Well said:thumbup In my opinion its always a treat to see stunters doing what they do. Bottom line is we all accept the risk when we go out on public roads or even on the track. Its the life we chose:2centsIts a given that the media will focus purely on the negatives of the sport, and some of the accidents that were caused. It makes all sport bike riders look like scum. When in reality there are tons who enjoy the art of stunting in empty parking lots booney land roads were they are not out in the public.
True some guys are ass' on wheels (myself included from time to time) but most are all arround good guys.
I cant really put up a good arguement on the highway stunts cuz shit does go wrong......from time to time.
:thumbupNotwithstanding the idiots who ride without licenses and do stunts in places where it does put the public at risk (ie. wheelying between cars on the freeway or near pedestrians), the 'journalist' presenting this story is anything but. He revels in being judgmental and scolding to boost his own (obviously fragile) ego, and instead of presenting a balanced view which would include mentioning the many private stunt facilities that have been established (such as Boundary Bay) to take it off the streets, he just throws together a bunch of unrelated statistics and incidents in a failed attempt to support his TV show's exploitive slant: "... at speeds up to 200 mph"?! I won't even start with that one.
Also, that highly-publicized SUV accident he claims was caused by stunters was actually, if I'm recalling correctly, later found to be the fault of the SUV driver.
I love how they end it with a report of a dead trooper...who was killed "responding" to a bike complaint - not killed chasing bikers, not killed when a bike crashed into his car...killed because he f*cked up and crashed responding to a call, which could've been anything.
that part was definately blown out of proportion .