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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Funny article about motorcycling

Just read this article over on Cracked.com. Silly, and absurd at points, but still a fun read.

BTW, that site tends to have some NSFW language, so click with caution.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-24-2012, 03:57 PM
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ROFLMAO! Haven't had that good a laugh in AGES

Thanks for the link Caliente!
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Yeah, some good laughs in that one. Thanks for posting.
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Beautifully done. Hilarious!

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Glad to oblige. I spend a little more time reading that site that I probably should, so naturally my girlfriend always tells me I'm addicted to Cracked.

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That part about freaking out while at speed........totally true! The first two days I rode, I had death grips on my handlebars haha!!
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-19-2012, 11:07 PM
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Coming from a new rider he hits the nail on the head lol!


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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 04:22 AM
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Too funny, I loved his thoughts and the words he used to express them. Loved the commical picture "sources".



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Yeah, my wife forwarded this to me a while back. Great read, the captions on the photos are priceless. We now refer to someone tailgating as 'picking rectal daisies'.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-20-2012, 08:42 AM
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Fun article but, this guy is not a biker at heart.

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But on a motorcycle, you sit right down on top of an engine with wheels, and the second you start moving, you realize that even our posted speed limits are still three to eight times faster than our species was ever meant to go. Our stupid eyeballs and ears and brains simply cannot reconcile our established rate of travel without all the buffers of a car around us, because our instincts understand that this should not be possible. But on a motorcycle, suddenly you comprehend the wrongness of speed. You feel every tiny bump in the road as you hurtle over them at a sacrilegious pace, the wind screaming in your ears, because that's what happens when you try to outrace the very air itself, objects flying by too quickly for your eyes to fully register.
It is precisely the intoxicating DESIRE to go fast, to be that IN the environment, IN the wind, that aware, that, to me, is at the heart of being a motorcycle person or not.

If there is ever a place to NOT be aware, it is in a car.

And I have yet to see a speed limit I thought was too high. Let alone multiples of too high.

In any event, not meaning to be a dick. It was a fun read but, that guy ain't a motorcycle person as I understand the term.

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