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4 minutes ago, mreaves said:

Are they any worse than the fat, 50 year old white guys who drive Harleys around with the loudest pipes possible?  There is a dealer down the hill from me and they have something going every weekend in summer that attracts a couple hundred bikers over the course of the day. That’s pretty annoying too. 

If you haven't seem them in an urban environment, it can be hard to explain. They are not like bikers cruising on a country road.

They are on dirt bikes and ATVs, no helmets, popping wheelies, swerving all over the road. Traffic has to come to a standstill while they pass.

I have seen it so many times it doesn't fluster me at all. I am not trying to be a Karen over it; people in Baltimore do crazy stupid shit all day every day. This is one of their milder outlets, honestly.

There is also a darker side behind it involving theft of bikes and ATVs and basically what amounts to a black market chop shop environment. 

It is what it is. Better than murdering each other, I think.

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1 minute ago, Bostonseminole said:


I guess it’s the beginning of the end according to paranoid Phin

Listen, baggers with straight pipes and a bunch of old white dudes in a group ripping down the Kanc is tooootally different than a few inner kids on some Chinese dirt bikes.....or is it? 

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2 minutes ago, Bostonseminole said:


I guess it’s the beginning of the end according to paranoid Phin


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Why not buy some property down there, man? Great investment for a savvy guy such as yourself.

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17 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

Been doing it in Baltimore for years. They ride down Pratt Street in broad daylight in large groups.

It's a symptom of the general decline in urban society and rise in lawlessness that has really accelerated over the last year, but has been going on for a while now.

Keeping kids out of school for a year didn't help. These kids were not at home on Zoom...

When you stop enforcing the law for "petty crime" this is what happens. 

I'm sure if you called the social worker hotline this would end pretty quick.

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10 minutes ago, Typhoon Tip said:

What is meant by tested positive in India when in context of having been vaccinated tho 

positive means nothing ... vaccinated people will be asymptomatic carries. Vaccines don’t stop particles from going up ur nose. 
 

Carriers have the connotation they are contagious. Not necessarily so. If the viral load is low enough not to infect the “carrier” there’s most likely not enough to infect anyone else. It’s not typhus, as in Mary.

:)

 

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The same gang here saying "let the kids have fun" would be throwing a fit and demanding action from the HOA if a couple of kids tore through their perfectly manicured front lawn on ATVs. No one is fooled by the act. 

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13 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

If you haven't seem them in an urban environment, it can be hard to explain. They are not like bikers cruising on a country road.

They are on dirt bikes and ATVs, no helmets, popping wheelies, swerving all over the road. Traffic has to come to a standstill while they pass.

I have seen it so many times it doesn't fluster me at all. I am not trying to be a Karen over it; people in Baltimore do crazy stupid shit all day every day. This is one of their milder outlets, honestly.

There is also a darker side behind it involving theft of bikes and ATVs and basically what amounts to a black market chop shop environment. 

It is what it is. Better than murdering each other, I think.

Admit it. You troll Dundalk.

Just kidding!

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17 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

The same gang here saying "let the kids have fun" would be throwing a fit and demanding action from the HOA if a couple of kids tore through their perfectly manicured front lawn on ATVs. No one is fooled by the act. 

I’d feel the same way about them as I do the stupid loud Harleys and the idiots who think they’re comic geniuses when they drive by the golf course and yell Fore. 

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These things tend to be cyclical. NYC went through some tough years in the 70s-90s with poor leadership. Eventually it swings back to conservative leadership and gets cleaned up. Hopefully we get some republican leadership back in cities in this country and turn the tide. Or at least some Democrats that are not off the friggin rails like the rest of the modern party has gotten. You need law and you need pro business policies, safety, work ethic. 

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9 minutes ago, mreaves said:

I’d feel the same way about them as I do the stupid loud Harleys and the idiots who think they’re comic geniuses when they drive by the golf course and yell Fore. 

I'm not a fan of loud bikes either.

Aren't you a big time snowmobiler? They are pretty loud too, just saying. :) 

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Just now, greenmtnwx said:

These things tend to be cyclical. NYC went through some tough years in the 70s-90s with poor leadership. Eventually it swings back to conservative leadership and gets cleaned up. Hopefully we get done republican leadership back in cities in this country and turn the tide. Or at least some Democrats that are not off the friggin rails like the rest of the modern party has gotten. You need law and you need pro business policies, safety, work ethic. 

The worm is already starting to turn. Several cities such as NYC and Minneapolis are already starting to quietly rebuild their police forces and increase patrols. This doesn't fit the political narrative so it is being kept hushed.

The biggest hurdle right now is the extremely lenient DAs in some cities. Cops can arrest people all day long, but it hardly matters if the DA never brings charges and just lets them walk.

 

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1 minute ago, PhineasC said:

I'm not a fan of loud bikes either.

Aren't you a big time snowmobiler? They are pretty loud too, just saying. :) 

Not mine. I have a 4 stroke and it’s one of the quietest out there. In fact, some people complain you hear the track too much. I hate loud pipes on sleds too. 

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Thing is I like motorcycles in general concept. 

I just don’t like that they are used as ego boosters ...

I don’t like how those in ‘the look’ are supposed to personify this non conformed care free image ... yet they care enough to go out of their way to affect an image  - you’re a hypocritical full-of-yourself asshole trying to force people to give you attention. Nothing else.  

I can’t trust other drivers, either. And I have to admit every time I am immediately behind a motorcyclist some part of my internal monologue, says “oh f* now I got to deal with this guy”. It shouldn’t be any different than any other vehicle but I’m sorry it just is when you see that person exposed like that… I don’t know I just don’t want to give people yet additional reason to have internal monologue about me

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7 hours ago, Whineminster said:

Yeah I was on freaking 5th Ave in NYC near the apple store and they ripped thru. Kinda cool to see cuz I like dirt bikes and ATVs but it is a little reckless. 

There are places for them.  Not down busy city streets or in public parks or next to my property on state land.  I’ve never called the cops on them but I wish they were respectful of neighbors

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Personal lesson from the pandemic .I really don't miss social interaction with people I don't want to interact with.

All ahead forward.  Its ovah 

First game for my womens softball team is Monday, looking forward to getting on the field hitting infield practice again for the first time in 3 years for me due to the back injury and then the Vid. Free concerts happening again as well. Woot woot

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I've seen those dudes on bikes like that. I just want to stick a piece of wood out and see what happens. I generally hate people on bikes. From those stupid crotch rockets to Harley's. Noisy AF and annoying. Not to mention that love to sneak by you in between lanes in traffic. Last time I checked, driving over the dashed line in between cars, wasn't a lane. I've purposely moved over to block them from doing that in traffic. 

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8 hours ago, PhineasC said:

The same gang here saying "let the kids have fun" would be throwing a fit and demanding action from the HOA if a couple of kids tore through their perfectly manicured front lawn on ATVs. No one is fooled by the act. 

Yep.. " GET OFF MY LAWN YOU DELINQUENT" 

:lmao:

Growing up in Baltimore city I was used to seeing little 50s and 80s and even 3 Wheelers ripping down alleys and side streets so when my Carroll county HS baseball team made states back in 92' we had to play Dunbar HS down in the city . A group of dirt bikers ripped through the outfield all game long doing donuts . My teammates and coaches were horrified :lol:. The game kept being stopped and lasted 4 hours . I played centerfield and just laughed and had fun with it . 

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5 hours ago, DotRat_Wx said:

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You realize the point on the right is the hallmark of the illiberal critical social justice/woke movement, correct? If only all groups strictly adhered to the point on the left..we'd be making actual progress and not dismantling systems with reckless abandon. 

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8 hours ago, PhineasC said:

If you haven't seem them in an urban environment, it can be hard to explain. They are not like bikers cruising on a country road.

They are on dirt bikes and ATVs, no helmets, popping wheelies, swerving all over the road. Traffic has to come to a standstill while they pass.

I have seen it so many times it doesn't fluster me at all. I am not trying to be a Karen over it; people in Baltimore do crazy stupid shit all day every day. This is one of their milder outlets, honestly.

There is also a darker side behind it involving theft of bikes and ATVs and basically what amounts to a black market chop shop environment. 

It is what it is. Better than murdering each other, I think.

Popping wheelies :lol: Priceless 

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11 hours ago, WhitinsvilleWX said:

You’ll see a lot of reports of “positive” cases in vaccinated people. Mostly from people who are in routine testing protocols. I’ll say it again. It’s from viral particles in the nose that’s not infectious to them or anyone else. 
Bill Maher tested positive today as part of routine testing for his show taping. He’s fully vaccinated and he said he feels fine. For all I know I could test positive if I tested everyday. Doesnt mean I’m sick or contagious. 
This whole PCR testing thing really needs to end. 

violently agree. stop the madness!

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8 hours ago, DotRat_Wx said:

Why wear a helmet? Why are you concerned they are doing wheelies? It's their choice! Freedom! Phin I can't believe youd stomp all over their personal freedoms like that 

Don’t let me live rent free in your head, man. 

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