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Old 22-07-2012, 05:30   #16
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I love them both- I spend 6-8 months a year on my Boat the rest of the year on my bike -anyone want to do the Blue Ridge Parkway in late Sept?
Where are u leaving from.I,am in S Fl,Make that run almost every year.Usually wait till I,see temp. drop.PM me
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Old 22-07-2012, 10:40   #17
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Crashing your sailboat is very embarrasing (especially if you scratch the gelcoat of a million dollar yacht). Crashing your motorcyle wrecks the bike and puts in you traction for six months.
that's not true either. I've crashed my dirt bike over 100 times. Some are more embarrassing than others

3 broken bones... so um, I mean the odds are still pretty good that I won't get hurt.... right?

Also, it's not motorcycles that are dangerous, it's the trees and the rocks. Same as a sailboat, damn rocks are no good I tell ya.
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Old 22-07-2012, 10:53   #18
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You can't use paper charts on a motorbike!
they call em maps. and they do use em...
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Old 22-07-2012, 10:57   #19
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Re: Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles

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Re: Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles

Use both. Ride to get to my boat! LOL. RV's and sailboats are a better match up. Probably end up getting one of those before too long.
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BOTH ROCK. NEITHER IS BETTER--BOTH ARE GREAT...
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Old 22-07-2012, 11:54   #22
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Re: Why Sailboats Are Better Than Motorcycles

HA, I call Motorcycling land sailing. Cause like sailing your in the elements and the wind blows you around.. My first car was a motorcycle too... Actually so is my current one

Becides you can't take your boat to yellowstone.

Its all good!
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Lots of those statements have to come from somebody who has never spend much time on two wheels. My two daughters have slept many hours on the back of my bike on long trips and we spend as many good times out there on bikes as we do sailing. Actually in many ways motorcycle riding and sailing have a lot in common .
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You say people have slept on your motorcycle. That can be dangerous, because at a moments notice, you sometimes need to change lanes quickly, and sleeping people in the back seat have fallen off in doing so, or the rider has lost control because the weight of the riders did not stay as one unit.

This thread was a look at the fun of both outdoor adventures. Now if you wanted to say I know little about sailing, there you would be closer to correct.

One outing, had one of the wealthiest men in the world walk up to me and start a conversation about a V8 motorcycle I own. I reached up and pulled my hair and said back to him "PRELL" He grinned, and whispered into my ear "Grow More Hair, You Will Use More Shampoo.
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Nothing accelerates to weather like a Suzuki Hayabusa.

315 km/h equals 217 MPH.

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Just finished 2 years on a 2300cc Triumph Rocket III going twice around the US (criss-cross and four corners). Was going to do the same thing sailing but the keel kept getting stuck in the dirt. Sold the bike, (bucket list checked off).... now sailing down to San Blas, Panama. the bike and the boat are exactly the same...just different.
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Nothing accelerates to weather like a Suzuki Hayabusa.

315 km/h equals 217 MPH.

Hayabusa on curves, but the straights belong to this!

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This is less likely on a sailboat.

Amazing fiery motorcycle rescue! - YouTube
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A very nice day:

Ride our Harleys up to the marina, stop en-route for breakfast. Spend the day sailing on the river. Then a nice ride home in the evening, maybe stop by Malabar Mo's for a good band and a beer.
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You may be able to take the bike with you....whereas fitting the boat on the bike is a bit of a squeeze, even for the v8's.
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