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    Dubnut's Avatar

    Insanity and the modern man

    THe die hard adventurers got hit with the EPA, the Ranger Service, the Sherrifs Dept, and the State Patrol....

    Unfortunately.... now if you want to set up a hillclimb event or something similar you have to wade through shitloads of red tape...

    And our off road riding areas keep getting smaller, esp when nobody really pushes to help keep them open...
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    Posted 02-19-2011 at 07:41 PM by Dubnut Dubnut is offline
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    Driftertank's Avatar

    Insanity and the modern man

    It was kinda a random post, but i stumbled acros a vid on my computer from that trip: helmetcam footage of riding up a road that narrows to doubletrack, then singletrack, then just turns into a creekbed running up a steep hill. Video stops a few seconds after i lose momentum and lay my bike ever-so-gently on it's side...
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    Posted 01-29-2011 at 11:03 PM by Driftertank Driftertank is offline
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    starshooter10's Avatar

    Insanity and the modern man

    ahh, if only you knew how many fork seals I blew doing stupid shit like taking my previous street bikes down the creeks and hitting some jumps lol....
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    Posted 01-29-2011 at 12:27 PM by starshooter10 starshooter10 is offline
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    bicycle_ben's Avatar

    On cage mentality...

    i have always thought about that. i might be speeding but at least im not turned around shouting at kids in the back, flipping through papers and generally not looking where im going. i have always been from the school of thought were the best defense is a good offense which to me means i need to move through traffic on my terms.
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    Posted 07-18-2009 at 09:02 PM by bicycle_ben bicycle_ben is offline
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    Driftertank's Avatar

    On cage mentality...

    Um yeah, Like my uncle who died a few months before I was born? Yeah, all of my mom's family, my aunts and grandmother, hate motorcycles. Despise them. Will never be able to enjoy or understand them. But it seems it's a one-generation shortcoming....I bought my bike, and 2 months after everyone found out about it, my cousin Brian bought one, too. Now my brother's riding, and I think Brian's brother, Kevin, is as well.....Seems the black sheep opened the flood gates for this generation to get up on two....
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    Posted 07-14-2009 at 06:29 AM by Driftertank Driftertank is offline
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    Armand's Avatar

    On cage mentality...

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    Originally Posted by Gamuru View Comment

    I followed too close, I wasn't paying attention to my surroundings. I wasn't looking where I needed to look to avoid danger.
    I have to say I'm rather impressed that you were able to "follow too close" and also not pay attention to surroundings all at once

    tho thats a sign that you've never tailgated me lol. I'd had a few people quit their bad habits of tailgating and all it took is 1 second

    edit: oh and drifter it's not nice to profile cagers the same way they profile us LOL. some actually have a reason for being afraid of bikes. such as friend or family dying from riding a bike and that left them scarred and scared!
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    Posted 07-14-2009 at 12:37 AM by Armand Armand is offline
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    Gamuru's Avatar

    On cage mentality...

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    Of course, given where I'm posting this, I'm guessing there aren't many people reading this who fall into that category.
    True Dat!

    You reminded me of a realization I had after taking the MSF course: I was a crappy driver. I followed too close, I wasn't paying attention to my surroundings. I wasn't looking where I needed to look to avoid danger. I wasn't SEEing (MSF terminology). It also became painfully obvious, after taking the MSF class, just how many of the other drivers were utilizing the same head-up-your-ass driving techniques.
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    Posted 07-13-2009 at 04:08 PM by Gamuru Gamuru is offline
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    Driftertank's Avatar

    Blessed addiction

    Yeah, I don't know. I generally tend to be a relatively restrained rider....at least I think so. I rarely do any of the show-off things people associate with sportbike riders (and when I do, I seem to get hurt ) but I don't have any problem riding aggressively in traffic....it seems to be the safest way, to me. It's gotten to where I'm more terrified of being stuck in traffic with a car than with my bike. I mean, being in heavy traffic always feels like being in a room full of bears, but in a car, I feel like I'm in a room full of bears while wearing 150lbs of plate armor. The extra protection doesn't reassure me....just makes me feel burdened and restrained...
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    Posted 07-13-2009 at 05:49 AM by Driftertank Driftertank is offline
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    FlyingWheelsCycleCourier's Avatar

    Blessed addiction

    agreed.

    theres maybe a week when the snow is on the roads i dont ride. when i get on my bike it still feels like the first time. truly one of the only things i do that literally puts a smile on my face. thank goodness for the visor id look like a total idiot.


    i started on a honda trail 70. and before that the almighty bicycle. im still a bicycle nut so i crossed over quite easily. anything with 2 wheels ive always seemed fearless on. i think it all comes down to exposure to these things when your growing up am i right?
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    Posted 07-12-2009 at 07:42 PM by FlyingWheelsCycleCourier FlyingWheelsCycleCourier is offline
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    Giving birth...

    great post you said it all and didnt miss a thing.

    ive often pondered those very things.
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    Posted 07-12-2009 at 07:33 PM by FlyingWheelsCycleCourier FlyingWheelsCycleCourier is offline
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    Giving birth...

    Here here!


    Here's to all those that put in effort to bring others joy.
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    Posted 07-02-2009 at 06:27 AM by Crash2416 Crash2416 is offline
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    Cross-training...

    Good job chap! I bought a sportbike early last summer and joined a gym at the same time. I cannot emphasize how much better I ride with 50 pounds of bodyfat removed and the cardiovascular/muscle strength I've gained. I now think of fitness as a safety/preventative measure anyone can embark upon. Cheers, Al
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    Posted 06-20-2009 at 07:34 PM by subterrainia subterrainia is offline
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    Eicas's Avatar

    Blessed addiction

    I know how you feel, but it is not for everyone.

    Different folks march to different drummers, and many just pass through motorcycling because they think that it is a cool thing to do, but it does not last because it is not in their heart.
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    Posted 06-12-2009 at 04:29 PM by Eicas Eicas is offline
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    Blessed addiction

    So much of what you said I connected with. There's freedom to be found on top of two wheels. I've made more friends in the last couple of years because of my bike and riding than I can count. To say that it's been a life-changing event would be an understatement.
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    Posted 06-09-2009 at 04:38 PM by Gamuru Gamuru is offline
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    Blessed addiction

    nice summary, with you for sure.
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    Posted 06-07-2009 at 06:20 AM by Baystr Baystr is offline
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    Blessed addiction

    I have not been riding all of my life, but in the three years since I started, I've learned to manage the risk that comes with the sport. And I think that having the ability to learn this kind of risk management speaks well of my character. And I have all but abandonded other passions which used to occupy my free time, such as woodworking. I didn't get bored with it or anything, I just discovered a new passion. I think I may be on the road to addiction here.
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    Posted 06-07-2009 at 05:57 AM by jdpesz jdpesz is offline
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    Cabin Fever Daydreams

    That was remarkable. I could envision the ride as if I were riding along with you. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciated the read. Too bad it just makes me all the more sadder that my battery is dead :(
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    Posted 01-16-2009 at 10:15 AM by chipdogwa chipdogwa is offline

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