Anyone else here into motorcycles?

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3dGameMan
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Here Sherry's bike, my bike and the clothes I wear. If any of you are from the Ajax, Ontario, Canada area, keep an eye out. If ya see me catch up and say hi I'm usually out early evening and on weekends for a few hours.

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This is what I ride.

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff94/Lvaneede/15062011384.jpg

I like it because it is so different.

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WOW... Holy cow man, you weren't kidding. That thing is a monster :)

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They are made in Canada, have you seen one before?

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Yea, we have them here in Canada as well. On my road trip this year we spotted lots of them, still not as common as regular motorcycles though. They are pricey, so most go with standard bikes.

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Lvaneede wrote: This is what I ride.

Oooh, I like!

I used to be into bikes, especially road cruisers (Harley's and the like), but I scared the crap out of myself on a crotch rocket around 10 or 12 years ago and lost the fascination. I've been thinking of getting one again, but with the blood thinners my wife won't let me now... :'-(

Nick McDermott

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If you don't mind me asking, how did you scare the crap out of yourself?

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Uh... stupid story. Lets say I wasn't a very cautious younger man, took a GSX-R 1000 up to around 150Mph (240Kph) without a helmet or any protective gear, took a June bug (big local beetle we get in the summer) in the forehead, and nearly dumped the bike. I literally developed a phobia right then and there.

Took a while to shake that one off. Plus now I know to always wear PROTECTION! My wife's uncle hit a deer at 10Mph and dumped his Harley... and he AND HIS WIFE spent two weeks in the hospital with head injuries!

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We have June bugs here in Ontario, Canada as well and they are damn hard! If you are unprotected and they hit you when going fast, look for an exit wound! Equally as bad, maybe even worse are Dragonflys and a few have hit my helmet. BAM, SPLAT! I remember a Motorcycle instructor telling me, if it's the size of a German Sheppard or smaller, keep going, don't try and avoid it. Anything larger, hope for the best!

Kind of important to have at least a helmet on though ;) I hear some of the States in the US have very relaxed Motorcycle laws (Helmets optional). Kinda silly if you ask me!

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Helmets are the law here in Nebraska. I was standing up for my rights and sticking a finger up at the man! And got a goose egg on my forehead for it.

The uncle and aunt... Wisconsin, no such rule. But they wear body armor and riot gear now!

Nick McDermott