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Old 10-24-2009, 07:26 PM
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:28 PM
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It was presented to senior management at NASA, JSC. The driver in the VW (?) was texting and pull in front of the cycle. You cannot use handheld cell phone at JSC.
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:37 PM
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:44 PM
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:53 AM
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The motorcycle was not the problem, it was the poor judgement of the operator.
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:17 AM
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The motorcycle was not the problem, it was the poor judgement of the operator.
Maybe the OP is very self aware and understands he lacks the proper judgment and common sense to ride a motorcycle.

I say good for him.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:29 AM
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Maybe the OP is very self aware and understands he lacks the proper judgment and common sense to ride a motorcycle.
People with proper judgement and common sense don't ride cycles in cities.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:12 PM
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The motorcycle was not the problem, it was the poor judgement of the operator.
Bingo.
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This was the messge when the charts were presented to senior staff at Johnson Space Center. Different twist to the story...

Motorcycle rider was traveling approximately*85 mph. The VW driver was talking on a cell phone when they pulled out from a side street, apparently not seeing the motorcycle. The rider's reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident.

The car had two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them. The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 20 feet from where the collision took place.

All three involved (two in the car and the bike rider) were killed instantly.

Stop talking on Cell phones*or*Texting while trying to drive!
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:53 AM
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People with proper judgement and common sense don't ride cycles in cities.
Huh... I have been riding in cities for the past three years, and I average about 8k miles a year, city/hwy riding, and I've never made a mistake like this.
Perhaps you meant: "People with proper judgement don't go 85 mph in the city"
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:53 AM
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People with proper judgement and common sense don't ride cycles in cities.
Garbage. When you make the decision to ride a motorcycle this includes the risks. A good rider knows what's going on around him or her and rides defensively in high traffic areas. I rode for 5 years in the Detroit area and never came close to having an accident. I also never went 85 anywhere but on a freeway.

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Garbage. When you make the decision to ride a motorcycle this includes the risks. A good rider knows what's going on around him or her and rides defensively in high traffic areas. I rode for 5 years in the Detroit area and never came close to having an accident. I also never went 85 anywhere but on a freeway.

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I suspect the OP is just afraid of motorcycles given their capabilities and the required coordination and intelligence to ride one safely.

No big deal, my mom also thinks the same way.
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My mom and I rode about 200 miles yesterday.
Yep, she is 60+ and averages 18K+ per year.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:55 AM
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My mom and I rode about 200 miles yesterday.
Yep, she is 60+ and averages 18K+ per year.
haha sweet dude! My mom is going to take her riding test next year, granted she won't be on a rocket, but I'd still ride with her
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My mom and I rode about 200 miles yesterday.
Yep, she is 60+ and averages 18K+ per year.
Awesome, I think that's great!
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:59 AM
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haha sweet dude! My mom is going to take her riding test next year, granted she won't be on a rocket, but I'd still ride with her
When are you gonna get your woman riding?
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Huh... I have been riding in cities for the past three years, and I average about 8k miles a year, city/hwy riding, and I've never made a mistake like this.
Perhaps you meant: "People with proper judgement don't go 85 mph in the city"
Stop using logic.

PS: Why hasn't this been toe'd yet?
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When are you gonna get your woman riding?
Next summer I'm going to get her riding, I'm borrowing my cousin's old Ninja 250 and I'll get her started on that. She's only 5'3 maybe 115lbs (IDK, never asked ), so I think a 250 is more than sufficient. She wanted to learn before she went off to school, (so she could bring a bike, cause she doesn't have her car there) but I don't think the busy traffic of Madison is a good place to start...

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PS: Why hasn't this been toe'd yet?
Yeah, I don't know where that blip of logic came from, surely it won't happen again
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Next summer I'm going to get her riding, I'm borrowing my cousin's old Ninja 250 and I'll get her started on that. She's only 5'3 maybe 115lbs (IDK, never asked ), so I think a 250 is more than sufficient. She wanted to learn before she went off to school, (so she could bring a bike, cause she doesn't have her car there) but I don't think the busy traffic of Madison is a good place to start...



Yeah, I don't know where that blip of logic came from, surely it won't happen again
can i borrow the 250 when she's done? i needs to learn too. everyone around me rides except, well, me. someone told me to get a 600/650 right off the bat to learn on. yeah... right.
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can i borrow the 250 when she's done? i needs to learn too. everyone around me rides except, well, me. someone told me to get a 600/650 right off the bat to learn on. yeah... right.
If you're Asian I'd stick with the Ninja 250 for starters.

It's not very heavy so when you dump it you'll be able to pick it up no problem.

Also, they're lower so you won't be on your toes at the lights.

The 600 sportbike is way too much bike unless you plan on hitting the gym regularly and upping your protein intake.

Also, avoid red bikes, they're way too fast.

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If you're Asian I'd stick with the Ninja 250 for starters.

It's not very heavy so when you dump it you'll be able to pick it up no problem.

Also, they're lower so you won't be on your toes at the lights.

The 600 sportbike is way too much bike unless you plan on hitting the gym regularly and upping your protein intake.

Also, avoid red bikes, they're way too fast.

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If you're Asian I'd stick with the Ninja 250 for starters.

It's not very heavy so when you dump it you'll be able to pick it up no problem.

Also, they're lower so you won't be on your toes at the lights.

The 600 sportbike is way too much bike unless you plan on hitting the gym regularly and upping your protein intake.

Also, avoid red bikes, they're way too fast.

Hope that helps...
Could be why scooters are so popular here in Taiwan along with the fact that they are automatic
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Could be why scooters are so popular here in Taiwan along with the fact that they are automatic
Not just Taiwan, but most of Europe as well.
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If you're Asian I'd stick with the Ninja 250 for starters.

It's not very heavy so when you dump it you'll be able to pick it up no problem.

Also, they're lower so you won't be on your toes at the lights.

The 600 sportbike is way too much bike unless you plan on hitting the gym regularly and upping your protein intake.

Also, avoid red bikes, they're way too fast.

Hope that helps...
Wow...I must be a God to handle a 1584cc bike...

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