Why 104db Is Music To My Ears
Posted April 27, 2001 - 08:39 PM
Posted April 28, 2001 - 01:53 AM
I would gladly come out and let you whoop on me in the desert becuase I suck at riding sand anyway, but you would have to return the favor by comming to NH and letting me whoop your ass on my turf. As Bill would call the "goat paths" they are quite technical at times and tou wont need the extra HP becuase you can't use it. I do have the snorkle removed and throttle stop done. If you are racing in the desert, I doubt there are any houses around so I don't really see any harm in having a 104db pipe. Correct me if I am wrong. It is when you go trail riding is when the problem starts. All I ride is tight rocky trails and the often pass behind peoples houses. 104 db is no good for that. You also don't need wide open speed on these trails. I'll talk to ya later you noisy bastard There are a lot more people than me who shouldn't reproduce.
Kid free and happy
[This message has been edited by mike68 (edited 04-28-2001).]
Posted April 29, 2001 - 07:10 PM
BTW - I have an equal amount of respect for the guys that ride the wooded, rooted, rocky,
loamy stuff as well. That is the kind of stuff I am learning to ride in now. I don't think there is a piece of plastic left on my bike that isn't creased, scraped, scratched, or dented. After I get the hang of it, i'll replace all my plastic and act like it never happened!
[This message has been edited by pmaust (edited 04-29-2001).]
Posted April 30, 2001 - 03:28 AM
Posted April 30, 2001 - 04:20 AM
There are sound levels that may damage a persons ears. It is reasonable that the noise level of a bike should be below that level with some margin for safety, but the noise level needs to be measured at the ear of the listener. Tuned for power a WR on song would need to pass very close to a person to risk damage. I also lobby for riding areas but I will never accept that restrictions based on some one elses value system are legitimate.
Sure we know that objectors will complain about the noise of bikes just because they can hear the sound. The real point is that this type of objection is without merit and no reasonable person would take it into account. It pains me to say this Darryl, but your attitude, towards riders who are plainly making some effort to minimise their impacts, suggests that you may have become part of an even more insidious problem. You may like to consider that as a representative of riders you may have become compromised, perhaps you could join Tread Lightly and represent their ideology!!
Posted April 30, 2001 - 07:10 AM
Posted April 30, 2001 - 04:32 PM
Posted April 30, 2001 - 04:51 PM
Posted April 30, 2001 - 05:54 PM
I'm really beat right now so signing off. Mike, we'll talk sand later. Harry, as usual great to hear from you. P