Too Much of Good Thing

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Hive, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Hive

    Hive Guest

    It has occurred to me and I am sure others here that perhaps we are about to witness the results of having too much of a good thing on motored bikes.

    Addressing the speed factor, which seems to be necessary for younger riders and long commuters, as the numbers rise, so will the attention from Trudy citizens, being aloof (the Pain in a--) people who will add us to their new-law agenda - these bozos exist as conservatives and liberals so don't get political.

    The point is that as the numbers of motoring bikes rises, as it surely will, the scrutiny will rise proportionately. Which means, it is incumbent upon us to be cool, maintain a low profile and lay off the over reaching stuff and the throttle as better for all concerned.

    A right of any import comes only with responsibility.

    Of course, the number of people who have no clue will also rise proportionately - a statistical certainty - so, perhaps, it matters not.

    Many examples exist today, cell phone while driving, snowmobiles, four-wheelers, cars, etc...

    Powered bikes will end up being watched, taxed and burdened in time. Too bad!
     

  2. Mark

    Mark New Member

    Laws that arnt obeyed wont be enforced. Never stop riding even when they tell you to stop. If everyone follows through cops will be overtaken and will just give up. Goodluck everyone
     
  3. Hive

    Hive Guest

    What Mark Said

    Good one!

    Exactly the point!

    A Taser world is not a good prospect.
     
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  4. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    Good luck is right...and don't call me from jail.
     
  5. Hive

    Hive Guest

    My Reply



    It is simply a question of money; and outwitting the Trudys.

    Requiescat in pace! Amen!
     
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  6. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    If you are from the USA (which I am) we are 25 years behind in bicycle commuter practice. While touring in europe, the one thing that stood out "the most" in my mind was how bicycles out numbered cars 50/1. We are only in the beginning years of a long fight for rights. In a country that has had cheap gas. (in comparison to the world) In the future as we creap up to $4.00 plus for gas, our numbers of motor assist bicycles will increase. It is then, we will have more leverage in the political arena. graucho
     
  7. Well said, Graucho. We are moving in the right direction...gas isn't likely to get much cheaper in the future. I would love to have a 50/1 bike to car ratio here in Washington, DC.
     
  8. kerf

    kerf Guest

    Mark, are you familiar with the term "TASER".
     
  9. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    I'm familiar with the right to REVOLUTION!
     
  10. Tasers are evil, Cops are using them these days in many cases when they shouldn't. It's Justifiable force, which is ridiculous as tasers are not harmless, they weaken the heart and they have killed dozens of people each year. Cops need to be better at negotiation and slower to anger with difficult people. We are slowly becoming a police state regardless.

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2007/210907_b_brutality.htm
     
  11. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    And I thought all people from Boston were d*cks ;)
    You're indeed right, and by some definitions we're already living in a welfare police state. Makes me kinda sick.
    I really hope they dont make these bikes illegal because they aren't much more dangerous than a normal bicycle. I guess I'd be willing to register for the measly $3 moped registration as long as I knew I wouldn't get harassed. But I ride cool and safe so I don't expect any 5-0 enounters.
     
  12. No one can make anything between a bicycle and a moped illegal I wouldn't think.
    It's eventual though. As gas goes up and more motoredbikes pop up,one !@$%# is gonna ruin it for all. Someone's gonna lose control on a bike lane and run over "Fluffy" and all ^%#$ is gonna break loose.
     
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