1.02.2009

Motorcycle Death Count

It had become pretty quiet but there was a doozy this morning in Bedford. At least the guy in the car was alright. Link.

20 comments:

SpoonerStreet said...

Why anyone would want a motorcycle is beyond me.

SpoonerStreet said...

Why anyone would want a motorcycle escapes me. I see the inherent logical reasons, but the evidence against owning one is piled way too high for me.

Anonymous said...

Had a friend who used to call them "murdercycles"! He also said "Buy one for your son for his LAST birthday!".

Anonymous said...

Most of these accidents are caused by seriously neglegent motorcycle owners!
I cant tell you how many older guys have bought a bike and end up killed or mamed as they drive them like they are cars and never look around @ all!
Then there are those kids who convince mom and dad to buy them a street bike and mom and dad are cluless as to the power to weight ratio that the 600 cc or better still 1000cc bikes are all about serious muscle 185 H.P is more than most cars offer these days and the weight is down to about 375 lbs plus most can do 100 mph in first gear! Death comes fast at these ratio's! Most dont wear the proper gear and most ride over confidently! Stupid STUNTS in wrong locations are a bad combo also!
Then there is the Fool on a HARLEY with these ridiculious APE HANGER handle bars....lol what a joke absolutly no scnece this guy has as there is absolutly NO FUNCTION/CONTROL is totally gone! SPIKES and twisted sharp shards of chromed metal "decoration" Ive seen some real dangerous decoration out there...And fringe is never a good thing tassels hanging from the grips I even saw a HOME MADE set of crash bars the other day that I couldnt belive they were made of an ROT IRON fence that had the twist bar and the ends were sharpend to a point of unimaginable sharpness! I laughed at the guy when he got on it to drive off I asked him if he was "MAD" I mean seriously? He couldnt belive I was seriosly asking him or if I was kidding? I said you must be joking? He acted as if he didnt hear me! UNREAL the SH*T out there! I could go on and on about the lack of comon scence most of these wanna be "bikers" !!! Stupid is as stupid does mama always say's

epic said...

Now WHERE did I put that red pen? (mutter, grumble, grump)

SpoonerStreet said...

+1 epic.

But don't you know your aren't supposed to use red anymore? It hurts their feelings. You are supposed to use a softer color, like purple.

Anonymous said...

We should encourage more retards to ride crotch rockets. Sort of thin the herd and get a lot of cool news as a sideshow. That might be good for the environment, too. You know, that global warming thing.

epic said...

Spooner-About ten years ago one of my students commented about my use of a green pen, “Who cares what color it is? Wrong is wrong.” I love kids.

Anonymous said...

10:35 maybe you will gow up someday and get a job and bye you a big ol harley with all that chrome and quite being jellous of everbody else that own one and Im sure you will be one of the morron you spoke of in you committ.until then why dont you off your parent computer and get a job and start saving your money so you can buy you one of those big ol hog.

SpoonerStreet said...

Oh geez...Red Pen just ran out of ink. Switching to sad face stamp.

epic said...

Oh geez, I believe I just had a stroke...

I came back here because I wanted a break from grading essays, and I am developing a new appreciation for my ninth grade students. Sixty to go...

Anonymous said...

HOG is right! Musta stepped on a hoof 10:35 ! However you are correct as I too have seen some outlandish crap adorning a few Harleys that would place both rider and passenger in serious jepordy.

One was a pitchfork sissy bar and the other was a miniture German helmet (spike included) on the suicide gear shift lever.Like that wont impale you. And @ nut level too OUCH can you imagine?

I ride both style and I can testify to what you state as fact! My Harley isnt studded or fringed out ! By the way I can go one better with the crash bars I saw a bike with oilfield sucker rod long enought to make the kickstand obsolite and the ends of the bars had spear type ends also sharp!

Hows that for dangerous?

mzchief said...

*OTFLOLHysterically*
The grammartainment value of some of these comments is PRICELESS. I am handing out "A"s for grammar, spelling and punctuation creativity.

*StillLOLHysterically*

Anonymous said...

Us that ride really don't care if you approve or not. Been riding for 25 years and will continue to do so. You can sit at your desk and die a slow death, if you want. Not much of a life if you ask me. I also cuss, drink beer and have tattoos. So let your childish insults begin. I'm waiting.

Anonymous said...

To those of you "grading our essay's" and worried about the grammatical correctness, punctuation and spelling etc etc!

I can state here without a doubt that if the ship you happen to be on is sinking you had better hope my ass is onboard or if you are involved in a major catostrophic event of sometype requiring my vast knowdlege and or skills you wont be worried about grading my english or lack of properly structured sentence!
I might not be able to spell but I am smart enought to be able to understand what others are attempting to say here as I am able to read bettwen the lines. I also have seen others like "the Import" who does extreamly well for only 3 years of being in the U.S.A. lets see you go there and learn russian as well in 3 years! then there are those whom have had med conditions such as the gent that passed away a few months back others who might have had a stroke.
An 8th grade edu was all I really got too if truth be known Tho I did get an G.E.D. and even some colledge I am an much older man whom again could probably teach those whom are HIGH and MIGHTY with the pen a few of lifes lessons that no amount of pensmenship would help in the least!
So laugh out loud and hee haw all the while knowing that some of us wernt fortunate enoguht to get the "proper amount of education due to the era or the times or geological disadvantage. But be assured that I have more than likly forgotten more knowledge than you have in both your collective lives EVER WROTE DOWN!
Hee Haw over this poorly written rebuttel all you wish.I am man enought to take it and broad mineded enought to know just how actually simple and narrowminded you Grammatically correct and word perfect....perfect people you arnt!

epic said...

9:49
When people, in any venue, get on their high horses and begin to lecture others in the manner that 10:35 and 1:40 chose, they are not taken seriously if their message is so garbled that one has to "read between the lines" to figure out the message. (By the way-my comment about "grading essays" was about the actual student essays I'm in the process of grading...)

For those who do wish to be taken seriously, and understand their limitations, I suggest typing messages into a Word document, hitting "spell check," and copying and pasting into the comment box. We learn from immediate feedback, and while the program for checking spelling and grammar is far from perfect, it will catch many errors and give the writer the opportunity to learn. Just because one did not have the same educational advantages as others, does not mean that learning has to cease.

Anonymous said...

Oh I didnt know as I wasnt paying attention to the fact the you are seriously GRADING students...lol As for the spell check I am not applying for a job and dont really care about using it as this is just for fun and not intended to impress anyone as for learning I am always learning daily! thanks for correcting me no offence yaken by any of this,,, its just fun to get on here and write esp at my age!

epic said...

Blast. Hate it when I make a comma error. Especially when I'm pontificating.

Anonymous said...

Why is it so often the opinion of the motorcycle crowd that riding one is so much better than riding in a car? By that logic, riding a bicycle is even better and the ultimate "badass" experience would be just to walk, I guess. You get maximum exposure to the open road that way.

Anonymous said...

Why do you writers want me dead, just because I ride a bike? I'm not sure I understand this logic. Make your explanation is simple, because I am somewhat retarded.