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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-12-2007, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Do you do wheelies on residential streets?

So I'm walking with my wife and we have the stroller and baby with us. We cross this intersection to meet some friends who are standing at the opposite corner.

We are now standing on the corner of a 4 way stop. There are some trees and bushes that block your view of the intersection from more than 25 feet.

While we are talking to them 3 cars approach the intersection. At the same time a blue motorcycle approaches the intersection at high speed. He actually speeds up, then lifts the front end up and wheelies through the stop sign. The other 3 cars had to abruptly stop.

I was afriad this guy was going to get nailed and then slide right into us.

He made it through then turned around after a block and headed back towards us. I tried to get his plate # but of course he's moved the plate inside the wheel well.

Then he actually sees me doing this and turns right into me standing on the side of the road and starts riding towards me. When he's about 5 feet away from me he gives me a dirty look, does another small wheelie and rides off.

Now I'm a fun sort of guy who's been riding sportbikes for about 20 years but I never would wheelie through a 4 way stop, especially when I can't see the traffic. Further, I would never ride recklessly around a family pushing a baby stroller.

My 1st guess based on this rider's confidence of the streets is that he's a local dude. Is it just me or is it not so cool to drive recklessly in a residential area where kids are playing all around?

My philosophy is to not shit where you eat at least. Play it cool in your own neighborhood because people see you comin' and goin' all the time. You never know when someone will toss a hub cap at ya if they think your acting the fool.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-12-2007, 09:49 PM
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phone it in. let the local PD keep an eye out for him perhaps they'll actually catch him and give him a wake-up-to-reality slap before he injures himself or someone else
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I don't even speed in a 25... never know when a kids gonna run out into the street.

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I am *all* for screwing around.


Not in town.


Don't speed on state routes.... what are you stoooopid or sumtin ?


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My philosophy is to not shit where you eat at least. Play it cool in your own neighborhood because people see you comin' and goin' all the time. You never know when someone will toss a hub cap at ya if they think your acting the fool.
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I am *all* for screwing around.


Not in town.




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I am *all* for screwing around.


Not in town.


Don't speed on state routes.... what are you stoooopid or sumtin ?


Tom
+1! Tom knows I like to play hard but NEVER in town. Guys like this are what makes us all look bad. Hope he gets caught and they come down hard on him.

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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2007, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hope he gets caught and they come down hard on him
Well the 3 cars approaching the intersection nearly came "down" on him.

Its funny that more and more people assume that the other drivers are going to follow the rules of the road. But every day I see more and more people cutting corners like rolling through stop signs and making right turns at red lights without stopping, or even racing to get through a yellow light.

Its amazing that these people live to get away with it time after time. Tickets and law enforcement aside, you can at least live with a fine but why take the risk that someone else is feeling just as lucky as you and think they can beat the same light.

I've been in a few wrecks myself and 1 or 2 near misses on a bike. Each time my heart was in my throat at the moment of truth. IMO, its just not worth it. Heck its not even worth the paranoia that comes with riding at 20+ over the limit and spending 1/2 my energy scanning for the 5-oh.

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I've wheelied on a residential street... on damn fifty though, going about 5-10 miles an hour

This guy seems to be real bright...
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Must be a dumbass that doesn't understand how crazy parents can get when it involves kids.

If you hit the guy, you would be my hero.
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throw a hub cap at me and im throwing a mouth full of carbon fiber knuckle right back...
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thanks for sharing.
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I am *all* for screwing around.


Not in town.


Don't speed on state routes.... what are you stoooopid or sumtin ?


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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-13-2007, 09:30 PM
 
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Throw a baseball bat in the front wheel, screw a hub cap. Hub caps are rookie sh1t. Bats are Major League.
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I'm not tossing anything at anyone. I'm just saying that people see you coming and going all the time, blowing off stops, causing intersection hazards and potential accidents, and doing uncontrolled wheelies through intersections with pedestrians and babys clearly present.

Its all just bad PR for sportbikes.

I don't know about any of you but I've had objects thrown at me while riding carefully through downtown Barrington and Naperville. I was lucky they were just sticks thrown by kids but I can easily imagine some enraged parent tossing more than that in my direction if I was riding fool around his kids.

Heck I can see people throwing things at you just for fun to see what will happen.

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throw a hub cap at me and im throwing a mouth full of carbon fiber knuckle right back...
I'd wager that if you went down as the result of a thrown object you'd not be in the best position to get the 1st punch in. Most likely the guy who threw it probably already has made up his mind that he's going to swing 1st while you are still in shock and laying under your bike.

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Give it time, we'll be reading about him in the paper one of these days......
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I see it all the time by my house. Makes me look bad when I take my bike out because the neighbors think I'm also ripping wheelies up and down the block. It's sad because you get labeled before anybody even knows you or how you ride. Of all the groups of people that like to see wheelies, I would put parents with their kids down at the bottom along with cops. I'm all for having a good time and whatnot, but riders have to make calculated risks. Don't risk anybody elses life or property because you want to be squidly.


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I'd argue that we already take calculated risks simply by being on the road. There isn't any need to ride like a moron when you have people like this on the road:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/3...rive14.article

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ive seen a tool with no gear, full sleeve tatt on the left arm riding an R1/6 with red flames (older raven?) with a black/red micron pop a wheelie while lane splitting on rt 47. i was with anotherbend and couple of harleys and this tool kept lookin at us and wanted us to stop or something. he followed us all the way to one of the guys house and he just left when he found out that we werent goin to a biker bar or somethin.

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