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Discussion in 'Motorcycles & Boats' started by wang, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Brian Crall
    Look around. There are a lot of places like that. I have ridden in a lot of places and California is actually pretty good.
     
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  3. wang

    wang Formula 3

    Feb 23, 2004
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    Brunei
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    H. Wang
    There are some really gruesome pics........
     
  4. BeachBum

    BeachBum Formula 3

    Southern Cal is a nightmare for street bikes. To many illegals without insurance. And then there's the legal immigrants. I have no idea how some people even get a license.
     
  5. DevonL

    DevonL Formula 3
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    Mar 13, 2010
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    I'm thinking of tracking my 848 next season, you guys have me worried I'll end up dumping it on the track though - and it's a beautiful bike to think about going down.

    Those of you that have taken spills on the track, what would you attribute the number one reason to being? Simply errors on your own behalf? Other riders? Bad track conditions?
     
  6. 2000YELLOW360

    2000YELLOW360 F1 World Champ

    Jun 5, 2001
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    Art
    Yep. Standard. I love telling jokes to those with broken ribs. They did it to me, why not back?

    Art
     
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  8. NORTY

    NORTY Formula Junior

    Aug 15, 2008
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    NORTY
    So, you purposely crashed, to avoid a crash?
     
  9. NORTY

    NORTY Formula Junior

    Aug 15, 2008
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    NORTY
    California is big. You're riding in the wrong parts of the State. The "good" outweighs the "bad."
     
  10. NORTY

    NORTY Formula Junior

    Aug 15, 2008
    470
    CARLSBAD, CA, USA,
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    NORTY
    No really. Actually it's awesome.
    Not as true,anymore.
    Well, I tried...
    K-Mart has a "blue light special..."
     
  11. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
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    Brian Crall
    True but I rode everywhere there and a bunch of other places too and never felt California drivers were trying to kill me.

    Now if you think California drivers keep you on your toes , come to Texas.
    They will keep you sharp around here. Saw a single car fatal right up the road from work a few days ago. Still cant figure out how he hit that light pole straight on. The only solid object around too.
     
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  13. Irishman

    Irishman F1 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2005
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    #60 Irishman, Jun 30, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2015
    California is no different than anywhere else, in my limited opinion, and possibly is better because of white lining, which is insane, but in its own right might make motorcycles more visible to cagers day in and day out.

    Lots of great roads. The Camino Cielo above Santa Barbara. :):)

    Exactly ten years ago I led a ride with four other couples spending two weeks riding northern CA, PCH, Central Coast and LA. In the three days we spent riding around LA we never once got on the freeway. The canyon roads from PCH over the Santa Monica mountains are exquisite.
     
  14. dinogt4guy

    dinogt4guy F1 Rookie

    Oct 31, 2004
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    Dino Tifosi
    Broke my right femor in 1/2, 6 weeks in traction but healed up fine, no plates or screws! Motocross crash. (YZ250) Cracked the fibia in the same leg trials riding, going about 0 mph, just stepped of bike after loosing balance and the bike just fell over and clipped the back of my leg.(bultaco250) been riding since 9yrs old.
     
  15. IamRobG

    IamRobG F1 Rookie

    Jun 18, 2007
    3,985
    NY
    Street bike I went down at pocono at the hairpin thinking I was better than I was. No injury. One guy was airlifted.

    I personally bruised my right ribcage on a dirt bike. Flew off in 4th over some whoops.
     
  16. NORTY

    NORTY Formula Junior

    Aug 15, 2008
    470
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    NORTY
    Interesting...
    A motorcyclist crashes, and he or she's called an idiot.
    A car driver crashes, and it's "Oh well".
    A bus crashes, and it's "What happened?"
    A bicyclist crashes, and it's "Are you ok?"
    An aircraft crashes, and it's "Any injuries or survivors?"
    A skateboarder crashes, and some say, "He/She deserved it"

    Yup, the human animal is an odd bird...
     

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