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Old April 8 2013, 07:33 PM   #56
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Re: I'm getting a motorcycle.

Flux Capacitor wrote: View Post
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Scout101 wrote: View Post

Get a cheap bike, don't save up for something 'nicer'. Espeically if it means waiting and unlearning everything you just picked up. It's riding season, go find a starter bike. Then you only have to carry cheap insurance (liability) and no reason to carry comprehensive (and put high collision deductible) if the deductible is higher than you paid for the bike. Solves all your problems right there.
Totally agreed, just get out there and ride. It's not about looking flash, you can have fun on pretty much anything that starts up.
Oh, I absolutely plan to keep practicing. I have a couple friends who have volunteered to let me put around on their bikes to keep developing my skills. I just didn't want to get on their bike at all before I had at least taken this course. As for getting my own bike, even the "cheap" bikes are a little out of my price range right now in terms of paying cash so I'll need to save up for even a super-super-cheap bike at this point. It's not a matter of saving for something fancy, it's a matter of not having any extra income right now for anything over a couple hundred bucks.

doubleohfive wrote: View Post
Flux Capacitor wrote: View Post
I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that your reply was supposed to be read as sarcastic. I could be wrong, seeing as that would be absolutely uncalled for...
"The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen."
-Tommy Smothers
While I am very impressed with your ability to quote other people, I have no idea what you're talking about. If you don't have anything constructive to provide you can always simply avoid this thread.
What's really impressive is how when I posted that quote, it was merely to (indirectly) respond with a "feel free not to read what I post" (e.g. "...the right of people not to listen.") ... only then to have you come back with a reply again that this time satisfies the entire point of the quote to begin with (vis--vis a crude attempt at censorship by telling me to "simply avoid this thread.")

Actually, I take it back. I don't know if I should be impressed or not.
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