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(San Bernardino Sun)   German biker doing 130 MPH in California desert rear ends, flies into bed of pickup...without driver noticing for another 10 miles: "We drive on the autobahn, we know what high speeds are"   (sbsun.com) divider line 73
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2013-05-03 08:35:46 PM  
Von Zipper not stoppin' and floppin'.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-03 08:55:08 PM  
Also in California recently a motorized biker rear-ended a non-motorized biker and went flying.
 
2013-05-03 09:32:27 PM  
lucky biker.
 
2013-05-03 09:49:10 PM  
10 miles on the autobahn isn't a long time.
 
2013-05-03 09:50:59 PM  

doglover: 10 miles on the autobahn isn't a long time.


Oh, it was a German in California.

Yeah driving on American roads like they were well maintained is a bad idea. Still, at highway speeds, not a long time.
 
2013-05-04 12:14:27 AM  
Welcome to California, Schatzi

/heads up
 
2013-05-04 01:29:56 AM  
Ta daa!


/i'm the first?
 
2013-05-04 01:30:46 AM  
Well in all fairness they couldnt stop there, its bat country.
 
2013-05-04 01:36:17 AM  
"Ve vere goink vey too fast, ja?"


FINALLY I'M THE FIRST TO MAKE AN OBVIOUS JOKE BASED ON A POP CULTURE REFERENCE!
 
2013-05-04 01:36:37 AM  
Aufwiedersehen!
 
2013-05-04 01:41:26 AM  
The biker is totally unidentified.  The random bystanders who speculated that he was going 130MPH were German tourists.
 
2013-05-04 01:43:37 AM  
Much luckier than this biker (NSFW).
 
2013-05-04 01:45:29 AM  
Could have been worse. That pickup could have been hauling manure.
 
2013-05-04 01:45:47 AM  
FTA : A group of German tourists who reportedly told officers, "We drive on the autobahn, we know what high speeds are," said the rider, who has not been identified

So who said it? Was it the group of tourists or was it the rider?

What was the relation of the group to the rider? Were they also riding motorcycles as part of a larger group or were they downtown taking in the activities of the "urban" natives?

/ not seeing a Pulitzer for TFA
 
2013-05-04 01:48:26 AM  
May is designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Wait...I thought May was International Masturbation Month?
 
2013-05-04 01:49:35 AM  

lucasorvis: "Ve vere goink vey too fast, ja?"


FINALLY I'M THE FIRST TO MAKE AN OBVIOUS JOKE BASED ON A POP CULTURE REFERENCE!


Good for you.  You deserve a mustache ride.
 
2013-05-04 01:50:14 AM  
He was just outrunning the fires.

/and our fire season doesn't start 'til September. This does not bode well. :/
 
2013-05-04 02:09:25 AM  

arcas: May is designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Wait...I thought May was International Masturbation Month?


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2013-05-04 02:10:55 AM  

TomD9938: FTA : A group of German tourists who reportedly told officers, "We drive on the autobahn, we know what high speeds are," said the rider, who has not been identified

So who said it? Was it the group of tourists or was it the rider?

What was the relation of the group to the rider? Were they also riding motorcycles as part of a larger group or were they downtown taking in the activities of the "urban" natives?

/ not seeing a Pulitzer for TFA


Yeah we know what high speeds are too, Von Cum Laude Flattenstein. Your equipment might not survive our roads, however. Try that again when it's 130F in the desert. What's that? It doesn't get that hot in Germany? Maybe the fires perhaps.

/get a real bike dumbass, one that can handle the road.
 
2013-05-04 02:11:34 AM  

fusillade762: arcas: May is designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Wait...I thought May was International Masturbation Month?

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Masturbate into a motorcycle helmet and save yourself some time.
 
2013-05-04 02:15:31 AM  

arcas: May is designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Wait...I thought May was International Masturbation Month?


Well that would tie in with International Clitoris Week.
 
2013-05-04 02:17:10 AM  

carnifex2005: Much luckier than this biker (NSFW).


That guy was going 120mph...
 
2013-05-04 02:18:33 AM  

fanbladesaresharp: Try that again when it's 130F in the desert. What's that? It doesn't get that hot in Germany?


Not since 1945.
 
2013-05-04 02:19:06 AM  

Peki: He was just outrunning the fires.

/and our fire season doesn't start 'til September. This does not bode well. :/


So, you're all going to die!  But for your entertainment, we'll present to you, Henry Winkler... COVERED IN BEES!

Back to the German, really 130 was probably nothing to him, considering he's on metric.
 
2013-05-04 02:19:32 AM  

fanbladesaresharp: /get a real bike dumbass, one that can handle the road.


What kind of bike was he riding?
 
2013-05-04 02:20:33 AM  
This motorcyclist needs to meet this cop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdqbSFRrJVA
 
2013-05-04 02:20:41 AM  

fanbladesaresharp: TomD9938: FTA : A group of German tourists who reportedly told officers, "We drive on the autobahn, we know what high speeds are," said the rider, who has not been identified

So who said it? Was it the group of tourists or was it the rider?

What was the relation of the group to the rider? Were they also riding motorcycles as part of a larger group or were they downtown taking in the activities of the "urban" natives?

/ not seeing a Pulitzer for TFA

Yeah we know what high speeds are too, Von Cum Laude Flattenstein. Your equipment might not survive our roads, however. Try that again when it's 130F in the desert. What's that? It doesn't get that hot in Germany? Maybe the fires perhaps.

/get a real bike dumbass, one that can handle the road.


The article doesn't make any mention of what bike the flying biker rode, nor does it make any mention of what bikes the German tourists were on.
 
2013-05-04 02:24:40 AM  
FTA - "The driver told officers he felt some sort of impact but due to the construction in the area, assumed he had struck a large chunk of debris in the roadway"


/CSB time -  There was a time where I pulled up to a stoplight and rolled on top of a chunk of road in my lane ~the size of a softball only less smooth. This guy turns to come into the mall parking lot and right as he passed me the farking chunk of road shot out from beneath my tire and became embedded in the side of his nice ass truck. A loud bang followed by him slamming his brakes. There was about a 20ft gap between our vehicles, a large range to determine where you were attacked from by this lane. *pretends to not know anything* *drives away when light turns green*
 
2013-05-04 02:26:27 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: This motorcyclist needs to meet this cop.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdqbSFRrJVA


"Why are you driving in my country?"

"You will get violated."

Just arrest the guy, jeez.
 
2013-05-04 02:32:51 AM  
www.thereheis.com

/German drivers
//no witty comment
 
2013-05-04 02:35:23 AM  

Tenatra: FTA - "The driver told officers he felt some sort of impact but due to the construction in the area, assumed he had struck a large chunk of debris in the roadway"


/CSB time -  There was a time where I pulled up to a stoplight and rolled on top of a chunk of road in my lane ~the size of a softball only less smooth. This guy turns to come into the mall parking lot and right as he passed me the farking chunk of road shot out from beneath my tire and became embedded in the side of his nice ass truck. A loud bang followed by him slamming his brakes. There was about a 20ft gap between our vehicles, a large range to determine where you were attacked from by this lane. *pretends to not know anything* *drives away when light turns green*


Arrrrr... a broadside well and true, me matey

/I hoist a pint to ye
 
2013-05-04 02:36:42 AM  
I bet the driver nearly pissed himself when he saw the hand waving from the back of the truck. For a split second he must have wondered if it was a zombie.
 
2013-05-04 02:47:21 AM  
If you're a German driver visiting America, it's best to assume every vehicle you encounter is driven by a driver with VERY limited mental/physical/visual/aural capabilities.  America is not the land of $3000 driving courses and stringent licensing.  If you can breathe and press a pedal with your foot, you're in the club.

/Something tells me that absent the high speed, this collision is actually the fault of the American pickup truck driver.
 
2013-05-04 02:49:22 AM  
Oh, and for the record, I LOVED driving in Germany.  I had a boner the whole time from the level of competence of my fellow drivers.
 
2013-05-04 03:04:04 AM  
Article doesn't say he was German, either. Or that the tourists weren't sitting in a coffeeshop and simply overheard the officer's radios.

The article sucks!
 
2013-05-04 03:07:55 AM  
TomD9938 Were they also riding motorcycles as part of a larger group or were they downtown taking in the activities of the "urban" natives?

Germans have a huge American Indian fixation-it's the result of this  http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/lp/prj/mtg/typ/win/en4769564.htm but they're probably the largest ethnic group on Route 66, they'll ship brand new BMW bikes to Chicago for their extended vacation roadtrips.  Any Route 66 diner offers "German Food" for those seeking the Cheeseburger In A Chinese Restaurant experience
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AverageAmericanGuy This motorcyclist needs to meet this cop.

Barstow District CHP, I'm surprised he didnt rave up the excellent seafood in Baker
 
2013-05-04 03:09:16 AM  
It's a little bit tough to tell from the way the article was written, but the German tourists who reported that the motorcyclist was traveling at high speed were bystanders.  The motorcyclist is, as far as anyone knows, *not* a German tourist.  They're still trying to figure out who he is.
 
2013-05-04 03:09:37 AM  

carnifex2005: Much luckier than this biker (NSFW).


So......that dude was into fisting?
 
2013-05-04 03:10:49 AM  
@VoiceOfReason: If you think the Germans are well behaved drivers, you should come to Switzerland.  Insanely strict speed enforcement aside, driving in Switzerland is sheer pleasure.

At any rate, most Europeans put American drivers to shame!
 
2013-05-04 03:14:40 AM  
Two years ago I flew to Germany from LA on a plane filled with about 20 German bikers who had driven into town from Chicago.

It's funny what different ethnicities gravitate towards when it comes to travel stereotypes.
 
2013-05-04 03:54:04 AM  

TomD9938: FTA : A group of German tourists who reportedly told officers, "We drive on the autobahn, we know what high speeds are," said the rider, who has not been identified

So who said it? Was it the group of tourists or was it the rider?

What was the relation of the group to the rider? Were they also riding motorcycles as part of a larger group or were they downtown taking in the activities of the "urban" natives?

/ not seeing a Pulitzer for TFA


Translated from the original Greek, apparently...
 
2013-05-04 06:21:59 AM  

VoiceOfReason499: America is not the land of $3000 driving courses and stringent licensing. If you can breathe and press a pedal with your foot, you're in the club.


Doesn't even have to be the correct pedal.

cdn.abclocal.go.com
 
2013-05-04 06:28:14 AM  
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2013-05-04 07:08:05 AM  

RanHakubi: Could have been worse. That pickup could have been hauling manure.


If only.
 
2013-05-04 07:42:25 AM  

VoiceOfReason499: If you're a German driver visiting America, it's best to assume every vehicle you encounter is driven by a driver with VERY limited mental/physical/visual/aural capabilities.  America is not the land of $3000 driving courses and stringent licensing.  If you can breathe and press a pedal with your foot, you're in the club.

/Something tells me that absent the high speed, this collision is actually the fault of the American pickup truck driver.


And it would be a wrong assumption. It's the drivers responsibility to check who's ahead and react to any changes. Can't handle it then, oh well. Not my problem if switch to a clear lane to find somebody in the rear mirror in the last splitsecond because he knows what high speeds are
 
2013-05-04 08:23:25 AM  
This guy is not necessarily German... the tourists who saw and spoke to the paper are German.

There's a looooooooootttttttttt of reading comprehension fail...
 
2013-05-04 08:26:27 AM  
The driver told officers he felt some sort of impact but due to the construction in the area, assumed he had struck a large chunk of debris in the roadway, Dalin said.

These kind of statements make me farking crazy. People like this that drive around, completely oblivious to everything around them. If you thought you hit something big enough to feel the impact (it had to be a pretty good jolt), you're not paying close enough attention to the road or you would have seen it. And why wouldn't you at least stop to check out your car and make sure you're not losing a wheel or have a ruptured gas tank or something.
 And this goes double for the ass-hat rider. How the fark, even at 130, do you not see a pickup truck in front of you.
 
2013-05-04 08:34:35 AM  
Having just driven my bike on the autobahn today.........

/getting kick out of.......
 
2013-05-04 08:52:59 AM  

TomD9938: FTA : A group of German tourists who reportedly told officers, "We drive on the autobahn, we know what high speeds are," said the rider, who has not been identified

So who said it? Was it the group of tourists or was it the rider?


Misleading excerpt there, Tom.  Germans said it.  Germans are not the rider.  Here's the whole quote, with parentheses added for clarity:

FTA: "A group of German tourists (who reportedly told officers, 'We drive on the autobahn, we know what high speeds are') said the rider, who has not been identified, was riding in excess of 130 miles per hour..."

Now it's crystal clear.  If not clear yet, drop the middle of the phrase and you'll see it:

FTA: "A group of German tourists said the rider was riding in excess of 130 miles per hour..."
 
2013-05-04 08:55:50 AM  
TLDR: No German tourists were involved, except as witnesses.
 
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