Motorcycle Death Sports

So, I driving down to the airport and right at the “Grady Curve” I have 7 motorcycles pass me at – honestly – 80 to 90+ MPH. They are all weaving in and out of traffic and lanes. It’s just like a race was going on around me. I’ve encountered this phenomenon a number of times on the 75/85 corridor. Since I’ve been witness to this type of “death wish” activity so many times, I began to wonder if it’s some sort of underground extreme sport: Racing at amazing speeds down crowded interstate highways. Keep in mind, I’m not talking about the open road here. I’m talking the downtown connector.

Have any of you encountered this phenomenon? I can’t think of anything else to call it. I’m sure I’ve seen these incidents at least 10-15 times in the last year or two. Any thoughts?

2 Comments so far

  1. shane on March 14th, 2008 @ 8:28 am

    That has happened to me so many times… it startles me so much that I’m surprised I haven’t swerved and caused an accident- cause they’re going so fast you don’t even hear them until they’re right next to you, and then it’s amazingly loud.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it was some kind of organized sport – they certainly at least agree as a group to do it. Why else would there be a stream of 10+ each time?

  2. mallory8 on March 22nd, 2008 @ 9:48 am

    I have seen many of these groups too. What I don’t understand is why you don’t hear about them having major crashes? It seems that with the speed they’re going they would have some horrible accidents. It is pretty wild when they ride by.

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