Saturday, December 20, 2008

Unpopular Opinions, first in a series

"Loud pipes save lives" is the mantra of motorcyclists who lack basic defensive riding skills. The principle behind it is to annoy the crap out of everybody so they'll notice you. To the extent that it works at all, it's the equivalent of stepping off the curb into traffic with your eyes closed and your hair on fire and yelling, "Please don't hit me!" And while it might work now and then, it's far more efficient at turning the non-riding public into lifelong enemies of motorcycling.

More on this topic later...

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1 comment:

AK said...

Great description of the noisy rider. If there's a Santa Claus, I hope he brings them all a set of 85dB pipes for Christmas.