Saturday, July 02, 2011

Loud Pipes

This rabbit is tired of blogging about the problems of Final Cut Pro X.
According to Motorcyle Cruiser, loud pipes do not save lives.

"Whatever the reason, the research shows that bikes with modified exhaust systems crash more frequently than those with stock pipes. If you really want to save lives, turn to a loud jacket or a bright helmet color, which have been proven to do the job. Or install a louder horn. Otherwise, just shut up."

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I have a simultaneous fear of, and desire for, a motorcycle. Of course, I have a simultaneous fear of and desire to do wreck diving. I am completely uninterested in hang gliding or parachuting, but if someone wanted to give me helicopter lessons I wouldn't complain.

In any case, back to loud pipes: I've been looking for evidence that loud pipes saves lives, and I haven't found any. It does seem that most motorcycle accidents come from a dorkus turning in front of the rider, which is my greatest fear. Which is interesting because it's a rational fear (unlike my fear of bears, sharks, spiders, and mountain lions.)

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