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Molto Verboso
2010 GTS 300, 2008 MP3 500
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Molto Verboso
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Report says he was not wearing a helmet (like your avatar). That might have been the direct cause of his demise, while the texting caused him to lose control of the bike. What's a 40 year-old doing things like that anyway? You would think he'd have known better. A candidate for the yearly Darwin Award?

Condolences to his family.
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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I'm sorry to say it, but that guy died of stupidity.
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Sounds a little like natural selection...
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Molto Verboso
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Molto Verboso
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I saw a guy scooting and eating a hamburger once. Can't they wait to pull over to the side of the road?

Multi-tasking taken to the extreme....
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The road he crashed on isn't a good one either - limited lighting, narrow at times, fairly heavy traffic...

I know it's not just in New Mexico, but I see a lot of dumb stuff here. Last summer I saw a man riding a bike (no helmet) with his 4-7 year old daughter riding the handlebars (no helmet) smoking a cigarette and talking on his cell phone. At least it was a residential road!

Keep it safe everyone!

Desi B.
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File this one under "If you do something that is really (REALLY) stupid, bad things will happen to you"

Also, does anyone else find it ironic that this piece was preceded by an advert for Sprint cellphones?
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Molto Verboso
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Maybe he was posting to this board to get opinions on whether this was a good idea or not.
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gregt wrote:
Maybe he was posting to this board to get opinions on whether this was a good idea or not.
ROFL emoticon

i saw some muppet cycling his kids to school today on a pushbike - one sat on the handlebars, the other on the rear rack, not a helmet in sight, and a large un-leashed dog (evidently also a member of the family) barking and frolicking around the wheels. i was ready for the whole lot of them to dump it into the (very busy) road.
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Molto Verboso
GTS(me)/GTV(wife)
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GTS 250ie YELLOW N WHITE,Giallo Lime
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Care to sit and eat
bluebuddha wrote:
I saw a guy scooting and eating a hamburger once. Can't they wait to pull over to the side of the road?

Multi-tasking taken to the extreme....
That's when a chair comes in handy.
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eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
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rimming
I find it hard enough to text and drive let alone ride the GT and text !
I'm just kidding. Me thinks he won't be texting anymore.
Billy-no-scoot
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2006 Vespa GTS250ie, 2004 Vespa ET4, 2022 Royal Enfield Himalayan, 2001 Kawasaki W650, 2023 Honda Trail 125.
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People do crazy things. Crashing while texting is just one of them. I hear people criticizing almost everyone who dies on two wheels unless they are smacked by another vehicle. You know the drill, too fast for the turn, ran the redlight, drunk while riding, texting while riding.

I wonder if I ever off myself because I hit a patch of ice, slide into another vehicle in the snow, run into a truck in the fog, or a deer while riding across the state at night that I too will suddenly become really stupid and had it coming and am a candidate for the Darwin Award?

When I think about someone texting on a scooter I think about how wonderfully able we are to rationalize behavior. I have to pay 30 cents per text message on my phone so I don't text but I bet I could rationalize a scenario where I would text on the Vespa...

The alien ship landed in the field about 200 yards from me. Already they have rounded up two farm families and some cattle for experiments on their home planet. I should probably send a text message to the police...

Something like that.
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Definitely a Darwin Award candidate. Anyone else find it ironic that the sponsor ad at the beginning was for a cell phone?
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2009 Vespa GTS Super duper pooper scooper
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reminds me of this....
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