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post #1 of 25 Old 02-13-2016, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Stupid stupid stupid

I don't usually rant but for this I will
So today while comeing back from the shops in sandy bay(suburb of Hobart Tas) I saw a guy on a vintage motercycle (1970s Honda 4) wearing a singlet, shorts,sand shoes and a man bag oh and the vintage 1980's bell helmet, riding along at normal speed(50 kph) then slow down(say 40 kph) reach into his man purse pull out his phone and start texting
For heaven's sake I dont even know were to start with this stupid stupid stupid
I love to ride do it every day if I can, but the bike I use a 650 v twin v-strom and If I did something disrespectful like texting while riding I would probably end up splattered all over the road
Love your bike, go have grand adventures on it, have a shit ton of fun on it,look after it but don't disrespect it

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Some people will tolerate no teacher other than experience..My only issue is with the morons who will preach loudly about how dangerous motorcycles are when they hear how badly injured he was after any accident...
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Maybe it was Bruce Anstey out for a nice quiet ride and wanted to send a quick text ?
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Ride your own bike.

Let others ride theirs as they see fit.

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My "Always-on" HD camera would have got that and his license plate. Then straight to the Sheriff's office.
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Gee, I wonder why insurance is so pricey?

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My "Always-on" HD camera would have got that and his license plate. Then straight to the Sheriff's office.
I dislike this very much. Civilians spying on each other and then dobbing them in... no thanks
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post #9 of 25 Old 02-15-2016, 07:38 PM
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I really don't care. Someone in a pickup truck flew around me when I was doing a left turn on the gravel shoulder at about 50 and nearly hit me. Maybe it will prevent them from killing someone. I turned his butt in and would do it again in a heart beat. Not doing so is a bad citizen. You need to think these things through.
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Returning to the op. I agree it is stupid. A singlet in Tasmania. It was snowing there today. He will probably die of pneumonia before he gets chance to commit vehicular suicide.

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