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07-05-2001 07:30 PM
Re: All joking aside

Originally posted by hot_rocket78
Hearing about new riders pulling stunts like that worries me. Some aren't as lucky as this Joe Schmoe was. Granted, bikes are very exciting and somewhat of a confidence builder (for some), but I really hate to hear when the rider feels that "showing off" is the way to go. Believe it or not, chicks don't dig that. I do appreciate a good stoppie or a long-a** wheelie, but not if that's what you think will impress me. I can't speak for everyone, but riding within your means and KNOWING what that is will impress me. Tricks are nice, but when you're ready.

I grant this kid his latest Darwin award. My guess is it's not his first.
Hotrocket, I have to say, you women eat that "showing" off [email protected]# up What do you think a stoppie or long wheelie is..... normal riding? Do you think we do that to "impress" our guy friends? Sorry, had to pick at ya hehe

If he had his learners permit, I am sure the "tag" along person on the back with a regular license doesn't apply. What does the person on the back do, yell "slow down" HEHE......that is to funny..... anyway.....I am sure he got just a regular ticket to court or loss of license. The kid had to be 15 years old. Mommy or daddy probably bought it for him, cuz insurance alone for him would put me in the poor house

I hope the spoiled little brat learned his lesson. I am 33 years old, and work for a living. It just pisses me off when "children" get adult machines and "think" they are adults. I hear my insurance going up already, what a idiot
07-05-2001 06:22 PM
Shark Another reason why insurance is so expensive for some sportbikes. 320 miles on an new r6 and he doing stoppies?. Insurance companies make us all pay for thing like this. Glad he's OK. He's fortunate he didn't try a high speed wheelie!
07-05-2001 04:25 PM
Daniniowa The learner permit requires a newbie to ride with someone having a motorcycle license on another bike. Two bikes, two people, riding within 50 feet (The number is a guess because I don't remember the exact distance anymore.) of each other at all times. Hope that clarifies things. I had an arguement with a cop over this same thing one time. It was pretty amusing for me because I knew I was right. He kept telling me the learner had to have a passenger. I kept telling him how dangerous and difficult that would be for a new rider, and kept telling him to look it up. I knew what I was talking about. I had just read the DOT motorcycle license book.
07-02-2001 09:58 PM
Johnny Roadrash
Squidly behavior

Yet again an example of how a motorcycle is a dangerous substitute for self esteem. Guys living in the fantasy that purchaseing a bike transforms them from zero to hero.
"Yeah, like now the honeys will line up to be with me." "That's right, I'm a bad ass." Guys who believe 150 horse power is a shortcut to respect and admiration.

This mentality will continue to lead repressed, immature young men to hospital emergency rooms and cemetaries. Those of us with a broader perspective, a balanced self image, real world experience and common sense should step up to offer insight and guidence. Not to put down but to listen. Not to preach but to lead by example.

It's easy to react with anger and dismiss some punk asshole who's talkin' shit. It's easy because our ego buttons get pushed by that crap. What's hard is to calm our ego's and realize that the posturing and poseing is an appeal for acceptance: for some reassurance that "I am worthy." What is hard is to act as understanding brothers.

We are all worthy.

07-02-2001 05:07 PM
bumblebeast IN CA,

Take a writtent est, get a permit

ristrictions are:

No passengers
No Night Riding
No Freeways.

Then take the driving test, cone slolam and a circle.. when you achive that, get a Busa and you can rip it at 175MPH on the freeway, with a passenger at night.
07-02-2001 05:01 PM
Crius Up here, its liek a 3 stage bike license.

For the first learners license, all you have to do is pass the written test you study for from the "book". I use book loosely as its like a 40 page pamphlet, ugg. Passing this test allows you to ride only when with another fully licensed rider riding with you (on another bike). Cant exceed 70 KM/H, cant ride at night, cant have a passenger, and a few other restrictions. You are stuck at this stage for 2 weeks minimum.

For the next stage, you have to take a "ride in the parking lot" test with someone there to grade you. Around the cones, signals, start the bike after stalling on a hill, etc etc. When you pass this test, all the above restrictions apply excpet that you can now ride solo. Again, another two weeks at this level.

Final test is more cone riding, and to me (from what I recall) was a whole lot liek the second test, except I had to ride for a longer distance. When you pass this one, you are now officially road ready and are set for future squidality.

I would actually like to see them put in a learning course as a requirement. Its kinda simple to get your license up here (just a bit time consuming), and seems to promote the stoppie king above.

07-02-2001 02:54 PM
blankgazex in ny you have to have a licenced rider within 1/4 mile either on a bike or in a car
07-02-2001 02:47 PM
Re: Newbie Squid learns a lesson

Originally posted by Crius
When the cops showed up to see what was going on, they found he only had his learners ticket. I believe the fine for riding alone with only the learners up here is loss of license for 6 months.
With a learner's permit, you have to ride with someone else on the bike? Did I understand that right? How can you learn how to safely handle a bike with someone else on it? Are any states like that in the US? In KY, you have to have your permit for 6 months, if you're under 21, until you can get your license. And the only permit restrictions are no passengers and you have to wear your helmet...

07-02-2001 01:53 PM
Marmite Doh! Sounds embarrassing. He'll be better off not riding again until he grows up.
07-02-2001 10:51 AM
Re: Re: All joking aside

Originally posted by Blackbird

Sorry to burst ya bubble HR, but the person must actually die to get a Darwin award.
Whats the fun in that, you will never know you won such a prestegious award.. You mean to tell me the black moths of London don't know every biology student in HS sings their praises???
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