NY motorcyclists vs. SUV Merged Threadfest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by shipwrek12001, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    :rofl

    Sad but true. I can always tell when a local one is coming up because the number of "My Gixxah got stolen" threads spikes on NEStreetrider.

    I was in Lawrence (home to the guy in hospital) last week and a car drove by with a white cardboard license plate....
  2. RoadRdr

    RoadRdr Mostly Pavement

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    I was just interviewed by the local New Jersey talk radio station 101.5 FM about this. The story is scheduled to run tomorrow morning. I don't know how it will be edited but the point I tried to get across was that most real motorcycle riders first concern was how the event presented a negative image of riders.
  3. Idle

    Idle Been here awhile

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    Yes, most certainly..
    Thanks for the well written summary.
  4. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    edit: Run on the rimz, biatch

    :deal
  5. Brian Keith

    Brian Keith Been here awhile

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    Here's the answer to that - http://nypost.com/2013/10/02/nypd-lets-pop-up-bike-gangs-rampage/

  6. N-m

    N-m Captain 2 Sexy

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    Many don't know that while you will not get the same performance out of your vehicle with slashed tires you can get some performance out of it. A slashed tire doesn't mean the vehicle is inoperable. I don't know if that is what you meant but the interstate may have prevented the driver from having to stop for traffic.

    Perhaps another option would have been a police precinct?
  7. Slvrtundevl

    Slvrtundevl Been here awhile

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    I wonder as well..
  8. jachard

    jachard Been here awhile

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    Yup, Unfortunately this was going to come to a head sooner or later, NYPD has set up numerous "bike only" checkpoints to supposedly stop these idiots but instead they just sit and watch the illegal bikes ride right in front of the precinct I live next to and NYPD does nothing. Meanwhile they go after legal bikes with gusto, I've been pulled over 4 times for no other reason that I'm on a bike. Only one resulted in a bogus ticket for non-DOT eyewear eventhough there is not such thing. Went to court and won.

    Now NYPD will hopefully act against these losers and start some serious sting operations to get these guys.

    The downside to this sad event is now Kelly and Bloomberg with rachet up their policy of hatered and profiling to ALL motorcycles and we who ride safe and within the law will be further poked, prodded and probed at every opportunity.

    This just sucks all round.
  9. Handy

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    J. Meezee took a selfie earlier in the day, you know when he could still breath for himself.

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    I can remember when the Boston globe was good newspaper, sadly in the last five years it has become barely more reliable then the national inquirer....
  11. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    Well there is the face of a wholesome American boy.... No one could look at that get up and think "this guy is potential problem".... Seems some people come right out of the box as a total dipshit....
  12. Mgbgt89

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    There aren't a whole lot of mountain passes in major eastern cities.

    I would love to not have my life threatened in 700 miles. But, its a fact of life riding in a city. At least twice a week someone intentionally pulls out in front of me, forces their way into a lane, blocks a pass, tries to share a lane to pass you because you aren't tailgating the car directly in front of you. Just yesterday some moron missed his exit, or couldn't decide where to go. He stopped on the divide between the exit and the highway, and as i was coming from behind, exiting, pulled directly into my path. I passed him on the white line instead of slamming on my brakes with traffic barreling down on me from behind. He wasn't even fully in the lane yet, nor even close to being up to speed. Shortly after this, we hit construction, and hes on my ass. Pissed off that i passed him. He got by me, and apparently lost interest because he was pissed off at the cars in front of him. Passing on merge lanes, etc. I let it go, didn't engage and he went away. Doesn't always happen, but the second step is to flee. If you can't lose a car in city traffic, especially on a sportbike or dualsport/supermoto you should just give up riding.

    I can imagine NYC is a much shittier place to ride than here, and I very frequently would love to beat the shit out of car drivers. Get in a group where you feel you have "safety" in numbers, and i can see very easily how something like this can happen. Not defending it, I'm just surprised it doesn't happen more often.

    Cities fucking suck. The roads suck, the people in them suck and the riding sucks.
  13. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    I think you are on to something.
  14. DudeClone

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    I love riding in my local cities :clap
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    DudeClone Long timer

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    Sounds like it........
  16. Parx400

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    This guys on the bikes are retarded. Complete squid mob mentality. If I was the driver with my 5 year old in the car I would have ran them over aswell. Zero fucks would be given.
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    And then there are the folks who have to work hard at it...
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    Paralysed and in prison, that's going to suck for him. You think he'll be able to feel getting cornholed constantly?
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    Not to forget, his wife and kid were in the vehicle too.

    After the initial assault on the vehicle, I wouldn't have blamed Lien if he tried to mow anybody who presented a reasonably-imminent threat, and had done it with 5000lb+ of compassionless, violent Range Rover until either all threats were eliminated or somebody dragged his unconscious body out of that driver seat with the vehicle still moving. Lien seemed like somebody who was still weighing the risks of legal repercussions, and the hopes of peaceful resolution. SOMETHING was holding him back from easily decimating that gang of idiots.
  20. k-moe

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    No, they are not. I work with MR children, every one of them knows that it's wrong to hurt other people.