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An Ozzie in 'Murrica

Differences I've noticed between our two motorcycle scenes:

a) HD rules here. No great surprise I know, but I guess I didn't appreciate to what extent.

b) Lots more two-up riding here than Oz

c) Lots more LOUD exhausts than Oz

d) Lots more squids than Oz

e) The "driver using cell phone" problem much worse here than Oz

f) In general, less motorcycles here than I expected. Don't know the numbers but there just seems to be more per capita in Oz

Of the above it's (d) that's been the biggest shock. So many guys hurtling down the interstates wearing t shirts. "Land of the free" I guess.
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"who let the dogs out"... who, who, who?
geeps, your in Ca. that aint 'Merica.. that is mexifornia / calinukistan. you wont get to see the real 'Mericans till you go east of at least past the first or second set of mountains. the whole left coast has gone to the dogs and is flea infested money sucking parasites.. aka demoRats. it truly is blue over there. be sure to get your shots and don't drink the water. I'd say welcome but you aint here yet.

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"who let the dogs out"... who, who, who?
geeps, your in Ca. that aint 'Merica.. that is mexifornia / calinukistan. you wont get to see the real 'Mericans till you go east of at least past the first or second set of mountains. the whole left coast has gone to the dogs and is flea infested money sucking parasites.. aka demoRats. it truly is blue over there. be sure to get your shots and don't drink the water. I'd say welcome but you aint here yet.
I'm in the Midwest and I find your opinions loathsome. Not sure that political ranting travels well in a motorcycling forum.
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I'm in the Midwest and I find your opinions loathsome. Not sure that political ranting travels well in a motorcycling forum.
so much for your opinion. it goes nowhere

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geep,

Every country has good and bad. You just happened to land in the land of the bad.

No one can truly 'size up' all this until you've been here a while. If we had platypusses and roos and tanzdevils, we'd have something to brag about.

However, I digress! Motor machines with 2 wheels is a changing especially since many of the producers are all excited about electrifying and smacking mega bucks on them.
They(bike makers) are not sure which direction to go.

While I'm curious and watching elecs, I worry about how quiet they are even with fake sound added so I welcome loud gas driven HD's and so on. Rest assured geeps, there are plenty of solo biker squids out there ... and I'm one of them.
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geeps, your in Ca. that aint 'Merica..
Pity. I've found the people polite, friendly and welcoming.
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geeps, your in Ca. that aint 'Merica..
Pity. I've found the people polite, friendly and welcoming.
I choose to ignore poncho’s remarks ... anyways .. geeps - hit me up - I’m In LA and would love to meet up if you are in the area - I can PM you my cell number - you were the first one to welcome me to this forum - and I wanna just shake hands if possible ...
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Thanks Ashram, appreciate that. However I’ll literally be driving up to LAX and jumping on a plane on Saturday. Maybe next time I visit your sunny shores 😜
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no worries... there's always a next time - safe flight back home! thanks for the reply.
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Pity. I've found the people polite, friendly and welcoming.
Now that is a mic drop worthy of Crocodile Dundeeeeeeeeeeeeee.............
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