older drivers

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Jul 22 16:35:20 MDT 2003


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At 08:23 AM 7/22/2003, you wrote:
>Testing is easier said than done.   The "skill" test I took after my two day
>motorcycle "safety" produced predictable results.  All the young guns on their
>sport bikes made easy work of the test.  The old farts on their Gold Wings
>killed more than their share of cones.

I resent that remark. :-)

I have no trouble running the MSF-ERC course on my Wing right along with
the squids on their crotch rockets and I certainly qualify as an old fart.


>Funny thing is that 6 months later all the oldies on goldies still had turn
>signals and original paint jobs on their bikes.  Seems the superior "skill" of
>the younger riders got them into more trouble than it got them out of.

More like recklessness. Us experienced riders know how to stay out of
trouble fo the most part.


>Safety is more attitude than ability, and that is tough to test for.

Amen.

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