crotch rockets and teens

crotch rockets and teens

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Jacobsons bikini

Westmont, IL

#1 Jul 20, 2007
Anyone out there notice how many teens and young adul
ts are riding around on crotch rockets this summer? If you have one or know someone who does, please reply. Just wondering if there are as many as there seem to be.

“Got to repel the liberal horde”

Since: May 07

United States

#2 Jul 20, 2007
I ride a metric cruiser (Harley Davidson wannabe) and have been riding various motorcycles for 30 years. I've never ridden a crotch rocket because they don't look remotely comfortable. I like to cruise for distances and although speed is fun its not important to me. The young, irresponsible dipshits you see on crotch rockets with half-dressed chicks wearing sandals clinging to them for their lives are the ones that make other motorcyclists look bad. Sure its fun to look at the half-dressed chicks but if that bike goes down just once she won't look so good, anymore. I see way too many inexperienced kids racing around on those sport bikes and when they get hurt or killed my mother-in-law always mentions it to me (she thinks motorcycles are dangerous). My first question to her is, "What was the driver doing when he got hurt/killed?" If you're sitting at a red light and get rear-ended, that's dangerous. If you strap yourself to a rocket and show off for the chicks, you're gonna get hurt. I'd rather be cruising along with a hot chick on the back then have a paramedic shoveling what's left of us into an ambulance.
trainguy438

United States

#3 Nov 25, 2007
i had a rocket for 9 years. i have road 50 or more thousand miles on the same bike. wheelies, stoppies, you name it. The only problem if ever had is with other people. they pull out in front of you or cut you off. the majority of accidents i hear off or see have nothing to due with the rider. people are not aware or don't see the biker. off course the younger biker usually gets blamed.

“Got to repel the liberal horde”

Since: May 07

United States

#4 Nov 26, 2007
Yes, you have a point that there are a lot of people in cages (cars) who don't see motorcycles. They're way too busy talking on the phone, eating, drinking, doing their make-up, shaving, and picking their noses to be concerned with who else is on the road. Normal traffic, itself, is pretty stressful without being distracted by someone doing wheelies and stoppies in the next lane. If you are performing stunts on your bike in traffic and get hurt, I don't feel the least bit sorry for you. I drive my motorcycle very defensively. I assume that people in front of me are going to do the most ridiculous sh!t they possibly can, and they usually do. Take your stunts off the street and you have my sympathy when you get hurt.
Wilmington Ron

Lombard, IL

#5 Nov 27, 2007
I defend anyones right to ride a bike as long as they do it within the law. My problem is that I have seen too many on motorcycles and scooters zigzag in and out of traffic, ride on teh shoulder to pass, etc. I realize that we cannot condemn all for the stupidity of some, but remember too that not all of us in the cars are eating and talking on the phone. As long as cars, truck, motorcyles, etc obey the traffic laws we should all be able to share the road.
JR in Crest Hill wrote:
Yes, you have a point that there are a lot of people in cages (cars) who don't see motorcycles. They're way too busy talking on the phone, eating, drinking, doing their make-up, shaving, and picking their noses to be concerned with who else is on the road. Normal traffic, itself, is pretty stressful without being distracted by someone doing wheelies and stoppies in the next lane. If you are performing stunts on your bike in traffic and get hurt, I don't feel the least bit sorry for you. I drive my motorcycle very defensively. I assume that people in front of me are going to do the most ridiculous sh!t they possibly can, and they usually do. Take your stunts off the street and you have my sympathy when you get hurt.
SuperDave

United States

#6 Aug 21, 2009
I am 23 Years old and ride a 2007 Gsxr 600. I think a lot of "kids" in my age group do not know how to ride in traffic and they due try to show off all the time and get hurt or killed because of it. I meet every Thursday at the bike meet and show off in the parking lot but never on a road with traffic. Now if I am the only one on the road I may play a little but never in traffic.
roadking

Glendale Heights, IL

#7 Aug 23, 2009
trainguy438 wrote:
i had a rocket for 9 years. i have road 50 or more thousand miles on the same bike. wheelies, stoppies, you name it. The only problem if ever had is with other people. they pull out in front of you or cut you off. the majority of accidents i hear off or see have nothing to due with the rider. people are not aware or don't see the biker. off course the younger biker usually gets blamed.
I used to ride a ZX11 for years, now I have a Harley, so I know both sides. If a car pulls out in front of you because they think you are doing the speed limit and have plenty of time, and you are doing 20 or 30 mph over the limit it is not the cars fault!
BILL

United States

#8 Sep 11, 2009
I ride a kawasaki zx6r (2008). i am not a stunter. I have muscled up a wheelie or two in my time but not much and not in traffic. I have raced cars and other bikes late at night in deserted areas. I ride the speed limit 99% of the time. when me and my group go ride, my goal is that all of us go home upright and walking.
we all wear full gear helmets, jacket, chest protector, back protector, pants, gloves and gaerne boots.

people in cars and trucks are the most dangerous to bikers.

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