Welcome to Friday Fudge – a weekly round up of the more ‘unusual’ motorcycle related stories that are just too silly to post on their own, but raise a much bigger chortle when you slap them all together and take the piss.
Here’s another example of two-wheelers being used to sell products. Schick’s advertisement here implies that buying a Quattro women’s razor is a savvy investment; not only will it let you skip the occasional shaving, it also drops you at the beach (literally, no tire tracks), on a scooter, coyly smiling in a pair of short shorts.
Let that be a lesson to any men who’ve considered borrowing their wife’s razor in a pinch.
Source: Bikes in the Fast Lane
Riders remember 9/11, forget tolls
At first, a ride remembering the events of 9/11 sounds like a pretty noble idea. But, like always, the Man wants his piece of the action. This time around, government officials are upset over a memorial ride that took place out in California.
There was a registration fee for the event, but many riders simply didn’t feel like paying, and showed up without putting any money down. Hey, no problem, it’s a free country, right? Wrong! It turns out that thousands of riders on the excursion sped through highway tool booths without paying; the toll was supposed to come from their registration fees, which they didn’t pay either.
The police are asking the ride organizers for the plate numbers of those riders who did pay, so they can fine all the rest. That means, if you want to commit a crime in California, now’s your chance; law enforcement officials don’t have time to waste solving cases, they’re holed up at the office eating donuts and copying license plate numbers down so they can hand out toll booth tickets.
You gotta admit, that’s a lot easier than busting drug dealers.
Story source: Orange County Register
A dog on a hog
Speaking of traffic tickets, here’s another odd one. Earlier this month in New Jersey, a 56-year old man received citations for careless driving and improperly transporting an animal after being pulled over by police for riding his motorcycle with his dog on board.
This might sound like your typical, spur-of-the-moment drunk story that’s usually featured on Friday Fudge, but the wackiest part is that the rider, Gyula Szatmari, told the police he’s been riding like this for years.
He received a warning last year for riding with his dog, so it’s not like he wasn’t aware of the constabulary’s concern, but still, it seems like a bit of a waste of traffic ticket, especially when they could be ticketing lawless offenders like the rider in the video below.
Story source: Asbury Park Press
A hog freeing dogs
Harley-Davidson motorcycles, the commercials always tell you, are all about freedom, busting out of your cage, and that sort of thing.
Well, apparently it’s not just the rider that can benefit from being able to be busted out. At least we now know who let the dogs out …