

The answer to your question is found in your very own statement that you refer to, Jrob.
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Everyone has to start somewhere. People who have just gotten a motorcycle don't need to go straight to the track. This hollier than thou attitude is pretty ghey. Let people do their own thing and learn for themselves.
thats not what he meant at all dude.
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nobody knows what nobody meant.. this thread is in total chaossssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssssssss... i rest my case....that is all..
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the message of the OP was about as simple and truthful as one could get. im not understanding all the butthurt.
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the message of the OP was about as simple and truthful as one could get. im not understanding all the butthurt.
Oh, you understand butthurt alright.
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i think people just get tired of being told how or how not to ride their bikes.. not sure.. just a thought...
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it is what it is.. let ppl ride the way they want.. yea noobs want to know what there bike can do. often found flyin down the road traffic or no traffic..

But once they hit concrete.. they will learn very quick.
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I've lost count of the various times this... excuse has come up.

Yea you bought a sportsbike or a hyperbike, crotch rocket etc.
That is not justification for racing on the street or acting an .


A gun is meant to be shot, but you don't go into the city, town or even the country firing off rounds nilly. You were born with /cooch and an but you don't drop trow wherever and when ever you want either.

Hmm, seems like he's just sayin' that having a sportbike is not an excuse for riding unsafe.
Many have said that it was made for haulin' .

If you think about it, they really aren't designed for the street at all.

Uncomfortable, back seat worse than front, no storage, too much power for many traffic situations, etc.

Then consider how well suited to the track/racing they are.

It's kinda like driving a Indy car on the street. You might be able to do it, but it really isn't what it's best suited to do.

So while I wouldn't tell somebody what or how to ride, I would like to point out that just because you CAN do a thing, doesn't mean you should. And if you do, expect others to object a little.
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Hmm, seems like he's just sayin' that having a sportbike is not an excuse for riding unsafe.
Many have said that it was made for haulin' .

If you think about it, they really aren't designed for the street at all.

Uncomfortable, back seat worse than front, no storage, too much power for many traffic situations, etc.

Then consider how well suited to the track/racing they are.

It's kinda like driving a Indy car on the street. You might be able to do it, but it really isn't what it's best suited to do.

So while I wouldn't tell somebody what or how to ride, I would like to point out that just because you CAN do a thing, doesn't mean you should. And if you do, expect others to object a little.



i agree 100%...
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i think people just get tired of being told how or how not to ride their bikes.. not sure.. just a thought...
+1 people get tired of hearing it...it doesnt change the way anyone rides from reading a thread about responsibility ur either responsible or ur not thats what i meant by my comment [somethings u have to learn on ur own]
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i think people just get tired of being told how or how not to ride their bikes.. not sure.. just a thought...
hes referring to the people saying "im riding it like it was built to be ridden". like theyre trying to get technical on somebody to use it as an excuse. im no angel and never claim to be, but thats not something i would ever say, because it sounds rather silly given the fact that its TECHNICALLY built for the track. ride your own ride, but think about what you say when making excuses for it.
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