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pr_capone
06-24-2010, 12:47 PM
Twice within a 3 mile stretch on my way home I had some blue hair pull out in front of me. Apparently a horn does me no good either... need to stop by the hardware store and pick up some ball bearings for when the horn isn't enough.

sedated
06-24-2010, 12:59 PM
Twice last week I had d-bags on motorcycles fly passed me like morons. One was going between cars during rush hour on the highway. The other passed me on the right on a small no-passing 2-lane residential street, going at least 50 in a 25.

If I later spotted either of them smeared along the road, I wouldn't have even slowed down.

Baconeater
06-24-2010, 01:04 PM
Sounds like a blue hair problem, not a motorcycle problem.

dilligaf
06-24-2010, 01:04 PM
Two weeks ago I was starting to go through an intersection when I had the green light and an assbag turned left on me in the other direction.:cuss:

Saulbadguy
06-24-2010, 01:07 PM
Nope.

No deal.

Sorry.

Fish
06-24-2010, 01:12 PM
The next blue hair I see, I'm gonna kick em in the dusty muffin and shout "Harleys RULE!"

We'll get this taken care of over time...

pr_capone
06-24-2010, 01:15 PM
Twice last week I had d-bags on motorcycles fly passed me like morons. One was going between cars during rush hour on the highway. The other passed me on the right on a small no-passing 2-lane residential street, going at least 50 in a 25.

If I later spotted either of them smeared along the road, I wouldn't have even slowed down.

I don't blame you... I hate people who ride like that.

When I say that it was a close call though, I mean that I avoided becoming mush by a matter of 3 inches or less both times. I was not speeding or doing anything foolish, just running on the right side of my lane minding my own business.

pr_capone
06-24-2010, 01:16 PM
The next blue hair I see, I'm gonna kick em in the dusty muffin and shout "Harleys RULE!"

We'll get this taken care of over time...

ROFL

penguinz
06-24-2010, 01:17 PM
I saw some idiot on a GSX last week doing a wheelie down 350 in raytown with his legs draped over his handlebars/

I would have laughed my ass off if he splatted.

pr_capone
06-24-2010, 01:18 PM
Nope.

No deal.

Sorry.

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seclark
06-24-2010, 01:23 PM
you need to load up w/some gear.
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Dayze
06-24-2010, 01:24 PM
I saw some idiot on a GSX last week doing a wheelie down 350 in raytown with his legs draped over his handlebars/

I would have laughed my ass off if he splatted.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blox-Starz-Productions/179687491454

wonder if it was one of these guys.
i've seen them all over; they ride/ stunt wherever.

not good.

most of the stunters I know go to a specific and somehwat classified parking lot to stunt; most trailer their bikes there as they're not street legal.

Sweet Daddy Hate
06-24-2010, 01:30 PM
A lot of bikers out here have taken to wearing reflective construction vests when they ride.

Don't blame 'em one bit after 8 people got absolutely plowed by some fucking meth-head in a dump truck a couple of months ago.

Donger
06-24-2010, 01:41 PM
Question: why do motorcyclists do that little wave thingy whenever they pass each other in opposite directions?

Donger
06-24-2010, 01:41 PM
Oh, and since motorcycles are considerably smaller than even the smallest car, of course they are harder to see.

morphius
06-24-2010, 01:45 PM
Question: why do motorcyclists do that little wave thingy whenever they pass each other in opposite directions?
Just saying, "hi". Sort of like farmers on a country road.

Dayze
06-24-2010, 01:47 PM
Question: why do motorcyclists do that little wave thingy whenever they pass each other in opposite directions?

just an acknowledgement to another rider. Heck, a lot of the time I know/have met/ridden with/bike night etc with the rider I'm passing. Takes a different breed of cat to ride on the street; harley/sportbike/tourer etc. I think it's an acknowledgement of being out there taking a risk riding on the street etc.

I've seen Jeep owners do this as well.

although, the likelihood of a harley rider waving back at me on my sportbike are 40/60.:D

Donger
06-24-2010, 01:48 PM
just an acknowledgement to another rider. Heck, a lot of the time I know/have met/ridden with/bike night etc with the rider I'm passing. Takes a different breed of cat to ride on the street; harley/sportbike/tourer etc. I think it's an acknowledgement of being out there taking a risk riding on the street etc.

I've seen Jeep owners do this as well.

although, the likelihood of a harley rider waving back at me on my sportbike are 40/60.:D

I wave at them when I'm on my bike, but they never wave back.

Radar Chief
06-24-2010, 01:56 PM
most of the stunters I know go to a specific and somehwat classified parking lot to stunt; most trailer their bikes there as they're not street legal.

That’s good, as it should be.
I have nothing against the “stuntaz”, just wish they’d take that shit off the road so the only hide they’re risking is their own.

Radar Chief
06-24-2010, 02:05 PM
Oh, and since motorcycles are considerably smaller than even the smallest car, of course they are harder to see.

People tend to see what they’re looking for. When someone in a hurry is at an intersection watching traffic for a chance to merge they aren’t necessarily looking for a motorcycle.
It’s the same phenomenon as someone crossing railroad tracks and not seeing the train that’s about the run them down even though it’s huge, loud and has a flashing light on the front of it.

Dayze
06-24-2010, 02:14 PM
That’s good, as it should be.
I have nothing against the “stuntaz”, just wish they’d take that shit off the road so the only hide they’re risking is their own.

100% agree.

not to mention they're contributing to the bad rap/name that sportbike riders have. I ride very tame around town; but I"ll open 'er up about and hour outside of the city for more 'spirited' rides.

Donger
06-24-2010, 02:16 PM
People tend to see what they’re looking for. When someone in a hurry is at an intersection watching traffic for a chance to merge they aren’t necessarily looking for a motorcycle.
It’s the same phenomenon as someone crossing railroad tracks and not seeing the train that’s about the run them down even though it’s huge, loud and has a flashing light on the front of it.

I can agree with that. But it's just a simple fact that motorcycles are smaller and therefore not as easy to see as a car or truck.

Radar Chief
06-24-2010, 02:30 PM
I can agree with that. But it's just a simple fact that motorcycles are smaller and therefore not as easy to see as a car or truck.

Not disagreeing just expanding on the point.

penguinz
06-24-2010, 02:49 PM
That’s good, as it should be.
I have nothing against the “stuntaz”, just wish they’d take that shit off the road so the only hide they’re risking is their own.100% agree. Take it someplace where no one else is in danger. When I saw the moron on 350 it was during rush hour.

Monty
06-24-2010, 02:55 PM
A lot of bikers out here have taken to wearing reflective construction vests when they ride.

Don't blame 'em one bit after 8 people got absolutely plowed by some ****ing meth-head in a dump truck a couple of months ago.

I wear a bright yellow fluorescent jacket with body armor and while stopped at a stop sign a couple of months ago, I was rear ended by an on duty Police officer in an SUV. $8800 in damage to my bike and I severely sprained my ankle and both wrists. Turns out he was typing on his laptop and didn't see me.

Not sure what to do to protect myself going forward..... :shake:

Pablo
06-24-2010, 04:43 PM
I wear a bright yellow fluorescent jacket with body armor and while stopped at a stop sign a couple of months ago, I was rear ended by an on duty Police officer in an SUV. $8800 in damage to my bike and I severely sprained my ankle and both wrists. Turns out he was typing on his laptop and didn't see me.

Not sure what to do to protect myself going forward..... :shake:It's pretty clear you're going to have to start strapping a 12 guage to the side of your bike and start offing pigs rolling down the road. That's probably the only way you'll be safe.

LaChapelle
06-24-2010, 04:48 PM
I'd contact Shaw, Murry, Stephens and Lindbergh

RedNFeisty
06-24-2010, 04:58 PM
There is no excuse with how many riders there are now to not pay attention and look for riders, people are just fucking morons.

RedNeckRaider
06-24-2010, 05:55 PM
I rode bikes for years. There are a lot of people who do not pay attention. That and said bikes can get lost in blind spots that bikes tend move quicker and that adds to the problem~

Rain Man
06-24-2010, 05:59 PM
I'm not too worried. I have pretty strong bumpers.

pr_capone
06-24-2010, 06:08 PM
I'm not too worried. I have pretty strong bumpers.

:clap:

CrazyPhuD
06-24-2010, 06:27 PM
I rode bikes for years. There are a lot of people who do not pay attention. That and said bikes can get lost in blind spots that bikes tend move quicker and that adds to the problem~

Well to some degree that's also why you always have to have your head on a swivel. To anticipate what other drivers are going to do. Personally I'd love to ride out here but I don't because the drivers are that poor.

Psyko Tek
06-24-2010, 07:16 PM
A lot of bikers out here have taken to wearing reflective construction vests when they ride.

Don't blame 'em one bit after 8 people got absolutely plowed by some fucking meth-head in a dump truck a couple of months ago.

that was nasty
a PHX thing guys
they were stopped at a light and got hit by a dump truck driver high on meth while he drove and did his paper work

nasty think 5 died

Psyko Tek
06-24-2010, 07:16 PM
Question: why do motorcyclists do that little wave thingy whenever they pass each other in opposite directions?

'cause we're cool like that

Saulbadguy
06-24-2010, 08:20 PM
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You dumbasses feel like you are special and have to ride a stupid bike, i'm not gonna be lookin for ya.

pr_capone
06-24-2010, 08:36 PM
You dumbasses feel like you are special and have to ride a stupid bike, i'm not gonna be lookin for ya.

Are you being serious?

If so I have a series of questions for you.

1. Why are we dumbasses?

2. What makes you believe we feel that we are special?

3. Why is the bike stupid?

4. Why would you not look for a vehicle which by state law has every right to be on the road?

DJ's left nut
06-24-2010, 09:26 PM
I don't ride nearly as often as I use to because I simply don't trust anyone anymore.

I had a guy change lanes right into me once. I was at his A-pillar - no blind spot to it. He just came on over and dumped me. I can't count how many people have been yacking on cell-phones when they've pulled in front of me. I finally had my first 'texting while driving' experience a few weeks ago and haven't been back on it since then.

People are only getting worse. I have the camaro, if it's nice I'll drive it. Ultimately, I just can't justify hopping on the bike much anymore with all the assholes out there that are just too busy with themselves to care about watching for a fellow human being.

Omaha
06-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Twice within a 3 mile stretch on my way home I had some blue hair pull out in front of me. Apparently a horn does me no good either... need to stop by the hardware store and pick up some ball bearings for when the horn isn't enough.

Bicycles, too. I try to stick to trails on my mtn bike, but I really want to get a cross bike. Watch the **** out!

Phobia
06-24-2010, 09:53 PM
A lot of bikers out here have taken to wearing reflective construction vests when they ride.

Don't blame 'em one bit after 8 people got absolutely plowed by some ****ing meth-head in a dump truck a couple of months ago.

Active duty military are actually required to wear them. If they aren't wearing them and go splat SGLI doesn't pay their family's claim.

Coach
06-24-2010, 10:07 PM
I wave at them when I'm on my bike, but they never wave back.

Yeah, I don't think a "moped" counts as a bike.

That might be the problem.

Demonpenz
06-24-2010, 10:10 PM
people who pay for motorcycle deaths aren't even the people who die. They knew the rules, it is the people who have to live with killing people and the dead dudes family that have to pay the real price. All for some jolly's that a wolf shirt and some papst could have provided

Old Dog
06-24-2010, 10:48 PM
Active duty military are actually required to wear them. If they aren't wearing them and go splat SGLI doesn't pay their family's claim.

The second sentence is incorrect. There are some VA benefits that would not be granted but compensation from SGLI is NOT one of them.....that is a very common misconception though. And today a reflective PT belt in hours of darkness or a bright colored long sleeved shirt in daylight hours is sufficient.

Old Dog
06-24-2010, 10:57 PM
I suspect, Phobia that you are referencing DIC (Dependency Indemnity Compensation). In order for dependents to be awarded that a service members death must not have been due to their own misconduct.

Sweet Daddy Hate
06-25-2010, 09:47 AM
I wear a bright yellow fluorescent jacket with body armor and while stopped at a stop sign a couple of months ago, I was rear ended by an on duty Police officer in an SUV. $8800 in damage to my bike and I severely sprained my ankle and both wrists. Turns out he was typing on his laptop and didn't see me.

Not sure what to do to protect myself going forward..... :shake:

Good God Man! That's unreal...

Sweet Daddy Hate
06-25-2010, 09:48 AM
You dumbasses feel like you are special and have to ride a stupid bike, i'm not gonna be lookin for ya.

WTF, dude? I mean really...:shake:

vailpass
06-25-2010, 09:53 AM
you need to load up w/some gear.
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Sweet

Radar Chief
06-25-2010, 09:54 AM
Not being seen? Some straight pipes ought to do the trick. :Poke:

vailpass
06-25-2010, 09:56 AM
that was nasty
a PHX thing guys
they were stopped at a light and got hit by a dump truck driver high on meth while he drove and did his paper work

nasty think 5 died

Yeah, he plowed into them from behind they never even saw him coming. There was a general bummer buzz going though Cave Creek for a week or two after that.
Fugging truck driver on drugs, dude won't be breathing free air for a LONG time.

Sweet Daddy Hate
06-25-2010, 10:05 AM
Yeah, he plowed into them from behind they never even saw him coming. There was a general bummer buzz going though Cave Creek for a week or two after that.
Fugging truck driver on drugs, dude won't be breathing free air for a LONG time.

Fuckin' spun, meth-headed motherfucker. He'll be lucky if the MC's in the joint don't shove a monkey wrench up his ass.

Sweet Daddy Hate
06-25-2010, 10:06 AM
Yeah, he plowed into them from behind they never even saw him coming. There was a general bummer buzz going though Cave Creek for a week or two after that.
Fugging truck driver on drugs, dude won't be breathing free air for a LONG time.

Dude, what's up with all these "G"-smokin' meth-headed motherfuckers out here?

Bob Dole
06-25-2010, 10:45 AM
Bob Dole (and kindra68) lost another friend on a MC Wednesday night... It's getting to be a regular summertime event around here.

vailpass
06-25-2010, 11:05 AM
Dude, what's up with all these "G"-smokin' meth-headed mother****ers out here?

I don't know. Lots of biker gangs to run the stuff? A direct pipeline from Mexico to here?
Lots of wide-open god forsaken territory, too much for the law to cover?

One of the guys on this board (can't remember who) is an addiction counselor who seems to know everythign there is to know about meth, I bet he would know why.

Monty
06-25-2010, 01:00 PM
Good God Man! That's unreal...

No, I'm pretty sure it really happened. ;)

Monty
06-25-2010, 01:04 PM
Bob Dole (and kindra68) lost another friend on a MC Wednesday night... It's getting to be a regular summertime event around here.

Sorry to hear that Scott. Last year, I noticed some of the deaths were from guys who were pulling trailers on the back of their bikes and hit something in the road causing the trailer to tip, and subsequently causing the bike to go down as well. I'll never pull a trailer, but IMO that kind of defeats the purpose to begin with. If I need to carry that much stuff, I should just take a car/truck.

Sweet Daddy Hate
06-26-2010, 10:27 AM
I don't know. Lots of biker gangs to run the stuff? A direct pipeline from Mexico to here?
Lots of wide-open god forsaken territory, too much for the law to cover?

One of the guys on this board (can't remember who) is an addiction counselor who seems to know everythign there is to know about meth, I bet he would know why.

And it's an all-ages show, too. Young, old, they can't get enough of that garbage.