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Bike cam 12 Mar 2016 19:34 #715163

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Guess I better not bring up that perv Billy Clinton not inhaling either then. :laugh:
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Bike cam 12 Mar 2016 19:48 #715164

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I'd like to quit. Had a patch when I was in the hospital and was OK. As soon as I was able to take a wheel chair out I went outside and had one, then two. by the third one, I decided to go back in. I was discharged the next day. I got kicked out for smoking. :lol:
Now that I don't have dogs to kick, the children are grown and gone, maybe I'll try to quit again. I'm not a nice person when I'm craving a smoke. :whistle:
Maybe I'll just ride more and take more clips. :)
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Bike cam 13 Mar 2016 06:42 #715181

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Fair enough & it is your thread.

I just got worked-up, REALLY worked-up. My bro is a conservative too so I'm not completely living in a bubble but I just wanted to make sure this wasn't a political forum that occasionally talks about bikes as opposed to a bike forum that occasionally talks about politics especially given There's a user here w/ an overt political avatar of the current President not exactly portrayed in a good way. I think you know which user Im referring to. What if I had an avatar w/ Reagan in clown make-up? How would that go over? I don't do that because this is a biker forum so I'm not here to talk politics. There are plenty of political msg boards out there to do that on

I think that stuff ought to be separate from biking but that's just me.

In closing, I'm a bad-ass Kawasaki rider who B) doesn't come here to argue over policy.

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PS- I got patches from the VA hospital to help me quit smoking. They had a volunteer guy come in to give the class ( two sessions) and he was someone who stopped using snuff. I belive it was the current fed govt quit smokiing 20 pg long helpful guide. Maybe from the USDA?

I think you just have to be ready. I intended to quit many times but my heart wasn't in it.
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Bike cam 13 Mar 2016 07:14 #715187

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I know the one you're talking about. I found it humorous. :lol: There's another one that is meant to be but I didn't get it until a member tried to make an issue of it and it was explained it was part of a skit in a event. :blush: We all have our own tastes. I'm liberal in the sense I don't mind a little dialog slightly off topic in my thread even if it isn't complementary to me. Got a thick skin. :whistle: I've had to be riding a "rice burner" for 40 years, single parent 15 years, lead man/foreman on various jobs over my career, working with the SO 20 years, Chair of the CSA104 road committee 12 and a mother, grandparents and siblings that would vote for a "yellow dog" if it belonged to their party. When my mother told me she "made a mistake voting for that man", somehow it all became worthwhile. :dry:
We all have one thing in common, the bikes. B)
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750Kruzer wrote: Fair enough & it is your thread.

I just got worked-up, REALLY worked-up. My bro is a conservative too so I'm not completely living in a bubble but I just wanted to make sure this wasn't a political forum that occasionally talks about bikes as opposed to a bike forum that occasionally talks about politics especially given There's a user here w/ an overt political avatar of the current President not exactly portrayed in a good way. I think you know which user Im referring to. What if I had an avatar w/ Reagan in clown make-up? How would that go over? I don't do that because this is a biker forum so I'm not here to talk politics. There are plenty of political msg boards out there to do that on

I think that stuff ought to be separate from biking but that's just me.

In closing, I'm a bad-ass Kawasaki rider who B) doesn't come here to argue over policy.

/end rant

PS- I got patches from the VA hospital to help me quit smoking. They had a volunteer guy come in to give the class ( two sessions) and he was someone who stopped using snuff. I belive it was the current fed govt quit smokiing 20 pg long helpful guide. Maybe from the USDA?

I think you just have to be ready. I intended to quit many times but my heart wasn't in it.


Trouble is I like smoking. Can't smoke in bars anymore, beer and cigs go hand in hand so I don't go out anymore. Having a smoke break after activities, you know the kind I'm referring to :lol: just tops it off. Having a smoke at a fill up and a hundred miles breaks up the monotony. Same with work. I'm not in to other forms of smoking material :S And at least it's not cigars. :sick:
Old Jimmy always had that stubby stogie in his mouth and the smell? UGH :blink:
Maybe I will quit one day. I've been known to do some bizarre things in my life. That might just one more of them. :whistle:
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Bike cam 13 Mar 2016 09:05 #715208

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Here's an attempt of salvaging the thread.

What cam are you using?
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It's one I bought on eBay. $59 delivered. I've had cheaper ones but they didn't last. I don't expect this on to ether. So far/so good. It's even cheaper now. If someone snags it, no great loss.
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swest wrote: It's one I bought on eBay. $59 delivered. I've had cheaper ones but they didn't last. I don't expect this on to ether. So far/so good. It's even cheaper now. If someone snags it, no great loss.
Steve

I see I got a SJ1000 used for like $25 shipped, I've used it a little bit but not on the bike yet. I bought a Liquid Image 727 last month and was really liking it. It stopped working after only using it 3-4 times. I logged onto their web site this morning and left a message. We'll see where that takes us.

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Bike cam 13 Mar 2016 14:45 #715245

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Just got off patrol and coming home a land yacht was blocking Dillon road. :ohmy: I'll post it soon. I directed traffic until he could get out of the road.
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Good thing traffic was light. :whistle:
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Bike cam 26 Mar 2016 19:19 #717498

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Coming home yesterday I had to split traffic. Some drivers let you pass, some try to keep you back. I didn't get the worst ones, the battery died so I stopped at a rest area and put in the spare. Had some old jerk try to pass me in my lane in a white Ford truck. Close to reserve I got off for some gas. Back on a guy in a Vette tried to block me but the other driver let me by and I gave him a open and closed hand wave.Typical day on the road. :dry:
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Bike cam 27 Mar 2016 07:54 #717571

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Lane spitting isn't legal here. I don't know if I'd have the nerve to try it. I'm sure there are certain rules and methods you should use. The only advantage we have here is we're allowed to use the HOV lane. That is rarely an advantage as you always get behind the hybrid that isn't really going faster than the rest of the lanes. You might be able to avoid a little bit of congestion in some spots.

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They're called diamond lanes here. Not much better. I always stay in-between the #1/2 lanes with my L turn signal on. When I see another bike coming up I move over and let them pass. I've had cars move over for me after they do or some close together to stop me. Like with the Vette, I waited, the car next to him and moved over for me. You can see the nose of the truck on my left just before I started over. I use to carry a bolt for jerks like that. I thought about golf balls but they would hurt someone else so I won't. I keep telling myself if he does this to me, he will to another and ether get his a$$ kicked or a ticket. Ether way it's not my problem, it's HIS.
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Yeah, ours have the diamonds on them too. I just did a quick check and it appears that lane splitting isn't specifically prohibited in any state, it's not expressly legal either, even in CA. CA, however, is the only state that allows/tolerates it, CHP has released guidelines on the practice. Everywhere else will cite you for some reg or other if you are caught doing it, improper lane change, passing on right, reckless/exhibition driving, etc.

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I don't mind riding slow or stopping once in a while but air cooled engines can't tolerate too much of that plus the car behind me tends to be right on my ass and I've had them move on me because they don't think I'm moving fast enough. At that point I leave them behind only to have them catch up with me when It's clear and cut me off or some other STUPID SHT. Better to just split the lane and not have that issue. :whistle:
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I came in a bit late on the Smoke thing but they are currently around $30 a pack here and the govt wants to make them $40 - $45 - now thats a good reason to quit.
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Zephyrrider wrote: I came in a bit late on the Smoke thing but they are currently around $30 a pack here and the govt wants to make them $40 - $45 - now thats a good reason to quit.

Or make a killing in the black market. B)

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WOW, might as take up smoking pot then. That crap makes me stupid. :S
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This is an entertaining thread. Keep the stories coming!
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Zephyrrider wrote: I came in a bit late on the Smoke thing but they are currently around $30 a pack here and the govt wants to make them $40 - $45 - now thats a good reason to quit.


Where I live you buy your smokes at the Indian reservation. They are about 10 buck a pack in town and 4 bucks a pack at the res.

swest wrote: WOW, might as take up smoking pot then. That crap makes me stupid. :S
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