So went for a little drive in the old car tonight and decided to take a spin up Cypress.
Just as I pull in to the look out two bikes go by at about the speed limit and moments later I hear the sound of a bike crashing.
So before I could even park I just turn right back out of the viewpoint and go around to see if anyone is injured.
As I get around to the scene the guys is up walking and the bike is stuffed into the concrete guard,I asked if he was ok and he replied that he was but I got out to make sure.
His friend came back down the hill to help so realizing my car was in a dangerous place I figured I would get out of there and go park it.
Another guy with a Porsche had stopped and I think he called 911.
So I park and the guy with the Porsche shows up and we start talking and he tells me how his kid and his friend wiped out their gsxr 1000's here and lost a bunch of skin and how they had no gear on.
So a few minutes go by and few bikes start showing up and we all start talking about how this guy crashed.
The more I listened to these kids on their 600's the more I realized they had no fucking clue what they were doing.
When I mentioned tar snakes in the corner the kid on the r6 says "oh is that what you call those black things?"
When I mentioned track days they had no idea and thought they needed racing licenses.
It was like listening to guys who had never ridden before and someone had lent them a bike and they were still trying to figure out how it worked.
I'm not even sure they new what they were riding other than the fact it said Yamaha or Honda on it.
As I watched more and more 600's would go by and not any of them with full gear just jeans and running shoes.
I am not posting this to make fun of these guys but to maybe bring to attention that there are a lot of kids out there right now that have no idea wtf they are doing and could use all the help they can get.
I wanted to talk to these kids more and try to give them some ideas of things to look at like twist of the wrist and suggest doing track days (which I did try to explain) but I kinda got that feeling they didn't really think I knew shit because I was in my car.
Ah to be 23 and know everything again.
The real problem as I see it is there are noobs crashing all over the place and this makes us all look bad.
So give back and help a noob as in the end it helps us all.