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(Chron)   Pro-tip: If you're teaching a novice how to ride a motorcycle, consider doing it some place other than the fifth story of a parking structure   (blog.chron.com ) divider line
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2012-06-11 08:57:19 PM  
No kidding. You'll need enough time to scream "Oh shiat!!!" completely before hitting the ground.

I'd say 10 stories, minimum.
 
2012-06-11 09:53:20 PM  
TFA: the friend told the man to put on the brakes, but the man apparently accidentally hit the accelerator.

Eh? Brake and accel are two completely different devices. It's not like mixing pedals in a car up.

No farking way i would let a newbie touch my bike. Even though it's insured up the wazoo, waiting 6 weeks to get it back from the repair shop would kill me.

/rides 6 days a week
 
2012-06-11 10:00:50 PM  
I'm a bad person because I found it funny.

I can't help but wonder at what point they felt it was a good idea.

Hey! Let's go to the top of the parking garage, what's the worse that could happen?
 
2012-06-11 10:11:13 PM  
Wanna learn to ride a motorcycle in a safe environment with experienced instructors (and get an insurance discount in the process)?

Take this:
msf-usa.org
 
2012-06-11 10:16:55 PM  
Well, pride goeth before a fall.
 
2012-06-11 10:22:44 PM  
My first time on a bike was when I was 12 on a Honda CT-70 trail bike, back when it had a clutch and 4 speed (c.1970). Anyway, I did something that caused me to accelerate into a fence. To this day I don't know what wrong, and I've been riding for over 40 years since without ever wrecking one again. So yeah, teaching someone to ride 5 stories up isn't real smart.
 
2012-06-11 10:59:48 PM  

snuff3r: Eh? Brake and accel are two completely different devices. It's not like mixing pedals in a car up.


Yeah, but how often have you had lizardbrain take over? Y'know, you're riding down the highway and all of a sudden there's some huge obstacle in your way and you just cannot seem to take your eyes off it. . . lizardbrain. Target fixation. Or, with a newbie rider, the guy was probably on the throttle and didn't have the neuromuscular connection made between "stop" and "right hand, lever, now."

One of my bikes is a turbocharged Hayabusa. The first time I was ballsy enough to grab a handful of throttle I gave a scream in my helmet (I'm not too proud to admit this) and had to consciously force myself to let go of the gas. Thankfully I wasn't at the top of a parking garage.
 
2012-06-11 11:29:48 PM  
Nobody makes the first jump.
 
2012-06-11 11:35:57 PM  
I have an ugly feeling that this young man dying on a motorcycle would have happened sooner or later anyway

/it happens frequently up here on the mountain roads
 
2012-06-12 12:27:29 AM  
That'll teach him not to wear his seatbelt.
 
2012-06-12 12:28:16 AM  
How much for the bike?
 
2012-06-12 12:29:03 AM  
A novice motorcyclist died when he plunged from the fifth floor
I don't know why, but I would have said "plummeted".
 
2012-06-12 12:29:58 AM  

snuff3r: TFA: the friend told the man to put on the brakes, but the man apparently accidentally hit the accelerator.

Eh? Brake and accel are two completely different devices. It's not like mixing pedals in a car up.

No farking way i would let a newbie touch my bike. Even though it's insured up the wazoo, waiting 6 weeks to get it back from the repair shop would kill me.

/rides 6 days a week


Have some faith man. One of my co-workers taught me on dirt bikes in the afternoon...and let me have his Shadow in the evening for a spin around the block or two. He stayed with me for most of it on his pocket-rocket. They aren't that hard to master the basics provided you know how to operate a clutch. Granted, I do know it's like chess...easy to learn but a lifetime to master.
 
2012-06-12 12:30:38 AM  
Hahaha...that's horrible.
 
2012-06-12 12:30:45 AM  
Darwin just EJACULATED all over the place on this one... SKEET SKEET SKEET
 
2012-06-12 12:30:57 AM  

EnderX: How much for the bike?


Are you making a flat offer ?
 
2012-06-12 12:31:41 AM  
It's not that hard to master the basics....submission fail
 
2012-06-12 12:33:52 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-12 12:36:27 AM  
i677.photobucket.com

All I got.
 
2012-06-12 12:37:46 AM  
No no no, this is a good way to weed out the people who love their overly loud motorcycles. Like my neighbor.
 
2012-06-12 12:38:15 AM  
 
2012-06-12 12:38:44 AM  

dustman81: Wanna learn to ride a motorcycle in a safe environment with experienced instructors (and get an insurance discount in the process)?

Take this:
[msf-usa.org image 270x50]


This. It was really fun and I felt safe and in control the entire time. I went through this and it even allows you to waive the actual demonstration portion of the test for your motorcycle endorsement. Sadly, haven't had the scratch for a bike since taking the course.
 
2012-06-12 12:41:03 AM  
I guess his pipes weren't loud enough; could have saved his life.
 
2012-06-12 12:42:32 AM  

LordOfThePings: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x349]


Ever noticed that the bike has two huge dicks hanging from it?

/That must be why it's an ExciteBike.
//Holy Christ I should go to bed.
 
2012-06-12 12:42:40 AM  

snuff3r: TFA: the friend told the man to put on the brakes, but the man apparently accidentally hit the accelerator.

Eh? Brake and accel are two completely different devices. It's not like mixing pedals in a car up.

No farking way i would let a newbie touch my bike. Even though it's insured up the wazoo, waiting 6 weeks to get it back from the repair shop would kill me.

/rides 6 days a week


I need parts for my bike and they wont be here till the weekend. Sucks.

/Then again, my car is a turbo convertible. So it could be worse.
 
2012-06-12 12:50:09 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Ever noticed that the bike has two huge dicks hanging from it?

/That must be why it's an ExciteBike.


One sees what one wants to see, I guess, Mr. Testicle.
 
2012-06-12 12:50:42 AM  
Meh, it goes both ways....

Showed a friend how to ride my four wheeler...Forgot to mention that you needed to grab the front brake at least once to release the parking brake. $200 caliper later, my four wheeler was operational again.

It really sucked when he came walking all the way back and said "Dude, flames were shooting out the back. I think something is wrong"
 
2012-06-12 12:51:15 AM  
Move your arms like Henry (that's it that's it) move your arms around and around like Henry!

www.thewigglesshop.com
 
2012-06-12 12:52:52 AM  
Well, atleast for a few seconds he was quite a hit. His show was concrete.
 
2012-06-12 12:55:19 AM  
Pro tip: if you're a Fark modmin desperately trying to justify your existence, shove your balls and penis up your ass, take a picture, post it with cutesy catch phrase and die.
 
2012-06-12 12:55:28 AM  

JonZoidberg: I guess his pipes weren't loud enough; could have saved his life.


As likely as any other scenario. "Loud Pipes Save Lives!" is just something to tell the irate little old lady down the block, because you know she won't give a fark about the 10 additional horsepower you gained by installing them...
 
2012-06-12 01:00:40 AM  

TwistedIvory: One of my bikes is a turbocharged Hayabusa. The first time I was ballsy enough to grab a handful of throttle I gave a scream in my helmet (I'm not too proud to admit this) and had to consciously force myself to let go of the gas. Thankfully I wasn't at the top of a parking garage.


I had a stock 2004 Hayabusa. I sold it before I got myself killed on it. Personally, I thought the most dangerous aspect of the bike was the way it accelerates from 60 to 80 MPH. It just takes of like a rocket, and the stock brakes were not good enough. Turning was not one of its strengths, either.
 
2012-06-12 01:03:30 AM  

Degenz: Pro tip: if you're a Fark modmin desperately trying to justify your existence, shove your balls and penis up your ass, take a picture, post it with cutesy catch phrase and die.


huh?
 
2012-06-12 01:06:00 AM  
Degenz: Pro tip: if you're a Fark modmin desperately trying to justify your existence, shove your balls and penis up your ass, take a picture, post it with cutesy catch phrase and die.

Are you trolling for a banning?
 
2012-06-12 01:06:28 AM  

Ed Finnerty: No kidding. You'll need enough time to scream "Oh shiat!!!" completely before hitting the ground.

I'd say 10 stories, minimum.


LaShawna says 11 stories is a proper fall.

a.abcnews.com
 
2012-06-12 01:07:37 AM  

Degenz: Pro tip: if you're a Fark modmin desperately trying to justify your existence, shove your balls and penis up your ass, take a picture, post it with cutesy catch phrase and die.


Someone sounds pretty mad.
 
2012-06-12 01:07:54 AM  
this article is worthless without video.
 
2012-06-12 01:10:34 AM  

Hector Remarkable: A novice motorcyclist died when he plunged from the fifth floor
I don't know why, but I would have said "plummeted".


I was going to say, that much be some deep shiat he's in if he's using that long a plunger.
 
2012-06-12 01:12:08 AM  

BronyMedic: Degenz: Pro tip: if you're a Fark modmin desperately trying to justify your existence, shove your balls and penis up your ass, take a picture, post it with cutesy catch phrase and die.

Are you trolling for a banning?


This is his pledge initiation for his local motor cycle club.
 
2012-06-12 01:14:50 AM  
Old enough to know better: [i677.photobucket.com image 450x624]

All I got.


HA!! It looks like the dog's gonna survive!!!
 
2012-06-12 01:24:30 AM  
Can we stop with the "pro-tip" headlines already?
 
2012-06-12 01:26:20 AM  

Jayone: Can we stop with the "pro-tip" headlines already?


But...he's dead, Jim!
 
2012-06-12 01:29:37 AM  
Police said the 27-year-old man, whose name has not been released, died at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.


You mean no other injuries besides being dead? Sounds suspicious to me.
 
2012-06-12 01:31:47 AM  
I've done that. Crashed into someone's house, made a total ass of myself because it was in my neighbors front yard and everyone came out to find out why the fark someone was screaming. You see when you pull the brake while rotating your hand you just make yourself a missile.
 
2012-06-12 01:35:47 AM  

ComicBookGuy: Old enough to know better: [i677.photobucket.com image 450x624]

All I got.

HA!! It looks like the dog's gonna survive!!!


Of course he is. The dog set them up by posing as the girl's friend needing a ride home. Notice how he's jumping out of a dress.
 
2012-06-12 01:39:53 AM  
I let some idiot ride my 6 month old bike, mostly because he got on it and wouldn't get off of it, and despite him claiming to have ridden dirt bikes-so not the same as a street bike-he laid it down almost instantly. Lucky for me he really didn't know what he was doing as his body took most of the impact. I was able to pretty much repair most of it by getting rid of the stock exhaust and fixing a broken mirror. A-hole never did fully pay me back for wrecking it. NEVER let anyone ride your bike.
 
2012-06-12 01:43:13 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: JonZoidberg: I guess his pipes weren't loud enough; could have saved his life.

As likely as any other scenario. "Loud Pipes Save Lives!" is just something to tell the irate little old lady down the block, because you know she won't give a fark about the 10 additional fewer horsepower you gained by installing them...


Far more likely...

TwistedIvory:

One of my bikes is a turbocharged Hayabusa.....

'Busas are just soooo underpowered in stock form.
 
2012-06-12 01:43:30 AM  

snuff3r: TFA: the friend told the man to put on the brakes, but the man apparently accidentally hit the accelerator.


Yep, he accelerated all right.

\...accelerated at 9.8 m/s^2
 
2012-06-12 01:44:42 AM  
Why didn't he just send him across a high wire?
 
2012-06-12 01:52:38 AM  

FizixJunkee: snuff3r: TFA: the friend told the man to put on the brakes, but the man apparently accidentally hit the accelerator.


Yep, he accelerated all right.

\...accelerated at 9.8 m/s^2


Always obey gravity; it's the law !
 
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