NFR Sad day......

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Mark Walker, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Patrick Gould

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    That would work too.
     
  2. TB

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    Sounds like a new rod is in order ---to comfort you in your mourning time. I got a shadow in the garage that aint been started in 10 yrs. Been thinking about fixing it up lately---or selling it.

    I dont see a rod rack on it, you musta took it off before selling it.
     
  3. Robert Engleheart

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    Feel your pain Mark, and I totally agree with your reasons. More than several guys our age have been killed or injured around here lately. This brings up a topic that I'm steaming over, having just found out my grandaughter's other "Poppa" is taking her for rides on his bike where she rides in a sidecar. She's 4 years old and I'm really upset; if he wants to risk his life, that's fine, but to endanger a child in that menner is nuts, IMHO. Am I overeacting?
     
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    Agreed. Not worth the risk, probably fine in his "days" but people are severly distracted these days.
    I'm a Paramedic, so I see the end results of "distractions", unfortunately when riding a bike, whether you're right or wrong(mostly right from my experiences) you always lose!

    If you still need the feeling of bugs in your teeth, get a jeep without a front windshield :D
     
  5. Mark Walker

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    Close, Patrick, not a Dyna but a FXR S/G custom (very custom). As for speed, it would launch 2 people at +120mph and still had throttle left.
    Never did try to see just how fast it would go........
     
  6. Mark Walker

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    Rare that I go "quietly" anywhere, Alex. Appreciate the quote though.
     
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    Not over-reacting at all, Bob. Definitely way too young for that activity.
     
  8. Patrick Gould

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    Thanks for the correction Mark. I used to be decent Harley spotter, but I never would have got that one.
     
  9. Patrick Gould

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    Not only is it not smart, it's not legal. Minimum age is 5.
     
  10. Robert Engleheart

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    I wish that were the case here in CA. No minimum age.
     
  11. Patrick Gould

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    Crazy
     
  12. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    OMJ, we are bros! About 48 years ago my brother had a Honda 160 Scrambler, which I bought from him when he got his first car. I dumped it jumping over a large ditch, and also had some close calls on it. Sold it after we moved to Honolulu and I needed a car to take surfboards to the beach.
    Wasn't much fun to ride in the city with stoplights and heavy traffic, anyway.
    Last bike I rode was a '68 Triumph 500 Tiger that my brother didn't need while he was recovering from seriously critical injuries sustained in a head-on after he borrowed my car. As soon as the insurance paid and I found a new steel cage, I ditched riding the Triumph, even though it was a cool ride for heading out to Sandy Beach or Makapuu with my fins and towel, or touring around the Windward side and N shore. I had 3 close calls where I had to avoid other reckless drivers, and saved myself with quick defensive maneuvering, and that scared me away from motorcycles.
     
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    What is it with the Honda 160s? My freshman year in collage I borrowed a friend’s 160 and a 1960 Ford Galaxy turned left in front of me and I destroyed his right rear quarter panel. I wasn’t hurt but the bike was banged up pretty good.

    I sold my last bike over 30 years ago but I still keep the endorsement on my license. What’s up with that?

    GBeeman
     
  14. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    They seemed to be the near-perfect "newbie bike." Bigger and more aggro looking than the civilized Honda Sport 90 I had before the 160. I always coveted my brother's 160, and jumped at the chance to trade up. I still feel lucky that I didn't kill myself on that thing.

    Of course what we all really wanted back then in the mid-60's was the Honda 250 Scrambler. It was the coveted machine among us newly licensed maniacs. One of my brother's friends had the highest GPA in his class, was athletic, good looking, had a really beautiful GF, and rode a Vespa to school. He was ahead of his time.
     
  15. Alex MacDonald

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    then they turn round when something "bad" happens and cry about nobody warning them. What some people require is a license to reproduce!