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IN the hospital they call them donorcycles

 

I keep wanting to ride them, but haven't since I got hit head on by a car while riding one years ago. Like drugs... tempting but not worth it.

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IN the hospital they call them donorcycles

 

I keep wanting to ride them, but haven't since I got hit head on by a car while riding one years ago. Like drugs... tempting but not worth it.

 

Drugs Bad.

 

Motorcycles Good.

 

Drugs + Motorcycles Really Bad.

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Advantages of Motorcycles:

 

You break down, and you only have to wait until the next rider comes along. OK, the next Harley rider.

 

10 cars waiting for some geek to turn left in heavy traffic? You won't be one of them.

 

Downtown parking? You can ride around the lift gate of most covered parking garages.

 

Four times the gas mileage of an SUV.

 

Fout times the acceleration so you can get away from SUVs.

 

A fourth the cost of an SUV.

 

Sidewalks are an option.

 

All the visibility of a space walk. Hopefully, you'll remain attached to the ship.

 

Makes you a better driver. Or a dead one. Your choice.

 

No better way to learn about hypothermia.

 

What other mode of transport affords the excitement of dealing with an angry wasp in your shorts at 90 mph?

 

Muffler burns. Who needs tattoos?

 

You're never going to ride a war pony into battle, but this is the next best thing.

 

All five senses are engaged. In traffic, you can smell when someone's not properly digesting a burrito.

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Nice call and nice list Tharsh.

 

Probably best to hold off the disadvantage list for now?

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I have a 2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco. Just got some saddle bags which fit my bivy and climbing gear perfectly. It is the only way to ride to WA Pass.

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All five senses are engaged. In traffic, you can smell when someone's not properly digesting a burrito.

 

The only down side to this is that, unless you train yourself otherwise, every weird smell sets off an alarm in your head that something is wrong with your bike.

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Getting in

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Warming up

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And frustrating my coach

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Likes: Handles well, quiet mechanics, can ride auto or paddle shift

 

Dislikes: Expensive hobby

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IN the hospital they call them donorcycles

 

My Dad says of those who ride

 

there are people who have been down and people who are going down.

 

if you ride enough it will happen.

 

it is when my parents ride together that i get their relationship. the rest of the time i think they are insane.

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IN the hospital they call them donorcycles

 

My Dad says of those who ride

 

there are people who have been down and people who are going down.

 

if you ride enough it will happen.

 

it is when my parents ride together that i get their relationship. the rest of the time i think they are insane.

I have laid down every single bike I've owned. I honestly believe that if you don't go past the limits of your vehicle, you don't know those limits.

 

It was fun finding those limits on my Vette, but I am going to have to replace my valence and buff out a few spots.

 

It's worth it though!

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Ya that F800 ST is a nice bike its the one I rented for my Pyrenees motorcycle trip this summer, a very nice ride!!

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