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Old 05-21-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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For the first time since moving back here three years ago, I actually rode one of my motorcycles to work today! It was fun (albeit hot), and I was wondering if there are any other motorcyclists on here?

San Antonio can be a great place for a motorcycle, and it can be the worst. Many drivers here don't respect a motorcycle's right to be on the road, but considering we have a large number of people who cannot drive in the first place, I shouldn't be surprised that it is any better on a bike. But the Hill Country has a lot of great roads, and there are ways to avoid traffic if you don't mind a few detours.

Cheers! M2
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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I got rid of my bike right before we moved here. 2001 Suzuki Intruder 1500 LC. I was just tired of it.
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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83 low rider
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:17 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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62 year old friend of mine bought a Harley Electra Glide 3 weeks ago Tuesday, had it one week, crashed, and crushed his skull. 2 breaths later he passed.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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I was in shock after seeing all the people riding around with no helmets!!! Especially after coming from Cali where helmets are an absolute requirement. All that said, its the post above, and similar stories, as to why the missus will not let me buy a bike anytime soon.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Here
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GSXR-750 here. Haven't had the chance to ride it in SA yet.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I was in shock after seeing all the people riding around with no helmets!!! Especially after coming from Cali where helmets are an absolute requirement. All that said, its the post above, and similar stories, as to why the missus will not let me buy a bike anytime soon.
California only enacted a helmet law in 1992. Texas went to a Social Burden law in 1997 (into law by then-Gov. George W. Bush), which meant motorcyclists 21 and over could ride without helmets only if they completed a rider-education course or provided proof that they have a minimum of $10,000 in personal medical coverage. Technically, compliance is suppose to be determined by special license-plate stickers the state would issue to motorcyclists who meet those provisions. Out-of-state riders traveling through Texas would be ineligible to receive stickers and would be required to wear helmets. However, I don't think that is being enforced.

Personally, I think Texas needs to revise their helmet law to again make it mandatory that all riders wear one. And don't blame the motorcycle for the death in sinsativ's post, as it would be the same as Rosie O'Donnell blaming her fork for making her fat! If the individual didn't have the experience, training or equipment to safely operate the motorcycle, he should not have been riding. Many people are killed in cars here for the exact same reasons...

Cheers! M2
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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And don't blame the motorcycle for the death in sinsativ's post, as it would be the same as Rosie O'Donnell blaming her fork for making her fat! If the individual didn't have the experience, training or equipment to safely operate the motorcycle, he should not have been riding. Many people are killed in cars here for the exact same reasons...

Cheers! M2
Agreed...its not the bike...its all the other factors that go into operating pretty much anything on the open road...Or even walking...
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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yep im a rider too. I always wear a helmet, but i don’t think they need to make them required. I have noticed a lot more riders on the road; most of them have little experience. i fear there will be a major increase of motorcycle deaths this year.

if you hear of someone wanting to get a bike to save on gas, insist they take the safety course before they go riding. Then re-take a class every few years.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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92 Sportster Hugger.
Grew up on the back of my dad's bike and still took the class, always wear a helmet, and think anyone that doesn't is crazy. The pistons on my dad's bike locked up once when he was doing 60 - the only things that saved his life were his helmet and full leathers. My uncle hit a broken piece of wood in the road on 281 near Hildebrand, it flew up into the tire, locked up and he went flying - in the hospital for a week, and he was lucky!

My uncle always says - don't get on a bike if you're not prepared to die. That's not an admonishment not to ride, merely a statement of fact and a warning to always ride prepared and aware. Man, there's nothing like a ride in the Hill Country on a warm spring day
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