Crazy Indian Bikers

Syxx

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Crazy Indian Bikers

Hi All,

Hehe ... today the first rains of the monsoon hit southern India where I am currently working. Ever seem somebody ride a motorbike in a torrential downpour while holding an umbrella to keep dry. That may not sound so awesome, but then if you have ever seem Indian traffic ... you'd realise just how uber his riding skills must have been.

Or the young Indian bloke I saw a couple of days ago weaving in and out of traffic, while text messaging on his mobile phone with 1 hand and honking the horn / steering with the other.

However not the most impressive I've seen ... how about 5 people on a 100cc motorcyle. Dad steering the bike, his young son sitting between his arm on the petrol tank, the teenage daughter sitting behind the dad, with mum sitting side saddle (due to her sari) on the back while hold the baby in her lap... and not 1 of them wearing anything remotely like a helmut or protective gear.

Damn these Indians are crazy :)

Regards
Syxx
 

ffejrxx

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no but a couple years ago a friend had to ride his motorcycle to and from work during a blizzard (typical minnestoa winter weather)
atleast he wears a helmet tho
 

Dondrei

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Yeah, I don't know what it is but people in crowded countries seem to have no regard for their safety or that of others.
 

myleftfoot

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Syxx said:
Hi All,

Hehe ... today the first rains of the monsoon hit southern India where I am currently working. Ever seem somebody ride a motorbike in a torrential downpour while holding an umbrella to keep dry. That may not sound so awesome, but then if you have ever seem Indian traffic ... you'd realise just how uber his riding skills must have been.

Or the young Indian bloke I saw a couple of days ago weaving in and out of traffic, while text messaging on his mobile phone with 1 hand and honking the horn / steering with the other.

However not the most impressive I've seen ... how about 5 people on a 100cc motorcyle. Dad steering the bike, his young son sitting between his arm on the petrol tank, the teenage daughter sitting behind the dad, with mum sitting side saddle (due to her sari) on the back while hold the baby in her lap... and not 1 of them wearing anything remotely like a helmut or protective gear.

Damn these Indians are crazy :)

Regards
Syxx
My mate lived over there for a while, he lived above a busy junction and the odd time he would record what went on ... and it was ****ing crazy. I'd love to see it in the rain!
 

Evrae Altana

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I used to live in Vietnam, and the traffic there is crazy as hell too. The worse parts are those round-a-bouts where 8 streets merge together like the spokes of a wheel. How I managed to get through one of those without dying, I don't know.
Seeing multiple people on one motorbike is a common occurrence over there. Chickens, ducks, children, you name it, they can cram onto the motorbike. I once saw a dude transporting giant rubber tires by wearing them around three of them around his body and going down the street with his head barely poking out of the top.
 

bladesyz

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The traffic is pretty crazy in China too. I can't even cross the street by myself in Shanghai.

Yeah, I don't know what it is but people in crowded countries seem to have no regard for their safety or that of others.
Well the speeds are much slower, so any accident is usually less lethal. Plus, people honk like crazy. It's a form of vehicular communication.
 

zodiac66

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Downtown Toronto has some crazy driving.

I remember this one time I was up there this lady opened the door to her cab right in front of a guy on a bicycle. The bike hit the opened door and the guy went flying off. As soon as he hit the ground, he got up and got back on his bike.

It was funny to see. It probably wouldn't have been funny if he was hurt though.
 

Gorny

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There have been a few times where I had to make a decision on taking off someone's car door or not while driving past.

Some goof will always park on a busy street and throw the driverside door open as if no one will hit them.
 

Amra

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zodiac66 said:
I remember this one time I was up there this lady opened the door to her cab right in front of a guy on a bicycle. The bike hit the opened door and the guy went flying off. As soon as he hit the ground, he got up and got back on his bike.
That was a tough bike!
 

Stompwampa

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ffejrxx said:
no but a couple years ago a friend had to ride his motorcycle to and from work during a blizzard (typical minnestoa winter weather)
atleast he wears a helmet tho

I love Minnesota winters. Looking forward to my 23rd Minnesota winter this year! :thumbsup:
 

Carnage-DVS

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Tell me about it. I'm Pakistani, and whenever I go over to visit the homeland, I get scared of driving. No such thing as lanes, or space between cars. Traffic is bumper to bumper, and drivers over there have refined their braking skills to an extreme level. It's insane.
 
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