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Discussion in 'Polaris Slingshot Events' started by Mick, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Mick

    Mick Well-Known Member

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    Yet another motorcycle fund raiser the Slingshot is not welcome to participate in:

    Ride to the Tide | Special Olympics Delaware

    According to the event coordinator, Lisa Smith, the Slingshot is not welcome but "regular trikes" are. Sad that a "charity event" would turn away registration because the Slingshot is not a "regular trike"...
     
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    That's humorous. A charity ride for an organization founded on supporting and promoting inclusion is excluding participants and their money. Smart.
     
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    You would think they would want to draw as much attention to their cause as possible. We've been down this road before in that other thread. Things got pretty nasty. The organizers can make all the excuses they want. Slingshots can't ride side by side...they are cars not bikes...it's dangerous when SSs are driven in close proximity to "real" bikes.
    IMO...It's a damn shame, cuz what it boils down to is that the charity suffers because of a few riders egos.
     
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    It's the organizer not Special Olympics making this decision. Our ride here does not exclude Slingshots.
     
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    I do think that the slingshot need to ride in the back of the other motorcycle because it's hard for the ride leader to see all the way through

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    Maybe Special Olympics should be a bit more cognizant of who is representing them as an organizer. I thanked this organizer for letting me know so I didn't waste my time registering only to find out I could not participate and left it at that.
     
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    You should call SO and left them know they are losing money by excluding people.
     
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    They must be seeing too many Slingshots on Instagram doing donuts like crazy with 100 LEDs on. ha
     
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    I have decided I will never ride in a motorcycle event with my Slingshot. It would never feel right to me. I may be committing blasphemy, but if you want to ride with motorcycles/trikes, get a motorcycle/trike. If you want to donate to a cause, donate. A vehicle that is 97% auto is not a motorcycle or a trike. I recently joined Brothers of the Third Wheel, if they were called Brothers of Trikes, I wouldn't have joined.

    Then again, I could be wrong.
     
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    Tell them, ...............

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    Polaris said so!
     
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    Well I have ridden motorcycles (2 wheel) for over 40 years and never snubbed anyone on anything with less than 4 wheels. That would be Harley Davidson motorcycles and we all know how some of those folks think. Medical issues have ended those days. As far as donating, it's not about donating. My tax return speaks for itself on that. It's about narrow-mindedness. The last time I looked at my title it did say "motorcycle" on it. And I'm not usually a joiner of clubs and such so it's not that. Organized rides - I have had some pretty bad experiences with them. Newbie riders, weekend riders with little skills can sometimes create issues so I seldom look for these things but I do support Special Olympics and thought this would be yet another way to support them rather than just writing out a check. Then again, I could be wrong..
     
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    Yeah, because no one ever misbehaves on a two wheeler and posts it on YouTube. ;)
     
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