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MotorCycle Addiction, You need F&^%*&g Help Brother.
« on: December 25, 2010, 11:12:43 pm »
Motorcycling Addiction Syndrome
Even more serious than the mania for chocolate is the growing epidemic of MAS, or Motorcycling Addiction Syndrome. Don't laugh because you might be its next victim. Just to give you a possible heads up in case it's creeping up on you, here are a few questions to quietly answer for yourself.

How many of these apply to you?

1. I have gone riding when I was depressed, or to cheer myself up.

2. I have gone on riding binges of several tanks of gas or more in a day.

3. I ride rapidly, often 'gulping' roads.

4. I have sometimes ridden early in the morning or before work.

5. I have hidden bikes in different places to sneak a ride in without being seen.

6. Sometimes I avoid friends or family obligations in order to ride motorcycles.

7. Sometimes I find myself analyzing sections of roads as if I were riding, even while in cars.

8. I am unable to enjoy myself with others unless there is a bike nearby.

9. At a boring party, I will often slip off unnoticed to go riding.

10. Riding has made me seek haunts and companions which I would otherwise avoid.

11. I have neglected personal hygiene or household chores until I have finished a ride.

12. I have spent money meant for necessities on accessories instead.

13. I have attempted to complete an Iron Butt ride.

14. Most of my friends are unapologetic motorcycle riders.

15. I have sometimes passed out from a night of heavy riding.

16. I have suffered 'blackouts' or memory loss from a bout of riding.

17. I have w ept, become angry or irrational because of a road I have ridden; or, worse, NOT ridden.

18. I have sometimes wished I did not ride so much.

19. Sometimes I think my riding is out of control.

If you answered 'yes' to three or more of these questions, you may be a motorcycle addict. Affirmative responses to five or more indicates a serious problem...professional help is strongly advised.

Once a relatively rare disorder, Motorcycle Addiction Syndrome, or MAS, has risen to new levels due to the accessibility of higher quality motorcycles at a relatively low expense since the end of the Second World War. The number of motorcycle addicts and abusers is currently at record levels.



SOCIAL COSTS OF MOTORCYCLE ABUSE

Abusers become withdrawn, uninterested in society or normal relationships. They fantasize, creating alternative worlds to occupy, to the neglect of friends and family. In severe cases they develop bad posture from riding in awkward positions or carrying heavy tool bags. In the worst instances, they become cranky bike mechanics in small towns.

Excessive riding during pregnancy is perhaps the number one cause of moral deformity among the children of Road Racers, Tourers, Squids, Wannabees and Posers alike.

Known as Fetal Motard Syndrome, this disease also leaves its victims prone to a lifetime of vertigo, daydreaming, emotional instability and an unnerving predilection for unsuitable leather garments.



HEREDITY

Recent Harvard studies have established that heredity plays a considerable role in determining whether a person will become an abuser of motorcycles. Most abusers have at least one parent who abused motorcycles, often beginning at an early age and progressing into adulthood. Many spouses or significant others of an addict become addicts themselves.



OTHER PREDISPOSING FACTORS

Fathers or mothers who are road race fans, collectors, or heavy leather wearers; parents who do not encourage children to play team games, read voraciously (except Rider and Motorcyclist magazines), or watch television (other than Speedvision) in the evening.



PREVENTION

Premarital screening and counseling, and referral to adoption agencies is urged in order to break the chain of abuse. One percenters in particular should seek partners active in other fields. Children should be encouraged to seek physical activity by joining teams, and to avoid isolation and morbid introspection. Proximity to road maps and National Geograp hic magazines should be restricted. Keep two-stroke oil securely locked away and out of reach. Playing cards inserted into bicycle spokes must be looked upon as a primary initial symptom, as should inadvertent twitching of the right wrist and incessant muttering of the syllables "Udden-Udden." Children noted exhibiting a 'thousand yard stare' in the direction of a setting sun are likewise considered candidates for early intervention. A preference for tiny boots and multi-colored leather diapers indicates incipient 'motorcycle madness' and requires urgent, immediate treatment if any semblance of normality is ever to be achieved




Note Im not the Author, This article has been around for ages.
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2010, 01:35:29 pm »
^^^^^
Bwaahahaha I think I hit every qualification!

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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2010, 11:22:48 pm »
i love to ride when i am depressed. its a great mental flush so to speak.
and as for #12, i never need to have money around if i am in a bad mood or feeling down. i tend to spend it way too easily then.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2010, 11:43:32 pm »
I dont ride to cure depression ... I get depressed when I cant ride so its more of a preventative measure lol
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 09:28:47 am »
you've officially made me feel like a herion addict... however, im strangely ok with it
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 10:19:44 am »
you've officially made me feel like a herion addict... however, im strangely ok with it

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 10:35:52 am »
at least our track marks are on a leather suit and not your skin though right? so i guess we've got the healthier addiction, just not for your wallet $$$
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2011, 11:52:39 am »
Cant say I agree. Ive spent more on the ER than I ever have Rehab  :23
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2011, 06:32:23 pm »
hehe i like you, youre a funny one lol
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2011, 06:38:55 pm »
Cant say I agree. Ive spent more on the ER than I ever have Rehab  :23
I second that! lol

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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2011, 12:06:54 am »
 :27 OMG, It's True.  I am addicted.  I have every single symptom.
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2011, 09:27:43 pm »
Cant say I agree. Ive spent more on the ER than I ever have Rehab  :23

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...dollars, that is! :23
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2011, 01:13:29 am »
:27 OMG, It's True.  I am addicted.  I have every single symptom.

Regular meetings will be held soon as the meeting place opens.

For those intereted we will be offering courses on.
Passing slow wobbly bikers with no skill
Sub 10 minute runs on twisty 9 mile road course
How to scare the crap out of a roadside Photog.
Spotting a Failure to park before it happens and Failure to exit @ DGMR
Making another Biike with 2-3x more motor look slow.

And my personnal favorite.
Ohh Chit thats a semi in a hair pin

Watch this website daily for class times and schedules.

I think we need to start a 12 step program.
Abstinence from not riding the last few months is killing me. And wheres my chip ?
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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2011, 11:19:23 am »
Regular meetings will be held soon as the meeting place opens.

For those intereted we will be offering courses on.
Passing slow wobbly bikers with no skill
Sub 10 minute runs on twisty 9 mile road course
How to scare the crap out of a roadside Photog.
Spotting a Failure to park before it happens and Failure to exit @ DGMR
Making another Biike with 2-3x more motor look slow.

And my personnal favorite.
Ohh Chit thats a semi in a hair pin

Watch this website daily for class times and schedules.

I think we need to start a 12 step program.
Abstinence from not riding the last few months is killing me. And wheres my chip ?
Please mark me a spot. This is the longest I have been without. They are calling for more snow next week. My DTs are so bad I feel like I am in an earthquake. :( The other day, I went out and just sat on it. Turned it on and cranked it up. I just sat there and went to this place of Zen.... It would have been better if I was able to actually ride it, but we had ice on the roads still.
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Re: MotorCycle Addiction, You need F&^%*&g Help Brother.
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2011, 01:03:31 am »
im already in a N2o addiction clinic...now I find out I need another.... DANG...I hit every one of the symptoms....SO...

Hello, my name is Dale, and I'm a Motorcycle Addict......

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« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2011, 09:24:15 pm »
all but #18 apply here  :27  :21

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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2011, 11:32:53 pm »
nice vid Marid !!! :21
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2011, 02:36:11 pm »
If you`re gonna go riding to cheer yourself up because you`re depressed just read come in here and read all that again,i know it cracked me up. :23 And if that don`t work give me a call and i`ll go ridin` w/ya:)....
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2011, 08:59:58 pm »
 :19 I need to ride. This is all Sam, when do these damned meetings start?! lol
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« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2011, 10:30:01 pm »
We r going to start a weekly meeting up for Saturday AM at the corner of 143 and 129. We will then ride north 27mi, turn around and ride south 11 mi, stop fuel up, then ride north 11mi, stop take some pics then ride south 27mi to the 143/129 intersection. Then adjourn home.....

we will continue these meetings until all attending have a permasmile...
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« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2011, 11:25:18 pm »
There may be meetings sooner but My next assembly should be in 2 weeks. Meeting will begin in tellico and end at dark @ or around the Gap..

More details as time gets closer..

Keep the rubber side down and Spare tires n knee pucks warm untill then.
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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2011, 11:29:58 pm »
Any saturday meetings that run late attendees are welcome to stay over at my house and continue there treatment in the AM.  I have 2 spare rooms.

Mid summer there will also Late and Nite meetings for those that want a different thrill on the hill.  No not that kinda thrill Dianna.  HID helmet lights are highly suggested for such meetings.
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2011, 12:40:20 am »
  No not that kinda thrill Dianna. 
:34 always pointing fingers at me.... what the hell?  I'm  aa
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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2011, 02:55:11 pm »
:34 always pointing fingers at me.... what the hell?  I'm  aa

Yeah....... right!   :34

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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2011, 04:46:53 pm »
Yeah....... right!   :34

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Really????  :2 you just have to go there huh.....  :9 I am an  aa 99 percent of the time. ;D
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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2011, 06:10:54 pm »
Really????  :2 you just have to go there huh.....  :9 I am an  aa 99 percent of the time. ;D
I think she is using the same scale they grade Alcohol with.

So that means the other 101% she is pure Devil Woman,  LOL
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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2011, 06:20:38 pm »
Wait... did someone say alcohol????  :15
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« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2011, 06:58:38 am »
Wait... did someone say alcohol????  :15

MMMMmmmmmm............. alcohol   :D

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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2011, 12:17:45 am »
1, 2, 3 shots, HEY Tequila
4, 5, 6 shots, Woo-Hoo Tequila
7, 8, 9 shots, havin fun Tequila
10, 11, 12 shots, I'm WASTED....TEQUILA !!!! :15
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