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  • Mark Garvey
    ... Not necessarily! I have been riding motorcycles for a very long time, everything from 50cc to very large . No crashes yet...it is NOT inevetable. It IS
    Message 1 of 26 , Jan 24, 2008
      On Jan 23, 2008 6:27 PM, Sean Moore <moore.sean@...> wrote:

      You will crash.  Anything two wheeled eventually falls down.  I don't care if it's a  motorcycle or a bicycle.  You will crash. 

      Not necessarily!  I have been riding motorcycles for a very long time, everything from 50cc to "very large".  No crashes yet...it is NOT inevetable. It IS  HIGHLY LIKELY however.  (I began riding motorcycles in 1969 or 1970, I am NOT entirely sure which, I would have to ask my former girlfriend which would not make a good impression on SWMBO.  to give you an idea of this, I have been MARRIED to SWMBO for 33 years as of last Tuesday.  I have not SEEN the former girlfriend since at least a year before I met the Current Mrs Papaballoon.
      You must be prepared for it both mentally and physically.  Just try to hit something soft, ya know?

      YES!  Be prepared!

      I live in one of the last states to NOT require helmets on motorcycle riders (CO).  Guess what I do whenever I ride a motorcycle... I wear a helmet.

      Odd, generally I wear a helmet on my bicycle, but not on my motorcycle. why IS that?  But then I dont' ride at 90 mph through city streets either!

      I normally wouldn't have posted a "me too" post but this is important.  You will crash.  Be ready.

      I would say that you very well COULD crash and yes, be ready.  But I plan to stick to my bicycle mostly.  since I put about 200 miles on my motorcycle last year and about 2200 miles on my bicycle, I am in the process of selling my motorcycle.  a very nice little 125 Honda. I wish I were close enough to get it to Anne!  She would like it!   RED, cute as all get out, 100 mpg, and goes 50-55 easily enough.  But excells at around town 35 mph or so!

      E-assist on a bicycle is a GOOD way to get the best of both, but I understand the reluctance to go that way.


      On Jan 23, 2008 4:47 PM, Anne Littlebird <issumatuq@...> wrote:

      Personally I'm not planning on crashing thanks very much. Nor am I
      considering ti to be inevitable. I leave the house every morning with
      the idea that everyone is out to get me.

      And I am a traditional herbalist - I also do removal of invasive plants
      in one of our local forests. But I do it on the bike. Great fun isn't
      it! Some of my most rewarding and fun weekends.

      Anne Littlebird
      Issumatuq Herbals
      P.O. Box 5161
      Louisville, KY 40255

      wsafranek wrote:
      > Anne - I would seriously think about whether or not you could get
      > by with renting a car. I've spent a few years in the past only
      > having bicycles and a motorcycle and I wouldn't have been able
      > to get by without borrowing and renting a car on occasion. For
      > riding a motorcycle it is generally not wise to prepare for if you
      > crash but when you crash. It is just about a guarantee that you
      > will wreck at some point. I've survived southeastern and central
      > Ohio winters but I wouldn't want to do it again. I'm planning on
      > getting rid of my car as soon as I get e-assist on my bike and will
      > rent a car (4x4) when I want to go help my fellows remove
      > invasive species in the national forest (habitatwork.org).
      > --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:rootsradicals%40yahoogroups.com>, Anne Littlebird

      > <issumatuq@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hey Cara Lin,
      > >
      > > I thought briefly on e-assist and read all the posts. And it
      > doesn't
      > > seem to be the best solution for me.
      > >
      > > 1. initial cost high - particularly with the BionX. Stoke monkey is
      > > cheaper but not available at this point.
      > > 2. part of the reason for cycling is for health reasons and for
      > me, and
      > > me only, I can't get my head around having an assist. I am
      > perfectly
      > > capable of managing without it and those extra hills make me
      > work
      > > harder. :)
      > > 3. those extra trips are in fact pretty far out even for an e-assist.
      > > The farm is 45-60 mins door to door in a car on I-71.
      > >
      > > The X will still be my main mode of transportation - carrying
      > capacity
      > > is unbelievable. I've been looking at all options since I started
      > this
      > > venture. I certainly do not miss the car at all even though it's a
      > great
      > > car. But I did miss going to the spinning meeting in Frankfort
      > last
      > > Saturday when the friend I was going with bagged out at the
      > last minute.
      > > it's not that I haven't ridden to Frankfort but not with stuff and in
      > 10
      > > degree weather. It would have taken several hours to get there,
      > stay a
      > > short period and then several back. Not worth it even though I
      > really
      > > wanted to see people I usually only see there. I've cut back on
      > a lot of
      > > things I used to do but it is nice to get out every once in a while.
      > :)
      > >
      > > Anne Littlebird
      > > Issumatuq Herbals
      > > P.O. Box 5161
      > > Louisville, KY 40255
      > > 502-418-1023
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Cara Lin Bridgman wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi Anne,
      > > >
      > > > If you are considering a motorcycle, then why not e-assist?
      > How much of
      > > > that 5% would be reduced by adding e-assist? Would it take
      > care of
      > > > Shelbyville and the farm, leaving only trips to Cincinnati?
      > > >
      > > > We refused to have a car for the longest time. We calculated
      > that car
      > > > ownership was a whole lot more expensive than the
      > occasional taxi or car
      > > > rental.
      > > >
      > > > The real problem with a motorbike is the fact it just does not
      > have the
      > > > capacity to haul things the way a X can.
      > > >
      > > > CL
      > > >
      > > > Anne Littlebird wrote:
      > > > > Well so far so good - I still love my X and am successfully
      > getting all
      > > > > over pretty much on it alone. But the other day I got to
      > thinking about
      > > > > those other 5% of trips I can't make on the bike. The odd
      > trip to
      > > > > Shelbyville or Cincinnati or just out to the farm to check on
      > sheep
      > > > when
      > > > > the owners go on vacation.
      > > >
      > > >
      > >

      Sean Moore

      Putting the fun in dysfunctional for over 50 years!

      Mark  Garvey
      Cedar Rapids, Iowa free state!

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