Say Goodbye To Freedom!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by CARider, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. CARider

    CARider New Member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0AyEdRYVxg
    Freedom anyone? Not anymore!
    I'm also 13, like the kid in this video BUT...
    -I never ride to show off
    -I never ride at night
    -I never ride without proper gear
    -I never ride in a busy area
    The person's fault, not the bike!!!

    Hope they get those 13 year old kids off the street!

    Just a piece of my mind :)
    -Zane
     
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  2. miked826

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    So they blamed it on the bike cause it had a motor on it? Couldn't he have been run over just as easily if his bike didn't have a motor on it? A lot of people get run over on non-motored bicycles every sing day. I don't see anybody calling for a ban on bicycles. LOL
     
  3. Intrepid Wheelwoman

    Intrepid Wheelwoman New Member

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    What caught my attention in particular was the comment that, 'These are poor man's motorcycles assembled in backyards.'
    Not living in the US I'm a little reluctant to comment in case I get told to mind my own beeswax, but when did it become an illegal act (or at least an act to be officially frowned upon) to be poor?
     
  4. miked826

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    He got ran over in Sydney, Australia, so feel free to speak your mind, all you want.

    I spent $4000 on my "poor mans motorcycle". Poor compared to what, a Ducati? LOL

    I like to call mine a "Rich Mans Bicycle...... that needs no pedaling".
     
  5. Intrepid Wheelwoman

    Intrepid Wheelwoman New Member

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    Oh I missed that, - but as a Kiwi passing comments about Ozzies I'm perhaps now even more likely to be told to 'b*gger off.'
     
  6. miked826

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    I thought you both were practically related to each other? You're flags look almost identical to one another. Didn't the New Zealand islands physically break off from Australia about 50 million years ago? LOL
     
  7. miked826

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    At least once a day some pedestrian in Los Angeles gets run over by somebody in a car. Every day. Day in and day out. When are cars gonna be banned? They kill more people than guns and motorized bikes.....combined.
     
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    And a cop named "Phil"-

    and like I always say- it's usually more about Big Oil
    and in this case maybe Job Security........

    "Julie" looks like a girl who should get her fat bottom on a bike and RIDE,
    instead of vommitting her extra large portions all over the Lady Madonna lens again.

    Matthew Lane- shades of Downton Abbey!

    This story has it awl dudes!
     
  9. Intrepid Wheelwoman

    Intrepid Wheelwoman New Member

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    No, Austrailia broke off from us :D
     
  10. miked826

    miked826 New Member

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    Don't tell them that. They could unleash their Kangaroo Army on you Kiwi's. I hear that those things pack a punch.
     
  11. soup325

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    it really ****s me when people try to blame everything else except themselves.

    I feel sorry for the people that were driving the car.

    I bet this kid also plays GTA, and forgot to hit the reset button before getting hit.
    no one gets hurt in cyberspace.

    in Australia, anything over 200W is a moped. so everytime someone in the news says motorized bicycle, I just crack up.
     
  12. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    a 13 year old kid sneaks out at night the day after he gets a bike, with no helmet or lights?

    They should ban 13 year old kids.

    Too bad a dingo didn't eat him as a baby...
     
  13. 2door

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    "Another brick in the wall".

    Tom
     
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    Maybe if the kid wasn't limited to 250W, or whatever the ridiculous law is, the whippersnapper might not have gotten hurt. I got seriously injured on pedal bicycles many times as a youth and never once did the old folks call for a ban on bicycles, mass hysteria fuels the acceptance of stupidity.
     
  15. bluegoatwoods

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    It's been brewing and getting stronger for a bit over 30 years now. It seems, maybe, as though it's coming to a head.

    Stay tuned. It ought to be interesting.
     
  16. SAVED1

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    that's just sad that they have to put the blame on the bike, i mean the bike is only going to do what the rider on it does. i guess they always need a scape goat for everything.

    I just got home from a 25 mile ride from my house to a local park and back. while i was riding through the park i saw 2 police officers and 1 park ranger and they didn't even look twice as i rode by them, of coarse i was riding the bike in a proper and respectful manor as one should.
     
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    Once again I see the equipment being blamed instead of the operator.
    Didn't we just go through this here in America?
    Something about evil black "assault" equipment...
    Why can't the folks in power owe up to the reality that any sort of equipment only does what the operator directs it to do?
    The bicycle didn't force this kid to ride at night without any sort of lighting or safety equipment.
    Did his parents teach him to ride safe? Did they provide him with the necessary safety equipment? Did they teach him the rules of the road?
    Or did they just let him at it without any thought to proper guidance or responsibility/ ownership of your own actions?
    Did the boy ride the bike at night without his parent's permission or knowledge?
    Too many un-answered questions in this agenda slanted "news" clip.
    I feel sorry for the poor boy. A very hard lesson hopefully learned.
    And the folks in the vehicles involved, I feel sorry for them too. They did not cause the accident either. They are just as innocent as the motorized bicycle.
     
  19. KnockKnock

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    Actually, I look for them to ban people. They're the ones getting killed by the cars, so following the current logic, it's the only sensible choice.
     
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    Yep.......!

    Just like the tree hggers blame the people for everything that happens on the planet unless of course something good happens and then that was done by mother nature.....lol!

    We live in an age of no personal responsibility for ones actions. .... an age of bleame and pass the buck.....

    Map
     

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