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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-27-2004, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Motorcycle report on NBC:Night Riders

eh, of course they emphasized on the recent accidents and highlighted stunters...

..oh and what a surprise... they interviewed a riding instructor stated that most accidents were caused by lack of training... "professional instruction is key" .. umm, isn't this what is preached throughout the forum??? hopefully people will get a clue

.. umm and what's w/ the Biker Boyz reference?

oh, and "policy only allow officers to chase bikers for enforcable felonies"..

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paraphrased- close to the quote "92% of motorcycle accidents happened to people who were self taught or taught by a friend."

Showed some nice 11 O'Clocks and a couple of rolling burnouts. They highlighted the city stunters and expressway speedsters. Interviewed a crash survivor - he told his story of the crash. Interviewed a State Trooper. He talked about how these riders have no respect for the law. They did mention that most riders obey the law, but there is a growing problem.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Yep, it was pretty stupid...but didn't turn out as bad as I thought it would. I'm surprised that they even mentioned that not all riders are bad.

Did you guys catch the "twisting" comment?
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paraphrase - "They call it "twisting". Twisting the throttle and twisting through turns at high speeds."

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Hey Jon...You got that on TiVO too? getting the actual quotes and all

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paraphrase - "They call it "twisting". Twisting the throttle and twisting through turns at high speeds."
"Twisting" (too-weeis-ting) the wrist, the turning and the leaning in and out of the curves.
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I smell a law coming out of all this publicity...

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What a crock!! They highlight all the idiots and fail to SHOW how many of us wear gear and are sane. And we wonder why we are picked on!

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I got one thing to say about the video: why didn't I get an MSF instructor like that?

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You know, I went on a ride today since I had the day off (and couldn't afford to go to the track day *sob*). While I was out, in my full leathers enjoying a beatiful day, and watching people gape as I drag knee on the cloverleaves around the highways, I come up behind a kid on an R6. Gets on the ramp, doing about 25, just shy of perfectly vertical, wearing shorts and a t-shirt, and he damned near bailed when he started approaching the outside of the curve before hitting the brakes and thankfully not wiping out. And then it hits me that a few months ago, I was pretty much him. (except for the shorts, tshirt, and no helmet bit) and think of what I learned from Ken's class and what I've learned from riding with the folks from here. And then I realize that, in all likelyhood, that kid won't have the benefit of those experiences that I've had. And I'm thankful that I, hopefully, won't end up a statistic, and I'm really sad to think of how many people aren't so lucky, and for those who are, how much they miss out on by just knowing how to ride to their local SOW equivalent and back.
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Yeah I thought that the news would say worse things, but it turned out to be a short boring investigation. All I can say is that I got a new name for my bike club, "The Night Riders MC" Anyone that wants to join, please contact me?? NAHH, kidding. But it would be a great name for one..
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Well they say that they are going to hold a press confrence, what are they gonna do now??? What kind of laws are they gonna come up with next??
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post #15 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-27-2004, 11:42 PM
 
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Helemt laws, Lower CC's for riders, mandatory riding lessons and maybe with some riding time with an experianced rider that has one year of riding on his belt with no stops or convictions on his record. The list goes on. Gotta love IL. We live in a controlled state. Pretty soon we will have cameras in the shitter cause people are doing illegal shit their too.
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But if you download that it overwrites my Real Player 10 which I have MP3 ability (this is what I use to rip my CD's and I bought this version of Real player), When you "update" to get teh "correct" plug-ins, it switches everything over to the "free" current version which loses alot of the stuff I paid for on 10, like mp3.
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I got one thing to say about the video: why didn't I get an MSF instructor like that?
Amen to that! While one of my instructors was female, and not unattractive, she definitely didn't look anything like that... sign me up for another course!
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I wasn't and shocked at all by this great piece of reporting Of course they would show the stunters do wheelies, rolling burnouts and my personally favorite, speeding on the expressways. Oh......by the way I "never" speed on the expressway, I just follow the flow of traffic, a constant 80 mph

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Did you notice that the reporter was wearing a bullet resistant vest in one of the interview shots. WTF! What sort of area was he in I must say I am happy I am not in a area that requires a reporter to wear a vest, I thought you only needed one of those in a war zone.
Even though it was a short peice I feel a witch hunt coming up for bikers. I have noticed recently that a large number of traffic patrol police have popped up in the O'Hare area the last month also. Many of them from Chicago, Chicago LEO's never use to stop people for traffic violations. They usually had more dangerous people to go after. I am afraid this one is coming from up top, not to mention the city and state is trying to make money any way it can now since it is in the red.
I do blame all of this new unwanted attention and increase of LEO's on people who stunt on public roads in traffic. Just 2 or 3 years ago we didn't have all this extra attention. Back then LEO's gave us a ticket for speeding and sometimes even let us off because we were not really hurting anyone by going a "few"mph over the limit but this new rage of thought of "I will stunt in traffic and you can't catch me" has really brought this upon all of us and became a witch hunt. If people want to stunt and that's what get's them off fine, but keep it to empty country roads or empty parking lots. I realize stunters want a audience to show off to but it's bringing way too much heat on everyone on a bike.

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that instructor wasn't all THAT hot, but she was hittable...

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I don't know if you guys know this or not but after the report they said that the State Police is going to hold a press conference on Wed 9/29 on the subject. This I have to see.

If you need to ride the highway I suggest you drive real tame. They will be out to get you now. They realated the last 10 deaths stricklty to sporkbikes. Be cool on the city highways guys.

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I got one thing to say about the video: why didn't I get an MSF instructor like that?
Sarah is totally awesome.

She's one of the instructors and the founder of http://www.motorcyclelearning.com/index.html, a Chicago based private riding school. She's done a lot in the community as far as promoting motorcycle safety and learning.

Kudos to Sarah!

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