Fisherman stories are always hard to believe and if you’re now expecting to hear about “the one that got away” I must disappoint you. This one didn’t get away. In fact, the nets seemed pretty heavy when it was lifted on board, only to discover a rusted motorcycle instead of a record catch.
The amazing experience was lived by a group of four fishermen off Mandapam Coast in the early hours of the morning. Apparently, they set out to sea yesterday morning on a mechanized boat, but never in their lives expected to find a bike caught in their nets.
Not knowing what to do with the damn thing, the group head back to the coast in order to hand the capture over to the Custom officials. This is how the story reached the ears of the local press who also received a plausible scenario for the bike being there.
Because the number plates were too rusted to identify it, officials suspect that the motorcycle had fallen into the sea at the beginning of the summer while being smuggled to Sri Lanka. There, the Tamil rebels are the more likely recipients so the find raises a few question marks on how well state security agencies do their job.
Who knows, maybe in the future, motorcycles which are known to be exported to areas where they can follow the same trajectory in life, will be fitted with secret floating devices which will help at being recovered faster. Yeah, like somebody would want to help the rebels…but it would be interesting to hear somebody comes up with such an idea. Or am I the only one afraid of the water, but with a strong passion for motorcycles?
The action takes place in the movie “The Gauntlet”, where Clint Eastwood is the main character. It plays the role of a cop which is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix , so that she can testify in a mob trial. A lot of people are betting that they won’t succeed and others use all their resources in order to achieve their goal. This is how the motorcycle vs helicopter scene ends up being created. Here it is.
The applause-worthy teenagers with diplomas in their hands are Zaid Sako and Phillip Georgiadis, who just took part at the official launch of their DVD.
Students at Hume Central School (Zaid) and Sunbury Secondary College (Phillip), the two worked closely together with Career Connections – Kangan Batman TAFE, Honda Australia (HART) and Red Cross Australia to create a training DVD. Subject of choice: safety on all kinds of two-wheeled machines.
The project was launched today at Kangan (...) > Full story
I know, you’re going to ask what’s ASL? ASL stands for Advanced Stop Line, and consists of the area before a traffic light, after the solid white line, and the pedestrian crossing.
Bicyclists are expected to use this “box”, giving them an opportunity to leave on the green light first. However, in some countries, motorcyclists are now given the same chance. Notably in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), motorcycle riders can pass the cars and position themselves in first position. Test in Spain (...) > Full story
Motorcycle awareness days on September 13 -14, 2008 are the result of Sandia Classic’s strong collaboration with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, Traffic Safety Bureau in order to show future bikers the right way into this cult.
Held on a two days period, the program offers important riding and DWI information, the ever popular Duel of the Motorcycle Cops at high noon, OHV riding areas as well as door prices and motorcycle safety vendors.
Also, you will be offered the opportunity to catch up with riders in California by signing up at training courses for either experienced or trained riders.
Motorcycle awareness can be promoted by each one of us through attaching this sticker on the bumpers of our cars. They can be procured from motorcycle dealers and DMW offices in the state or, for distribution to large groups, write to Shara Lamont.
Rejoicing news was released today by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation according which motorcyclists are more and more interested in attending basic safety courses. This trims the scale as car drivers who abandoned the steering wheel for the handlebars were claimed being the cause of the increasing number of motorcycle accidents that often involved fatalities.
It would be interesting to see if the numbers of bike crashes reduce in the near future as an effect of this smart action. Hopefully they will, because gas isn’t getting cheaper and more and more bikers will be interested in this solution.
Riding motorcycles is all about the adventure and excitement, but safety is an issue that must be taken in consideration as well. Apparently, this female motorcycle rider does precisely that, but in a particular way.
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against pink, but isn’t there too much skin exposure in an area where the skin tends to be pretty soft? At least you’ll get photographed at every red light, may that be good or bad.
If you plan on riding to Milwaukee this weekend as thousands of riders are, you’ll be seeing one very special Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Built by Steve “Doc” Hopkins at his Harley dealership in Bonduel, the machine features five seats, as for the 105th anniversary. You can understand why it doesn’t feature 105 of them…
It has indeed been built at a dealership, but it isn’t new. In fact, the completely rebuilt engines (in a number of four) were manufactured in 1950 and had the lucky faith of being synced together on this amazing project. Even more amazing is the fact that its creation took only 17 days.
Expected to be ridden Saturday at the anniversary parade to Milwaukee’s lakefront, this Harley is expected to attract more than a few viewers.
Japan rules the roost when it comes to the future of motorcycles and it seems that one particular manufacturer was hit by the idea of a lifetime. A new, electric motorbike prototype from Genesis was unveiled featuring a hybrid magnetic motor. Apparently, the unit can power the motorcycle almost noiselessly up to speeds of 112 mph.
Interesting as well is the riding position. The biker is extremely comfortable accommodated in an armchair-like riding position and even best is that the ingenious design doesn’t ruin the aerodynamic.
Even though you don’t understand anything if you don’t speak Japanese, the idea is clear and simple, don’t you thing?
When time is short and distance is long, people end up inventing such things as houses on wheels. Yes, they’re called motor homes, but you don’t expect to see a three-wheeled machine with the roof made out of wood and straws when you say that don’t you?
I must agree with you although this is a common sight in Cambodia. Entire families commute like that and as long as it keeps rain away, everything is supposedly just fine. On the side, they have an arbor so sun is also a factor to be taken in consideration.
How would this suit you for your motorcycle adventures?