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...OK so..once a year I post this thread...and since there seems to be such an influx of noobies on the site it seems as if now is a great time to repost it...

First off this is not intended to garner opinions from non drinking riders...I only want to hear from those who enjoy a few beers along the way when they go for rides...OK

The question is...when you are out with your buddies bar hopping on a Friday night and it's getting late and you got a good buzz going...which would you feel safer going home on/in..your car or your bike?

I ask this because there are those of us who feel that we actually pay attention better on a bike (no radio, less distractions, no passengers, no arm rest to lean on etc.) than a car...

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i have to say when im on a all day ride maybe a couple of beers is the limit. but i want all my good judgement while im riding. dont get me wrong i love a good beer but it just dont mix with the road in either cage or bike
 

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1 beer or many i dont ride/drive,in any case,whether youre at fault or not,if youre in an accident and the police show up and smell alcohol on your breath,then you get the embarrassin field sobriety test.people say it all the time"ive only had 1 officer"..regradless drivin intoxicated or just bein buzzed,its illegal and depending on the accident,if someone dies then its a felony conviction.what if its YOUR FAMILY MEMBER? that is killed?..ive seen what happens with people riding/drivin while intoxicated ive spent 20+yrs on the fire dept and its 99.9% the innocent motorist who is the one that ends up dead,or badly injured..call me a noob if ya want,but experience doesnt mean havin common sense..and dont get me wrong im not bashin you sir,personally..to each his own,but statin how i feel about this..i dont condone drinkin and ridin/drivin.
 

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...OK so..once a year I post this thread...and since there seems to be such an influx of noobies on the site it seems as if now is a great time to repost it...

First off this is not intended to garner opinions from non drinking riders...I only want to hear from those who enjoy a few beers along the way when they go for rides...OK

The question is...when you are out with your buddies bar hopping on a Friday night and it's getting late and you got a good buzz going...which would you feel safer going home on/in..your car or your bike?

I ask this because there are those of us who feel that we actually pay attention better on a bike (no radio, less distractions, no passengers, no arm rest to lean on etc.) than a car...

What say you?:?:
I am not sure why bedhead insist on posting this every year because it never fails, people don't read what he is asking for. Then they post that they never drink and ride. He is wanting to hear from those that do drink and ride/drive, all others need not reply.
 

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I am not sure why bedhead insist on posting this every year because it never fails, people don't read what he is asking for. Then they post that they never drink and ride. He is wanting to hear from those that do drink and ride/drive, all others need not reply.
Because it's a public forum and ANYBODY can reply, and give an opinion.
 

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Well, since Insty points out the obvious here, I'd have to say that, if I've had a few pops and am driving my truck, I tend to put the window down to kind of "air it out". That being said, my bike doesn't have any windows to put down, so I am truly more comfortable on my bike.
 

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I feel like I'm being set up here but let me take it a step further. Those of us (men of a certain age and single) may have a tendancy to drink or partake in a few at the house each and yes, every night! Sad but true!! research has proven to me that if I even have a few, neigh...2....I am already over the legal limit. I pretty much stay over the legal simit since they went to .08. It's true!! I had no idea until I got popped on a simple PI and had to stay in the tank until I got below a .05. 3 PM the next day, people!!! 3 f'in' PM!!!!! So, ask me? I'll choose a bike on a back rode I know very. very well. The risk reward is (Unpopular verbage here) is in favor of the bike. You have more leway to hit a center line on a bike and sometimes you just come across as a noob, not knowing what you are doing. Now, since I know what I know now, I just don't partake much publicly anymore because I know with 2 freakin' beers, I'm probably toast if I had to blow. That's straight up honesty to a bunch of folks I don't even know!!!
 

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I'm just learning on my bike, so no way would I get on it after drinking. I've played in bar bands for 20+ years, so I've known those late night trips home driving while blind.
I realize now that I was exceptionally lucky and when I play out now limit myself to 3..ok, maybe four but that's over a 5 hour period.
 

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More comfortable in the cage than on the bike. But, that comes from years of experience... A few drinks lowers the inhibitions, right? So realistically, what kind of trouble can I get into with a purple Geo Tracker, which the local LEOs ignore? Versus, what kind of trouble can I get into with My BMW, which is loud, fast and all things being unequal, a bike?

I can't risk a DUI, for my job. I also can't risk the safety implications of being over the limit while riding my bike... Way too easy to think I'm 10' tall and bulletproof while feeling that power between my legs and the wind in my face... not at all worth it.

I'll go so far as 3 double margaritas, with a big meal, at a Mexican place a mile from my house, if I'm driving... More if I have a DD, if not then that's my limit. If I'm riding, one beer is my limit no matter how far I am from my next destination. It's too easy to think I'm all that and then some, while on my bike... he11, I do that when I'm sober! *sometimes*

So nope... drinking and riding aren't my thing... neither is drinking and driving. Too much chance for things to go bad... and I don't want things to go bad in my world, or anybody else's.
 
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