MIL Bike Crew v. Base Riding Regs

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  1. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    This is getting to be bullshit. It seems like every month they come out with something more to try and screw us over.

    I am not sure how it is on other bases but on Lejeune the latest is if you own a bike you have to be part of this motorcycle club they have set up.

    :ugh:

    :down:

    Does anyone else ride?
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    At Keesler, they can't force you to be a club member, but what they can do is force you to attend a motorcycle safety course, which happens to be offered by the club.
     
  3. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    I don't ride, but we have this in Yuma too. But the club here gets 1 day off a month for a "safety ride" or whatever they call it. Hell, I want a day off a month so I can go drive around for an hour or so.
     
  4. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    Welcome to the modern military. You don't understand...the military is this close || to outlawing the motorcycle from an acceptable activity. How many people were killed in the last two weeks on bikes? 7.

    What were they're age ranges? BZZZZZZZZZZZZZz wrong. 17-41. One last month was a Mid 40's / Experienced MSF Safety instructor...so age / experience isn't stopping the unnecessary deaths. Now don't get me wrong...I'd love to support riding...but you guys are killing yourselves entirely too quickly...and nothing we seem to be doing in the safety community seems to be slowing these deaths down.

    The clubs are designed to incoporate the partnership of older / less impulsive riders with younger riders to ensure that common sense is being applied to all riding conditions...however ...the more aggressive riders are not listening....and continue to kill yourselfs at incredible rates. People don't die in the same numbers here in Europe...how is it American Servicemembers are so adept at it? Yes...it is a cultural thing...the numbers prove it.

    So you have id'd a problem...what is your recommended solution for your peers / pastime?
     
  5. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    What kind of motorcycle do you have?
     
  6. MrRyan

    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    Doesn't matter...he's born in '81 / Marine / Enlisted Sport Bike Rider...he's destined for the grave no matter what he protests.
     
  7. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Also to piggy back on what Turbo said, you can be a safe motorcyclist and still very easily be killed. All it takes is one person to not see you and pull out in front of you, you're dead. Most bikers on base have rice rockets and drive like morons anyway.
     
  8. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    That is already required in order to ride on base.
     
  9. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    Interesting sidenote...

    I work as a control rider for a trackday organization up here in Washington (2Fast). We have been approached by a number of local military bases to do special trackdays for riders in the military. The thinking is that these people will get their thrills on the track in a safe and controlled manner instead of doing it on the street and facing many of the uncontrollable variables that comes with riding on the street.

    What'sneat is that the military is offering is transportation to and from the track for their riders. Pretty cool!

    Personally, I think it's a great idea and I look forward to seeing this happen...
     
  10. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    I would probably be interested in doing something like that if it was ever offered.
     
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    MrRyan Gary Johnson 2016 OT Supporter

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    Yeah absolutely great idea. Encourage participation in events that teach responsibility and safe riding while providing a forum to increase riding skills through both socialization and experience.
     
  12. NisAznMonk

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    Does anyone ever see a scooter on base?
     
  13. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    :bowrofl: yes
     
  14. jung918

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    There used to be one at my barracks parking lot
     
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    NisAznMonk New Member

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    What would you pick: scooter or bicycle?
     
  16. Accord

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    A good quality mountain bike.
     
  17. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    To ride to work and back? :ugh: How about a bike made for ROADS? Get yourself a quality mountain bike for the weekend, and a cheap road bike for daily driver.
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    And they laugh back at you by saving their money they would have spent on gas.
     
  19. SweetDaddyO

    SweetDaddyO we need a montage!!

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    :rofl: i just remembered i had an instructor who drove a vespa to work everyday at randolph afb....

    he thought he was so cool :ugh:
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    See you in 30 years...
     
  21. TRN

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    Last summer someone had a tiny sky blue one. :ugh:


    :rofl:
     

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