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 Posted: Sun Jan 20th, 2008 08:13 am
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Joanie:

If these people weren't in it voluntarily, I would object. But participants die at NASCAR events, and Indy, and climbing mountains, and jumping out of perfectly fine airplanes, and charging down foaming rivers in flimsy little boats. And people go broke betting on a small business.

There are timid, cautious, judicious, bold and reckless types out there, but it is not up to me, or anyone else to forbid them from riding a bike (motor or pedal) without helmets,  to tell them that they shan't. You pays your money and takes your chances.

That you enjoy watching them do it makes me no nevermind. I watch prize fighters (and Ultimate Fighting when I can get it for free). Mano e' mano! Whether for fun or money, it's man (oh, alright, woman) against himself or another, one on one. Pushing the envelope has always been a human sort of thing (and I'd like to believe that it is peculiarly American).

Viva, Dakar!

ole

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