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(US News)   Blake lost control after doing a wheelie, in which a cyclist increases torque to the rear wheel while pulling up on the front of bike, causing the front wheel to come off the ground and leaving the bike balanced only on the rear wheel   ( usnews.com) divider line
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2018-04-15 06:08:55 PM  
 Wanna know how I'm still alive after over 20 years of daily riding? Too bad, I'm telling you anyway: it's because I understand that wheelies and other silliness are to be done in a controlled environment. Do I do wheelies? Do I sometimes ride at speeds that would cause most people's sphincters to harvest the seat foam?  I do...ON A PRIVATE TRACK YOU DUMBASS. And don't forget your gear. And FFS at least take the advanced motorcycle courses available in or near most any town.
 
2018-04-15 07:00:01 PM  
I don't want a pickle, I just wanna crash my motorcycle.
 
2018-04-15 07:01:15 PM  
Huh. I wheelie didn't now that. Thanks.
 
2018-04-15 07:02:19 PM  
"now" that? I wheelie farked that up.
 
2018-04-15 07:03:24 PM  
A twist of the wrist.
 
2018-04-15 07:04:28 PM  

doglover: I don't want a pickle, I just wanna crash my motorcycle.


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2018-04-15 07:06:39 PM  
"The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed."

Oooh, subby's in ttrrroooooubllle!
 
2018-04-15 07:07:03 PM  
Do they wear helmets in Virginia?... by law I mean, though sounds like wouldn't have helped.
 
2018-04-15 07:08:57 PM  
He died doing what he loved. Being an idiot.

/Daily motorcycle commuter
 
2018-04-15 07:09:30 PM  
A wheelie!  What is it?
 
2018-04-15 07:11:47 PM  
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2018-04-15 07:12:23 PM  

FrancoFile: A wheelie!  What is it?


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2018-04-15 07:12:29 PM  

FrancoFile: A wheelie!  What is it?


It's a maneuver in which a cyclist increases torque to the rear wheel while pulling up on the front of bike, causing the front wheel to come off the ground and leaving the bike balanced only on the rear wheel, but that's not important right now.
 
2018-04-15 07:14:24 PM  
In high school, one of my classmates was doing a wheelie on a bicycle (not motorcycle), only to have his front wheel completely fall off while it was in the air. (I guess the lugnut was way too loose) When the now empty front fork of the bike came back down again and hit the ground, it instantly killed any forward momentum he had and instantly launched him over his handlebars, landed him flat on his back on the concrete.

The look on his face when he realized what was going to happen but not having any way to prevent it was priceless.

/He was OK
//Everyone else thought it was the funniest thing ever at the time.
///Teenagers are assholes
////Yes, you too.
 
2018-04-15 07:14:44 PM  

MarkMartinFan: [img.fark.net image 400x200]


Wow, you gotta make a movie just get to use that clip.
 
2018-04-15 07:15:05 PM  
"After the FAILED stunt, Blake crashed through some brush and then hit a ravine where, where he was ejected from the bike. "

Fixed.
 
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2018-04-15 07:17:00 PM  
I get a kick out of shouting, "do a wheelie!" at unicycle riders.

The funny part is the look that some get on their faces as they parse that.

/I know, Denis Leary Asshole Song territory
 
2018-04-15 07:17:06 PM  

MarkMartinFan: [img.fark.net image 400x200]


Ouch. He ded?
 
2018-04-15 07:17:31 PM  
Several years back I actually got out of the fast lane, cuz my exit was coming up and I had to move to the right.  This thing showed up in my mirrors, odd shape in the fast lane coming up fast.  I watched it, wondering WTF, while moving right to make my exit.  Guy on a crotch rocket comes blasting by me in the fast lane, doing a wheelie, easily going 100+ MPH.  I just shook my head and continued on home.
 
2018-04-15 07:18:12 PM  
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And, Yes, when I am on my inline skates slipping through heavy traffic in downtown Chicago and some cabbie turns me into a smear on the pavement I fully expect everyone to point and me and say, "ha ha!"
 
2018-04-15 07:18:49 PM  
Wealie?

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2018-04-15 07:19:46 PM  
I blame Kerr Avon for not warning him in advance
 
2018-04-15 07:19:48 PM  

MarkMartinFan: [img.fark.net image 400x200]


Can't.Stop.Watching.
 
2018-04-15 07:25:25 PM  
Not sure why, but I do see an awful lot of motorcyclists driving very recklessly on the freeway.
 
2018-04-15 07:26:33 PM  

uberalice: MarkMartinFan: [img.fark.net image 400x200]

Can't.Stop.Watching.


 Oh I love douchebag motorcycle (or ATV) videos. My dad always told me, "Stupid should hurt."

 My heart goes out to victims of careless drivers but once you become the careless one, lol, dumbass.
 
2018-04-15 07:26:49 PM  

Excelsior: In high school


Heh.  In high school a friend of mine got into a car wreck that left him in a body cast.  They don't do that sort of thing anymore but ya know when someone breaks their arm and a cast goes wrist to elbow?  Think hip to neck.  Robert (not Bob, not Rob, Robert) joined us one day as 4-5 of us went to a park (Presidio, for you Sandy Eggins).  It was a nice day, a couple families about, and we're surreptitiously smoking a joint or 3 while eating a picnic lunch we'd bought on the way to the park.

We're packing up to go and suddenly Robert grabs one of the knives, stands up, shouts out "I can't take it anymore!", and stabs the knife into his chest.  The he fell theatrically to the ground, on his back, knife stuck in his chest (remember that body cast?)

We busted up laughing, grabbed our stuff, and ran to the car.  Robert, being in a body cast, couldn't get up.  We're in the car laughing our stoned asses off while Robert, on his back, had to show the fathers that went to "help" him there was a plaster cast on his chest, the knife had no chance to penetrate it, and ha ha there are my friends laughing in the car and sorry about the trauma I caused your kids and wife.
 
2018-04-15 07:27:47 PM  

Duke of Madness Motors: Not sure why, but I do see an awful lot of motorcyclists driving very recklessly on the freeway.


 For the same reason you see lots of car drivers doing dumb shiat. In any sample size, there will be a healthy dose of idiots.
 
2018-04-15 07:29:18 PM  
A few years back when I wore a younger mans cloths, I took a tumble off a ramp. I just got up, dusted myself off and thought I just might be able to jump the Grand Canyon. Long story short, it did not end too well.

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2018-04-15 07:30:52 PM  
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2018-04-15 07:32:38 PM  

MarkMartinFan: [img.fark.net image 400x200]


Oh my god! That was simultaneously funny and terrifying.  Kinda hope they lived?
 
2018-04-15 07:34:04 PM  

Duke of Madness Motors: Not sure why, but I do see an awful lot of motorcyclists driving very recklessly on the freeway.


And later, they drive very wreckfully.
 
2018-04-15 07:34:46 PM  

dickfreckle: Duke of Madness Motors: Not sure why, but I do see an awful lot of motorcyclists driving very recklessly on the freeway.

 For the same reason you see lots of car drivers doing dumb shiat. In any sample size, there will be a healthy dose of idiots.


Right, but at least they're wrapped in metal. I like riding motorcycles, but I'm paranoically aware that there's nothing between me and the cold hard ground.
 
2018-04-15 07:35:18 PM  
Why is this headline written in #GorsuchStyle?
 
2018-04-15 07:35:41 PM  

Snotnose: Excelsior: In high school

Heh.  In high school a friend of mine got into a car wreck that left him in a body cast.  They don't do that sort of thing anymore but ya know when someone breaks their arm and a cast goes wrist to elbow?  Think hip to neck.  Robert (not Bob, not Rob, Robert) joined us one day as 4-5 of us went to a park (Presidio, for you Sandy Eggins).  It was a nice day, a couple families about, and we're surreptitiously smoking a joint or 3 while eating a picnic lunch we'd bought on the way to the park.

We're packing up to go and suddenly Robert grabs one of the knives, stands up, shouts out "I can't take it anymore!", and stabs the knife into his chest.  The he fell theatrically to the ground, on his back, knife stuck in his chest (remember that body cast?)

We busted up laughing, grabbed our stuff, and ran to the car.  Robert, being in a body cast, couldn't get up.  We're in the car laughing our stoned asses off while Robert, on his back, had to show the fathers that went to "help" him there was a plaster cast on his chest, the knife had no chance to penetrate it, and ha ha there are my friends laughing in the car and sorry about the trauma I caused your kids and wife.

 
2018-04-15 07:36:12 PM  

MarkMartinFan: [img.fark.net image 400x200]


LOLOLOLOLOL

I hope he lived long enough for his shattered pelvis to remind him how stupid he is.
 
2018-04-15 07:36:39 PM  

Excelsior: In high school, one of my classmates was doing a wheelie on a bicycle (not motorcycle), only to have his front wheel completely fall off while it was in the air. (I guess the lugnut was way too loose) When the now empty front fork of the bike came back down again and hit the ground, it instantly killed any forward momentum he had and instantly launched him over his handlebars, landed him flat on his back on the concrete.

The look on his face when he realized what was going to happen but not having any way to prevent it was priceless.

/He was OK
//Everyone else thought it was the funniest thing ever at the time.
///Teenagers are assholes
////Yes, you too.


I had the exact same thing happen to me when I was 12 or so. Flipped over the handle bars, landed flat on my back and thought I was gonna die, I got the wind knocked out of me so hard. Which makes me wonder,  why don't we get the wind knocked out of us as adults? I cant honestly remember the last time it happened to me, but i know i was a kid.
 
2018-04-15 07:37:09 PM  

doglover: MarkMartinFan: [img.fark.net image 400x200]

Ouch. He ded?


Can't vouch for this but the description on youtube says

"When a friend asked this guy to film them riding dirt bikes and ATV's through the streets of Waterbury, Connecticut, he had no idea what he was about to catch on camera. Let it be known that if you're popping a wheelie and obliviously drifting into an oncoming lane of traffic, these kinds of things are bound to happen! Amazingly the driver was able to walk away unharmed."
 
2018-04-15 07:37:12 PM  

Grumpy Cat: Snotnose: Excelsior: In high school

Heh.  In high school a friend of mine got into a car wreck that left him in a body cast.  They don't do that sort of thing anymore but ya know when someone breaks their arm and a cast goes wrist to elbow?  Think hip to neck.  Robert (not Bob, not Rob, Robert) joined us one day as 4-5 of us went to a park (Presidio, for you Sandy Eggins).  It was a nice day, a couple families about, and we're surreptitiously smoking a joint or 3 while eating a picnic lunch we'd bought on the way to the park.

We're packing up to go and suddenly Robert grabs one of the knives, stands up, shouts out "I can't take it anymore!", and stabs the knife into his chest.  The he fell theatrically to the ground, on his back, knife stuck in his chest (remember that body cast?)

We busted up laughing, grabbed our stuff, and ran to the car.  Robert, being in a body cast, couldn't get up.  We're in the car laughing our stoned asses off while Robert, on his back, had to show the fathers that went to "help" him there was a plaster cast on his chest, the knife had no chance to penetrate it, and ha ha there are my friends laughing in the car and sorry about the trauma I caused your kids and wife.


Sorry. I didn't mean to quote you. Regardless, funny story.
 
2018-04-15 07:39:34 PM  

Bluemoons: Excelsior: In high school, one of my classmates was doing a wheelie on a bicycle (not motorcycle), only to have his front wheel completely fall off while it was in the air. (I guess the lugnut was way too loose) When the now empty front fork of the bike came back down again and hit the ground, it instantly killed any forward momentum he had and instantly launched him over his handlebars, landed him flat on his back on the concrete.

The look on his face when he realized what was going to happen but not having any way to prevent it was priceless.

/He was OK
//Everyone else thought it was the funniest thing ever at the time.
///Teenagers are assholes
////Yes, you too.

I had the exact same thing happen to me when I was 12 or so. Flipped over the handle bars, landed flat on my back and thought I was gonna die, I got the wind knocked out of me so hard. Which makes me wonder,  why don't we get the wind knocked out of us as adults? I cant honestly remember the last time it happened to me, but i know i was a kid.


Come on over, I'll knock you in your solar plexus, just to make sure it still works. For science.
 
2018-04-15 07:43:43 PM  
The Aquabats! - Poppin' A Wheelie!
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2018-04-15 07:43:53 PM  

tuckeg: Amazingly the driver was able to walk away unharmed.


I would certainly hope so.

What about the dumb shiat on the ATV?
 
2018-04-15 07:45:12 PM  

dickfreckle: Wanna know how I'm still alive after over 20 years of daily riding? Too bad, I'm telling you anyway: it's because I understand that wheelies and other silliness are to be done in a controlled environment. Do I do wheelies? Do I sometimes ride at speeds that would cause most people's sphincters to harvest the seat foam?  I do...ON A PRIVATE TRACK YOU DUMBASS. And don't forget your gear. And FFS at least take the advanced motorcycle courses available in or near most any town.


I miss my 1198SP. 3rd gear wheelies. My RSV4 does not have quite the same stand up and go... but she is good at the top end.
I have to resort to my KTM Duke for wheelie and stoppie stupidity... Dropped 2 teeth on the rear for more fun.
 
2018-04-15 07:47:57 PM  

Psylence: dickfreckle: Wanna know how I'm still alive after over 20 years of daily riding? Too bad, I'm telling you anyway: it's because I understand that wheelies and other silliness are to be done in a controlled environment. Do I do wheelies? Do I sometimes ride at speeds that would cause most people's sphincters to harvest the seat foam?  I do...ON A PRIVATE TRACK YOU DUMBASS. And don't forget your gear. And FFS at least take the advanced motorcycle courses available in or near most any town.

I miss my 1198SP. 3rd gear wheelies. My RSV4 does not have quite the same stand up and go... but she is good at the top end.
I have to resort to my KTM Duke for wheelie and stoppie stupidity... Dropped 2 teeth on the rear for more fun.



So what else do you own, Sporto? Be sure to casually tell us.
 
2018-04-15 07:55:02 PM  

Excelsior: In high school, one of my classmates was doing a wheelie on a bicycle (not motorcycle), only to have his front wheel completely fall off while it was in the air. (I guess the lugnut was way too loose) When the now empty front fork of the bike came back down again and hit the ground, it instantly killed any forward momentum he had and instantly launched him over his handlebars, landed him flat on his back on the concrete.

The look on his face when he realized what was going to happen but not having any way to prevent it was priceless.

/He was OK
//Everyone else thought it was the funniest thing ever at the time.
///Teenagers are assholes
////Yes, you too.


That happened to me as a kid and I chose to pull back and drop my feet.  I ended up skidding in my shoes a bit, then those big huge strides trying to catch up with momentum and finally fell.  Got some scrapes but it beat a face plant.
 
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2018-04-15 07:57:22 PM  
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2018-04-15 07:58:14 PM  

Duke of Madness Motors: Not sure why, but I do see an awful lot of motorcyclists driving very recklessly on the freeway.


Because it's fun and too many morans don't know better than to do that on a track.  However tracks cost money so that's a reason they don't go.

I've seen far too many dipshiat riders on every make and model and they're usually the ones that yell about "farking cagers" when their shiatty riding caused the accident.
 
2018-04-15 08:03:22 PM  

Excelsior: In high school, one of my classmates was doing a wheelie on a bicycle (not motorcycle), only to have his front wheel completely fall off while it was in the air. (I guess the lugnut was way too loose) When the now empty front fork of the bike came back down again and hit the ground, it instantly killed any forward momentum he had and instantly launched him over his handlebars, landed him flat on his back on the concrete.

The look on his face when he realized what was going to happen but not having any way to prevent it was priceless.

/He was OK
//Everyone else thought it was the funniest thing ever at the time.
///Teenagers are assholes
////Yes, you too.


When I was in elementary school there was a middle schooler from across the street who had a similar accident.  He was riding downhill on the way home from school, jumped a curb, the front wheel fell off, and SOMEHOW he managed to impale himself on the fork.  Missed his heart by perhaps a centimeter, from what we were told.  I remember seeing the scar.

Honestly I can't make the physics work in my head, but it happened.  The wreck was in the front yard of a scout master who helped stabilize him.

This was over 35 years ago, and while I'm glad the kid lived he was still an asshole bully.
 
2018-04-15 08:08:56 PM  

dickfreckle: Wanna know how I'm still alive after over 20 years of daily riding? Too bad, I'm telling you anyway: it's because I understand that wheelies and other silliness are to be done in a controlled environment. Do I do wheelies? Do I sometimes ride at speeds that would cause most people's sphincters to harvest the seat foam?  I do...ON A PRIVATE TRACK YOU DUMBASS. And don't forget your gear. And FFS at least take the advanced motorcycle courses available in or near most any town.


Not a CSB, but I rode on the streets for a long time with a friend who was a good rider.  He would actually be responsible and wear full leathers when we went ripping through the mountains and while he did do wheelies from time to time, he wasn't a maniac about it.

He finally decided that street riding was getting a bit too dangerous so he relegated his riding to the track. He ended up getting killed in an accident at a track day.

Weird how that crap can work out.
 
2018-04-15 08:12:01 PM  

secondpsych: Bluemoons: Excelsior: In high school, one of my classmates was doing a wheelie on a bicycle (not motorcycle), only to have his front wheel completely fall off while it was in the air. (I guess the lugnut was way too loose) When the now empty front fork of the bike came back down again and hit the ground, it instantly killed any forward momentum he had and instantly launched him over his handlebars, landed him flat on his back on the concrete.

The look on his face when he realized what was going to happen but not having any way to prevent it was priceless.

/He was OK
//Everyone else thought it was the funniest thing ever at the time.
///Teenagers are assholes
////Yes, you too.

I had the exact same thing happen to me when I was 12 or so. Flipped over the handle bars, landed flat on my back and thought I was gonna die, I got the wind knocked out of me so hard. Which makes me wonder,  why don't we get the wind knocked out of us as adults? I cant honestly remember the last time it happened to me, but i know i was a kid.

Come on over, I'll knock you in your solar plexus, just to make sure it still works. For science.


Brimg a step ladder and pack a lunch.  ;)
 
2018-04-15 08:13:57 PM  
        My first job out of high school was with ITT as a motorcycle messenger delivering telegrams, think hand delivered tweets, stop. One of the older riders there always reminded me "ride like you're invisible." Still do.
 
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