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Posted on Wed, Nov 02, 2005 13:47

Agree about the extra lights, just don't overdo it. Aging drivers with already marginal vision are further impaired by ill aimed and improperly used 'beam' type lamps, most noticeably, 'passing lamps' on Harleys and 'fog lamps' or 'driving lamps' on sporty cars and PU's. They're all an aggravation to other drivers and impolite as well as inconsiderate. Let's don't fall into the 'I'm more important than their feelings' mode. We're contributing to the general bad (read 'inconsiderate') feelings towards bikers that's already out there. All the lights you want during the daytime, but nothing beats scanning the terrain, paying extra attention cause you already know the other drivers aren't paying enough attention, and mentally practicing 'escape actions' so that we're ready to take care of ourselves instead of waiting for the other guy to take care of us. Rights or not, crashing hurts more than it sux!!!!



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Posted on Thu, Jan 05, 2006 17:08

Going to do the Safety class again, since it's been too long without riding.
Feb is the soonest there is a class nearby, and I'll be on my bike by then. Hopefully, I'll be riding my Virago in the coming week.
Praying for a driveway appearance tomorrow...

  


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Posted on Tue, Nov 15, 2005 07:31

Luv, they're called 'sequential' turn signals, got 'em internal to the mirrors on my bike, like the old '67 Cougars and some of the T-birds had.

Ever seen two cages crash at an intersection? It's not the visibility, it's just our penchant for distributing Drivers Licenses to everybody as if they were pacifiers. Nobody wants to bite the bullet and exclude the stupids from the gene pool.



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