Friday Fudge

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fudge_feature-imageWelcome to Friday Fudge. If it’s weird, funny, or strange motorcycle news, or it just plain won’t fit anywhere else on the site – you’ll find it here.


Russian highway carnage

In Soviet Russia, biker cuts car off! Or at least, cuts its mirror off.


Cop shop crime

Police haven't been able to find their comrade's stolen bike yet.
Police haven’t been able to find their comrade’s stolen bike yet.

When it comes to prime motorcycle theft targets, you’d think a police station would be far from ideal. Obviously.

However, a Philippino crook had the balls to try a theft from the Philippine National Police’s National Headquarters last week – and seems to have pulled it off. The bike thief made off with a policeman’s new Honda XRM in mid-morning daylight, and last we’ve heard, the bike hasn’t been recovered. Maybe it’s like the old joke about the urinals stolen from the police station – they’d love to solve the case, but they have nothing to go on.

Source: Inquirer News


The Deliverer

Of course, we don’t want you thinking all cops are inept. In fact, some cops are far better motorcyclists than the perps they chase.

And that’s not the only skills bike cops have. Their job often requires a broad set of talents, as motorcycle officer Stephen Keogh found out when he encountered a driver with a problem: the guy’s wife was about to have a baby in their truck, in the middle of one of Honolulu’s infamous traffic jams.

Undeterred, Keogh, who’s unmarried and has no children, helped the woman deliver her baby. As it turns out, he was a great choice for the job, as this is actually the second time he’s had to do this sort of thing highway-side. So, if the whole policing thing doesn’t work out, maybe he can carve out a career as a motorcycle midwife.

Source: Fox


Cruising for trouble

Ever wonder how a celebrity gets into motorcycling? We’ve told you here, here and here, but here’s Tom Cruise’s account of his first bike ride. Apparently he was jumping off his motorcycle in his front yard years before he turned his attention to jumping on couches.


Hammerheads

Shark is claiming their helmets absorb impact better than the competition, and they’ve set out to prove this with a very scientific version of Newton’s Cradle.

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