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Old 09-06-2007, 01:22 PM   #1
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I get into popular fiction--no elitist snob here when it comes to literature, and I have something I wanna share with you guys. I have no problem suspending my disbelief since I like fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, etc. But I was jolted straight out of make-believe land when I read the following. It's an account of a woman in a Corolla trying to "outrun the evil bikers." It's beyond cheesy and unrealistic.

"The real monsters first appeared in her rearview mirror as six bobbing points of light. Six motorcycle headlights, she soon realized. Whooping and hollering, the bikers she'd last seen at the truck stop in Chisel Rock circled her car, cutting in front of her, passing so close that she instinctively stepped on the brake and jerked the steering wheel to the right.

One of the bikers swooped up next to her, keeping pace with the Corolla. He leaned toward her, grinning maniacally. One tattooed arm suddenly snaked in the driver's-side window. The biker made a grab for the steering wheel. She sweved sharply to the right while searchign feverishly with her left hand for the button that controlled the automatic windows. After what seemed like endless minutes but couldn't have been more than a second or two, she located the right button.

The biker made another grab for the wheel. In agonizing slow motion, the driver's side window slid shut, pinning his forearm between the top edge of the glass and window frame. He shrieked as, held fast, he was pulled from his bike. The riderless Harley struck the Corolla a glancing blow--struck the biker as well, judging by his shrill curses--and bounced away."


And it goes on until eventually she runs out of gas after more window smashing, tire iron threats, etc. In all this, the only guy she manages to take out with the car is the one who she "got" with the window. I seriously doubt the author has ever had much experience with bikes.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:31 PM   #2
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no wet panty action why did I read this

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I get into popular fiction--no elitist snob here when it comes to literature, and I have something I wanna share with you guys. I have no problem suspending my disbelief since I like fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, etc. But I was jolted straight out of make-believe land when I read the following. It's an account of a woman in a Corolla trying to "outrun the evil bikers." It's beyond cheesy and unrealistic.

"The real monsters first appeared in her rearview mirror as six bobbing points of light. Six motorcycle headlights, she soon realized. Whooping and hollering, the bikers she'd last seen at the truck stop in Chisel Rock circled her car, cutting in front of her, passing so close that she instinctively stepped on the brake and jerked the steering wheel to the right.

One of the bikers swooped up next to her, keeping pace with the Corolla. He leaned toward her, grinning maniacally. One tattooed arm suddenly snaked in the driver's-side window. The biker made a grab for the steering wheel. She sweved sharply to the right while searchign feverishly with her left hand for the button that controlled the automatic windows. After what seemed like endless minutes but couldn't have been more than a second or two, she located the right button.

The biker made another grab for the wheel. In agonizing slow motion, the driver's side window slid shut, pinning his forearm between the top edge of the glass and window frame. He shrieked as, held fast, he was pulled from his bike. The riderless Harley struck the Corolla a glancing blow--struck the biker as well, judging by his shrill curses--and bounced away."


And it goes on until eventually she runs out of gas after more window smashing, tire iron threats, etc. In all this, the only guy she manages to take out with the car is the one who she "got" with the window. I seriously doubt the author has ever had much experience with bikes.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:36 PM   #3
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. So is there an award for worst bike/car scene like the one for bad ?
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no wet panty action why did I read this
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:37 PM   #5
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. So is there an award for worst bike/car scene like the one for bad ?
We could make one.

"It was a dark and stormy night. . ." take it away from there.
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Old 09-06-2007, 01:59 PM   #6
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reminds me of the movie "wild hogs"
in the scene where the "posers" take the one dudes sportster back, they ride psat the biker bar.
John Travolta's character rides past, accellerating, while giving them the finger with his right hand
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Old 09-06-2007, 03:31 PM   #7
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reminds me of the movie "wild hogs"
in the scene where the "posers" take the one dudes sportster back, they ride psat the biker bar.
John Travolta's character rides past, accellerating, while giving them the finger with his right hand
I saw that. I just figured there was a foot feed on the bike

Do they make those for gixxers?
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