View Full Version : Ride of the Century

09-19-2011, 11:01 AM
What a bunch of a-holes. They just take over the whole freeway/city/whatever with hundreds/thousands of bikes and do what ever they want, cutting off vehicles, kicking cars, running lights, riding down all lanes of traffic (including the opposite direction), shutting down freeways so they can do stunts...

My main problem is that the only intention of the whole thing is to wreak havoc on society and cause as big of a disruption to peoples daily lives as possible. Below is the article that I saw and then some you tube vids that I looked up. It appears that this happens every year in multiple citys...surprised I never heard of it before. Kind of reminds me of the critical mass bicycle rallys and they piss me off, too

Article (http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_2b10b7d4-e16f-11e0-bd73-0019bb30f31a.html?mode=story)

Video1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5WqkGNjm3s)

Video2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rj2o2sY-ik)

Video3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEWcaNHuv8U)

Gas Man
09-19-2011, 09:51 PM
This become a common place...

These assholes don't have permits, or rights to do this. They are nothing more than domestic thugs that deserve to be used as sniper practice.

09-20-2011, 08:28 AM
to be honest, i don't see a problem. just drive right through them and if you happen to thump thump a few, no big deal.

as for kicking cars and cutting people off, i'd like to see that. thump thump...... 4000 pound car vs 500 pound bike...hmmm
it's gonna happen and then the police MIGHT do something about it.

09-20-2011, 09:04 AM
Yep, these guys give motorcycling a good name. More balls then brains.

09-20-2011, 09:28 AM
just drive right through them and if you happen to thump thump a few, no big deal

Happens with the critical mass idiots and they just become more defiant and "in your face"

Car plows through bicyclists (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYR5joj73Es)

Car runs over bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7uY9ydMYc)

A coworker was showing a bunch of the 'critical mass' vids to me last week. People get really pissed off at them but if you say anything all of a sudden you have 50 hippies on bicycles in your face trying to get you to throw a punch while on video so they can try to have you arrested and post it on you tube

09-20-2011, 07:17 PM
those 2 video's i find funny. THUMP THUMP !!!!!

09-24-2011, 02:05 PM
Get out of the f'n road.
I saw the videos of the Ride of the Century. The funny thing is if I was in my car trying to get somewhere I'd be pissed but if I was on my bike I'd stop and watch. As far as the bicyclists I've had plenty of run ins with them up here in the Tunnel of Trees. They like to ride 3 and 4 abreast and they won't move. I wait until I can get around them and then I go but it always amazes me that they risk getting run over the way they do. When I'm on the road on bicycle, motorcycle or car I always try and stay out of other peoples way. Why in the hell do you want to hold up traffic. They ride along with the thought that they have just as much right to be there as anyone and they're right but when they get dragged a half mile under a car we're supposed to feel bad.

10-03-2011, 02:10 AM
As far as the ROC goes, I think those people should be identified and prosecuted. I'm sure that comment will ruffle some feathers, because bikers in general want to be left alone to do their thing. I can respect that. However, these type of bikers don't give the rest of us a bad name, that has been established for decades. They affect us in a worse way by causing adverse legislation and regulation, plus they cause our insurance rates to climb.

The bicyclists are, in my opinion, the group that needs more education about their interests. Yes, they have the same rights as the rest of us. That is a fact, something most bicyclists will be sure to point out to anyone who invades their space. What they don't have is crash proof bodies; they will lose any collision with just about anything they encounter. If they think there is safety in numbers, refer to the video from Brazil.

Gas Man
10-04-2011, 02:39 AM
Nah I think you have good points kwats.