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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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Save a life or make an enemy

47% of all motorcycle fatalities involve what? Yep Alcohol.
Posting this might save a life or make an enemy.
So be it.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 09:48 AM
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Im sorry if I offend anyone but drinking and driving is just stupid. Drinking and riding is straight up retarded! Motorcycles require balance, judgment and reaction speed. All of which are impaired by drinking. Ive never driven after more than one beer and never riden after any, its just not worth it. I crashed my bike stone cold sober so why add additional risk by straddling a bike drunk? We're all mortal

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I saw that video also. Straight talk .

The "Biker Bar" idea is just bad thinking.
A lot of guys can handle some booze, but I want all my senses to be keen when on 2 wheels in traffic.
Alcohol can feel like fun, but in the ICU on life support can ruin that fun weekend.

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Alcohol kills brain cells, so using the principle of "survival of the fittest", getting drunk culls the weaker cells first. That explains why people feel so much smarter when they're drunk...

That being said, if you drink and drive, the life you take could be somebody else's. I'm a bad enough bike driver when I'm sober, so there is no way I'm even gonna "have a beer" and get on a bike. May we all live long and prosper.

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There is a biker bar in a town near hear. Last year a guy left there and went through a red light and got killed by a pickup. Not a fun thing to see.

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"But officer, I had to drive because I am too drunk to walk".


Booze is OK to some extent, if not connected with the road.

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That's why bikers point their bike forward at places so they don't have to back up. Some will say it's for a quick get away, in most cases it's because backup while drunk is a lot harder than just driving straight forward. LOL.


Bikes aren't that dangerous if you take out the drinkers, speed demons and newbies. Taking a guess those are your main wreck victims. All basically have the same problem, riding beyond their limits.



Take those 3 kinds of people out and motorcycles aren't much if any more dangerous than riding in a car.

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"But officer, I had to drive because I am too drunk to walk".


Booze is OK to some extent, if not connected with the road.
"Officer! I swear to drunk I'm not God"

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Take those 3 kinds of people out and motorcycles aren't much if any more dangerous than riding in a car.

Until that stupid deer jumps out right in front of you.

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