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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Pickup drivers in Kentucky aren't none too hospitable. Good thing the bike in back had a video camera to capture that @$$hole's antics. I'd like to see the second reel when the cops arrive and 'splains things to that pickup driving jerk. Be careful out there my friends.

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Even though the truck driver was a jerk and I think his actions were wrong.

The guy on the crotch rocket passed illegally. He tried to pass on double solid yellow lines.

I'm sure the video was not continued because the guy on the bike probably was cited for wreckless driving.

The truck driver could have gotten assault with a deadly weapon for trying to run that guy off the road.


The video incriminates both the rider and truck driver.

If the guy on the bike didn't try to pass illegally none of that would have happened.

Thats what makes all bikers look bad!
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Diamond, I don't disagree with your staement. However, there is an old saying: Drive your own car. How many times have each of us witnessed a driver or rider doing something idiotic? Did we attempt to show them "what for?" Hardly, because we used better judgement - or call it self control. Yeah, I saw that the lead bike passed on the double yellow, but I also saw that he had plenty of sight distance. After Jimmah Carter and his hench woman, Joan Claybrook, devoted hundreds of millions of our dollars to paint the roads of this entire country with double yellow lines - even on straightaways - I too have done my fair share of crossing those damnable lines. And I willl continue to do so.

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I guess I've grown to be much more patient on my bike. I don't how bad ass a person is or thinks they are, a few hundred pounds against 2 tons or more is no contest.

The guy on the lead bike was speeding excessively, driving recklessly and passing illegally.

It does NOT justify the actions of the truck driver but either way the guy on the bike was wrong.

As I've said, its those kinds of riders that make us all look bad.

Lets just say that the guy on the bike went down on that pass and ends up a quadriplegic.

The truck driver would be wrong no doubt BUT if the guy on the bike had been obeying the law from the start it would not have happened!
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Actually, he did not pass illegally.



In their area, there is a law that states a motorcycle can pass on a double yellow if they have a clear sight path and it is safe. Much like many states allow bikes to run a red light if you sit for a while and don't trigger the sensor.





the after story:

the two riders called the cops and met up with them a bit later and the cop proceeded to do nothing about it.

they sent the video to the KY state police and are waiting to see if anything will be done.

the video took place on Sunday so it could be a while before anything else happens.











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Ok all,I'm the one filming and want to clear up a few issues I have with some of the comments/critisum being thown around from people that weren't there and don't know us.
#1 We/rider 1 most definitely not squids.farthest from that.40yrs old professionals with families.No stuntaz and lots of tracktime.
#2 No Isle of Mann TT going on.No backroad racing EVER!!!!
#3 We are always considerate of locals and understand some don't like bikes always rolling through their hood.EX rolling past a church on Sunday.
#4 We didn't thump his ass because we got our emotions in check and there were lots of witnesses at the stop.They would have seen 2 bikers beating one poor defensless hilljack.Would have just made the situiation worse.10 yrs ago different reaction.Alot more at stake now.Wanted the law involved also.
#5 We were not speeding in excess.55mph limit.Pace was maybe 50-65 from highest to lowest speeds.
#6 Slow moving vehicles are allowed to be passed on a double yellow if it is in a reasonable area and does not endanger oncoming traffic.Plenty of visible road as seen on vid.150+yards
#7 Truck was not doing the speed limit.
#8 We did not block him in.Would you want to be sitting on your bike as someone attacks you.no threats toward Billyray.I damn near jumped off my bike and almost didn't get stopped and kickstand down.
#9 I have been in contact with authorities and they want this POS off the road before he kills someone.They don't care about the pass.
#10 The pass didn't set this guy off.He "hates sportbikes and wants to take HIS roads back""we (sportbikes) ran his mom off the road" This assmonkey was going to attempt something if we passed or not.I'm 100%sure of it.
#11 I followed him cause it was the way home,to call authorities when he wrecked or killed an oncoming individual,I knew rider one would be waiting at the stop.he waited not to leave me alone with psycho blueboy.
#12 I can't believe this has become so popular.Wow!!!
#13 No arrest made.
#14 Truck was not his
#15 hell lost my train of thought
#16 We would love to just ride the track,as soon as my 7.6 mile 45 turn track in my backyard is completed,and I get my millions in order so I don't have to work to provide food for my family,I won't get back on public roads.I know the track is were its at.
#17 I see it that billy used his truck as a weapon and had every intention of producing great harm or killing biker 1.No different then shooting at someone and missing.
#18 I have my CCW licence.Thought about packing before the ride just didn't.That iron+ blueboy didn't scare me.I'm well versed in handing out beatdowns.
#19 I was scared shitless riding behind BB and being a witness to a fatal MVA at the hands of this asshat and not being able to do anything about it.
#20 Thats about all I have as of now.

Later all.Please be safe and be courteous to others on the road.A few bad apples give us all a bad name.
Please don't make any assumptions and this is my friend and myself issue with BB.

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I stand corrected.

However he is saying they didn't go over 60mph. Everything seems to be passing to point at a greater speed.

The speed on those curves before they approached the truck was 35. They were leaning pretty good for 35mph.

Personally I think the guys on the bike are not as innocent as they are trying to make themselves out to be.
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I would have to say that I agree with Diamond on this one. Nothing can excuse what the guy in the pickup did, however, It does not appear that the bikers were being as safe as they could have been.

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The speed on those curves before they approached the truck was 35. They were leaning pretty good for 35mph.
If you will notice, the signs were yellow/orange. This is a suggested cautionary safe speed limit in times of bad weather/visability. It is not a mandatory speed limit.

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Personally I think the guys on the bike are not as innocent as they are trying to make themselves out to be.
You may be quite right, however, two wrongs never make a right. The cage driver should be punished for his attempted manslaughter/murder, stalking, and menacing the public. Any speeding that the first biker was doing, so was the cage; he couldn't even keep his truck on his side of the road while he was in "hot pursuit".

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Y'all must be watching a different video than the rest of us

One bike passed, safely (if they were being douches, both would have started to go around him at high speed), and the guy tried to hit rider one and take him down.

The truck was going under the speed limit, they were legally allowed to pass, and again... it's not like the bike rocketed past him, he was performing a safe pass, didn't even gun the bike to do it.

Biker one tried to shake the psycho, but still didn't go into excessive speeds because that would have been unsafe as well. Biker two stayed behind to make the situation "safer" plus document the incident(s).

When possible, biker one pulled over and stopped. Neither acted out, even when being threatened, hell... they didn't even talk shit. They remained composed, just as they did while riding.

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I agree that what the truck driver did was dead wrong. That being said, if it was me...Coming up on a vehicle as fast as those two riders were, I would have given it a minute before I tried to pass. If the truck driver didn't look in his rear view for 20-30 seconds he may not have even known there was a bike approaching. On county roads like that many people cross the center line during their normal driving. I am not saying the riders were doing something illegal, but if I was in their position I would have been a little more careful.

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