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2013-01-10 01:37:39 PM
Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?
 
2013-01-10 01:39:02 PM
Can it really be a Darwin trifecta due to it being in Florida?
 
2013-01-10 01:39:13 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?


Only to tell your most trusted friend to clear your browser history.
 
2013-01-10 01:39:16 PM
Clearly we need to ban Honda vehicles.
 
2013-01-10 01:40:23 PM
#YOLO AMIRITE?
 
2013-01-10 01:40:46 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?


When it's parked?
 
2013-01-10 01:41:03 PM
"Ok, head splashing on pavement now."
 
2013-01-10 01:41:18 PM
amateur:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up4IxlxNwEA
 
2013-01-10 01:41:19 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?


A moving motorcycle? no.
 
2013-01-10 01:41:40 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?


While you're waiting at a red light that won't change because the sensor can't detect you
 
2013-01-10 01:41:40 PM

Badafuco: DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?

When it's parked?


Then you'd be "sitting on" and not "riding". See also: the difference between being in a car and driving it.
 
2013-01-10 01:42:09 PM
Dude, I'm not so sure. Did you see the driver of the car? He was a bit Goofy.
 
2013-01-10 01:42:57 PM
Wheelie? Spoke too soon.
 
2013-01-10 01:44:13 PM
I've actually seen this firsthand.
Being a 30+ year motorcycle rider, I have to say it's by far one of the dumbest things I have ever seen with my own eyes.

And I have teenagers, so that's saying alot.
 
2013-01-10 01:45:11 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?


Only to say "goodbye."
 
2013-01-10 01:45:17 PM
HAHAHA HA AAA A AAA HAAAA AHAAAA AAAAHAAAA

kk im done
 
2013-01-10 01:45:31 PM

computerguyUT: I've actually seen this firsthand.
Being a 30+ year motorcycle rider, I have to say it's by far one of the dumbest things I have ever seen with my own eyes.

And I have teenagers, so that's saying alot.


I'm a 1-year man and I know that's farking dumb. I won't even put a sound system on my bike because I'm too afraid of being distracted.
 
2013-01-10 01:46:08 PM

Valiente: Wheelie? Spoke too soon.


starsmedia.ign.com
Wheelie thinks you are a bozo!
 
2013-01-10 01:48:45 PM
I'm sure that text was really super-important. Texts always are. Well worth killing yourself or another person.

Priorities, people.
 
2013-01-10 01:50:48 PM
Im ppn a whly, lulz
 
2013-01-10 01:51:12 PM
An ex used to do that. I hope he still does.
 
2013-01-10 01:52:06 PM
 
2013-01-10 01:54:16 PM

Flragnararch: While you're waiting at a red light that won't change because the sensor can't detect you


If this affects you, and it sounds like it does, check your state laws; there are those that allow motorcyclists to treat a red light as a stop sign for this very reason. F*cking magnets, how do they work? Not well for motorcycles, Violent J, not well.

Also, have we confirmed that this now-stain on the roadway hasn't passed on his genes, denying natural selection its deserved victory? I consider this Darwin Award candidacy probationary at best at this time. I guess I should read TFA.
 
2013-01-10 01:54:59 PM
Honda vs. Honda + Asian tech. = never mind.
 
2013-01-10 01:55:16 PM

cgraves67: Im ppn a whly, lulz


I laughed harder than I probably should have at that
 
2013-01-10 01:57:34 PM
I guess he learned . . .
His Civic duty?


/idiots on motorcycles is why my bike rates are high.
//I hate those assholes.
///I drive like a granny.
 
2013-01-10 01:57:40 PM
I guess I am old school, but I email when I am riding.
 
2013-01-10 01:57:47 PM
LOL YO
 
2013-01-10 01:58:14 PM

SkylineRecords: computerguyUT: I've actually seen this firsthand.
Being a 30+ year motorcycle rider, I have to say it's by far one of the dumbest things I have ever seen with my own eyes.

And I have teenagers, so that's saying alot.

I'm a 1-year man and I know that's farking dumb. I won't even put a sound system on my bike because I'm too afraid of being distracted.


Chaz Bono?
 
2013-01-10 02:00:55 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: SkylineRecords: computerguyUT: I've actually seen this firsthand.
Being a 30+ year motorcycle rider, I have to say it's by far one of the dumbest things I have ever seen with my own eyes.

And I have teenagers, so that's saying alot.

I'm a 1-year man and I know that's farking dumb. I won't even put a sound system on my bike because I'm too afraid of being distracted.

Chaz Bono?


*Golf claps*
 
2013-01-10 02:01:35 PM

factoryconnection: Flragnararch: While you're waiting at a red light that won't change because the sensor can't detect you

If this affects you, and it sounds like it does, check your state laws; there are those that allow motorcyclists to treat a red light as a stop sign for this very reason. F*cking magnets, how do they work? Not well for motorcycles, Violent J, not well.

Also, have we confirmed that this now-stain on the roadway hasn't passed on his genes, denying natural selection its deserved victory? I consider this Darwin Award candidacy probationary at best at this time. I guess I should read TFA.


I think he knows this and he was making a joke to tie together two recent articles...but then you got all serious on him.
 
2013-01-10 02:02:07 PM
FTCSOTFA: aimee toussaint • a day ago

He was a childhood friend of mine and an amazing father of two beautiful boys. Most people are guilty of being on their phones when they shouldn't be. none the less when things like this happen, it is still a tragedy. RIP my friend, you will be missed dearly!


1. A 40-year-old father of 2 out being an idiot at 1am on a Wednesday morning. Unsat. Also, not a Darwin Award candidate.

2. Don't be like Aimee Toussaint... if ever a person that you care about is killed in public (murder, suicide, or accident) the LAST THING you want to do is read the comments or add your own in the local news. Trust me, you are not going to feel better after reading what we assholes of the internet have to say about your loved one.
 
2013-01-10 02:02:44 PM
and unless the other motorist has a f u attitude and savings the motorist will be screwed by this as the insurance companies nickle and dime. a disney employee coming home at 1 am? maybe a exec or maybe someone who has been cleaning up the vomit and boogers from the kiddy attractions and restaurants.
 
2013-01-10 02:02:55 PM

SkylineRecords: computerguyUT: I've actually seen this firsthand.
Being a 30+ year motorcycle rider, I have to say it's by far one of the dumbest things I have ever seen with my own eyes.

And I have teenagers, so that's saying alot.

I'm a 1-year man and I know that's farking dumb. I won't even put a sound system on my bike because I'm too afraid of being distracted.


I tried that too, but my wife insisted on riding with me.
 
2013-01-10 02:03:29 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: ...but then you got all serious on him


You know what that cat says about the internet...
 
2013-01-10 02:05:26 PM

99.998er: I guess I am old school, but I email when I am riding.


Pfft. I have a Royal Typewriter attached to my handlebars.
 
2013-01-10 02:06:38 PM
I guess it wasn't enough of a challenge worrying about cagers running him down, so he had to increase the motorcycle danger by texting while riding.
 
2013-01-10 02:08:14 PM

skinink: I guess it wasn't enough of a challenge worrying about cagers running him down, so he had to increase the motorcycle danger by texting while riding.


Awww Jesus H., is "cagers" really a slang term used by bikers to describe people who drive cars? Please tell me it means something else.
 
2013-01-10 02:09:22 PM
It is stupid and irresponsible to text while your driving a car. On a motorcycle is a whole new level of stupid.
 
2013-01-10 02:09:35 PM
I tried that too, but my wife insisted on riding with me.

Last time I rode a motorcycle. THE END.
 
2013-01-10 02:10:26 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: Is there ever a good time to text while riding a motorcycle?

when you are parked?

 
2013-01-10 02:11:28 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: skinink: I guess it wasn't enough of a challenge worrying about cagers running him down, so he had to increase the motorcycle danger by texting while riding.

Awww Jesus H., is "cagers" really a slang term used by bikers to describe people who drive cars? Please tell me it means something else.


Nope, thats about it.
 
2013-01-10 02:11:42 PM

vudukungfu: 99.998er: I guess I am old school, but I email when I am riding.

Pfft. I have a Royal Typewriter attached to my handlebars.


I am impressed! Where do you put the desk lamp?
 
2013-01-10 02:12:01 PM
Who the hell would te...

nerdapproved.com
/moran
 
2013-01-10 02:14:54 PM

DROxINxTHExWIND: skinink: I guess it wasn't enough of a challenge worrying about cagers running him down, so he had to increase the motorcycle danger by texting while riding.

Awww Jesus H., is "cagers" really a slang term used by bikers to describe people who drive cars? Please tell me it means something else.


It's cuz we're so cagey. Er something.
 
2013-01-10 02:15:41 PM

vudukungfu: 99.998er: I guess I am old school, but I email when I am riding.

Pfft. I have a Royal Typewriter attached to my handlebars.


La-de-da Mister Technology. I had hundreds of miles of telegraph wire attached to my bike so I could send Morse code.
 
2013-01-10 02:15:41 PM

Prof. Frink: "Ok, head splashing on pavement now."


Blood is coming out.
 
2013-01-10 02:15:49 PM

99.998er: I am impressed! Where do you put the desk lamp?


Oh, I steampunked a periscope, brass, of course, old chap, to go from the headlamp up and right back at me, but deflected it downward on the keys, with a round, concave, mirror-polished brass disc on a copper gooseneck. Keeps the light out of my eyes, and on the keys where it belongs. The reduced road glare keeps too many bugs from flying into my teeth at night, too.
 
2013-01-10 02:19:12 PM

Mad Mark: Who the hell would te...

[nerdapproved.com image 600x402]
/moran


At least they're wearing helmets, which is more than I can say for 70% of the people I see out there :|
 
2013-01-10 02:20:15 PM

Scatteredsun: DROxINxTHExWIND: skinink: I guess it wasn't enough of a challenge worrying about cagers running him down, so he had to increase the motorcycle danger by texting while riding.

Awww Jesus H., is "cagers" really a slang term used by bikers to describe people who drive cars? Please tell me it means something else.

Nope, thats about it.


Although is more of a functional nickname that reminds themselves and others how volunerable motorcycles are compared to cars. Which is nice to keep in mind seeing how cars turning into the path of motorcycles is the single largest cause of motorcycle accidents.

At least it's not a flat out pejorative such as "donor-cycle".
 
2013-01-10 02:21:09 PM

Carn: DROxINxTHExWIND: skinink: I guess it wasn't enough of a challenge worrying about cagers running him down, so he had to increase the motorcycle danger by texting while riding.

Awww Jesus H., is "cagers" really a slang term used by bikers to describe people who drive cars? Please tell me it means something else.

It's cuz we're so cagey. Er something.


Better than being a rolling organ donor.
 
2013-01-10 02:25:25 PM

99.998er: I guess I am old school, but I email when I am riding.


While I found a decent handlebar-mounted scroll dispenser, Velcro is failing to keep my inkpot in place.
 
2013-01-10 02:25:49 PM
Curse of the dinkyphones ...

Your neutrinos are drifting
 
2013-01-10 02:26:57 PM
Had a person run into the side of my semi and claim I didn't see it.Don't even drive a car anymore.
 
2013-01-10 02:27:27 PM
Pffft. I've re-engineered my car's onboard computer and dashboard GPS monitor so that I can record and watch over 1,000 shows at the same time, while posting on websites like FAR
 
2013-01-10 02:29:32 PM

vudukungfu: 99.998er: I am impressed! Where do you put the desk lamp?

Oh, I steampunked a periscope, brass, of course, old chap, to go from the headlamp up and right back at me, but deflected it downward on the keys, with a round, concave, mirror-polished brass disc on a copper gooseneck. Keeps the light out of my eyes, and on the keys where it belongs. The reduced road glare keeps too many bugs from flying into my teeth at night, too.


Cool, I had one of those, too. Exact same thing, except it was a stainless steel gooseneck. For the bugs, I just hung one of those "zapper" purple light things from a modified broomstick I mounted on the gas tank with duct tape.
 
2013-01-10 02:30:59 PM
img534.imageshack.us
Born to be w-i-i-i-ld!
 
2013-01-10 02:31:33 PM
Picture of the driver of the Honda Civic

www.ordercostume.com
 
2013-01-10 02:32:13 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: Which is nice to keep in mind seeing how cars turning into the path of motorcycles is the single largest cause of motorcycle accidents.


According to the cyclists, anyway. Guessing the "cager" would disagree. Also, "cager"? Lame.
 
2013-01-10 02:36:05 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: At least it's not a flat out pejorative such as "donor-cycle".


That's just a statement of fact.
 
2013-01-10 02:52:15 PM
We call them raging cagers. Road rage of the car vs motorcycle variety rarely ends well for the rider. It's a reminder to riders to stay well away.
 
2013-01-10 03:04:36 PM

regornam: CtrlAltDestroy: Which is nice to keep in mind seeing how cars turning into the path of motorcycles is the single largest cause of motorcycle accidents.

According to the cyclists, anyway. Guessing the "cager" would disagree. Also, "cager"? Lame.


Yeah, my experience has been that those pizzas have a death wish. I mean what else do you call a biker who decides to go screaming down a two lane residential road at 60+ mph. You call them road pizza after the paramedics have scraped their brains off the road.
 
2013-01-10 03:24:28 PM
"It's Honda Mating Season!"


/sings in Alan Sherman voice
//am sure too obscure for the younger aardvarks
 
2013-01-10 03:28:28 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Yeah, my experience has been that those pizzas have a death wish. I mean what else do you call a biker who decides to go screaming down a two lane residential road at 60+ mph. You call them road pizza after the paramedics have scraped their brains off the road.


I think that motorcyclists call them "squids."

CtrlAltDestroy: At least it's not a flat out pejorative such as "donor-cycle".


Motorcycles are the bane of the military's safety program. I served at one of the safest major commands in the Navy and yet still had to deal with one or two deaths per year from junior enlisted folks trying the whole "learn-as-you-go-while-drunk" school of motorcycle riding. I'm not blaming the motorcycles, they're just vehicles, but holy crap does the military have a problem with riders.
 
2013-01-10 03:34:03 PM

factoryconnection: Slaves2Darkness: Yeah, my experience has been that those pizzas have a death wish. I mean what else do you call a biker who decides to go screaming down a two lane residential road at 60+ mph. You call them road pizza after the paramedics have scraped their brains off the road.

I think that motorcyclists call them "squids."


Yep, this is a squid: i45.tinypic.com

Contrast with ATGATT: All The Gear, All The Time
 
2013-01-10 03:42:12 PM

starlost: and unless the other motorist has a f u attitude and savings the motorist will be screwed by this as the insurance companies nickle and dime. a disney employee coming home at 1 am? maybe a exec or maybe someone who has been cleaning up the vomit and boogers from the kiddy attractions and restaurants.


An executive? In a Honda Civic. Really? I don't even...

Is this post in English? I mean I recognize the words individually but taken all together is a big pile of nonsense.
 
2013-01-10 03:50:54 PM
www.stealingshare.com
1... 2... Kalamazoo
 
2013-01-10 03:51:26 PM

omgbears: factoryconnection: Slaves2Darkness: Yeah, my experience has been that those pizzas have a death wish. I mean what else do you call a biker who decides to go screaming down a two lane residential road at 60+ mph. You call them road pizza after the paramedics have scraped their brains off the road.

I think that motorcyclists call them "squids."

Yep, this is a squid: [i45.tinypic.com image 320x240]

Contrast with ATGATT: All The Gear, All The Time


Too true, but I saw a biker in full leather gear plus a chief's feathered head dress on top of his helmet flying up the 101 freeway going well over 101 mph. He wasn't a squid, he was a mad man.
 
2013-01-10 03:56:56 PM

wildstarr: vudukungfu: 99.998er: I guess I am old school, but I email when I am riding.

Pfft. I have a Royal Typewriter attached to my handlebars.

La-de-da Mister Technology. I had hundreds of miles of telegraph wire attached to my bike so I could send Morse code.


I'm going to finish this dumbassery off with; oh yeah? I attached one of those patio firepit thingys to mine so I could send smoke signals to my girl to let her know I picked up the milk and was on my way home.
 
2013-01-10 03:57:29 PM

regornam: CtrlAltDestroy: Which is nice to keep in mind seeing how cars turning into the path of motorcycles is the single largest cause of motorcycle accidents.

According to the cyclists, anyway. Guessing the "cager" would disagree. Also, "cager"? Lame.


It's according to the people who studied such things, actually.

From the link -

"75% of accidents were found to involve a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle, while the remaining 25% of accidents were single motorcycle accidents."

then

"In the multiple vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle right-of-way and caused the accident in two-thirds of those accidents."

But go ahead and continue on with your preconceived notions and wrong assumptions while simultaneously telling other people how lame they are.
 
2013-01-10 04:06:58 PM

SageC: Too true, but I saw a biker in full leather gear plus a chief's feathered head dress on top of his helmet flying up the 101 freeway going well over 101 mph. He wasn't a squid, he was a mad man.


The faster you go the more you can TASTE THE FREEDOM!!!!111

/i shiat myself around 80mph
//ride like a grandma
///the cagers are out to get you!!
 
2013-01-10 04:16:17 PM
cagers running stop signs, red lights, trying to change lanes into the side of you, looking you in the eye and then pulling out in front of you anyway...

Think of all the close calls you've had where some idiot in a car almost hit your car because they "didn't see you"... now imagine that you're on a vehicle 1/6th that size. even more people will "not see you", and you don't have things like crumple zones, airbags, or seatbelts.

farking cagers.

/ATGATT.
 
2013-01-10 04:21:42 PM
I think the worst accident I ever saw on a motorcycle was when I was 15. I was hired by this restaurant to watch their parking lot at night to make sure nobody stole stuff or would park there and go someplace else. Im sitting there one night and far off I hear an engine it sounded like the guy who was riding it was gunning it. I look towards the noise and see this bike moving fast it must have been a mile away and it was moving fast. It was a good 300 feet or so away from me and it started to wobble and then it just started wobbling more and more until the guy lost control, hit the curb flew up the curb to a tree with about a 3 inch diameter trunk drove up the trunk (it was like a planned stunt) the driver flew off hit the edge of a no left turn sign and decapitaded half his head. His bike ended up in a convertable. I sat there in shock. The guys brother and friends were riding with him and they finally caught up and freaked out. Dumbass wasent even wearing a helmet and the bike still had its 30 day tags on it.
 
2013-01-10 04:37:26 PM

Lando Lincoln: CtrlAltDestroy: At least it's not a flat out pejorative such as "donor-cycle".

That's just a statement of fact.


Ooo! So edgy! What are your thoughts on sheeple, neckbeard?
 
2013-01-10 04:39:00 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Yeah, my experience has been that those pizzas have a death wish. I mean what else do you call a biker who decides to go screaming down a two lane residential road at 60+ mph. You call them road pizza after the paramedics have scraped their brains off the road.


I know, right? I also impotently wish death on young people I see on the roads, from my coffee-stained seat in my car!
 
2013-01-10 04:40:38 PM
Saw a motorcyclist fail to see a stopped bus as a kid. Stove in the diesel compartment with his head so hard that it split his helmet and gave me a fairly good understanding of what the top side of a human palate looks like.

Through the blood and gray matter, of course. The bit I remember was a bystander yelling at the ambulance to turn off the farking siren.

/I suppose it was quick, anyway.
 
2013-01-10 04:41:08 PM

omgbears: Contrast with ATGATT: All The Gear, All The Time


I have no problem with them; I have two good friends that are still vertical thanks to ATGATT. One did get a ride in a helicopter that he'll never recall out of the experience, but his helmet paid the price so that his skull didn't have to.

Knowing what I know about motorcycle safety, I'm constantly dumbfounded when I see SC riders with no helmets, no shirts, wearing flip flops, you name it while on the interstate. It is difficult to stick out as a dumbass in this state, but they manage it.
 
2013-01-10 05:05:26 PM

Glancing Blow: SkylineRecords: computerguyUT: I've actually seen this firsthand.
Being a 30+ year motorcycle rider, I have to say it's by far one of the dumbest things I have ever seen with my own eyes.

And I have teenagers, so that's saying alot.

I'm a 1-year man and I know that's farking dumb. I won't even put a sound system on my bike because I'm too afraid of being distracted.

I tried that too, but my wife insisted on riding with me.


That's a first, a motorcycle with an airbag.

/just kidding
//Been riding for 33 years.
 
2013-01-10 05:19:22 PM

regornam: CtrlAltDestroy: Which is nice to keep in mind seeing how cars turning into the path of motorcycles is the single largest cause of motorcycle accidents.

According to the cyclists, anyway. Guessing the "cager" would disagree. Also, "cager"? Lame.


Go fark your Prius in the tailpipe and keep telling yourself that you're awesome, Captain Planet.
 
2013-01-10 05:26:23 PM

groppet: I think the worst accident I ever saw on a motorcycle was when I was 15. I was hired by this restaurant to watch their parking lot at night to make sure nobody stole stuff or would park there and go someplace else. Im sitting there one night and far off I hear an engine it sounded like the guy who was riding it was gunning it. I look towards the noise and see this bike moving fast it must have been a mile away and it was moving fast. It was a good 300 feet or so away from me and it started to wobble and then it just started wobbling more and more until the guy lost control, hit the curb flew up the curb to a tree with about a 3 inch diameter trunk drove up the trunk (it was like a planned stunt) the driver flew off hit the edge of a no left turn sign and decapitaded half his head. His bike ended up in a convertable. I sat there in shock. The guys brother and friends were riding with him and they finally caught up and freaked out. Dumbass wasent even wearing a helmet and the bike still had its 30 day tags on it.


That was a Squid.
 
2013-01-10 05:38:18 PM

FTDA: regornam: CtrlAltDestroy: Which is nice to keep in mind seeing how cars turning into the path of motorcycles is the single largest cause of motorcycle accidents.

According to the cyclists, anyway. Guessing the "cager" would disagree. Also, "cager"? Lame.

Go fark your Prius in the tailpipe and keep telling yourself that you're awesome, Captain Planet.


Case in point.
 
2013-01-10 05:52:02 PM
I wonder where this.......

nevermind.
 
2013-01-10 05:55:31 PM
FTA: "A witness told troopers that it appeared that Thomas had a phone in his left hand prior to the crash."

...which was found behind the bushes in the video. The phone, too.

No text is worth that. Wait until you get off the motorcycle or the engine is shut off, Dumbass.
 
2013-01-10 05:55:54 PM

factoryconnection: Slaves2Darkness: Yeah, my experience has been that those pizzas have a death wish. I mean what else do you call a biker who decides to go screaming down a two lane residential road at 60+ mph. You call them road pizza after the paramedics have scraped their brains off the road.

I think that motorcyclists call them "squids."

CtrlAltDestroy: At least it's not a flat out pejorative such as "donor-cycle".

Motorcycles are the bane of the military's safety program. I served at one of the safest major commands in the Navy and yet still had to deal with one or two deaths per year from junior enlisted folks trying the whole "learn-as-you-go-while-drunk" school of motorcycle riding. I'm not blaming the motorcycles, they're just vehicles, but holy crap does the military have a problem with riders.


Actually Camp Pendleton marines had a higher death rate from MC injuries than combat operations at one time or another. Now to ride an MC the marines (at least I think the newer ones) have to take a special class that teaches them safety and it has cut the rate of injury significantly. Of course a fast sport bike and 18-25 year old aggression don't mix well which is probably the biggest factor in that age groups injury rate.

Also for the drivers:

Cager = Steel cage driver
Squid = Stupidly Quick Imminently Dead

\Riding 30+ years now
\\Check the Hurt report for more info
 
2013-01-10 06:17:32 PM
Sweet, another thread where Farkers gather to chorus, "That guy was doing something dangerous! I am a safer person than that guy! There should be a law/punishment/another thread! I'm glad he's dead."
 
2013-01-10 06:48:53 PM

Admiral_Halsey: We call them raging cagers. Road rage of the car vs motorcycle variety rarely ends well for the rider. It's a reminder to riders to stay well away.


I ride with the "Watership Down" philosophy: "If they catch me, they will kill me; but first they must catch me."

I'm not the greatest driver in the world, but I'm a damn sight better than the assholes I see driving around Austin.
 
2013-01-10 07:11:15 PM
I know this is a big point of contention between the "damn fool kids" and "U R just teh 0ldzor!1" camps, but seriously, if you are typing on something that - bonus, has a phone in it - is about the size of a pack of Marlboros whilst piloting a steel, plastic and glass vehicle capable of speeds in excess of walking, you are the most pigsh*t stupid motherf*cker on earth. No offense. You're not Evel Knievel, you're not "living on the edge". You're not even interesting. You're a hazard. I mean, if you really need to do this and you're willing to limit it to wholly unoccupied areas of land, I'll chip in for the gas, but, uh, see if you can leave the rest of the world out of your little Über 1337 Ninja typist fantasy.
 
2013-01-10 07:47:42 PM

Tanthalas39: Sweet, another thread where Farkers gather to chorus, "That guy was doing something dangerous! I am a safer person than that guy! There should be a law/punishment/another thread! I'm glad he's dead."


The really sweet part is that we're all still alive to say that shiat.
 
2013-01-10 08:31:08 PM
I sense the Squid was strong in this one.

Texting while riding? How does that EVER seem like a good idea?

Also, ATGATT.
 
2013-01-10 08:50:16 PM

Cyclonic Cooking Action: Actually Camp Pendleton marines had a higher death rate from MC injuries than combat operations at one time or another. Now to ride an MC the marines (at least I think the newer ones) have to take a special class that teaches them safety and it has cut the rate of injury significantly. Of course a fast sport bike and 18-25 year old aggression don't mix well which is probably the biggest factor in that age groups injury rate.


The Navy and Marine Corps have the same rules... motorcycle safety course, helmet, jacket, gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes and something about insurance IIRC. They used to have to wear high-vis vests but now reflective riding jackets are good enough at night. Any screw-up, you lose base privileges until you re-take the safety course, and that includes getting spotted in town without ATGATT.

The military REALLY hates losing folks to sh*t like this, but you can only drill it into peoples' heads so many times. I just lost a colleague last year, a six-year Navy vet, after a motorcycle accident at 1am in San Diego. It killed me to take that phone call.
 
2013-01-10 10:16:15 PM
OH COME ON ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! WHAT THE HELL?!
 
2013-01-10 11:47:26 PM

Flragnararch: Can it really be a Darwin trifecta due to it being in Florida?


Darwin has it easy in Florida.
 
2013-01-11 12:20:53 AM

regornam: Case in point.


I see that you have given no response to the post that pointed out where you were being an ignorant jackass. I can't tell if you're a troll or just a threadshiatter. Although the line between the two is rather blurry.
 
2013-01-11 01:18:51 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: Think of all the close calls you've had where some idiot in a car almost hit your car because they "didn't see you"... now imagine that you're on a vehicle 1/6th that size. even more people will "not see you", and you don't have things like crumple zones, airbags, or seatbelts.


And then you think to yourself, "Huh. Maybe motorcycles are really farking dangerous to drive around with all of these idiots everywhere." And then you immediately dismiss that sensible notion, because riding a motorcycle is fun! Wheeeeee!
 
2013-01-11 02:06:44 PM

Lando Lincoln: The_Original_Roxtar: Think of all the close calls you've had where some idiot in a car almost hit your car because they "didn't see you"... now imagine that you're on a vehicle 1/6th that size. even more people will "not see you", and you don't have things like crumple zones, airbags, or seatbelts.

And then you think to yourself, "Huh. Maybe motorcycles are really farking dangerous to drive around with all of these idiots everywhere." And then you immediately dismiss that sensible notion, because riding a motorcycle is fun! Wheeeeee!


If you spent your whole life trying to avoid the plethora of idiots in this world, you would seal yourself in a concrete box and wait for death. Besides, it's not that people are inherently idiots, they are inherently selfish. This makes them sometimes do idiotic things due to the fact that they do not think or care about the effects of their actions on others.

Riding a motorcycle is dangerous. Driving a car is dangerous. Walking down a street is dangerous. The minute you take any of the many dangerous tasks in your life for granted is the minute you decide to devalue your life and the lives of others for your convenience.
 
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