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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    I was riding with a group last summer north of Whangamata when someone low sided into one of those barriers.
    This is the problem, not the barriers.

    Slow down Rossi.
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    but once again you proved me wrong.
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    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buggerit View Post
    If someone installed a safety system in the workplace that made it safer for 95% of the workforce but maimed or killed the other 5%, OSH
    prosecute the hell out of them, but somehow the NZTA are free to do as they please
    I was only aware of two fatal accidents in NZ that involved motorcyclists and WRB's ... none (I'm aware of) involving cars ... where do you get the 5% you mentioned ...

    About 20% of the drivers on the roads consider the road their workplace ... ie: being paid to be there. Seldom do these drivers actually cause accidents ... but everyone declares them dangerous.

    Most workplace accidents occur when the safety guards have been removed. Others because the "victim" disregarded safety instructions ... and/or (most common) simply lacked proper training. The latter two are the most common cause of road accidents.
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    Anyway, what time is the rugby on?
    Tonight ... ??
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    First seen in Coromandel a few years ago.

    I was riding with a group last summer north of Whangamata when someone low sided into one of those barriers.
    He could have low-sided under a truck. That probably would have wrecked him and his bike. Do you propose a ban on them too .. ??

    There are plenty of roadside "things" on the "Coro Loop" you need to avoid low-sideing into.
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    He could have low-sided under a truck. That probably would have wrecked him and his bike. Do you propose a ban on them too .. ??

    There are plenty of roadside "things" on the "Coro Loop" you need to avoid low-sideing into.
    Reminds me of that guy that thought he was Rossi, got a 600 and ended up under a logging truck up north.
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    but once again you proved me wrong.
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    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    I think the Triumph 800 dual thingy has a low seat or kit for the shorter inner leg. Do they still do the V-Strom 650?
    The saving grace on my Ducati is how narrow it is - so the 840mm seat height still allows me to toe it around. Any taller in the seat and I'd probably not purchased it. And I reckon it is just a styling thing - from a technical and mechanical point the subframe and thus seat could have been dropped 20mm easily - but then you'd not get that beautiful line from tank to tail, thus I believe the designer won.

    The dude doing the WOF yesterday was my height (5'8) but didn't have the art of the right leg swing perfected! Despite my general physical inflexibility I swear I could do a great ballet half pierrot followed by a high kick after three years of Ducati ownership. I'm sure it is quite beautiful to watch be mount up.
    Remember mine was a dual whinge about seat height and weight. The Triumph 800 comes in various seat heights including a low version much like the BMWs do, but flippin heck it weighs over 200kg dry and is as much a whale as the BMW twins, yet it is a triple, so surely more suited as a road bike than an adventure bike.
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    Idiots who judge historical national anthems by today's standards

    This pisses me off. Some 9 year old brat in Aussie gets lots of media coverage because she stupidly misinterprets "Australia Fair" to be promoting whites and blondes and therefore racist against the dark skinned Aborigines. And 'we are young' she claims is about the new European arrivals, denying the aborigines. I wasn't sitting beside whoever wrote it 150 odd years ago so I won't judge his/her intentions but I would hazard a guess it may refer to the 'new nation' of Australia being young, encompassing all who lived there.

    Same shit has been said of our national anthem and of course our flag. Yes these things are dated! How can they not be when they were written and designed over 150 years ago. You have to judge them as contemporary - as at the time they happened. It's called history dickheads, what happened a long time ago. That doesn't make it wrong or right by today's standards.

    Surprised the stupid 9 y.o hasn't complained that their anthem doesn't mention driving Holdens or using f#&^% smartphones.

    History is what it is, warts and all. Stop trying to change it, deny it or disguise the bits we no longer like. Remember it and honour our ancestors for simply surviving in tough times and conditions that would really give us something to whinge about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    History is what it is, warts and all. Stop trying to change it, deny it or disguise the bits we no longer like. Remember it and honour our ancestors for simply surviving in tough times and conditions that would really give us something to whinge about.
    You're right, history is what it is a 140 year song written by a Scot (it's older than our bloody country). We get the same angst over our flag and what it represents. Personally, I say "why not" to changing things and moving on. The past should be observed, respected, and learned from but just because something has been one way for 140 years doesn't mean it needs to stay that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    This pisses me off. Some 9 year old brat in Aussie gets lots of media coverage because she stupidly misinterprets "Australia Fair" to be promoting whites and blondes and therefore racist against the dark skinned Aborigines. And 'we are young' she claims is about the new European arrivals, denying the aborigines. I wasn't sitting beside whoever wrote it 150 odd years ago so I won't judge his/her intentions but I would hazard a guess it may refer to the 'new nation' of Australia being young, encompassing all who lived there.

    Same shit has been said of our national anthem and of course our flag. Yes these things are dated! How can they not be when they were written and designed over 150 years ago. You have to judge them as contemporary - as at the time they happened. It's called history dickheads, what happened a long time ago. That doesn't make it wrong or right by today's standards.

    Surprised the stupid 9 y.o hasn't complained that their anthem doesn't mention driving Holdens or using f#&^% smartphones.

    History is what it is, warts and all. Stop trying to change it, deny it or disguise the bits we no longer like. Remember it and honour our ancestors for simply surviving in tough times and conditions that would really give us something to whinge about.
    I disagree on the flag and anthem. The flag looks shit, the anthem asks some mythical being to defend us that the majority of NZers don't believe in. Time to get rid of it.

    Autechs new lyrics to the same tune:

    Lots of poor cunnnts at myyy feet
    Taking tax dollars to spend ohhnnn pokies
    Using that monnney tooo buy weeeed
    Jacinda defend ourrr freeee ride


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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    This pisses me off. Some 9 year old brat in Aussie gets lots of media coverage because she stupidly misinterprets "Australia Fair" to be promoting whites and blondes and therefore racist against the dark skinned Aborigines. And 'we are young' she claims is about the new European arrivals, denying the aborigines. I wasn't sitting beside whoever wrote it 150 odd years ago so I won't judge his/her intentions but I would hazard a guess it may refer to the 'new nation' of Australia being young, encompassing all who lived there.

    Same shit has been said of our national anthem and of course our flag. Yes these things are dated! How can they not be when they were written and designed over 150 years ago. You have to judge them as contemporary - as at the time they happened. It's called history dickheads, what happened a long time ago. That doesn't make it wrong or right by today's standards.

    Surprised the stupid 9 y.o hasn't complained that their anthem doesn't mention driving Holdens or using f#&^% smartphones.

    History is what it is, warts and all. Stop trying to change it, deny it or disguise the bits we no longer like. Remember it and honour our ancestors for simply surviving in tough times and conditions that would really give us something to whinge about.
    Our national anthem is "Poi E" innit?

    and if it isn't why the fuck not?

    Also: Christ: take a pill. I personally think we should be rid of all relics of colonialism, any mention of god anywhere but especially in the organs of gubblemunt and ESPECIALLY "god of naaaayshuuuuns aaaat thyyyyy feeeeeet". I don't sing, but even when I did I would not fucking sing that shit. Fucking waste of brain cells. think of the neurons that died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WALRUS View Post
    You're right, history is what it is a 140 year song written by a Scot (it's older than our bloody country). We get the same angst over our flag and what it represents. Personally, I say "why not" to changing things and moving on. The past should be observed, respected, and learned from but just because something has been one way for 140 years doesn't mean it needs to stay that way.
    I have two words for you Kim:

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryDorsetCase View Post
    Our national anthem is "Poi E" innit?

    and if it isn't why the fuck not?

    Also: Christ: take a pill. I personally think we should be rid of all relics of colonialism, any mention of god anywhere but especially in the organs of gubblemunt and ESPECIALLY "god of naaaayshuuuuns aaaat thyyyyy feeeeeet". I don't sing, but even when I did I would not fucking sing that shit. Fucking waste of brain cells. think of the neurons that died.
    could sing god save the queen which is also an official national anthem for N Zud but to me that is as bad as our current flag which even NZers struggle to differentiate from the Aussie flag. change em all I say

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    ... as it's the dumb-F on the other side of the road talking on their cell phone who misses the car in front braking then panic swerves into the on-coming lane that the wire rope catches.
    My whinge is about these wankstains on Te News, demanding "fix the roads".
    The road is fine, in fact it is entirely fit for purpose (a surface that you can drive a vehicle on - sealed or un-sealed). The problem lays with the operators of aforementioned vehicles! One of these muppets stated "I was in a head-on crash" which meant either the other driver, or her, crossed the cunting centerline and caused the crash... NOT the road.


    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    Same shit has been said of our national anthem and of course our flag.
    Well our "national anthem" needs to go, simply because it's shit. About as exciting and motivating as a rectal examination being given by a novice with cold metal instruments.

    Otherwise we shall revert to the genuine anthem of NZ, Th' Dudes: Bliss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    My whinge is about these wankstains on Te News, demanding "fix the roads".
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    normally i'd agree drive to the conditions etc but if it's the road up north of tauranga it's bad, slippery spots that just shouldn't be there, and they catch people out, simple as that,

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    Poxy motel room in Hastings. The cunting toilet seat keeps putting itself down about half an hour after taking a piss. First time it happened I thought Hemi was jumping through the window. I think I'll just piss with the seat down.

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