#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, July 9th, 2013 12:23
#2 By: Acer Platanoides , July 9th, 2013 12:55
Her daughter makes a dumb mistake, and the rider makes a dangerous choice, and the driver chooses to address the former. What a world.
#3 By: BKDotCom, July 9th, 2013 13:16
Looks like viral marketing attempt for helmet cam.
#4 By: Ken, July 9th, 2013 13:20
Seems kind of ungrateful how she immediately dumped it out.
#5 By: Andy, July 9th, 2013 13:21
I have to admit, I've walked back to the fire engine after going to an emergency call to find a coffee cup on the inside corner of the tailboard. Tailboards are generally larger and a diamond plate surface, but its still amazing what will stay there while going around corners. The POV of the camera kept freaking me out since I felt like I was driving the motorcycle, but someone kept jerking my head around LOL. Was it truly that dangerous? I think the speed of the vehicles is hard to actually gauge due to the wide angle nature of go-pro type cameras.
#6 By: Pseudothink, July 9th, 2013 13:23
NOFX's "You Drink, You Drive, You Spill" makes a decent soundtrack for this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSnOySpPyqg
#7 By: Brerrabbit23, July 9th, 2013 13:25
Don't drive like my brother.
#8 By: Noah Django Gross, July 9th, 2013 16:47
i know it's not exactly the same, but as a former bicycle messenger, this pushed all the right buttons for me.
#9 By: knoxblox, July 9th, 2013 16:50
I love the response, like this happens all the time.
#10 By: Jamie_Myers, July 9th, 2013 17:40
How in gods name do you a. take your hand off the throttle at that speed and not drop back and b. more impressive, control the clutch having transferred the mug to your left hand and c. care so little about how much it would hurt when you drop the bike at that speed?
#11 By: Steven Clarkson, July 10th, 2013 01:25
I've shut someone's fuel door before, but never pulled something off a car.
#12 By: James Churchill, July 10th, 2013 01:44
#13 By: Antinous, July 10th, 2013 01:53
Must. Not. Make. Mitt Romney. Joke.
#14 By: Kimmoth, July 10th, 2013 02:35
A. Mad skillz.
Most folks aren't in the habit of constantly pushing limits to see what they can get away with. Those of us who do are often pleasantly surprised to see others pull off such feats, but rarely if ever do we react with disbelief or tut-tuts; after a lifetime of flirting with the ragged edge we understand the gulf between noob and leet.
The guy's just in a state of flow, doing his thing. He'd probably have to stop and think before he could tell you the techniques he employed. And it's not a question of not caring about borking it and being creamed; the danger is like a background context that's essential to the appropriate state of mind; overclocked. For some folks the risk is its own reward, something to do with the level of some MAO enzyme in the blood, IIRC.
A few times a year or so I'll pull off a move on a bike in traffic that 99% of folks would consider suicidally insane, but for me it's more like a line of coke. The risk of being severely fucked up if I misjudge could be almost certain (I don't wear a helmet, in a country that mandates it at that), but it's almost irrelevant - misjudgement isn't an option.
If you perform a kinetic and potentially dangerous activity often, like driving or riding, you can either do it the 'safe' way, where you never approach any limits and always operate with a large margin for error, or you can take riskier opportunities when they present themselves in order to hone your judgement. Do that for ten years, and normal people seem retarded.
Coming up to 39 and I've never broken a bone.
#15 By: Noah Django Gross, July 10th, 2013 04:55
in place of my earlier comment, I considered writing my own version of what you said, more or less. but i figured i'd just be inviting a bike-vs-car flame war and a concern troll target (see the first response ITT.) but fuck it; since you went ahead and typed it up, I'll confirm it.
keep it cool down under, sir
（ ＾＾）Y☆Y(＾^ ）clink
#16 By: Patti, July 10th, 2013 05:01
Throttle lock, presumably.
#17 By: knoxblox, July 10th, 2013 05:15
I'm 46, and never had an accident on a motorcycle or scooter in 30 years of riding, but broke my collarbone, wrist, L1 vertebra, and coccyx at different times while riding a bicycle. Go figure.
#18 By: Kimmoth, July 10th, 2013 08:29
Different strokes for various folks, huh.
#19 By: Acer Platanoides , July 10th, 2013 09:15
Excuse me for the concern trolling, but you can do a lot of damage to the world when a couple kids in the car that run you over accidentally see your brain smear. (/concerntroll)
#20 By: llaen, July 10th, 2013 11:31
Believe it or not there are many external factors that can kill you regardless of you being "in a state of flow".
You having not broken a bone can be both a testament to your skill and your luck so by itself it means nothing.
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