Cuprabob

Wheelie To Die For....

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Nah, you're never too old to ride or drive like a dick.

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That's a really cheap and worthless way of using your life :(

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Good answer, clearly it (his life, that is) meant nothing to him!

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Ooops meant to say "losing your life" but same sentiment

I'm sure it did mean something to him but too many people distance themselves from reality in moments of silliness.

I was once at an AMD rolling road day in Bicester and they had Thames Valley Police there. They were collecting for a charity which looks after kids who have lost parents in RTA's. They pointed out that many people (men in general) drive pretty sensibly when their kids are in the car .... but when on their own the mindset is that the children are safe at home and they overstep the mark. 

Tragic for all affected.

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3 hours ago, E-bmw said:

Good answer, clearly it (his life, that is) meant nothing to him!

What a load of rubbish. 

Have you never done something that you shouldn't have done but felt good..could have gone wrong but (thankfully) it didn't?

He'd  probably done it 100 times before but this time it went horribly wrong. 

Im sure you value your life but like to "live a little"

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So, you are saying that wheelying on the public road is not being frippant with your life?

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There's a time and a place. Unfortunately if you ride like a Dick you're likely to die like a Dick (live by the sword). I'm not sure how close he cut in front of the bike he'd just overtaken, that bike would likely have been accelerating too. The dead rider was on the chevrons probably covering his tyres in sh1t. He knew he'd just passed a copper, that copper was controlling traffic which could have been at an event so cool or cold tyres could be an factor. So did he apply any common sense to his actions? Was he really intending to wheelie past the bikes in front (through the gap between them and the on coming traffic)? If I were one of those bikes ahead and he wheelied through that gap he could expect a kick in the nuts at the next stop!

Fortunately he didn't take anyone else out with him, he could have punted someone else into the path of an on coming vehicle. Can you imagine what the poor van driver (and family) is probably still going through...

A year or so ago I did actually stop a ride I was on after about 15-20mins cause of that kind of riding. I had my 11-12yr old son on the back  ppl were riding stupidly around us like this bloke

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I'm with M8CKN on this.

Yes he was a dick, but he was also a very unlucky dick.

His life is likely to have meant as much to him as any of us.  

If I go back to my days in my M3 Cab in particular, I can think of multiple occasions when things could have turned out very different to how they did - and I might not be here to reflect on it.  

At 50 (I will be next year), you'd have hoped he had learned that it just isn't worth it - but how do we know this wasn't a single moment of madness he'd not done in years?

Adrenalin.  Dangerous stuff.

I feel for his family and admire them for letting the footage be used.  His death may save a life, perhaps even one of ours.

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As Sneaky says it looks like he could have been part of or leaving an event, maybe even just a group ride. Such things can have a strange effect on your machismo and adrenaline. I have seen (ex)members of even this hallowed den of righteousness drive like absolute fücking dicks at meets. Granted I suspect some of them drove like that all the time... :blink:

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1 hour ago, garcon magnifique said:

As Sneaky says it looks like he could have been part of or leaving an event, maybe even just a group ride. Such things can have a strange effect on your machismo and adrenaline. I have seen (ex)members of even this hallowed den of righteousness drive like absolute fücking dicks at meets. Granted I suspect some of them drove like that all the time... :blink:

Aye, I do recall a very large 4WD vehicle once scaring the shit out of an old couple in a Vauxhall Astra....

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