Sport Bikers Shut Down Highway, Do Stunts. Police Can Only Watch.

It happened in Texas last weekend. In Dallas, a group of sport bike riders want to pay tribute to 2 fallen buddies. They block traffic on 75 Central Expressway, do tricks, paint the highway. Police officers show up but can only watch bikers escape because of a strict department chase policy. Reaction of bikers who saw this video is almost unanimously negative, stating rightly that there are other ways to honor their  fallen friends (group ride, charity event, etc) without giving such a public negative image of bikers. Police say that motorcyclists involved are obstructing the roadway, which is a class B misdemeanor, and that they are reviewing the video to try to identify the participants. (Thanks Johnny Gee)

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51 Responses to “Sport Bikers Shut Down Highway, Do Stunts. Police Can Only Watch.”


  1. 1 Ray Jun 5th, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Shame on them. And they broadcast this video for police to read their license plates! Idiots.

  2. 2 Bruce Rogers Jun 5th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Riding and doing stunts like that they are going to attend a lot of memorial days.

  3. 3 FYI Jun 5th, 2011 at 9:44 am

    i remember my first beer. what’s the average age of these guys twelve?

  4. 4 wild hogs ride!! Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Ya you guys!! We should all go down and show them how its done with our 900lbs bikes and big fat guts trying to looking real bad ass with my head bandana, chaps and sculls and flames all over my bike. As soon as I get off work from my desk job I’m going to fire up my 40 foot motorhome and load up my steel horse. You guys in!

  5. 5 Tom aka THUG CUSTOM CYCLES Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    So their a gang !!! And I’m
    Sure they still live with their parents too …

  6. 6 Jeff Nicklus Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Why didn’t law enforcement block the freeway in the front of the group and at the rear of the group? They have a 20′ wall on one side and a divider in the middle with link fence ….. where would the little bastards go then? Trapped like rats!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  7. 7 Boss Hawg Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Hey Jeff…Only in Texas, EH.

    That had of been in good ol GA, we would have had them nabbed…at least at the check points.

    Long Live the South and, of course, Billy Beer.

    Boss Hawg

  8. 8 highrpm Jun 5th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    love it…

    Here comes the young,
    the new generation
    You are the only ones
    You are the only ones who can make a change

    scorpions

  9. 9 Woody Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    I’m thinking one pumper/tanker firetruck would’ve taken care of things nicely, 5 minutes tops.

  10. 10 Knucklehead Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Well with all I’ve seen here they are not thinker’s. All the what if’s. Like someone doing their best to get to a hospital or anything. Punks!

  11. 11 bertrand Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I love it ! ! ! !

    they are right! ! ! occasionally it is necessary to demonstrate loudly to be heard! ! ! !
    they are the real rebels! !

    VIVA LA REVOLUTION ! ! ! ! ! ! 😉

  12. 12 Fredp Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    No ducatis were abused in this video! It was cappuccino time anyway!!

  13. 13 Eric Maurer Jun 5th, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    FAIL, but not because of what these idiots did, but “how” they did it.

    everyone who toook part in that demonstreation are dumbasses. If you wantt to make a point, pay homage, stand out, etc, you could have still shut down the freeway, done a low speed parade, “not” tag the freeway (which your tax dollars will have to coverr to remove) or put drivers at risk (ya ever see a 400 lb motorcycle get away from a idiot who doesn’t knwo what they are doing…. its a missle).

    So FAIL for being stupid on your execution!

  14. 14 Eric Maurer Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    one more thing Einsteins…..

    all your chickies and bros who vshot video and are blasting all over YouTube and Facebook….. HAHAHA, they look at ALL of it for plate numbers, colors, distinctive motorcycles, etc.

    Don’t think so? Ask a cop about their Cyber Crime division in EVERY city.

    Good luck in court 🙂

  15. 15 The Loan Rider Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    In Dallas it is hard enough to get respect from those driving next to you in cages that are doing makeup, texting, reading, and talking on the phone all while driving…Now we have to deal with those same people looking down on the biker community because they see us in their review mirror and think “theres one of those A-Holes that shut down the highway, spray painted our city concrete, with no respect for those stuck on the highway while they selfishly display their ignorance”

    These are the idiots that are raising the motorcyclist death toll statistics and putting a bad image on the rest of us that just enjoy riding – – I hope the next time they pull a stunt like this the cops block the entire highway in front and behind them and write them all tickets one by one if not have their bikes all towed away

    Just my two cents

  16. 16 Rick Fairless Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Why did this have to happen in my town? It’s hard enough for motorcyclists to get respect from John Q Public who we share the road with. These are a bunch of kids trying to do something good, but I think they went about it the wrong way. We were all young one time, buy I don’t ever remember being this young!
    RF

  17. 17 bigitch Jun 5th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    lets see
    this blog is down on harley cuz the got willie and he’s too old
    this blog is down on the naacp cuz the did a lawsuit against murtle beach
    this blog is down on the occ, jrd, jesse build off
    this blog is down on fat chicks
    this blog is down on bikers being showing respect for their breathern
    this blog has become a haters blog

    whats next? support for the oprah show , or rush limbaugh and his oxy problem.

    you ride a bike, therefore you know that people fear, hate or dispise you while others look up to you and wish they could be like you, so we should not come down on our associates. wheather they ride a motor company bike, sportbike, or scooter.

    regardless of what side of the fence you want to be on if you don’t like what other bikers are doing, think back to the time when you were an asshole and did and supported stupid shit too. it’s all part of growing up.

    you should have been amazed that in texas they didn’t shoot them first.

    now take your wet soggy one and go home and be ashamed of your self for becoming a hater.

  18. 18 fuji Jun 5th, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Just like Hollister only difference instead of beer bottles on the street its discarded monster energy drink cans and its for real not print media induced.

    If this were a movie and the lead characters name is Fonda some would be praising the whole ordeal.

    Right or wrong I praise the youth for the recognition of their fallen friends. Heros.

    One thing for sure is that they wanted to get the attention of the public with their objective instead of a shallow paragraph in the newspaper.

    So in that respect kudos to them.

    Wrong ! but all Right.

    Our image as bikers at stake over this ? The alter ” bad ” boys of the highway. LOL

  19. 19 bshirk Jun 5th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Typical sport bike riders. (no sense)

  20. 20 Foo-E Jun 5th, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I applaud them. We already have a bad rep in the world, so why not do what HD did and capitalize on it! If I was from there I would have been with them! Amount of shit I’ve taken from the fuzz, its good to see brothers supporting and remembering fallen brothers!
    Besides your post says nothing of where or how they died. Maybe a cop was involved? And in the wrong? We don’t know the whole story.
    Applause to my Texas brothers!
    Panhead Foo-E

  21. 21 Foo-E Jun 5th, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    And tom at thugs. Your no thug. Grow a pair! You must be a cop or have a lot of friends on the “force”. You eat shit tom!

  22. 22 Rob Campbell Jun 5th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    YouTube and the camera happy public are saving the gov. a ton of money on surveillance.

  23. 23 Business Directory Jun 5th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Wow, I think it’s cool what these people did for their friend.

  24. 24 Rider2 Jun 5th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    This is the reason why cops don’t leave bikers alone during events… Despite the fact that it is a nice and probably well deserved gesture for their fallen brothers, it qualifies all those “kids” as morons.
    I am sure we can all be friends on facebook out of this stunt….

  25. 25 Eric Maurer Jun 5th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    hey Business Directory, Foo-E and anyone else who posts comments supporting this (and talk smack to others)…. have the sack to post your real name, why hide behind an alias!

    and that is just my 2 cents!

  26. 26 nicker Jun 5th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Only three issues,

    -1-
    RE: “…to get respect from…”

    One doesn’t “get” respect….
    True Respect has to be earned.
    Don’t see any “Earned Respect” going on there.

    -2- RE: “…occasionally it is necessary to demonstrate loudly to be heard!…”

    Sure, but as ya get older ya learn to chose your battles more wisely.

    And:
    -3-
    RE: “…riders want to pay tribute to 2 fallen buddies…”

    What? For buddies who fell of their bikes???
    Happens every day.
    How about a tribute to buddies who got killed in Iraq???

    Oh well, their young. Trust me, time has a way of kicking that crap out-a-ya…. 🙂

    -nicker-

  27. 27 Mike Greenwald Jun 6th, 2011 at 12:57 am

    This seems to be a strongly worded First Amendment issue. Seems odd that much of the protest to this style of riding comes from the “conservatives” and their “SluggoGlide” brothers.

    All in all, a peaceful demonstration by an unarmed cavalry.

    Y’all should be pleased that it wasn’t combined with the Second Amendment.

    There will come a time that the admiration for the characters of “The Wild Ones” or “Easy Rider” lose their luster for you.

    At what point did the government scare you rather than serve you?

    You’ve been spoon fed crap since the days of Wendell Wilkie. Both the Democrats and Republicans have done their best at perverting and taxing everything in this country.

    Don’t mess with Texas? Kind of strange that Texas has become a doormat of immigration and lost focus on all that is good. I’m not criticizing Texans. I’m just confused by the folks you’ve voted into office.

    Rather than scrutinize these riders for their political methodology, learn from their efforts. Grab their spirit and make the State of Texas and the USA stronger. Stronger doesn’t mean how you can kill these guys by whatever means available. Stronger means righting the wrongs, now, rather than diluting it by a long drawn out posturing and posing by committee.

    Mike

  28. 28 Knucklehead Jun 6th, 2011 at 7:18 am

    bigitch , What if just what if an ambulance had to get through there? Did these BOYS not think. NO! And either are you. Selfish none thinkers.

  29. 29 Wiz Jun 6th, 2011 at 7:36 am

    What if you were working on your roof, fell off, had bones stickin’ out of yer arm, bleeding profusely, ‘an tryin’ to git to the emergency room! Ya take the freeway ’cause it’s the fastest way ta keep from dyin’! Ya run into all these little ASSHOLES bawlin’ about a coupla idiots doin’ 180 mph on thier crotch-rockets ‘an ran into the back of a semi! There are other ways of remeberance ‘n showin’ support than this kinda horseshit, puttin’ the public at risk! I usedta have an organization in Austn, TX called the SSS [Sunday Social Society] in which we did bebefits for fallen brothers ‘an thier families. Had a good party while helping others! YEEZE!! I like the Firetruck idea! Wiz

  30. 30 A 1 CYCLES Jun 6th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    they stood up for their brothers…they protested loudly, they made a public display of unity, their is a lot of good points in the above posts but truly..motorcyclists are individuals thats why we ride…and to get a couple of hundred together to do something like this is great…like a mini rolling thunder for 2 guys, instead of 50,0000. i appluad their efforts…but i think a slow ride to block the highway was a better idea…shows true unity and restraint and control of your group! oh thats what the govt. wants…i think it was awesome and eventually we are going to have to stand up to the police and govt. like this to make points, town meetings and legislature dont get it done!

  31. 31 10377586 Jun 6th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    What a bunch of dipshits.

  32. 32 na Jun 6th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    look at all you squids

  33. 33 Cade Jun 6th, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Blame it on the Japs.

  34. 34 Bigfoot Jun 6th, 2011 at 10:30 am

    The best way to show respect and wake up the cage drivers is to have all the bikers in a (any state) state join in for a ride when one falls no matter what kind of scoot they ride. Show everyone in whatever state just how many people really ride so they can see how our numbers are growing. This may wake up a few of the future murderers in their cages and maybe make them “see” us for a change. Nothing like a line of bikes shutting down streets and highways while rideing to the funeral to make them realize we are here to stay.

  35. 35 Jacqueline Bagwell Jun 6th, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Um… funny where is the pic of the cop riding with everyone….. there was one patrol car…. this has been blown WAAAYYY out of porportion.

  36. 36 Jacqueline Bagwell Jun 6th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Definitely glad I chose not to participate – but am fully aware of what occurred & the media has grossly slanted it. I am not condoning the actions of those whom participated.

  37. 37 bigitch Jun 6th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    knucklehead

    what if.. but a ambulance didn’t need to get through there so the point is moot and your comment was as ignorant as you are.

    what if a comet had fallen on them …what if the rain came down and made it slicvk what if… what if…

  38. 38 Todd8080 Jun 6th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    So two inept riders kill themselves and their friends memorialize them by doing the very things that got the first two killed? Yeah, that’s got noble written all over it.

    No wonder the non-riding public hates all motorcyclists.

  39. 39 Justice Must Be Served! Jun 6th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    But its OK for an Indianapolis Police Officer to KILL an innocent motorcyclist & severely injure 2 others while getting his 1.9 B.A.C. DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE…………………..DROPPED!!??

  40. 40 bigitch Jun 6th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    or in arizona you can kill a motorcyclist with your car and claim you didn’t see thm and get off.

  41. 41 aaron Jun 6th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    lol @ a community of 2 wheeled “rebels” riding borderline legal motorcycles on the street (some of them self proclaimed “outlaw” riders) acting highly critical of others doing the same. probably the exact same kind of folk, only older (and therefore riding “generation appropriate” customs)

    just think… if youtube existed 30 years ago with every irresponsible act we did on the road posted left, right, and center.

  42. 42 live2rideaglide Jun 6th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    All of us , bikers I mean from time to time like to cut up , whether riding a wheelie or lightin up the back tire. But there is stupid and there is STUPID.

  43. 43 chicagojohn Jun 6th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    bigitch This blog is up on Billy Beer!

  44. 44 www.thatmotorcycleshow.com Jun 6th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Um, they have done this in the same spot, on the same day the past couple of years.

  45. 45 Boss Hawg Jun 7th, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Chicagojohn….

    I am gonna have to see if PBR still has some Billy Beer around for ya…wink wink

    Boss Hawg

  46. 46 Bud Jun 7th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Video has been removed by user….damn, I missed it!

  47. 47 The Supreme Team Jun 7th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Friend-says-motorcyclist-killed-in-crash-knew-of-dangers-102401824.html
    Makes perfect sense…guy shoots himself in the head, and friends opt to follow suit…just to see if it has the same effect.
    Sorry to hear about your friend, but in my world…it would make me think about what happened and take things a little slower.

  48. 48 Mike Greenwald Jun 8th, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Here is one of the deaths being protested. The perp is an illegal alien from Ecuador that is being released on bail.

    On May 29, at 5:00 a.m., complainant Floyd Henderson was operating a 2002 Honda motorcycle westbound in the 1400 block of W FM 1960. The defendant, Dennis Reyes, was driving a maroon colored Chevrolet Monte Carlo eastbound on W FM 1960. The defendant failed to yield to oncoming traffic and turned left into the path of Henderson’s motorcycle. Henderson entered a skid and crashed into the right side of Reyes’ Monte Carlo. Reyes was found to be intoxicated, which caused him to crash when he failed to yield to the right of way and turned left. Henderson was transported to Northwest Medical Center with CPR in progress. He was pronounced dead in the emergency room, due to injuries sustained in the crash.Reyes was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.

    How’s that Billy Beer taste with crow?

    Mike

  49. 49 ROGUE Jun 8th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I did not get to see the video so I can not comment on it,
    What I can comment on though is more and more people who ride are upset about what many think are bad laws aimed towards motorcycle riders while stronger laws against people who cause collisions and hurt or kill them are not being passed.
    If you look back at the 70s and some of the things that motorcycle riders did back then and what this new generation is doing it is not that much different. It is a different spin on it and they are using media and the internet as opposed to print publications to let people know they are upset.
    When motorcyclist were fighting for rights and other issues it was not uncommon to have protest rides, shut down highways and get tickets so they could take the cases to court. They also had organizations that worked with the legislature to change bad laws.
    I for one will confess doing wheelies and burn outs, okay nothing like these guys are doing but I think it was because the motorcycles would not do it, not that we would not have tried it. We had country roads that got blocked off for weekend drag races and parties, again not that much different.
    These young people are trying to make a statement some will agree with and others will not. Many of the organizations that call themselves rights organization have turned into safety organizations and some because a large part of their membership is made up of Harley riders do not welcome these riders.
    Some years ago when Florida tried to pass a law to consficate motorcycles going 30 miles over the limit the President of ABATE of Florida was reported as stating he did Not Consider Them Bikers – That was in reference to sport bikers. These riders are looking for a way to get recognized and most of the organizations available do not appeal to them.
    I believe you will see more of this type of thing from the sport bike riders and also other younger riders on different style motorcycles.
    Increases in licensing fees in the name of Education and then the money being taken by the government and used for other things while states are making Motorcycle Rider Training Mandatory and private agencies charging excessive fees for these courses has these riders and others upset and in some cases the younger rider are not getting a motorcycle license because of the price.
    Motorcycle Rider Courses Should Be Made Available To All Who Want To Take Them. They Should NOT BE MANDATORY and should be financed by the money that is and has been paid for by motorcyclist through licensing and registration fees.
    There are No Other Vehicles that I know of that use our roads and highways that Require Mandatory Schooling. The fact that a law like that is prejudice should make it illegal.
    It is my understanding if you can pass the test for other kinds of licenses you can get one. Even for those who opt to take a course they are Not Mandatory.
    I am suggesting that those of us who can help educate these riders and support them in their efforts to change things

  50. 50 rogue phil Jun 11th, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    The hardest part about freedom is accepting someone elses freedom you don’t agree with!

  51. 51 nicker Jun 12th, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    RE:
    “…stronger laws against people who cause collisions and hurt or kill them are not being passed…”

    Look, this is a very simple proposition.
    If the problem is an unresponsive Legislature, ya take all the riders you can muster and clog up the capital steps with protest signs articulating your beef.

    Smoky burnouts and graffiti are like a kid throwing a tantrum because they didn’t get the toy.
    There’s a Hell of a difference between “antics” and “protest.”

    One will force the media to carry your message, while the other gives the media license to create their own message. And it wont be the one you want.

    One is a deliberate, well organized act, the other an exercise akin to cutting of your nose to spite your face.

    IMHO anyway.
    -nicker-

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