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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Mon Feb 06 2012, 17:41

WHEELIE

At the risk of coming across as an old fart i get really upset when i see headlines like this - I'd love to be able to pull a wheelie but i'm afraid i am of the opinion that the public road is no place to do it. A real waste of a life, a family left grieving, other road users put at risk traumatised, not to mention the healthcare professionals and police that have to not only literally pick up the pieces but also break the news to family and fuel for the fire for those that think this is how all bikers behave and for what purpose :( such a tragic loss of life that needn't have happened.
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Post  greencat Mon Feb 06 2012, 18:38

Indeed! Please carefully understand why this thread has been posted.
We want to see you on the site as long as possible. great

After all, where else will you get support and sympathy after messing up - certainly not here! slap'ed

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Post  Rampers Mon Feb 06 2012, 19:23

Being a ex-copper on the beat I spent many a time turning up to the local hood rats falling off the scooters/mopeds after trying to preform a wheelie/stoppies(endos), standing on the seat whilst the bike is moving (wouldn't work as borehamwood is full of speed bumps) and I have to agree with you it's a waste of effort on a public road it's going to cause nothing but trouble.
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Post  mechy69 Tue Feb 07 2012, 05:15

Dont know what you mean Chris ??????????
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Post  TomCom Tue Feb 07 2012, 12:57

By SHARON PELL
Published on Wednesday 1 February 2012 11:00

A MOTORCYCLIST who died after crashing into the back of a van in Spalding had been performing a wheelie just seconds earlier.

Witnesses to the crash told an inquest on Friday how Patryk Wojtczak did not seem to realise the van was stationary on London Road as he approached at “high speed”.
Thi is POLISH person
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Tue Feb 07 2012, 13:07

tomcom wrote:By SHARON PELL
Published on Wednesday 1 February 2012 11:00

A MOTORCYCLIST who died after crashing into the back of a van in Spalding had been performing a wheelie just seconds earlier.
Thi is POLISH person

Not sure what your point is - his nationality is meaningless because he's DEAD. We have more Poles/Russians/east europeans in South Lincolnshire than most other nationalities as they work on the land.
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Post  TomCom Tue Feb 07 2012, 13:11

its just.. i post topic about i will do speed test and after that i read you topic about that polish MAN is it "sign for good" ?
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Post  SteveCat Tue Feb 07 2012, 13:29

I am pleased that the tragic article has hit home.
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Tue Feb 07 2012, 13:44

Well if its stopped one more tragedy on a road its done some good
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Post  Snowcat Tue Feb 07 2012, 15:19

I echo the above sentiment, play stations and Xbox was created to live out people's fantasies regarding living on the edge and doing things that wouldn't be possible in normal life. Let's keep this lunacy off the streets!!
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Post  TomCom Tue Feb 07 2012, 19:07

i have feeling you talking to me couse i was talking about Speed test and i have xbox on hobbies
am i right ?
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Post  0ldcat Tue Feb 07 2012, 20:08

tomcom wrote:i have feeling you talking to me couse i was talking about Speed test and i have xbox on hobbies
am i right ?
No, you are wrong.

Suzies post on the lost of this chaps life was posted the day before your speed test post.
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Post  TomCom Tue Feb 07 2012, 20:14

OLDCAT i was talking about that post
stevedj2000 wrote:I echo the above sentiment, play stations and Xbox was created to live out people's fantasies regarding living on the edge and doing things that wouldn't be possible in normal life. Let's keep this lunacy off the streets!!
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Post  SteveCat Tue Feb 07 2012, 20:20

Well if the shoe fits wear it.

I read this as a general comment, not only you, about doing dangerous things in the safety of a game, if you crash, then start the game over no harm done. Do the same thing for real, well we don't need to go there again ...
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Post  hutch2064 Tue Feb 07 2012, 21:09

as bikers theres enough idiots out there hell bent on trying to kill us, lets not give them a helping hand, lets stay safe and live to enjoy the freedom of riding our bikes !!!!
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Tue Feb 07 2012, 21:52

Here here Hutch - i've already a lost a very dear and close friend from this forum (Yorkshire Thundercat) - not his fault i hasten to add and I can honestly say there is not a week goes by when i don't still miss his silly texts and bloody awful jokes - one funeral was enough to go to i don't want to hear of any more on this forum.

Whenever there's a rideout i'm like my dad was with the Lancs in the war - i may not comment but i check regularly on the sign in posts to make sure we've not lost anyone.

Like i say, i would love to have the skill to ride fast, do wheelies etc - but i don't and i know my limitations - it's enough hassle us having to put up with the usual 'biker' comments and dodging 'blind' drivers without running the gauntlet by pulling stunts on public roads.
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Post  Snowcat Tue Feb 07 2012, 23:30

tomcom wrote:i have feeling you talking to me couse i was talking about Speed test and i have xbox on hobbies
am i right ?
No Tom The comment wasn't meant for you, it was merely my personal concern that people are relating what they do on these games to "getting away with it" in the real world. Young people find it difficult to differentiate between "the game" and real life but in the words of Eminem " Life ain't no Nintendo game"!!

Take it how you will.
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Tue Feb 07 2012, 23:37

stevedj2000 wrote: Young people

lol - you've made me feel really old Smile
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Post  TomCom Wed Feb 08 2012, 00:06

i am 28
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Post  Rosco Wed Feb 08 2012, 00:22

Suzi is old enough to be your mother. Shocked
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Post  Ezzy's Mum! Wed Feb 08 2012, 07:55

Thank you Ross! -but you're right (just) my 'baby' was 21 last Sunday. Shocked
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Post  TomCom Wed Feb 08 2012, 10:12

age is nothing
all about who you are inside.
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Post  Snowcat Wed Feb 08 2012, 10:29

tomcom wrote:age is nothing
all about who you are inside.

Until your mind is telling you things and your body/eyesight/reflexes can't keep up. What was the line from Officer and a Gentleman.. "your mouths writing cheques your arse can't cash"!!

I used to run a 10k in under 50 minutes, mind still willing, ability ..... rofl
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Post  TomCom Wed Feb 08 2012, 11:32

on bikes everyone is same Smile
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Post  Snowcat Wed Feb 08 2012, 11:40

tomcom wrote:on bikes everyone is same Smile
Simply not true, your reflexes, eyesight, mental agility, etc all deteriorate as we get older. The only saving grace is many older bikers are indeed wiser and more able to anticipate conditions etc and so the need for sharpness is lessened slightly but there is still a tipping point.

The argument is the older you are and the longer you have ridden the better equipped you should be to deal with what the road throws at you. (unless a brainless idiot in a car is what's thrown at you Smile )

Stay safe out there everyone, especially if you must commute in this inclement weather, or you're stupid enough to go out in it by choice like me!!
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