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    Haha, good one. I have to admit that when I see someone riding during commute times in street clothes or work uniform with no safety equipment, I think recent DUI.
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    Yeah. In graduate school I got back into cycling when I got my license suspended for points accumulated from overly exuberant motorcycle riding.

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    I've been thinking about getting a motorcycle, and start living car free. Just thinking about it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    I've been thinking about getting a motorcycle, and start living car free. Just thinking about it....
    What's the difference between owning a MC or car, they both use fossil fuels, and some MC's get less MPG then some cars, and if you ever need to carry some stuff, or take a date on a foul weather day, etc, there's quite a few limitations of what you can do on a MC. Lot to think about. Or, you keep your car and ride the bicycle and MC most of the time and save the car for those times you're limited to a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    What's the difference between owning a MC or car, they both use fossil fuels, and some MC's get less MPG then some cars, and if you ever need to carry some stuff, or take a date on a foul weather day, etc, there's quite a few limitations of what you can do on a MC. Lot to think about. Or, you keep your car and ride the bicycle and MC most of the time and save the car for those times you're limited to a car.
    Because, like a bicycle, a motorcycle is more fun to drive than a car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Because, like a bicycle, a motorcycle is more fun to drive than a car.
    Far more fun? Really? I guess you haven't been drifting in a car for awhile, or racing a car against a MC through winding mountain roads. A car will out handle a motorcycle due to the fact the car has 4 wide tires on the pavement vs just 2 narrower tires on the pavement. Fun? You really don't know the meaning of that between those two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    Far more fun? Really? I guess you haven't been drifting in a car for awhile, or racing a car against a MC through winding mountain roads. A car will out handle a motorcycle due to the fact the car has 4 wide tires on the pavement vs just 2 narrower tires on the pavement. Fun? You really don't know the meaning of that between those two.
    Okay, wreckedmiata, so fun for you is breaking the law; cool, just don't hit one of mine. That WILL bring fun to an end.

    Given the choice (which my finances don't), I'd be on two (maybe three) wheels for life, NEVER drive a car again. Just being IN THE BREEZE is fun, so your point is right FOR YOU AND YOU ALONE.

    Why do you ask "Far more fun"? No one else said that.

    To everyone else: the automatic thought of DUI because of a lack of helmet and/or blinkie lights is an insult, the type drivers visit on all of us. You should be better than that. The stereotype is a LITTLE closer if the bike is a Wally Special, poorly adjusted, the rider is not fitted to the bike, and in a grossly wrong gear, going about 6-7 mph. But STILL....

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    I've been thinking about getting a motorcycle, and start living car free. Just thinking about it....
    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    What's the difference between owning a MC or car, they both use fossil fuels, and some MC's get less MPG then some cars, and if you ever need to carry some stuff, or take a date on a foul weather day, etc, there's quite a few limitations of what you can do on a MC. Lot to think about. Or, you keep your car and ride the bicycle and MC most of the time and save the car for those times you're limited to a car.
    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Because, like a bicycle, a motorcycle is more fun to drive than a car.
    And so are the women who ride wit choo.

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    I want a motorcycle because it saves gas, the insurance is cheaper, maintenance is easier, and the girl would have no choice but to hold me tight . Talk about an ice breaker.

    The only downside I suppose is safety... and if I were to go grocery shopping, or buying something on craigslist (like say a bicycle). There's no good way to carry something like that, except for a burley trailer hooked to a bicycle. But if there were something that would allow me to carry luggage with a motorcycle, I'd be down for it 100%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
    Okay, wreckedmiata, so fun for you is breaking the law; cool, just don't hit one of mine. That WILL bring fun to an end.

    Given the choice (which my finances don't), I'd be on two (maybe three) wheels for life, NEVER drive a car again. Just being IN THE BREEZE is fun, so your point is right FOR YOU AND YOU ALONE.

    Why do you ask "Far more fun"? No one else said that.

    To everyone else: the automatic thought of DUI because of a lack of helmet and/or blinkie lights is an insult, the type drivers visit on all of us. You should be better than that. The stereotype is a LITTLE closer if the bike is a Wally Special, poorly adjusted, the rider is not fitted to the bike, and in a grossly wrong gear, going about 6-7 mph. But STILL....
    DUI? What hat did you pull that one out of?

    Breaking the law? If there's no law around where's it being broken? Ever heard of track racing?

    You want a breeze? Convertibles provide a great breeze, besides on a MC you're wearing a full face helmet...wheres the breeze?

    Here's an example of a car kicking the arss out of a MC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_JsA1DgDhU And that freaking car leans like crazy and it still kicks the MC around the track. But I really like the last few words from the announcer before the video ends.

    By the way in case you haven't figured this out yet, all that I said in the previous post and this post was tongue in cheek, for some reason you missed that...that just made this whole thing funnier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    Far more fun? Really? I guess you haven't been drifting in a car for awhile, or racing a car against a MC through winding mountain roads. A car will out handle a motorcycle due to the fact the car has 4 wide tires on the pavement vs just 2 narrower tires on the pavement. Fun? You really don't know the meaning of that between those two.
    Yup, I figured you for a car nut. And you want to compare race track with normal daily use, then you might as well throw in skydiving. Neither track racing or skydiving are very useful for daily commutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    I want a motorcycle because it saves gas, the insurance is cheaper, maintenance is easier, and the girl would have no choice but to hold me tight . Talk about an ice breaker.

    The only downside I suppose is safety... and if I were to go grocery shopping, or buying something on craigslist (like say a bicycle). There's no good way to carry something like that, except for a burley trailer hooked to a bicycle. But if there were something that would allow me to carry luggage with a motorcycle, I'd be down for it 100%.
    Motorcycle trailer would work just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Yup, I figured you for a car nut. And you want to compare race track with normal daily use, then you might as well throw in skydiving. Neither track racing or skydiving are very useful for daily commutes.
    What? You like wind in your face but don't skydive? I don't get your logic. Anyway for normal everyday driving the car still has the advantage in both emergency maneuvering (as demonstrated in the video that you didn't like but couldn't see how that might relate in normal driving), emergency stopping (because the vast majority of riders don't know how to stop fast with a MC), and accident protection.

    Yes I am a car nut, but I use to have MC years ago while in the military, a Moto Guzzi...a what you ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    Yup, I figured you for a car nut. And you want to compare race track with normal daily use, then you might as well throw in skydiving. Neither track racing or skydiving are very useful for daily commutes.
    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    What? You like wind in your face but don't skydive? I don't get your logic. Anyway for normal everyday driving the car still has the advantage in both emergency maneuvering (as demonstrated in the video that you didn't like but couldn't see how that might relate in normal driving), emergency stopping (because the vast majority of riders don't know how to stop fast with a MC), and accident protection.

    Yes I am a car nut, but I use to have MC years ago while in the military, a Moto Guzzi...a what you ask?
    You act like others here are idiots and act like no one who rode motorcycles would know what a Moto Guzzi is.

    First you might try untwisting yourself from mixing up different posters in your brain. That might help you follow others post. As a clue, I never said anything about wind in my face or that I don't skydive. Now I have a better understanding of why so many of your post over the last couple of years have seemed so odd.

    As to your comment "because the vast majority of riders don't know how to stop fast with a MC", the same is just as true for cagers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    You act like others here are idiots and act like no one who rode motorcycles would know what a Moto Guzzi is.

    First you might try untwisting yourself from mixing up different posters in your brain. That might help you follow others post. As a clue, I never said anything about wind in my face or that I don't skydive. Now I have a better understanding of why so many of your post over the last couple of years have seemed so odd.

    As to your comment "because the vast majority of riders don't know how to stop fast with a MC", the same is just as true for cagers.
    Lighten up Francis. I was trying to get you to laugh, geez. Yeah I got the wind thing mixed up with the other guy but you did mention the skydiving part, regardless it's not a big deal, I was trying to get you laugh just wee little bit. Obviously the humor missed it's mark and I'm sorry you didn't see that feeble attempt.

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    For the record, petrolium based fuels don't originate with fossils. That thought has be de-bunked pretty well. The latest research suggests that the Earth produces oil and natural gas in large quantities, but from a process that isn't well understood. Not fossiles or ancient swamps, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
    For the record, petrolium based fuels don't originate with fossils. That thought has be de-bunked pretty well. The latest research suggests that the Earth produces oil and natural gas in large quantities, but from a process that isn't well understood. Not fossiles or ancient swamps, though.

    That's why humans have flatulence because we came out of the swamp...swamp gas...next please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    DUI? What hat did you pull that one out of?

    Breaking the law? If there's no law around where's it being broken? Ever heard of track racing?

    You want a breeze? Convertibles provide a great breeze, besides on a MC you're wearing a full face helmet...wheres the breeze?

    Here's an example of a car kicking the arss out of a MC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_JsA1DgDhU And that freaking car leans like crazy and it still kicks the MC around the track. But I really like the last few words from the announcer before the video ends.

    By the way in case you haven't figured this out yet, all that I said in the previous post and this post was tongue in cheek, for some reason you missed that...that just made this whole thing funnier.
    Pulled DUI out of the near-universal misconception that bike riders are there because they've lost their license through DUI. Look around, there's a whole great big world out there.

    Sure, I've heard of track racing; also heard of street racing, in fact, used to DO it. If it's on a track where you're doing all this, you've got an expensive hobby.

    Tongue-in-cheek -- meh. Some people just aren't very funny, and you remind me of an older brother I have, who's made me laugh about three times in 50 years. (On the other hand, I have made him spray food on the table twice.)

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    I'm really having a hard time what I like more..the 'Stang full throttle out of a 101 wide radius turn, the Colnago on a winding beach front asphalt trail with a 20 knot tailwind or the MTB down through a Benhams Falls rock garden.

    For shear power (and a touch of terror...which means your beyond sanity)..nothing on earth beats, and I mean nothing....beats the feel and power of a green broke 1/2 ton+ of rider and Quarter-horse/Arabain charging through and out of a narrow woodland forest trail into the setting sun.. Keep those knees in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
    Tongue-in-cheek -- meh. Some people just aren't very funny, and you remind me of an older brother I have, who's made me laugh about three times in 50 years. (On the other hand, I have made him spray food on the table twice.)
    that basically sizes up my attempts at being funny.

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