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On 2/27/2020 at 4:26 PM, Just1Voice said:

79 and no helmet.  Som nom nah

Absolutely disgusting comment! Is this your normal 'mode' in life?

For curiosities sake, where do you come from?

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19 hours ago, stevenl said:

That is contrary to the impression I have. Compared to 10 or 20 years ago many more people are wearing helmets.

 

I've noticed an increase in Bangkok but not Pattaya including farang on big bikes screaming through soi buhakao 

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On 2/28/2020 at 7:26 AM, BritManToo said:

I need to put my crash helmet on to go down the stairs.

 

Back to the OP,

Poor chap, but he had a good run and the end was quick, I hope I finish fast.

True. Whatever the circumstances, if you finish fast, it is a blessing!

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On 2/28/2020 at 9:55 AM, Scouse123 said:

 

And spoken from such a superior being that I suppose you have never made a mistake in your life?

 

Appalling your lack of compassion and self righteousness.

 

I didn't apportion blame, I merely gave my reasons as to why I no longer ride a motorbike.

 

I was never that great on them anyway and think it for the best, when up here there are boys 9 and 10 years old, tearing around the roads and villages.

 

I feel mine was an accident waiting to happen. If anything I was an over cautious rider which in itself can be a danger.

When I was young, rode bikes like mad. Come 50, bikes were history!

 

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At 79, you could die from falling over in the shower. I should be so lucky. As the old song says - the gambler he broke even. Beats my Mum's death - alzheimer's is a bitch.

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On 2/28/2020 at 11:09 AM, VYCM said:

Helmets are not the issue.

 

If you're incompetent a suit of armour won't help you

 

Some people shouldn't be riding a motorbike 

I've seen people renting big bikes in Pattaya who'd obviously never ridden a smaller bike before.

 

   Why do people think that you can do what you want here?

 

   It should be common sense to wear a helmet.  

 

   I agree with the one poster- Som Nam Na. It's your own fault.

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30 minutes ago, ravip said:

When I was young, rode bikes like mad. Come 50, bikes were history!

 

Come 50?

Are you really trying to say that people 50 plus are too old to ride a (big) bike? 

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On 2/28/2020 at 8:34 AM, Skallywag said:

Riding a vehicle everywhere has adverse effects on your physical and mental well being. 

Each outing on your motorbike, means more atrophy in your legs, to the point where one day, you cant walk 2 blocks to a 7-11 to buy a 2 big Leos and a pack of smokes.  😉✌️

 

What a Load of ---- !!!

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12 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

Come 50?

Are you really trying to say that people 50 plus are too old to ride a (big) bike? 

No. I did not say that. I decided to stop!

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16 hours ago, impulse said:

 

Wearing a helmet to ride a scooter is like wearing a condom to do a crack whore.  Sure, it's a good idea if you choose to live dangerously.  But you cross the safety Rubicon when you throw your leg over a scooter instead of buckling up in a 4 wheeler. 

 

The helmet is just lipstick on a pig.

 

Strangely though, I still have sympathy for people caught up in tragic events.  Even those caused by their own choices.

 

If you care to look at the accident statistics, more road deaths on bikes here come from helmetless riders. Not just lipstick.

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29 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

Come 50?

Are you really trying to say that people 50 plus are too old to ride a (big) bike? 

I'd say everyone should drive a bike that fits their capabilities. I'd no more think of getting on a big bike than going for a swim off Lady Julia Percy island.

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