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post #41 of 50 Old 06-11-2019, 03:26 PM
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Kevin, at MC Rider, produces some great videos but this, in my opinion, is one of his best, yet. Watch this -- it's sobering.

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My friends and I have ridden for over 30 years together, as we got older we learned life lessons, we just don't do it. We ride all over the Continent of North America, and we drink plenty reminiscing about growing up in NYC in the 60's, but we don't drink until the bikes are parked for the night, then look out. It's just too much risk without enough reward, please guys don't drink and ride, it's just not worth it. When were are on road trip a hotel with an Outback or any decent restaurant in parking lot is nirvana for us, park and walk.
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My friends and I have ridden for over 30 years together, as we got older we learned life lessons, we just don't do it. We ride all over the Continent of North America, and we drink plenty reminiscing about growing up in NYC in the 60's, but we don't drink until the bikes are parked for the night, then look out. It's just too much risk without enough reward, please guys don't drink and ride, it's just not worth it. When were are on road trip a hotel with an Outback or any decent restaurant in parking lot is nirvana for us, park and walk.
I don't disagree with you, but I know I am more impaired when I am hungover than when I have had one beer (my personal limit when riding, and not on a regular basis).

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If there's anytime ever in my life that I rely on my mind, attention, perception, anticipation and reflex to be at its best, it's when I'm riding.

Why would I do anything to induce the slightest bit of diminishment of these faculties when I'm on two wheels (or four for that matter)?
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I enjoy a beer or two. I have enjoyed binge drinking in the past.

Unfortunately as I get older the hangovers kill me and it takes less alcohol to make me hung over.

On a recent solo trip out west, my routine was to get dinner after unloading at the hotel. Then, I'd find two cold 24 oz beers at a convenience store. The goal was to celebrate a great day of riding with a few icy cold treats. More often than not, I'd fall asleep before the first 12 oz were gone.

Its **** getting old. I used to be the guy making fun of the light-weights. Now I AM the light-weight!!!
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I know this is profiling but I am of the belief that if fatality statistics were broken down by what brand of motorcycles were being ridden that an overwhelming majority of the deaths occurred on the prominent American made brand and I also believe that helmet usage could be tied to fatalities on the same brand and yes, I get it that HD's outnumber all others combined probably by a 10 to 1 margin and that would obviously affect the stats. But what I have seen over the years, is that often times a riskier lifestyle i.e. drinking and riding.. choice tends to be associated with riding the HD brand. A friend of mine who has ridden with a number of brand associated groups once said to me that: Gold Wing riders tend to stop at every café: Harley riders tend to stop at every pub: and BMW riders don't stop at all: which I thought was pretty accurate.

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Gold Wing riders tend to stop at every café: Harley riders tend to stop at every pub: and BMW riders don't stop at all.
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Gold Wing riders tend to stop at every café: Harley riders tend to stop at every pub: and BMW riders don't stop at all: which I thought was pretty accurate.
Agree.
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Gold Wing riders tend to stop at every café: Harley riders tend to stop at every pub: and BMW riders don't stop at all
Why should we stop, when the next cup of onboard-espresso will be done brewing in just a few more miles...
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Some BMW riders may scoff at Cycle Gear, they do not serve beer at their monthly bike nite.

Hot dogs, dj music and soda pop, that's it.
Fwiw, my local dealer has a pop-up there on every bike nite.
I enjoyed the vid, some say its preaching to the choir, maybe some of the choir needs some preaching to.
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