Welcome 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.
They call him The Streak
People will do a lot to win $50. But riding 20 miles in the dark on a motorcycle, wearing nothing but a pair of boots? Not even a mad bastard would do that. But an Oklahoma man was foolish enough to try.
According to police, 18-year-old Billy Buckley tried to ride 20 miles on his bike, butt naked, in order to win a bet with his friends. Unfortunately for Buckley, police were less than impressed with his “full leathers,” and threw him in the hoosegow. Now he’s facing a $650 fine and charges of public indecency. At he’s got $50 saved towards the fine, as long as his friends pay up.
If you want to see a dash-cam video of the incident (although we can’t imagine why), click here. For some reason, we can’t embed the video – although you should be grateful.
Story source: NY Daily News
Always keep up with your bike’s scheduled maintenance, or something nasty could happen. Your chain could fall off, your brake pads could wear out, or your bike could split into two pieces …
Up, up and away
In the recent news about electric motorcycles and Pikes Peak, you might have noticed that famous battery bike racer Chip Yates’s name was missing. Why is that? It’s because he’s flying a solar-powered plane across the Atlantic, that’s why.
Yes, you read that right. Not content with setting land-speed records and tearing up Pikes Peak, Yates has now decided to emulate Charles Lindbergh and fly to Europe. But instead of gasoline, he’s fuelling his plane with solar power. Hopefully he doesn’t run into any cloud banks en route.
Story source: Wired
The nudist biker could have learned a lesson or two from this dog, who believes in ATGATT, apparently.
Messaging towards danger
Quick, name some stupid ideas – how about juggling chainsaws, peeing on electric fence or … texting while riding? Yes, it sounds dumb, but an Arizona cop was spotted doing just that last week.
A motorist snapped the photo of Officer Heith Fink (that’s his real name, no kidding) on his camera phone, and claimed the cop was doing about 80 mph. Take a look at the photo, and check out the officer’s riding gear, or lack thereof. Maybe he was texting his shift commander, asking him for a leather jacket?
The police department says they’ve disciplined the 14-year veteran for the incident. Hopefully they’ve splurged on some riding gear for him as well, and maybe taken his phone away for a while.
Source: Phoenix New Times