Friday, May 25, 2012

How Would You Like To Take A Crack At These Babies

I have always been a huge Kenny Roberts fan, given the chance to ride one of his G.P. bikes would be as close as it gets to heaven on earth for me. I wouldn't turn down a shot at Sheene's bike either

Here's a taste of The King and Sheene going at it in the "old days"

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Still Driving While Blind

If you stop by this blog every now and then, you probably already know how I feel about driving and texting or looking at the Internet. For those who don't, I think the people who do this should be pretty much drawn and quartered. About a week ago I was heading north on Main from 13 Mile in Royal Oak when I found myself having to swerve into the right lane to avoid a head on with a young man in a F-250. Like the nineteen year old described in the video below, he was steering with his forearms while staring into his cellphone. I was lucky, I had a clear lane to change to and there was not a vehicle occupying the space I used to escape becoming an hood ornament. He was taking up three quarters of the northbound lane I was traveling in and had I been on a two lane like the Kuberts, I would have surely suffered the same fate or worse.

The laws on distracted driving are far too lenient as far as I'm concerned. People who text and drive on a regular basis obviously have complete disregard for not only the others they affect on a daily basis. But are so self absorbed, that they are oblivious to the danger they are posing to themselves as well as any passengers they may have with them. It is my hope that the Kuberts legal action is successful and gets the ball rolling for laws that have a bit more "teeth". They should be at least as strict as those for drunk driving. In my eyes, they are both in the same league. Thanks Felix for sending me this video.

Monday, May 21, 2012

R.I.P J.M.

My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. Unk passed Saturday morning, way too soon.
I sniped this pic from Surly I am going to miss his sense of humor and his view of the world. The good ones always seem to go too early.
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