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MountainMan 19 Apr 2012 21:09

Highway Riding at 299km/hour
 
victoria highway run 299km - YouTube

Anybody seen this? Some crazy kid, 25 years old, 25 previous infractions riding on the highway near Victoria and was stupid enough to post the video on youtube. The cops now have the bike, next up have to prove it was the kid riding.

banditderek 20 Apr 2012 05:07

This is gonna cause haters to come at me. Good for this guy. There are too many rules out there. This is what fast bikes are for. Whats the point of having a 300kph bike if you only ever do the speed limit. The law is in an ever increasing strangle grip of its citizens, in any country, and its nice to see someone willing to give them the finger. And it looked like he had some talent too, swift and clean through the cars, consistent throttle. Good rider.

Threewheelbonnie 20 Apr 2012 07:04

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Originally Posted by banditderek (Post 376126)
This is gonna cause haters to come at me. .

Not from me. The whole concept of a speed limit is stupid. 80 mph on a bright sunny Sunday morning with not a car in sight, vehicle designed for 150 mph and recently serviced and checked over by the governments own inspectors, driver/rider has been doing this for 30 years: Illegal in the UK. 29 mph in freezing fog, black ice on the road, outside a school, fifty year old vehicle, hasn't seen any mechanical professional for 11 months but still meets safety standards set in 1937, driver passed the test the day before: Can't touch you until some kiddie is already dead.

Andy

RTWbyBIKE.com 20 Apr 2012 07:45

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Originally Posted by MountainMan (Post 376071)
victoria highway run 299km - YouTube

Anybody seen this? Some crazy kid, 25 years old, 25 previous infractions riding on the highway near Victoria and was stupid enough to post the video on youtube. The cops now have the bike, next up have to prove it was the kid riding.

Stupidity in action! If he does that on a racetrack or in any other "closed" circuit I am fine with that, but if he does this on an public/open street it is just madness. If he kills himself who cares but on a public street he could kill anybody.

It is just a luck factor nothing to do with driving skills etc... This guy (s) should be looked away for long time to make the streets safer and because he put a bad light on all motorcycle drivers and travelers!

My opinion to that (and I am from Germany where you can do such madness legal on most highways).

cheers

Drwnite 20 Apr 2012 07:54

Dipstick
 
There is no denying the bloke riding the bike is a hotplate short of a BBQ !

Now before you start jumping up and down, I too have ridden on public roads at 300 K's +. The difference is, Halfabbq in the video is passing umpteen cars that would not see him comming at that speed, lucky he's not mincemeat. When I was stupid enough to do it it was leagal, on the NT roads anyway.


I also agree 100% about being over goverened. Once our open speed limits were abolished and we got a licence point system to boot ! CLAIR MARTIN our then chief minister saw to that. Not only did the road toll double there after the £&%* promptly up and left town. Nice one, good on ya......

What ever happend to the backbone ?

docsherlock 20 Apr 2012 09:52

Tit short of an udder, that bloke.

Don't suppose he'll last long, in or out of jail.

Scrabblebiker 20 Apr 2012 14:20

This happened on a highway which I ride and drive several days each week. The video ended just past my exit, a few blocks from my home. This is in a small relaxed city of 400,000 people, during rush hour. A city where people do not expect this kind of driving.

His actions were stupid, irresponsible and downright sociopathic. If someone wants to ride fast and take the risk of offing oneself, find a deserted road somewhere and go for it. Better yet, go to the race track. I've ridden fast myself but this is simply inexcusable. A 500lb bike/rider combination at 300 km/h can be downright lethal to others (I don't care what happens to the perpetrator) in the event of a collision.

The mother, who is the registered owner of the bike, has now been fined a total of over $1400 and the bike has been seized. The police is now working at permanently confiscating the bike under BC's Civil Forfeiture law.

Good work Saanich Police! The majority of bikers do not support this sociopath, even though most of us believe that the speed limits are too low.


...Michelle

John Downs 20 Apr 2012 17:37

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Originally Posted by Drwnite (Post 376133)
There is no denying the bloke riding the bike is a hotplate short of a BBQ !

Good one Darwinite. Love those Ozzyisms.

An interesting sidenote. We have an award named after your fair city.

This lad hasn't won the Darwin award yet. But with 25 offenses and over riding his brakes by 100-200 kph he's an odds on favorite to win it soon.

With recidivism like that, there is little chance of reform. Just one car changing lanes suddenly will likely be the end for this thrill seeker.

Cheers,
John Downs

MountainMan 20 Apr 2012 21:17

Interesting. I hadn't thought that this specific incident would for some people trigger the thought that we are over regulated with speed limits.

For me, that's a different issue. I'm not super keen on the idea of having to ride at 100km on a wide open highway, but can appreciate that travelling at 199km over the posted speed limit in traffic is downright insane.

Victoria is a slow paced small city filled with a lot of blue haired retirees. The good thing about the province of B.C. is that is a huge place (about a million square kilometres). If a person really wants to ride their bike fast, head out out of town or better yet leave the southern part of the province.

There are only 4.5 million people in the whole province and once you head into the interior, there is almost no population. Riding at over the speed limit there is your own choice as you are only putting yourself in danger (and perhaps the local moose or deer population).

Over regulation is probably a valid debate in these less populated areas where you'll be on an open highway and the limit stays at 100kmh, or 110kmh max with nary a vehicle or person to pass for many a kilometre. In populated areas, the speed limits serve a few purposes including saving lives.

markharf 20 Apr 2012 23:08

This is a funny thread. Those who want to make a stand on their god-given right to ride as fast as they please can probably find a better standard-bearer than this particular rider. Acting like a jackass is your right provided you can do so without endangering others (or costing significant money for law enforcement, hospital bills, disability and re-training benefits, burial fees, or hiring someone to hose down the pavement when it's covered with his blood, gore and bone fragments).

This guy fails to qualify on any number of counts. How skilled a rider he is (or not) has not even the faintest bearing on on his status as a total jackass. Nor does it have bearing on what a total jackass anyone else doing anything remotely similar is.

IMHO, of course. Mountain Man puts it more politely than I (as usual!).

Mark

freedomseeker 20 Apr 2012 23:41

i am all for fast riding on tracks etc but on roads like that he will kill someone, yes the police have got the bike and also a shed load of video to persuade the powers that be to bring more legislation down on the motorcycling world ???

Good Rider NO in no way anyone can ride on the stop on roads like that weaving all over the road, on a track hed probally get outbraked on the first bend then spend the rest of the race catching up :thumbdown: sorry but no skill or class just mindless riding with no reguard of others

Drwnite 21 Apr 2012 03:11

Halfabbq
 
I’m not at all surprised this thread has sparked some interesting comments.

Cheers JD ;-)

It costs us all, I'd be willing to bet some no-life sitting in an office somewhere will up the ante on statistics and we all suffer as a consequence, more road rules, anti bike legislation, more speed cameras, higher insurance premiums ect, ect, ect. BEWDY !

Riding skills ? IMO he couldn’t ride a 3 wheeler with pedals & training wheels. As Barry Sheene said about Norik Abe when going round the outside of Mick Doohan “Ahh dont worry about it. He doesn’t know how much it hurts yet”

The only funny thing about Halfabbq’s stunt would be seeing the look on his face when he’s confronted with phrases to the tune of, “were gona play mommies n daddies” en route to the big house with the rest of the window lickers.

John Downs 21 Apr 2012 03:45

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Originally Posted by Drwnite (Post 376258)
The only funny thing about Halfabbq’s stunt would be seeing the look on his face when he’s confronted with phrases to the tune of, “were gona play mommies n daddies” en route to the big house with the rest of the window lickers.

Made me laugh.

I've got to get to Darwin so I can get some learning. You have a way with the English language.

Too funny.

Cheers,
John Downs

Threewheelbonnie 21 Apr 2012 09:09

The charge should be Dangerous riding/driving, the number on the speedo is just a catch all for lazy cops and law makers. Do those who support the speeding laws actually believe the fool in the video would be safe at the speed limit? I'd say his attention level would be so poor he'd be just as likely to kill someone.

Andy

Scrabblebiker 21 Apr 2012 09:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by freedomseeker (Post 376240)
i am all for fast riding on tracks etc but on roads like that he will kill someone, yes the police have got the bike and also a shed load of video to persuade the powers that be to bring more legislation down on the motorcycling world ???

Our provincial leader, Christy Clark, was interviewed on TV about this incident and was asked if there should be restrictions placed on what types of bikes should be allowed to operate on our roads. Thankfully she quickly ruled out any further legislation. But you do bring up a very valid point. Idiots like this and those who believe he's some sort of hero are at least partly to blame for more and more legislation being introduced.


...Michelle


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