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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-18-2000, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Check this site out. http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/art...2000Aug17.html

In a nutshell, the article talks about how fast sport bikes are and as usual, the negative activity that goes along with owning these kinds of bikes. As usual, the article contains a quote from some random asshole who makes us all look like idiots. With idiots like this representing sportbike riders, I can see why the media loves us. This crap has got to come to an end. Anyone else agree?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-18-2000, 03:44 AM
 
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For some reason, I couldn't load the picture, but I skimmed through the article.

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"It's become fashionable," Gunn said. "It's in style. Motorcycles are hot. They're sexy."

Funny, that's not why I bought my bike.

Seems to me that the entire article is making all of us out to be squids.

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i'm disappointed that they didn't at least talk to people like marrc or nesba or teampromotion and discussed safe alteratives to speeding through the 395 tunnels, which i'd bet is a blast. but it doesn't sell papers.

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tony i agree! they should have spoken with nesba or someone. for those of you who dont know the DC Sportbike Assoc. (which was quoted in the article) is notorious for their squidly activities. they are the east coast version of the vegas extremes. not good

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hey now,

i frequent the DCSR site and know a lot of those guys... the President of the club "GC" set that interview up with te reporter to try and give a positive and respnsible side to our sport.

Unfortunately, you can't control what someone prints, and the article in whole ended up backfiring. Trust me, the DCSR guys do ride hard and fast at times, but they are like what was portrayed.

It's just that the reporter has to sell papers, and hooligan crotch rockets sounds a lot better than safety minder sportriders...

not to mention that the article quoted a bunch sloe @ss old ppl riding GOLD WINGS!!!!



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I'm upset that the author thinks that a Suzuki Bandit is a fast and mean race bike. I suppose he forgot to list Katana and Buell Blast as well!

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by arif CBRF4:
tony i agree! they should have spoken with nesba or someone. for those of you who dont know the DC Sportbike Assoc. (which was quoted in the article) is notorious for their squidly activities. they are the east coast version of the vegas extremes. not good

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you all can do something to support the post checking with a track organization next time, e-mail [email protected] and tell them how you feel. i did.


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i should have been a little clearer about my earlier statement which might have come across as stereotyping. it was not my intention to bash the DC riders assoc.

however i know a few members who have that squidly attitude. that surely does not describe the entire association. i am sure that being a large organization it gets its fair share of squids and responsible members.

unfortunately, the only ones that i met happened to be the squidly type and that has kept me away from the organization so far. i agree i should look further into it and find the right kind.

sorry if i upset any members from the organization.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GSXR750:
I'm upset that the author thinks that a Suzuki Bandit is a fast and mean race bike. I suppose he forgot to list Katana and Buell Blast as well!

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Obviously, you've never rode a Buell Blast, that thing screams Seriously, has anyone out there ever seen one on the road, know a friend of a friend whose 2nd cousin's sister bought one....anything?

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I read the article and it is biased, pretty normal in the newspaper business these days. Sometimes it seems the truth comes after the need to sell newspapers.

Anyway, speed isn't a bad thing, just different from the older biker, cruiser image. Changing that isn't a bad thing either...



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