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Monday, 06/06/2005 - 07:51 PM PDT
The topic: Two less morons in the gene pool..

And when I see them, I curse them and hope they don't take anyone with them when they die. I hope when they bite the big one, they don't do it with any other vehicle in sight. They used to scare me. Now, they just piss me off.

Who am I talking about?

Motorcycle morons. I took this series of pictures on our July 5th trip around the county. These bikers are by no means a rare sight around San Diego County. Just about any back road will find it's share of these idiots. Brian said on his way home from the property yesterday, a group passed him (they were going the other way) and he said without a doubt, they were going at least a hundred miles an hour. These roads aren't big roads, they're two lane roads. Curvy with double yellow lines. The lines that indicate "no passing". I don't care when they die. Because that's obviously what they're trying to do. Life on the edge. Well, when you take unnecessary chances.

The sad part is when they don't die alone. By this I mean, that they run into another car. The occupants of that car will hopefully survive, but they'll live with this the rest of their lives. Or the people that see it happen. Those are the people who have my condolences.

In the pictures above, the little car pulled over to the side of the road as soon as they had the chance. I'm sure they were pretty shook up. If you look at the full sized image of picture #3, you'll see a car coming in the other lane. I know I'd be shook up.

I hate these bikers for what they do to the people around them. They might think it's funny, but I don't.

Name of motorcyclist killed in crash released

6:57 a.m. June 6, 2005

RAMONA – Authorities have released the name of the motorcyclist who died on Highway 78 Sunday near Ramona after he crashed head-on into a car, officials said.

San Diego police said David Dwayne Fulford, 36, of San Diego was speeding east at 5:30 p.m. when his motorcycle crossed the center line, clipped a sport utility vehicle, sideswiped another car and then smashed into a BMW.

Fulford was thrown from his bike and died on the road, police said. The driver and passengers in the BMW were hospitalized with minor injuries.

Authorities closed the highway between Bandy Canyon Road and Haverford Road for more than two hours after the crash.

At least, this one went alone:

Body of serviceman found with crashed motorcycle:

SANTEE – The body of a 23-year-old serviceman was found Monday morning with his crashed motorcycle in a gully between the eastbound and westbound lanes of state Route 52 west of Mission Gorge Road, authorities said.

A westbound motorist caught a glimpse of the red-and-black motorcycle about 10:40 a.m., returned to the spot and found the crashed bike, said California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Pennings.

Pennings said a CHP officer walked down into the gully, about 30 feet below the level of the freeway, and discovered the motorcycle and the body.

Investigators believe the motorcycle was being driven at a high speed when it veered across the lanes of the divided freeway from right to left, flying several hundred feet through the air before landing in the gully, authorities said.

"The tachometer (on the motorcycle) was stopped at over 10,000 rpm," Pennings said, which indicated the bike's throttle was open.

The rider was wearing protective gear, including a full-face helmet, the officer said.

On Sunday, La Mesa police said they were looking for a missing 23-year-old sailor who was last seen Thursday leaving a friend's house in La Mesa on his motorcycle to return to his home in Clairemont.

The identity of the body found alongside the freeway was not immediately released.

I wish law enforcement could do more about these guys. But there are hundreds and hundreds of miles of roads and there are just way too many of these cyclists on the road.

This is one group, these men on their fancy colored racing bikes, and matching outfits, that I have no problem painting with a wide brush. I wish they'd all get a clue before they screwed up some innocent bystander's life.

Oh, and if there is any San Diego law enforcement reading this? In my original pictures, one of the license plates is clear as day. I'd be more than happy to send the images to you.

Replies: 8 comments

I remember seeing them all the time when we drove to Julian. IDIOTS!
Here in Texas there is no helmet law, can you believe that? And they still drive like that!

Posted by Melanee @ 06/07/2005 07:51 AM PDT

One of those yellow ones that sounds like a big mosquito flies by my house every afternoon. I can hear him for a mile. He passes on the double yellow, too, I've been behind him..good place to be!

Posted by Bobbie @ 06/07/2005 02:28 PM PDT

I saw one guy on a bike one day with 2 helmets hanging off the back, but none on his head. Next day same thing, only there was just one helmet. Why bother having them at all if you aren't going to wear them. We get the Trail of Tears ride through here each year. Try dealing with 100,000 bikers all at once!

Posted by Lisa @ 06/08/2005 10:27 AM PDT

I'm with you - I just don't want them to hurt someone else.

On the helmet issue - we were behind a guy on a motorcycle once who had a helmet on. As soon as we crossed state lines he took it off.

Posted by Kelli @ 06/08/2005 12:33 PM PDT

If I were to ever ride one of those donorcycles I'd want a helmet, full body armor, etc. But they scare the crap out of me so no worries about that.

Posted by Lisa @ 06/08/2005 02:38 PM PDT

Ah, yes! I live in Wauwatosa, WI - not to far from the Harley plant. I hate them, they're loud, leaky and the guys on them...Well let's just say I wouldn't trust them with my life and limbs shocked The helmut law in our state keeps getting shot down, but you gotta wear you seat belt just in case one of those idiots tries to pass! confused

Posted by Donna @ 06/10/2005 10:59 AM PDT

I am a biker, and I must say those idiots tic me off too! They give all of us a bad rep - and we are not ALL bad, unsafe, rude jerks. Just like any group of individuals, it is wrong to paint all bikers with the same brush. I do agree with you though, LV, about having little sympathy for the speed-freaks and bare-heads when they go down - natural selection. My concern is with their families and other vehicles/people who are impacted.

Posted by kittykids @ 06/11/2005 06:00 AM PDT

That paintbrush is intended for those flashy color coordinated men on their matching machines. And when they travel in packs, it's much worse. They seem to try to out testicle one another. Who has the biggest huevos, you know what I mean? These men are a group apart from normal bikers. We see plenty of those on our trips, too. They obey the laws, don't take unnecessary chances with their lives and the lives of those around them. I have no problem with those bikers, be they the family out for a Sunday cruise or the people who need their bikes to get from point A to point B. No, my problem is with these clowns that like to push the envelope. I'd rather they tried bungee jumping with a frayed cord than be on the road with other folks.

Posted by lisaviolet @ 06/11/2005 06:12 AM PDT

lisaviolet is fifty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

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