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    Why discuss bike-car crashes in this forum?

    Why discuss bike-car crashes in this forum? What is the purpose of doing so? What is YOUR purpose of doing so? What do you try to achieve by reading and posting to threads about specific bike-car crashes?

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    i think you need to ride your bike more.

    you know, instead of spending this much time worrying about riding your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head View Post
    Why discuss bike-car crashes in this forum? What is the purpose of doing so?
    Same reason you get rubber-neckers at the scene of a crash.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head View Post
    What is YOUR purpose of doing so? What do you try to achieve by reading and posting to threads about specific bike-car crashes?
    I'm not trying to achieve anything. Why do you think anything should , or even can be achieved?
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    If you're not trying to achieve anything, why are you here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shavit View Post
    i think you need to ride your bike more.

    you know, instead of spending this much time worrying about riding your bike.
    . . . and I think you probably need to ride your bike more instead of making this sort of reply to a legitimate question.

    In my mind, advocacy and safety are not about constant dribble about how yet another cyclist was unjustly, tragically run down, off, over, whatever.

    Caruso

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head View Post
    If you're not trying to achieve anything, why are you here?
    Many reasons. Fun, mainly - remember that?
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    If discussing the crash serves useful for education, why not? And that's not just second guessing who was at fault. We ALL goof up from time to time, but by sheer luck or the grace of God (take your pick) nothing happens. It usually takes a couple of things to go wrong for a crash to occur. If you can be aware of one more cause of a crash, maybe you will eliminate it next time you ride.

    I'm here to share ideas.

    But not just to bash cagers
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    I would rather learn about somethings by hearing how it went for other people.

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    learn from the mistakes of the past and
    motivation to ride safely when hearing about the injuries

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    They say it's good to learn from your mistakes.
    I say it's divine to learn from other people's.

    It sure as heck ain't for the discussion. I'd rather start a friendly conversation about global warming at church.

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    Of course you're all following HH down the garden path he wants to lead you on ...

    (Notice he left all context out of his question, so you don't actually know it's related to another thread? A thread he can triumphantly return to with his "proof"...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order View Post
    Of course you're all following HH down the garden path he wants to lead you on ...
    ... as long as you maintain a default centreish position on it.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    Then why do we discuss VC, because if there's no need to discuss car/bike crashes, then it would follow that there's no need to discuss VC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head View Post
    If you're not trying to achieve anything, why are you here?

    Because I live in North America and if you want to see the monkeys*, you have to go to the zoo.


    * as in, more fun than a barrel of

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    i'm here dubunking the church of forestology and providing counterpoint to the eager acolytes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head View Post
    If you're not trying to achieve anything, why are you here?
    I'm just here for the free booze and chicks.


    By the way, where is the free booze and where are the chicks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head View Post
    Why discuss bike-car crashes in this forum? What is the purpose of doing so? What is YOUR purpose of doing so? What do you try to achieve by reading and posting to threads about specific bike-car crashes?
    Why don't you shut up and ride your bike?

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    I figure that it is just the human interest in anecdotes that relate to our lives and communities. Will this idle chatter ever save lives? Maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeronimo_ View Post
    Why don't you shut up and ride your bike?
    And when you are reading this forum, but especially when posting to it, or riding your bike, why don't you use your head?

    Try thinking, you might like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head View Post
    If you're not trying to achieve anything, why are you here?
    They're all just trying to piss you off. Is it working?
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helmet Head View Post
    Why discuss bike-car crashes in this forum? What is the purpose of doing so? What is YOUR purpose of doing so? What do you try to achieve by reading and posting to threads about specific bike-car crashes?


    Because it is possible to learn from what others write--you know, that is, when they're not trying to contradict the majority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcryar View Post
    Because it is possible to learn from what others write--you know, that is, when they're not trying to contradict the majority.
    What is that supposed to mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcryar View Post
    Because it is possible to learn from what others write--you know, that is, when they're not trying to contradict the majority.
    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Adams
    Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
    <<This Signature Intentionally Left Blank.>>

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    As both a motorist and a cyclist, I find behavioral reminders valuable. The lessons here are sometimes harsh, but better dealt with here than on the road.

    Fortunately, I am a very fast reader, so skimming over the rediculous threads is easy.
    Just Peddlin' Around

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