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(Chron)   Pro-tip: If you're teaching a novice how to ride a motorcycle, consider doing it some place other than the fifth story of a parking structure   ( divider line 7
    More: Fail, Houston Police Department, parking garage  
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11536 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Jun 2012 at 12:23 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-06-12 10:17:11 AM  
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JonZoidberg: I guess his pipes weren't loud enough; could have saved his life.

When riders bring up the loud pipes save lives nonsense I ask them "if you're so concerned about safety that you spent $600 on new pipes then why aren't you wearing bright colors? And why just a half helmet?"

Worked with a guy that was constantly getting cars moving into his lane. Had pipes so loud that I could hear him start up from deep inside the 4th floor of our building. He kept saying he needed louder pipes to keep the cars away. Then I rode with him once. He rides like a moron and kept putting himself in blind spots. Well duh.

In over 60,000 miles of riding in the Atlanta area I've only had a car come into my space once. I was in his blind spot and was watching him because of where I was. No big deal.
2012-06-12 10:09:42 AM  
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When I decided I wanted a bike, the very first thing I did was sign up for a MSF safety course. AWESOME experience. Made me totally comfortable on a bike. In fact, I went out a month later and bought an '08 HD Night Train- 1584cc. That was over 4 years ago and still ride like I'm on the training course. I take it nice and easy and ride like I have nowhere special to be. If I'm in a hurry, I take the car.
2012-06-12 12:33:52 AM  
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2012-06-12 12:29:03 AM  
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A novice motorcyclist died when he plunged from the fifth floor
I don't know why, but I would have said "plummeted".
2012-06-12 12:28:16 AM  
1 votes:
How much for the bike?
2012-06-11 10:16:55 PM  
1 votes:
Well, pride goeth before a fall.
2012-06-11 08:57:19 PM  
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No kidding. You'll need enough time to scream "Oh shiat!!!" completely before hitting the ground.

I'd say 10 stories, minimum.
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