From: Champ on
On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 22:16:34 +0000, Silk <me(a)> wrote:

>*All* motorcyclists have a tendency towards hotheadedness and
>recklessness over and above other road users, the Police are no exception.
>Let's be honest, you have to have a bit of a screw loose to want to get
>on one.

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From: Silk on
On 24/11/2009 18:53, The Older Gentleman wrote:
> Silk<me(a)> wrote:
>> I just pointed out
>> that I have a keen interest, have had extra training and a lot more
>> experience than most - by any definition, that qualifies me as an expert.
> Er, no. It doesn't.

Er, what does then?
From: Harry Bloomfield on
Conor used his keyboard to write :
> As for not apparently being able to overtake at night unless the driver
> in front uses full and dipped beam, I would suggest the deficiency lies
> with the person wanting to do the overtaking - I've never found it an
> issue as a car driver.

It (could be) fine overtaking if the following driver knows the road
well, but don't you think it just a little unfair to not help the
following drivers to be able to see past you?

I don't believe for one second that HGV driver have any special ability
to see beyond the end of their lights. I do accept that they do not
travel that fast, but they need more room to stop - so main beam gives
them extra warning of a need to stop or slow.

Harry (M1BYT) (L)

From: ginge on
On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 18:49:16 +0000, Silk <me(a)> wrote:

>On 24/11/2009 18:35, vulgarandmischevious wrote:
>> Silk<me(a)> wrote:
>>> On 24/11/2009 17:41, vulgarandmischevious wrote:
>>>> Silk<me(a)> wrote:
>>>>> Fear is the emotion normal people have that prevents them from doing
>>>>> stupid and dangerous things. Yes, I am scared of motorcycles and for
>>>>> good reason.
>>>> An excellent driver would have nothing to fear.
>>> You have to have a certain amount of fear to be a good driver, or at
>>> least a safe one.
>> Bollocks. You don't understand risk.
>Fear makes you less likely to take a risk.

Fear increases the chances of making an impulsive decision, which is
in itself a dangerous trait.

From: Silk on
On 24/11/2009 18:53, The Older Gentleman wrote:

> Steve, where did you dig up this idiot? Even by normal Usenet standards,
> he's a bit 'special'.

I might have guessed you two would be fellow meat-heads.