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.
Rallying for a rescue
What are your priorities when you’re in a race? Most of us want to cross the finish line first, not stop to pull a calf out of a drainage ditch, but that’s precisely what rally racer Johan Gray did in South Africa.
Gray was in an assessment trial for the Amageza Run rally when he spotted this unfortunate bovine struggling to swim. He grabbed his bike’s tow strap and steered the steer out of the water after a couple failed attempts. Check his viral video out here!
Booze for a cruiser
You know somebody’s desperate for a drink when he sells his motorcycle to buy booze. You know he’s even more desperate when he sells somebody else’s.
That’s what Carvalho Dos Santos, from Framingham, Massachusetts, supposedly did last week. Santos’s friend – or former friend – told police he lent Dos Santos his Honda V45, but found out Santos had traded the bike off for $100 in booze money.
Dos Santos will have his day in court, but he’s already said he’s embarrassed for his actions. Of course, he could have been under the influence when he said that, too.
Story source: Metro Daily West
Taking it easy
We don’t know how old this commercial is, but it was uploaded to YouTube this past week. While we don’t approve of its pro-car, anti-bike message, we can definitely sympathize with some of the featured riders’ woes. We’ve all been there!
A stylin’ helmet
Does your lady friend not want to go motorcycle riding because she can’t find a helmet she likes? Then, maybe you should buy her a Luxy Vespa helmet.
This lid was obviously designed with style in mind, and it’s aimed at the female buyer, but we think there’s a broader market than that. For all you motorcyclists who like to tell your buddies that they ride like a girl, well, now you have a helmet you can buy for them. Just don’t get too upset when they leave you in the dust.
Story source: Bikes in the Fast Lane
A hog on a hog
Thanks to bikesploitation films, most people are afraid of being chased by some fire-breathing motorcycle gangster on a hog.
But what if it’s a hog, on a hog? Watch the video below.