just ride a bike broits safe as long as you dont do anything stupid
>>26101359It's true. Especially if you're a weekend rider, nothing will happen
>>26101359It is true. 77k miles on my bike so far, i ride every day, and I haven't been off it or down once. Just don't be retarded.
>>26101359whats he thinking about
>>26101377I hope I didn't leave the stove on
>>26101377>just enjoying a cozy little cruise while god's most righteous drunk driver passes by!
>>26101359Post link to video
>>26101387>>26101399he didint die btw
Protective gear is so expensive how the fuck can you afford it
>>26101480>the lexus was going full steam without even a hint of brakingwhy is shit like this always in americaeven on russian dashcams people still have rudimentary self-preservation instincts, i've only seen this level of utter indifference in zombie chinks
>>26101480eh, he'd have the same survival chance in a car
>>26101480I would have jumped off and gotten out of the way
The problem is that I can't expect other drivers not to do stupid shit.
>>26101498>just don't be retarded>posts a video of someone being retarded on a bikeGood job proving my point, doublenigger.
>>26101511He has about half a second to react to that, and you do see him begin to shift. Your initial reaction would probably be:>"Holy shit what the fu-" *BONK*Had a similar encounter once with a dipshit and I reacted, moved, but it didn't change the outcome whatsoever, it happens so fast.
>>26101536Not him, but when I'm riding, I keep my head on a swivel constantly. Obviously we can't see what the lead up looked like, but I have a hard time believing he couldn't have seen the car approaching the intersection at Mach 2 without intention to brake and reacted sooner. Regardless, if you refuse to ride a bike cause you're worried that a freak accident will take you out in the rare situation where you have no control to avoid it, you're too paranoid to ride anyways. 99% of things can be avoided with attentive riding, same as in a car.
>>26101512Just say you’re scared
>>26101511def not enough time, he could have thrown himself to the right at best.
>>26101359>>26101480Guy on the truck is lucky, someone t-boning you at that speed would kill you on any vehicle really
Motorcycles are for suicidal faggots. I hope being turned into a red smear on the side of the interstate was worth it so you could be “cool”.
>>26101480>RE classic 350Sirs, totaled a comfy poo bike desu
>>26101502Getting a job
>>26101555You’re so cool for riding a bike bro.
>>26101527>Guy crashes and slides across the road for half a mile only to fall off a cliff into the ocean and gets eaten by a shark. The chances of this ever happening are negligible. I have only seen it once, besides anon's video.
do nobikes really think people ride a motorcycle purely in the hopes of looking cool
>>26101605If you're smart about it, you can ride for years without incident, or even indefinitely. It's not like you're guaranteed to crash or anything. It's mostly 19yp guys on liter bikes, and sometimes the occasional retard car drivers that take people out
>>26101480This dude could have got hit standing on the sidewalk
>>26101630I used to think otherwise, but since getting a bike for commuting and trail riding to my favorite shooting spots, I've since learned that most people actually do seem to think it's all about looking cool, highspeed-lowdrag knee to the pavement street racing and you're a literal psychotic for considering it
>>26101605Who doesn't toy with the thought of suicide sometimes? Or, like, most of the time? Okay, maybe some people don't – like the happy scientist girl named Marie, or Jean-Marc, the superstar whom everyone loves. But you -- when the going gets rough, it's nice to think about your little trap door out of here. Do it. Put your finger on the eject button, see how alive it makes you feel -- the freedom of finality. Think of how much they'll *miss* you.Looks like you thought about how much they'll *miss* you and the freedom of finality for too long, and now you've decided to actually kill yourself. The train leaves the station every evening, 21:00. Make sure you have a bike and witnesses. That's how macho anons do it.
>>26101645It just seems backwards. you can get a flashy sports car and "look cool" just putting around like you would in an econobox. Riding a motorcycle competently requires learning and maintaining a new skillset, exposing yourself to the elements, and giving up practicality and creature comforts
>>26101654I live in the PNW, so I got a drystar suit, boots and gloves. Even at 38F going 70 down the highway in rain, I'm toasty warm (except my hands, but my years of outdoor experience has taught me there's not much you can do about that)
>>26101630>>26101645I ride mine for variety, when I want to get the wind in my hair and enjoy the sun on my arms as I drive along the Susquehanna. People that weave in and out of traffic, go down the split lane in rush hour, rev their bikes while stopped, etc. need to be gassed. >pass a biker>he wavesWe're not stonemasons, fuck off with that gay shit.
>>26101631>if you’re smart>don’t be a retard>just pay attention broYeah that all sounds good until you get run over by some dumb bitch on her phone.
HELL YEAH BROTHERS
>>26101648>the superstar whom everyone lovesNot a guarantee. Avicii and many others were exactly that.
>>26101701>pay attentionPaying attention includes anticipating hazards like this. I've been driving for decades and never been in so much as a fender bender, because I don't allow myself to get complacent around what is arguably the most deadly machine people have regular contact with. You aren't wrong in that you can never eliminate the hazard, but people ride for years without incident
>>26101745>AviciiWas killed by servants of Baal
>>26101699I too have that feeling of not related belonging in groups I may be in. Hope we can both improve and get over whatever is holding us back from the sense of community.
>>26101754QRD on this redpill.
>>26101635This. Dude wasn't even moving, the bike was immaterial at that point.
>>26101502$100 Bell Qualifier, Amazon$40 HWK jacket, AmazonWhatever decent jeans you have (reinforced jeans are a scam, you don't need that shit, nobody slides on exactly the same spot for 5 miles)$30 for some on-sale hiking boots$20 gloves, AmazonUnless you're track riding or blasting down the highway regularly you don't need more than that. New riders shouldn't be going more than 40-50 mph and this gear will be enough for those speeds, especially considering you will likely brake at least a little before going down.
>>26101504>why is shit like this always in americamassive self-entitlement. most americans have meltdowns over the most minor of inconveniences, like following laws when driving. it's gotten really bad in the past couple years. people running red lights has become such a common occurrence in my city. and ofc the incompetent police don't do shit.>s-shut up eurocucki'm american
>>26101635Except it happened in the middle of a road, which is much more likely, and he, being on a bike, is in the middle of the road much more of the time than a pedestrian is. I know, thinking is really hard if you have a preconceived position you need to defend at all costs.
>>26101480This is the fault of the truck driver for not having his ladder strapped down.
>>26101504More than half of American men suffer traumatic penis amputation within a few days of being alive--do you really need to know why so many Americans are insane?
>>26101768I only just started riding and I've gotten the wave a few times, but haven't returned it yet. Its always too late it seems, I'm not used to thinking about people waving at me that I'll need to be ready to wave back
>>26101359Hyper ironyThe only person to die was one of the cagies out of this
>>26101825It does seem like it's gotten a lot worse in cities. I'm sure it's related to the complete lack of enforcement now commonplace in police. Broken windows theory and all that
>>26101894I don't know why this subject is so derisive.
>>26101359How many times do we need to tell you this, it's not the bike I fear it's the women, trugg drivers (also women) and poo's on international driver's licence that make me not want to go anywhere near a bike.
>>26101926A chopper dude gave me a finger gun once, thought it was hilarious. I do it every time now
>>26101942why wouldn't it be?
>>26101504Lexus SUV, so probably some suburban woman doped out of her mind on prescription meds. America's insane pharma industry is probably responsible for a lot of shit like this, along with plenty of the US's other problems. (In particular I think it's crazy that nobody ever talks about the way misfit kids are pumped full of mind-altering meds with very little oversight when discussing the causes of mass shootings and other social issues involving young people.)
>>26101359>imying if a truck is hurdling toward you while you're in a car you're noticably less fucked.
>>26101835Sure, it played out that way this time but he could have swerved the other way
>>26102208did he died?
>>26101938>in citiesAh, the mutt who thinks swathes of sheds, parking and strip malls are 'cities'.Classic.
>>26101359>he thinks a car would have save him from being injured in that instance
>>26102389What city are you from faggot? Sounds like a real hell hole
>>26102389A real passionate city fan over here
>>26102358he's fine, just a bit tired
>>26101512That's the thing, whether you're on a bike or in a car you always have to expect it, be prepared for everything.
>>26101498Kek the fucking shark kills me everytime
>>26101359Maintain safety distance, use your fucking indicators and don't ride like a maniac, I'm on my second bike and 0 accidents. All the times I fell were in front of my house from lack of balance when going up or down my garage and that's it.
>>26101359if this truck were hauling something worthy of its payload it would have never tipped over so easily
>>26102727>tfw I've dropped my bike in my driveway 2 times>4 of my neighbors watched from 30ft away the second timepic related, my neighbors faces.
>>26101819Sounds like a good way of getting fucked up ankles and ass rash.
>>26101359Riding a motorcycle is identical to holding onto the hood of a car as it drives around.Might as well play russian roulette.But hey guys keep enjoying your fun bikes and all their freedom
>>26102823Go get back in your ev cage, goy
>>26101506Or lower, if he was weraing full body armour.
>>26101377Yep, thats me
>>26102513>Kek the fucking shark kills me everytimeIn any video the pov cam goes underwater, I expect a shark.
>>26101630Probably, they cant imagine how satisfying the feeling is when you arent stuck in traffic jams or at a red light.Im never going back to riding in a cage.Also since you only have a plate in the rear youre harder to get caught speeding.
>>26103742Fuck off cancer.
>>26103742retarded nufag touristthats not what reddit spacing is
>>26101480I got chills.
>>26101359Good thing the rider wasn't moving.
>>26101498top kekin' @ the webm
>>26101480That man was speeding toward a wall for what purpose?
>>26103790Yes it is, you fucking retard.
>>26101359dont forget mechanical failures
>>26103913probably a seizure or alike
hell yeah bro
>>26102786This.>inb4 the butthurt trucktards start whiningLet me guess, you "need" more? That ladder looks pretty heavy.
>>26104054Dude was going too fast and didn't even start to react until he was abreast of the white SUV.
I don't want a motorcycle but be safe on one okay kisses your forehead
>>26104207he did reactto go the same direction the car he wanted to avoid was goinglol
>>26104054>that single red shoe falling from the sky closer to the cameravery kino and final destination pilled
>>26104054You know what the funny thing is? Shit like this mostly happens in the US. You can meme on "walkable cities" all your want, but your infrastructure is stuck in the past. Those wide ass lanes full of parking lot exits, those intersections everywhere rather than roundabouts. What a mess
Rode a motorcycle for many years. Eventually had a great powerful smooth bike modded to perfection.Got wrecked in an accident caused by some idiot returning home early morning from partying on my way to work.Made full recovery even though doctors said certain body parts wouldnt ever work normal again.Drive just a cage since.Every car even sports cars way beyond my budget feel nothing like the smooth acceleration and agility of my perfected bike. It was equal to a million dollar supercar yet inexpensive to maintain.Ceased to care about vehicle performance since. Might as well just favor reliability. Now I slowly accelerate in a reliable commuter annoying aggressive drivers beating up their transmissions to get to the next red light faster.
>>26101504Anything this catastrophically stupid can really only be a suicide attempt. He was still in his lane so doubt it was a medical emergency. Assume the plan was to slam into that cliff face and not a random truck but I guess it's hard to time a light when you need a half mile to get your cuckwagon up to max speed.
>>26104802>your infrastructure is stuck in the pastMeanwhile in yurop.
>>26104906based handicapped anon, what bike was it?
Do you people drive M1 tanks or are you just retarded Stacies that think your RAV4 is an impenetrable safe space.
>>26104931There's only two major intersections there off the main road, everything else is on a small side street.
>>26101504Jogger-american in a stolen car
>>26101654That's my way to live! None of that doubly creature comfort shit. Life is suffering.
>>26101699You either ride a harbley or a scooter don't you. In my experience those are the only two people who don't wave back and talk shit about other bikes/bikers. Meanwhile every sport bike and adv bike I pass gives a bro wave even if we're both lane splitting bumper to bumper traffic at 65mph. Hambleys are just the worst of bikers. All that noise with such slow bikes.
everything is dangerousstay at homedo nothing
>>26104931SOVL.Safer.Superior.More enjoyable to ride.>>26104054SOVLless.Designed by retards.Deliberately wants to hurt you to trip you into debt and hook you on painkillers.Keep seething all you want. Most of you still want to come here and throw your money at us just to get a crumb of SOVL.Shame you're not smart enough to then go back home and introspect about your misdesigned environment.
>>26106463Why do you have to be a dick? I can't help being born where I was.
>>26108538God fucking damn that is terrifying. How do they even remedy that? Can you get it reattached? Presumably it wouldn't work the same.
>>26108563"Reconstructive surgery" that probably just involves making sure the hole doesn't close off so you can still pee, he's never gonna enjoy sex again but he'll probably still be able to have artificially fertilised children If his balls are fine
>>26101506>take truck impact with your body>take truck impact with the front of your carDURRRR SAME SURVIVAL CHANCE
>>26101931are you retarded?
>>26101504americans love committing suicide and fucking others over when they do it
>>26108549This was not meant for you.I'm sorry :(I'm fishing for (you)s of Americans that would defend this.
>>26101480JesusOne of my worst nightmares