The ONLY seating position that looks WORSE than the crotch-rocket RIDER is that of the crotch-rocket PASSENGER...
But to each his/her own... That's what makes it a horse race!
They really do look like they're just sort of perched hanging on the end of those bikes, don't they? I always worry if the driver takes off too fast, he might turn around at the next stop to find he's missing someone.
Yeah, the passenger IS perched on the little pad on the end of the bike... foot-pegs at butt-level, knees in their own face... INCREDIBLY uncomfortable for anyone except a contortionist... LOL! Of course, I have not seen any 250 pound big-guy passengers on them. Only 5' 2" -pound lettuce-eater girly gurlz who could likely hang by one finger for an hour in perfect comfort...
And, they're usually clad in only a bikini, or "Daisy Dukes" and shredded T-shirt... no helmet, glasses, shoes or brains. But they do look mighty good IF they manage to NOT kiss the asphalt in their semi-nude state... LOL!
Ride safe, and wear some clothes... Preferably "road-rash-proof"... LOL!
Post by oldchopperguy on Apr 13, 2016 21:33:28 GMT -5
Great post! Lots of good advice here. Have a bone on the Old Chopper Guy!
Man, that beefy gal took one heluva tumble! At least around here, the gals seem to be more oblivious to safety gear than even the crazy teen boys. They often ride their own big bikes, and as close to "nekkid" as possible.
Last year, I had one on a CRAZY-FAST rocket behind me at 65 mph entering the freeway... I didn't see her for long, as she downshifted a couple gears, wound it up, dumped the clutch and LEAPED OVER ME! She hit the pavement 20 feet in front of "Minnie Mouse" banging gears and never set the front wheel down as she disappeared through the traffic.
She was the classic skinny little "lettuce-eater" exhibitionist wearing only "Daisy Dukes" and a Bikini top... barefoot... not even flip-flops. She DID have on sunglasses... But DANG! Could she ride! I almost had her tire-tread on my helmet... LOL!
I've seen numerous rocket-jockeys jump over cars on the freeway and it always amazes me that a bike can do that without a ramp... And also amazed that most of the macho guys usually wear protective-gear, but the "macho girls" usually wear almost nothing...
All considered, I never did like riding passenger on a bike... LOL!
This presentation is what first brought Brittany to my notice:
A local legend here got bumped at less than 25 mph 3 years ago while visiting relatives up north while riding his Big Scarabeo 500 GT and he did not come out of it as well. Open face 3/4 helmet, sturdy clothes but no gear. He will never ride again and realize his dream of following up his trip from Tampa to the Northern end of the Alcan and back on a scooter with a ride as far South as one can get with the goal being to see Cape Horn and the Straights of Magellan.
I can still see his foot split between the toes right up to the ankle when his below the ankle boots came off at low speed and he got caught by a sheet metal sign post.
This is what he was riding at the time (in silver). I find the seat is very comfortable.