however, i must say that it sickens me that driver licenses are so easily handed out and driver skills are not re-assest after the initial licensing
You got that right, and if the guy stopped he would be in jail for life.Just another attack on sportbike(r)s by a reporter who seems to subscribe to the "it's someone elses fault" answer whenever someone screws up.
Like I said in my post we do not have all the information to really gauge whether the motorcycle is at fault or not, yet the article puts a lot of the blame on the rider.armourbl said:I once witnessed a friend bring down a stand up wheelie at about 85 mph. He had rode the wheelie about a mile, and the front tire had stopped spinning. The road was in the middle of no-where, but it just so happened that as he brought it down there was a Semi-truck in the oncoming lane. His bike did a bit of a tank slapper, which spooked the Semi driver. He actually locked up his trailer, probably thinking he was about to run over my friend. Luckily, nothing bad happened, but you could easily see how things could have turned out much worse.