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    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
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    Costa Rica roads just got more dangerous

    I just passed the road test for my motorcycle license.

    It only took three tries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    I just passed the road test for my motorcycle license.

    It only took three tries.
    Cool, but why'd you chase Joe and Heather off? Was your driving that bad?
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Whatcha ridin'
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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    You should move CR, before you run over yourself. Wait, what?
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    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Cool, but why'd you chase Joe and Heather off? Was your driving that bad?
    Probably!!!

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    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
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    Pretty good for the dirt roads here and inside the plantations.

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    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    You should move CR, before you run over yourself. Wait, what?
    I'll just make sure to stay off the road when I am driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    I just passed the road test for my motorcycle license.

    It only took three tries.
    Why on earth would you need a license to operate a motorcycle, in Costa Rica, of all places? And what exactly does the riding portion of the test entail, anyway - doing a knack-knack while jumping your bike over a chicken?
    When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he'd learned in seven years.” Mark Twain (apocryphal)

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    Third World Layabout crtreedude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nota View Post
    Why on earth would you need a license to operate a motorcycle, in Costa Rica, of all places? And what exactly does the riding portion of the test entail, anyway - doing a knack-knack while jumping your bike over a chicken?
    Where I live, there is no traffic, but the Central Valley is about a million people, most of who are certifiably insane when behind the wheel. I am not sure what it is, but take your average shy Tico who is polite almost to a fault, and place him behind a wheel and he thinks he is in a bull ring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    Where I live, there is no traffic, but the Central Valley is about a million people, most of who are certifiably insane when behind the wheel. I am not sure what it is, but take your average shy Tico who is polite almost to a fault, and place him behind a wheel and he thinks he is in a bull ring!
    Sounds like where my Brother lives, in Cebu, in the Philippines. Nice people, but suicide drivers, mostly there. I spent 2 terrifying weeks there a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Sounds like where my Brother lives, in Cebu, in the Philippines. Nice people, but suicide drivers, mostly there. I spent 2 terrifying weeks there a few years ago.
    We now have both a bulldozer and a backhoe. I think it is a good strategy to have the bulldozer in front and the backhoe behind in a peleton when I am riding my bike.

    One of our employees has just about every license you can have here, everything from motorcycle to large truck to heavy equipment. He is about to complete the list and will then have a universal license. He is an excellent driver and I always have him drive if we are going somewhere together. He helped me get my license as well since he is more than a little practiced at it.

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