Rick Mercer Rides Again
Ever wonder what really goes on at Port Dover’s Friday the 13th celebrations? Rick Mercer took a film crew to investigate; here are his findings.
The Riding Dead
Since it’s Halloween (or at least, it was yesterday), why not share a story about 63-year-old Darryl McGee of West Virginia, whose main thrill in life appears to be watching hit AMC show The Walking Dead?
Yeah, we agree that by the time you’re 63, you should have more intellectual pursuits than watching zombies shuffle across your television screen, but McGee is a truly dedicated fan. So dedicated, in fact, that he had a custom bike built to basically copy the chopper that zombie-skewering hillbilly Daryl Dixon rides in the show (as played by Norman Reedus).
It sounds as if no expense was spared in this creation. He had parts shipped in from all over the world, and put most of the bike together mostly by himself. He’s even made sure he’s got the crossbow, Nazi logos and loud pipes (after all, loud pipes save lives, which is important in any life-or-death survival situation). Yet, since he welded much of the machine himself, he managed to keep that cobbled-together look. And what did it cost him? Only about $10,000 US … we’re guessing he probably could have bought the bike from the show for less than that, when the series ends. Or, he could have stocked up on ammo and food, in case the dead do ever rise …
Source: Daily Mail
More riding dead
Keeping with the Halloween theme, could there be a better way to celebrate this ghoulish occasion than a motorcycle ride to Vlad the Impaler’s castle in Transylvania? (Vlad the Impaler was the Romanian noble who inspired the story of Dracula).
Nick Cunningham of the UK thought that jaunt sounded like a dream come true, and when he won a free trip of a lifetime in an insurance company’s contest, he packed up friend Nick Jackson and took off for a motorcycle trip around Transylvania.
This wasn’t just your average, run-of-the-mill jaunt around vampire country, though. Cunningham took a sidecar-equipped machine, and Jackson rode in a coffin strapped to the sidecar chassis, dressed as Frankenstein’s monster. Sounds like a couple of naturals for the Mad Bastard Scooter Rally!
One wheel wonder
Here’s another installment in our long-running series, Wheelies Gone Wrong.