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Motorcyclist gone crazy!

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by gguru, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Click bait haaaaah

    Anyway today while I was doing my daily 10km walk (since I lost my license) i saw some old motorcycle rider (not gonna specify about how old lol so noone gets offended) riding an old school cafe racer styled bike with an open face helmet. I see him in the distance and I say to myself "damn that's a nice beard his got, perfectly trimmed" then as soon as he comes closer I see duct tape around his mouth shut tight probably wrapped around his head 3-4 times. So my question is, is this a normal thing for open faced helmet riders or what? I'm assuming it's to keep out the unexpected visitors


     
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  2. Either that or he had just escaped from Hannibal Lecter.
     
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  3. Probably to hold his teeth in
     
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  4. I'm guessing he's taken some bad acid.

    At least that's why I ended up with duct tape wrapped around my face last time.

    ....I'm sure it made sense at the time.
     
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  5. "Bring out the gimp"
     
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  6. Broken helmet strap????
     
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  7. I've never thought of that to be honest, but why around the mouth? And I'm sure he ripped half his hair out by the time he got off the bike
     
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  8. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
     
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  9. #9 69SIM, Feb 16, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2016
    Back when I was first riding in Sydney I had an old open faced helmet that my brother gave me... Well one day it started hailing and in order to not have my face pelted with hailstones I wrapped a work sock around my head to cover my nose and mouth... It was a toss up between the sting of hail or the smell of my sweaty work sock :)
     
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  10. Stick more tape non-sticky-side-to-skin on the inside of the tape on the section across the beard and voila! No budget waxing for you.
     
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  11. I'd rather burn my beard off with a lighter and fuel
     
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