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2013-01-22 07:46:41 AM  
I wish they would have shown it one more time but in even slower motion.
 
2013-01-22 07:52:53 AM  
Tony_Pepperoni, you're up.
 
2013-01-22 08:09:32 AM  
Seems like a hell of a lot of fun, until you hit the pavement anyway.
 
2013-01-22 08:20:40 AM  
Did he died?
 
2013-01-22 08:24:50 AM  
If he'd tucked up a bit, he'd have made that final rotation and stuck the landing.
 
2013-01-22 08:27:43 AM  
Bet he wishes he had this.

Hit-Air
 
2013-01-22 08:29:31 AM  
In other news, Kawasaki is now making their bikes out of Legos.
 
2013-01-22 08:48:21 AM  

spigi: Did he died?


No. When this now rehosted video (nice move jackass) was on reddit months ago was commented the guy survived with a broken arm and leg.

Original Video
 
2013-01-22 08:59:14 AM  

Invisible Pedestrian: spigi: Did he died?

No. When this now rehosted video (nice move jackass) was on reddit months ago was commented the guy survived with a broken arm and leg.

I ilke your absolute hatred and disgust towards people and things. Can we be friends and hate people together?

 
2013-01-22 09:04:00 AM  

Mattyb710: Seems like a hell of a lot of fun, until you hit the pavement anyway.


So far so good!!!! Thud....
 
2013-01-22 09:11:28 AM  
I hope the trailer is okay.
 
2013-01-22 09:16:16 AM  
Good thing he landed on the road. He could have gotten muddy if he landed in the grass.
 
2013-01-22 09:20:58 AM  
It looks like he's slowing down behind that trailor, then we lose him (haha), then he's immediately flying 100 feet in the air?

I call fake.
 
2013-01-22 09:30:27 AM  

tfresh: It looks like he's slowing down behind that trailor, then we lose him (haha), then he's immediately flying 100 feet in the air?

I call fake.


It has to be a different bike!
 
2013-01-22 09:50:21 AM  

belome: tfresh: It looks like he's slowing down behind that trailor, then we lose him (haha), then he's immediately flying 100 feet in the air?

I call fake.

It has to be a different bike!


That's my thought... it has to be a third bike coming in fast, because the other bike seen earlier in the video was definitely slowing to a stop.... unless he somehow gunned it and misjudged the clearance going around.
 
2013-01-22 09:59:53 AM  

LesserEvil: belome: tfresh: It looks like he's slowing down behind that trailor, then we lose him (haha), then he's immediately flying 100 feet in the air?

I call fake.

It has to be a different bike!

That's my thought... it has to be a third bike coming in fast, because the other bike seen earlier in the video was definitely slowing to a stop.... unless he somehow gunned it and misjudged the clearance going around.


Yup. Look closer at the vid. The bike that's slowing down is either dark red or purple (can't really see very well) and the bike that smashes into the trailer is a bright orange. Absolutely 100% a different bike.

/Unless you guys were being sarcastic
//Can't tell half the time on the net these days
 
2013-01-22 10:02:19 AM  

tfresh: It looks like he's slowing down behind that trailor, then we lose him (haha), then he's immediately flying 100 feet in the air?

I call fake.


Um...the bike that slowed on the right margin was red. The bike that slammed into the trailer was orange.
 
2013-01-22 10:04:19 AM  

The sound of one hand clapping: LesserEvil: belome: tfresh: It looks like he's slowing down behind that trailor, then we lose him (haha), then he's immediately flying 100 feet in the air?

I call fake.

It has to be a different bike!

That's my thought... it has to be a third bike coming in fast, because the other bike seen earlier in the video was definitely slowing to a stop.... unless he somehow gunned it and misjudged the clearance going around.

Yup. Look closer at the vid. The bike that's slowing down is either dark red or purple (can't really see very well) and the bike that smashes into the trailer is a bright orange. Absolutely 100% a different bike.

/Unless you guys were being sarcastic
//Can't tell half the time on the net these days


Yes, looking at it frame-by-frame, the rider who hits the trailer has darker pants, lighter helmet and a striped top instead of the black top with a logo on the biker seen in the first few frames.

Different bike coming in hard and fast.
 
2013-01-22 10:05:40 AM  

The sound of one hand clapping: Yup. Look closer at the vid. The bike that's slowing down is either dark red or purple (can't really see very well) and the bike that smashes into the trailer is a bright orange. Absolutely 100% a different bike.

/Unless you guys were being sarcastic
//Can't tell half the time on the net these days


Shakes tiny fist @ The sound of one hand clapping

The riders are also wearing different clothes. The slower biker had a black jacket with a white design on the back, the acrobat had a striped black/grey one.
 
2013-01-22 10:06:17 AM  

LesserEvil: Yes, looking at it frame-by-frame, the rider who hits the trailer has darker pants, lighter helmet and a striped top instead of the black top with a logo on the biker seen in the first few frames.


Shakes tiny fist @ LesserEvil

/need coffee
 
2013-01-22 10:37:01 AM  

lohphat: The riders are also wearing different clothes. The slower biker had a black jacket with a white design on the back, the acrobat had a striped black/grey one.


Also if you look carefully, the one slowing down is wearing boots. The one that hits the trailer had his high tops on the back of his bike as you can see them flying through the air.
 
2013-01-22 10:37:39 AM  
CSB time:

I'm reminded of an incident back in the mid-80s... I worked part time at an insurance auto auction, and we had a Plymouth Grand Fury (1976-ish) come in, with a crotch rocket still wedged into it, and dried blood saturating the inside and all over the trunk and roof.

It seems a little old lady was driving around a hilly part of Ann Arbor and needed to turn around. Halfway through her turn, she felt the car shake and shutter and the engine cut out. She looked in her back seat to see the motorcycle that had crashed into her, cutting the frame and gas lines, as well as the motorcyclist's body. She then looked out her passenger-side window to see the helmet, with the head still in it, rolling down the road.

The State Police estimated he had been doing about 140mph at the time of the impact, he had come over a hill and had no time to react to the little old lady with her car positioned perfectly across the road.
 
2013-01-22 10:43:54 AM  
"a ejection seat"?
 
2013-01-22 12:08:00 PM  
LesserEvil
It seems a little old lady was driving around a hilly part of Ann Arbor and needed to turn around

the old lady did a u-turn in the middle of the road in a blind spot? the biker punched his own ticket if he was doing 140 but damn that woman pulled the ticket out of his pocket.
 
2013-01-22 12:29:25 PM  
Someone overdrove his reaction time.
 
2013-01-22 12:35:38 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Mattyb710: Seems like a hell of a lot of fun, until you hit the pavement anyway.

So far so good!!!! Thud....


I believe I can fly!!!! I believe I can touch...thud....
 
2013-01-22 02:10:12 PM  

tfresh: It looks like he's slowing down behind that trailor, then we lose him (haha), then he's immediately flying 100 feet in the air?

I call fake.


The guy we see slowing down is an Aries while the guy flying through the air is a Pisces. Clearly a different person.
 
2013-01-22 02:23:25 PM  

LesserEvil: CSB time:

I'm reminded of an incident back in the mid-80s... I worked part time at an insurance auto auction, and we had a Plymouth Grand Fury (1976-ish) come in, with a crotch rocket still wedged into it, and dried blood saturating the inside and all over the trunk and roof.

It seems a little old lady was driving around a hilly part of Ann Arbor and needed to turn around. Halfway through her turn, she felt the car shake and shutter and the engine cut out. She looked in her back seat to see the motorcycle that had crashed into her, cutting the frame and gas lines, as well as the motorcyclist's body. She then looked out her passenger-side window to see the helmet, with the head still in it, rolling down the road.

The State Police estimated he had been doing about 140mph at the time of the impact, he had come over a hill and had no time to react to the little old lady with her car positioned perfectly across the road.


I luckily, kept all my parts when this jack-wagon ran a red light. Some of them a bit worse for wear but more or less intact:)

Fsck man- a month from today that will have been 33 goddamned years ago
i7.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-22 03:41:19 PM  

Gilligann: The guy we see slowing down is an Aries while the guy flying through the air is a Pisces in pieces. Clearly a different person.


FTFY
 
2013-01-22 04:00:21 PM  

Whack-a-Mole: LesserEvil: CSB time:

I'm reminded of an incident back in the mid-80s... I worked part time at an insurance auto auction, and we had a Plymouth Grand Fury (1976-ish) come in, with a crotch rocket still wedged into it, and dried blood saturating the inside and all over the trunk and roof.

It seems a little old lady was driving around a hilly part of Ann Arbor and needed to turn around. Halfway through her turn, she felt the car shake and shutter and the engine cut out. She looked in her back seat to see the motorcycle that had crashed into her, cutting the frame and gas lines, as well as the motorcyclist's body. She then looked out her passenger-side window to see the helmet, with the head still in it, rolling down the road.

The State Police estimated he had been doing about 140mph at the time of the impact, he had come over a hill and had no time to react to the little old lady with her car positioned perfectly across the road.

I luckily, kept all my parts when this jack-wagon ran a red light. Some of them a bit worse for wear but more or less intact:)

Fsck man- a month from today that will have been 33 goddamned years ago
[i7.photobucket.com image 521x373]


Ouch. At least you didn't lose your head over it. I can tell you that with the Grand Fury with the crotch rocket, the bike was all the way into the back seat, barely a sliver of the back wheel still stuck out from the side of the car. The front seat was untouched.

I've seen some oddball accidents at that auction... had a guy come out to take the license plate off of a twisted lump of metal that turned out to be a Chevette - he was the driver, and came out with only a couple of scratches (I literally could not tell where/what anything was in that wreckage, outside of the rear bumper that was wrapped around the crumpled mess that must have been a body), another time I had a family come out to get personal items from a Toyota that looked barely touched - except for the blood all over the driver seat and a caved in fender; the driver was killed (I didn't ask too many details, but, no, he didn't kill  himself in the car or anything, he died from injuries sustained in the accident). The car was drivable.
 
2013-01-22 05:10:50 PM  

Whack-a-Mole: LesserEvil: CSB time:

I'm reminded of an incident back in the mid-80s... I worked part time at an insurance auto auction, and we had a Plymouth Grand Fury (1976-ish) come in, with a crotch rocket still wedged into it, and dried blood saturating the inside and all over the trunk and roof.

It seems a little old lady was driving around a hilly part of Ann Arbor and needed to turn around. Halfway through her turn, she felt the car shake and shutter and the engine cut out. She looked in her back seat to see the motorcycle that had crashed into her, cutting the frame and gas lines, as well as the motorcyclist's body. She then looked out her passenger-side window to see the helmet, with the head still in it, rolling down the road.

The State Police estimated he had been doing about 140mph at the time of the impact, he had come over a hill and had no time to react to the little old lady with her car positioned perfectly across the road.

I luckily, kept all my parts when this jack-wagon ran a red light. Some of them a bit worse for wear but more or less intact:)

Fsck man- a month from today that will have been 33 goddamned years ago
[i7.photobucket.com image 521x373]


Note the price of gas, 1.19 / gallon. Glad you're alive, tough guy.
 
2013-01-22 05:35:15 PM  

Whack-a-Mole: LesserEvil: CSB time:

I'm reminded of an incident back in the mid-80s... I worked part time at an insurance auto auction, and we had a Plymouth Grand Fury (1976-ish) come in, with a crotch rocket still wedged into it, and dried blood saturating the inside and all over the trunk and roof.

It seems a little old lady was driving around a hilly part of Ann Arbor and needed to turn around. Halfway through her turn, she felt the car shake and shutter and the engine cut out. She looked in her back seat to see the motorcycle that had crashed into her, cutting the frame and gas lines, as well as the motorcyclist's body. She then looked out her passenger-side window to see the helmet, with the head still in it, rolling down the road.

The State Police estimated he had been doing about 140mph at the time of the impact, he had come over a hill and had no time to react to the little old lady with her car positioned perfectly across the road.

I luckily, kept all my parts when this jack-wagon ran a red light. Some of them a bit worse for wear but more or less intact:)

Fsck man- a month from today that will have been 33 goddamned years ago
[i7.photobucket.com image 521x373]


That looks like Broad street in the 70's
 
2013-01-22 06:58:13 PM  
yawn. motorcyclists deserve everything they get.

look at mee!! im a badassTM!!!  me muy machoooooooooo

*rolls eyes*
 
2013-01-22 07:09:11 PM  
i took a similar flight 2.5 years ago.... Lexus SUV vs. Vespa. Vespa (me) lost. !8 yr old boy was at the helm of the Lexus and turned in front of me. Compound tib/fib fracture got me a week's stay in Baltimore's Shock Trauma and
a total of 4 surgeries so far.

Rebroke this farker in a fall 3 months ago and it's not healing right. Will likely end with a rod installed or an amputation Done with motorbikes for life.
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2013-01-22 07:35:44 PM  

catsfish: i took a similar flight 2.5 years ago.... Lexus SUV vs. Vespa. Vespa (me) lost. !8 yr old boy was at the helm of the Lexus and turned in front of me. Compound tib/fib fracture got me a week's stay in Baltimore's Shock Trauma and
a total of 4 surgeries so far.

Rebroke this farker in a fall 3 months ago and it's not healing right. Will likely end with a rod installed or an amputation Done with motorbikes for life.
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I believed I've mentioned my similiar injury last april except it was a truck that ran into me on foot - why anyone would get on a plastic hub going 100+ willingly is beyond me
 
2013-01-22 08:00:36 PM  
In 82' a 78 y.o. lady decided to turn left right across my lane. Caught her square in the passenger's door at about 55mph. I imagine my crash dynamic were close to the one in the video.Broke ulna and radius in both arms. Broke both tibias and one fibula. Ti plates, bone grafts and all. I went back to racing sprint cars and snaped a compression plate in my forearm' I'm an idiot.
 
2013-01-22 08:09:45 PM  

thisiszombocom: yawn. motorcyclists deserve everything they get.

look at mee!! im a badassTM!!!  me muy machoooooooooo

*rolls eyes*


You're so right, drivers never do that.
 
2013-01-22 09:31:03 PM  
Everyone once in a while I think, "I should buy a motorcycle; they look like fun." Then I read one of these threads, and it seems like owning a motorcycle means you've signed up to have some bones shattered, you just don't know when your appointment will arrive. I think I'll pass.
 
2013-01-22 10:15:47 PM  
Amateur. Real bikers stick the landing.
 
2013-01-22 10:50:25 PM  
{yawn}
I submitted this with a better headline back in September.
Farking rejected.
 
2013-01-22 11:07:23 PM  
Guy got what he deserved.

He was going way too fast, and not paying attention to what was going on around him on the road. He was showing off in front of other riders, when the truth is none of them care to see it.

It's guys like this that give all riders a bad name. I would bet money this guy is very inexperienced on motorcycles and likely doesn't even have his motorcycle endorsement on his license. People go out and buy the biggest, fastest bike they can get when they don't have any experience riding. Then they go out, often without a license and/or insurance and do stupid shiat like this. I've seen dozens of accidents like this and they all tell nearly the same story.

Going down a narrow highway like that one is not the place to slam the throttle open and "see what she can do." Especially on a rocket ship like all of the new litre bikes are. How do you not see thousands of pounds of truck and trailer in the middle of the road like that?
 
2013-01-23 12:26:30 AM  

BigRightRear: In 82' a 78 y.o. lady decided to turn left right across my lane. Caught her square in the passenger's door at about 55mph. I imagine my crash dynamic were close to the one in the video.Broke ulna and radius in both arms. Broke both tibias and one fibula. Ti plates, bone grafts and all. I went back to racing sprint cars and snaped a compression plate in my forearm' I'm an idiot.


Is this what they mean by 'Little old lady from Pasadena'? She was cleaning the streets of bikers.
 
2013-01-23 08:33:26 AM  
My favorite bike is a ZX10R.
But I had a car run over me at one point. Hardware pics in profile.
 
2013-01-23 10:29:37 AM  

minoridiot: Hardware pics in profile.


Dude.
 
2013-01-23 11:56:31 AM  

He Who Shall Not Be Named: Guy got what he deserved.

He was going way too fast, and not paying attention to what was going on around him on the road. He was showing off in front of other riders, when the truth is none of them care to see it.

It's guys like this that give all riders a bad name. I would bet money this guy is very inexperienced on motorcycles and likely doesn't even have his motorcycle endorsement on his license. People go out and buy the biggest, fastest bike they can get when they don't have any experience riding. Then they go out, often without a license and/or insurance and do stupid shiat like this. I've seen dozens of accidents like this and they all tell nearly the same story.

Going down a narrow highway like that one is not the place to slam the throttle open and "see what she can do." Especially on a rocket ship like all of the new litre bikes are. How do you not see thousands of pounds of truck and trailer in the middle of the road like that?


Read this tale of poor judgement.

Now they're putting more restrictive graduated licensing in place for motorcycles in the province. I'm sorry your son is dead lady, but he was fatally stupid. He broke the restrictions of his learners license, and yet they feel they need to change those same laws now because ....? Now everyone else will have to jump through even more hoops to get their license (it's already 3 separate tests spread out over a couple of months) - and for what? You'll kill yourself just as easily on a small bike if you fail to exercise any sort of sense.
 
2013-01-23 12:18:55 PM  

aniyn: He Who Shall Not Be Named: Guy got what he deserved.

He was going way too fast, and not paying attention to what was going on around him on the road. He was showing off in front of other riders, when the truth is none of them care to see it.

It's guys like this that give all riders a bad name. I would bet money this guy is very inexperienced on motorcycles and likely doesn't even have his motorcycle endorsement on his license. People go out and buy the biggest, fastest bike they can get when they don't have any experience riding. Then they go out, often without a license and/or insurance and do stupid shiat like this. I've seen dozens of accidents like this and they all tell nearly the same story.

Going down a narrow highway like that one is not the place to slam the throttle open and "see what she can do." Especially on a rocket ship like all of the new litre bikes are. How do you not see thousands of pounds of truck and trailer in the middle of the road like that?

Read this tale of poor judgement.

Now they're putting more restrictive graduated licensing in place for motorcycles in the province. I'm sorry your son is dead lady, but he was fatally stupid. He broke the restrictions of his learners license, and yet they feel they need to change those same laws now because ....? Now everyone else will have to jump through even more hoops to get their license (it's already 3 separate tests spread out over a couple of months) - and for what? You'll kill yourself just as easily on a small bike if you fail to exercise any sort of sense.


Personally, I don't think anyone under 30 should be on the highways on a sports bike bigger than 200cc.
 
2013-01-23 01:25:51 PM  

minoridiot: Personally, I don't think anyone under 30 should be on the highways on a sports bike bigger than 200cc.


So then would a 20 something on the highways on a 1800cc cruiser be fine then? And a 200cc on the highway? It would be scary being on a bike that'll top out at 60 when everyone else wants to go 70+. I'm 27. I've been riding for years. I have a 984cc sportbike. I practice ATGATT (SNELL rated helmet, armored gloves, armored jacket, armored pants, boots). I've taken 2 MSF courses. I'm skilled enough that I passed my DMV test on my 984cc sportbike. I keep my bike purring with regular maintenance. So to you're personal opinion, I say, kindly fark off.

People like to think that "young" people are dangerous and assholes because they're young. They're not. People are that way regardless of age. The assholes just get a little better about regulating that as they get older. But they don't change very much. I'm perfectly safe. My brother just got his license with my assistance through the MSF. He's even more cautious than I am.

Hell, here's a good example of that. I'm at work shortly after getting my bike and license. 4 of us are in the shop and talking. One older guy, who was a reckless biker in his youth, says that he doesn't like the power of my bike and that I should have gotten a 250cc bike instead. The other older guy says, "This is [CtrlAltDestroy]. He'll be perfectly fine." The last guy, who is my age, says, "Yeah. If that was me I'd probably be dead by now."

The person is what matters. Not the age. Some people grow up riding dirtbikes and whatnot and are better riders by 20 than the average middle aged RUB. Try not to paint us all with such a broad stoke. It's unwarranted.
 
2013-01-23 05:39:18 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Whack-a-Mole: LesserEvil: CSB time:

I'm reminded of an incident back in the mid-80s... I worked part time at an insurance auto auction, and we had a Plymouth Grand Fury (1976-ish) come in, with a crotch rocket still wedged into it, and dried blood saturating the inside and all over the trunk and roof.

It seems a little old lady was driving around a hilly part of Ann Arbor and needed to turn around. Halfway through her turn, she felt the car shake and shutter and the engine cut out. She looked in her back seat to see the motorcycle that had crashed into her, cutting the frame and gas lines, as well as the motorcyclist's body. She then looked out her passenger-side window to see the helmet, with the head still in it, rolling down the road.

The State Police estimated he had been doing about 140mph at the time of the impact, he had come over a hill and had no time to react to the little old lady with her car positioned perfectly across the road.

I luckily, kept all my parts when this jack-wagon ran a red light. Some of them a bit worse for wear but more or less intact:)

Fsck man- a month from today that will have been 33 goddamned years ago
[i7.photobucket.com image 521x373]

That looks like Broad street in the 70's


close- Damn close. Grace and Belvedere, February 1980:)
 
2013-01-23 06:55:10 PM  
I take my vehicles with 4 wheels please...that's was brutal.
 
2013-01-23 08:13:11 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: minoridiot: Personally, I don't think anyone under 30 should be on the highways on a sports bike bigger than 200cc.

So then would a 20 something on the highways on a 1800cc cruiser be fine then? And a 200cc on the highway? It would be scary being on a bike that'll top out at 60 when everyone else wants to go 70+. I'm 27. I've been riding for years. I have a 984cc sportbike. I practice ATGATT (SNELL rated helmet, armored gloves, armored jacket, armored pants, boots). I've taken 2 MSF courses. I'm skilled enough that I passed my DMV test on my 984cc sportbike. I keep my bike purring with regular maintenance. So to you're personal opinion, I say, kindly fark off.

People like to think that "young" people are dangerous and assholes because they're young. They're not. People are that way regardless of age. The assholes just get a little better about regulating that as they get older. But they don't change very much. I'm perfectly safe. My brother just got his license with my assistance through the MSF. He's even more cautious than I am.

Hell, here's a good example of that. I'm at work shortly after getting my bike and license. 4 of us are in the shop and talking. One older guy, who was a reckless biker in his youth, says that he doesn't like the power of my bike and that I should have gotten a 250cc bike instead. The other older guy says, "This is [CtrlAltDestroy]. He'll be perfectly fine." The last guy, who is my age, says, "Yeah. If that was me I'd probably be dead by now."

The person is what matters. Not the age. Some people grow up riding dirtbikes and whatnot and are better riders by 20 than the average middle aged RUB. Try not to paint us all with such a broad stoke. It's unwarranted.


Here's a quote from the Hurt Report: "Motorcycle riders between the ages of 16 and 24 are significantly overrepresented in accidents; motorcycle riders between the ages of 30 and 50 are significantly underrepresented." A quick run of insurance quotes will paint the same picture.

The good news is that it's just statistics and it's believable that there are many 20-somethings with terrific skill and good judgement (5 judgement points = 1 skill point).
 
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