Monday, April 16, 2012

Organ donor driving 299km/h on Island Highway

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120416/bc_motorcycle_extreme_speed_video_120416/20120416?hub=BritishColumbiaHome&utm_source=ctvbc.ca

I use the term motorcyclist very lightly when applying it to this dumbass individual.  He/she was doing 299km/h (185m/h)down the Island Highway, putting himself and everyone else at risk. At this speed you could not react fast enough to make critical adjustments or stop for that matter. All the ATGATT in the world would not save this person after they blow into a million bits after hitting the pavement or other vehicle.

As a motorcyclist I am completely appalled and disgusted by this type of behaviour and encourage anyone who knows who this is to call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or Saanich PD 250-475-4321.

I would also like to say to the general public, folks in the motorcycling community DO NOT condone this type of behaviour and this person deserves to be punished to the fullest extent of the law and to lose the priviledge of riding a motorcycle or even driving for that matter.

13 comments:

bobskoot said...

Dar:

I saw that video on the news and I can't imagine riding like that. One mistake, one wrong move by any of the cars, one millisecond misjudgment would not end well

the police will find them. The video is posted somewhere and you need to be registered with IP addresses

bob
Riding the Wet Coast
My Flickr // My YouTube

SonjaM said...

I hope when Darwin gets to work and the rider finally goes down he will do it without hurting any other individuals (that counts in animals and trees). What an idiot!

Dar said...

Bob - doesn't it just make you feel outraged! I drive this highway regularly on both bike & car. I think I am one of the few who actually does the posted speed when driving. It makes me furious!

Sonja - the sad part is that this person has probably done something as reckless as this before. The only problem with jerks like this is when they are accepting their Darwin award they usually take out someone innocent with them. I hope they lose their license to drive forever.

As a motorcyclist & vehicle driver I am outraged by such a reckless dangerous selfish act of abusive driving and the tag he/she gives all true motorcyclists who practice ATGATT and safe driving habits.

Trobairitz said...

I agree with Sonja, karma will take care of the rider eventually. One can only hope they don't take anyone else out with them.

It is a shame though that riders like this asshat give those of us that are responsible riders a bad name. Unfortunately, some people out there lump all riders into the same category.

Sad really.

Dar said...

Trobairitz - I know it's so unfair that some people think we all drive badly & engage in dangerous behaviour. It's always the innocents who pay for things like this, the mom & her kids driving down the road minding their own business.

BeemerGirl said...

At those speeds, the guy wouldn't blow himself apart. He would embed himself into whatever he hit. I pray that it isn't a car or other motorcycle. Reminds me of the Russian video of the rider taking reckless riding and speeding to an all time low. I cringed just watching the video and couldn't finish it...

bobskoot said...

Dar:

some people know who this guy is:

http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php/139337-Anyone-remember-busaboy

this is the complete video, not the snippet from the news above

bob
Riding the Wet Coast
My Flickr // My YouTube

Dar said...

BeemerGirl - Thats the scariest part of all that he is going to end up crashing into someone and killing them & himself.

Bob - Thanks for the link, I forwarded it to my media connection. From what I can gather the police have already seized the bike, but this knob continues to ride without license or insurance and this is NOT the first time he has done this and was involved in a crash 2 years ago while stunting down the highway. Time for some serious jail time and his name should be flagged anytime he tries to buy any sort of vehicle so that he is turned down.

Troubadour said...

The real crime is the color of that brake fluid. For shame, for shame.

Dar said...

Troubadour - the real crime is that HE is on a bike!

David Masse said...

About 5 years ago some fool passed me on the Laurentian Autoroute at about that speed. I was doing about 120kmh and got passed like I was standing still. The bike came from out of sight behind me and screamed to out of sight in front of me in about two seconds max. He was never more than a heartbeat from obliteration. It just leaves you speechless.

Deb said...

What an idiot! Reminds me of an experience of driving on a very crowded local interstate and this guy on a crotch rocket comes flying from behind and loops between cars, all the while doing a wheelie! I could not believe it! I was certain he was going to lose control and all of us have a multiple care pile up. It was absolutely terrifying!!

Dar said...

David - 'heartbeat from obliteration' I may have to use that one. I was riding on the weekend with friends and dangerous passing happened 3 times, 2 guys on sportbikes, 2 on Harleys and a a fool driving a Tesla. Folks who drive like this definitely make it more dangerous on the road for others.

Deb - Wheelies! OMG I think it is the stupidest thing ever. I think if people want to stunt great, but do it in a controlled appropriate environment. If they want to go fast go to the track. I is terrifying that these people do this on public roads and think there is nothing wrong with that.