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post #171 of 175 Old 04-03-2019, 08:50 AM
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I prefer louder bikes because the sound helps me echo-locate when I'm in traffic. The sound of the bike bouncing off of the glass, rubber, cement, and metal around me helps me gauge my proximity and relationship to it all, and enables me to make informed decisions about getting away from it.

The sword, is the best weapon of all. Two sharp edges and a long spine. The blade is very thin. And is easily damaged, you remember that. The vital thing is the point. Pay special attention to it. Your life can depend on it...
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I prefer louder bikes because the sound helps me echo-locate when I'm in traffic. The sound of the bike bouncing off of the glass, rubber, cement, and metal around me helps me gauge my proximity and relationship to it all, and enables me to make informed decisions about getting away from it.
Where can the rest of us get that "bat" mod? Do you drill ear holes in your helmet (football-style) to let you best use this amazing adaptation?

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Where can the rest of us get that "bat" mod? Do you drill ear holes in your helmet (football-style) to let you best use this amazing adaptation?
As funny as this concept is, I have a relatable story...

Way back when, in my less-educated youth, I was riding my K75s sans helmet down I-90 in Montana. A small sedan was in the process of making an extremely SLOW pass in the left lane and got stuck in my blind spot for a while. I wasn't paying much attention to them but suddenly I heard the shshh-shshhh-shshh of their right front tire riding over the dashed lines separating our lanes. I instinctively took evasive action (throttle and swerve) and looked over my shoulder at the same time only to see this idiot continue their lane change right into the space I was just occupying. If this same situation were to happen today* with my full-face helmet and ear buds, I would never hear them coming.

*It won't happen today because I do not allow a vehicle to remain in my blind spot more than absolutely necessary and even then I am constantly monitoring their position with head checks and mirror bobbing...

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Sounds like you need to carry a can of Car Spray...

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I saw somewhere "bat mod" could be acquired by being tossed into a well full of bats and left there for a couple of days.

The sword, is the best weapon of all. Two sharp edges and a long spine. The blade is very thin. And is easily damaged, you remember that. The vital thing is the point. Pay special attention to it. Your life can depend on it...
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