Something I don’t understand

Apparently, packs of motorcycles—not Harleys, but sportbikes—are terrorizing the highways around St. Louis.

Brian Johnson of St. Louis said he was heading on I-170 north to Lambert International Airport with his wife when he saw the pack of motorcycles on the other side of the highway.

"There was a good half mile stretch where it was 20 bikes wide the whole highway," he said. "It was hundreds after hundreds after hundreds of bikes."

Johnson said the bikers were not your typical Harley Davidson types; most were wearing racing suits and riding speed bikes like you would see in stunt shows.

He said the first group of bikers were pumping their fists; the second group created a ringlike formation and had bikers riding down the middle doing wheelies.

Johnson said cars were forced over to the shoulder of the road and trying to get off. There were also traffic tie-ups on his side of the highway as drivers slowed to gawk at the spectacle.

Let me explain something to you morons very simply. If I’m out driving in my Ram 2500 Long Bed, and you try to force me off the road with your motorcycle you’re gonna die.

Author: Dale Franks

Dale Franks is the former host of The Business Day, ”a daily, four-hour business and financial news program on KMNY Radio in Los Angeles. From 2002-2004, he was a contributor on military and international affairs for Currently, he a publisher and editor of the monthly political journal The New Libertarian, as well as an editor of the popular web log, Q and O. Dale served as a military police officer in the United States Air Force from 1984 to 1993, in variety of assignments both in the United States and Europe, where he also was assigned to the staff of the Headquarters of Allied Forces Central Europe. In addition to broadcasting, writing, and speaking on various topics, Dale has also been a long-time technical training instructor on a variety of computer software and technology subjects. Dale has also long been involved with information technology as an accomplished web designer, programmer, and technologist, serving as the corporate knowledge specialist for Microsoft Outlook at SAIC, the nation's largest employee-owned corporation. Additionally, he is the author of a number of software user guides used for classroom training by one of Southern California’'s premier computer training and consulting firms. His book, SLACKERNOMICS: Basic Economics for People Who Find Economics Boring, is available from Barnes & Noble.

10 thoughts on “Something I don’t understand”

  1. Apparently, this is one of those “flashmob” things, where “young” sport bikers take over a busy stretch of road, close it down, and then do stupid stunts for a while. Then, they all go separate ways to avoid the police. It happened in Dallas not too long ago. The one in Dallas “may” be related to a biker death, but the lure of the 15-minute fame on YouTube may trigger stupid behavior by other idiots in other places.
    Probably will happen a few more times, then fade away after a while. May fade away sooner if someone gets killed.

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  3. Dale,

    What is this nonsense now? I can understand a flash mob – a bunch of maniacs start dancing in public. Clogging a highway is a different thing entirely. Motorcyclists as a group do not need help convincing the general public that we are a group of degenerate morons. The overarching opinion has been getting better over the years, and now this kind of crap starts? No thanks, count me out.

    Behind Bars – Motorcycles and Life

  4. I agree, Dale.  My Dodge Magnum vs. motorcycle trying to run me off road means motorcycle loses.  Not to mention that if they endanger one of my family members they’ll have to deal with the .45 I carry in the console as well.

    This sort of stupidity is what causes some cops to make assumptions about all riders, not to mention the general public deciding they don’t have to share the road with us because some squids decide to try to own it outright.  I’ve done stupid stuff on my bike and I’m no saint, but at least I make sure the only life I endanger is my own.  These guys are juts punks that need a good beating to make up for all the spankings they apparently missed out on when they were kids..

  5. Are you serious?
    No, you can’t be serious. You must be kidding. You’re kidding, right? I wouldn’t wish a motorcycle accident on my worst enemy, let alone threaten to mow someone down on a bike. Do you even ride much???

    1. Deadly serious. If you try to run me off the road in your motorcycle, then you deserve to suffer the consequences. I have no sympathy for you at all. I have no obligation whatsoever to you in that situation. You wanna play that game on a motorcycle, then you’re too stupid to live. It’s better for everyone if you get taken out of the gene pool, hopefully before you reproduce.

      And yes, I ride. Every. Single. Day.

      You know what I don’t do? I don’t intentionally pit my motorcycle against drivers in 5,000 lb automobiles.

      1. If a kitten walked into me, I wouldn’t go out of my way to kick it, but I would stay on my course.
        That’s what we are as motorcyclists to cagers. There will always be idiots giving us a bad reputation. Running them down isn’t the solution. It’s pretty over dramatic.

        1. Didn’t say I’d go out of my way to run anybody down. But somebody who’s trying to run me off the road is the aggressor. What part of that do you not get?

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