Mad Max 4?
While the 1979 release Mad Max and its 1982 follow-up The Road Warrior are primarily known as post-apocalyptic films, they featured quite a bit of motorcycle action, especially in the first film. Sure, there were heavily armoured dune buggies and muscle cars, but almost every scene had a biker in it. Just like this commercial from Hyundai.
Actually, there is apparently a fourth Mad Max movie in the works, starring Tom Hardy as the hard-bitten king of the highways. We just hope it contains the same mad motorcycle action as seen in the earlier films, where real-life Australian bikies served stuntman duty and actually rode KZ1000s off bridges, all to make a quick buck. If you’ve never seen the films, check out the first two in the series, then read about how they pieced the stunts together. It’s a wonder nobody was killed on set.
Who would you consider a legal expert? You could put judges on that list, along with career criminals and lawyers. But, you could be wrong about that last one.
A county deputy attorney in Wyoming showed his insufficient grasp of the law recently when he bought a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic from an Idaho dealer.
Not wanting to pay the taxes, he claimed he’d only paid $800 for the $14,000 motorcycle. Then, when he went to renew the registration for some other motorcycles, he tried to pull a similar stunt, undervaluing the machines so he wouldn’t have to pay The Man.
Unfortunately for him, other legal authorities proved a little more astute.
The crooked lawyer (maybe that should read “extra-crooked”, to avoid redundancy*) ended up disbarred for his actions, as well as serving some bogus probationary sentence. At least, now that he’s unemployed, he’ll have more time to ride his motorcycle.
* with apologies to Mr. McGarvey.
Story source: Cyril Huze
More videos …
Here’s a couple of video clips we found on Hell for Leather this week. Apparently, real men get away from work by going on off-road motorcycle expeditions in matching gear, complete with classy catering, to “reclaim their masculinity.” They even spend hours in the bush without cell phones! Watch this clip and wonder at their blend of ascetisim and derring-do.
If you’re not into conquering the world with complimentary hors d’oeuvre, maybe you should check out the moped lifestyle instead?
A record-setting pace
Most of us would be happy to set one world record, but not the Indian military motorcycle stunt team – they set three world records this week (maybe a new record in itself?).
First up, one Capt. Abhayjit Mehlawat challenged a record for hands-free riding. Easy, right? Except the soldier did it on a zig-zag track, for 16 kilometres. The previous record, set by a Chinese man, was for only five kilometres. We bet he’s feeling really inadequate right now.
Second, the team set a speed record. No, they didn’t strap themselves into a rocket-powered bike and blast down a salt flat – instead, they balanced 10 riders on two motorcycles and rode a kilometre … in 54 seconds. The previous record holders, a British army stunt team, had taken eight men on two bikes for a kilometre in a one minute, 38 seconds. Maybe all those fish and chips weighed them down.
Lastly, the team broke one of their existing records. Previously, they’d moved 28 men a kilometre on three bikes in 66 seconds. That wasn’t enough, though – they knew they could do better, and they did.
The stunt team moved 30 riders on three bikes this time, doing the kilometre in 60 seconds. Of course, that’s probably insufficient to keep them happy – they’ll likely try to go further and faster next year. Unless, of course, the Indian army breaks down and buys enough motorcycles to go around.
Story source: Yahoo
Some people are just born lucky – like this Chinese rider, who narrowly avoided being squashed.