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Discuss: How you do feel about other riders who showoff?

#1 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:12 pm

How you do feel about other riders who showoff? (on the street)
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#2 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:51 pm

Injury is usually preceded by "HEY WATCH THIS"
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#3 Unread post by Bdub » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:05 pm

I pray they live to see another day and that their loved ones don't get the "knock on the door" from an officer....

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#4 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:30 pm

No sympathy at all...
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#5 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:49 pm

At first I have to think... whoa, look at that! Then I'm happy they didn't kill themselves, then embarrassed how for the motorcycle community might look to others (our rep) then glad I didn't do X stunt.

But to be honest, some street stunt riders have some seriously amazing skills, shame they use them on the street and not entertaining the paying crowds at a real show.

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#6 Unread post by MTexile » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:20 pm

As long as they are away from me and any other people they can dance with Darwin til the sun comes up.
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#7 Unread post by Hanson » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:27 am

On the streets? People should act in a responsible, safe, and restrained manner.

I don't care at all for biker thugs, stunters, street racers, or the terminally moronic.

My next door neighbour, (yes - that is the house right next to mine), bought a GSX-R1000 and proceeded to kill both himself and his wife in a single vehicle accident leaving their baby girl an orphan. This is only an anecdotal datum, and not typical of the experience of most new motorcyclists, but I can't help but think of this event as a moronically tragic waste of two lives.

In Dallas we have had huge gangs of stunters shut down major public highway. I despise these selfish asshats. Some of these riders have tremendous skills and are able to do tricks on their motorcycles that are astounding, but they make up for their incredible talent with a tremendous lack of judgement and a total absence of respect for the general public.

To forestall just criticism, I confess that I am a grumpy old Grinch of a man.

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#8 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:54 pm

Take it to the track or to some other controlled environment. Otherwise, you're endangering the general public (and potentially me). I especially hate it when the showoff is in a group I'm riding with. That is a good sign that I should excuse myself and separate from the group because I'm having "engine problems".
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#9 Unread post by fzrbiker » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:24 pm

Praying that they would be safe and give some distance, let them do their thing with out involving others.

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#10 Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:57 pm

MTexile wrote:As long as they are away from me and any other people they can dance with Darwin til the sun comes up.
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#11 Unread post by ronrex » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:21 pm

we don't really seem to have any/many...been a few years since i saw two guys riding wheelies on the opposite side of us 65...word is they both got caught 10 miles down the road...lol. No traffic to speak of, but there are guys at work claiming all sorts of nonsense i can't confirm. As long as i don't have to pay for their stupidity, i guess i can remember being just as stupid.

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#12 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:32 am

Yeah, absolutely irresponsible to do any sort of stunt riding on the street.

More than that though, I think ANY sort of advanced riding on public roadways is irresponsible. If you're not riding at The Pace, you're endangering yourself and everyone else on the roadway. Doing wheelies or stoppies or burnouts or drifts outside of a controlled track environment is just as ridiculous as hanging off your plastic fantastic or challenging your buddies to get a knee down. Take that stuff to the track where it belongs.

Richard, I've seen the videos of those d-bags in Texas doing the gang-stunt riding on the highway. Fortunately for the tax paying public, those idiots have a habit of video taping themselves doing it -- every other rider on the video I saw was wearing a GOPRO on their helmet. Stupid is as stupid does right?

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#13 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:45 am

JackoftheGreen wrote:More than that though, I think ANY sort of advanced riding on public roadways is irresponsible. If you're not riding at The Pace, you're endangering yourself and everyone else on the roadway.
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And I don't want to be callous, but even if you don't end up endangering anyone else in the event of a crash, you contribute to the negative perception of motorcyclists, and (depending on the country) increase the premiums we pay on insurance.
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#14 Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:49 pm

Not impressed.....so what if they know how to wheelie...lots of people can do wheelies.

I'm impressed when I see stunt riders at a show. Not on the street full of traffic.
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#15 Unread post by NORTY » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:42 am

Depends on what the "showoff" is doing. Stunts on the public roads/highways? Not so much.

AMA Pro roadracers that follow the laws while riding on the street are the smoooooothest riders out there. They haul buns around various tracks, six days a week, for 12 months a year. Year after year after year. They love just "going for a ride" without the pressures of managers/sponsers/fans.

You don't see them with their knee on the ground on the street. That's what they get paid to do the other times they are at work...
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