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    Man wanted in 299 km/h motorcycle stunt turns himself in in Kelowna (with video)

    Idiot does not even begin to describe this asshole

  • #2
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    Every once in a while I start to think that the 'watch out for motorcycles' campaign has some merit. Then I'm reminded that most motorcycle fatalities are effectively unintentional suicide from doing incredibly stupid stuff on the road.

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    • #3
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      Originally posted by Porras View Post
      Every once in a while I start to think that the 'watch out for motorcycles' campaign has some merit. Then I'm reminded that most motorcycle fatalities are effectively unintentional suicide from doing incredibly stupid stuff on the road.
      Darwin lives!

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      • #4
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        Turned himself in, huh? Well, probably a better idea than ending up a smudge mark.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by Porras View Post
          Every once in a while I start to think that the 'watch out for motorcycles' campaign has some merit. Then I'm reminded that most motorcycle fatalities are effectively unintentional suicide from doing incredibly stupid stuff on the road.
          I agree that many are caused by stupid riders... but I wouldn't say most. Motorcycles are just not visible enough and riders have to be extra vigilant at all times about watching everything around them and anticipating what the other drivers MIGHT do.

          I quit riding and sold my bike a couple of years ago. The boy I sold it to was life flighted off the highway less than a month later. I just had one too many close calls with people pulling out right in front of me. Riding had become more stressful than pleasurable. I always thought it was what people always say... that people just don't look out for motorcycles. Then I was pulling out of the drive at work one day in my car. It was one of those moments when you're by yourself and you think silly things, and I was actually thinking about how cautiously I was looking both ways for traffic because traffic was oddly heavy that day. When I started to pull into the roadway... there was a bike right in front of my front quarter panel. I hit the brakes and I know he must have been thinking I was just another asshole that doesn't look (just like I used to think)... but there is no doubt in my mind that I was looking and he just wasn't visible. I THINK that maybe he had been following the SUV in front of him too closely and it obscured my view of him.

          The idiot in the video should have ended up a grease spot on the road riding like that. Riding skill had nothing to do with that. It was only pure stupid luck that kept a car from changing lanes right in front of him.

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          • #6
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            I like that he was caught because he bragged about it on you tube. Why do people feel the need to be famous?

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            • #7
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              More that half of motorcycle fatalities involve a car or a truck. More often than not, the idiot in the car turned left in front of the bike.
              That's happened to me twice. Once I had a lady turn right from the left lane as she was just ahead of me. And once a guy pulled out of a side street just ahead of me.
              Only once was I hurt badly and in 43 years of riding 20 to 50K miles/year I have only been down once when a car was not involved. My all time favorite accident happened in Springfield Mass about 20 years ago. A girl pulled out of a side street right in front of me. I got the Harley mostly stopped but hit her right behind the front wheel well. Her fender tore and punctured her left front tire. I came up off the seat, but managed to land with both feet under me and the bike stayed up. I re-aimed my headlight and continued on my trip to New Hampshire. The car left on a wrecker.
              I have 2 close friends who have been in comas for just over a year and a half, and 9 months after being "left turned".
              That said, 299k/hr is what? 200 MPH? that's insane.
              Maybe when I was 20, but I generally ride the interstate at 75 or 80 these days, though a short blast up north of 110 once or twice a year, makes me feel young.

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                Originally posted by Ernie S. View Post
                More that half of motorcycle fatalities involve a car or a truck. More often than not, the idiot in the car turned left in front of the bike.
                I imagine a large number (larger from my experience, but I'm a good driver and therefore, not likely to be at fault) of the accidents that also involve a car or a truck are the motorcyclist's fault. I do a lot of driving and, as such, probably have more opportunities for accidents, but I can't tell you the number of times someone on a motorcycle has pulled out in front of me or cut me off while I was driving. My personal favorite was the guy two months ago who I went off the road to avoid while his daughter was riding with him. I was delivering a pizza to his next door neighbor at the time so I got to follow him home and "forcefully suggest" that if he really wanted to kill himself that's fine but to leave both me and the fourteen year old out of it.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Ernie S. View Post
                  ......
                  That said, 299k/hr is what? 200 MPH? that's insane.
                  ......
                  Just under 200 MPH but still in the insanity range, especially given traffic conditions

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                  • #10
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                    Boy, that's a helluva fast bike! The guy who drove it isn't so fast, in fact, he is very, very slow mentally.

                    Heck, I had to close my eyes a couple times in that ride. Hope he kept his open.

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                    • #11
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                      If my numbers are right, it's 186 MPH. I would have no problem with him doing this on an open track somewhere but in city traffic, he should do jail time just to get his attention.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by OldmanDan View Post
                        If my numbers are right, it's 186 MPH. I would have no problem with him doing this on an open track somewhere but in city traffic, he should do jail time just to get his attention.
                        Why should we spend money to ediucation this idiot, when everyone is much better served if he crashes and kills himself. Only bad part is that he might take someone with him.

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Porras View Post
                          I imagine a large number (larger from my experience, but I'm a good driver and therefore, not likely to be at fault) of the accidents that also involve a car or a truck are the motorcyclist's fault. I do a lot of driving and, as such, probably have more opportunities for accidents, but I can't tell you the number of times someone on a motorcycle has pulled out in front of me or cut me off while I was driving. My personal favorite was the guy two months ago who I went off the road to avoid while his daughter was riding with him. I was delivering a pizza to his next door neighbor at the time so I got to follow him home and "forcefully suggest" that if he really wanted to kill himself that's fine but to leave both me and the fourteen year old out of it.
                          Let me guess... 18-25 year old range?
                          Yeah, I thought I was bullet proof at that age and took a lot of chances. Seeing that I was bullet proof, I rode high performance cycles at high speeds, even once jumping a BSA Lightning over a car.
                          My first choice, though has always been HD touring class motors and cruisers and for the last 25 years have stuck to heavy weight big twins.
                          Yes, my late model RoadKing will go 120 or so and cover a quarter mile in about 13 seconds, but it is rather sedate compared to the motorcycles of choice for the under 30 crowd. Their favored machine has half again as much horse power and half the weight. These high performance bikes under far less experienced riders make up the vast majority of single vehicle motorcycle accidents. Death rates for single vehicle accidents are about 4 times what they are for cruisers and touring class machines. When accidents with automobiles are factored in, rates for "rice rockets" are about double that of cruisers.
                          I'm not saying a Hayabusa is inherently more dangerous than a RoadKing, just that a monster like that in the hands of an inexperienced young man with the dare devil gene we all seem to possess at that age is a potentially deadly combination.

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                          • #14
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                            Bikes are too dangerous. We should either outlaw them, or only make them with 1 HP engines to keep the top speed down to 25 miles an hour.

                            THEN we could save lives. Then we could go after the guns. And trains. People are killed every year by trains. Wars fought for anything but self defense are big killers too. We need a law against wars unless we are attacked.

                            I think we could make this a much safer world by legislation. Of course, then you would have to have a strict law against suicide. People would be killing themselves left and right once you took away everything that could be dangerous or harmful.

                            Sometimes if you try to take away everything that is dangerous or harmful, there ain't much fun left in living. And you began to feel like you are a slave to the "better intentions" of others.

                            Well, at least the cops didn't try to chase him down in traffic. I guess there just wasn't one around. We had a guy here 3 years ago that decided not to go through a roadblock that was checking license and insurance. So the cops got right after him and got in a high speed chase. We lost too good police cars that day, and had one civilian injury from the pursuit, caused by one of the cops. Turned out the guy didn't have a license to drive. Was it really worth the cost, to risk the lives of citizens in order to catch a guy who didn't have a drivers license? Another proof that we really don't value life much here anymore. Especially our cops. At least a few cities have rules that you don't do high speed pursuits and risk the lives of the public. But they are few and far between. Seldom have these folks who run have been deadly criminals. But we have left a few dead amongst the public in chasing these non felons. No, we really don't value life that much anymore. Proof is everywhere.

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                            • #15
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                              We now have the technology to put something on all motor vehicles that will constantly monitor the speed and driving habits of the driver. It is, as I understand, really quite inexpensive, using transmitters in signs, gps all put together. It would beep once as a warning, send you a warning as a second reminder and finally start issuing tickets if you didn't get the idea. Tickets would, of course, be arguable in court, just like now, so this isn't like Skynet. Done right it could save several tens of thousands of lives and billions upon upon billions of dollars. You wanna guess what kind of reaction it will get on this board when I suggest we start actually using them ?

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