Dangerous Motorcyclist Speeding in Giralang

LSWCHP 15 December 2011 43

Every weekday morning for the last 6 weeks or so some lunatic has redlined his motorbike through Giralang at about 7am. I’ve also heard his bike screaming, and I mean screaming, down the road in the evening on a number of occasions, as recently as ten minutes ago.

This is unacceptable.

I used to ride a large motorcycle, and I can guarantee that regularly riding at well over 100 km/h on a suburban back street will soon result in disaster for the rider and other people. I don’t care too much about the ratbag on the bike, but I don’t want someone to be killed while they’re waiting for their bus or walking their dog in the morning.

If the arsehat who is doing this reads RA or has friends who read RA, be advised that I intend to let the cops know what is happening, and hopefully they’ll be able to send a patrol car over at the appropriate time and sort things out.

Be further advised that I intend to take my trusty smartphone with its HD video camera for a walk every weekday morning from now on. If this stupidity continues I guarantee that within a couple of days I will get clear footage of the individual involved, with his plates identified, and I will submit that to the cops along with a complaint that I will put my name to.


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GordonResidential GordonResidential 10:36 pm 25 Dec 11

The Antichrist said :

LSWCHP said :

If you are the rider of the bike, please stop. If you know the rider of the bike, please ask them to stop.

If this dangerous riding doesn’t stop, the rider of the bike may end up dead or maimed like the bloke from MacGregor that Thumper mentioned. Other innocent people may end up dead or maimed. If nothing else, the rider of the bike will end up receiving a visit from the plod once I get some footage.

Thanks for your contributions folks, interesting or otherwise.

You need to calm down mate, and google ZX2R. Redline of about 17,000, they make their best power around 15,000rpm – they just sound fast, while barely making the speed limit !!

I regularly hear these little jiggers (and other similiar small-capacity high-revving bikes) up the main road behind my place – well before I see them. They sure as hell are not breaking any speed limits, regardless of the fact that they sound like an F1 taking off !

As an ex-biker, you should show a bit more tolerance and stop carrying on like world peace is being threatened by some kid on a high-revving slow-as-buggery 250 ! You admit you have never seen this bike – only heard it – so you are not coming from an informed position at all, in regard to the speed it is doing – only the noise you are hearing.

If you saw how slow these things were while they made all the noise in the world – well you would probably be more embarrased for the rider really.

Funny. A mix of armchair critics, and folks with immature attitude to their fellow Canberran. You are all experts. You have seen this rider in Giralang, speeding and/or revving their bike in low gears?

Easy to take a shot as anonymous, gutless internet wunderkinds. Give the dude (the OP) a break, you insignificant whiners.

Hope he gets his video.

The Antichrist The Antichrist 4:08 pm 18 Dec 11

LSWCHP said :

If you are the rider of the bike, please stop. If you know the rider of the bike, please ask them to stop.

If this dangerous riding doesn’t stop, the rider of the bike may end up dead or maimed like the bloke from MacGregor that Thumper mentioned. Other innocent people may end up dead or maimed. If nothing else, the rider of the bike will end up receiving a visit from the plod once I get some footage.

Thanks for your contributions folks, interesting or otherwise.

You need to calm down mate, and google ZX2R. Redline of about 17,000, they make their best power around 15,000rpm – they just sound fast, while barely making the speed limit !!

I regularly hear these little jiggers (and other similiar small-capacity high-revving bikes) up the main road behind my place – well before I see them. They sure as hell are not breaking any speed limits, regardless of the fact that they sound like an F1 taking off !

As an ex-biker, you should show a bit more tolerance and stop carrying on like world peace is being threatened by some kid on a high-revving slow-as-buggery 250 ! You admit you have never seen this bike – only heard it – so you are not coming from an informed position at all, in regard to the speed it is doing – only the noise you are hearing.

If you saw how slow these things were while they made all the noise in the world – well you would probably be more embarrased for the rider really.

EvanJames EvanJames 8:49 am 17 Dec 11

Pork Hunt said :

This rider is perfectly safe ‘cos loud pipes save lives…

I can never decide if this sentiment is more selfish, or arrogant.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 8:38 pm 16 Dec 11

This rider is perfectly safe ‘cos loud pipes save lives…

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:24 pm 16 Dec 11

ThatUniStudent said :

“Every weekday morning for the last 6 weeks or so some lunatic has redlined his motorbike through Giralang at about 7am. I’ve also heard his bike screaming, and I mean screaming, down the road in the evening on a number of occasions, as recently as ten minutes ago.”

Ahem, this is a lie!
If you’d her instead of his there would be some truth in it.

That’s good to know.

If you are the rider of the bike, please stop. If you know the rider of the bike, please ask them to stop.

If this dangerous riding doesn’t stop, the rider of the bike may end up dead or maimed like the bloke from MacGregor that Thumper mentioned. Other innocent people may end up dead or maimed. If nothing else, the rider of the bike will end up receiving a visit from the plod once I get some footage.

Thanks for your contributions folks, interesting or otherwise.

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 6:36 pm 16 Dec 11

leaving aside whether the rider was or was not speeding, the simple fact is that some motorcyclists purchase aftermarket pipes that are considerably louder than the original pipes with an aim to make more noise and (marginally) more power. This is with scant regard or consideration for others. Sure, have fun on your bike, but if you want a loud (and possibly illegal) bike, save it for the track. Generally speaking, if a bike is making enough noise to wake people at a disance, then it’s probably not legal.

Henry82 Henry82 3:51 pm 16 Dec 11

Mysteryman said :

Of course not. I just expect him to actually have seen the vehicle in question.

fair argument imo.

niftydog niftydog 3:05 pm 16 Dec 11

Well, that’s one well and truly dead horse.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 2:36 pm 16 Dec 11

niftydog said :

Mysteryman said :

But nobody is going to take it seriously when he hasn’t even seen the vehicle in question, and has no actual evidence of instances of speeding.

So, what, you expect him to present documented, calibrated LIDAR results and time-stamped video evidence to Police before they even consider sending a patrol?

I’m telling you, mate, it’s patently obvious to anyone who’s heard it.

Of course not. I just expect him to actually have seen the vehicle in question.

NoImRight NoImRight 2:27 pm 16 Dec 11

stonedwookie said :

lol so now where comparing steam trains on tracks with sport bikes its pretty easy to work out it doesnt take 2 minutes to travel threw a whole suburb at legal speed well for a person who isnt deaf

Steam trains on tracks? Deliberately misreading what I said doesnt give you a valid point.

Still waiting for your times at EC or WP. What do you ride?

niftydog niftydog 2:16 pm 16 Dec 11

Mysteryman said :

But nobody is going to take it seriously when he hasn’t even seen the vehicle in question, and has no actual evidence of instances of speeding.

So, what, you expect him to present documented, calibrated LIDAR results and time-stamped video evidence to Police before they even consider sending a patrol?

I’m telling you, mate, it’s patently obvious to anyone who’s heard it.

Okwhatever said :

The OP has not said anything along these lines…

He didn’t have too, I’m speaking from personal experience.

Okwhatever said :

…would you expect this complaint to stand up in court?

Why would it need to?

stonedwookie stonedwookie 1:53 pm 16 Dec 11

lol so now where comparing steam trains on tracks with sport bikes its pretty easy to work out it doesnt take 2 minutes to travel threw a whole suburb at legal speed well for a person who isnt deaf

NoImRight NoImRight 1:41 pm 16 Dec 11

stonedwookie said :

hey why dont you come see/hear for yourself i bet if i gave you a million bucks you wouldnt step infront of it but yeh your not from giralang so probley dont even know what fast is? this isnt your standerd postie bike you can hear it maxing out even when its not in the suburb anymore

Im happy to compare my best times at Eastern Creek or Wakefield Park to yours. You may well be faster 😉 Would that make you more of an expert on the subject?

I can hear a steam engine “maxing out” too. Doesnt mean its breaking any records.

stonedwookie stonedwookie 1:05 pm 16 Dec 11

hey why dont you come see/hear for yourself i bet if i gave you a million bucks you wouldnt step infront of it but yeh your not from giralang so probley dont even know what fast is? this isnt your standerd postie bike you can hear it maxing out even when its not in the suburb anymore

Eppo Eppo 1:02 pm 16 Dec 11

ThatUniStudent said :

“Every weekday morning for the last 6 weeks or so some lunatic has redlined his motorbike through Giralang at about 7am. I’ve also heard his bike screaming, and I mean screaming, down the road in the evening on a number of occasions, as recently as ten minutes ago.”

Ahem, this is a lie!
If you’d her instead of his there would be some truth in it.

Are you claiming responsibility?

If so, I hope you’re wearing laptop dust protector jacket and laptop dust protector pants. Road rash is nasty.

NoImRight NoImRight 12:25 pm 16 Dec 11

stonedwookie said :

hey this guy isnt lying ive heard it 2 it sounds like f1 car probley exceeding 200 plus no offence but i think youl just catch a blur on your camerra. on side note anyone seen that summernats ford red n black that thing is cool

Awesome skills. You can judge an unknown vehicle’s speed, with no idea of its motor or gearing, simply by hearing it from an indeterminate distance. Sir I salute you!

stonedwookie stonedwookie 12:04 pm 16 Dec 11

hey this guy isnt lying ive heard it 2 it sounds like f1 car probley exceeding 200 plus no offence but i think youl just catch a blur on your camerra. on side note anyone seen that summernats ford red n black that thing is cool

NoImRight NoImRight 10:57 am 16 Dec 11

Thumper said :

We had a lunatic young motorcycle rider who used to hammer around Macgregor every day. And by hammer, I mean quite frightening speeds along suburban roads.

He’s dead now.

Cancer? Its takes a lot of people.Very sad.

Okwhatever Okwhatever 10:52 am 16 Dec 11

niftydog said :

I completely disagree. When it takes 5-6 seconds for the sound of a vehicle to move through your field of perception instead of the usual 10-12 seconds it’s pretty obvious what’s going on.
Also, you don’t tend to red-line through 3 gears in 5 seconds unless you’re fangin’.

The OP has not said anything along these lines so your post is irrelevant. No measurements have been provided.

Tell me this, would you expect this complaint to stand up in court? Didn’t think so, take your assumptions somewhere else.

Mysteryman Mysteryman 10:51 am 16 Dec 11

niftydog said :

Mysteryman said :

…he is not in a position to judge speed without having actually seen the bike (he only mentions hearing it).

I completely disagree. When it takes 5-6 seconds for the sound of a vehicle to move through your field of perception instead of the usual 10-12 seconds it’s pretty obvious what’s going on.
Also, you don’t tend to red-line through 3 gears in 5 seconds unless you’re fangin’.

Let me rephrase then. He can pass whatever judgement he likes. But nobody is going to take it seriously when he hasn’t even seen the vehicle in question, and has no actual evidence of instances of speeding.

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