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I guess, %% of healthy people here is much higher than on motorcycle forums...

Old 01-07-23, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
I have broken a collar bone on both a bicycle (l) and road motorcycle (r). Does that count for anything?

FWIW, the bicycles stuck for life.
Orthopedic MDs love you?
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Orthopedic MDs love you?
Nah, they just grew back together, tho' a bit crooked.
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Old 01-07-23, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Nah, they just grew back together, tho' a bit crooked.
Yep, been there done that haha.
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Originally Posted by SpedFast View Post
Yep, been there done that haha.
I seem to be rare among cyclists (that I ride with anyway) in that I have two normal clavicles. Most folks do take the no-surgery option.
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Originally Posted by car5car View Post
I feel positive energy here. It is probably hard to believe but I felt better energy on Yamaha V-max forum comparing to Harley or Kawasaki Vulcan forums. (Older people ride tourers/cruisers)
This forum is much better (healthier) than any motorcycle forum.. I better stick here
I was on a Ducati forum for many years. It was a great place. This year at age 76 I bought a Triumph Street Triple. The first time in 25 yrs I haven't had a Ducaati.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
My mom wouldn't let me have motorcycles. But I can say that the bike I have now cost a lot more than the motor bikes my friends had back in my teen years when I wanted a motorcycle.

You still can play with bicycles for part of the week and motorcycles for the other times! <grin>
When I was about 17 and my little brother was about 15, he got the wild hair idea of building a super go-cart from a basket case motorcycle. He would use the engine and transmission in a frame he was going to build. He even had the tubing (electrical conduit) cut. My parents, being somewhat level headed and realizing what a death trap this might be, said “how about we let you buy a motorcycle?” He got a Hodaka 125cc Wombat Combat and pretty much rode the wheels off.

I looked around and said “what about me? Can I get a motorcycle?” Their answer was “No, you’ll kill yourself!”, and I went motorcyceless.

When I had to turn the family truck over to my brother and get my own car, I found a 1968 Chevelle SS 454 that I could afford with my own money, I was again told “No, you’ll kill yourself!” When I found a brand new 1973 Nova 350, again with the “No, you’ll kill yourself!”. I ended up with a 1973 Vega…oh the joy!

When my brother had to get something to replace the truck…because he intentionally ruined the engine…he found a Camaro SS 327. Yep, he got it. Meanwhile my Vega was making the Saudi royal family extremely happy since I was buying more oil than gas. I started riding a bike partly because I couldn’t afford oil and partly because I need to lose some weight.

Fast forward to today: My uberfit all his life brother who never had an ounce of excess weight still rides motorcycles and looks like Santa Claus…beard and all. He needs no padding. I’ve spent the last 40+ years riding bicycles and, while I look a bit like Santa, I’d need extra padding to pull off the look. I don’t have a motorcycle and probably put in more miles on my bicycle per year than he does his motorcycle

By the way, the go-cart? He never could have built it. He didn’t have a welder nor the skills to put the damn thing together.
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