Setting the record straight.
Posted July 03, 2000 - 11:21 PM
I have received alot of flack from other readers as I expected, mates who have stuck up for you and other readers of this forum who disagree with me, and good for them for sticking up for their mate. I do have to apoligise for my delivery style, it was wrong and this forum is not the place for personal attacks or public humiliation. It could have been delivered better in a more sedate and confidential manner- no excuse.
The bottom line here is we all enjoy riding dirt bikes in one shape or form and I like to see us portrayed in as good a light as possible, and definately not a danger to other road users. I am not an evangilist or a do-gooder and I like lighting the wick just as much, if not more than the next bloke, that's why I bought the WR, preferably in the dirt, but there is a right time and place for that riding style, preferably with no cars observing. It gives us dirt bike riders a bad name. Just remember that it would,ve been my mates that scraped you off the road if you had've stacked & I would not have liked that at all. No doubt I would have seen you at hospital and would have had to tamper with your pain relief, just to teach you yung'ns a lesson. The loss of one friend on that road is more than enough. Unfortunately I have attended dirt bike riders who have come to grief on the dirt and road, in both sets of clothes. You obviously have been there. I hate seeing a "mate" a fellow bike enthusiast injured, could've been me. Strange how they always first ask how their bike is, followed closely by "don't cut my nylons" oblivious to the extent of their injuries for just a few seconds.
To everyone else, I apologise for the venom I portrayed and for using this forum as a personal attack on Mitch, shouldn't have done it. I would not like to be remembered as the bloke who only posted for a winge.
At the end of the day I hope I don't meet any of you as part of my profession, and just for the record "Ride it like you stole it, but not on the Black Spur" Isn't that right Matt Porritt.
Posted July 04, 2000 - 02:48 AM
No need to appologise. Lets forget it happened the way it did. But, in a way, your point has been well taken and I am sure others feel that we are both correct and incorrect.
Yes, you are right about riding the way I did on public roads. More so, posting what i did on a forum that attracts younger, impressionable readers. Very unprofessional.
Anyway, let me know when you would like to grab beer and compare scars.
Posted July 05, 2000 - 02:38 PM
If anyone would like a list of such english slang words, I have an alternative dictionary on disk which is highly amusing.....
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
Posted July 05, 2000 - 02:57 PM
Actually... Wankler originated in Australia, not the UK. Although, I applaud your version..