Skip to comments.Plastic Wrap Barrier Causes Motorcycle Crash
Posted on 07/19/2004 9:01:53 AM PDT by BluegrassScholar
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Yeah they do... But, at the same time, to paraphrase Meatloaf: All wrapped up, and no place to go...
I read this earlier, and I was immediately transported back to my childhood, when a neighbor strung barbed wire across our bike path.
We did the plastic wrap over the toilet bowl trick in college. Just as messy, but not dangerous.
And the same paraphrase from Meatloaf applies in that case, too. ;0)
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I have friends who did this between the front porch posts at my house when I was out of town on night. They poured pancake syrup over the wrap and put a flashlight behind it to attract bugs.
By the time I got there at 2:00am the light had burned out and I partially walked into the mess...sensed it at the last moment in the dark.
I reponded with 5 lbs of pinto beans on the main culprit's nicely manicured lawn.
I would have responded with 50 pounds of sugar beet seeds in his nicely manicured lawn.
I'll have to remember that one next time.
Let me just guess here:
Harley with open pipes, he regularly takes these 1 AM rides;
Maybe one of his neighbors is not so amused?
I've been riding for years and your story reminds me of a punk-ass neighbor of mine putting branches across a dirt track that I built in the woods beside my house once. I was riding an XR350R at the time (hardly a loud bike) and came around a turn to the barrier. I stopped in time. I knew that the punk was in his backyard on top of the hill above me and I yelled at the top of my voice for him to "come down here and get some you ()@&%#". Never had a problem again.
If true, he's just like the pussy I mentioned in #11, deserving of an ass-whipping.
In college, we went to a sugar company, and told them we were doing an agricultural experiment. They GAVE us the seeds, and we took them to our rivals' stadium and planted them all over their football field. You should have seen it the following season.
Yeah, I've got a Harley with open drag pipes, try that with me and see what happens. I'll ride it whenever I want!
The author(s) of this little gem deserve a good ass-kicking as well!
So attempted murder is justified because the neighbor is bothered by some noise?
I had a similar problem though....about 10 years ago. Some dope who moved in next to me would come screaming up the hill in front of our house and pull into his driveway at closing hour each night. Any rational thinking human being would probably ride at a moderate speed and at least short shift the bike (HD with open pipes) at that hour. Well, after a few weeks of this, I'd wait until about 4 in the morning and throw a 1/4 stick out my upstairs window and have it land in his driveway next to his bedroom window. So every morning his wife and newborn would get a rude awakening. Fight fire with fire I always say. Within a week, the baffles went back into his straight pipes and he rode up the street at a slower speed and lower rpm. His wife was happier, and I could finally get some sleep.
As an owner of a bike shop (that sells loud pipes), I had to teach this moron that a little common sense can go a long way.
My town had kids riding motorcycles through back yards during one summer. Then one hit a wire used for hanging clothes and was decapitated. That stopped them pretty quickly.
Riding through a back yard is far different than riding down the street or in a public area on a bike trail. Anyone who would deliberately put a wire or saran wrap to inflict harm should be required to ride into it themselves.
THAT would end it quickly, too!
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