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Offline NinjaBob

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Re: Yamaha Sales Down
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2018, 12:09:35 PM »
Me and my friends grew up riding home made mini bikes. It was nothing for us to move up to a motorcycle when we got licenses. Our kids grew up riding 3 and 4 wheelers. Many of these these kids lack two wheel skills and  are scared of bikes.

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Re: Yamaha Sales Down
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2018, 12:27:05 PM »
Why should they drive when mommy and daddy tote them around everywhere until they are 30 years old. 😂😂
My 21 year old nephew is a senior at OSU, doesn't drive my sister and her husband go get him and take him back any time he wants. He took a bus once and said never again. (My dad would ask, who's in charge the kid or the parent  ;)  )


He wants to move to San Diego, and won't drive, not sure how well that works out, a few people with experience there say it can be done. But I still consider SoCal the land of cars, few don't drive and traveling an hour away for work is nothing.
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Re: Yamaha Sales Down
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2018, 02:14:27 PM »
Well, I think its fine, actually that kids don't want to drive.   


Let them all live in their tiny apartments in huge congested cities, and they can commute on their sardine cans on rails - or in their self-driving elevator cars, or just work from home in their closets, or do whatever it is they think is trendy or prestigious.   I hope they live their entire lives without leaving the shelter of their glass skyscrapers, or their online gaming universe.   If they like the Matrix so much, they are more than welcome to live in it!!


That means the real world and the back roads are ours to enjoy in peace. 

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Re: Yamaha Sales Down
« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2018, 06:09:04 PM »
Now THAT's making lemonade.  I think there is something to that.  :)  TM

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Re: Yamaha Sales Down
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2018, 01:04:11 PM »
Good point Nick, but out in the country on good back roads where I ride, its a different culture and different young people, they grew up in the country, on farms driving the pickup at 5. They're driving on the roads, and think they are future NASCAR stars based on their driving habits.
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Re: Yamaha Sales Down
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2018, 11:51:03 PM »

But if they really think they are budding NASCAR stars they shouldn't be in my way...
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Re: Yamaha Sales Down
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2018, 10:28:56 AM »
Maybe the style is more like Bobby Unser than Nascar.  Use most of the apron, a bit of the grass, go within a half inch of a cliff, etc.  Whatever it takes.  The difference is that Bobby was actually fast. 

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Re: Yamaha Sales Down
« Reply #22 on: Today at 12:28:49 PM »
The thing that bugs me is the traffic in front of you that goes slow in the corners (or on hills) but then gas it and go 10-15MPH over the limit on every straight. And after watching them drift across the center line regularly I have no faith they won't run me off the road when I try to pass.

I usually just hang back and wait for a better/safer chance. But I have followed some locals on mountain roads that were running a fun spirited pace, I don't feel the need to pass every vehicle that is in front of me ;)
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