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#4472276 - 04/29/19 04:36 PM Two types of people....  
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There are Two tiypes of people:

1) Motorcycle people
2) Sad people

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Took this yesterday from the top of the Talimena Scenic Byway that runs between AR-OK in the Oachita National Forest.
Supposedly the mountrain range is 40 Miles away.
We took off on Friday and went to Eureka Springs AR and to our surprise it was a Bike Rally weekend. We were in the Land of Harley for sure.
I did hear some "Sad" people complaining about all the motorcycle noise. HA. The town has a population of 2200, and there was about that many people on motorcycles. Sorry no real pics, I was too busy riding.
We did do around 940 miles for the trip.

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#4472279 - 04/29/19 04:40 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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I don't mind when others ride motorcycles but I would never ride one in Miami. I value my life. smile


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#4472307 - 04/29/19 06:44 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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And there are two types of motorcycle people.
1) Hit by a car
2) About to get hit by a car.


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#4472369 - 04/30/19 02:17 AM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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#4472370 - 04/30/19 02:27 AM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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There are two types of bikers:
1.) Those who've laid them down
2.) Those who haven't laid them down...YET

Sadly, I moved from group two to group one three weeks ago. 45+ around a left curve into a ditch. Fortunately, I didn't ding myself or the bike irreparably. My back already feels good again and the bike just needs to be cleaned and the transmission cover needs to be replaced. Should be getting to that not long after getting back from my nephew's wedding in PA June 1st and riding again by August, maybe mid-July.

Slower, though.


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#4472374 - 04/30/19 02:56 AM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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Have not rode a motorcycle since 1977 when I destroyed my Bridgestone 90cc on a muddy rutted road by the river. Going about 45mph and encounter the 2 track and slip into the middle at that speed.
Over the bars I go knocking off the gas tank with my knee. Come to with a helmet full of mud and can only see out of one eye. Buddy riding with me helped me get my wreckage home. Was only 15
at the time. Have had no desire to ever return it. Though it about many a time. Built myself an Ebike that has more power then that old 90cc for sure. Nothing to compare to. Ebike all the way.


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#4472457 - 04/30/19 05:05 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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I'd like to paraphrase that, if I may.
There are two kinds of people. PILOTS and sad people.

Pilots: Looking down on everybody else since 1903.

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#4472459 - 04/30/19 05:10 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: vonBaur]  
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Originally Posted by vonBaur
There are two types of bikers:
1.) Those who've laid them down
2.) Those who haven't laid them down...YET
Slower, though.

I used to think that, until I laid my bike down and all the old bikers I worked with told me there's 3 types of bikers:
1.) Those who've laid them down.
2) Those who haven't laid them down...yet
3) Those who will lay them down again.

My reply was: "Hopefully I'm in the first category and won't do it again."
Old bikers: "You plan on riding still?"
Me: "Yes"
Old bikers: "You will"

I guess the first category is the guys that laid them down and now can't or won't ride anymore.

#4472467 - 04/30/19 06:26 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: jack72]  
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Originally Posted by jack72
And there are two types of motorcycle people.
1) Hit by a car
2) About to get hit by a car.


LOL, I've been #1 twice and #2 about a dozen times to the point I won't even ride anymore, way too many distracted drivers out there. My older brother is constantly complaining about them.

When my Dad was alive and lived in VA, my brother would trailer his bike down to Pulaski VA and then head down the Blue Ridge parkway on his bike. Said it was breathtaking

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#4472475 - 04/30/19 06:50 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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After 47 years of riding and two crashes, I have decided to give it up. Too many drivers looking at their iPhones and only half looking at the road. Their distracted eyes can register a car, but I have no faith in them seeing a motorcycle. Talked to three of my nephews and they are going to take it as a family bike. They will ride it and keep it to pass on. Their sons are still 12 years away from riding.


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#4472476 - 04/30/19 06:54 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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The safety issue aside, I've also never been interested in motorcycles due to the general climate of where I live. There are just way too many days of either rain or hot and humid weather for me to want to be riding exposed on a motorcycle. I need my A/C!!!


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#4472478 - 04/30/19 07:16 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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I want to ride for another 2 years, then it will be 55 years in the saddle. will see how this year goes. Have had 2 interactions with cars. First was a car door being opened and had to lay the bike down. The other was a female driver that stopped at the yield sign at a traffic circle.


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#4472494 - 04/30/19 10:11 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: vonBaur]  
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Originally Posted by vonBaur
There are two types of bikers:
1.) Those who've laid them down
2.) Those who haven't laid them down...YET


Yep. And I'm a member of group one.


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#4472580 - 05/01/19 04:04 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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Originally Posted by wormfood
I used to think that, until I laid my bike down and all the old bikers I worked with told me there's 3 types of bikers:
1.) Those who've laid them down.
2) Those who haven't laid them down...yet
3) Those who will lay them down again.

As I said, I am now a member of group #1. I do intend to ride again as my bike is the cheapest to operate, per mile, vehicle I own. But I definitely do NOT intend to move from group #1 to group #3.

...but then I never intended to move from 2 to 1 nope


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#4472592 - 05/01/19 05:40 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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I used to love motorcycling, but these days I'd avoid the roads and hit the wilderness with a quad or a Rokon.

#4472603 - 05/01/19 07:34 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
The safety issue aside, I've also never been interested in motorcycles due to the general climate of where I live. There are just way too many days of either rain or hot and humid weather for me to want to be riding exposed on a motorcycle. I need my A/C!!!


I hear you, the engine heat is bad enough when you're stuck in traffic, I couldn't imagine doing that when it's 95 degrees and 98% humidity.

We have a Jeep Wrangler and there are times it's too hot to take the top off. Sun blaring down on you and humid air coming in

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I gave up riding a motorcycle due to poor road maintenance practices in my area. After the third time hitting loose gravel, left by pothole repair crews, in a curve which resulting in my skidding off the road or into the opposing lane I said enough is enough.

Still miss it though.


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#4472609 - 05/01/19 08:27 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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Love being a car guy. And now that I'm a roadster guy again, I get the best of all worlds, because I never have to pull over on the nearest fluffy cloud if there's a problem, if I rains I do have a roof, if it gets chilly I turn on the heat, and if it's too hot I have a/c.

Remember when the repair crews actually swept up the gravel after they did repair? Stopped sometime in the 80s as I recall.


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#4472611 - 05/01/19 08:31 PM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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Dave, the ultimate is riding a Harley (air cooled engine), dressed in leather, wearing a full helmet, stuck in rush hour not moving, and it is Texas August Afternoon, around 113 with humidity in the 90% range.

And I still do it.

When you get rolling again the pain all goes away....


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#4472639 - 05/02/19 01:46 AM Re: Two types of people.... [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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Dave? Dave's not here man.


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