Let him take that skill to a race track where he is expected to break speed records, to do that on an open highway with people who have no idea they signed up for that risk when they left their homes that morning is not only criminal, it's homicidal. He deserves serious prison time for being such a threat to the unsuspecting public whose many lives he threatened in that 2 minute video.
Back in the mid 70's during the time of the muscle cars, I was driving to Harrisburg PA to see my girlfriend for the weekend, in my 72 Skylark. It was around 6:00 AM somewhere in NY State on the wide open highway where I was the only car on the road. I saw it as a good time to make time so I took a good long look in both my rear view mirror and my side mirror to insure I was alone before speeding up to 80 miles an hour.
Seeing that no cars were behind me AT ALL, I started to increase my speed from 70 to 80, by the time I got to 75 mph, in what was mere seconds after checking my mirrors, a NY State Trooper passed me on my left like I was standing still. He had to be going at least 130 mph if he was moving at all. What scared and shocked me so much was that just seconds before I looked and saw that nobody was behind me for as far back as I could see. Then, without warning this car passed me. Had I decided to change lanes upon seeing that I was alone, I wouldn't be typing this post right now and my life would have ended in the mid 70's. That cop was as irresponsible as the bike rider in question since he should have considered that I could have changed lanes for any reason at all, or for no reason at all.
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There is no doubt that the moron knows how to handle a bike but it should have been in an area where it's legal to drive at those speeds...like a race track. We have them here. I'm sure Victoria has them as well.
However I stand by my point. In my 30 years both riding sports bikes and driving cars, I have witnessed considerably more accidents caused by distracted car drivers than I ever have with bikes ridden at speed.
I believe that at least the rider must have been focused on the task in hand to even consider riding in this foolhardy way.
How many reading this forum have driven an entire journey at some time and then had difficulty remembering everything about it. Each of these forgotten seconds was a potential accident.
If you have ridden sports bikes at anything approaching these speeds (say on track) then you will understand the level of concentration required.
Jail time for this is just not the answer, education is.
My opinion--idiot is an idiot is an idiot, regardless if he/she drives a car or rides a bike.
If you guys think that this video is crazy, I invite you to drive in Poland. Drivers there are total idiots, passing cars and pushing others off the road. The rule of thumb, I guess, is the more expensive and powerful car, the bigger idiot behind the wheel.
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Drivers like the motorcyclist this thread is about are rare. There's a reason for that: most distracted drivers survive their accidents.
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There was a case in the US where an elderly driver killed two motorcyclists. He was charged with failure to yield to right of way or something similar. Less than $100 fine. What a justice to the families of the victims.
But a fast motorcycle rider is a menace, huh?
Idiots like this rider are few and far between, thank god. Distracted drivers yaking on their cell phones, shaving, eating breakfast, and putting on make up are, unfortunately for the rest of us, common.
Edit: let's not forget texting, reading books, reading maps, changing wardrobe, watching movies, checking on kids in the rear seat of the car, sipping cold beer, smoking marijuana, and so on...
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