EDIT: Let me make something clear, the woman did nothing wrong but as you can see after I pass her, I have much more room in front and behind me this way. I'm sure you can see (judging on the van behind me and the point at which she has to merge in) how little room I would have otherwise. The purpose of posting the video was merely to check the camera angle and to test the camera settings after YT compression.
The title is to gain viewers (although I never expected it to reach the amount it has so far). If you come here to cry like a little baby, move on. If you dislike it, dislike it. If you like it, like it. It's all the same to me. Although there is a light saber showing, most comments seem to be positive and don't take it too seriously. Good for you. :)
Hello everybody. I'm doing some trials on my helmet setup to get the angle just right. I think I finally got it (after having to modify my helmet).
Here's a short video of me riding with a K7 GSX-R 1000 (to all the Gixxer fans out there, you'll get to see more of him soon).
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I had to...
I couldn't resist it, 50cc two strokes annoy me.
(The Drift's lens was a bit smeary btw)
Policing on two wheels
Tiny cameras are helping a new team of traffic officers improve the safety
of the county's roads.
Cameras on board their BMW bikes give Essex Police motorcyclists a helping
hand in catching and educating offenders breaking the law on the roads of
The new countywide unit deals with crashes, accidents and other incidents
on the frontline and uses the cameras to capture footage which may later
help bring offenders to justice at court.
Officers can also use the cameras to play back the footage and show
motorists how their driving could be putting their safety and the safety of
other road users at risk.
The team of nine full-time motorcyclists works to reduce the number of
casualties on the roads of Essex and help keep the county moving by
responding to incidents more quickly than other vehicles are able to.
This Is Why I Always Ride With A Camera - DMV Harassment
I filmed this using my Drift GHOST camera and not with a GoPro, since so
many keep asking.
Before critiquing me, just try to think about this incident from a
motorcyclist's perspective before calling me "impatient" or "in a hurry."
If you listen to my voice when I speak to her, I am clearly calm and not
angry or overly-irritated. However, the erratic and unpredictable driving
by that van is highly serious to us motorcyclists, as it puts us at great
risk. When she stopped me in the middle of a green light, my first thought
is "Quick! Get over to safety before I'm rear-ended by a distracted
driver." This is why I made that move to the right both times. I wasn't
trying to pass or be aggressive; I was trying to get to safety because the
moron driver kept stopping when they shouldn't have. It's a common move
you will see many motorcyclists make. I honked the horn to make all
drivers around me know where I was, and it is legally warranted when in
dangerous situations like these. I don't have the same protection in a
steel cage that cars do and I have to take my safety extra seriously.
Please think on that before judging my actions from a non-biker
perspective. I want to raise awareness about the level of alertness and
vigilance motorcyclists have to maintain on a constant basis. More
consistent video uploads will be posted when my channel goes live in April.
Second, I will concede that my following distance in the first turn could
have been slightly larger. While I maintain that I kept a safe distance, I
would have allowed for an extra half second or so, had I been able to do it
Thirdly, please know that this video is not about me being perfect. I am a
human and I make mistakes all the time and admit them. Even if you believe
that I rode like a complete idiot, this video is mainly about the DMV
worker overstepping her bounds and threatening me when her position
warrants no such action. It was harassment, no matter how you look at it.
Fourth, if it wasn't clear in the video, I stopped in the parking lot
because I had DMV matters to take care of. A lot of commenters seem to
think I pulled over to have a discussion. Trust me, the last thing I was
looking for was a confrontation.
Finally, I am open to your opinions in the comments. If you read through
them, you will see many debates and disagreements. I only ask that you be
respectful. I have left up a few battered trolls to make a fun example,
but seriously, keep it professional or I'll just ban you. I don't need
filth on my page.
Last note: for those of you who will say that I should have given the
drivers license applicant more grace because they are new, I have this
response: if you are supposed to be taking a test that authorizes you to
operate a motor vehicle on public streets, you should already be competent
enough to drive that vehicle smoothly and correctly. If you can't do that,
then you shouldn't be on the roads with the potential to get a lot of
people hurt or killed, including us motorcyclists who are the most common
victims of driver unawareness. If you can't handle it, then it's back to
parking lots, driving school, and coached driving until you're ready.
Getting and keeping a license is an earned privilege, not a given right.
I'm adding the California Vehicle Codes related to this video. The driver
easily violated these four codes, and probably many more. What's worse,
the DMV worker admits in the video that she took the wheel and caused this
herself. She should know better.
(For those saying I turned too far to the right in the first turn)
"CVC 21717. Whenever it is necessary for the driver of a motor vehicle to
cross a bicycle lane that is adjacent to his lane of travel to make a turn,
the driver shall drive the motor vehicle into the bicycle lane prior to
making the turn and shall make the turn pursuant to Section 22100 [general
"CVC 22100. Except as provided in Section 22100.5 or 22101, the driver of
any vehicle intending to turn upon a highway shall do so as follows:
(a) Right Turns. Both the approach for a right-hand turn and a right-hand
turn shall be made as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge
of the roadway."
"CVC 22108. Any signal of intention to turn right or left shall be given
continuously during the last 100 feet traveled by the vehicle before
(at 0:21 you can clearly see the van driver doesn't even signal to turn
right until after they came to a complete stop)
"CVC 22400. (a) No person shall drive upon a highway at such a slow speed
as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic...
No person shall bring a vehicle to a complete stop upon a highway so as to
impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic unless the
stop is necessary for safe operation or in compliance with law."
Royal mail goes that little bit further to deliver your mail
Crash - Sport Bike Hits Harley
Click this link To watch all 80 crashes captured over the past four years.
Rider lowsides on the downhill sliding into a Harley coming up. Neither
rider was injured. Harley rider miraculously never fell off the bike.
Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles has been a mecca for motorcycles & fast
cars for decades. Car and motorcycle clubs are regular visitors every
weekend. Jay Leno can often be found at the famous Rockstore and at a view
point called Lookout talking with fellow motor enthusiasts. Crashes are
common as well as a heavy police presence on most weekends. The Snake is a
two mile section of Mulholland above the Rockstore. Riders usually will
make multiple runs allowing me to move from corner to corner when
assembling rider videos. The speed limit is 45 mph, most riders are not
going much over that so the majority of tickets are crossing the line,
wheelies or equipment violations. Bicycles are up here all the time but
motorcycles and bikes seem to do fine together as long as the cyclists are
willing to stay to the right. Cars passing them are a bigger problem since
there is no shoulder and most turns are blind.
I mainly shoot on the last corner coming up because I can see much of the
road and photogs are expected. The turn gets it's fair share of crashes
but people crash other places also just no one is filming. The top corner I
shoot seem to average one crash every couple weeks in the summer, out of
many hundreds of riders. 911 emergency services are rarely called and
accidents are seldom reported since most riders do not get injured
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