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DonnaMaria 03-18-2010 10:11 PM

I want a motorcycle!
 
:)

No....really! I'm serious!

But my friend (who is a biker) said I'm not aggressive enough to ride a bike. That bikers need to be really confident and that I am much too timid of a driver to ever be good on a bike.

He told me to get a vespa!:angry::laugh:

Thoughts?

What DOES it take to be a "good" biker? And a good biker chick?

MattHughesRocks 03-18-2010 10:31 PM

I've never driven a motorcycle but have been on the back many times. I'd say that the biggest and most important thing to do would be....learn to vanish into thin air when another motorcycle is going to crash into you head on...see below:


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...IM0225__3_.jpg

This was my brother's bike before he even made his first payment on his brand new bike. It's been almost 3 years now but he'll just be getting his last surgery in a couple of weeks because of that one little thing he failed to do...disappear into thin air when the other guy was coming :)

Took him about a year to get out of bed and have me drive him back to the scene of the crime. See below:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...k/IMG_1804.jpg

(Notice the walker)


This was the burnt up tree left from the FIRE that his burning bike caused.See below:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...IMG_1801-1.jpg


So Missy... just what kind of bike were you wanting to buy? This is my brother's latest. See below :biggrin-1:


http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ck/NewBike.jpg


So the moral of the story is this....it doesnt matter how good or safe of a driver you are. Your completely at the mercy of other riders :rolleyes:

DonnaMaria 03-18-2010 10:36 PM

:scared0011:

:cry:

I guess I will get the vespa........and drive about 25 mph...........

on my own property......where there are no cars..............

*sigh*

can I still wear the leather pants?!?:unsure:

:laugh:

MattHughesRocks 03-18-2010 10:48 PM

Leather pants and Vespa's are hot! Plus, you'll live to be a Grandma to your babies baby's!:w00t:

:laugh:


Quote:

Originally Posted by DonnaMaria (Post 105419)
:scared0011:

:cry:

I guess I will get the vespa........and drive about 25 mph...........

on my own property......where there are no cars..............

*sigh*

can I still wear the leather pants?!?:unsure:

:laugh:


DonnaMaria 03-18-2010 10:51 PM

:)

Well I AM Sicilian..........a Vespa is in my blood!

And I really just want the feeling of the wind in my hair......I can get that on a Vespa..........

okay. no one else needs to reply!

Wow......a picture REALLY IS worth a thousand words............:huh:


Thanks for raining on my motorcycle parade Michelle!:angry::laugh:

And I'm glad that your brother is okay!:)

MattHughesRocks 03-18-2010 11:07 PM

I was going to say "sorry for raining on your parade" to :laugh:
I think I have more pictures so if ever you need reinforcement...:laugh: :happydancing:

flo 03-18-2010 11:15 PM

OMG, that's just horrible! I'm glad your brother is OK, Michelle, he's been through a lot with all the surgeries :-( From the looks of his bike, it's lucky he survived!

DonnaMaria, here is my experience with bikes. I got a HD 175cc when I was in my 20s and it was a LOT of fun. The 2nd day I had it, I crashed going around a corner on a paved road when I hit some gravel (and going too fast). Luckily, I was wearing a helmet so I only got road burns. But that slowed me down. Wear a helmet no matter what!!!

Back then I also rode my (now ex-) husband's Sportster - kick start only, that was a pain! He wouldn't let me ride it until I could set it back up from laying on it's side (that took me awhile :laugh:). But it was AWESOME on beautiful days like today, you can feel all the different pockets of temperature and see much better than in a car. Plus, it's just a blast!

So it depends on what kind of bike you're interested in. If it's a dirt bike that's barely street legal, that can be a whole lot of fun off road (or off main roads). When I rode the Sportster it was just wonderful but people tend to follow too close (bikes stop FAST) and do other weird stuff.

Sigh...I gave up my endorsement 3 years ago as it's been eons since I owned a bike...

flo 03-18-2010 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DonnaMaria (Post 105423)
:)


okay. no one else needs to reply!

Oops, sorry, just saw that. :ashamed:

DonnaMaria 03-18-2010 11:25 PM

lol!!!!! I appreciate your reply anyway!!!!! I was only kidding......sort of!

I don't want replies......but then again I do!

I'm complicated!:rolleyes::)

And apparently I'm stupid as well.......because I STILL want a bike! :sad:

rearnakedchoke 03-18-2010 11:42 PM

I'd advise against it .... no matter how good a driver you are, there are way to many morons out there who can't drive ... but they have seat belts, airbags and are enclosed when you are none of the above ...


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