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Dangerous Motorcyclist Speeding in Giralang

By 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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Dangerous Motorcyclist Speeding in Giralang
Waiting For Godot 5:12 pm 15 Dec 11

Reminds me of about 30 years ago when the neighbour used to rev up their car at 4AM waking us all up. I retaliated by playing my Kamahl record at full volume with all the windows open. Didn’t hear a peep from them after that . . .

Eppo 5:11 pm 15 Dec 11

gazket said :

get up early in the morning and hose the road down I guarantee you will find the rider sooner or later not far away.

Pretty disturbing attitude. To want to cause harm.

I love that we get a thread on some cat being thrown over a balcony, which brings out the hysterics, but this sort of idiocy goes unchecked.

That said – you do realise motorcycles work on wet roads, yes? You’ve seen them in the rain before? *eye roll*

I also won’t give the OP any credit. Far too many grumpy old men and NIMBYs in these parts!

gazket 5:00 pm 15 Dec 11

get up early in the morning and hose the road down I guarantee you will find the rider sooner or later not far away.

Mysteryman 4:53 pm 15 Dec 11

niftydog said :

Give the OP some credit. I’m assuming they have two ears and a temporal lobe; thus they are probably able to gauge whether the rider is speeding or just being a dick. 😉

You’d be surprised how often I’ve heard people say similar things to the OP, only to see a “sportsbike” (read: a 250cc) scream past at roughly the same speed as other vehicle on the road.

I’m not saying that the OP is clueless, just that he is not in a position to judge speed without having actually seen the bike (he only mentions hearing it).

p1 4:10 pm 15 Dec 11

niftydog said :

Give the OP some credit. I’m assuming they have two ears and a temporal lobe; thus they are probably able to gauge whether the rider is speeding or just being a dick. 😉

+1 for this. While I am all for giving people the benefit of the doubt, the fact is that the ride of a loud sports bike will most likely be speeding. I know I often am.*

* - this is not an admission of guilt.

niftydog 3:56 pm 15 Dec 11

Give the OP some credit. I’m assuming they have two ears and a temporal lobe; thus they are probably able to gauge whether the rider is speeding or just being a dick. 😉

Mysteryman 3:05 pm 15 Dec 11

metal said :

I agree with everything you have said. However have you actually “seen” this guy”?

I was at the lights the other day following a CBR250rr with an aftermarket exhaust. It was the most unpleasant sounding noise coming from the bike, sounding like it was doing 100km plus, however it was doing under 50kms – its just because those engines rev so high.

The footage should clear up any confusion though..

Eppo said :

As a (former) rider, you should know that going fast and sounding like you’re going fast are 2 different things.

If he’s keeping it in 1st or 2nd around suburban streets, it’ll sound like it’s screaming (depending on bike of course!) but it won’t actually be going anywhere that quickly.

Until you actually SEE him riding stupidly, he’s nothing more than some guy who enjoys the sound of his bike too much.

Both of these. Just because something sounds like it’s moving fast, doesn’t mean it is. I often ride around at 60km/f in first. Of course, my bike is not even 50% through it’s normal rev range at that speed in first.

Okwhatever 2:55 pm 15 Dec 11

It seems you have only heard him and as previously mentioned he may just be keeping the bike in 2nd or even 3rd through the suburbs instead of changing up and down all the time, all the while doing the speed limit. Some bikes rev harder like the little Suzuki across, especially small capacity engines with 4 cylinders. And nothing feels better than to ride with your bike in the ‘response zone’ where you may not be going fast but the throttle response is awesome due to high revs.

Motorbikes ARE awesome 🙂

Rollersk8r 2:24 pm 15 Dec 11

Bails said :

Oh no, someone is riding a motorbike while you’re inside your house? Call the authorities.

Perhaps we can follow the precedent set by the GDE, and reduce speed limits for 20km/h. Heaven forbid our ears are raped by any noise. Ever.

Yes, because holding a normal conversation in your house, or sleeping in your house, is much less important than one person’s idea of fun, no matter how many laws they’re breaking.

Eppo 2:04 pm 15 Dec 11

As a (former) rider, you should know that going fast and sounding like you’re going fast are 2 different things.

If he’s keeping it in 1st or 2nd around suburban streets, it’ll sound like it’s screaming (depending on bike of course!) but it won’t actually be going anywhere that quickly.

Until you actually SEE him riding stupidly, he’s nothing more than some guy who enjoys the sound of his bike too much.

NoImRight 1:10 pm 15 Dec 11

Motorbikes are awesome

Bails 1:09 pm 15 Dec 11

Oh no, someone is riding a motorbike while you’re inside your house? Call the authorities.

Perhaps we can follow the precedent set by the GDE, and reduce speed limits for 20km/h. Heaven forbid our ears are raped by any noise. Ever.

niftydog 1:03 pm 15 Dec 11

I can’t get used to the sound of the supercharged, muffler-less Harley that takes multiple trips up and down Fornax St most days. I figure he’s going between the club house and home.

Anyone know if 7-11 is allowing the club house to continue to operate?

Was only a couple of years ago some tool embedded himself in a tree on Chuculba St. The accident investigations marks can still be made out on the road.

Rollersk8r 12:17 pm 15 Dec 11

I suspect the fine folk you refer to live and/or meet in the very appropriately named Derrilin Place. I haven’t seen the orange FPV ute down there for a while but he and his mates are the reason I tell people I live in the land of Mad Max.

Maybe it’s like living next to a railway line though – I still don’t like it – but there’s so much car and bike noise in Giralang that I’ve actually gotten used to it.

metal 10:57 am 15 Dec 11

I agree with everything you have said. However have you actually “seen” this guy”?

I was at the lights the other day following a CBR250rr with an aftermarket exhaust. It was the most unpleasant sounding noise coming from the bike, sounding like it was doing 100km plus, however it was doing under 50kms – its just because those engines rev so high.

The footage should clear up any confusion though..

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