Biker clocks 178km/h without a licence * From: AAP * June 19, 2010 1:44PM A MOTORCYCLIST carrying a pillion passenger has been clocked doing 178km/h on the Hume Freeway at Benalla, in Victoria's northeast. When caught last night the 25-year-old Collingwood man was found to be unlicensed and riding an unregistered bike. His number plate was covered with the registration label to try to avoid detection. His bike was impounded for 48 hours and he will charged on summons with speed dangerous, exceeding speed limit, riding unlicensed, unregistered and with obscured number plates." Now we could say, "Well, he doesn't represent me, I wouldn't even think of doing something that stupid." But the fact is, it doesn't matter if he does or if he doesn't. In the eyes of the general public, he DOES represent all motorcyclists. We ARE seen by most non-motorcyclists as risk-taking, "temporary Australians" who they resent because of our passing them in traffic and hate because we have the freedom they don't. Morons like this only serve to reinforce the negative sterotype. AND, before someone tries to shift the blame to media for REPORTING stuff like this, remember, you're probably the one who would laugh all the way home if it was a car driver whose misdemeanour was reported thusly.