While trolling the i-net one comes across tons of motorcycle crash compilations. Apart from the 'if something goes wrong I'm done for riders'...and something always goes wrong, there are a hell of alot of these crashes that are simply piss-poor riding. Many of them simply cannot ride!!. Oh sure...for a while, they've gotten away with as little as just sitting there and changing gears, braking, etc...but they aren't riders - they are 'passengers'. It's friggin' humiliating to me, as a rider.!!! People!...learn to ride!...not to the level of the bare essentials!...learn to ride GOOD, and take some pride in it FFS. It's not enough to be sitting there riding along nicely, full of misplaced confidence acting like you are in some kind of control. I guess managing to be upright, to some of you might be enough...fine!...you'll be in hospital soon enough. I'm pointing at those riders who are just lazy, accept third rate riding as good enough, and reckon they've got all the moves, when really, they are just an annoyance. Even if riding a bike is purely a means to an end - cheaper, easy parking, easier in the traffic etc...that's fair enough...All the more reason to get some skill and roadcraft techniques tidied up, so that you can continue to enjoy the benefits of your commute. Whatever you do on a bike, do it well...none of this passenger crap! You would'nt parachute out of a plane without knowing very well what you have to do, and to train your self to do it well. Or is mediocre satisfactory for you? You would'nt scubadive, without understanding your equipment, and extending your experience so that you were competent and confident. Or is mediocre satisfactory for you? So why the feck do so many riders fail at getting good enough to ride a bike so that they are competent and confident and seem to accept mediocre as satisfactory. Get skills, use your brains, and be good at riding. Please. If you don't care, fine!...move on to another thread, and just carry on 'pretending'. I'm not interested, nor are you one the riders this is aimed at. BTW...I don't know who you are, but YOU do!...so go away and fix it up. Time for the trolls to come out, I reckon...[Yawn]...let's see how long it takes them to finally succumb and burst forth with their boring rantings. LOL Those of you that are legitimate riders, trying to be, or wanting to be, ignore them. Just keep working at being a better rider, for yourself, friends and family. btw...like I said...this is a rant...so I'm not looking for responses necessarily.