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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2019, 07:01:26 am »
You investigate and help, if possible. It's just being human. Not even because you ride a bike or anything, its just the right thing to do.

Couple of years ago, on my first GS, my son and I took the canal roads to Beestekraal. I overcooked one corner too, went down and tumbled a bit onto the embankment about a meter or 2 lower than the road, and the bike ended up teetering on the edge of the canal. Out of nowhere, seemingly, 4 locals popped up and helped us drag the bike up to the road again. And they were not even bikers.
 

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2019, 07:12:32 am »
You investigate and help, if possible. It's just being human. Not even because you ride a bike or anything, its just the right thing to do.

Couple of years ago, on my first GS, my son and I took the canal roads to Beestekraal. I overcooked one corner too, went down and tumbled a bit onto the embankment about a meter or 2 lower than the road, and the bike ended up teetering on the edge of the canal. Out of nowhere, seemingly, 4 locals popped up and helped us drag the bike up to the road again. And they were not even bikers.

Those 4 were not on GS's. :pot:

Sounds to me like the 2 riders saw the fall, saw the rider get up straightaway and thought he had the situation under control.
 

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2019, 07:41:52 am »
Being on GS`s, they probably also know its a back breaker to haul a GS out of a sloot....
BUT.... still,  should have walked over and check on the person. Offer at least to phone for help if you dont like to get your pedicured hands dirty.
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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2019, 09:04:35 am »
Do you all stop at a car accidents, i don't normally unless I'm first on the scene , why should it be compulsory for a bike.. Needless to say i would stop and have before but many others are just scared.  :sip:

they were first on the seen , they were already stopped on the bridge when he missed the corner right behind them , they were off their bikes at the time and were still off their bikes when I got there, they did not even attempt to help him or us us get the bike out of the ditch,

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2019, 09:10:29 am »
To be honest. When a biker goes down, stop and assist yes. If all is well, I will also leave...

I dont think its my job to sukkel 2 hours to get  bike out of a sloot hey  :imaposer:

Says you that also ride a 500kg 1250.....

That meas a total of 658kg hurtling down the road. Scary thought
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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2019, 10:35:48 am »
Do you all stop at a car accidents, i don't normally unless I'm first on the scene , why should it be compulsory for a bike.. Needless to say i would stop and have before but many others are just scared.  :sip:

they were first on the seen , they were already stopped on the bridge when he missed the corner right behind them , they were off their bikes at the time and were still off their bikes when I got there, they did not even attempt to help him or us us get the bike out of the ditch,

So jy is eintlik kwaad omdat hulle nie gehelp het om die bike uit die sloot te haal nie?

no they left long before we pulled the bike out of the sloot,

So you managed?

So the actual gripe is that they did'nt help you  :laughing4:

In the end it all seemed to work out ok.

Everyone is different.

I have been in situations where I needed help and I always get it, I have been in situations where others need help and I always give it, but not everyone works in the same way. its not your job to police or judge how people react in situations.

Some people get scared or suffer from shock or just don't want to get involved and that is ok, its their decision as to weather they get involved or not, .. maybe they saw you and assumed you will help, maybe they thought you were together.. you just dont know what they were thinking.

I think as riders or just as humans we would like to believe that everyone will jump in and get involved, but its simply not the case
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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2019, 10:38:12 am »
To be honest. When a biker goes down, stop and assist yes. If all is well, I will also leave...

I dont think its my job to sukkel 2 hours to get  bike out of a sloot hey  :imaposer:

Says you that also ride a 500kg 1250.....

That meas a total of 658kg hurtling down the road. Scary thought

So the Beemer only weighs 450kgs? :pot:
 

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2019, 11:05:36 am »
Quite close to Greyton. Mebbe it's the same bunch of asshats that Dux bumped into on this ride.......

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=233317.0

"My , how this town has changed , it has certainly grown and seems to be quite the Sunday morning tourist hub , but we rode down the main road looking for a pharmacy ,  found one and I parked the DR next to six spanking newish 1200GS's , Kayleigh ran off to the pharmacy while I was removing gloves , helmet etc , lo and behold a chap walks out and tells me to move the bike , I look around to make sure I am the target of his ridiculous request and to confirm that I am parking legally . Yes it is legal where I am parked and yes , I am his target . So I do the first thing that comes to mind and ask why , his response was that they don't want my bike parked next to theirs . I calmly replied that the bike stays where it is and they had better learn to deal with it , with which I walked away from fuming dickhead ."
 

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2019, 11:18:58 am »
Quite close to Greyton. Mebbe it's the same bunch of asshats that Dux bumped into on this ride.......

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=233317.0

"My , how this town has changed , it has certainly grown and seems to be quite the Sunday morning tourist hub , but we rode down the main road looking for a pharmacy ,  found one and I parked the DR next to six spanking newish 1200GS's , Kayleigh ran off to the pharmacy while I was removing gloves , helmet etc , lo and behold a chap walks out and tells me to move the bike , I look around to make sure I am the target of his ridiculous request and to confirm that I am parking legally . Yes it is legal where I am parked and yes , I am his target . So I do the first thing that comes to mind and ask why , his response was that they don't want my bike parked next to theirs . I calmly replied that the bike stays where it is and they had better learn to deal with it , with which I walked away from fuming dickhead ."

What the actual fuck?!!  :eek7:

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2019, 11:27:12 am »
This is just in bad style. Shit I stop for injured animals. Can't imagine just leaving a fellow biker next to the road to fend for himself.
 

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2019, 11:30:04 am »
Quite close to Greyton. Mebbe it's the same bunch of asshats that Dux bumped into on this ride.......

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=233317.0

"My , how this town has changed , it has certainly grown and seems to be quite the Sunday morning tourist hub , but we rode down the main road looking for a pharmacy ,  found one and I parked the DR next to six spanking newish 1200GS's , Kayleigh ran off to the pharmacy while I was removing gloves , helmet etc , lo and behold a chap walks out and tells me to move the bike , I look around to make sure I am the target of his ridiculous request and to confirm that I am parking legally . Yes it is legal where I am parked and yes , I am his target . So I do the first thing that comes to mind and ask why , his response was that they don't want my bike parked next to theirs . I calmly replied that the bike stays where it is and they had better learn to deal with it , with which I walked away from fuming dickhead ."

What the actual fuck?!!  :eek7:

I have said it before, the new LC's seem to attract a special type of asshole.

Yes, it is a generalisation. Some aren't complete twassholes but I have noticed the biggest dickheads tend to favour the LC version of the BMW.

Maybe they have to complete a compulsory course, '100 steps to ensure you are a colossal twatwaffle while out riding' before you take ownership of your new oil tanker...

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2019, 11:39:45 am »
Quite close to Greyton. Mebbe it's the same bunch of asshats that Dux bumped into on this ride.......

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=233317.0

"My , how this town has changed , it has certainly grown and seems to be quite the Sunday morning tourist hub , but we rode down the main road looking for a pharmacy ,  found one and I parked the DR next to six spanking newish 1200GS's , Kayleigh ran off to the pharmacy while I was removing gloves , helmet etc , lo and behold a chap walks out and tells me to move the bike , I look around to make sure I am the target of his ridiculous request and to confirm that I am parking legally . Yes it is legal where I am parked and yes , I am his target . So I do the first thing that comes to mind and ask why , his response was that they don't want my bike parked next to theirs . I calmly replied that the bike stays where it is and they had better learn to deal with it , with which I walked away from fuming dickhead ."

That twat needs a little hello smack. The legality or not is your concern and not his. I certainly wouldn't have been so polite!
 

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2019, 11:50:15 am »
on the biker down I am just wondering if the tumble was bad and worthy then of requiring help...doesn't sound like rider was to shaken up. If I was already late for something (which it feels like I always am) and I saw the rider and his bike was perfectly fine except for his ego there is a good chance I would also have left.


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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2019, 11:56:22 am »
I have said it before, the new LC's seem to attract a special type of asshole.

I don't know hey.  You don't have one.  Kilroy doesn't have one.  Bundu doesn't have one ......   :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall:
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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2019, 12:18:02 pm »
I have said it before, the new LC's seem to attract a special type of asshole.

I don't know hey.  You don't have one.  Kilroy doesn't have one.  Bundu doesn't have one ......   :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall:

You have one. Case closed.

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2019, 12:18:48 pm »
I have said it before, the new LC's seem to attract a special type of asshole.

I don't know hey.  You don't have one.  Kilroy doesn't have one.  Bundu doesn't have one ......   :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall:


 :imaposer: and anyway, I have sometimes politely requested BMW riders to park their bikes away from my Yamaha. The Yamaha told me having a Beemer park next to it is like for me to sit

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2019, 12:20:33 pm »
I have said it before, the new LC's seem to attract a special type of asshole.

I don't know hey.  You don't have one.  Kilroy doesn't have one.  Bundu doesn't have one ......   :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall:

You have one. Case closed.

And even if you still ride an old air-cooled one we will make you a honorary member of the "BMW LC riding dickhead club" because you have enough twatwaffle in you to make the cut.

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #37 on: November 26, 2019, 12:24:42 pm »
@TheBear, I have told you years ago to get rid of that overweight piece of WW2 loser software, now look at how people know you by your ride. :pot:
 

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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2019, 12:24:46 pm »
I have said it before, the new LC's seem to attract a special type of asshole.

I don't know hey.  You don't have one.  Kilroy doesn't have one.  Bundu doesn't have one ......   :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall:

You have one. Case closed.

Actually, I don't.  Case closed.   :lol8:
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Re: Bikers ignoring a fellow biker down
« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2019, 12:27:25 pm »
I have said it before, the new LC's seem to attract a special type of asshole.

I don't know hey.  You don't have one.  Kilroy doesn't have one.  Bundu doesn't have one ......   :peepwall: :peepwall: :peepwall:

You have one. Case closed.

Actually, I don't.  Case closed.   :lol8:

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