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Offline Greg Habel

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« on: November 16, 2008, 05:26:00 pm »
In the famous HURT report (summary http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~john/vfr/hurt.html ) of 1981, almost 1/2 of all motorcycle fatalities occurred with the rider under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  Do you drink or take drugs and ride?
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 05:30:00 pm »
Before I started riding I made a vow to never drink and ride.  The HURT report conclusions were clear to me.  At the end of the day I'll have a few but not if I have to ride anywhere.  I do occassionally take an Advil if I am experiencing some pain during the ride (chronic back pain etc).  Ride safe.   Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008, 08:28:00 pm »
I haven't had a drink in a little over 23 years and never really did drugs.  When I was drinking about the only smart thing I did was realize I drank to much to ride motorcycles.  Drinking and driving = bad, drinking and riding = death sentence.  
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008, 11:33:00 pm »
I voted #5. Not for drinking though, for taking drugs and riding. Expecially them 500-600 mile days. I use lots of drugs then.  2003 Concours  COG #6953  http://mysite.verizon.net/slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2008, 03:30:00 pm »
I even worry about the riders that had a few drinks last night.  I have seen a few of you with less then bright eyes in the morning.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2008, 03:57:00 pm »
I ride for the thrill of being out in the air and sunshine zipping across the surface of the Earth. Why in the world would I want to cloud that up with alcohol or drugs? Riding IS a drug! Plus, they haven't made it illegal yet, though they're always trying to somewhere in this country it seems. :)  
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 04:24:00 pm »
++++++++++++++++++1 for   Brett    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato (the bike ofcourse)  wedshots
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2008, 11:45:00 pm »
1 for me. With all the cagers with cell phones and other distractions I want to have a clear head and concentrate on riding and my surroundings.  
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 12:38:00 am »
27 years after Harry Hurt prepared the famed report, the statistics still show about 45% of motorcycle fatalities are due to alcohol impairment. (In fact, most of the findings of the Hurt report are still valid today)  --  Steve Smith, COG #3184  COG Northeast Area Director, AMA, MSF RC  (somewhere in south central CT)     If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 10:19:00 pm »
I got my motorcycle as an alternative to drinking. And since gas is cheaper than good beer, I figure I'm saving money every time I spend my Saturday riding instead of drinking (I won't mix the two).      
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 12:39:00 am »
I take a LOT of Advil and then ride a LOT.  ;)  
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 02:32:00 am »
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2008, 06:12:00 pm »
Did drink a ride a few times in my early riding years  and was lucky enough to survive it. Don't really drink  at all anymore and certainly not before riding or  driving.  Pat & Sher in Ma.  04 Dark Angel  87 Ninja 600rx  84 Guzzi T-5
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2009, 01:24:00 pm »
I may have one drink occasionally, and sometimes another one several hours later.  

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2009, 07:35:00 pm »
When I was young and stupid, yes. Now I don't drink at all. Even if I did I would not get on my bike after even one drink.   Sammie Timmons  74 gt380 totaled  74 gt750 totaled  80 gs850 totaled  05 vulcan 750 traded  08 c14 my baby  08 versys (my wife's)
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