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Mr. Motorcycle

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I live at 1 Frozen place in, Minnesota, United States
My real name is Mark. For many years now my wife has called me Mr. Motorcycle. When I started my Blog I was looking for a catchy blog name, so I went with it. I'm happily married and I'm also a father of 6 children. I have two human offspring, one dog, two cats and one custom Harley. I believe that makes 6 children. When I'm not doing my real full time job, or going for a ride, I like to do art, custom paint jobs, and of course BLOG. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is phonetically spelled for avoiding spammers. (I actually do use the number 1 in the beginning.) 1mrmotorcycleATgmailDOTcom

*****This is my Bliss*****

*****This is my Bliss*****
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The photo above is my ride :
"Kenny" started life as a stock '97, 883 Sportster. It's been a work in progress since the day I bought it many years ago. Its mostly custom with a built, "slightly juiced up" 1200 motor.
The Metal Fabrication, bodywork and custom paint was done by me.

How the Hell did I come up with a name like Kenny for my bike you ask?...... Most people who name their rides, go with chick names. I of course had to be different. I think bikes look tough, cool and masculine; not feminine. Plus, my father "Ken" has helped make me who I am today. Therefore with a little twist on the name, my bike was named "Kenny".

KUSTUM PAINT

KUSTUM PAINT
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Q and A about complacency

Question:
What is worse that a complacent car driver not paying attention to a motorcycle rider?

Answer:
That motorcyclist being too complacent to notice the complacent car driver not noticing him/her.

Complacency is one of the biggest dangers of riding a motorcycle.

Think.
Be aware.
Never forget how vulnerable we are out there.

****** Original post Above******
Edited ad on information per Big D.'s comment below
Now mind you, I had no idea this had just happened when I posted this.
Scary stuff! PAY ATTENTION FOLKS!
Check out the accident details below.
http://www.kpho.com/news/22956828/detail.html

13 comments:

Shell said...

My dad always said "here lies the body of Julien Gray. He died while taking the right of way. He was right dead right as he speed along. But, he is just as dead as if he were wrong."

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Shell, I love it. That is really clever. Now if I can just remember that one.

Big Daddy said...

The timing of this post couldn't be more right.
Check over at my blog and you'll understand.

sherrypg said...

When our oldest son started riding, my husband told him, "Pretend you are invisible." I think that is some of the best advice I have ever heard.

sherrypg said...

This happened in Arizona last month...

http://esthervilledailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/505412.html

Webster World said...

A friend just left and I told him of Big D. We talked of how we ride in defence. Like even in a car, I do not pull forward to turn left at a light until ALL is clear.

"Joker" said...

Complacency is bad and I am guilty of it. That's why I went down. Yeah, it was technically her fault, but I really think if the same scenario unfolded in front of me now, I would not have went down. Big D's post has had me messed up all day so far. I can't get it out of my head for some reason. I've been having crash flash backs like PTSD or something. That was just horrible what happened out there.

Shell's rhyme reminds me of a similar one my mother used to say, called The Smiling Young Lady from Nyga.

Smiling young lady from Nyga,
She rode on the back of a Tiger,
But at the end of the ride,
She wound up inside,
With her Smile on the face of the Tiger...

Motor-head Lady said...

Thanks for sharing Mark...I reposted the news story on my blog and did a link-back to your blog...it's an important reminder to us "car" people to watch for the bikes (I am a very attentive driver because of my accident, and if I'm a passenger, I still watch everything!)

Complacency is bad!
MHL

KT Did said...

It really makes me wonder why the states don't start getting lawsuits against them for giving out the licenses before they have earned them.

RazorsEdge2112 said...

Complacency is a tangible enemy of anyone on two or four (or more) wheels. It is so easy to become wrapped up in the road and the wind and the feel of the bike underneath, and life in general.

Right after getting my license I was riding around Lake Mead. Up ahead I saw the flash of brake lights and riders signaling to slow down. Around the curve was a dozen bikes and police cars. A rider, a tourist into town for the week had rented a Harley bagger to ride the Lake Mead loop.

The crystal blue sky, fabulous scenery and crisp spring air assailed his senses into complaisance. Instead of taking the curve, he just rode straight into the desert.

After helping his buddies get the bike onto the flatbed, I was quite happy to hear this fellow was not terribly hurt, but flown to a local hospital just in case.

Cagers and riders alike, please be alert, OK?

Willy D said...

I believe in the ‘Invisibility Rule’. No one, and I mean ‘no one’, ever sees you. Never!

Webster World said...

This ooold lady eye to eye pulled right out in front of me Sat. BITCH. Hard braking and all.

CRASH said...

INTERSECTIONS. The single most dangerous place for a motorcycle. I think if you look up statistics on auto accidents, you will find that most injury accidents happen in intersections. When they involve motorcycles are often fatal.