October 25, 2004

As a former "Biker"...

I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments espoused so eloquently by the lovely and talented Cheesemistress.
I don't mind a little "rumble" coming out of the pipes, but (for the Love of Jeff) some people just go way overboard.

If you've ever hung around a bunch of biker's, I'm sure you've seen the T-shirt that reads "Loud Pipes Save Lives". I think that's a pretty good example of the lengths that some people will go to just to damage their own (and everyone else's) hearing. I think that the whole "LPSL" meme is patently bullshit. I'm not going to go off on a Denbeste-ian type analysis of the sound characteristics of a motorcycle, but anyone in their right mind can agree that the majority of the noise is projected from the rear of the bike, and even moreso at speed. The whole argument that "LPSL" is that people will hear them coming and then be sure to not pull out in front of them, etc. If the majority of the noise is behind them, then how are they warning folks in front of them?

I always wanted to get a T-shirt printed up that said: "Loud Pipes Make Noise", and wear it when I was out riding. I never had one made though, as I've seen the size of the gentlmen who normally wear the "LPSL" shirt. Unlike that little Wren, I'm positive that I wouldn't be able to make it to the third fall. I'd be "paste" in only one. Or it could be that I don't like loud pipes because I don't have any need to "compensate" for any , erm, shortfalls.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at October 25, 2004 07:32 PM

Besides your excellent logic, Johnny, I doubt you would ever EVER get the kinda guy who needs something big and costly between his legs to make him feel like he has something big and valuable between his legs. :)
Cos you, my friend, are a classy guy.
I've seen you at Madfish Willie's, you always share your whipped cream. :)

Posted by: LeeAnn at October 25, 2004 08:04 PM

What can I say? I'm a Giving person. LOL!

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at October 25, 2004 10:31 PM

Beautifully said oh blog bro. I'm glad there are a few people who ride motorcycles who have more than a single brain cell in their heads! *grin* Now I'll just give you and LeeAnn a bit of privacy...

Posted by: Teresa at October 25, 2004 11:55 PM

Johnny-Oh doesn't like loud pipes because they don't make any loud *enough* to compensate for his shortfall. :-D

[runs away, dodging rocks]

Posted by: Harvey at October 26, 2004 12:59 PM

I haven't had much to say recently. However, I won't be drawn into commenting on my blogbrother's "pipes", loud or otherwise.

I'll leave that to Alex ;-)

Posted by: Sally at October 26, 2004 03:07 PM

Hey! Are you accusing me of flirting with LeeAnn, Teresa? Wellllll. I take the fifth. :^)

Harvey. If you keep it up, I'll have to start considering you the "Mudfish Billie" of this Closet. Be glad that I didn't have any elevator parts to throw at you. They're heavy, and they have sharp pointy bits.

Sally. You are always welcome to talk about my "pipes" as long as it's complimentary. We'll leave the trash-talking for Alex. :^) Glad you came out of hiding to comment.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at October 26, 2004 10:10 PM

[runs away, dodging heavy, pointy elevator parts]

Posted by: Harvey at October 28, 2004 01:25 PM
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