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    Default Sometimes, it is the motorcyclist who hurts another

    Usually we hear of motorcyclists getting hurt, but in this case, the woman who was struck by the bike died from her injuries.
    The rider who hit her fled the scene and has not yet been found.

    https://ca.yahoo.com/news/gone-girl-...114902936.html
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    Yeah, heard it on TV a few hours ago. I was saying, in another thread, that although dead is dead, if I had to choose my own death, I'd rather be killed by a VMax or a ZX-14, or surfing a humongous wave. But a scooter?

    And that the rat fink would have stopped. And that I was riding, rather than pedestrian.

    So rest in peace Lisa Banes, and Ned Beatty.
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    Was this ever a serious question?

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    Well, I got a little peeved when a N.J. State Trooper told me as he handed me my 85 mph, "If this ticket saves just one life, it'll be worth it." There was not another car in sight. Besides myself, the only one in danger was him - walked out into the middle of a two lane highway to make sure a biker approaching the ton sees him and pulls over for a summons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    Well, I got a little peeved when a N.J. State Trooper told me as he handed me my 85 mph, "If this ticket saves just one life, it'll be worth it." There was not another car in sight. Besides myself, the only one in danger was him - walked out into the middle of a two lane highway to make sure a biker approaching the ton sees him and pulls over for a summons.
    I'd say you have done some pretty stupid stunts a bit after your sell-by date, buddy. What was the posted speed limit where you got that ticket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    I'd say you have done some pretty stupid stunts a bit after your sell-by date, buddy. What was the posted speed limit where you got that ticket?
    I was 24, summer of '81 (I hadn't 'expired' yet) so I'm trying to remember. I think that nation wide 55 thing was gone, so I'd guess 65 was posted at the top of the Palisades Parkway, in the foothills of the Catskills (less than 100 miles north of NYC). I was nearing the end of a 400 mile day, getting tired and bored, wanted to get home. I wasn't riding wild by my "stupid" standards; in fact on the way out, two days prior, I let a GPz 550 get away from me when the road threw some curves at Goose Gossage speeds.

    Funny thing is, that 85 mph ticket was the cheapest I ever got - $10 by mail!
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    Well, 20 over is criminal speeding here in AZ. I've done some insanely stupid s#it, but these days, all of that is less interesting than the ride, finding the pace, listening to the motor and/or good music, going places 100+ miles away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    Well, 20 over is criminal speeding...
    I'm a criminal.

    Never mind drivers, I see pedestrians walking into lampposts or traffic because they are 'distracted.' Wasn't one of our members killed recently with the ear buds near train tracks? Can you say with certainty that listening to music, or anything, speakers or headphones, while riding never will distract you in the slightest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    I'm a criminal.

    Never mind drivers, I see pedestrians walking into lampposts or traffic because they are 'distracted.' Wasn't one of our members killed recently with the ear buds near train tracks? Can you say with certainty that listening to music, or anything, speakers or headphones, while riding never will distract you in the slightest?
    Those are REALLY valid points: it WILL distract you, whether you admit it or not.

    Sadly, a great many people of all ages will insist they are safe, or even safeR, when listening to their faves at loud volume

    BBC offers this:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/3623237.stm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    I'm a criminal.

    Never mind drivers, I see pedestrians walking into lampposts or traffic because they are 'distracted.' Wasn't one of our members killed recently with the ear buds near train tracks? Can you say with certainty that listening to music, or anything, speakers or headphones, while riding never will distract you in the slightest?
    Listening while riding, running and even walking is a requirement for me. I have never liked wearing ear buds as it definitely takes away from one's awareness.

    On another note, I was next to a sport bike rider yesterday who was texting. Not his first time as he was pretty smooth with pulling it out from the top of his tank bag and slipping it back in as speed picked up.

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