By AJL - 04/07/2014 01:30 - United States
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That's terrible. Sorry, OP. Karma will come for those who are ignorant and self-centered!
@106 When I park my bike, I lock the wheel in a turned position for this reason; it makes it difficult to move unless unlocked with the key. So not necessarily. Also, bike are pretty freaking heavy and it would be moderately difficult (or extremely difficult depending on your size) to pick it back up again,
There's only one rational thing to do: trace his license plate, smash his car windows, burn down his house and threaten his family :)
59- Wow. Don't blame video games for people who think with minds like that. Video games are not always responsible for corrupt children who turn into adults with dangerous minds. Parents are at fault for letting their kids play violent games or not paying attention to what their kids do. Good job to parents without children like that, because they are much more aware of what their kids play, do, and watch. 59, on the other hand, you blame GTA and Call of Duty for every corrupt mind in America. Shame on you.
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I dunno Doc, I'm no doctor but they seem pretty cool to me. I mean, they're like bicycles, right? But faster. And bicycles are good for the environment! Also they're smaller, so they're harder to hit. And since it's open, if you were somehow to get into an accident, even being a smaller target, you'd hit nothing but air, as opposed to a car operator, who would hit metal and glass! Also you can do wheelies.
...I thumbed up his joking, lol. I don't think it's the bike, but the bikers' attitude. My fiance has one and he's incredibly cautious. No wheelies for him! He's even added extra lights on the bike but still tries to not ride after dark. People in cars tend to be stupid and not pay attention to bikes.
Awkwardturtle - That attitude is EXACTLY the reason why I see so many severely injured motorcyclists in my trauma bay. I just had another one lose his leg above the knee last week. You simply cannot be safe on a motorcycle, unless you're riding 10kph on a private road by yourself. Any accident is you versus the 1) road and 2) every other car around you. You idiots can thumb me down all you like. More motorcycle accidents means more patients for me. Yay.
I'm was a bike rider for years and love them. There's nothing wrong with a bike if used correctly. Note I said correctly. Doc is right when he says you can be badly hurt. Happened to someone I know when an idiot driver knocked him off. And he had all the gear. But a lot of bikers don't wear boots, leather jacket or proper helmet. And some of the passengers wearing shorts and T-shirt. Can you say road rash. Then there are the stupid drivers who don't pay attention/care. If you so much as clip that bike, you might kill them. Is it worth that extra second saved, or one less vehicle in front of you. The worst is the ones who aim for bikers because they don't like them. Gotta love the haters. Sorry for the long post. I was trying to agree with Doc and a rant happened.
That's funny Doc because I have ride most of my life first as a passenger and when I could by myself and I have never been in a wreck. And no I don't do wheelies or any of that because honestly I don't have enough strength to do that so I don't. Motorcycles are just something I ride so I can be free of sitting in a metal moving box. You can feel the wind all around you and not in just through the little glass that you roll up. Yeah some people get in wrecks but mostly it's not them being the ones stupid, it's the ones in cars texting that end up killing people because they can't see them in their big car because they aren't paying enough attention to driving and more attention to their phone.
It absolutely did. Dude was split from asshole to sternum around a guard rail and was still alive when we got there. I would have been asking for a bullet if I was that poor bastard. Still sends shivers down my spine. I'll leave the life saving to people who are better suited to it.
Old Joke: Do you know what ER doctors call motorcycle riders? Organ donors! My BF has a Honda Shadow. It's a cruiser bike vs a crotch rocket. It seems less dangerous but still has its hazards. Once when riding bitch, I had to throw the coins in my pocket at a car that was merging in our lane at a traffic light. (Now, I know what to do with all these pennies I've collected!) Cars just don't seem to see or pay attention to motorcycle for some reason. Even if it's the cars' fault, the cyclist are the ones that end up dead/injured. Now, we only take it out on non-traffic days to lessen the risks. And yes, we've had people bitch us out for taking up a standard parking space but by law, that's the only legal spot.
I think that the main problem with motorcycles are some of the people that use them. If they are used by some who does not speed, does not go in and out of lanes just because they can and overall uses the motorcycle in the same manner they would a car i would say there would probably be a few less accidents. If someone who is a small, unpredictable dot in someones mirror isn't taking their own pro cautions to keep themselves safe. I have a friend that rides a motorcycle that rides in a fast and unpredictable manner and i would say that his actions on the roads while on his bike are the reason as to why he gets cut off from semi-trucks, suvs etc.
How do you drop a motorbike while pushing it forward? If they are old enough to drive a car surely they can push the motorbike and not drop it.
You've never spent time around bikes much have you, If you apply weight to one side or the other just a few inches too far you're probably going to lose the bike and drop it. Bikes don't hold themselves up at walking speeds, which is why going slow on a bike is harder than fast.
I have to say, it's kind of a douchy move to park a bike in a car's spot. there's plenty of car-inaccessible space to park a bike, so be considerate to car drivers and park somewhere else in the first place.