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The reasons I love the bike are rooted in practicality. I'm a believer in function over form.Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
No, you selected your bike because you love your bike, and because you think your bike is cool, and because you enjoy riding your bike.[/b]Originally posted by OperaTenor:
[b] [b]I select my vehicles for primarily practical reasons.[/b]
Why does consumption bring pleasure/emotional gratification? Is it because we're conditioned to it?Also originally quoth Selma:
And it's only screwed up if you completely dismiss personal pleasure and emotional gratification as valid selection criteria. Which I don't, and which you don't either (witness the very, very, very cool bike!). [/b]Originally posted by OperaTenor:
[b]What was that I said about screwed up values?
Guess what? I found out I enjoyed riding after getting into it for purely practical reasons. :pOriginally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
I still think the reason OT has a bike at all, is because he enjoys riding his motorcycle. All eight of the various reasons why he has that particular motorcycle are undoubtedly true, but the root cause of the motorcycle purchase is the pleasure OT derives from riding motorcycles. Go ahead, evade that!
Yeah, but the other two are so darn cute!Originally posted by OperaTenor:
Following along that line, I tend to err on the other side of that: I place so much value on what I do have, I can't be parted from it.
Also originally posted by OT:
[b]What's even scarier is that two of that kind not only married each other, but reproduced!
'92 GMC Jimmy has 192k. Getting tired, and all those car-based SUVs are soooo tepid.Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
Of course, I still own that '94 Tercel, too. It's up to 143,000 miles, or so.
Ah! A counter tenor !!Originally posted by OperaTenor:
Originally posted by OperaTenor:
1. It's a comfortable, adjustable riding position.
2. It's good on gas.
3. It has detachable, waterproof, lockable, spacious hard luggage.
4. It commutes(no longer applicable for me), travels and sport rides reasonably well. I've never ridden anything else that finds a better compromise of the three.
5. It's a comfortable passenger bike, even while sport riding.
6. BMW builds the only production motorcycle with ABS as standard equipment, and pioneered m/c ABS development.
7. BMW builds the only m/c with impact absorption engineered into it. The bike is structurally designed to absorb a portion of the force of impact in a crash that would otherwise be transmitted to the rider.
:confused:Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
My discussions were simpler. Went, more or less, like:
<Hug> I love you very much, and you're cute, too, and I'm not buying a Poke'mon.
I don't like them, so I'm not buying any. Now, I like Legos. If you wanted Legos, I'd buy them...
<several minutes> The cool ones with the moon crawler?
Is there one over on the shelf? Sure. That's a toy I like.
<negotiation over. Purchase made. pre-existing one-toy rule invoked.>
Honesty doesn't require long explanations.
I just got this visual of an older OT with the longlegged, brighteyed Altoid of about sixteen going on a date. Oh, my word, I want to be there to see it, and possibly take pictures.Originally posted by piqaboo:
Seems to me the approaches are much the same.
I can only hope that long skirts and highnecked ruffled shirts are in fashion circa 2019.
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