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I'll bet they get the KOM

Old 09-11-17, 03:51 PM
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I'll bet they get the KOM

This made my day.

Dudes really get ripping as they get further down the street.

Not sure who is more foolish; two guys having the time of their life or a reporter telling the world about coconuts.

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Old 09-11-17, 04:26 PM
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I might learn to like roundabouts during a hurricane, if the diameters matched. Might be fun to have a 50 mph tailwind in every direction.
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The thing that always irritates me about hurricanes is that for some reason the news media thinks it's impossible to report on heavy winds without having a reporter standing out in the wind & rain as if to make the point. Every single news report on a hurricane has some reporter standing out there on a deserted street in 80 MPH winds talking about how windy it is.
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If there's no drama, it's not news.
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This is probably a Foo thread. Before starting a thread, might we all try and locate similar thread that we can add to instead of making several on the same topic?
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Old 09-12-17, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
The thing that always irritates me about hurricanes is that for some reason the news media thinks it's impossible to report on heavy winds without having a reporter standing out in the wind & rain as if to make the point. Every single news report on a hurricane has some reporter standing out there on a deserted street in 80 MPH winds talking about how windy it is.

You should see what we do in north Texas during the winter when a snowflake makes landfall.
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Old 09-12-17, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
The thing that always irritates me about hurricanes is that for some reason the news media thinks it's impossible to report on heavy winds without having a reporter standing out in the wind & rain as if to make the point. Every single news report on a hurricane has some reporter standing out there on a deserted street in 80 MPH winds talking about how windy it is.
...and telling everyone how dangerous it is and stay in a safe place. "But me, I'm a professional", unlike you stupid people. Notice her talking about the guys on bikes as stupid. Unlike her standing out there so they can sell "news". Everyone knows what a hurricane is, no need to get out there and sensationalize/grandstand.
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Old 09-12-17, 02:26 PM
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Oh, you guys thought this was serious? Nah, it's just CNN doing a parody of Family Guy.

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. Unlike her standing out there so they can sell "news".
And she seemed quite tiny too. No wonder she didn't get blown away herself.

100mph winds while on my bike? I'd do it. Seems fun actually.l
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Old 09-12-17, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Milton Keynes View Post
Every single news report on a hurricane has some reporter standing out there on a deserted street in 80 MPH winds talking about how windy it is.
I want to see one of them reporting on a salmonella outbreak while eating a piece of the tainted chicken.
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Old 09-12-17, 06:53 PM
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If I were over there, I would let the winds take me all the way to Georgia. I already have fenders, Irma would be my KOM partner.
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Old 09-13-17, 05:42 AM
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They should have been on trikes. They are less likely to be blown over.
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I can just imagine her thoughts.
She's there trying to sell us on how bad the conditions are. A small lady braving the horrid elements to show citizens how dangerous it is outside. Sacrificing her safety to get the latest information to the public for their own good. A true hero.
Then along comes some fun loving joyriders to undermine her heroics on live broadcast.

Fun fact. In the late 60's, a little known reporter by the name Dan Rather got his rise to fame and became network anchor by being the first newscaster to take to the streets and report live from the midst of a hurricane.

Very much seems like the dozens of reporters soaking up air time during Irma were trying to Dan Rather themselves into an improved career.

For the record. I'm not downplaying the events of what occurred down south, or making light of any suffering or damage that may have been caused.
Simply that this video seems like a great example (in that particular moment, scenario, and situation) the News was being over dramatic, full of itself, and arrogant. For ratings sake.

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Old 09-13-17, 09:03 AM
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Simply that this video seems like a great example (in that particular moment, scenario, and situation) the News was being over dramatic, full of itself, and arrogant. For ratings sake.
IOW, business as usual.
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Old 09-13-17, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
They should have been on trikes. They are less likely to be blown over.
Unfortunately not true, as these Artie Johnson impersonators demonstrate.










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Old 09-13-17, 06:20 PM
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It didn't look like they weren't going very fast in spite of the help from the wind.

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I rode a Terra Trike Rambler AT around for a bit, and if you're not careful with the steering, that thing will pitch you off of it like a mechanical bull. Going on a steep downhill must be a trick, as it had almost no weight on the rear axle-- you can do stoppies at will on flat ground.
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One of the riders in the video was Lucas Brunelle.

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