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Old 02-03-2013, 11:09 PM   #91
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The blocking of freeways has happened several times the last few years. Examples would be Dallas and St. Louis. Sometimes it is for riders to play and stunt, another for showing 'respect' to a rider that crashed and died while riding recklessly. I think that is a silly way to go about it though. In a way it can be harmless, but I also see there is no way this helps the image of motorcyclist; especially sportbike riders. I know most on here would never be involved in something like the video shows, no matter what motorcycle they ride. We can debate all we want but we have to think of the mindsets of the people involved in that video. Simply put, they don't care what other people think. They are only concerned with themselves in that instance.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:22 AM   #92
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Is anyone else thinking of the

Bigger picture here?

1. The video started with them on the highway, and coming to a stop. I doubt seriously, they just shot down off the grassy hill onto the highway, which means that they were riding on the highway in that mass hysteria, for maybe, 1 mile, or 5-20 miles. Who knows. A large, disrespectful group like that, Im sure slowed down traffic, for a considerable distance more, than just the time they were stopped.

2. So they were stopped for 2 minutes. Do you know how far traffic can back up for within 2 minutes on a major freeway? It has a ripple effect that goes waaay beyond the drivers you see in the video, and once beyond the stopped drivers are ones who have to slow considerably. Based on on some simple math and equations, one can deduct the possibility that traffic had backed up a good ways behind them, and They dont all start moving at once again and instantly hit their prior travel speed. 2 minutes can turn into 6-10 minutes for the tail end of something like that.

3. Alot of folks in cages are gonna be outright pissed by that video plain and simple, so whats the logical progression for that anger? Yes, other cyclist. So when they see someone splitting lanes, they are gonna squeeze them a little tighter in payback, endangering other bikers, or leading to confrontations with unwanted results.

4. Noone seems to know, nor care about what happened at the back of the line. Travelling at freeway speeds and suddenly coming up on a completely stopped freeway can lead to panic braking, damage, etc.

Closing, yes its awesome, we all want to propose to our girls in a memorable way. However I'm not sure saying "Fuck you other drivers and riders" is the best.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:49 AM   #93
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I'm digging deep within myself, trying to find the righteous indignation. I've even started concocting fictional life-and death scenarios to help the indignation percolate to the surface so I can unleash it on an unsuspecting internet. Alas, it's not working. All I can find is a little mild amusement. Sorry, I'm a complete failure as a paunchy, middle-aged, faux-adventurer.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:29 AM   #94
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I'm digging deep within myself, trying to find the righteous indignation. I've even started concocting fictional life-and death scenarios to help the indignation percolate to the surface so I can unleash it on an unsuspecting internet. Alas, it's not working. All I can find is a little mild amusement. Sorry, I'm a complete failure as a paunchy, middle-aged, faux-adventurer.


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Old 02-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #95
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But you do get extra credit for bringing up the term Chinese Fire Drill. Haven't heard that expression for several decades. Do kids these days even know what that is? Or are they too busy texting?
I'm 21 and did a chinese fire drill for the 1st time last yer with a couple of friends. We went on a road trip and had alays wanted to do it so we decided "heck, why not?"

As for the proposal I think its was a crazy fun idea, stupid but fun. The article also said the guy is being very cooperative with the law, I gotta give him some respect for taking responsibility for his actions. And it was on a Sunday so traffic is super light there at that time. Yes I know this for a fact cause I ride that specific part of the freeway almost every Sunday (not that day tho) one direction in the morning and back in the afternoon.

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:12 PM   #96
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I know 'Russian roulette' but a Chinese fire drill?

Yeah, i know, these ignorant foreigners!
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:36 AM   #97
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I know 'Russian roulette' but a Chinese fire drill?

Yeah, i know, these ignorant foreigners!
Pull up to a red light. Everyone jumps out of the car, runs around, and jumps back in before the light turns green. Kid stuff.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:02 AM   #98
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Pull up to a red light. Everyone jumps out of the car, runs around, and jumps back in before the light turns green. Kid stuff.
Ok, thank's. Never got real popular here, probably for the reason that being -30 outside, you'd want to stay in the car, no matter what
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #99
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The whole point of the Chinese Fire Drill was to NOT slow down the people behind you.

As opposed to a bunch of fucktards closing down an entire multi-lane freeway.

But you do get extra credit for bringing up the term Chinese Fire Drill. Haven't heard that expression for several decades. Do kids these days even know what that is? Or are they too busy texting?

God, I love the internet. " Fucktard " LMAO My favorite new adjective. It just says so much!! Thanks Duck
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:01 PM   #100
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God, I love the internet. " Fucktard " LMAO My favorite new adjective. It just says so much!! Thanks Duck
Drop into Jo momma or CS&M sometime. You'll have a lot adjectives to chose from.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:26 AM   #101
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I would LOVE to see someone attempt this on I-45 in Houston.. OKAY OKAY wanting to see a few squids get hit is bad I know.. BUT STILL, This is why I get evil looks from Old People when they see me on a bike.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:34 PM   #102
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #103
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Yep, douche move.

I was watching the video thinking, "Who could be that foolish and that big of a dick all at the same time?"

Then I saw they were stunters.

It all makes sense now.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:46 AM   #104
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Yep, douche move.

I was watching the video thinking, "Who could be that foolish and that big of a dick all at the same time?"

Then I saw they were stunters.

It all makes sense now.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #105
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Hey! There's some kids on your lawn!
Not for long....

But seriously, I have no problem with kids being kids.

I have an issue with grown men acting like children in such a way that endangers other people and makes all of us look bad.
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