I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

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Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:41 am

Yeah, I had two Neons. They were great cars for the kind of guys that we were back then, making what we made, commuting the distance we needed to commute (more on this in a second). Oh, don't get me wrong. It would have been EFFORTLESS for Chrysler to give a shit about them and instill in them the kind of quality that the Nissan Sentra and the Honda Accord had. And in the end, the treatment I got from them regarding the head gasket had me swear off Chrysler for the rest of my life. But for the first 80,000 miles they were great.

I live in the middle of a city now and I have a commute of about a mile, so I don't get a lot of opportunity to take the new WRX up to 100 mph. There is this huge contingent and voting bloc in Denver of people involved in the fruit stand industry that have instituted these huge fines. It's a mess. Additionally, the thought of going to traffic court for any reason if I do get caught could have been the plot to Doom II: Hell on Earth.

I will start a new thread on the commuting thing.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Flack » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:02 am

Prior to owning my Subaru, the fastest I had ever driven was 120+ in, believe it or not, a '95 Dodge Neon.

That Neon was the first new car I ever owned. I think it was the first car I ever bought that didn't already have 100,000 miles on it when I bought it. I bought it in the fall of '95 and paid full sticker price. Four months later, I moved to Spokane, Washington, and took the Neon with me. The winters were so harsh there that I had studded tires put on the Neon, which, much to the chagrin of everyone, I never removed. The following summer, you could hear me pull up from the little clickity-clackity sound the metal studs made on dry pavement.

The thing about that Neon was that it was really quick. Before owning one, I just thought they were cheap little kid cars. It was quick off the line, though. I always used to imagine that somehow at the factory they had messed up and put a race car engine in just mine.

In the spring of '98, my wife and I moved back to Oklahoma. My wife rode with my dad in a rental truck (towing her car) while I drove my Neon back to Oklahoma. We had passed through Idaho and had just entered Montana when I saw a speed limit sign that said "Reasonable and Prudent". No speed limit!! Coming out of the mountains, I pushed the pedal to the floor to see what that Neon would really do. The needle quickly jumped to 100, and kept going. The speedometer only went to 120, but the needle went past that and buried itself around where the 130 mark should have been. Within a few seconds I decided that was probably beyond reasonable and prudent and I quickly took my foot out of it.

My first three cars were a 5.0 Mustang, a Formula Firebird, and a Buick Regal with turbo, and hands down that Neon would have whipped all of them. Of all the cars I've owned, that Neon was probably the second fastest, behind the STI.

Fast forward a few years. Now I own a Chevy truck that is governed at 98mph, hah.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:42 am

I do not now, nor have I ever possessed an STI, nor an STi, which is the proper word.

I just Mister Spocked your ass!

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Casual Observer » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:14 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:56 pm
Da King drove my brother and I at 105 in Hilton, NY in his Nissan Sentra, if I remember correctly. I think that is the fastest I've ever gone in a car.
You have an STI and never broke 105? Sad.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:56 pm

Da King drove my brother and I at 105 in Hilton, NY in his Nissan Sentra, if I remember correctly. I think that is the fastest I've ever gone in a car.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Flack » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:41 pm

Casual Observer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:29 am
Flack wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:07 pm
I hit 100mph every single day on the way to work
Quite the coincidence, i hit 100 almost every time i drive on a freeway outside of rush hour. California freeways have 2 speeds, either under 20 or over 80. I didn't even know my sorry ass car could do 100 but it actually can hit 115 with a slight downhill.
Yeah. Speed limit on the turnpike I take to work is 70mph and everybody does 80 by default, so 100's not a huge leap. Especially on that bike, it wasn't. Come up behind a slow asshole in the left lane, flick the throttle, and the digital speedometer would jump from two digits to three digits in the blink of an eye. Let go of the throttle and it would go back down just as quickly.

I don't remember hitting 100mph in my first car (a '79 Mustang), but I remember setting out to do it in my second car, a '79 Formula Firebird. (Cops love a kid with a mullet in a black Firebird with a hood scoop and the word FORMULA written down the door.) I did it on Sara Road -- much too busy now, but back then was essentially a 4-mile road with 0 traffic on it. As the orange needle approached triple-digits the car began to shake, like an airplane coming in for a crash landing. It wouldn't surprise me if I'd left a trail a nuts, bolts, and piss down the road behind me.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by AArdvark » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:46 pm

If phhPbbphb changes it to something else I'm all in

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by The Happiness Engine » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:31 pm

Billy Mays wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:58 am
RealNC wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:46 pm
retarded
It's not ok to use that word.
Let's go back to "cretin" a corruption of the Swiss word for Christian, which was to remind you these sub-human genetic failures were "still at least people, you guys."

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by AArdvark » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:13 pm

Retarded
n!33r
Fuck-stick
Filippe J. Suckmonger!

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Billy Mays » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:58 am

RealNC wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:46 pm
retarded
It's not ok to use that word.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by AArdvark » Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:30 am

Someone's being g a grumpy gus.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Casual Observer » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:29 am

Flack wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:07 pm
I hit 100mph every single day on the way to work
Quite the coincidence, i hit 100 almost every time i drive on a freeway outside of rush hour. California freeways have 2 speeds, either under 20 or over 80. I didn't even know my sorry ass car could do 100 but it actually can hit 115 with a slight downhill.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by RealNC » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:46 pm

Billy Mays wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:18 pm
And this is what makes motorcyclists jerks, their willingness to place their own amusement over the lives of everyone else around them who also have to use those same roads.
I've seen quite a few retarded posts in my time. While it's not the most retarded one, it ranks up there. Top 5.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Billy Mays » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:18 pm

AArdvark wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:06 pm
People don't ride them for safety, they ride them because they are fun.
And this is what makes motorcyclists jerks, their willingness to place their own amusement over the lives of everyone else around them who also have to use those same roads.

Also, I'm not sure how the golf analogy fits into this conversation because the golf club is the ideal tool to hit a golf ball and because golf is not fun.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Flack » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:43 pm

Maybe all those guys sitting in their garages with their engines running weren't doing tune ups. Maybe the sweet, sweet sleep brought on by carbon monoxide was preferable to another thread ruined by Billy.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by AArdvark » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:06 pm

Golf is hitting a ball with a tool totally inferior for the job yet gigillions of Japaneses men play it like their lives depended on it.

Motorcycles are not an inferior way to travel, they are a fun-er way. Know the difference. People don't ride them for safety, they ride them because they are fun.

THE
FUN IS THE
BEST THING
TO HAVE
AARDVARK

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Billy Mays » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:41 am

Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:52 am
Waitasec. When challenged for a story where the motorcycle guy was the problem,
The challenge was a story where the motorcycle guy was a hero.
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:52 am
you came up with a story of a guy on a bicycle who was the problem.
I was the problem in that story, bicycle cops risk their lives everyday keeping our roadways safe for travel.
Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:52 am
You can't throw an "anecdotal evidence" charge at Jiz and try to put that on his forum record while you are Garbage Daying bicycles!
It wasn't a charge, the evidence he provided was anecdotal. I can't even believe this is up for debate given all of the data regarding motorcycle safety, it's a vastly inferior way of travelling.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Ice Cream Jonsey » Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:52 am

Billy Mays wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:59 am
Jiz, anecdotal evidence.

ICJ, bike people are the problem here, bike people are always the problem.
Waitasec. When challenged for a story where the motorcycle guy was the problem, you came up with a story of a guy on a bicycle who was the problem. You can't throw an "anecdotal evidence" charge at Jiz and try to put that on his forum record while you are Garbage Daying bicycles!

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Billy Mays » Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:59 am

Jiz, anecdotal evidence.

ICJ, bike people are the problem here, bike people are always the problem.

Re: I have yet to take my motorcycle out this year

by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:36 pm

Billy Mays wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:32 pm
Even the hypothetical "responsible" biker forces everyone to completely change their driving patterns because you don't want to accidentally tap one going 1 mile an hour and spend the rest of your life in jail for manslaughter.
This is a lovely world, but I would submit to you that it is not the world we live in. Unfortunately. I wish that it was. Maybe things have changed in the last 12 months (see thread title) but I rode my motorcycle every day last summer and you realize why the Ghost Rider has a bike and head that is on fire - everyone else on the road already thinks that we're ghosts.

The Ghost Rider should also be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I wonder if they got the rights back for him?

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