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Old 11-08-2012, 02:12 PM   #71 (permalink)
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Poor form HAP. I don't like the guys choice of footwear, but wishing another rider to crash is nothing but low down and mean spirited, and frankly I am disappointed in you for this post. There is no place for this kind of vitriol.

People don't crash just because they are not wearing perfect gear, and we simply wish to inform riders that there is better protective equipment available. The way people talk about protective gear sometimes makes me wonder how motorcycling managed to exist past 1910 - you would think the moment anyone sat on a bike in anything less than a suit of armour immediately plows into an oncoming semi or something.

I don't believe the OP is a troll, just slightly new to forum nuances perhaps.
You are correct and for my poor choice of words and thoughtless rant I apologize. Not just because you pointed it out Prop, but that what you said was true.

Still have a problem (mine alone I suppose) with some one coming onto a forum of any type that consistently espouses one train of thought (more safety talk and advice here than just plain grab a$$) and commences to ask for acceptance of something foreign to most of the safety talk on here.

To you Windtherapy, I extend my sincerest apology. Please ride safe and enjoy your new bike.Respectfully Hap
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:23 PM   #73 (permalink)
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Maybe you should start drinking commercial beers until you have bought the gear you need?

Seriously, you mention not being able to afford riding boots and then come back saying you only drink expensive beer? Priorities man, priorities. Now you're just fishing for attacks...right?

I really shouldn't have replied but I couldn't help myself.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:30 PM   #74 (permalink)
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So, did everyone in here buy all the perfect gear before driving their first bike home? If you did, that's great. i wish i'd had the cash for that. I do use a full face DOT helmet and an olympia moto sportes armored jacket FWIW.
When I was 18 and earning £10,000 a year I spent more on my gear to ride my first bike than I did on the bike.


Of course that was a parent appeasing move and my boots were doc martins for a few years because I couldn't afford a work set home set and riding set but If I was that skint I wouldn't be buying converse.
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Hey, Wind. Ouch. I used to be on FocalJet, till my son totaled my SVTF several years ago. Several of us used to go over to VIR for track days. Not sure if those old posts are even around anymore.
I work in a hospital. Seriously. Protect your feet. Canvas ain't gonna do it.
As far as laces. two words. Duct Tape. No fun getting laces tangled up in the pedals braking for a corner, either.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:02 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Not to belabour the point, but the first time I rode my wife's bike I dropped it (OK, maybe it was the second time), I was wearing tennis shoes, and to this day I have no idea how my ankle didn't get crushed...I was very, very lucky indeed. I did try the workboot option, but as already mentioned it's very difficult (at least for me) to shift with them...I wore them just once.
But we're all adults here, and we're all capable of making our own choices....ATGATT is great when you're actually ON a bike, but it's a bloody nuisance when you're not...you figure out how all that affects & pertains to each of us and you go from there....I guess?
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I wish. I'm a 10.5-11 thanks though
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You are correct and for my poor choice of words and thoughtless rant I apologize. Not just because you pointed it out Prop, but that what you said was true.

Still have a problem (mine alone I suppose) with some one coming onto a forum of any type that consistently espouses one train of thought (more safety talk and advice here than just plain grab a$$) and commences to ask for acceptance of something foreign to most of the safety talk on here.

To you Windtherapy, I extend my sincerest apology. Please ride safe and enjoy your new bike.Respectfully Hap
Thanks for caring and thanks for the apology. I appreciate it.


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Maybe you should start drinking commercial beers until you have bought the gear you need?

Seriously, you mention not being able to afford riding boots and then come back saying you only drink expensive beer? Priorities man, priorities. Now you're just fishing for attacks...right?

I really shouldn't have replied but I couldn't help myself.
It's not often I drink those. Mostly I drink Sierra Nevada brews. If I'm not drinking that I'm drinking my home brew. Can't get much more economic than that.

Either way. I don't think my finances are your business. But maybe your right. Maybe I put my foot in my mouth and really asked for it.
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Hey, Wind. Ouch. I used to be on FocalJet, till my son totaled my SVTF several years ago. Several of us used to go over to VIR for track days. Not sure if those old posts are even around anymore.
I work in a hospital. Seriously. Protect your feet. Canvas ain't gonna do it.
As far as laces. two words. Duct Tape. No fun getting laces tangled up in the pedals braking for a corner, either.
Thanks Dave. I just sold my 2002 SVTF. loved that car. I'll be careful with the laces. I promise. Scouts honor.

FJ is a different forum. People there are really great. What was your screen name?
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I like PBR and I bet I'm about as far from a hipster as you can find.
I'm guessing you are no Hipster. Drink it because you enjoy it, not because it makes a statement.

I hope the OP realizes that many of the poster in BHO have a few years of experience and any advice they give is so tempered. Plenty of people become ex-riders from a simple off that might not have otherwise resulted in injury. They become those people you run into that say things like, "you're crazy to ride, I used to but I broke my (insert whatever here), it's too dangerous."
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