Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: East Hartford CT
My good deed for the day ;)
I took the day off of work to give myself a nice 4 day weekend. Woke up, jumped on the bike to head to my physical therapy appt. Afterwards I felt great do I decided to head out for a short ride. On my why back to the house I decided to jump on the highway. Traffic is a little heavy due to the holiday weekend but I'm able to cruise about 70/75 mph. I came up on a beat up crotch rocket that's smoking while he's riding about 70ish. I pulled closer and noticed his rear tire was soaked in what looked to be oil and he's actually leaving a trail on the highway behind him. Got along side of him and yelled for him to pull over. He finally got over to the breakdown lane and stopped. I wish I took a picture of it but I didn't as I'm not one to whip out a camera just because. Anyway, his is rear tire didn't have a dry spot on it and there was instantly a puddle under his bike. I advised him not to ride it because he is sure to go down with that oil soaked tire. The kid was either Spanish or Puerto Rican and could barely speak English. I only say that because I could barely understand him and he couldn't understand what I was saying to him about crashing if he continued riding it. A passerby on the highway stopped to make sure we were ok and saw the dudes bike. It really was a piece of shit bike. The passerby was trying to explain what I was saying to the kid. He couldn't understand anything. The passerby finally got fed up and left. I kept reiterating that he should not ride the bike and to call someone to come get him. Next thing I know the kid throws his helmet back on. I asked him if he was really gonna ride it and he nodded yes. I nodded my head in disbelief, wished him good luck and jumped on my bike and rode away. I hope the kid made it to his destination. The bike had an expired motorcycle dealer plate on it and it looked like the bike may have been stolen or something as the ignition switch was nonexistent and he had no key. The moral of my story is don't be this kid. I dont care what anyone rides, I'll offer my help anytime I can just like I did with this kid i didn't know. Make sure your bikes are road worthy and safe before you become like the dumbass i tried to help today. Be careful on this holiday weekend and ride safe.
09 Mirage Orange Pearl
Some people just need a high-five. In the head. With a chair