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2 wheeled obsession(8 posts)

2 wheeled obsessionstik__boy
Jul 12, 2002 6:03 AM
anyone ride motorcycles also? if so what kind? people from both factions seem to obsess to the same level about they're machines..... i do.
Ducati 907Quack
Jul 12, 2002 7:59 AM
Older 907 modified to make 92 rear-wheel horsepower. Doesn't handle quite as well as the Trek Carbon but the Trek can't do 11sec quarter miles or hit 140MPH either. I used to be obsessed with motorcycles but came to appreciate the simplicity and grace of road bikes. Plus, the chances of me being killed on a road bike are much less than on a motorcycle, and my waistline thanks me too. The old Duck got 200 miles last year. The bicycles got about 3500.
Only have one left, Yamaha RZ500N nmmwood
Jul 12, 2002 8:21 AM
I ride my father's Vulcan 500. Plan to get Ninja500 myself [nm]tz
Jul 12, 2002 9:08 AM
Not any moregrzy
Jul 12, 2002 9:45 AM
I do miss the motorized ones, but I find that I lack a certain amount of restraint. It is a lot easier to mess youself up on a motorcycle than on a bicycle. All it takes is a flick of the wrist. Given the number of strange bike crashes I've had I can't even imagine where I'd be on a motorcycle. A real wakeup call for me was blasting down farm roads at 110 mph in Texas with a couple beers in me. Once I got home and sobered up I realized how friggin' stupid I was. I figure sooner or later I'd be either maimed or dead from riding a motorcycle, and it might not even be my fault, but the results would be the same. Just about every weekend that I ride in the Santa Cruz Mtns. we see or hear about a motorcycle wreck. We have a nickname for these riders: organ donners.

Also had a brother-in-law killed on a motorcycle - he left a wife and four young kids and a large extended family. You can't begin to imagine the tragedy that we all live with. If you're going to ride stick to the dirt and minimize the random and uncontrolled elements.
No longer.djg
Jul 12, 2002 9:55 AM
Used to ride a Kawasaki KZ1000. My wife "convinced" me to let it go when she was expecting our first child.

Miss the cycle, but I kinda think she was right. Anyway, it's just 17 more years until the last one goes to college.
re: 2 wheeled obsessiontaar44
Jul 12, 2002 10:14 AM
01 Suzuki GSXR-600
used toJekyll
Jul 12, 2002 7:33 PM
Had Ninja600 - never got the chance to ride it and always seemed like a choice between the bicycle and the motorcycle - the bicycle (and S.O.) won. I now have to settle for getting my motorized kicks out of my M3.