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Wish I could have been there...

A driver was assaulted by a group of motorcyclists who apparently followed him off the 91 Freeway into downtown Riverside on Sunday afternoon, according to a police report.

The victim, who was not identified by name, was treated for injuries at the scene of the assault on Mission Inn Avenue, which was reported about 1 p.m., Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback said.


https://www.pe.com/2018/01/07/motorcyclists-assault-driver-in-downtown-riverside-police-say/

Ride on,

J~

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For the record, these guys do not represent motorcyclists.

http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/watch-a-woman-pull-a-gun-on-the-asshole-riders-who-atta-1770573474

Ride on,

J~

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Take a look.  It's well worth it.  I think those are VFR 400s.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCz_ke_PS38

Cool how they pick their bikes back up with such confidence.  Training shows. 

My favorite is #214.  She rides like the wind!  (On a blustery day...)

Ride on,

J~

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This is certainly interesting.

Police in riot gear cleared hundreds of dirt bikers, bicyclists and onlookers from Reisterstown Road near Druid Hill Park Sunday evening, claiming the crowd had become unruly and thrown rocks at officers.

A dirt bike was seized and some cars were towed, but no one was injured and no arrests were made, police said. The police Foxtrot helicopter circled overhead, ordering people to leave the area or risk having their cars towed before police cars parked in the street and officers spilled out in body armor and holding shields. The crowd dispersed without incident.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-dirt-bikes-20150809-story.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/police-clear-hundreds-of-dirt-bikers-from-baltimore-street/2015/08/10/473da0fc-3f4e-11e5-b2c4-af4c6183b8b4_story.html

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2015/08/09/police-in-riot-gear-attempt-to-clear-large-crowd-of-dirt-bikers-in-baltimore/

Ride on,

J~

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Video here - http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9aa_1437592878

I am amused.  What bike is that?

Ride on,

J~

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Apparently we're doing it wrong...

Trizzle’s Take – Sportbikes Are Terrible

http://www.motorcycle.com/features/trizzles-take-sportbikes-are-terrible.html

It's been said for a while now, and our latest test really brought this point to light: if you’re one of the roughly 98% of people who buy a contemporary sportbike – any of them – and ride it solely on the street, if you ask me, you bought the wrong bike.

I laughingly agree with him because he, too, is getting old...

Ride on,

J~

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I saw this in someone's feed on FB and thought it was worth sharing.

There's a lot to be learned from it.  What I find interesting is that we humans continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzqsGJXcLJc

Ride on,

J~

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Tales of the Road / Bikers ain't all bad... Video
« on: 06/09/15 06:55PM »
With all the bad press we've been getting lately, this seems appropriate...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zn7ZGyhC9bY

These guys save a turtle, a dog, a kitten, Oreos (Super Jaymez!), some ducks, a lamb, etc, etc.

Ride on,

J~

P.S. If someone wants to embed it, I'd appreciate it.

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I ran across this on another forum.  It's a data overlay program for videos.  It looks pretty cool and very useful.  And it's free!

Track video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9UK_fGFKpE
Crash video.  Watch the red ball! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfOSOqQvwig

You can add just about any data that you can record to a video with it.  If you're racing, you could add in your heart-rate to get an idea of exactly where on the track your scareds are.  While canyon riding you could add in your speed, g-force measurements, scareds, acceleration rate, etc.  Whatever you want.

http://www.dashware.net/

Ride on,

J~

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Tales of the Road / The incident thread
« on: 06/06/15 08:09AM »
I thought it might be a good idea to have a thread where we can post up traffic incidents and hopefully learn something from them.  Here's the latest.

I had an incident of sorts on the way to the Cycle Gear bike night last night.

Splitting lanes on the 405 north (between lanes 1 and 2) on the way to the carpool lane a guy in a black Mercedes BFD-450 SUV put the squeeze on me.  Only doing about five over traffic, I was able to slide by and glanced back at him.  I entered the carpool lane as planned a little later. 

Traffic came to a stop a mile or so up the road so I glanced in my right rear view to make sure that the guy behind me had gotten the memo.  At about that time, that very same black Mercedes BFD-450 slid up next to me on my left.  His bumper was a foot or so ahead of my front tire and he must have been close to touching the center divider on his left.  Passive aggressive much?  (If we can share with them, then I guess it's okay for them to share with us.)  His passenger (a little old lady,) was as inscrutable as he was.

I made show of pulling forward and memorizing his plate number.  A British Colombia plate number 398-LCG.  He hung back a little more after that and left me alone.  Considering his ancestral origins, I wonder if he was a distant cousin to Alexian Lien...

Lessons learned?  Perhaps it wasn't such a good idea to give him the stink-eye when he squeezed me and it's a good practice to give someone like that extra attention until they can no longer get at me...

Got an incident that we can learn something from?  Post it up!

Ride on,

J~

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Here's a pretty good article on stunting and theft.  I can't testify as to it's accuracy.  I'm sure Jeremy can clarify some things.

Unlike the Hell’s Angels or the Mongols, hard-core outlaw motorcycle gangs with long histories of violent crime, these clubs cater more to thrill seekers and part-time scofflaws.

http://www.lamag.com/longform/gone-30-seconds/

Ride on,

J~

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An Ariel Atom and a friend on a bike get a rude wake-up call in the canyons outside of LA.

Iirc this is on Mulholland Drive.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/videos/a25235/this-is-why-you-dont-screw-around-on-public-roads/

Video here -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzMTvgx3R5I

My opinion?  The guy on the bike was substituting horsepower for skill and balls for brains.  He doesn't look to be all that as a rider.  Especially seeing his reaction to the obstacle in the road.

I don't ride that way in the canyons no more...

Ride on,

J~

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Miscellaneous / Looking for a Dell Dimension 4600
« on: 04/29/15 07:06PM »
I know it's a reach, but today's power outage did Bonnie's desktop in. 

It's either the power supply, switch, or motherboard.  (I just don't get it, it's only twelve years old!)

Regardless, if you have one that you're interested in parting with, let me know.  No hard drive is needed.  I'll scavenge what I need and set the rest aside.

'Pute on,

J~

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This has me cracking up.  It's nice to have someone to admire.

"CHICKASHA, Okla. — A high speed motorcycle chase came to an end when a concerned citizen took matters into his own hands.

It was an intense game of chicken in Chickasha, where a Kansas man named Floyd Briggs came out on top.

The chase began near 8th and Iowa, and ended across the street from Briggs.

Police had pursued a motorcycle for some time, as the driver, Michael Coppedge, weaved through city streets and alleys."

Video here - http://kfor.com/2015/04/27/i-gotta-stop-this-guy-before-he-hurts-a-little-kid-civilian-stands-in-street-to-end-motorcycle-chase/

Ride on,

J~

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Terrifying video shows biker gang as they pop wheelies, swerve into oncoming traffic and drive without headlights to avoid cop cars - and cause one horrific crash

I saw some references to this incident on FB.  Looks like the news made it across the pond.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2851876/Terrifying-video-shows-biker-gang-pop-wheelies-swerve-oncoming-traffic-drive-without-headlights-avoid-cop-cars-cause-one-horrific-crash.html

Ride on,

J~

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