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Old 01-03-2008, 02:45 PM   #41
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Agreed.
And a lot of the riders who are out riding wheelies are in no way riding recklessly

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Who the F are you trying to kid, keep telling yourself that.....I have been a wreck, I was driving safe and still could not avoid the a-hole that pulled out in front of me, much less on one wheel......
I'm not trying to kid anybody. I guarantee that there are quite a few riders out there who ride as skillfully on one wheel as on two.

So, somebody pulled out in front of you and you hit them. Was it your fault? If not, then blame whoever it was for their bad driving.

I fail to see how your accident has anything to do with the ability of others to ride a safe wheelie.

Sure, had you been doing a wheelie when you wrecked, then we could draw comparisons, but you weren't, so we can't.

Not trying to bash, but wheelies aren't the devil.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:59 PM   #42
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I'm not trying to kid anybody. I guarantee that there are quite a few riders out there who ride as skillfully on one wheel as on two.

So, somebody pulled out in front of you and you hit them. Was it your fault? If not, then blame whoever it was for their bad driving.

I fail to see how your accident has anything to do with the ability of others to ride a safe wheelie.

Sure, had you been doing a wheelie when you wrecked, then we could draw comparisons, but you weren't, so we can't.

Not trying to bash, but wheelies aren't the devil.
ok, take this statement to any stunter you know... have them ride a wheelie at say 70mph and see how fast they can stop. now have them do it but starting on 2 wheels... what is the shorter distance. it's a no brainer, your comment is absurd, but since you guranteed it... let's bet
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:14 PM   #43
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I'm not trying to kid anybody. I guarantee that there are quite a few riders out there who ride as skillfully on one wheel as on two.

So, somebody pulled out in front of you and you hit them. Was it your fault? If not, then blame whoever it was for their bad driving.

I fail to see how your accident has anything to do with the ability of others to ride a safe wheelie.

Sure, had you been doing a wheelie when you wrecked, then we could draw comparisons, but you weren't, so we can't.

Not trying to bash, but wheelies aren't the devil.
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I guarantee that there are quite a few riders out there who ride as skillfully on one wheel as on two.

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I'll disagree. while there are some great wheelie riders out there, they still have more control on 2 then 1.
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I'll disagree. while there are some great wheelie riders out there, they still have more control on 2 then 1.
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And I "guarantee" they can stop faster, and in a shorter distance, with 2 tires on the ground, than with 1 on the ground and the other up in the air!!

If you got 2 bikes side by side, 1 doing a wheelie, the other planted, and a car pulls out in front of both of them... who do you think has the better chance of stopping in time?

it's not an issue of whether they can ride a wheelie skillfully or not. it's an issue of common sense.
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I'll disagree. while there are some great wheelie riders out there, they still have more control on 2 then 1.
I did word that incorrectly - what I meant was that some riders can ride better on one than others can on two. -sorry.

The gist of my argument is that there are certainly riders out there who, when riding a wheelie, are not riding recklessly.

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And I "guarantee" they can stop faster, and in a shorter distance, with 2 tires on the ground, than with 1 on the ground and the other up in the air!!

If you got 2 bikes side by side, 1 doing a wheelie, the other planted, and a car pulls out in front of both of them... who do you think has the better chance of stopping in time?

it's not an issue of whether they can ride a wheelie skillfully or not. it's an issue of common sense.
Yes, the average rider can likely stop faster when travelling on two wheels as opposed to one.

And yes, I'd bet, there are plenty of guys out there who can, while riding a wheelie, react to a situation and stop faster than that other 'average' rider who was riding along on two wheels.

You're right, it's common sense. Some folks are good at riding wheelies and some of these same folks have the common sense to do it in a safe manner, while not risking others' lives or property.

They certainly aren't any more reckless riding a 55 MPH wheelie down a lonely stretch of interstate than a car driver doing 70 in their Tahoe while eating a Big Mac or talking on the cell phone - or speeding for that matter.

A car driver can get away with 24 MPH over the limit and still take defensive driving, while a biker in a wheelie within the speed limit can get hauled in.

Common sense begs for a little more discretion in these cases.
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And yes, I'd bet, there are plenty of guys out there who can, while riding a wheelie, react to a situation and stop faster than that other 'average' rider who was riding along on two wheels.
How much?????????????


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A car driver can get away with 24 MPH over the limit and still take defensive driving, while a biker in a wheelie within the speed limit can get hauled in.

Common sense begs for a little more discretion in these cases.
I dunno... if a car driver was drving with front wheels in the air, I'm sure he'll get hauled in no matter which speed he was at...
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