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    So with the cost of fuel being where it is and the economy causing so many hardships, this guy has found a way to beat the system. He still gets to take his lab with him and save on fuel.

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    That looks just a tad like an accident waiting to happen!
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    Looking at the first picture, I thought "cool, that looks like something my husband might do". But when I saw the second, no way! What a freaking idiot, no helmet, shorts and sandals. He is the accident that is waiting to happen.
    Have you ever had a bug hit your leg at 80 mph even through your jeans?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tall View Post
    Looking at the first picture, I thought "cool, that looks like something my husband might do". But when I saw the second, no way! What a freaking idiot, no helmet, shorts and sandals. He is the accident that is waiting to happen.
    Have you ever had a bug hit your leg at 80 mph even through your jeans?????

    Yes and it hurts. I also had a rock hit the windshield of my truck dead between my eyes (stopped of cousre by the windshield). It changed my mind about not wearing a helmet on a motorcycle becasue had the same rock hit me in the same place while riding I would be dead. A rock off a truck at 70-80 mph I would guess is much like a bullet to the forehead
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    Thats why we opt for full face helmets. In our younger crazier days we went helmetless. But our enjoyment of long distance riding over took the "tavern hopping" mind set. Just drop the bike once in shorts, and the road rash will prove the stupidity of that idea too!
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    It would be tough to ride with a large dog shifting its weight on the back of your bike. I wouldn't do it.

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    I would guess the guy just bought a kennel, and it was empty.

    I'd say the shifting weight alone could be difficult enough to never even try.



    I used to be a helmetless, shorts rider.

    then I fell. (and my Dad told me when he taught me how to ride at 15....."there's two kinds of motorcycle riders, those that have fallen, and those that will someday.")

    I now always wear a helmet, glasses, and full pants and boots. I will do the tshirt thing occasionally, but a jacket is usually on as well.

    just not smart not to.

    unless you think having asphalt scraped from your skin is fun, wear the gear.

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    My uncle bought an older goldwing and he wanted his oldest boy to try it. Andrew didn't want to and kept protesting. Doug kept bugging him to ride it so to shut his dad up he took it down the road a couple miles. Andrew was making the corner and lost control of the bike. He chewed his back and legs up really bad, he was wearing shorts and no helmet so it could have been worse. All that happened to the bike was a broken mirror and a messed up saddle bag. Because of what happened to the BIKE Doug through Andrew out of the house! It wasn't his idea to ride it, but he paid in more ways than one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshmonster View Post
    I would guess the guy just bought a kennel, and it was empty.

    I'd say the shifting weight alone could be difficult enough to never even try.

    The crate was not empty but there was not a dog in it. There was a dog blanket in it and it was covered in hair. (yes, I had to go look when he was not there).

    The dirt pattern on the crate suggested the it had been on the bike for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier View Post
    It would be tough to ride with a large dog shifting its weight on the back of your bike. I wouldn't do it.
    I was thinking the same thing.

    Road rash scars are so nice.
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