Bikes and Coasters

Saturday, November 10, 2001 8:13 AM
I think they make a great combo.  I was just curios as to how many coaster enthusiasts own motorcycles.  Speed and thrill come in many different forms.  Oh and I just want to add one thing: I don't mind the popup adds, I really dont.  But I've noticed that this site has by far the most I have seen on ANY *wink wink* site.
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Saturday, November 10, 2001 1:53 PM
I don't own a motorcycle, but on a road bike tour a couple years ago I hit 55 mph going down a mountain pass on my bike.  No lie.  It is quite possibly the scariest and most dangerous thing I have ever done in my life, but it was a great thrill.
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"If somebody throws a rock and knocks a man off his donkey, do we say that he's stoned off his ass?
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Saturday, November 10, 2001 2:04 PM
We owned a motorcycle until this year.  We ended up selling it and buying a pop-up camper.  Ever since we had our daughter, we found we just didn't use the bike as often, so we got something the whole family can use, and it's cheaper than hotels for our park trips. :)
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Christ how do you kids do it
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Saturday, November 10, 2001 2:37 PM
I have a dirtbike and my dad has a Harley, and all I can say is that they are very frickin' fun! But for the time of your life, I seriously suggest going skiing. Skiing is by far my favorite thing to do. But it sucks that I live in KS.
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Sit back, hold on tight, because Mamba is about to strike! Enjoy Your Ride!
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Saturday, November 10, 2001 3:07 PM
I mountain bike for a serious hobby, and I absolutely love it!  It is as close to death as you can control, and the views, along with the mud, tend to be amazing.  I have reached 59 MPH on a dirt road (according to my guage-it might be wrong), which of course scared me to death, as I lost control of the bike near the end of the braking...  I am also into body surfing (I suck!), but I almost drowned this summer on the 4th of July, no less, so that keeps that to a minimum.  Sorry for the life story (nobody asked...!), but I thought it might speak volumes about me and my attitudes towards adrenaline rushes!  Don't all coaster enthusiasts like 'the rush' in some other fashion?  Finally, I have to say that I think biking, be it mountain, road, bmx, or motocross, is pretty much a perfect release.  Nothing beats the smell of the great outdoors, and not the smell of the interior of my SUV.
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Saturday, November 10, 2001 3:34 PM
I raced bicycles for 10 years until age and children caught up with me.  The difference from coasters was that the sudden thrill was occasionally followed by the sudden pain.  Real risk wise probably somewhere between 100 and 1000 times as dangerous as coasters.
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Saturday, November 10, 2001 7:09 PM
I bought a motorcycle when I turned 18.  I somehow managed to convince my dad to loan me the $3500 I needed to make the purchase.  I'm 28 now, and when I talk to my dad about it, he says he still can't figure out how I talked him into giving me money for the death trap.  I've never been able to borrow money from him since that day.   But it just goes to show, if you want something bad enough, you'll find a way to get it.....Oh, I wrecked and totaled the motorcycle 2 years later.   Walked away, though, so I was lucky.  I had just put FOR SALE signs up at my college a couple days earlier, though.  Harsh.
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Saturday, November 10, 2001 7:16 PM
I own a bike have had one for the last 11 years.  Wouldn't trade it!  It is kind of like a roller coaster in a way I guess.  I own a cbr and have had it up to about 120 miles an hour.....what a rush!!!!!!  But afterwards you kind of think how stupid!!!!!  But anyway..... Roller coaster and bikes .....wouldn't trade em for the world!
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 1:41 AM
My husband and I own a Harley. Vince would have a tough time picking between the Harley or the coasters for his favorite past time. Sometimes they go hand in hand--he rides the bike to the park to ride coasters. :)
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Sunday, November 11, 2001 7:41 AM
I had 4 differnt dirt bikes, CR125, YZ 250, RM 125, and a KX 125. My favorites were the CR and YZ.
I'd still ride but with work and coasters I don't have enough spare time to do everything. Another reason is they started to crack down on our riding areas. The reason they started the crack down is because too many people would dump garbage and destroy things out there. A few bad apples ruin it for everyone. I don't want to get busted and pay a fine.
At one time we has tons of area to ride. Our area has miles and miles of old coal roads that aren't paved or part of any highways. There are also areas with hill climbs, and mud. We used to go out for the weekend, camp, and ride our bikes all day. Then at night we'd take of vehicles out, trail ride and mud bog. It was lots of fun.

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Hello, My name is Dan and I'm a coasterholic.

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