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Drink and Ride?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by middo, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. I know this has probably been done before, but since I am booze free for a month 8-[ it got me wondering.

    How many out there ride after having a drink? And if you do, how much drink?



    I've only ever ridden once after having three stubbies of mid strength beer, but I didn't like the feeling that I was not in complete control. Haven't ridden with alcohol in the system since.
     
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  2. once only ever in 20+ years and that was 200m up the road. for me its not so much about the loss of control as the feeling you're more in control that makes it dangerous.
     
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  3. I'll have a beer or two and ride.
     
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  4. as a rule i won't drive or ride if i've had more than one.
    i have this ingrained fear of my kids living with my sister if something happened to me

    but also, i've been told (unofficially) that drink-driving laws are different for me being a professional driver and i can't afford to lose my job
     
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  5. harley have an optional cup holder,
    50700001_1.
    kuryakin make handlebar mounted ones,

    but most people just use the saddlebags as eskys
     
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  6. Do not take that lid off it, Its not stirred, But well shaken, Hahahaha
     
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  7. My limit is one and only for short within suburb rides...........

    I dont have fuzzy senses after one drink but am not comfortable riding after even just one..........so I do try to avoid this.
     
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  9. The thread topic brings back some memories from the days when I was young & stupid. Hmmm...

    But that was a different time & a different hemisphere. Would never do it now.
     
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  10. Used to allow myself a couple of pints over the course of two or three hours. That was back when I drank a lot more than I now do and so didn't feel particularly affected at that point.

    Won't generally now drink before riding, although I wouldn't regard one beer as likely to be a problem.
     
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  11. 0 BAC for me. But sometimes I'd love to b able to catch up with mates for dinner at the pub and have just one beer instead coke. I don't think one beer in the space of a couple of hours would impairr my riding or decison making.
     
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  12. Well being on p plates, no i haven't, and even when i get my full license... still no, i guess i just agree with statistics about drink driving.

    its never a good idea.
     
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  13. also who needs it when you got a bike to ride.

    i'm bikeless atm and drink like a fish...
     
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  14. When riding. zero drinking

    Only way to keep things crystal clear.
     
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  15. I generally don't drink much anyway so I won't let the bike stop a lone beer with food.
     
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  16. Just ocassionally ill have one drink and realise i want food too.
    Then ill go get food on the bike as one drink doesnt do diddly squat to me lol.

    I do have a general rule though, more than 3 drinks and no ridey. That way can have a few drinkies with friends and still ride.
     
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  17. I am self imposed 0.0 now. I once had a 50cc scooter that I would ride home smashed when I was younger, and I am talking lunch pub session that lasted till 10pm.. Dumb shit.
     
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  18. 0.0 for me.
     
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  19. My limit is 0.0499999999, never go past that.

    When i was on my ps i sometimes used to go to the local nightclub in the country town where i lived and didnt drink but instead every hour and a half or so would go on a 15 minute throttle to the stop blast through the fog on country roads, that would keep me amped. Good times
     
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  20. ^^ I'm the same, happy to drink but I'll keep it below 0.05 because I love my license so much. Otherwise, there's no big deal. Motorcycles and beer are well suited. Let's not get the conservatives.
     
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