RIP ANNETTE CARRION! WARNING TO ALL MOTORCYCLE RIDERS!

It’s no secret that motorcycles are dangerous, and even the most experienced of riders can fall victim to the adrenaline fueled hobby of riding.

When we heard a few weeks back about the passing of popular YouTube bike vlogger Annette Carrion, we knew we had lost one of the good ones.

Annette was a beautiful person inside and out and did a lot of work toward helping the image of motorcycling as a hobby and a motorsport, working especially hard to motivate other women to join her in the two-wheeled world.

According to the police report, Annette’s fatal accident occurred because she took a curve at too high a speed and was unable to keep the bike in the roadway.

While Carrion was obviously an experienced and proficient rider, she could have been unfamiliar with this particular section of roadway, or simply rode into the curve too hard and was unable to slow enough to make a controlled turn.

Her momentum carried her off the side of the road and down an embankment. She was thrown off of her bike during the tumble and then fell over a 50 foot drop. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

Annette is survived by five siblings, her boyfriend Jimmy Busak, and ten nieces and nephews. However, Carrion also leaves behind a legacy in the motorcycling community. She worked tirelessly to promote riding and her fellow riders in a positive light to help reduce the stigma that many riders face of being careless and dangerous. She was especially interested in seeing more females suiting up and riding, since the hobby is a predominantly male community.

This video from fellow YouTuber CycleCruza offers some tips on riding safely, as well as a few options to ride in areas that are safer than public roadways, such as hitting the track or off-road riding. He also makes some great points about the rest of the world around us being a scary place to live, which is very true.

Simple trick prevents the police from ever giving you a speeding ticket

Every year hundreds get caught in police speed controls for driving too fast — with a great many caught by automatic speed cameras.

But did you know there’s a way to avoid the hefty fines that come along with speeding?

Online site, finddetbilligt.dk, has come up with a trick that means you never have to worry about getting caught speeding again!

It is absolutely brilliant. Best of all, the method works internationally, in every country in the world.

Here’s how to cleverly avoid speeding fines

1. Look closely at the signs on the road that show you the speed limit. The number indicated is the maximum speed you can travel. Whether you’re on foot, bike or car.

2. Try to locate your car’s speedometer. You normally find it somewhere in front of the driver’s seat, on the dashboard. It has an arrow pointing to the number that reflects the car’s speed. On newer cars, the speed is sometimes displayed digitally, with numbers.

3. This last point is also the hardest. Adjust your speed according to the number shown on the road sign. The police can not fine you if you do not drive over this number.

Strangely, there seem to be surprisingly too few who are aware of this simple yet genius trick. And best of all, if you stick to it, you’ll never have to pay a speeding fine ever again. Even better — the road will become much safer for everyone!

A DIRT BIKE POWERED MOTORBOAT? WELL WHY NOT?

Once again we bring you some real redneck engineering and just like always it works, it might not be the most effective way to do things but this type of vehicle marriage is something that we all love seeing.

Today the man of the hour is the guy who decided that buying a boat motor is for those what have no ingenuity so he attached most of his dirt bike to the back of that vessel and amazingly he managed to power it with it.

Ok, we know the build hat some limitations, no matter how well protected the engine of the bike is, the guy that designed it never intended it to sail so there is that part of a reliability issue and then there is the speed and noise issue. Being quiet was also not on the top of the priorities during the R&D faze of the bike so in order to move this thing has to scream to the top of its lungs.

Nevertheless, it is a valiant effort that needs to be seen, and a small advice, you can skip to the 1:30 minute mark because it appears the bike is not happy to be brought to life while floating on water.

Motorcycle Cop Hits Cone at 90 MPH

Thanks to a body cam that was recording, we’re able to watch this motorcycle police officer as he clocks a driver speeding. as is his job, before he hops on his bike and turns it on, beginning to give chase to the driver, however, what happened next is something that he definitely didn’t see coming. It’s not like the traffic cone hopped out in front of him, but this officer definitely must’ve missed it as he probably had his vision trained on the speeder in question and therefore, he would barrel straight into a traffic guiding device and ended up flopping on the ground and dumping his bike, as a result.

If you check out the video below, you will be brought along with the situation to see exactly how it all went down. Luckily, it was reported that the officer was hospitalized with only minor injuries and he will be just alright. It’s not really clear exactly how something like this managed to happen but, you can bet your bottom dollar that this officer will have a closer eye on things like this next time. While it might be hard to balance out all of the factors that are in the mix during a heated situation like that, it’s definitely not something that you are going to do twice.

6 Reasons Why Motorcycle Riders are Better Car Drivers Too

One thing a lot of car drivers don’t realize is that even riders drive. We don’t use our motorcycles all the time. And when we do drive, it’s generally much better than the cagers who never ride at all. And, here’s a good list of reasons why..

1. Coordination

After you’ve ridden enough, it just becomes second nature. But, that doesn’t mean riders aren’t much better in their coordination. Riding requires you to balance the bike, operate two different brakes, operate a manual transmission and clutch system, all at the same time.

When we drive, that translates into much better coordination with behind the wheel and at the pedals.

2. Defensive Driving

People who’re just accustomed to driving in cars tend to lose connect with the real dangers on the road. Riders always have to be aware of the things on the road that can cause kill or injure them. This causes us to be hyper-aware about our surroundings on the road, and ride defensively. When behind the wheel in a cage, that mentality doesn’t just go away that easy.

3. The Sixth Sense

The sense even science agrees exists, but doesn’t explain. The weird inexplicable sensation of things that are just about to happen. Riders develop that as a survival instinct. We somehow tend to know better and before about the stupid thing the idiot ahead is about to do.

Whether it’s just keen observation and better processing of environmental stimuli or a gift of God, this “sixth sense” really helps us avoid a lot of sh*t, whether we’re riding or driving.

4. Heightened Awareness of Road and Weather Conditions

The slightest problems in the road can wreck havoc for a rider. That’s why we tend to pay more attention to the dangers on the road, including dangers from the weather.

A rainy day in a car is just like a sunny one. Not on a bike. You need to be well-prepared beforehand. And this heightened awareness of the road and weather really helps us prepare better for driving through extreme weather as well as better over just about any road.

 

5. Better Awareness of Blind Spots

There are 2 reasons why we’re better at it. One, motorcycle rearview mirrors are absolutely useless, compared to the ones on our cars. Two, car drivers’ blindspots scare the living hell out of us. Chances of us meeting our makers are much higher when we’re a car’s blindspot.

So, as car drivers, that really translates into a much heightened concern for blindspots than non-riders.

6. Faster Decision Making and Quicker Reaction Times

Even the slightest of hits can be dangerous for us. Drivers often have the option of braking hard and just get off with someone mildly rear-ending them and insurance paying the costs. Riders don’t really have that option.

And no amount of road awareness and sixth sense can accommodate for all the unexpected things that can and do happen on the road. Consequently, we develop skills to respond faster to dangers on the road. And that continues with us in the car.

WATCH THE TERRIFYING MOMENT A DRIVER IGNORES DESPERATE SCREAMS OF A MAN ON A MOTORCYCLE AND KEEPS REVERSING – CRUSHING HIS BIKE AND ALMOST KILLING HIM

A motorcycle rider has had a lucky escape after narrowly avoiding being crushed by a reversing learner driver.

Bad driver? There’s a pretty good chance you’re on dash cam

A motorcycle rider has had a lucky escape after narrowly avoiding being crushed by a reversing learner driver.

Dash cam video has emerged of the moment the learner driver ends up in the middle of an intersection after failing to stop for a red light.

As the female driver reverses, the unknowingly switches lanes and careers into the path of the waiting motorcyclist.

Fortunately for the rider, he managed to escape without any injury. The same can’t be said for his poor bike.

BAD DRIVER? SMILE! YOU MIGHT BE ON DASH CAM

Beware bad drivers! The rise of the dash cam means if you do something terrible on the road, it’s likely someone’s caught it on film.

A 25-year-old mechanic named Troy, is one of the people who decides if Australia will see your road fail.

He runs the page Dash Cam Owners Australia which often shares footage of car crashes, road rage incidents and unusual driver behavior.

While he doesn’t set out to embarrass anyone, Troy started the page to improve road awareness and safety.

“We’re not here to name and shame people, we all make mistakes,” Troy told Yahoo7.

Despite this, ending up on the page could be a little embarrassing if you are doing the wrong thing.

When it came to the state with the worst drivers, Troy said most of the dash cam submissions came from Queensland and Western Australia.

He also felt dash cams were necessary on Australian roads.

“Many car accidents turn out to be a he said she said case and the camera tells the story in black and white,” he said.

“Also, they can offer protection for car park bingles and hit and run cases where the innocent party is usually left to foot the bill.”

Footage has emerged of a driver who reverses into a motorcycle and crushes the bike under its wheels
The shocking moment was captured on camera by the motorcyclist, who was on the bike at the time the incident occurred
However the four-wheel-drive narrowly misses the bike-rider who is quick to jump to safety to avoid being run over
According to Yahoo7 , the person behind the wheel was a female learner driver

MAN DIES IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH AFTER DRIVING HIS DREAM HARLEY BIKE FOR JUST 3 MILES

Motorcycling is something we love. That is why we ride, despite all the risks involved.

But then, there are people who’d love to do it, but can’t for some reason.

They often yearn to buy a motorcycle for years, before they can ever get one, if they ever do.

Barry Strang, 59, Wyoming resident, yearned for a Harley-Davidson all his life. He was a father of two, and was about to retire. Finally, he was able to convince his wife Pam to get one. He had just put a post on Facebook talking about his new bike. He was the happiest guy. But, as fate would have it, not for long.

Strang had taken out his Harley out on the road for the very first time, ever since he bought it. Just after three miles, tragedy struck! Strang met with a horrible accident. He was trying to ride around a curve when he collided with a tractor trailer. He was thrown off the bike, and right under the truck.

He was sadly declared dead at the scene, shortly after. It’s heartbreaking for his wife, Pam. However, the only way she’s finding solace in this time of doom is knowing that her husband at least went off doing what he loved. Before he went, he at least lived his dream. She says:

“IT WAS SOMETHING HE WANTED HIS WHOLE LIFE. IT’S LIKE MY SON SAID, ‘DAD WENT OUT WITH THE BIGGEST SMILE ON HIS FACE’.”

GRUDGE RACING HARLEY GOES WHEELS UP

It’s not clear if these races are for cash or enjoyable however each one in every of these cruiser bike riders is on their recreationmaking an attempt to plant down arduous and head down the monitor to their greatest cross butNonetheless, there are a few these two wheeled machines that aren’t precisely the perfect on preserving each wheels on the bottom as they get a bit rowdy. It’s fairly intense to observe because the Harleys yank that entrance wheel up and the riders maintain on for pricey life, hoping that the machine goes to come back again down and roll as straight as an arrow all the best way to the end line that lies forward.

Take a look at the video under as a bit of little bit of bike racing motion is delivered to the forefront of the motion from the fellows over at City Hillbilly Motion Movies. These bike riders definitely know find out how to placed on a present, to say the least! After tuning in and watching the bike grudge racing throw down, you should definitely inform us which of those riders and matchups you discovered to be your favourite of the bunch. Once you take Harleys to the monitor, they’re undoubtedly ridden in a complete totally different approach than what you’re used to seeing out on the streets, that’s for positive!

KAWASAKI H2 EXPLODES AT ALMOST 200MPH

That’s going to be an expensive repair…

Think of a long list of things you don’t want to happen at almost 200mph…

Chances are an engine blowout is right up there.

Youtuber, and boosted bike aficionado, BOOSTEDH2, suffered exactly that recently when his supercharged Kawasaki H2 ‘threw a rod’* at 188mph.

Watch from a minute in as the engine changes tune, the revs drop and the dash goes dark, while the rider masterfully holds on and brings the bike to a stop.

Petrol pours from the bike as the rider gets a close-up of a gaping hole in the engine, before throwing his glove to the ground and announcing: ‘She done. She done…’

*’Throwing a rod’ is when one of the connecting rods from a piston to the crankshaft snaps and (if it is on its way down) punches a hole through the engine block.