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Old 05-19-2008, 09:25 AM
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Casualty of high oil prices?

I went to the barber at lunch today. On the way back to work,
there was a guy in the right lane on a teeny little motor scooter.
I felt embarassed for him. But I also felt scared for him. I was
in the next lane (4 lane road), but I moved as far to my left as
I could. He wouldn't even make a decent speed bump for my
truck. Those things scare me. I'm seeing a lot more motorcycles
on the road. Granted, warm weather is here, but I think oil
prices have a lot to do with it, too. We're going to see casualties.
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:29 AM
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I'm looking at a motorcycle today.
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:47 AM
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I'm looking at a motorcycle today.
Well all I can say is "Be careful". If you haven't had it before,
get some safety training. I lost my leg on a motorcycle, after
riding for over 17 years. Head-on at night with a drunk driver
with no headlights (on a 50 MPH road). Sometimes it's your
fault, oftentimes, it's the other guy.
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I know I've been riding my bike more because of the hi prices, and I see more and more of them in the parking lot here at work.

I was just lementing this weekend, when I bought my bike I could pull into a gas station on my bike, fill it up get a coke and a candy bar and still have change left out of a $10. Now I don't have enough for a coke with a $20.
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I understand, We have alot of guy's at work riding to/from, Just to save on fuel. It does make sence.
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Bike sales are just going to go up. Just like when diesel was cheaper than gas everyone started buying diesels. Now people will start buying bikes.
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I went to the barber at lunch today. On the way back to work,
there was a guy in the right lane on a teeny little motor scooter.
I felt embarassed for him. But I also felt scared for him. I was
in the next lane (4 lane road), but I moved as far to my left as
I could. He wouldn't even make a decent speed bump for my
truck. Those things scare me. I'm seeing a lot more motorcycles
on the road. Granted, warm weather is here, but I think oil
prices have a lot to do with it, too. We're going to see casualties.
A fella was killed here last night by a drunk driver, the poor guy was riding a moped. Like you felt sorry for him. All you guys out there on bikes please be careful. I am sure most of y'all are as safe as can be, but unfortunately other drivers aren't.
Craig
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:38 AM
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I lost my leg on a motorcycle, after
riding for over 17 years. Head-on at night with a drunk driver
with no headlights (on a 50 MPH road).

Dang your lucky as hell

I had a dream as a young man to ride a motorcycle from here to canada through the mountains. When i was 25 i bought me a susuki intruder 800 and me and my boss took off headed north with only a sleeping bad, tent and two changes of cloths. 10 days and 4400 miles later i returned home safely. The best time of my life!
Did it again the next year and sold my bike.

Dream lived, lost no hide, quit while i was ahead.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:53 AM
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Dang your lucky as hell

I had a dream as a young man to ride a motorcycle from here to canada through the mountains. When i was 25 i bought me a susuki intruder 800 and me and my boss took off headed north with only a sleeping bad, tent and two changes of cloths. 10 days and 4400 miles later i returned home safely. The best time of my life!
Did it again the next year and sold my bike.

Dream lived, lost no hide, quit while i was ahead.
Smart man. Don't tempt the fates.
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