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OldTart
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They always need to get that one last sarcastic comment in.

While some who see a negative in everything see sarcasm where neither is intended nor exists.

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Posted : March 6, 2016 5:58 pm
AandA2VI
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Because OT, let's be REAL mmk - you always come off so condescending on here. Sorry girl, nothing personal but that's how I read it.

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Posted : March 7, 2016 3:46 pm
OldTart
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Because OT, let's be REAL mmk - you always come off so condescending on here. Sorry girl, nothing personal but that's how I read it.

Being "real" also applies to having the maturity of knowing that forming an opinion of someone based on their choice of words and writing style is a fool's game. I could very easily form a not particularly flattering opinion of you on that basis but that would be an unfair judgment since I've never met you. Nor am I a "girl".

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Posted : March 7, 2016 4:28 pm
IslandHops
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So, I've been riding off and on for 3 years here (broke my leg riding this summer, back to riding again now) I don't know that this place is any worse than else where.. be defensive & don't trust anyone wrapped in a steel cage (just like everywhere else) and you should be fine.

Personally I think motorcycles get the smoothest roads on the island, I can place my tires between potholes easily & the new pavement from the fiber runs is a perfect motorcycle sized patch of smooth pavement nearly everywhere on the island.

Amen brother. (sorry about the busted leg).

Good to hear some real information from someone else who rides here.

I tell people all the time, it's much easier to avoid the potholes with two wheels than four.
If you stick to daylight when learning the roads, keep your speed under control, and don't consume adult beverages before riding, then it's as safe riding here as it is most places. Oh, and wear appropriate gear - nobody likes to see these clowns in flip flops and shorts winding it out to the red line.

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Posted : March 7, 2016 6:07 pm
CaptainMalibu
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My two cents if I may. I'd personally love to motorcycle all around St, Croix. It's an incredible island with such diverse landscape and views. For me, the reasons I love riding a bike are the very reasons I wouldn't on St. Croix. I don't want to worry about the cars around me or dodging potholes. I want to get lost in the views and peacefulness and relaxation. I hate wearing helmets. I know I should, but again, the thing I like about riding a bike is the openness to the fresh air and sunshine. Who knows, I may someday feel comfortable enough to ride a bike on St. Croix but not for now. That's my two cents.

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Posted : March 8, 2016 6:29 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Oh, and wear appropriate gear - nobody likes to see these clowns in flip flops and shorts winding it out to the red line.

I was with you until this last one, though I guess I don't ever really get above 45-50mph...

My two cents if I may. I'd personally love to motorcycle all around St, Croix. It's an incredible island with such diverse landscape and views....I want to get lost in the views and peacefulness and relaxation. I hate wearing helmets.

Ok, I can see that, but honestly I don't have to ride on the "edge of my seat" unless there's cars around (and then it's by choice).. & I try to make it so there's no cars around as much as possible 🙂

The helmet does separate you from the experience a bit, but anything over 35mph is too windy for my eyes & bugs start to feel like someone threw a rock at me; so the helmet isn't too much of a discomfort.

I have the added benefit of riding an almost silent bike, which makes riding much more peaceful & relaxing, it totally changes the experience & I can't think of many other places in the world I'd rather be on two wheels.

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Posted : March 10, 2016 3:48 pm
IslandHops
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Oh, and wear appropriate gear - nobody likes to see these clowns in flip flops and shorts winding it out to the red line.

I was with you until this last one, though I guess I don't ever really get above 45-50mph...

I once wore sneakers riding a little dirt bike on a Greek island, only doing about 35mph - I've still got screws/pins in my foot to prove it. Boots are cheaper than hospital bills. And the food in Greek hospitals absolutely sucks. The morphine was pretty good though. 😎

Of course now some folks will be saying that riding a bike increases your chances of getting shot... http://vifreepress.com/2016/03/9458/

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Posted : March 10, 2016 6:46 pm
OldTart
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Of course now some folks will be saying that riding a bike increases your chances of getting shot... http://vifreepress.com/2016/03/9458//blockquote >

I don't need convincing as I enjoyed the irony of LF enjoying the bike when, "I've been riding off and on for 3 years here (broke my leg riding this summer, back to riding again now) ..." Eh, what's a broken leg when you're having fun? 😀

The guy on the scooter/bike who was shot in the leg coming up Raphune Hill at 1:30AM might have avoided injury altogether with a car's hardware between him and the bullet.

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Posted : March 10, 2016 6:58 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Of course now some folks will be saying that riding a bike increases your chances of getting shot... http://vifreepress.com/2016/03/9458//blockquote >

I don't need convincing as I enjoyed the irony of LF enjoying the bike when, "I've been riding off and on for 3 years here (broke my leg riding this summer, back to riding again now) ..." Eh, what's a broken leg when you're having fun? 😀

The guy on the scooter/bike who was shot in the leg coming up Raphune Hill at 1:30AM might have avoided injury altogether with a car's hardware between him and the bullet.

If the horse bucks you off, you get back on the horse! (or if you crash and it's your own fault... well yeah i guess it's a bit different)

I own a jeep that was shot three times (at least... I'm pretty sure a few went through the windshield..yea, it's from here... haha)... the bullets weren't stopped by the sheet metal, though they were .45 maybe a 9mm would be stopped (depends a lot on range, weapon used, powder load of the bullets etc...)

And besides, I made a pact not to get shot or break bones with my bike, so I'm good.

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Posted : March 10, 2016 7:36 pm
IslandHops
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Of course now some folks will be saying that riding a bike increases your chances of getting shot... http://vifreepress.com/2016/03/9458//blockquote >

...
The guy on the scooter/bike who was shot in the leg coming up Raphune Hill at 1:30AM might have avoided injury altogether with a car's hardware between him and the bullet.

I rest my case - Ray Charles could have seen this response coming. 😎

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Posted : March 10, 2016 9:36 pm
OldTart
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Ditto. 😀

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Posted : March 10, 2016 10:14 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Hey OT,

I made this quick video so you can ride a motorcycle (sorta) and not be worried about getting shot...

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Posted : March 11, 2016 11:37 am
OldTart
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The last thing I'd be scared of riding a two wheeler is being shot. 😀

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Posted : March 11, 2016 11:48 am
LiquidFluoride
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The last thing I'd be scared of riding a two wheeler is being shot. 😀

I did almost get hit by a bird about mid way through...

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Posted : March 11, 2016 12:03 pm
wanderer
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I made this quick video so you can ride a motorcycle (sorta)

Have you taken it on Melvin H Evans highway yet? I'm interested to know if it can really reach the top speed of 85 mph as the specs say.

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Posted : March 11, 2016 1:59 pm
LiquidFluoride
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Have you taken it on Melvin H Evans highway yet? I'm interested to know if it can really reach the top speed of 85 mph as the specs say.

Mine will go 95 and it gets there F A S T (I think these bikes do the 1/4 mile in less than 10 seconds).

but the power drains SUPER fast at anything over 60mph.. .But I stick to centerline mostly.

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Posted : March 11, 2016 2:08 pm
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