Trainee Sport Tourer
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Piedmont, North Carolina
Idiots On Motorcycles
I took the FJR on a short trip over to the Robbinsville NC area and four times over the last two days, I have had displayed to me that some people on bikes are idiots.
I stayed in Tellico Plains and after dinner Wednesday, I went up 68 South just to see what was there. Turned out to be a nice winding road up the mountain but due to it being nearly dark I didn't go very far. As I was headed back down, I saw a headlight fast approaching from behind. It was a guy on a HD and he was must have been going 90 mph or more. Unlike me, I suppose he's immune to animals on the road.
On my return trip, I ran the BRP to Ashville then got on I40 East. On three separate occasions on I40 in different towns, I had a HD rider pass me. Traffic was bumper to bumper in both lanes through the towns in each case and running 70-75 MPH. I saw no option but to keep my distance from the cars and wait it out but that wasn't acceptable to the HD riders because they all passed me wide open, went between the cars ahead of us then took an offramp up ahead.
I suppose all of them are now boasting to their friends about smoking the dude on the crotch rocket.
It's no wonder accident statistics are so high for motorcycles.