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From what I was told, a dozen guys on crotch rockets (with California plates) stopped for lunch at a pizza place. After polishing off a pitcher or two of beer, they were a bit wobbly as they walked back out to mount up.

They hadn't noticed the traffic slick which was parked around the side, waiting for his buddies to show up for their own lunch. The traffic car pulls alongside, the cop gets out and suggests that maybe they're through riding for the day.

"We're okay, officer," one well-fueled rider said with a friendly smile, "Jimmy there's a Mormon, and he doesn't drink, it's against his religion."

"So . . ?" the cop asked.

"So he's our designated driver!"
 

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If it's made up, it's a funny anecdote... if it's real, those guys were all straight up STUPID. I don't care how well you can handle your drink... if you are under the influence, you have no business on a sportbike... or any other type of bike for that matter. But sportbikes in particular, they require way too much attention which someone under the influence simply cannot give them.

Not to mention the fact that alcohol tends to make people rowdy and want to go faster... imagine having 130 hp on a 400 pound bike with that urge in the back of your mind and slow reflexes...
 

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Drinking and riding = complete idiot!
 

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I really wonder how many... true riders that drink... can say "never done it" I can not say that....although not for a long long time
 

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I really wonder how many... true riders that drink... can say "never done it" I can not say that....although not for a long long time
I have only been riding motorbikes for a year and 2 months and I have never drank alcohol before riding - not even a drop. I'm pretty sure it will stay that way.

I guess I learned my lesson riding scooters and driving cars under the influence :biggrin:

P.S. If you haven't done it for a long long time means you're getting wiser :smile:
 

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One time a few years ago I had 2 beers. Felt it a little. Decided to see what is was like to ride my motorcycle like that, '99 VMAX. I went about one city block and said F#$% this and turned around and back in the garage. Never again. Its dangerous enough to ride clear headed.
 

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I only time I've ever laid down my bike was about 20 years ago in Alabama when I had a few beers at a bar one and rode home. I only got about 2 miles before I hit some gravel on a turn and the bike went down. Now I don't know if I could have dealt with the gravel any better cold sober but I believe without a doubt that the beers cut down on my reflexes enough to make it less likely I could have kept the bike up. Drinking and riding don't mix.

I have to add that I only suffered a bit of road rash but the bike's engine cover was cracked so I couldn't restart the bike. Funny but absolutely true is that three young women in a pick-up stopped to see if I was okay. Before any police showed up, we loaded the bike in the back of their pickup and they helped me get it home. Nice southern girls but I didn't even get their telephone number. I think I was too annoyed about the accident and having to come up with a good story for my mother.
 

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I don't drink and drive because I'm afraid I might spill some.
The only time I drink and drive is when I had to much to drink and can't walk.
just kidding.
 

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drinking and riding go together like bathtubs and car stereo equipment. it all seemed like such a good idea at the time...
 
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