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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2003, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why is it that I wanted to get a car as my first vehicle, then suddenly out of nowhere I get this crazy obsession with getting a bike instead. Can anyone explain?
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everyone can drive a car.

however, i personally believe that most people should learn traffic in a car. my opinion.

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I didn't ask for your opinion, oh wait, nevermind.
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Well, cages are waaay more practical....but bike are waaaay more fun!!! However, safety is the biggest issue. Learning the rules of the road in a car is much safer...especially dealing with unexpected, brain dead motorists. jmo
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Why is it that I wanted to get a car as my first vehicle, then suddenly out of nowhere I get this crazy obsession with getting a bike instead. Can anyone explain?
Because you finally realized you're heterosexual!

Welcome to the darkside. Hopefully you get a bike soon.
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Many get the m/c bug, bug, but there is more to a m/c then simply buying & riding. A m/c should be looked upon as a "fun thing" & not a basic means of transportion. In the latter that is where the car/cage shines as well as safety.
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Because you finally realized you're heterosexual!

Welcome to the darkside. Hopefully you get a bike soon.
You know, you are SOOOo right.

I'll take the risk of going with a bike instead of a cage.
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You know, you are SOOOo right.

I'll take the risk of going with a bike instead of a cage.
While your taking things...Take the MSF course, before ya buy, or ride anything...

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Definately, I was planning on taking the MSF course ASAP along with a friend who also wants to start riding. In florida I just have to take that and then i dont need to test at the dmv, if i remember correctly. I need to buy gear too, don't worry, I'm going to get as much safety gear as I can.

note: I'm heading to the airport in about 30 min, flying back to Florida from Jakarta Indonesia, so needless to say, I wont be able to check the forums until I'm at the airports where they have computers for me to use. Later all.
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I'll take the risk of going with a bike instead of a cage.
I've been car-less for 3 months now and there are some serious drawbacks. It sucks getting to work/school in the rain. I keep another uniform at work just in case. Good luck on getting a girl to go to a nice dinner (or any other place) on a bike.

If this is really going to be your first road driving experience, then I'm with Tony on learning the rules of the game in a car. Learn to drive, then take the MSF and work you're way into riding slowly. Riding is very nerve-racking when you're a newb and then stays that way.

I was just BS'ing you with my earlier post.
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