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File under sad motorcycle irony defined

Police say a motorcyclist believed to be participating in a helmet protest ride died from head injuries after he crashed his bike on Route 11 in the Town of Onondaga. It happened around 1:30 pm Saturday.

via YNN, Your News Now.

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July 3, 2011 Posted by | motorcycle | Comments Off on File under sad motorcycle irony defined

Potholes are good for something after all

Cyclist Steve Wheen decided to plant cyclamen, narcissus and polyanthus in the holes after becoming fed up with the state of roads.

The 33-year-old’s green do-gooding is proving popular as his website – http://www.thepotholegardener.com – has had 25,000 hits in its first month.

via Steve Wheen plants flowers in potholes | Metro.co.uk.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | Art?, cool stuff, motorcycle | , | Comments Off on Potholes are good for something after all

There’s a reason this guy is a “Pale Rider”—He’s dead.

If you thought you’d previously seen it all, well, you’re wrong. Case in point: David Morales Colón, a 22-year-old Puerto Rican man who was shot to death last Thursday, and whose wake is now making headlines here in the United States mainland. How come? Well, suffice it to say that the funeral directors at Marin Funeral Home in San Juan’s Hato Rey neighborhood have a flair for the unorthodox.

More via  Autoblog.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff, motorcycle, Strange, Uncategorized | Comments Off on There’s a reason this guy is a “Pale Rider”—He’s dead.

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January 28, 2010 Posted by | accident messes, Bikes, motorcycle | Comments Off on Uh-oh

Drat those budget cuts! (Thanks, Katherine)

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February 19, 2009 Posted by | Fun stuff, motorcycle | Comments Off on Drat those budget cuts! (Thanks, Katherine)

Souped-up Segway?

Balancing act

It may look like the most dangerous motorbike in the world but this new invention is actually the latest form of green transport.

The electric Uno is the brainchild of 18-year-old Canadian Ben Gulak who spent several years developing the bike, which is controlled entirely by body movements.

The machine actually has two wheels, side-by-side, and uses gyroscopic technology to stay upright. It moves in the direction the rider leans – and the more you lean, the faster you go.

Ben claims that the bike could help beat pollution and he was inspired to design it after visiting China and seeing all the smog there.

He says: “The bike is fairly easy to ride, but takes a bit of getting used to because you have to learn to trust it.”

May 2, 2008 Posted by | Alternate fuels, Bikes, motorcycle | | 3 Comments

This bike is a real bomb…no, I mean really a bomb.

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April 20, 2008 Posted by | motorcycle, Strange | , , | Comments Off on This bike is a real bomb…no, I mean really a bomb.