Life in the Slow Lane
We’re trying to figure out what the story behind this YouTube video is – apparently it’s part of some Slow Down, Take it Easy campaign, from Switzerland. With a title like that, it must be getting government funding …
Credit card crook
Read enough stories about motorcycle-related crime, and you’ll find unethical bikers are often the guilty parties. For example, check out the case of Mark Robert Harvey, of Illawara, in Australia. Harvey was convicted of using other people’s credit cards to buy $2000 worth of stuff – mostly for his motorcycle. His larcenous shopping spree netted him, among other things, a new helmet, goggles, pistons and other parts and a sticker kit.
It also netted him a date with the law. The wannabe criminal mastermind even paid for downloaded music and movies with the money (easily tying him to the fraud) and was caught for his criminal actions. He ended up having to pay back $2273. He didn’t have that sort of change sitting around in his pockets, though, so he had to sell some stuff to pay his fine – stuff like, say, his motorcycle, which he only got $1400 for.
On the bright side, if Harvey ever saves up the dough for another two-wheeler, he’s already got a helmet sitting in the closet, ready for use.
Story source: Illawara Mercury
Unlike the earlier puzzling “Slow Down” video, it’s much easier to come up with a backstory for this video.
Judging by the passenger’s attire, it appears he is a world-famous surgeon (note the face mask) out barbecuing in his flip-flops in the back yard; his services were needed in an emergency at the hospital, so a crack rider was dispatch to pick him up. Unfortunately, the front tire blew out, so they needed to wheelie all the way there.
Or maybe, it’s just another video of Asians hooning around on a scooter. You make the call.
The good people of Lincolnshire much more generous than folks from other areas in the UK (like the residents of Scotland, or even – shudder- Editor ‘Arris’s ‘ometown of Harrogate). For evidence, look at their latest anti-theft program.
Sick of dealing with stolen motorcycles, the North Lincolnshire Council’s Safer Neighbourhoods team and Humberside Police have taken to giving away free motorcycle disc locks. Anyone with a bike can get a lock through the program. That’s a stark contrast to the Yorkshire County, where, if your Ducati was stolen, you’d likely be told it serves you right for buying one of those poncy Italian motorcycles, when a Chinese scooter or a clapped-out commuter CZ would be much cheaper.
Story source:Scunthorpe Telegraph
Don’t you hate it when your bike’s sidestand sinks into the asphalt? You could always bring along a sidestand pad, but let’s face it, they’re easy to forget when you’re rushing out the door.
No worries, though – Aerostich has just the thing for you! Their website is now advertising a “Sidestand Plate App” that turns your iPhone into a useful anti-tip device. Just buy their app, put your phone under the sidestand, and park anywhere you want! Sorry, Android fans, but the app is only available in iOS for now.
If anyone actually buys this app, please let us know!