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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2013, 08:43:37 am »
To wheely in traffic is soooo dangerous, motorists rubber-neck to look and thus drive over poodles and small ducks and pavements, where they may hit a pram.
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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2013, 08:50:20 am »
Pulled up next to a Metro Police Car on Rivonia a few weeks ago and both the officers were doing "The Gangnam Style" asking me to wheelie!!!  :o

Had to oblige! ;)
« Last Edit: May 03, 2013, 08:50:43 am by Alsdad »
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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2013, 08:52:20 am »
To wheely in traffic is soooo dangerous, motorists rubber-neck to look and thus drive over poodles and small ducks and pavements, where they may hit a pram.
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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2013, 08:54:27 am »
So on Tuesday I'm commuting home on William Nicol and this bloke on what looked like a KTM 950 Super Enduro with a KINI Red Bull sticker kit (to the owner ... nice bike) pushes past me... OK, slightly not impressed because if he has just waited 30 seconds there would have been ample space and I did not have to almost have my handle bar clipped.

I however catch him at the next light and the moment it turns green he fly's off and so it goes for about 8 lights (I guess though some folk have this absolute need to be the first to stop at the next traffic light). Racing off like that is however not my problem and since I'm riding my speed behind him, I'm not really bugged by it. What however did bug me was this absolute need of his bloke to pop a wheelie and try hold it for as long as possible (or at least till he caught the tail end of traffic) from each and every friggin' traffic light. Heck the one light he even stopped the bike on a front wheelie.

This blokes skill on the tar is OBVIOUSLY far superior to mine and impressive (I can't wheelie and I don't really care to either) ... but really, that sort of riding is just immature and reckless in my opinion. If you want to pop wheelies, fine ... go pop wheelies on a track where you don't pose a hazard to your fellow road users, because quite honestly everyone just looks at this and thinks "<insert Afrikaans word for a box here>".

So my question is why? Why this need to act like a "<insert Afrikaans word for a box here>" and pop wheelies during afternoon traffic? I just don't get it. Please explain.

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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2013, 08:55:40 am »
Wrong forum bud. Go try those safety conscious okes with their bright vests and banners. This site likes wheelies (the ones who can wheelie anyway)

My issue is not the actual wheelies, it's where they are being executed.

Yes, as BFG says "he is only endangering himself", but heck.... on the off chance he bails, it'll be likely that it'll be right in front of me and then it becomes my problem.
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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2013, 08:56:57 am »
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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2013, 09:00:14 am »
on the off chance he bails, it'll be likely that it'll be right in front of me and then it becomes my problem.

Then you lift your front wheel and ride over him safely.

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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2013, 09:01:42 am »
on the off chance he bails, it'll be likely that it'll be right in front of me and then it becomes my problem.

Then you lift your front wheel and ride over him safely.

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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2013, 09:03:54 am »
Hey wait a second here. You admitted to racing from robot to robot behind him. Aren't you putting him in danger by speeding and not keeping a safe following distance?  :pot:
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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2013, 09:04:56 am »
on the off chance he bails, it'll be likely that it'll be right in front of me and then it becomes my problem.

Then you lift your front wheel and ride over him safely.

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Ah, but remember I can't wheelie, which means I'll have to go straight over :dontknow:
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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2013, 09:05:27 am »
Pulled up next to a Metro Police Car on Rivonia a few weeks ago and both the officers were doing "The Gangnam Style" asking me to wheelie!!!  :o

Had to oblige! ;)


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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2013, 09:15:38 am »
Die enigste gevaar wat ek sien elke keer as iemand wheelie is dat ek amper my kombi afskryf om vir my seuns te wys hoe daar iemand is wat wheelie en dan vra hulle my waneer gaan Dad dit leer doen

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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2013, 09:15:58 am »
on the off chance he bails, it'll be likely that it'll be right in front of me and then it becomes my problem.

Then you lift your front wheel and ride over him safely.

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Ah, but remember I can't wheelie, which means I'll have to go straight over :dontknow:

All the more reason to learn then...

So a few months down the line, someone will come and post here about the hooligan on the GS800 in front of him who wheelied straight over a poor guy who crashed his KTM...

Its the circle of life

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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2013, 09:23:27 am »
ran into the same guy yesterday coming from the opposite direction, he did an impressive stoppy with the SE - I don't know why but trying as I might - I can brake as hard as I want -  the 1190 just does not want to do a stoppy :imaposer:
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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2013, 09:27:28 am »
All the more reason to learn then...

So a few months down the line, someone will come and post here about the hooligan on the GS800 in front of him who wheelied straight over a poor guy who crashed his KTM...

Its the circle of life

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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2013, 09:32:53 am »

.....and this bloke on what looked like a KTM 950 Super Enduro with a KINI Red Bull sticker kit


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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2013, 09:35:34 am »
Praat ons van Smokes hier?
 

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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2013, 09:42:17 am »
Praat ons van Smokes hier?

Stuur hom die link dat hy kan sien watse kak word agter sy rug gepraat  :imaposer:
 

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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2013, 09:45:16 am »
If I could wheelie I would not do it between cars but once you are a safe distance in-front of traffic, why not  >:D
 

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Re: Popping Wheelies in Traffic
« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2013, 09:47:53 am »
- I don't know why but trying as I might - I can brake as hard as I want -  the 1190 just does not want to do a stoppy :imaposer:

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