J-5 Rogers Family

6.18.2009

The Motorcyclist

The other day, I was going down 183W - miraculously doing about 65mph which NEVER happens on this highway - on my way home from my mom's house.

I was approaching the 820 split when I looked in my rear view mirror and saw a motorcycle coming full speed ahead. When you look into your rear view mirror and see this, it kinda freaks you out because "Motorcycle Collides Into Escalade" doesn't give me the warm fuzzies as a headline in the Star Telegram. Obviously, my Escalade would win that one, and no need to mention what would happen to Motorcycle Man.

The cool guy on the motorcycle is wearing shorts, a t-shirt, flip flops, and no helmet.
Okay, I don't expect all out Linder Emergency Gear Getup, (Brian, Andrea's husband, won't go on his motorcycle unless he is covered head-to-toe with gear) but a helmet at the least, right?
(...and I hear that road rash is REALLY killer, so pants maybe?)

As this guy gets closer, I notice that he has something in his hand. He is steering with one hand and he has his cell phone in the other. He isn't talking, he is staring at his screen and pushing buttons...

Mr. Genius is texting!

At this point, I went to get my phone out to take a picture, but then who would have been the idiot on Highway 183 going 65m.p.h doing something stupid with their phone?

The next headline that came into mind as I slammed onto my brakes - "Escalade Collides with Semi" really freaked me out.

Needless to say, no picture was taken.

The nerve.

Idiots.
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What has caught your eye while you are driving?

3 Comments:

Blogger Andi said...

LMAO!! The CAR - PET store. Several years ago Brian and I were driving and I was like "what the heck is a Car Pet store?" And Brian just laughed his ass off at me. It was a carpet store, not a car pet store. Well why the heck did they have that dash then?!?!?! Similar story with a billboard that was advertising the EDGE radio station. "EDGE" was written with "ED" slightly above the "GE" and I was like "what is Ed Ge?". I still don't live those down! Anyway, those caught my attention while driving!

June 19, 2009 at 10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LMAO!! I ran into something similar on Rufe Snow the other day a motorcyclist going about 55 mph with flip flops, t-shirt, shorts and no helmet. He did not have the phone out but what an idiot. Why would you try this on any road in texas have you seen the drivers???? LOL... :) J

June 19, 2009 at 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh wow!!! Thrilling.

June 20, 2009 at 4:28 PM  

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