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Offline GCG

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I'm contemplating a cable across the road at throat height!

Where's Mutton?
shit sorry bru...mine is merely figuratively speaking.  My bad :-[

... what am i missing?
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Mutton had a certain bad experience on his bike...


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I'm contemplating a cable across the road at throat height!

Where's Mutton?

He's here - shocked and awed at the same time.

In every group there will be those whose actions tarnish the rest ... motorcyclists are no different... equally there are skeptics who will give the collective a bad or unwarranted reputation.

However, the thought of injuring, maiming or even killing someone who pisses us off by their actions is extremely narrow minded. What next...side-swiping scholars on scooters because they go to a different church to you?

I had the misfortune to hit a throat-high wire on the 15 Jan 1978. The wire was obviously intended for a cyclist or motorcyclist - but my first trip down that particular road!

Result - no vocal cords, impaired airway, 45 operations and the very real risk of dying every time flu season comes around.

Rather address the actual trouble makers than everyone who sits astride a two-wheeler.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2010, 16:29:09 pm by Mutton »
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As I said "My Bad"... :-[
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On reflecting about my statement, it is easy for us on these forums to make these wild statements like "consider suicide' 'hope you die' f_ucker', without really considering what we say and how this may affect someone else. Maybe it's the safety of isolation and the computer screen infront of us. Some time ago I complained about call centers and lo and behold Peter Grant works in one :-[ not that it changed my view of them. Sorry PG... With the experience I had with my Landie and grandson, I should be more sensitive ...dammit I am! Sorry again Mutton I can't imagine what it must have been like for you and your dad...
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eina moer.  that too bad mutton.
very unfortuante that you had to fall into a trap set for someone else.

i must commiserate with brian though.  especially since these people are on his private property, and ruining the environment.  i wouldnt know what to do about it, but im sure there are steps that one can take.  

i dont know how your accident happened mutton, but it sucks, and im sure you didnt go looking for it.
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As I said "My Bad"... :-[

No offense! You could not possibly have known of my experience?

However, I share your frustrations and the urge to inflict serious bodily damage....we have an inconsiderate neighbour who launches his doef doef most weekends and especially when reasonable folk are in bed.

He does not respond to polite phone calls; becomes abusive when abused; turns down when the cops arrive and promptly back up when they leave.

Because of my hours, I often miss this lot, but my wife gets quite beside herself.

I have imagined myself gutting him like a fish...but the closest I get is screaming down the phone.
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mutton, fire with fire mate.
my mum pulled one on a neighbour who had a maltese yapping all goddamn night.  she got hold of her fone number, foned at ungodly hours, and barked at her down the line.  the dog fell quiet very quickly.
or just make sure to play, i dont know, beethoven early in the am.  when he's got babbelas.  or gooi the lawnmower under his bedroom window at bird's fart.
i'm a scorpio.  revenge is what i do...

oh, by the ps, what is your establishment's name and location, my sleepsel and i would like to visit.
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oh, by the ps, what is your establishment's name and location, my sleepsel and i would like to visit.

I'm also a Scorpion!
We are the "Cattle Baron - Little Falls" in the West Rand Retail Crossing, Hendrik Potgieter....Strubens Valley se wereld!

PM for phone details...plus you must visit on a night/weekend when I am on duty....love putting faces to names!
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Tweefo, Tweefo.  ::)

To think I have always felt such a kinship with you what with our shared interest in astronomy and the likes, but I'm afraid that bikophobic slur in the opening post just changed everything. :'( Not only is my motorcycle loud, its obnoxious. It sets off car alarms. It's thunder ricochets off buildings and interferes with pigeons' navigational systems. A trip through the countryside makes ostriches scatter, and cows dry up. I ride with ear plugs, I kid you not. Otherwise, I'm a model of two wheeled tact and consideration. I stick to the speed limit, and stop for pedestrians. Not only do I lessen the traffic congestion by percolating through it, I also share my machine's exquisite longitudinal waves with all who happen to be in the postal region. Does 120dB really make me a bad person?

But I'm not the type of person to nurse a grudge. Tell you what, if you buy me my next pair of spark plugs, all is forgiven. ;)

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But I'm not the type of person to nurse a grudge. Tell you what, if you buy me my next pair of spark plugs, all is forgiven
I am a diesel engine fan. No need for spark plugs so if you can convert you bike to a diesel we can still be friends.  ;D
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I've heard they came up with such a beast recently. Imagine the brilliant fuel consumption on a vehicle that light powered by a small turbo diesel motor.

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I'll buy someone a Cattle Baron steak if they sponsor the 4 new plugs that my bike needs!
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mintaka, your bike are allowed to be loud, just coz you are so funny.
personally i prefer the F1-like scream of a superbike at full tilt.  but too love the thump-thump of a big offroad machine, just coz it associates with dust and mud and flying over bumps at speed.
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personally i prefer the F1-like scream of a superbike at full tilt.

Aaah, that'd be me!

Maybe not quite full tilt, but it does tend to howl at those speeds that would land one a cell-mate boyfriend!
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