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dumb people doing dumb things

this happens at the start of every season, and it always gets me amazed how stupid and obnoxious people are, so allow me a few moments to rant...

why the hell do people wear shorts when they ride and why do they feel the need to rev their engines as loud as possible while at red lights? it really gives us a bad image. ugh.

ok, i'm done. thanks for your support.

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I don't like the shorts look. I know when i used to skate i'd wreck going 5 mph and rip skin off my legs.

However I do rev at the ladies now and then

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i'm with ya on the revvin thing... i mean does it magically make your bike faster... or maybe it actually improves your riding skills..

although i can't say i've never revved at a couple ladies.... lol

but i wear shorts when i'm just like going to work or something
if i'm out cruisin for the day, i usually have pants on
i've gone done b4 wearing shorts, learned my lesson REAL quick like..
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I don't like the shorts look. I know when i used to skate i'd wreck going 5 mph and rip skin off my legs.

However I do rev at the ladies now and then

aiiight, i figured there had to be some skaters (or ex skaters) in here. how long did you skate for? I'm still going strong after 14(!) years! as for the 5mph roadrash, i hear ya on that. my friend who was just learning to ride did a lowside at about 10-15 mph a few weeks ago. he was fine, but was amazed to see the scrapes that were on the palms of his gloves. i showed him the scars on my hands at that point from a zillion skate crashes, and explained that i learned to wear gloves all the time even before i had ever set foot on a motorcycle

skateboarding hurts,
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aiiight, i figured there had to be some skaters (or ex skaters) in here. how long did you skate for? I'm still going strong after 14(!) years! as for the 5mph roadrash, i hear ya on that. my friend who was just learning to ride did a lowside at about 10-15 mph a few weeks ago. he was fine, but was amazed to see the scrapes that were on the palms of his gloves. i showed him the scars on my hands at that point from a zillion skate crashes, and explained that i learned to wear gloves all the time even before i had ever set foot on a motorcycle

skateboarding hurts,
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I skated for about 7 years. I just got tired of it when i kept spraining my wrists. Not to mention the hip contusions. Definately fun though.

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Around campus here, I'm waiting for some pedestrian collisions since the kids like to rev-and-roll stops and reds, and do double the speed limit through streets where the students jaywalk more than they use the crosswalks.

Just a matter of time, and then the U po-po will be hovering over ALL riders
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It depends on the bike....the Harleys have to rev at lights because if they don't their bikes will die. Squids on sportbikes just picked up this behavior as they aren't smart enough to think for themselves.

As far as the shorts, I think a lot of people just don't think about things like that. They don't realize the danger in it so to them it's not ever on their mind. Once common sense hits they realize that it's pretty stupid.

The ones that kill me around here are the ones I see in decent boots, at least jeans, armored jackets, gloves, and no helmet. Apparently their arms are more important than their heads.....

I started riding in Indiana (no helmet law) and only a few times did I not wear a helmet. I rode in California (helmet law) for a year and a half and after that I would never ride again without at least a helmet, gloves, and jacket with sturdy boots and long pants. Now that we are back in Indiana it is really weird to see riders with no helmet or any other protective gear save for a few with safety glasses on. I would guess that 75% or more of the riders here do not wear helmets. What a stupid way to ride.

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man everyone is hatin on the revs !!
I love revin
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