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Packs of motorcycles swarming St. Louis area highways
STL Today ^ | September 17, 2011 | JENNIFER MANN

Posted on 09/17/2011 2:35:58 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll

ST. LOUIS • Drivers have reported huge packs of motorcycles swarming the highways around St. Louis, with the bikers pulling stunts, making hand gestures and forcing cars off the roadway.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: motorcycle; stlouis
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Reports of 800-1000 bikes in fast groups.
1 posted on 09/17/2011 2:36:03 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Toecutter?


2 posted on 09/17/2011 2:38:25 PM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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To: Da Bilge Troll

mmmmmmmmmmmmmost of this reads like it’s the motorcycles that are swarming...instead of the motorcyclists. Creates an odd image in my head...but there were plenty of odd images in there anyway so.....


3 posted on 09/17/2011 2:39:05 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Da Bilge Troll

4 posted on 09/17/2011 2:39:05 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: martin_fierro

PING!!


5 posted on 09/17/2011 2:39:55 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: ransomnote
Creates an odd image in my head...but there were plenty of odd images in there anyway so.....

AAAHHHH!!! I just saw one!! AAAAHHHH!!!! STOP THAT!!!!!

6 posted on 09/17/2011 2:41:22 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Mad Max is coming a bit earlier than I thought


7 posted on 09/17/2011 2:41:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

On the way to events in Florida?


8 posted on 09/17/2011 2:41:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Da Bilge Troll
800-1000 bikes in fast groups.

Well, that lets out the Harley crowd. :P

9 posted on 09/17/2011 2:42:14 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Salamander

bro’s and sis’s in st louis


10 posted on 09/17/2011 2:42:23 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: bigheadfred

Resistance is futile.............


11 posted on 09/17/2011 2:42:36 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote; Darksheare

Darks? Cut that out...


12 posted on 09/17/2011 2:43:29 PM PDT by null and void (Day 970 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: Spktyr

Saw them with my own eyes yesterday on I-55, about 10 miles south of St. Louis. There were probably 300 idiots roaring northbound in a huge pack - popping wheelies, standing on one foot on the seat, etc. The motorcycles seemed mostly to be the off-road type.


13 posted on 09/17/2011 2:44:19 PM PDT by Basil Duke
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Al Gore says that this is a direct result of Global Warming.


14 posted on 09/17/2011 2:44:32 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

The day a motorcycle “forces” me off the road is the day I turn in my physics-knowledge card.


15 posted on 09/17/2011 2:44:44 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOtMizMQ6oM&feature=player_detailpage


16 posted on 09/17/2011 2:46:21 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Spktyr
To: Da Bilge Troll
800-1000 bikes in fast groups.

Well, that lets out the Harley crowd. :P

9 posted on Saturday, September 17, 2011 2:42:14 PM by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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Post of the Day



Cheers,

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17 posted on 09/17/2011 2:46:25 PM PDT by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: freedumb2003

Post of the day.


18 posted on 09/17/2011 2:47:12 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: freedumb2003
Unless it's the Roadog
19 posted on 09/17/2011 2:47:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I think someone doesn’t know how to count. 1000 motorcycles on an interstate would be a pack 3-5 miles long.


20 posted on 09/17/2011 2:48:00 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Basil Duke

Offroad as in dirt/trail bikes? Or offroad as in race replicas?


21 posted on 09/17/2011 2:48:36 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
Fun, aren't they. I ran into this in the Black Hills last month during the Sturges Bike Rally. Most of them are decent folks on the ground, but when they swarm up and storm down the highways, they are a f*ing PIA.
22 posted on 09/17/2011 2:48:56 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: mamelukesabre
1000 bike convoy
23 posted on 09/17/2011 2:49:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Da Bilge Troll

Sounds just like what happened here last month. (Sturgis Rally)


24 posted on 09/17/2011 2:50:09 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: freedumb2003

Exactly...sheesh


25 posted on 09/17/2011 2:51:10 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Attention: Liberals & RINOS: We The People are coming for YOU)
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To: freedumb2003

I love you, man. LOL


26 posted on 09/17/2011 2:51:36 PM PDT by famousdayandyear
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To: GeronL
Mad Max is coming a bit earlier than I thought

He doesn't look mad to me!

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27 posted on 09/17/2011 2:51:41 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Spktyr

I’d think trail bikes because they’re easier to do stunts on than racing bikes. My first ride on a Bultaco Alpina 350 started with a wheelie and I didn’t even know it till the guy who was helping me out told me what had happened once I came back down the street.


28 posted on 09/17/2011 2:52:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Krankor

I once had a dentist, an oral surgeon, just like that guy. My regular family dentist couldn’t understand it when I refused to be sent back to him for another extraction.


29 posted on 09/17/2011 2:53:54 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: freedumb2003
now that is funny....a fight between a car and a motorcyclist, I'd bet money on the car winning.

Same as never swerving to avoid hitting some critter in the road...in that case the car might be the loser and the critter the winner...(Michigan as thousands of dead deer along the highways.) cars won in those case's...

30 posted on 09/17/2011 2:57:00 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Check out the “stunter community”. The power of modern sportbikes make stunts stupidly easy.


31 posted on 09/17/2011 2:57:11 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr
City Limits St. Louis Motorcycle Stunts
32 posted on 09/17/2011 2:58:59 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Da Bilge Troll
..and forcing cars off the roadway.

It doesn't quite have to be this way. You see, most folks are in 4-wheel vehicles that weigh 3,000 lbs and up. So when a motorcycle starts to force me off the highway, well, I could just keep going straight. The car (or truck) will win every time.

33 posted on 09/17/2011 2:59:16 PM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: Spktyr

its easier on a modern dirt bike


34 posted on 09/17/2011 3:00:01 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre
Sounds like a target rich environment for The Snowman...
35 posted on 09/17/2011 3:01:33 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Da Bilge Troll
forcing cars off the roadway.

I don't think a motorcycle could force my car off the road. I could see ending up with a flat tire or two from sharp edges. THUNK thunk.

36 posted on 09/17/2011 3:01:33 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Spktyr

You get a honkin’ 2 stroke engine on a frame of aluminum (I could pick that bike up with one hand) and the power to weight ratio is insane. That’s surely why it wheelied when I didn’t even try :-)


37 posted on 09/17/2011 3:03:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Da Bilge Troll

maybe they are looking for the bike paths


38 posted on 09/17/2011 3:03:36 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: goat granny
Same as never swerving to avoid hitting some critter in the road...

I grew up in moose country. You swerve or you die.

39 posted on 09/17/2011 3:03:44 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: mamelukesabre

Some are, but anything regarding power or doing them on the highway isn’t. Dirtbikes generally don’t have the power to do a sustained wheelie at 60+.


40 posted on 09/17/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

2 strokes are banned from highway use and have been for decades. In fact, most actual dirtbikes now are moving to four strokes more and more.


41 posted on 09/17/2011 3:05:47 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Errant

That’s from 2007.


42 posted on 09/17/2011 3:06:54 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: buccaneer81

that one’s good for a good laugh....size matters...


43 posted on 09/17/2011 3:07:41 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>>Unless it’s the Roadog<<

That is a car with 2 wheels. At 3,000+ lbs, it would indeed be a 50/50 fight with most standard sized 4-wheel vehicles.


44 posted on 09/17/2011 3:09:10 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: Spktyr

Acceleration isn’t needed to keep a motorbike in unicycle mode once it’s there — just good balance.


45 posted on 09/17/2011 3:09:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Spktyr

You need to look up “supermotard”.

Modern dirt bikes are not what you think.


46 posted on 09/17/2011 3:09:59 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Da Bilge Troll; mikrofon; martin_fierro

These things go in cycles.


47 posted on 09/17/2011 3:11:12 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

I was driving down a freeway around 3am doing about 85, only vehicle in sight. From behind came a pack of 6-8, widely separated go-fast bikes, easily running 130. They were separated enough and having obvious fun.

I didn’t have a real problem with it given the conditions and time of night. Close packs during daytime traffic-stupid.


48 posted on 09/17/2011 3:11:39 PM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
My regular family dentist couldn’t understand it when I refused to be sent back to him for another extraction.

What are you, some kinda anti dentite?

49 posted on 09/17/2011 3:13:07 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: mamelukesabre

Supermotards are relatively unpopular in the US. I know what they are, but they haven’t really taken off here yet. I strongly doubt there’s going to be a crowd of a thousand or so assaulting StL.


50 posted on 09/17/2011 3:14:22 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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