Bikers lose an advantage - Hawaii Bus...

Bikers lose an advantage - Hawaii Business

There are 65 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 8, 2009, titled Bikers lose an advantage - Hawaii Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

In decades past, motorcycle parking was free in many public and private parking garages, but those spots are becoming rare.

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Doh

Mililani, HI

#21 Aug 9, 2009
fred is the man wrote:
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I own a Harley and I think you are an idiot. One of the rights Americans have is to make as much noise as we want. You don't like it then buy some earplugs or move to the top of a hill in the country somewhere. As long as I ride my bike it's going to make as much noise as necessary to make sure everyone around me is aware of my existence. Get a life loser.
Dead wrong, obviously. When "making as much noise as we want" conflicts with other's right to a reasonable amount of peace and quiet, then the latter prevails - as evidenced by existing noise laws (even if they're not enforced to most people's satisfaction). With your logic, we should all drive around with sirens on our cars, or holding the horn down.

If you're typical of most of the Hells Angels wannabes I see on the road every weekend, then you're the one who should get a life. A bunch of fat slob, over-the-hill retards with long gray hair (get a trim, dude) who drive around aimlessly from lookout to lookout with similarly fat, disgusting "chicks" who probably weren't even good-looking in their "prime," imagining that people are oohing and aahing at them and their silly little toys. In fact, people are staring at them and thinking, "look at these ridiculous losers!" In your 50s and 60s, still thinking you're 20. Mental age, 10.

Or, you're in one of the military biker gangs. A bunch of lost sheep who look like they don't know what the h*ll they're doing or where they're going, looking like the space alien "Marvin the Martian" from the Bugs Bunny cartoon with your little kooky gladiator helmets. Reminds me of a nervous school of oama on wheels.

“Starts right above my shoulder”

Since: Aug 08

United States

#22 Aug 9, 2009
Doh wrote:
<quoted text>Dead wrong, obviously. When "making as much noise as we want" conflicts with other's right to a reasonable amount of peace and quiet, then the latter prevails - as evidenced by existing noise laws (even if they're not enforced to most people's satisfaction). With your logic, we should all drive around with sirens on our cars, or holding the horn down.
If you're typical of most of the Hells Angels wannabes I see on the road every weekend, then you're the one who should get a life. A bunch of fat slob, over-the-hill **** with long gray hair (get a trim, dude) who drive around aimlessly from lookout to lookout with similarly fat, disgusting "chicks" who probably weren't even good-looking in their "prime," imagining that people are oohing and aahing at them and their silly little toys. In fact, people are staring at them and thinking, "look at these ridiculous losers!" In your 50s and 60s, still thinking you're 20. Mental age, 10.
Or, you're in one of the military biker gangs. A bunch of lost sheep who look like they don't know what the h*ll they're doing or where they're going, looking like the space alien "Marvin the Martian" from the Bugs Bunny cartoon with your little kooky gladiator helmets. Reminds me of a nervous school of oama on wheels.
But you wouldn't say that to our face... loser.
Doh

Mililani, HI

#23 Aug 9, 2009
MakikiMan wrote:
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But you wouldn't say that to our face... loser.
In other words, "you're right - but try saying that to our face an' we going kick you *ss!" LOL. No, I don't go around picking fights with anyone. Especially idiots. And especially with idiots who got nothing to lose - i.e., losers.

Aren't you supposed to be out riding today? The big run, out to the NS, then around the island, to Sandys, block traffic through the parking lot? At each point along the way, stopping, standing around for 20 minutes, and inside every one of you secretly wondering, "Why the h*ll are we doing this, anyway??" Probably hoping something - anything - happens, just so you have something to talk about, break the monotony. Even if it means one of your pal's bike falling over, or a near miss with a car.

But trying to look like you're on some kind of important mission. Stand around planning your next 2 miles run, as if you had any choice about where to go. Oahu's such a tiny place too, all you guys do is ride around in a little circle. And then what? Go home, wipe down the bike. Every week, SOS. And every week, all the rest of us, LOL when we see you clowns.
Dead Zone

Honolulu, HI

#24 Aug 9, 2009
fred is the man wrote:
<quoted text>
I own a Harley and I think you are an idiot. One of the rights Americans have is to make as much noise as we want. You don't like it then buy some earplugs or move to the top of a hill in the country somewhere. As long as I ride my bike it's going to make as much noise as necessary to make sure everyone around me is aware of my existence. Get a life loser.
Bikers and import cars with loud exhausts want attention when on the road. You want attention? Enter a car/bike show. Not everyone shares your enthusiasm for your loud bikes or cars. Think that cars or SUVs will hear you with their windows up, AC on, and iPod or stereo blasting? Poor excuse. When one of you eats the road, ends up in a guardrail, or has a facial with a big SUV or truck, I always think of it as one less of you I have to put up with. Show some consideration, then we will also.
ipj737

Kapaa, HI

#25 Aug 9, 2009
As an avid biker myself, I'm embarrassed by the comments displayed on this forum. "Make all the noise we want"? It's this type of barbaric, selfish attitude that gives bikers a bad name. People like Fred should crawl in a hole and bury himself. It'll do the biker community and society nothing but good.

And I agree with zoinks that anyone who has an overwhelming desire to make noise when commuting needs to do so to make up for some deficiency or insecurity in life... specifically in the form which he/she has so blatantly stated.

The sad part is that we have noise laws protecting us from these pea-brained, moronic renegades but nobody bothers enforcing them... and I would bet a good chunk of change that any of the pro-screaming loud bike clowns on this forum would say that's because the cops are just too scared of them.
alice

Kahului, HI

#26 Aug 9, 2009
I don't care for noisy bikers

“Starts right above my shoulder”

Since: Aug 08

United States

#27 Aug 9, 2009
Doh wrote:
<quoted text>In other words, "you're right - but try saying that to our face an' we going kick you *ss!" LOL. No, I don't go around picking fights with anyone. Especially idiots. And especially with idiots who got nothing to lose - i.e., losers.
Aren't you supposed to be out riding today? The big run, out to the NS, then around the island, to Sandys, block traffic through the parking lot? At each point along the way, stopping, standing around for 20 minutes, and inside every one of you secretly wondering, "Why the h*ll are we doing this, anyway??" Probably hoping something - anything - happens, just so you have something to talk about, break the monotony. Even if it means one of your pal's bike falling over, or a near miss with a car.
But trying to look like you're on some kind of important mission. Stand around planning your next 2 miles run, as if you had any choice about where to go. Oahu's such a tiny place too, all you guys do is ride around in a little circle. And then what? Go home, wipe down the bike. Every week, SOS. And every week, all the rest of us, LOL when we see you clowns.
Naw Doh... I don't ride in those wannabe groups. I'm a loner... I agree with ya regarding some bikes are just too dang loud, and I agree that some bikers are trying to pretend... they're known as posers. I'm a motorcycle mechanic. Grew up riding all my 45 years. I got long hair, a scruffy beard and one tattoo. My bike is not noisy. I'm the guy that will pull over to help someone that breaks down, regardless of what they drive. I'd even help you... Peace, and have a nice weekend!!

“Starts right above my shoulder”

Since: Aug 08

United States

#28 Aug 9, 2009
alice wrote:
I don't care for noisy bikers
But you love me Alice... and ya know it!!! ;)
alice

Kahului, HI

#29 Aug 9, 2009
well..yer cute sometimes :)

“Starts right above my shoulder”

Since: Aug 08

United States

#30 Aug 10, 2009
alice wrote:
well..yer cute sometimes :)
I'm cute ALL the time Babe...
Troll Alert

Mililani, HI

#31 Aug 10, 2009
Makiki Man = alice = dewdalohajoe

“Starts right above my shoulder”

Since: Aug 08

United States

#32 Aug 11, 2009
Troll Alert wrote:
Makiki Man = alice = dewdalohajoe
Sorry Sherlock... but you'll have to show us some proof that Alice, Joey and I are all one and the same. But I do enjoy playing cat and mouse with ya... but you're dumber than a brick!
Sherlock

Mililani, HI

#33 Aug 11, 2009
MakikiMan wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry Sherlock... but you'll have to show us some proof that Alice, Joey and I are all one and the same. But I do enjoy playing cat and mouse with ya... but you're dumber than a brick!
Gee, pretty hard to prove, wouldn't you say? Instead, I'll leave it up to all of you to DISprove it, since the evidence is stacking up against you. LOL.
get real

Honolulu, HI

#34 Aug 11, 2009
zoinks wrote:
Thank you for your comments, tuberculosis. Next time ask the little hamster in your head to slow down when you read posts made by others. Notice how I said "most" motorcyclists? This would mean that a majority, BUT NOT ALL, motorcyclists are idiots.
I used to ride a HELIX until I was 1" from losing my life to an idiot SUV driver. But instead of selling my quiet bike (and as you say, inherently DANGEROUS bike because it's quiet) and buying a noise machine so I can scare the hell out of everyone I pass by, wake up resting children and elderly people, increase anxiety, stress and noise pollution, I bought a compact car that was just as efficient and actually CHEAPER to own because of reduced insurance costs.
But it's clear that you are one of those idiots... that actually believe LOUD BIKES SAVE LIVES. And if you're not an idiot you are nothing more than a selfish SOB. If you need to **** off society by making your bike loud - BUY A FREAKING CAR so you don't have to worry about the "cager" people running you down. Idiots.
Sounds like a bit of resentment for having to get rid of your bike. That was your choice, as it is their choice, for those that continue to ride. Seems as if you're envious of those who continue to ride without fear or anxiety that apparently has made you give up riding. Very interesting about your earlier comments regarding parts of the male anatomy.

I would suggest that you examine yourself, before you lash out at others about having small penises.
get real

Honolulu, HI

#35 Aug 11, 2009
Doh wrote:
<quoted text>Dead wrong, obviously. When "making as much noise as we want" conflicts with other's right to a reasonable amount of peace and quiet, then the latter prevails - as evidenced by existing noise laws (even if they're not enforced to most people's satisfaction).
With your logic, we should all drive around with sirens on our cars, or holding the horn down. If you're typical of most of the Hells Angels wannabes I see on the road every weekend, then you're the one who should get a life. A bunch of fat, over-the-hill **** who drive around aimlessly from lookout to lookout, imagining that people are oohing and aahing at them and their silly little toys. In fact, people are staring at them and thinking, "look at these ridiculous losers!" In your 50s and 60s, still thinking you're 20. Mental age, 10.
Wow! Your post reeks Green with envy! I'm sorry you don't ride. Perhaps in another life....

get real
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#36 Aug 11, 2009
Doh wrote:
<quoted In your 50s and 60s, still thinking you're 20.
When I'm in my sixties I HOPE I can think and act like I'm in my twenties. What are you gonna do, sit in your Camry and act eighty?
dewdalohajoey

United States

#37 Aug 11, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
<quoted text>
When I'm in my sixties I HOPE I can think and act like I'm in my twenties. What are you gonna do, sit in your Camry and act eighty?
U can do what u want. Nobody gives a sh!t, fool.
Doh

Mililani, HI

#38 Aug 11, 2009
get real wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! Your post reeks Green with envy! I'm sorry you don't ride. Perhaps in another life....
get real
Sounds like I nailed it. I have nothing against (good) solo riders - in fact, I once considered getting a bike, but then decided that it's nice to have skin.

But I still scoff at bikers who ride in gangs like sheep in leather jackets... and I can't stand solo or gang riders who feel the need to hotdog, use loud mufflers, etc. My dislike stops far short of wanting to see anyone get hurt - even the hot dogs who pull wheelies (like the one I saw yesterday on the H-1).
Doh

Mililani, HI

#39 Aug 11, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
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When I'm in my sixties I HOPE I can think and act like I'm in my twenties. What are you gonna do, sit in your Camry and act eighty?
What would be wrong with being in your 50s or 60s and acting like you're in your 30s (at least), if not 40s, 50s or 60s? Other than maybe being in your physical prime (and all that comes with that), I have no desire to revert back to my 20s in terms of wisdom, maturity, knowledge or behavior.
Jonathan Hemlock

Costa Mesa, CA

#40 Aug 11, 2009
Off the deep end again? Should have stuck to wading pools.

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