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Hard to stop on one wheel

Here's an article from my hometown, proving its hard to stop on one wheel.

http://www.overtoncountynews.com/news/index.html#news3
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Sooo...none of you people have ever done a wheelie? BTW for what it's worth it sounds like the SUV crossed in front of the guy on the bike who actually had the right of way! Personally,I hope that the next person she cuts off is driving an eighteen wheeler loaded with LEAD!!! (or gunpowder!)

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Sooo...none of you people have ever done a wheelie? BTW for what it's worth it sounds like the SUV crossed in front of the guy on the bike who actually had the right of way! Personally,I hope that the next person she cuts off is driving an eighteen wheeler loaded with LEAD!!! (or gunpowder!)
before you go defending...lets see no....I have never done a wheelie THROUGH an INTERSECTION...or in TRAFFIC.....that is nothing but pure.....100% dumb azz...


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I read the entire article and realize that he deserved a reckless driving ticket. As far as the rest,I know plenty of guys riding right now who don't have their motorcycle endorsement,correct plates,etc. Based on the fact that the posted speed limit was 25mph,I'm guessing that this was a side street and not a major intersection. Also,they don't mention whether or not the driver of the SUV got a ticket or not(media bias). For the record,the number one destroyer of motorcycles is a dumb broad,in a SUV,with a load of screaming brats! For all we know the accident may have happened anyway,wheelie or no wheelie. Plus,to use the,"cops wrote him tickets so he must be wrong" approach with me won't fly because in my general experience,cops are dicks!!! Heck,I was in a group of 15 or so bikes,one guy crashes,we wait for the cops and bang cop writes us ALL careless driving tickets 'cause,"if one was going fast enough to crash,you all must have been speeding". Note...this a guy who owned a Ninja250 for 2 years and traded it for a GSXR600 and crashed within 2 weeks! I swear on my Mother's grave!!!

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I read the entire article and realize that he deserved a reckless driving ticket. As far as the rest,I know plenty of guys riding right now who don't have their motorcycle endorsement,correct plates,etc. Based on the fact that the posted speed limit was 25mph,I'm guessing that this was a side street and not a major intersection. Also,they don't mention whether or not the driver of the SUV got a ticket or not(media bias). For the record,the number one destroyer of motorcycles is a dumb broad,in a SUV,with a load of screaming brats! For all we know the accident may have happened anyway,wheelie or no wheelie. Plus,to use the,"cops wrote him tickets so he must be wrong" approach with me won't fly because in my general experience,cops are dicks!!! Heck,I was in a group of 15 or so bikes,one guy crashes,we wait for the cops and bang cop writes us ALL careless driving tickets 'cause,"if one was going fast enough to crash,you all must have been speeding". Note...this a guy who owned a Ninja250 for 2 years and traded it for a GSXR600 and crashed within 2 weeks! I swear on my Mother's grave!!!
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#1 just because you know guys that dont ride w/ proper tags or an endorsement doesn't make it any less stupid
#2 the guy rode his wheelie towards an intersection... hes a dumb ass, doesn't matter whether it was a side street or not.
#3 that is not the leading cause of motorcycle deaths. a properly trained, experienced rider will avoid these situations.
#4 It is much easier to brake and come to a stop, or swerve out of the way, when your front tire is on the ground
#5 Yes, because the officer wrote him a ticket meant he was in the wrong. that is the point of a ticket. riding a wheelie on public roads is deemed reckless operation.
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#1 just because you know guys that dont ride w/ proper tags or an endorsement doesn't make it any less stupid
#2 the guy rode his wheelie towards an intersection... hes a dumb ass, doesn't matter whether it was a side street or not.
#3 that is not the leading cause of motorcycle deaths. a properly trained, experienced rider will avoid these situations.
#4 It is much easier to brake and come to a stop, or swerve out of the way, when your front tire is on the ground
#5 Yes, because the officer wrote him a ticket meant he was in the wrong. that is the point of a ticket. riding a wheelie on public roads is deemed reckless operation.
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I completely agree with none too soft, the guy was an idiot and shouldnt have been on the road in the first place. This may sound cruel but honestly if he had gotten T-boned and died while doing that I really wouldnt feel sorry for him. Yes it would suck to see another person on a bike go down, but just because you ride a motorcycle doesnt make you a biker. He had NONE of the proper qualifications to be riding and if I had to put money on it would guess he wasnt wearing any gear either. The guy is a moron and he got what he deserved.
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lemme pick this apart.

#1 just because you know guys that dont ride w/ proper tags or an endorsement doesn't make it any less stupid
#2 the guy rode his wheelie towards an intersection... hes a dumb ass, doesn't matter whether it was a side street or not.
#3 that is not the leading cause of motorcycle deaths. a properly trained, experienced rider will avoid these situations.
#4 It is much easier to brake and come to a stop, or swerve out of the way, when your front tire is on the ground
#5 Yes, because the officer wrote him a ticket meant he was in the wrong. that is the point of a ticket. riding a wheelie on public roads is deemed reckless operation.
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What really sucks is that there are plenty of people that agree with me somewhat at least but they have probably already been beaten down by the "PC goon squad" in the past so they are afraid to say anything. As far as the guy who "wouldn't feel sorry for him if he had died",I hope that you can somehow repair your karma because an extremely negative vibe like that one will surely come back to you and I'd imagine that it will be you the next SUV will claim...mark my words!
This reminds me of the story where a cop cut a guy on an unmodified RC51 a speeding ticket for doing over 200MPH!!! I guess that guy was guilty too huh? Also,believe it or not,when an 92 year old guy cut me off,thus was the demise of my '01 GSXR1k,the story got around that I was doing a wheelie, which I was not,the cop even called me and accused me of it but had no proof so he let it go. In fact when my '00 Hayabusa was destroyed by a buddy who rear ended me actually doing a wheelie. The cop was told by Harley riding bystanders that I also was doing a wheelie,which I was not,and I had to bring the guy who hit me and all the guys we were with us to court to prove I was innocent. For all we know,the guy may have done a wheelie previously,brought it down well before the intersection and was cut off. Ofcourse,all the witnesses could remember was that he was doing a wheelie. Heck,he might have only had the wheel a few inches off the ground for a couple of feet,if at all. You are all so quick to judge,I wonder who will say that you deserved to die just for getting on a "crotch rocket" in the first place!!??!! When did you get left in charge of who's a rider and who is not? I've been on the road legally for 25 years,maybe I've decided that YOU are not a real rider unless you've ridden at least 20 years,or can do a mile long wheelie(I can),or get within 20% of the top lap time at the local track(I can),or have owned over 10 bikes(I have),etc. Maybe the guy was poor,or had just gotten the bike,who knows? Heck,maybe he just didn't have his paperwork on him at the time and produced it later.One wheel or two,the chick still pulled out in front of him and thus "failed to yield the right away" and deserved a ticket!

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What really sucks is that there are plenty of people that agree with me somewhat at least but they have probably already been beaten down by the "PC goon squad" in the past so they are afraid to say anything. As far as the guy who "wouldn't feel sorry for him if he had died",I hope that you can somehow repair your karma because an extremely negative vibe like that one will surely come back to you and I'd imagine that it will be you the next SUV will claim...mark my words!
This reminds me of the story where a cop cut a guy on an unmodified RC51 a speeding ticket for doing over 200MPH!!! I guess that guy was guilty too huh? Also,believe it or not,when an 92 year old guy cut me off,thus was the demise of my '01 GSXR1k,the story got around that I was doing a wheelie, which I was not,the cop even called me and accused me of it but had no proof so he let it go. In fact when my '00 Hayabusa was destroyed by a buddy who rear ended me actually doing a wheelie. The cop was told by Harley riding bystanders that I also was doing a wheelie,which I was not,and I had to bring the guy who hit me and all the guys we were with us to court to prove I was innocent. For all we know,the guy may have done a wheelie previously,brought it down well before the intersection and was cut off. Ofcourse,all the witnesses could remember was that he was doing a wheelie. Heck,he might have only had the wheel a few inches off the ground for a couple of feet,if at all. You are all so quick to judge,I wonder who will say that you deserved to die just for getting on a "crotch rocket" in the first place!!??!! When did you get left in charge of who's a rider and who is not? I've been on the road legally for 25 years,maybe I've decided that YOU are not a real rider unless you've ridden at least 20 years,or can do a mile long wheelie(I can),or get within 20% of the top lap time at the local track(I can),or have owned over 10 bikes(I have),etc. Maybe the guy was poor,or had just gotten the bike,who knows? Heck,maybe he just didn't have his paperwork on him at the time and produced it later.One wheel or two,the chick still pulled out in front of him and thus "failed to yield the right away" and deserved a ticket!
uuhh...ya.....good for you.....


seriously you should know better....driver like an idget and you will wreck...25 years of riding should have told you as much now....you just got to know when to keep the show boating the NONE TRAFFIC areas....i mean come on for a sec we all know there are idiot cagers all around you...do you REALLY think that just because you can do a wheelie. That it is your god given right to do it and no one is going to mess with you while you do it. Its simple really I have been riding for 13 years on cruisers and sportbikes. I knew when I was 16 to keep my eyes on the cages around me..."the all want to kill me"....knowing that will save your life.

If you want to make excuses for this guy....(YES I'm glad he didn't die and I would never wish that on someone even if they are being and idiot)...then maybe you really need to to think about your own skills on that....

This isn't the PC police stepping in this is the common sense of freaking reality....


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What really sucks is that there are plenty of people that agree with me somewhat at least but they have probably already been beaten down by the "PC goon squad" in the past so they are afraid to say anything. As far as the guy who "wouldn't feel sorry for him if he had died",I hope that you can somehow repair your karma because an extremely negative vibe like that one will surely come back to you and I'd imagine that it will be you the next SUV will claim...mark my words!
This reminds me of the story where a cop cut a guy on an unmodified RC51 a speeding ticket for doing over 200MPH!!! I guess that guy was guilty too huh? Also,believe it or not,when an 92 year old guy cut me off,thus was the demise of my '01 GSXR1k,the story got around that I was doing a wheelie, which I was not,the cop even called me and accused me of it but had no proof so he let it go. In fact when my '00 Hayabusa was destroyed by a buddy who rear ended me actually doing a wheelie. The cop was told by Harley riding bystanders that I also was doing a wheelie,which I was not,and I had to bring the guy who hit me and all the guys we were with us to court to prove I was innocent. For all we know,the guy may have done a wheelie previously,brought it down well before the intersection and was cut off. Ofcourse,all the witnesses could remember was that he was doing a wheelie. Heck,he might have only had the wheel a few inches off the ground for a couple of feet,if at all. You are all so quick to judge,I wonder who will say that you deserved to die just for getting on a "crotch rocket" in the first place!!??!! When did you get left in charge of who's a rider and who is not? I've been on the road legally for 25 years,maybe I've decided that YOU are not a real rider unless you've ridden at least 20 years,or can do a mile long wheelie(I can),or get within 20% of the top lap time at the local track(I can),or have owned over 10 bikes(I have),etc. Maybe the guy was poor,or had just gotten the bike,who knows? Heck,maybe he just didn't have his paperwork on him at the time and produced it later.One wheel or two,the chick still pulled out in front of him and thus "failed to yield the right away" and deserved a ticket!
refering to "plenty of people ride w/o liscences/insurance"... just because other people do it doesnt make it any more right. it only makes you feel better if you are riding illegally yourself. And im sorry that you've totaled bikes, and had traumatic experiences in your 25 years. There are people who have been riding just as long, and whom are responsible riders, that have avoided similar situations to yours.

anyways, the fact of the situations is this.

had he not been riding a wheelie to show off to his friends he would never have gotten into any trouble.
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Sooo...none of you people have ever done a wheelie? BTW for what it's worth it sounds like the SUV crossed in front of the guy on the bike who actually had the right of way! Personally,I hope that the next person she cuts off is driving an eighteen wheeler loaded with LEAD!!! (or gunpowder!)
I was going to comment, but it looks like everyone beat me to it. 25 years riding experience or not, it sounds like you simply have some bad experiences in your past so now a car/motorcycle wreck is always the cars fault. Seems to me that the motorcyclist was at fault in this one, but I suppose it could just be the biased media reporting this incorrectly. <rolling eyes>

Oh, and weren't you just jumping somebody's **** for wishing someone dead??? Look at the bold type in the quote of YOUR post.
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I was going to comment, but it looks like everyone beat me to it. 25 years riding experience or not, it sounds like you simply have some bad experiences in your past so now a car/motorcycle wreck is always the cars fault. Seems to me that the motorcyclist was at fault in this one, but I suppose it could just be the biased media reporting this incorrectly. <rolling eyes>
if there wasn't so many idgit squids running around then maybe...just maybe....biased media and popo's wouldn't be around...just a thought there...

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if there wasn't so many idgit squids running around then maybe...just maybe....biased media and popo's would be around...just a thought there...
I think you read my post incorrectly. See the <rolling eyes> comment? I was making a smartass comment about him saying the media is biased in the way they reported this accident. Personally, I think the rider doing the wheelie was being a complete squid.
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