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Stupid is as stupid does
« on: December 27, 2017, 06:04:17 am »
My son sent me a link to this insanity on Fakebook.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/1576329699361266/permalink/2092143477779883/

I looked for that vid on youtube but couldn't find it. I found this one instead, which is equally as stupid.

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 06:14:27 am »
Yeah, but it was kinda' cool.

For one minute there, while they were getting 'in position', my mind was screaming a gigantic Easy Boys!.

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My son sent me a link to this insanity on Fakebook.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/1576329699361266/permalink/2092143477779883/

I looked for that vid on youtube but couldn't find it. I found this one instead, which is equally as stupid.

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 08:32:30 am »
Brian, I thought they were getting ready for some roadskull too!!!  LOL
The guy is obviously talented and practiced to the point where he can control the bike with confidence. 

That being said, I’ve seen too many fatals when showing off goes very, very badly.  We had this guy doing a 100mph+ wheelie on his ‘Busa drift of a county road and sheer off a power pole at its base.  Of course, his club erected a monument to the last, most stupid thing he ever did...
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 03:24:33 pm »
My son sent me a link to this insanity on Fakebook.

http://www.facebook.com/groups/1576329699361266/permalink/2092143477779883/


They are "dressed" with sleeveless T-shirts, torn cotton pants, and tennis shoes.  I can't think of anything more stupid.

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Why does it not surprise me they are dressed almost as stupidly.   Why not just wear shorts and flip-flops too?  Or perhaps naked, since it looks like that is what they were going to do anyway.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 03:46:53 pm »
Yeah, I thought I was on the wrong forum for a minute.  ;D

And that was my point regarding it being cool: something can be stupid and highly skilled, and well- executed at the same time. And I have no trouble acknowledging both things at the same time... it is stupid AND cool. :-)

Sorta' like mountain climbing into the 'death zone' (above 25,000 feet, where mammals cannot survive); I have all the respect in the world for the physical condition, the mental tanacity and overall skills while at the same time fully acknowledging it is simply a stupid thing to do. Not as stupid as free- climbing, which I have zero respect for but still, pretty stupid to go to a place where one cannot live. Duh. And Bravo! 

And a lot of us do / have done some stupid but maybe cool things as well. And in my own personal experience, those who never have done anything on the dumb side are frankly a little boring and have a stick up their.... well, you know. I am not encouraging bad behavior, just pointing out that the world is a big place and there is a huge range of behavior and a lot of it overlaps different areas all at the same time. Personally, I really like the stupid / cool method of tire seating using ether and a match but hey, fun is where one finds it.

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Brian, I thought they were getting ready for some roadskull too!!!  LOL
The guy is obviously talented and practiced to the point where he can control the bike with confidence. 

That being said, I’ve seen too many fatals when showing off goes very, very badly.  We had this guy doing a 100mph+ wheelie on his ‘Busa drift of a county road and sheer off a power pole at its base.  Of course, his club erected a monument to the last, most stupid thing he ever did...
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 04:45:21 pm »
And that was my point regarding it being cool: something can be stupid and highly skilled, and well- executed at the same time. And I have no trouble acknowledging both things at the same time... it is stupid AND cool. :-)

I have a hard time seeing past the stupidity.  Although what they are doing is technically very interesting, it is so incredibly irresponsible, to themselves and everyone else on the road, (and people in nearby houses having to listen to it, too) that it just makes me angry.

Now get off my lawn!
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 04:54:01 pm »
Yeah, I know. But you and I are fundamentally different and so that is no doubt the difference between our opinions of the save event.

Myself, I would rather not have the entire world follow all of the rules, all of the time. It would be too boring. Now please understand I am not advocating mass- murder, global nuclear war or anything, just that some of those people out there on the fringes make the whole experience (life) more interesting, at least for me. An entire community (read: country, section of the planet, whatever) marching along, in- step, would be a bit too pedestrian for me. I like some of that 'Hey Bubba', hold my beer and watch this!' stuff. I actually like watching people inflate tires and seat the beads with ether and a match- I would not have thought of it, I am surprised it works, and in the end, it seems to work pretty well. Not saying everyone should sell all tire mounting equipment and use ether, just that it makes a more interesting world, at least to me, to see the envelope pushed a little bit.

What that kid and the girl did on that bike was stupid, and I would give one of my own kids a 'cuff' for doing it but still, it DOES show a good deal of skill and ability. All part of the big cosmic mix from where I sit.....

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I have a hard time seeing past the stupidity.  Although what they are doing is technically very interesting, it is so incredibly irresponsible, to themselves and everyone else on the road, (and people in nearby houses having to listen to it, too) that it just makes me angry.

Now get off my lawn!
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2017, 07:31:43 pm »
I'm agreeing with Max on this, it was totally stupid and gives the rest of the MC community a bad name.  Why not do it on an exhibition basis in a controlled area rather than a public road pissing off the rest of the people off on it?  The skill of the guy is totally non-important as the bystanders are thinking what a jackass.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2017, 07:51:51 pm »
Myself, I would rather not have the entire world follow all of the rules, all of the time. It would be too boring.

Had they worn proper safety gear, and did this on a closed course where they didn't threaten other people's lives or annoy everyone or further the negative stereotype of MC riders, I wouldn't mind a bit.  I would still think they were crazy, though :)
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2017, 08:12:52 pm »
Had they worn proper safety gear, and did this on a closed course where they didn't threaten other people's lives or annoy everyone or further the negative stereotype of MC riders, I wouldn't mind a bit.  I would still think they were crazy, though :)

Kind of like the YouTube videos of ghost rider over in Europe. I can appreciate the skill it takes to be able to ride like he does, but why do it on public roads? He would be a natural on a course like the Isle of Mann TT.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 01:39:49 am »
Well, not all the by-standers; some of them think 'Hey, that is a very skilled, able jackass over there'.

 ;) ;D

I would not try the 'ether tire bead setting' method either but I would certainly pull up a chair and watch someone else do it.

Besides all that, most of us consume alcohol and that, as far as I can see, is a 100% stupid move. It has absolutely no benefit whatsoever and yet certain has downsides, some of them severe. So to put a label on it, the consumption of alcohol is just foolish and without merit. But regardless of the social value it certainly does provide a significant amusement factor (not drunk driving of course but drunk walking, drunk talking and sometimes, just 'drunk trying to maintain vertical placement'). Should anyone not believe this, I present the 'World's drunkest man goes for more beer' cleverly interlaced with the theme from the movie 2001: A space oddity....   :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5tFKsiPi_Y

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I'm agreeing with Max on this, it was totally stupid and gives the rest of the MC community a bad name.  Why not do it on an exhibition basis in a controlled area rather than a public road pissing off the rest of the people off on it?  The skill of the guy is totally non-important as the bystanders are thinking what a jackass.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2017, 04:21:06 am »
I enjoyed this one... https://youtu.be/KOk7PSkHJsw

and something along the line Brian is talking about, not for me but incredible to watch... https://youtu.be/6Z7pUzghJX4
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2017, 06:04:38 am »
Now that second video is truly impressive. I had not seen a recovery before- all the para-gliders I have seen in the past set down on some part of Mother Earth, sometimes in a big stack of cardboard boxes. But that 'back into the plane' shtick was really outstanding IMO.

And yet somehow, I doubt the FAA would have accepted that flight plan in the first place.  ;)

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I enjoyed this one... https://youtu.be/KOk7PSkHJsw

and something along the line Brian is talking about, not for me but incredible to watch... https://youtu.be/6Z7pUzghJX4
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 06:13:19 am »
I wonder what 'Plan B' was? 
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 06:57:44 am »
Yeah, but it was kinda' cool.

For one minute there, while they were getting 'in position', my mind was screaming a gigantic Easy Boys!.

Brian

That's what I thought too! But then I thought, how is she gonna do that with a helmet on?
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