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Old 08-31-2006, 03:55 AM   #51 (permalink)
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"If you've got at lead food in cars, then a bike is just a crazy option because you cant help but speed" when you see one of your best freinds spill her brains out onto the trunk of a car of a un-licensed, un-insured, illegal alien who cut her off when she was doing speed limit, it kinda makes you wonder if you should go speed limit or go slower...

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Old 08-31-2006, 04:06 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Yeah well that's sad that happend to someone you know, but you could say the same thing about just about any situation. You could be doing the speed limit on a bike and crash and end up just as bad, they're very dangerous period. At least in a car you have a ton of metal surrounding you, in a bike you've got nothing but the road to cushion your fall. And then if it's dark you're very likely to get run over by passing motorists.

I had a friend who was set to play AFL professionally (Aussie football) but the idiot got on his bike wearing shorts and stacked it and screwed up both his knees and his football career was over. It was his own stupid fault, but bikes are just way dangerous period.

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Old 08-31-2006, 04:12 AM   #53 (permalink)
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the bikes themselves arent a problem, its the idiots who ride the bikes and expect to be good at riding them, also the idiots who dont pay attention to driving, my way of dealing with it,
"ride like everyone around you is out to get you"

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Old 08-31-2006, 04:25 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Ask every single motorbike rider you know, professional or not... They've all came off at least once I garuntee it!

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Old 08-31-2006, 08:49 AM   #55 (permalink)
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A good reason why not to ride a bike?
The old saying of "don't bring a knife to a gunfight" is reason enough.
Riding a bike in urban traffic is hazardous.
A month in the hospital and a year of therapy quickly makes the argument against any "savings" of a few gallons of gas.

If you like a sporty and more dangerous ride and care less about your appearance at your destination and can save a few bucks, then get a bike.

If you need a comfortable reliable all-weather ride that is flexible enough to also carry people and/or cargo, then get an SUV.

The funny thing is that most "green" leaders in the U.S. use private jets and SUV motorcades to shuttle between their expansive air conditioned homes. Hypocrites.

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The real problem I'm already seeing is the increase in motorcycle accidents around the area.

As stated the gas mpg difference isn't normally much and there are soo many inconviences' it's very hard to justify.

But back to my point, people are buying bikes to save gas, but many of them have NO experience and do not get the endorsement even. Newbies on bikes in traffic = bad, lots of times death even at low speeds.

I love to ride, but quite 10 years ago, once traffic started getting heavier and it became no fun, more time just holding the bike up than riding. Now with a family the responsibilities just do not allow it, even though I could die at any time, that's just one more risk that i can choose not to take.

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I got one of those for 14bux @ target for my daughter...

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