Join Date: Mar 2010
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No ! Sorry OB, but the bastards aren't going to force me off the roads that I pay to ride on!
It's ok to have a blast at the track every now and then, but considering the cost of track days you may as well be paying the government to let you ride fast.
I take my chances every time I ride out the gate here, but I do it knowing that it's all about personal freedom, a thing which is fast disappearing from society.
If I lose my license because I get caught speeding, then so be it, but it won't stop me from riding fast on the back roads.
Big Brother has been trying to get motorcycles off the road for a long, long time.
It's all about Control.
It's way easier to control cars, herd them like sheep, but it isn't easy to control bikes. Bike riders tend to be a little more rebellious, a little more willing to push the envelope and a little more individualistic than car drivers generally.
I saw a young guy get done by an unmarked cop car last weekend. He was caught doing 135 in an 80K zone. Instant loss of license...
Shit happens. But he wasn't watching his mirrors. He should have been. Especially on the weekends when the cops are out.
My point is that you cannot let the mongrels wear you down and force you off the roads. We need to be more careful where we go fast, but we also need to keep on riding on public roads otherwise Big brother has won!
If the government can force you onto the track just so you can have a bit of fast fun, then they win.
"Just because you're breathing, doesn't mean you're alive"