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(Metro)   Blind motorcyclist breaks record, reaches 167 mph - at least that's what everyone told him   (metro.co.uk) divider line 33
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2013-08-18 11:51:22 PM  
oh, that's why the bike is so loud.  Thought he was just compensating.
 
2013-08-19 12:27:57 AM  

He's a champion!


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Okay, don't get all gay on me, Subby!

 
2013-08-19 01:01:07 AM  
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2013-08-19 01:01:23 AM  

skinink: He's a champion!


Okay, don't get all gay on me, Subby!


And we're done here.
 
2013-08-19 01:06:16 AM  
Meh, Geordi La Forge could beat that speed.
 
2013-08-19 01:09:07 AM  
HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE LEGAL
 
2013-08-19 01:19:52 AM  
Being blind can't be all bad.

Any woman you see is the hottest one you've ever saw ... so you got that going for you.
 
2013-08-19 01:26:24 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Being blind can't be all bad.

Any woman you see is the hottest one you've ever saw ... so you got that going for you.


Bonus: the Braille method.
 
2013-08-19 01:32:21 AM  
People with disabilities have super powers. It's us normal folk who should be getting the good parking spaces.
 
2013-08-19 01:33:04 AM  

phlegmmo: Prophet of Loss: Being blind can't be all bad.

Any woman you see is the hottest one you've ever saw ... so you got that going for you.

Bonus: the Braille method.


That's herpes.
 
2013-08-19 01:35:23 AM  
He was actually riding an umbrella.
 
2013-08-19 01:40:44 AM  

Dinner: HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE LEGAL



Same way it's legal for a person with 20/20 vision to drive at 167mph. It's a private track, thus the only rules are those imposed by the owner.

Driving laws aren't about using a vehicle, they're about using the road.
 
2013-08-19 01:41:13 AM  
When I first read it I thought it said blind monkey cyclist.

/would have been way more impressive
 
2013-08-19 01:48:03 AM  
He became the fastest blind and disabled biker on the planet after hitting 167.1mph on Saturday.

Sh*t, how many are there??
 
2013-08-19 02:08:27 AM  

the ha ha guy: Dinner: HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE LEGAL


Same way it's legal for a person with 20/20 vision to drive at 167mph. It's a private track, thus the only rules are those imposed by the owner.

Driving laws aren't about using a vehicle, they're about using the road.


Not in the U.S. at least. In most (if not all) states, it is illegal to drive a car while intoxicated--anywhere. In Englamd it's a "road or public place" so I don't know if that applies to a track like this one.
 
2013-08-19 02:13:50 AM  

Dinner: the ha ha guy: Dinner: HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE LEGAL


Same way it's legal for a person with 20/20 vision to drive at 167mph. It's a private track, thus the only rules are those imposed by the owner.

Driving laws aren't about using a vehicle, they're about using the road.

Not in the U.S. at least. In most (if not all) states, it is illegal to drive a car while intoxicated--anywhere. In Englamd it's a "road or public place" so I don't know if that applies to a track like this one.


Nope. You can do studies with intoxicated drivers on closed courses in the US.
 
2013-08-19 02:34:41 AM  

fusillade762: He became the fastest blind and disabled biker on the planet after hitting 167.1mph on Saturday.

Sh*t, how many are there??


There's actually a lot of them.  Even more dead ones.
They started off as regular motorcyclists that drove at those sort of speeds then the inevitable happened.
 
2013-08-19 02:39:54 AM  
It is legal as long as the owner of the property gives you permission to do so. If you tried an entrance ramp to I-95 then yeah, you have problems.
 
2013-08-19 02:45:28 AM  

Dinner: Not in the U.S. at least. In most (if not all) states, it is illegal to drive a car while intoxicated--anywhere. In Englamd it's a "road or public place" so I don't know if that applies to a track like this one.



Correct, it is illegal to drive drunk in any publicly accessible area normally occupied by other drivers (parking lot, privately owned road, etc). But on a closed course with no easy public road access, anything goes.
 
2013-08-19 03:02:28 AM  
Pretty damn cool. Good for him.
 
2013-08-19 05:50:28 AM  
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Hoo-ah!
 
2013-08-19 06:03:34 AM  
"at least that's what everyone told him"

came here to lol at that.
 
2013-08-19 06:18:27 AM  

skinink: He's a champion!


Okay, don't get all gay on me, Subby!


good to see you came in early

/can't even imagine going 160kph, mph is ludicrous speed
//them again, give me a fast bike, a couple beer and some duct tape to leave the throttle wide open
 
2013-08-19 06:26:13 AM  
CHAMPIOOOOWWWWNNNNNN!
 
2013-08-19 07:24:28 AM  
Blind people being stupid is teh funneh!!
 
2013-08-19 09:25:06 AM  

UsikFark: Nope. You can do studies with intoxicated drivers on closed courses in the US.


On Mythbusters, they're on a closed course, but they're not allowed to go over the legal limit, and they always have a cop with a breathalyzer on hand. That may be a California law, and there may be other testing organizations that get exemptions that Mythbusters doesn't, but at least on the show that's the deal.
 
2013-08-19 09:58:31 AM  

phlegmmo: Prophet of Loss: Being blind can't be all bad.

Any woman you see is the hottest one you've ever saw ... so you got that going for you.

Bonus: the Braille method.


According to the movie, Ray Charles did okay by that method.

UsikFark: Dinner: the ha ha guy: Dinner: HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY BE LEGAL


Same way it's legal for a person with 20/20 vision to drive at 167mph. It's a private track, thus the only rules are those imposed by the owner.

Driving laws aren't about using a vehicle, they're about using the road.

Not in the U.S. at least. In most (if not all) states, it is illegal to drive a car while intoxicated--anywhere. In Englamd it's a "road or public place" so I don't know if that applies to a track like this one.

Nope. You can do studies with intoxicated drivers on closed courses in the US.


You also don't need to have a license to drive race cars.  That is why we have some really young drivers, not needing to wait to get started.
 
2013-08-19 11:05:18 AM  

jonny_q: UsikFark: Nope. You can do studies with intoxicated drivers on closed courses in the US.

On Mythbusters, they're on a closed course, but they're not allowed to go over the legal limit, and they always have a cop with a breathalyzer on hand. That may be a California law, and there may be other testing organizations that get exemptions that Mythbusters doesn't, but at least on the show that's the deal.


That's either a Cali thing or (more likely) insurance based.

If you're on the restricted side of a locked gate, you can be blind drunk and still be legal to drive.
 
2013-08-19 01:45:58 PM  

Thingster: jonny_q: UsikFark: Nope. You can do studies with intoxicated drivers on closed courses in the US.

On Mythbusters, they're on a closed course, but they're not allowed to go over the legal limit, and they always have a cop with a breathalyzer on hand. That may be a California law, and there may be other testing organizations that get exemptions that Mythbusters doesn't, but at least on the show that's the deal.

That's either a Cali thing or (more likely) insurance based.

If you're on the restricted side of a locked gate, you can be blind drunk and still be legal to drive.


With them, it's inevitably insurance based.  There are a lot of limitations put on them by their insurer, and rightfully so.
 
2013-08-19 02:04:17 PM  

dickfreckle: It is legal as long as the owner of the property gives you permission to do so. If you tried an entrance ramp to I-95 then yeah, you have problems.


And most of those problems are the 4 miles of traffic that have no apparent reason for being there.
 
2013-08-19 08:54:56 PM  

jonny_q: On Mythbusters, they're on a closed course, but they're not allowed to go over the legal limit, and they always have a cop with a breathalyzer on hand.



http://dailyemerald.com/2011/09/29/epd-dui-demonstration-article-asj dk fdjsakfdcantthink/
"McGuire was part of the Eugene Police Department's DUI demonstration on Wednesday that, with the cooperation of the Eugene, Springfield and Coburg police departments, took six volunteers out to the Corvallis airport to drink and drive on a closed course.
[snip]
By the last drives of the day, every driver was over the limit. Denning blew a .098 and was the lowest of the group.
"
 
2013-08-20 07:33:29 AM  
Only on Fark does an article about a blind guy in on a motorcycle break down into an argument over the legality of DUI in private drives...


//Actually surprised it hasn't broken down to worse
 
2013-08-20 08:33:01 AM  

italie: Only on Fark does an article about a blind guy in on a motorcycle break down into an argument over the legality of DUI in private drives...


//Actually surprised it hasn't broken down to worse


Stay tuned, we'll find a way to tie it in with George Zimmerman or blame it all on Bush in no time.
 
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