Glad you posted it as I couldn't read it. Yeah, the guy has issues. Any one that wants to open a door on a filtering bike is just a jerk. What difference could it possibly make to him? He's just mad cause the bike is moving and he's not. Typical reaction of a loser, "if someone's doing something I don't like, even if it doesn't affect me, they must be stopped, maybe even killed."basilbug said:I had to print or show this cuz they pulled it!!! There are several motorcycle webs sites e-mailing and calling in to complain, and they pulled it.
Mr Simpson displays and encourages all the abberant social tendencies to be expected of a frustrated coward bent on retribution for some imagined act against him. His approach of opening a door on filtering motorcycles is the act of a cretin indulging in a hissy fit. Perhaps he doesn't understand that a bike is more stable with a little speed on it.basilbug said:Airing of grievances
1. Motorcycles. Why are these things street legal? I challenge anyone out there to remember a time they saw a motorcycle that was driving the speed limit and adhering to all traffic laws.
When I see them, they are usually going about 120 mph down I-35E, weaving in and out of lanes like those white lines are just there for show.
Nothing irks me more than sitting in dense 5 p.m. or Friday traffic, only to see a motorcycle driving between the rows of cars, going about 40 mph. I want so badly to open my car door just before they reach me.
I'll never forget the time I was driving down the George Bush around 10 p.m., when all of a sudden scorching down the road were not only about five motorcycles driving erratically, but they were all riding on their back tires. Popping a wheelie while doing 80 mph down a public roadway: stupid.
I remember telling the TV, "I'll look out for them as soon as they start obeying traffic laws." I'm still waiting, so in my eyes, they are fair game.
Our police officers do a good job, I just hope they pay a little extra attention to the wheelie-popping idiots that are making the roadways dangerous for all of us."
Very well said bounce. Several other motorcycle web sites have also said the same thing. They told the paper if a door opends up on them, the paper is liable and will be sued. You don't even know where to start with this jerk. There are so many things I caould say, but I just kept it real simple.bounce said:His article was pulled some time yesterday. That didn't keep me from writing a letter to his bosses once I got home. I casually mentioned how he and his paper might be considered accessories to any criminal act their readers might perpetrate against a motorcyclists.
Geez Lenz, I'm a gun nut and that article sounds spooky to me. I guess it just seems like a logical fallacy that I could ever be in a situation where I needed to be firing WHILE riding the motorcycle. I mean, I could outrun almost any vehicle on the planet on my kid's XR...lenz said: