In Tdarcos' thread "Wheelies", he had asked what our opinion on wheelies were:
Tdarcos wrote:Again, watching various lane splitting and motorcycle antics on YouTube, I've seen guys - it's probably a macho thing - popping a wheelie on a motorcycle and flyying down the road at insane speeds with their front wheel 4 feet off the ground.
Looks cool as hell and I can tell you that I'd never even think of trying it on a 10-speed, let alone on a motorcycle doing 50- or 60-miles per hour. (I learned how to ride a bicycle at 12 or 13, in one day. I'll tell the story if anyone is interested, I never learned to ride a motorcycle.)
But let's hear your opinion on it. I'm sure it's probably illegal but again, like the 55MPH speed limit on urban freeways I'm sure it gets ignored.
To which I responded with my opinion on wheelies:
Bob Ross' Joy of Painting wrote:Wheelies are entirely context oriented.
Done on a public roadway, that person is jeopardizing public safety and is a complete asshole.
Done in an empty parking lot, that person is not using other peoples' property for its intended purpose, could possibly hit a pedestrian or vehicle that comes in, and that person is for the most part an asshole.
Done on your own private property, that person is rolling the dice on their own land, and long as they are not breaking any local ordinances, that person is fine in doing so.
Done in a paid arena or on a film set, that person is a daredevil and is a total badass, those people are really fucking cool.
Surprisingly enough, he has just now accused me (Bob Ross) of going off topic:
Tdarcos wrote:Can we move the hatescreeds and shitposting to someplace else? Flack, Aardvark, Bob Ross and Flying Carp all went off topic,
I did not go off topic, Paul, I did not go off topic.