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NinjaDoc last won the day on September 24

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About NinjaDoc

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  • Birthday 04/08/1982

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  1. New bike ordered yesterday

    I literally guessed it even before you posted u been dreaming and yearning for that 790 forever They are, 2019 prolly. Will be the right compromise for what you have in mind.
  2. Lets fix this ear plug BS

    dang, cant find it. is it this one you are referring to >Rep87@ohiohouse.gov
  3. Lets fix this ear plug BS

    dayum. forgot to post this up last night, i guess you dont need this any more since you typed up the necessary stuff already. But i will go ahead and post up since i wasted few hours lol Noise induced hearing loss is a significant cause for hearing impairment in adults. The 2016 National Academies of Sciences reported nearly one in four adults (24%) had audiometric notches, suggesting a high prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the underestimated consequences motorcyclist suffer from while enjoying this hobby. Contrary to the usual belief the major contributor to the noise exposure is wind turbulence developing around the ears and not the actual engine or exhaust noises. The amount of turbulence and hence the noise exposure can vary from type of motorcycle, wind protection it offers and above all the type of helmet the rider uses. Despite these several factors, even inside the best full face helmet the noise level can reach up to 110 to 115db at speeds ranging from 35mph to highway speeds. To put this into perspective this level of exposure should be compared to well-studied recommendations from United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Accordingly a time-weighted average exposure greater than 85 dB must be enrolled in a hearing conservation program and provided hearing protection. And exposure values greater than 90 dB (comparable to power lawn mower), may only be exposed to eight hours, values at 95 dB only for four hours and levels of 100 dB only for less than 2 hours. Based on the chart from this recommendation the average noise exposure faced by a rider which is around 110dB can lead to hearing loss if exposed for more than just 15 mins. The counter argument usually raised against wearing earplugs is poor reaction towards essential road noises like car horns and emergency vehicles. But the physics behind sounds waves and human physiology like air conduction and bone conduction etc dictate that these sounds can easily be perceived by a rider wearing common ear plugs. If subjective opinion counts and taken into account we can almost guarantee that not even one negative experience to share or an opinion against using them despite million of miles and hours of earplug usage among the riders. Reference: Vital Signs: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Among Adults - United States 2011-2012. Carroll YI, et al: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017;66(5):139 New strategies for prevention and treatment of noise-induced hearing loss. Prasher D : Lancet. 1998;352(9136):1240. Institute of Laryngology and Otology, University College London, UK. Recommendations for a noise standard. In: Occupational Noise Exposure: NIOSH Publication Number 98-126/CDC/NIOSH. www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/98-126/chap1.html (Accessed on December 19, 2006
  4. Lets fix this ear plug BS

    will send it tonight
  5. Lets fix this ear plug BS

    You are asking a extreme social phobic strange frightened animal to come to a room full of strangers. Dayuuuummmmm i can help with input and tweaks and opinions and everything from behind the screen. Just a regular arm chair keyboard revolutionary
  6. Waiting for 'you know who' to claim responsibility.
  7. Happy Birthday Tonik!!

  8. Saturday 10/21 Repeat Ride

    Safe ride guys, wish I could have made it.
  9. Love the third wheel perspective of the ride report
  10. Saturday 10/21 Repeat Ride

    Awesome, finally a ride I can do a last minute just walk in Hopefully IN
  11. Don't hate me just because I'm from Michigan

    @Scorpion-Ninja finally u might have a friend to ride down with. Welcome, I used to be that guy from Michigan coming to seo, hated every moment of the two years I spend up there
  12. Looks like great weather ahead. Have a fun trip long haulophilics
  13. Amazingly beautiful day, ride safe everyone, missed a chance to see you all before the end of season. Hopefully one more day next weekend we will get lucky
  14. I was expecting to see a ride pop up, wish I was free to join up and see some of you guys before season closes. Ride safe team. Hope every one jumps in on this and enjoy the blessing of warm October.
  15. Giving up riding: is it even possible?

    Thx for all the input guys, what I was looking for and was sure to find were some personal experiences some of you/ many of you went through in the past regarding quiting and coming back. It's looks almost like a unanimous thing, that's it's gonna come back. Seems like who ever was really into riding, the pure passsion even if it went away or had to be suppressed or lost it during busy life, found it again or got hit again. I guess I will still keep riding as a borderline priority in the back burner just in case After all this discussion, I guess I should accept, and many who know me personally know that the most likely scenario is the first warm day on 2018 I be posting a ride hahaha Regarding the parallel discussion here I tried track once, like tpoppa said didn't work for me. I am not much into that break neck max speed or high velocity stuff, but love the acceleration part of motorcycling as in hitting and exiting corners hard. I guess that's why I love street more because of ever changing perspectives and challenges. But I am going to give it another go, this time having more friends on the scene might make things different. Like it was mentioned here trying to perfect that lap might seem interesting or safer than street for sure. And off roading attempt needs to happen at least once heheh Atleast just for experience. I mean I grew up riding back roads in rural India which is either a tier 1 or 2 off road here lol Regarding the other discussion of speed, except for few folks here most regular street riders here enjoy all types of ride touring/ sport touring/ but prefer one over the other little bit. Personally I was never trying to go fast for the sake of going fast. As miles and exp rake up, the comfort zone gets pushed higher and higher in the speed limit. For e.g: u never feel like ur pushing the limit when cruising freeways on a car at 85-90. U only realize the speed when u check the speedo. Same thing happens in riding, when I was riding good with no fear, many times only when u peek down to realize this. And many times it's just on corners ur really working it and then on straight u mostly going just cruising 15+ Ur never flustered shaken sweating panting to keep pushing. just enjoying the day. And some times u try to get into the zone and push a bit. I won't say it's safe but I won't say it's totally crazy either. I guess it's a grey zone we live in for anything in our life. But these days that comfort zone is starting to slowly crumble ending up in this discussion. I know for sure I will miss meeting new folks, taking pics, and making videos etc shooting the shyte at breaks etc. Many rides even if time doesn't allow I used to show up riding 3-4 hrs just to say hi to some old faces and leave without even able to join the ride. But all in all good talk lol