Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Thinking out loud
- On Jan 23, 2008 6:27 PM, Sean Moore <moore.sean@...> wrote:Anne,
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.
mark--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.
P.O. Box 5161
Louisville, KY 40255
wsafranek wrote:> <mailto:rootsradicals%40yahoogroups.com>, Anne Littlebird
> 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
> <issumatuq@...> wrote:
> > Hey Cara Lin,
> > I thought briefly on e-assist and read all the posts. And it
> > 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
> > capable of managing without it and those extra hills make me
> > 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
> > is unbelievable. I've been looking at all options since I started
> > venture. I certainly do not miss the car at all even though it's a
> > car. But I did miss going to the spinning meeting in Frankfort
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > > when
> > > > the owners go on vacation.
> > >
> > >
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