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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by LusterBroil, Mar 14, 2006.
That's where Chinese food delivery guys train. Feet down for safety.
Can't be, most of them use their signals.
Fake!!!! They all stunt people in Hollywood!!!!
And keep those votes rolling in. I'm currently in 4th place.
Actually the way it works in real life is that the biggest vehicle has the right of way. Buses don't stop for anybody.
Out on the highway, the buses will pull out on 2-lane roads to pass whether it's clear or not. They just lay on the horn and plow through and you better move out of the way.
But yeah, surprisingly, pretty much everyone uses their turn signals.
Yeah I know, I come from a third world country. Unfortunately I've seen several people in my country live by the "if you hit anyone on two wheels, you keep going". It's completely wrong, but there are daily incidents of lower income motorcyclists jumping in front of vehicles (slower moving ones anyway) so they can collect $$.
One example of this not happening was this past summer I took my fiancee to see my beautiful country, and we took a road trip all over (DR) for two weeks, in this incident my father was driving his Chevy van with us in the car including my mom and sis, my fiancees first day there. My father decided to take a shortcut through a poor neighborhood due to traffic congestion, and he signaled to make a left turn into a street, while mid-turn, some 19yr old kid was flying around a blind curve at around 40MPH+ (too fast for a tight street), and the kid (who had his head turned another direction) was looking the other way and face planted right into the side of the van with his brand new Chinese 200cc standard motorcycle - he plowed right into my fiancees window (not wearing ANY gear). So now, you have 4 white dominicans and 1 gringa, in a rough neighborhood, and a local guy in a moto accident.
I got out with my dad and told the girls to lock up (we are armed), we got surrounded by 40 people telling us to pay up, that it was our fault etc... (which wasn't) the kid was in shock, yelling and screaming, he was bleeding from his leg but was ok, we noticed he had no papers, no plate, and was demanding serious cash. They have bike part stores everywhere in DR, so I analyzed his bike (bent handlebar, broken signal light, broken shift lever, and that's it), so after we threatened to call the cops (his fault and they always side with the whites...messed up right), everyone quickly realized we weren't backing down for a reason (they were trying to scare us lol), and just told us to help him out, so we gave him $40 (which should be enough to fix it according to him), because we felt bad and then left. Van had a 3 inch dent and scratch on the door, Chevrolet strength.
I have witnessed the lack of riding gears in Asia as well. Riders didn't wear gears regardless of what they were riding. Perhaps the hot and humid weather are big part of it.
Yeah it's crazy how they don't wear anything, but then most of those bikes don't go past 45mph, but still you should be wearing some type of gear, we only saw one town in the whole country where everyone was wearing helmets (open face).
Anyone wanna trade your running Japanese classic bike for my 2006 vino 125? the vino is super reliable :)
Anyone know where I can go in the city to try on gear? Any place besides Cycle Therapy?, don't really want to head all the way uptown.
Sckill just recently introduced me to Union Garage. Not a huge store but they have some great stuff and their prices are competitive. The owner Chris is a really cool guy too. For me it's great as I live a 10 min walk away from the place. Where do you live in Brooklyn bud? I'm in Carrol gardens.
I'm in Midwood, so this is a hike, unless I go on weekends. Know any places in Manhattan?>
the motorcycle show at the javits center was your best chance. revzilla in philly is alright, best bet is to try other inmate's gear and buy online. or use the flea-market here on adv and buy cheap used gear.
Carrol gardens is halfway between Midwood and the city man. I don't know of any places in the city anymore but
brooklynmoto.com‎ has some stuff I think
genuinemotorworks.com‎ had a small amount of stuff when I was there 2 summers ago.
Still, union garage was the best place I've been to in a long while man. It's worth the trip.
Where in Midwood are you?
Ocean Parkway & Kings Highway.
A man was killed today in Central Park after he lost control of his motorcycle at around 3:15 p.m., authorities said.
The 68-year-old driver was traveling along East Drive near 96th Street when he hit a guardrail and and crashed his BMW F650, police said.
The unidentified man was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, they said.
[UPDATE BELOW] A 68-year-old man is in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle in Central Park this afternoon. According to the NYPD, the unidentified motorcycle operator was heading northbound when he crashed into a guardrail on the East Drive near 96th Street. The accident occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. The NYPD's Accident Investigation Squad is on the scene, and the cause of the crash is under investigation.
An NYPD spokesman tells us the unidentified man was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital in critical condition. We'll update as more information becomes available.
Update 5:25 p.m.: The NYPD press office confirms the man has died. His identity is being withheld pending family notification, and the investigation is ongoing.
DNAInfo has released the name as Jack Krugman on a 97 BMW. I hesitate to suggest that this may be Jackknyc who posted sometimes in this thread. Very sad to lose a local rider.
there was an inmate on here, jack something. he rode the funduro. hope it wasn't him, got a tank bag off him. he was a taxi driver. prayers to the rider's family, regardless if he was an inmate or not.