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(Some Guy)   "Hey, let's take our motorcyles and do wheelies without our any pants. What could go wrong?"   (wtopnews.com) divider line 185
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2004-09-16 12:58:45 PM
Company president Ben Meacham told WHAG-TV that his company is having T-shirts and stickers made in honor of Matlock but he refused to comment directly on Matlock's death.

Translation: we can't sell the tape because we had to erase it. Twice. But, by God, we're going to make some money off this guy's stunt one way or another.
 
2004-09-16 12:59:33 PM
madattheright

I would guess you are not a motorcycle rider. I happened to be a ducati guy myself. A bike can do some REAL damage. Maybe not from the rear, but from the side definately. T-bones happen all the time.

Well first off, I'm a daily rider. Secondly, I don't do stupid shiat like I'm describing, but it's important to make the point. A t-bone is likely to happen on a residential type street, where first of all, even if you are insane, you probably aren't going that fast...

A side issue is that most cars that are t-boned are t-boned because they turned left IN FRONT of a rider... which is their own goddamned fault, and if they got hurt in that instance (which isn't likely anyway), it's well deserved, but that's a different issue.

You figure your lightest motorcycle (not dirtbikes, they are much lighter) on the road with gas an oil is over 400 pounds without a rider. Add an average of 175 lb per rider (350 if it is a girl on the back of a harley!) A cruiser can exceed over 1000 pounds. It is a big heavy as piece of metal coming at a car at over 60 miles per hour.

Yes cruisers can be heavy, but a cruiser that weighs 1000 pounds isn't likely to be going real fast. Harley guys get mad here, but most of your bikes couldn't do 100 on a bet (and few are ridden at speed)... these guys are way more likely to get in the same kind of crashes any regular car would get into, at similar speed... in which case they are just like any regular car (only one that weighs half as much).

A sport bike with a rider probably wieghs around 600 pounds. A honda civic weighs, what, 2,600 pounds? That means the momentum in a crash with the bike is equal to what it would be from a car going 4.3 times slower. That means if I hit you on my bike going 60mph, it's roughly equivalent to being hit by a civic going 14mph (lets not even talk about hummers and dodge ram pickups). Granted, a bike's impact isn't as distributed as a car (due to less frontal area), but as I said above, cars don't ever nicely turn on their side and slide underneath your bumper either.

Man, that is like the force of a wrecking ball.

/right?


Crashing sucks in general, and being an idiot is well... idiotic... but my only point is... the danger of bikers to car drivers is DRAMATICALLY exaggerated. We as bikers are in MUCH more danger from John Q. Public in his Camry than he could dream of being from us.
 
2004-09-16 01:00:40 PM
Quote from the article:
The goal of the project, according to the Web site, was to earn public respect and support and "to bring a form of entertainment to this area that is typically rejected due to lack of style, purpose and organization."

Ya know, if you want to earn public respect and/or support, wearing pants might be a good idea next time. Just my two cents.

/not really worth $0.02
 
2004-09-16 01:02:03 PM
About erasing tape twice....

1- the traditional rerecord over the crash... ok until you get to...

2-The bulk erase so when the tape's played it looks like nothing has ever been record on it.

MEB
 
2004-09-16 01:03:12 PM
"any pants"??

Now where is that "any" key?

 
2004-09-16 01:04:11 PM
err that would be RECORDED

MEB
/did NOT submit the article I swear
 
2004-09-16 01:06:00 PM
I've seen idiots popping wheelies on the highway during rush hour! I so wish that Darwin would pay these idiots a visit (one-way ticket to hell, please)

A client of the law firm I work at killed himself on his bike this past Saturday. For some reason, he just drifted to the left, hit the guardrail, and he went airborne. Leaves behind a 2 year old and a wife that's 3 months pregnant.
 
2004-09-16 01:06:13 PM


Huh-WHAAA?!?
 
2004-09-16 01:08:29 PM
My cross country coach and I were talking about this this morning at practice. No one believed him about it, except for me because, you know, I read newspapers. The headline was "Cyclist Partially Clothed", it was the lead story on the paper, it definitely made me look twice.



/Goes to Hood College in Frederick
 
2004-09-16 01:08:45 PM
"Company president Ben Meacham told WHAG-TV that his company is having T-shirts and stickers made in honor of Matlock but he refused to comment directly on Matlock's death."

Sick man. Just.....sick.
 
2004-09-16 01:10:35 PM
Motterman... Motter Ave.

Yep.
 
2004-09-16 01:10:41 PM
ChairmanKaga
Alot of bikers like to drive faster then the flow of traffic, it actually feels safer and you don't need to worry about some fool rear ending you.


Actually, the point of moving *slightly* faster than traffic, especially on a multi-lane highway, is to pick, choose, and minimize the time spent in others' blind spots.

/99 Kaw ZRX1100
 
2004-09-16 01:13:30 PM
Yeah yeah...blah blah stupid guy, blah blah road rash. I myself couldn't help but notice that the chick in the white pants at the top of the Holding It Big website has one of the finest cameltoes I've ever seen. Just begging for a blowup.
 
2004-09-16 01:18:59 PM
justannotherfarkinfarker

oh, on the tape issue. Take the 5th guys. They have to prove you taped it... kinda hard to do when there is nothing on the tape. You could just say "we forgot to hit record" or "the lens cap was on".

Taking the fifth means not answering AT ALL. If you answer with something like you suggest they can keep asking questions and compell you to answer, just take the fifth and stfu
 
2004-09-16 01:19:48 PM
Thin out the herd. Not that I want anyone to die (well, some deserve it), if you're going to do stupid shiat like this than you deserve to take the eternal celestial six-foot dirt nap.
 
2004-09-16 01:23:13 PM
Motorcycling seems to be one of those topics that polarizes farkers. At first, i came down on the anti-motorcycling side of the fence, but i actually came to a compromise this afternoon.

How about heavier fines... Maybe permanent loss of the class M for intentional reckless acts. and, since grandma lives in an urban area, how about NOISE REDUCTION?

i see LOTS of cheap used motorcycles on Ebay, but safer roads
 
2004-09-16 01:26:07 PM
The goal of the project, according to the Web site, was to earn public respect and support and "to bring a form of entertainment to this area that is typically rejected due to lack of style, purpose and organization."

You'll not that the reporter chose to directly quote that last portion from the website, because they were unable to figure out what it meant and decided to leave that up to the readers' interpretation. It seems rather badly worded.

Just what does "to bring a form of entertainment to this area that is typically rejected due to lack of style, purpose and organization" mean anyway? I challenge anyone to diagram that sentence fragment.

 
2004-09-16 01:29:44 PM
I ride motorcycles and am sorry that someone got killed doing it. However, for people who do stupid shiat like this... the law of averages will get you eventually.

I always hope for more of a couple of broken ribs, shattered clavicle scenario for these jokers on the highways. Learn your lesson and grow the F up and get off the road. If they don't, YAY Darwin!!
 
2004-09-16 01:31:45 PM
mostly_harmless

Just what does "to bring a form of entertainment to this area that is typically rejected due to lack of style, purpose and organization" mean anyway? I challenge anyone to diagram that sentence fragment.

My question is how often are forms of entertainment 'rejected due to lack of style'? Somebody better explain NASCAR, WWF, curling, figure skating, and rythmic gymnastics!
 
DNK
2004-09-16 01:31:57 PM
<img src="http://www.sportbikerider.us/Pictures17/Sensored%2DJacob%2Ejpg

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2004-09-16 01:39:56 PM
I too have injured myself in public while not wearing our any pants. With my own experience in mind, I must ask: What do you suppose the toxicology report on this guy is going to say?
 
2004-09-16 01:41:34 PM
A few friends of mine own a similar company. They don't do the stunts, just film.

I think they'll all end up in jail one day. The morons who ride endanger not only themselves, but innocent people around them when they "stunt". Therefore, I like to watch them get hurt. :)
 
2004-09-16 01:42:13 PM
scavenger - "Don't you hate pants?"

Why do you hate my cat?

/cat named Mr Pants
 
2004-09-16 01:46:39 PM
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Isn't there some rules about posting shiat like this? I'm sick of seeing this person post some stupid one liner with an AOL advertisement in the comments thread.
 
2004-09-16 01:47:58 PM
Hellblazer

Whats underpants?
 
2004-09-16 01:49:01 PM
When I was 15 and learning to ride a motorcycle my older brother gave me a very graphic demonstration as to why you need to wear leathers.

He took an orange and lightly brushed it against the asphalt and held it up (it was grossly shredded). That's a couple of feet with no weight behind it. Imagine grinding along the rode at just 25Mph for a dozen yards with your full weight.

Lesson learned the easy way.

Thanks dude.
 
AV1
2004-09-16 01:49:03 PM
"One of his friends, Ben Wilson, said Tuesday that Matlock "died doing something that made him happy." "

What's that, inhaling a tow truck? (or molten rock, if you're Homer Simpson)
 
2004-09-16 01:49:16 PM
BlindMan:

What kind of bike do you ride?

/CBR954RR heah
 
2004-09-16 01:49:40 PM
ZRXMike
Actually, the point of moving *slightly* faster than traffic, especially on a multi-lane highway, is to pick, choose, and minimize the time spent in others' blind spots.

Nice to see that other people actually understand how to ride on the freeway!

As I've mentioned before, I typically ride like everyone else is trying to kill me. I don't think it is done on purpose, but for some reason automobile drivers just don't see motorcycles.
 
2004-09-16 01:50:00 PM
Our any pants are victorious!

All our any pants are belong to us!

Long live Our Any Pants!
 
2004-09-16 01:51:11 PM
No pants?

I'm really trying not to think of what kind of ass-matter was all over that seat...

Talk about skid marks...

/ugh...
//i luv ellipses...
 
2004-09-16 01:53:55 PM
ChairmanKaga - Whats underpants?

That made me actually laugh out loud. I am glad there was no beverage involved during said laugh incident.

/feels juvenile for laughing, hangs head in shame
 
2004-09-16 01:56:24 PM
I like the blurb on their "Featured In" page, where it says...

Click here
for a .pdf of our recent article in the Frederick,
MD News Post seen below. Others to be added shortly!....

Yeah, like this one -


And this....

And this....

And this....



I'm sure this moran (the company owner) made the riders sign some sort of release before filming, but thin out the herd on your own property or on a rented track, not near where I'm driving with my wife and kids, OK?
 
2004-09-16 02:02:32 PM
 
2004-09-16 02:04:05 PM
I want some any pants, they sound cool
 
2004-09-16 02:05:20 PM
The lack of pants, kpants, any pants and our any pants did not cause this guy's death. Wearing leathers is really wise and can prevent some serious injuries.

Road rash did not kill this guy on the scene.

Make the jokes about the pants all you want, but doing stunts like these he may as well have been wearing a trench coat woven from live cobras and scorpions.
 
2004-09-16 02:06:36 PM
Not sure if this debate is still going on, but my two cents.

I ride as well; have only been riding for a few months (yes, full gear, yes, took the MSF BRC).

The one thing that hasn't been mentioned with the whole "bikes threatening cars vs. cars threatening bikes" discussion is "bikes threatening bikes." When a guy on a sportbike passes me like I was standing still while I'm out on the highway, I am not a happy camper. I don't care if he's doing a wheelie or standing on the tank. The fact is, on my bike, I am afraid of absolutely everything the size of a pebble on up because so many things can kill or injure me. I have enough worries from cars, trucks, road debris, etc. I would rather not be killed by a fellow motorcyclist.
 
2004-09-16 02:11:38 PM
I so wish I could be at the funeral.

Guest: "I'm so sorry to hear about your son's passing. How did it happen?"

Relative/Friend: "He died in an motorcycle accident..."

Guest: "Oh my God, thats terrible. Did someone hit him?"

Relative/Friend: "No, he...uh...fell on the highway."

Guest: "Wait, is he that assh*le that crashed without his pants on? What a dick!"
 
2004-09-16 02:16:37 PM
Riding a bike fast without any pants on is called dangerous

but...

Riding a bike slowly without any pants on is called "trolling".
 
2004-09-16 02:17:52 PM
"...and I'm not wearing pants!"

/vintage Letterman
//apparently not worldwide
 
2004-09-16 02:19:20 PM
generix
damn!! that made my balls tingle when i looked at it. am i the only one who gets chills in his balls when he sees something painful?

on the subject of the cars vs the motorcycles thing. look i have played my share of Grand Theft Auto Vice City and I can tell you from experience that those motorcycles do hardly any damage to the cars. end of discussion, thanks for coming out today.
 
2004-09-16 02:25:00 PM
Fo those of you who think that a Motorcyclist poses minimal threat to passengers in a car. Check this link out.
http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=6663

"Also on day three, a Dutch support rider, Jose Pruin, was fatally injured, after having been involved in a collision with a car. Due to the severity of the impact, two of the females travelling in the vehicle were also killed with a third seriously injured and taken to a hospital."

These are relatively small and light bikes mind you.. between 275-350 pounds.



I usually dont click on pics of dead dudes from crashes... causes too much anxiety for me. But here is something that each and every rider should click on... This guy on the Hayabusa isnt gonna die... but he's hurtin.

http://community.webshots.com/album/166215570mnoMZg


Here is the bike I ride. Not nearly as balls out crazy as a sportbike... I can go just about anywhere. And infinitely more manuverable at low speeds than anything else besides a supermoto.





I am scared shiatless of dying on a bike. I stay off the deer infested highways. And I dont go on the freeway unless I have to. I treat each and every blue-hair as if they wanted to kill me. And I ride like I'm invisible, and always wear all my gear. (Fieldsheer jackets rule in 100 degree heat. Especially with a wet t-shirt"
 
2004-09-16 02:29:41 PM
wax808

Fo those of you who think that a Motorcyclist poses minimal threat to passengers in a car. Check this link out.
http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=6663


You do understand the difference between an anecdote and a statistic, right?

Right?
 
2004-09-16 02:29:56 PM


Oops...
 
2004-09-16 02:31:35 PM
statistically 1% of people get killed by motorbikes (acording to previous posters) but thats just statistics cause that 1% never happens right? funny how the world trade center stats are like .005% that you will be killed by a terrorist yet everybody is scared of that. so don't worry you'll probably get killed by some guy on a bike wearing any pants than get killed by a terrorist. nothing to worry about.

I ride a bus, and a train to work so neither a SUV or a bike is probably gonna get me. now an airplane falling from the sky, hmm..
 
2004-09-16 02:31:52 PM
Blind Man:

If you think I'm gonna argue wierd little specifics in an internet forum with you... your mistaken.

Have fun fighting letters on a screen.
 
2004-09-16 02:35:26 PM
ansyhrrian

BlindMan:

What kind of bike do you ride?

/CBR954RR heah


Hey, that's a nice bike...

I have a red Honda VTR1000F2, aka a Superhawk (in America), aka a Firestorm (for the Europeans in the house). I like the v-twin stomp, and it's a fun sporty road bike (although the tanks range is ass).

My old bike was a white/red 2001 Honda CBR600F4i (GODDAMN IT LOOK BEFORE YOU TURN CAGERS... thanks!).
 
2004-09-16 02:36:19 PM
Wax808

"I don't ride like I'm invisible, I ride like everyone can see me and is trying to kill me."

obscure? paraphrased.
 
2004-09-16 02:39:17 PM
http://community.webshots.com/photo/166520036/166520036fTwppk

how nice that this machine can be ridden at 180mph. does that make any one besides myself stop and say, "what the fark??"
 
2004-09-16 02:45:55 PM
I am afraid of absolutely everything the size of a pebble on up because so many things can kill or injure me.

If you're terrified of everything every time you go riding, T1nman33, you should probably re-think your decision to ride.

Yes, it's dangerous and yes, you can get hurt or killed but, what isn't dangerous? When are you invulnerable to harm?

Riding should be an enjoyable experience, not one that fills you with dread and fear the whole time. So a guy on another bike is going faster than you. So what. Why is that scary to you, personally? How do you think he's directly endangering you by passing you?

Jesus man, relax.
 
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