The Path Less Traveled


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Proselytizing

Posted 04-10-2008 at 07:15 AM by Gamuru

I had a customer come into the store looking for a part--I really can't remember what now--when I noticed he rode in on his R6. It was about half past two in the afternoon, so I asked him how he got so lucky to be able to ride on such a nice, sunny afternoon. He said he was on L&I and had been for about three years now. Envy and jealousy set in almost immediately as I thought about all the free time to go riding. (I've been down the L&I road before, and I don't envy the fight to get paid from them... much like pulling teeth.) I asked if he had ever heard of PNWRider.com or was a member of the forum.

He replied, "Naw, I'm a biker gang of one. I don't have time for that kind of thing." I honestly was hurt and dejected. But it soon passed because I sarcastically remarked, "Oh, like an army of one." Whatever the hell that's suppose to mean?!?

Anyway, this won't stop me from inviting others to join the forum. I find the camaraderie and discussions here fun and you just can't beat the group rides. I've never been part of something where you can put up a post that says, "I'm bored. Meet me at Denny's in 30 minutes and we'll go carve up the roads for a couple hours," and have so many responses from people willing to do it just for the love of the sport. That's just damned awesome in my book.
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    MCA8690's Avatar
    what's L&I ?
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    Posted 04-12-2008 at 06:08 PM by MCA8690 MCA8690 is offline
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    L&I is short for Labor and Industry. In this case, it's short for disability insurance payments from workman's compensation. It's one of those benefits you get from all the employment tax you pay.
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    Posted 04-12-2008 at 07:21 PM by Gamuru Gamuru is offline
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    So the dude's just pulling disability checks, and rides with all the free time he's got?
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    Posted 04-12-2008 at 09:06 PM by MCA8690 MCA8690 is offline
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    Yep.
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    Posted 04-13-2008 at 04:21 AM by Gamuru Gamuru is offline
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    LadyGladiator's Avatar
    That d00d is scamming the state... something is very wrong if he's still on L&I after 3 yrs.

    I agree that PNWRiders.com has some very cool people and rides. And it is awesome that you can just say, "anyone wanna ride?" and get at least a 1/2 doz people respond.
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    Posted 04-17-2008 at 09:14 PM by LadyGladiator LadyGladiator is offline
 

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