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(news and observer)   When traveling 125 mph on a motorcycle don't pull up to an unmarked police car and assume he wants to race you   ( divider line
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11937 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Jun 2005 at 6:24 PM (12 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-06-25 01:57:10 PM  
I want my 36 seconds back.
2005-06-25 02:22:58 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
jbc [TotalFark]
2005-06-25 02:53:04 PM  
Yeah, everyone knows you should only race against marked squad cars.
2005-06-25 03:18:18 PM  
As usual the idiots who ride in shorts and a t-shirt are the jerks doing stupid shiat and ruining it for the rest of us.
2005-06-25 03:47:48 PM  
125 MPH on a motorcycle? I assume the driver is shouting "Hey, Darwin, look at meeeee!"
2005-06-25 03:50:13 PM  
How can he get careless and reckless driving charges? One is just higher than the other. Asshole cop.
2005-06-25 04:42:49 PM  
EHOWA, how to get out of tickets No popup, NSFW website.

Oh, and farking dumbass. Atleast the cops got their quotas.

Gig103 How can he get careless and reckless driving charges? One is just higher than the other. Asshole cop.
125 in a 65, on a bike, in a t-shirt and shorts, and trying to race an unmarked car. That REEKS of dumbshiat and deserves everything he will get.

/learned from my mistakes
//respects most cops
2005-06-25 05:08:07 PM  
Gig103: How can he get careless and reckless driving charges? One is just higher than the other. Asshole cop.

Yeah, the cop is the asshole. It's not like driving 125mph is either careless or reckless...

People amaze me.
2005-06-25 06:33:32 PM  
Arrested in 60 seconds !

I think one of the cool new feature of GTA: San Andreas on the PC is, when you have been driving fast for a certain amount of time, things going by you become blurry like you are really going by them.

That, and the, ahem, "Hot Coffee" mod ...

2005-06-25 06:34:35 PM  
As the trooper followed, the motorcyclist slowed to 70 mph while playfully splaying his legs.

Did he also have a "come-hither" look?
2005-06-25 06:35:50 PM  
It doesn't really matter how fast your going, if your fall off a bike in shorts your legs will hamburger.
2005-06-25 06:39:14 PM  
Ticket 1400 people in one sweep because of 498 fatalities? Error...
2005-06-25 06:40:12 PM  
Then the calm tenor of the dispatcher came over the radio.

WTF?! Did a friggin sixth-grader write this?? Do we really need to know that the dispatcher had a "calm tenor" voice?

Negro please!!
2005-06-25 06:40:24 PM  
This idiot attempted this before with these results:
[image from too old to be available]
2005-06-25 06:44:56 PM  

I ride, and I know this guy's a clownshoe. The trooper
should have just hung back and they could have eventually
soup-ladeled his squid-ass into a bodybag.

But god bless these guys. If it wasn't for college-age
retards like this buying the newest fastest thing with
mommy and daddy's credit card... I wouldn't be able to
buy lightly crash-damaged secondhand parts from greiving
families at a serious discount.

Keeping a racebike running is expensive paying full dealer
prices for parts. So go WFO Billy, I need some new brake

Shorts on a sportbike... Sounds like a good idea till a
wasp flys up into your crotch.

2005-06-25 06:45:24 PM  
Trooper E.T. Suttles threw on the lights and sirens. The Suzuki pulled over.

It's hard to escape from trooper E.T.

[image from too old to be available]
2005-06-25 06:48:03 PM  
Ha, I now see the reason men do this. Notice Mr. TentPants seems to need a gf.
2005-06-25 06:49:57 PM  
I drive on that highway (I-40) pretty often, my home is quite near it. It's insane- people routinely drive at 90 mph or more. Drivers here are self-centered and insane. Absolutely no courtesy on the road.

/Drives the speed limit
//Is courteous, and it seems to freak people out
2005-06-25 06:50:14 PM  
Shorts on a sportbike...
Sounds like a good idea till a wasp flys up into your crotch.

Wow... I'm usually immune to mental imagery, but I almost writhed in pain when I read that. OUCH!!
2005-06-25 06:51:18 PM  
That picture with the article looks more like someone stretching their legs than doing a trick. :P
2005-06-25 06:53:41 PM  
That was beautiful, Mike.

/not kidding
2005-06-25 06:57:16 PM  
I've never understood how someone could ride one of those things in shorts. I remember what it felt like to wreck my bicycle on blacktop as a kid, all too well. Extrapolate that to highway speeds...*shudder*
2005-06-25 07:15:28 PM  
I always have a Faternal Order of Police sticker on the back of my vehicle.You can donate like one dollar and get one in most states.

Also,when I was in the military,I would hand over my military I.D. along with my license.Being as a lot of cops are former military as opposed to having a 4 year Criminal Justice degree and taking the college route,it will get you off the hook most times =D
2005-06-25 07:19:32 PM  
Shorts,pants,even full leathers...125 m.p.h. is gonna leave a mark.Besides even in full body-armor hitting a car at that speed most likely will result in an instant audience with Mr. Darwin.
2005-06-25 07:21:53 PM  

Besides even in full body-armor hitting a car at that speed most likely will result in an instant audience with Mr. Darwin.

If not Mr. Darwin, at least Mr. Surgical Team, Mr. Halo, Ms. Intubation, and Mrs. Wheelchair.
2005-06-25 07:23:50 PM  
Farkmeblind-Sometimes dead is better.
2005-06-25 07:26:31 PM  
stretchednraked: Sometimes dead is better.

I might agree with you. But you might want to Google Murderball, and see if you could hang with those guys in a game. Sometimes a chair is just a chair, it's the person in it that makes life worthwhile or not.
2005-06-25 07:35:27 PM  
"As usual the idiots who ride in shorts and a t-shirt are the jerks doing stupid shiat and ruining it for the rest of us."

Doing that without full gear is definitely darwin material. Even the full gear won't save you ass at 130 mph if you crash into something. Every rider will however hit the top speed of his machine at least once though. Just don't do it when someone else can get hurt.

It's about self control, or the lack of it. That's why i'm switching back to the gold ole 500 cc twin from my 750 cc sport touring bike. Yes, any bike today runs up to 100 mph but when the bike is underpowered enough you won't get tempted to crank the throttle as much as the 1000 cc bike's kick on the ass would do.

/would like to see the kids to grow up
//is aware that riding a bike isn't the safest hobby around
/// the wife is still uninterested
//// slashes suck
2005-06-25 07:45:06 PM  
I still remember that time on the highway when a shiatload of ferrari's, bmw's, and porsche's were going way over a 100 mph for those stupid gumball rally things.
2005-06-25 07:47:43 PM  
Shadow Blasko

I'm sure that sign isn't MUTCD compliant...

/best. signmaker. use. evar.
2005-06-25 07:47:47 PM  
There's a saying, if it's too hot to wear gear, it's too hot to ride. It's one of those days right now, hence my bike has been sitting neglected while I did other things instead.
2005-06-25 07:50:05 PM  
Dumb-Ass Squids should all high side and lose all the skin on whatever side lands down.

/No gloves means fingers will abrade and seperate from the body when contacting tarmac

//Ditto toes

///Course losing all your skin would probably kill you anyway.
2005-06-25 07:54:31 PM  
I40 in the RTP is a raceway. I was driving there last week in my work 'burb, even at 80 I had people blow by me. Even the workzone stuff doesn't slow people down anymore, nothing like doing 60 6" from a Jersey bumper while a semi blows by you at 75+.

Speaking of Darwin, one of my neighbors was racing in town and ate it. Off the road, into a ditch, got some serious air sans bike. Now he spends most of his time drooling and making strange noises.
2005-06-25 08:16:02 PM  
ndp: /best. signmaker. use. evar.

Thanks.. Just found that app today.

(Wish it did digital information signs and other shapes)

Oh, and yeah, I-40 in RDH is like I-70 in the Beltway and I-75 in Atlanta.

2 speeds. Stop...and cider block on the pedal.

/enjoys it when I am not hauling a trailer.
2005-06-25 08:35:20 PM  
Shadow Blasko

Like this?

[image from too old to be available]

/British roadgeek
//Waaay to much time on my hands
2005-06-25 08:51:45 PM  
I got to ride along with a state trooper in an unmarked (though the four antennas kinda gave it away) Camaro once. 140 on the Interstate, the fastest I've ever been in a wheeled vehicle.

Blew through a small town at about 60, local cop pulled out behind us, and he didn't even slow down. About when the local cop got close enough to run our plates (civilian, but they would come back as State Police), he flipped on his lights and pulled over. They chatted for a minute and we went on our way.

/just an anecdote
2005-06-25 09:18:30 PM  

I blame you for inspiring me

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2005-06-25 09:23:32 PM  
2005-06-25 04:42:49 PM some_random_guy

EHOWA, how to get out of tickets No popup, NSFW website.

As for the website.....100% accurate

/that's all folks!
2005-06-25 09:24:29 PM
2005-06-25 09:34:38 PM  

I believe the '97 or '98 Hayabusa, off the showroom floor with zero mods, did 197 mph. All for less than $10K.
2005-06-25 09:40:49 PM  
Wow. 125 mph. That's pretty fast.
According to the US National Bureau of Standards, the speed of light is = 299792.4574 +/- 0.0011 km/s.
Radio wins every time.
2005-06-25 09:46:57 PM  
My FJR will do 145 before the limiters kick in and start toggling the fuel injectors. (as I understand)

/not with me on it
/been over 100 once. Once.
2005-06-25 09:58:45 PM  
Triumph Rocket owner here. The wind blast at 95 mph is awful.

The bike has so much power left, but its a cruiser and you are just in the worst position to go fast.

2300 cc's. It's a beast.
2005-06-25 10:11:30 PM  
Now he spends most of his time drooling and making strange noises.

I'm going straight to Hell on a non-stop, first class flight for laughing at that.

/In reality, I hope he recovers
2005-06-25 10:25:56 PM  
Now she spends most of her time drooling and making strange noises.

/Terri Schaivo rode a motorcycle?
2005-06-25 10:53:29 PM  
Frequently, I'll find myself pissed off at my ex wife while riding my motorcycle. She tends to do something every day to cause frustration. I'll triple the speed limit on a long straight back road... it's stupid...

Then I'll think about my three kids, and how I'd never forgive myself if I left them in her care... because she really is the spawn of satan. And I mean that in the most literal sense possible. I truely think her mother is the devil.

Anyway... my comment is 25% commentary on motorcycling, and 75% hatred of my ex wife. Who is currently up to no good and I just want everyone on fark to know this.

I think I'm selling my bike.

2005-06-25 10:58:20 PM  
Wow...same thing happend to me once...well except I was in a car, the police car was marked, and I didn't get pulled over. In my defence,

/got nothing...
2005-06-25 11:46:24 PM  
80 mph isn't fast on the major highways in my part of the world (Greater Toronto). When I'm riding my bike on the highway, 80 feels pretty slow. 100 feels pretty fast. 110 feels very fast! Most of the time I keep it at about 90, just a bit quicker than the speed of traffic. Having said that, I'm a very cautious rider, even if you think 100 mph is fast and stupidly dangerous.

The power to weight ratio of current motorcycles is mind-boggling. I bought a 17-year-old 600cc sportbike that'll do 135 mph (and up to 175 indicated on the speedo!). All for a bike that cost me $2000.

For $10,000 you can get a brand new Suzuki GSXR litre bike. 365 pounds, and 176 horsepower. That's less than 2.1 pounds of weight for every horse. Compare that to say, a Dodge Viper, which is about 7.5 pounds for every pony.

/Riding is my absolute passion
//Okay, I've said enough
2005-06-25 11:56:06 PM  
Hey- I can do that same trick. It's the old 'stretch your legs because your knees hurt from sitting for 150 miles' trick.

And yes, god bless the squids for brings loads of cheap parts. (too bad none of them ride the sort of bike I do)

//has a 500cc inline-twin.
2005-06-26 02:27:15 AM  
Shadow Blasko
(Wish it did digital information signs and other shapes)

There's a whole buttload of Flash sign generators here. You can link to them but not hotlink.

/don't know how much their server can take, though - they keep begging for change
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