Friday Fudge

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.

Sheep to the slaughter

A few weeks ago, we had a video of a biker getting rammed. Here, a dirt rider repeats that painful scenario. It gets quite involved, with repeated attacks!

Dirt bikin’ blues

This is fine in the woods, but the DC cops don't want to see it on the streets. Photo: Antonio Cairoli
This is fine in the woods, but the DC cops don’t want to see it on the streets. Photo: Antonio Cairoli/Wikimedia

What would you say if you heard about a bunch of dirt bikers in the American south who were being hassled by the cops? Sounds like a recipe for a deep-fried episode of Dukes of Hazzard, right? Time for Luke and Bo Duke to go set those lawmen in their place …

Except, this story is actually ongoing in Washington DC, not the boonies, and keen minds will quickly realize there’s very little room for dirt bikes in DC. That’s not an issue for some, though – they’ve been ripping around the city on the machines anyway, posting videos on YouTube.

Unfortunately for them, The Man is never far away, and police have been chasing them down. Now riders are suing the cops, saying the police have been pushing them around with their cars. And, they’re saying they’re being targeted because they’re black (never mind all that illegal riding on the street). Now, they say they’re asking for a completely reasonable $100 million after all, they say they’re too scared to pull those illegal stunts anymore, and it’s not fair. You can watch the video here

Wheelbarrow madness

And now, for an invention that gardeners everywhere have been waiting for for years.

Galactic gear

'... Now where did I park the bike?" Photo: Thomas Geerling/Wikimedia
‘… Now where did I park the bike?” Photo: Thomas Geerling/Wikimedia

A while ago, we told you about a company selling motorcycle gear that looked like Batman’s suit in the Dark Knight movies. Apparently they sold well, because the company is at it again.

Now they’re selling suits that look like the outfits worn by stormtroopers in the Star Wars films. They’re available in either black or white, and they’re outfitted with CE armour. We’re not sure how they’d hold up to a lightsaber, but they should be able to fend off road rash. 

They’re not cheap, at $1,276 CDN, but they’re just the thing you need to impress the other fellows you meet up with on your hog down at Tim Hortons … well, maybe not.

Trouble with the bike

It’s amazing how many people will try to help a broken-down biker …

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