Monday, March 8, 2010

Burnout Pit

IMO the burnout pit is easily the stupidest manifestation of bike abuse I can think of. Surely it only exists so show organizers can sell replacement tires to gullible morons. I'll reluctantly admit I've seen a few bikes abused over the years in novel ways that involved some unique level of skill and occasionally found myself somewhat entertained or impressed. No skill involved here, just stupid.

This poor sap burned his Panhead to the ground in Daytona last week. Maybe a few doo-rag sporting dentists will see it, take the hint and just stop.

1 comment:

Flathead45 said...

Yeah, I agree. racing (for those who are so inclined) is an interesting test of the limits of man and machine, but wanton destruction never did much for me.
Testosterone poisoning, my old Academy English teacher would have called it.