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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-25-2011, 02:23 AM
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Problem is, people often try and make things perfect, and in the process they ruin what they loved about it in the first place. It's the quirks and things that you might feel make you less than fully comfortable that make them so thrilling. It's the IMPERFECTIONS that give you the thrill. Eliminate those things and you're in a car, so you may as well just drive a car then. Thats one of the biggest reasons that society is the stuffy boring existence it's become today...in the pursuit of perfection, safety, etc, we've created a lifeless boring society. Sometimes there has to be some bad with the good or life ain't worth living.
Freakin' straight up sage-in-a-cave brilliant quote there.
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So Dazco...I'm guessing that you're "OK" with your T-Bird? LOL. That was a brilliant comment bro!
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"Problem is, people often try and make things perfect, and in the process they ruin what they loved about it in the first place. It's the quirks and things that you might feel make you less than fully comfortable that make them so thrilling. It's the IMPERFECTIONS that give you the thrill. Eliminate those things and you're in a car, so you may as well just drive a car then. Thats one of the biggest reasons that society is the stuffy boring existence it's become today...in the pursuit of perfection, safety, etc, we've created a lifeless boring society. Sometimes there has to be some bad with the good or life ain't worth living."

That's the best explanation I've heard yet of how I felt about the BMW.
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I don't know about "brilliant". All that was is just observations. You know it as well as I do, I just happened to be the one who said it. It really is a pet peeve of mine tho as it relates to the world today. As it relates to bikes, i don't care what anyone rides, but you sure won't catch me riding a gold wing. If you're going to ride what amounts to a car, why not get one with a roof to keep the rain out?
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I don't know about "brilliant". All that was is just observations. You know it as well as I do, I just happened to be the one who said it. It really is a pet peeve of mine tho as it relates to the world today. As it relates to bikes, i don't care what anyone rides, but you sure won't catch me riding a gold wing. If you're going to ride what amounts to a car, why not get one with a roof to keep the rain out?
I literally laughed out loud...and you're right...I'm not exactly a Gold Wing guy either; not much difference between a gold wing and a convertible miata, except the additional two wheels. Heck, the Gold Wing may even be as heavy, LOL. Don't get me wrong, the gold wing type bikes are very, very nice...just not MY cup of tea.
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Exactly the reason why I don't want to get a big honkin windscreen for my Thunderbird and instead ordered a Dart. Heck, if it doesn't work worth a darn, I don't really even care that much. I'll just have to get a better helmet than my beanie when the rains begin here on Vancouver Island to keep my face from being shredded.

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