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As a biker with several hundred thousand miles under my wheels, these are dumbasses, one and all, who deserve the pain and suffering they get.


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As a biker with several hundred thousand miles under my wheels, these are dumbasses, one and all, who deserve the pain and suffering they get.

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To make a statement as you did doesn't say much of your being a biker.

I would also hope that the cute red smiley wasn't intended for me .
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:06 PM
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To make a statement as you did doesn't say much of your being a biker.

I would also hope that the cute red smiley wasn't intended for me .

Have to say I agree with him... I'm a biker, although currently without a bike... These guys are reckless morons with no respect for anyone or anything(even their bikes).. With that said, its interesting veiwing and have enjoyed the videos you posted..
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To make a statement as you did doesn't say much of your being a biker.

I would also hope that the cute red smiley wasn't intended for me .
My appologies if you were offended. The comment was not directed at you, Gerard. It is a statement of frustration that mindless future cripples like these deserve what they get. They are why motorcyclists are looked down on and cheated by insurance companies. Do it on the track.

I cannot ride a wheelie for miles, nor can I do a "stoppy" on the front wheel of my 700 pound Harley, but as a BIKER I am a thousand times better than any of these mindless zombies.

So, yes. That statement does say alot of my being a biker. Thank you.
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My personal opinion is that I believe it was/ is all the biker gangs that give/ gave motorcyclists a bad name/ reputation (looked down on).
When I lived in western NY, the Hells Angels were everywhere you looked. Pretty scary bunch of fellas but I managed to met a few (which wasn't easy) that would watch my back even though I had a Rice Rocket. TRUE BIKERS.

Now, todays riders are considered jerks, idiots, stupid, morons and the list can go on. None-the-less they are still BIKERS that are in a gang of their own. Get the point?
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....I have to think some of the riders in those videos are riding like they are because they know they have the cam going. They are trying to do a killer daredevil ride to show off on the internet. To me this is dead wrong. One of them will end up dead, cripple or injuring others because of their actions.

But .... I can't help but watch the videos.

So am I in an indirect way encouraging them to make more videos?
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My personal opinion is that I believe it was/ is all the biker gangs that give/ gave motorcyclists a bad name/ reputation (looked down on).
When I lived in western NY, the Hells Angels were everywhere you looked. Pretty scary bunch of fellas but I managed to met a few (which wasn't easy) that would watch my back even though I had a Rice Rocket. TRUE BIKERS.

Now, todays riders are considered jerks, idiots, stupid, morons and the list can go on. None-the-less they are still BIKERS that are in a gang of their own. Get the point?
Excellent point Gerard. However, in my part of the country the "hell's angles" type crowd are not the ones getting the bad press. They seem to mostly be lawyers and orthodontists trying to re-live their wasted youth. It is the groups of young guys (and girls) doing these tricks and show-off manuvers on the public streets which are the focus of the public.

But, things may be different outside of my little corner of the world.
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I have 38 years experience on motorcycles. I raced motocross for several years. Hmm, I'll bet that Working Woman can recall when I terrorized the neighborhood back in the mid 70's on my racing bikes. :o I can do most all of the long wheelies and even stand a bike on the front wheel with the front brake. However, public highways are not the place to learn or practice such stunts. Most all of my lingering (and returning) aches and pains are from crashing on bikes while racing or practicing. In retrospect, with the injuries etc., I would not have done the same. That is why none of my kids have raced, and the only motorcycle they have is a Honda Trail 50.

I've whacked a 20,000 pound tree before, but I seriously doubt that it pulled out in front of me as I may have claimed. It certainly didn't run me over when I was down on the ground trying to figure out why my full faced Bell helmet was in 2 pieces.

When in Kalifornia on business, I'm still amazed at the idiots on bikes there. Yes, I said idiots. When you go cutting between two cars (whose drivers are not paying a lick of attention to the road; and are likely chatting on the cell phone), you deserve to be road kill. Riding like that and like the morons in some of the clips tell me that the riders understand that they will very likely sustain serious injury or death. Heck, while in California a few months ago a biker zipped by me on the highway and cracked my side mirror. I actually wished that he had gone down. I nearly decided to try to chase him down and run him over and give him his deathwish.
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I noticed that too. Look at this guy in rush hour traffic. Totally insane!
Gerald, I too ride a motorcycle. That guy in this video is a complete a-hole. It is only a matter of time before he kills someone due to his stupidity. I would think nothing of putting him into a guardrail with my pichup truck if I saw him coming at me like that. Damn fool is going to kill some poor defensive person someday. We have morons just like that here in Ma. They drive the same way without video cams. They would make good road fodder for a semi.

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I would think nothing of putting him into a guardrail....
You mean something like this 8 second clip?
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Like I said, I ride and can feel for anyone hurt on a bike... But damn I enjoyed seeing that one.....He had no reason to follow that close and think he could safely pass from the cars blind spot..
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Gerald, I too ride a motorcycle.
Hey Gerard, maybe you need to add a signature line here like you have at the other place .

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Like I said, I ride and can feel for anyone hurt on a bike... But damn I enjoyed seeing that one.....He had no reason to follow that close and think he could safely pass from the cars blind spot..
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I noticed that too. Look at this guy in rush hour traffic. Totally insane!
I just watched some of that video. I don't know where he is, but in Indiana he would have a life expectancy of about 30 seconds. Probably 90% of the drivers here would have dumped him into the guard rail when he passed illegally, and about 100 of the cars that came up from behind would have intentionally run over his corpse as they passed to show their appreciation.

Yup, I have to agree. Being that stupid is removing defective genes from the gene pool. It's just too bad that it inconveniences some innocent person who happens to cream the moron.
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Your response and avatar go perfect together!!!!
Yea, guess I could say the same about yours
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You mean something like this 8 second clip?
He got what he deserved in that one. I can't believe he actually tried to pass a car passing a car. One less nut on the roads.
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He got what he deserved in that one. I can't believe he actually tried to pass a car passing a car. One less nut on the roads.
Uhhh, watch it again. He had already started to pass when the car pulled out in front of him.
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Uhhh, watch it again. He had already started to pass when the car pulled out in front of him.
Have you actually watched the video?? The car had its blinker on(signalling it was getting over) as the bike closed in at a faster speed.. He thought he could make it and didnt...He was in the cars blind spot..

I cant believe this is even a discussion.. This is a prime example of why so many people out there dislike motorcycles and preach of their dangers.. Stupid people create dangerous situations, when they get hurt they blame anyone but themselves... These guys know what they are doing, they also apear to be skilled riders(no argument there)..However, they are practicing their skills in an environment with too many variables, they assume that everyone arround them is aware of their intentions.. Nature has a way of weeding out the weak, stupid is a weakness, this guy deserved what he got..
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You really don't know (can't tell) when the directional was first turned on as the rider is blocking the view until he is already in the motion of passing. This to me is a very tricky call as you do have/ make a valid point. Guess we'll never know for sure.
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