Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(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 7
    More: Fail, Houston Police Department, parking garage  
•       •       •

11536 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Jun 2012 at 12:23 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-06-12 10:17:11 AM  
1 votes:

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


When riders bring up the loud pipes save lives nonsense I ask them "if you're so concerned about safety that you spent $600 on new pipes then why aren't you wearing bright colors? And why just a half helmet?"

Worked with a guy that was constantly getting cars moving into his lane. Had pipes so loud that I could hear him start up from deep inside the 4th floor of our building. He kept saying he needed louder pipes to keep the cars away. Then I rode with him once. He rides like a moron and kept putting himself in blind spots. Well duh.

In over 60,000 miles of riding in the Atlanta area I've only had a car come into my space once. I was in his blind spot and was watching him because of where I was. No big deal.
2012-06-12 10:09:42 AM  
1 votes:
When I decided I wanted a bike, the very first thing I did was sign up for a MSF safety course. AWESOME experience. Made me totally comfortable on a bike. In fact, I went out a month later and bought an '08 HD Night Train- 1584cc. That was over 4 years ago and still ride like I'm on the training course. I take it nice and easy and ride like I have nowhere special to be. If I'm in a hurry, I take the car.
2012-06-12 12:33:52 AM  
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2012-06-12 12:29:03 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:28:16 AM  
1 votes:
How much for the bike?
2012-06-11 10:16:55 PM  
1 votes:
Well, pride goeth before a fall.
2012-06-11 08:57:19 PM  
1 votes:
No kidding. You'll need enough time to scream "Oh shiat!!!" completely before hitting the ground.

I'd say 10 stories, minimum.
 
Displayed 7 of 7 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report