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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2012, 09:44:53 PM »

We have enough people masturbating while strangling themselves that we gave that practice a name.

I don't think we're really built for long-term survival.

500 more years.  Done.
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« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2012, 11:28:15 PM »


That type of ramp with rungs spaced 6-8 inches apart are totally useless. I have a ramp of similar length that is actually 2 ramps hinged together longitudinally. But the rungs are spaced far enough apart that your foot would go thru the space between if you misstep. I solved that problem by cutting a couple pieces of 1/4" plywood and bolting them onto the surface. I can easily walk beside the bike while feathering the clutch up the ramp.



Yeah, I'm always on the lookout for that. Why make it harder than it has to be?




OR, you could just ask for assistance. I'm betting that guy in the video just bought his first bike. And based on the stickers he has on the rear windshield, he's stuck in the Superman mode. Let's hope he lives.


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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2012, 12:12:07 AM »


One would think that if he were smart enough to upload to the Tube he might have done a search for vids on how to load a bike. But no...


YouTube has proven time and again that you don't have to be very smart to upload videos.
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2012, 12:27:15 AM »




YouTube has proven time and again that you don't have to be very smart to upload videos.

yea.... i've loaded hundreds of bikes but not a single youtube vid Headscratch
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2012, 08:12:45 AM »




Reiterate:  Our species is doomed.


I submit just the opposite: we're overpopulated and have a goodly number of bravado experimenters in our midst.  
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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2012, 08:20:13 AM »




Why?   Headscratch


Well, let's just say, he so far hasn't demonstrated much in the smarts department.
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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2012, 08:58:57 AM »


We have enough people masturbating while strangling themselves that we gave that practice a name.

I don't think we're really built for long-term survival.

500 more years.  Done.


Have you seen Idiocracy? Great documentary on what the future holds.

Plus, it has electrolytes.
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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2012, 09:51:59 AM »



 And based on the stickers he has on the rear windshield, he's stuck in the Superman mode.


Yeah, the stickers on his window/fairing have him subscribed to the extreme (EXTREME!) lifestyle.  I bet he wears Tapout shirts too.  Lol
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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2012, 10:07:03 AM »

I've owned pickup trucks.  My Toyota Corolla with a 4 1/2 x 8 trailer has been more useful to me than any pickup I've had.

With the trailer much closer to the ground it's very easy to load and unload a bike (or anything else) by yourself.
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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2012, 10:30:04 AM »

best bike loading I've ever seen was after one of our thursday night rides. Darrin had just purchased a new Husky and Thore took it for a short test ride when we got back to the trucks. Apparently Darrin had turned off the gas, Thore rode it around the parking lot and parked it. We all had a couple beers and Darrin decided to load his bike so he fired it up, made a u-turn in the lot and rode it up the ramp. About the time the front wheel was on the tailgate the engine died. he balanced there long enough to say "help" and then with his feet several feet from the ground he slowly tipped over..... I haven't laughed that hard since!!
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« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2012, 11:55:12 AM »




Have you seen Idiocracy? Great documentary on what the future holds.

Plus, it has electrolytes.


 Lol  That movie gets no respect.

The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.
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« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2012, 12:15:16 PM »

Good Lord....

Two people.

One holds the bike from the front while the other pushes/keeps bike upright from the rear.  Hardest part is when the front guy has to transition to getting into the bed of the truck.

No running start needed.
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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2012, 04:35:56 PM »


best bike loading I've ever seen was after one of our thursday night rides. Darrin had just purchased a new Husky and Thore took it for a short test ride when we got back to the trucks. Apparently Darrin had turned off the gas, Thore rode it around the parking lot and parked it. We all had a couple beers and Darrin decided to load his bike so he fired it up, made a u-turn in the lot and rode it up the ramp. About the time the front wheel was on the tailgate the engine died. he balanced there long enough to say "help" and then with his feet several feet from the ground he slowly tipped over..... I haven't laughed that hard since!!


See, I can picture that being funny.
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« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2012, 07:47:48 PM »


We have enough people masturbating while strangling themselves that we gave that practice a name.

I don't think we're really built for long-term survival.

500 more years.  Done.


Is this a repeat post?  I could swear I've read the exact same post before...possibly by you?
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« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2012, 01:04:07 AM »




Is this a repeat post?  I could swear I've read the exact same post before...possibly by you?


Yes, in fact it is a repeat post.  Good call.

In fact, I found my duplicate post and cut/pasted it.

It's a thought that has been rattling in my poor little head for the past few weeks, and I just found two different scenarios where it applied.
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« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2012, 11:48:34 AM »




Yes, in fact it is a repeat post.  Good call.

In fact, I found my duplicate post and cut/pasted it.

It's a thought that has been rattling in my poor little head for the past few weeks, and I just found two different scenarios where it applied.


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« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2012, 12:39:35 PM »


   I see 4 people there.  Put the f'ing camera down and just push it up the ramp.

Our species is doomed.


My son and I along with my wife PICKED MY F4I UP and set it in the back of a truck. Whats wrong with these morons?
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« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2012, 02:41:05 PM »




My son and I along with my wife PICKED MY F4I UP and set it in the back of a truck. Whats wrong with these morons?


I don't see how that's possible. With one of you shooting video  and another talking on the cell phone it seems unlikely.
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« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2012, 06:07:53 PM »




Quoted from Shit my Dad says... who knows where he stole it from?


Good question - I forgot where I got that from - now I remember.

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« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2012, 06:17:18 PM »

I like imagining the alternative: he hits the ramp correctly, pulls himself partway in to the air with the momemtum of the bike, but hits the tailgate himself, slowing the bike down and tilting its center of gravity towards him.  He lets go, falls on the ground, and the bike falls on him.

This was actually probably the best outcome he could have gotten from that load attempt.
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