didn't think you were, but I was reading this item on Jalopnik yesterday and there were a bunch of people that seem to think that just because you ride a bike it's an excuse for poor behavior. It isn't.Bad choice for the title, I wasn't endorsing the biker's actions.
Being part of an accident and not stopping to see if people are ok is a dick move regardless as to whether you ride a bike or drive a car. It's also illegal and the stupidest kind of illegal, one with very little moral justification and does not benefit anybody involved including the runner (even if he "gets away" he still has a damaged bike to pay for and injury on his conscience).I'm surprised theres so much hate for the rider. The sedan came into the hov lane and cut off the mc. Big deal he kicked the car causing zero damage. One guy is in a car and another is exposed. If a car carelessly fucks with my life, I get pretty upset. Thats one thing that gets me fuming-road rage against motorcyclists. Its happened to me before and it is scary shit when you realize that a driver basically has enough anger in them to do something that could quite possibly kill you.
If that were me riding I would have left the car driver behind to hopefully burn.
Yeah I suppose he should have tended to to the guy in the truck.
WTF, you mean the person you just tried to kill by startling them into a crash. I doubt seriously fear of his life would have made a good defense when he was the initial aggressor. If you are in fear of your life in that situation you pull into a crowded parking lot and call the police or drive to the Police station to report it, did he do any of these? No, he's a piece of shit that gives all bikers a bad rap.I think if the hit and run ever became a legal issue for the rider he could legitimately argue he didn't stop because he feared for his safety. Seriously why is he required to return to a person who a minute ago just tried to kill him? and now may be even more pissed off?
You should have read the story after watching the vid. Authorities are looking for the biker, who apparently didn't stick around or make a call. They are investigating it as a road rage hit and run. If it was edited it was sped up at the end cause it looked to me like the biker hit full throttle and was high tailing it out of there.Something about this video that they dont show (creative editing?). What happened to provoke the biker that we didnt see? I cant imagine he was just being a dick, but maybe. My guess is that the car switched into the HOV lane without looking (which lets be honest, that shit happens daily) and almost hit the biker. Im not condoning the riders reaction, but I cannot in good conscious say that I have never wanted to do that to some ass hat that almost killed me, but I have restraint so I dont do that. That being said, he shoudl have stopped, bt maybe he did and the video is just edited to make it look like he didnt.
Another dipshit that gives bikes a bad name and makes the case against lanesplitting.This motorcyclist was caught knocking off mirrors, supposedly speeding at over 100 mph, and has pending charges of driving recklessly on a California highway. Unfortunately for him, his hooligan antics were caught by a CHP helicopter leading police units on the ground straight to his home.
He was probably on some forum where some internet tough guy was bragging about kicking someones door after being cutoff.deadspin-quote-carrot-aligned-w-bgr-2
Another dipshit that gives bikes a bad name and makes the case against lanesplitting.
Also, reminder: this is why you don't kick a car when on a bike:
or otherwise road rage:
seriously, if you are already on a bike you are superior to your caged brethren. Why stoop to their level?