Yamaha R1 vs Porsche 911 GT3

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Yamaha R1 vs Porsche 911 GT3

I was minding my own business putting around Mulholland when I came across a silver Porsche 911 GT3 going in the opposite direction closely behind some sportsbikes. Feeling left out, I booked it back to catch up to the GT3. The driver of the GT3 looked unimpressed with his biker rivals and decided to make a U-turn to search for more action. Being the nice guy that I am, I couldn’t let him go home disappointed with his two-wheeled opposition. I too made a U-turn and, as soon as my wheel was pointed in the right direction the GT3 floored it.

Photos: Victory John

Exhaust spitting excess gas out of its dual pipes, rocks and dust flying from behind the spinning extra-wide tires. I was gonna follow the GT3 for the whole stretch, but then I remembered how my last battle with a Cadillac CTS-V wagon on this same road went down. It was like following a super fast street sweeper throwing everything in its path towards my helmet and windscreen.

I knew immediately that the Porsche had the advantage exiting the turns due to its flat-six engine conveniently placed at the rear, adding weight load to the extra wide sticky rear tires. So, I decide to take extra risk and lead the battle.

This video was filmed several days after the events described here.

Knowing the grip advantage of the Porsche, I carried more speed into every corner. This tactic proved effective because the GT3 could not enter any turn without cheating and crossing the double yellow to follow me. To take the lead I had to get on the gas harder then ever going into the second fast right hand sweeper, relying on the extra feel the crossplane firing order delivers to push ahead of the GT3 quickly, all the while keeping the rear tire in line so as not to highside over the double yellow line as I made the dip-move (aggressive countersteering) to put myself directly in front of him.

 

Accelerating hard to put distance between us before trail-braking into the fast decreasing radius bumpy S-turn. Once through the esses, I approach the fast positive camber dirty right hander pinned in 3rd gear barely backing off relying on my Dunlop Sportmax GP-A to provide super grip thru the dirt coated turn. Exiting the dirty right hander, I got my bearings straight and took a breath and relaxed a bit during the short bumpy straight trying to keep the front end in contact with the dirty tarmac.

From this point on, I had the advantage going into the next series of fast S-turns and sweepers. I couldn’t quite hear him behind me, but I knew he was close. I put the thought of him behind me (literally) and put my head down for the remainder of the stretch.

Coming up was the best part of the race, local moto-enthusiast photographer Victory John sits in the middle of one the longest sweeping turns on the road. VJ has taken some great shots of me in the past, so I knew this was gonna be epic. Funny because after passing VJ I was ready to quit, all I really wanted were some cool shots to put on my Facebook page. But, I couldn’t upset the balance of this battle, it would end in tears if I backed off without warning.

At the final turn, I lowered my left hand and wave to the ground telling him to slow the pace down so we can stop. Once stopped on the side of road, I walked over to the driver to shake his hand and compliment his driving. It’s not often I find a driver in a $100,000+ vehicle willing to push it to its limits on the street.  He said he had some track time under his belt, I said the same. Full bucket seats with race harness and no license plate told me this guy’s whole story. I extended my hand, firmly shook his and walked away silently. I will ride hard another day.

Don’t try this at home. Adey will likely end up in jail, dead or both.

  • Kirill

    Shenanigans like these is why I stay far, far away from Mulholland.

  • Sean Smith

    Adey’s lucky this guy doesn’t ride the canyons.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

      Hah let’s invite him out! Or we can do a trackday together and he can chase me around track with his lights on.

  • Bronson

    Uh oh, I think I hear the safety police coming.
    Great story. Great pics. Keep ‘em coming!

  • Beale

    Crossing the yellow on a blind corner. Fuck you, asshat.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

      Yeh he almost hit my friend who was going in the opposite direction. I think you can see his shadow in the pics.

    • Roman

      This, and not just barely crossing either. Going into a blind corner at that. Miss the apex going in the opposite direction and splat!

  • tomwito

    I live in Florida, it’s a flat grid and I hate it! We couldn’t do that stuff here if we wanted too.

    • Justyn

      Yep, me too, I feel your pain. We have a few roads here and there around the Clermont area, but still nothing compared to this. :/

    • NickP

      Detroit, too. I have to ride 80 miles to find any interesting twists. :(

    • robotribe

      I’m moving from L.A. TO Florida!

      Well, it’s just for a year. Guess I’ll learn to live with a flattened middle section of the tire for a year.

      • tomwito

        Yeah you will.

  • RSassi

    The video is a nice touch adding to the sense of context for the battle. It also shows what the machine can do and what decisions the rider is making and when.

  • Thom

    Rock On !!!

    To both you and the Porsche driver . A battle well fought .

    Extra Kudos to you for winning .

  • http://www.thisblueheaven.com Mark D

    Its a beautiful thing to watch machines built for speed pushed to their limits by somebody with skill (and, incidentally, more balls than common sense). Salute!

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      I think “More balls than common sense” needs to be Adey’s next tattoo.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

        Or “My balls outweigh my common sense” :P

  • matt

    Perhaps HFL feel the need to balance the informative ‘how to use your brakes’ articles with these sorts of shenanigans.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

      Can’t have the “Ying” without the “Yang”.

  • http://www.muthalovin.com the_doctor

    Sounds exciting. I like how it sounded like an advertisement for Yamaha’s Crossplane and Dunlop tires.

    • http://pinkyracer.com pinkyracer

      yeah. wouldn’t it be great if bad-ass street riders could get sponsorship? I mean, my Pirelli’s kicked ASS on that deer carcass I rode over the other night.

  • Justin

    Love this. I absolutely love puttin’ the hurt on guys pushing supercars with my old ass CBR 600F2. Very few roads exist where I can’t do better than just about any street legal car.

  • Jason

    Porsche driver needs to learn how to stay in his f’ing lane. Its still a public road, jerkoff. Kudos to Adey for spanking this wanker and staying on your side of the double yellow.

  • Devin

    Addey looks a little “crossed up” from SS’s how to slide a knee how-to :P

    But seriously, how did Victory John get pictures of you entering that turn in sequence like that? Was it video he still framed? That guy is a darn good photographer.

    • Archer

      Maybe that crossed up form is part of his “dip move”… (eyes rolling emoji goes here)

      Having done more than my share of extralegal speed on that road over a number of years (in a Supercharged MR2) I would be a hypocrite if I were to complain about any aspect of this. So, hypocritically, I will say that street racing of this kind is reprehensible. Big difference from running the canyon at 10/10ths on a bike solo.

    • Sean Smith

      I’ve spent enough time watching Adey’s muscular body move under his tight dainese leathers to know that he’s a pro when it comes to body position. You can’t get into the ideal elbow-dragging stance in every corner, every time.

      A corner with weird sight lines can force you to sit up and turn your head to see. His ‘dip move’ has him slamming the bike down fast, getting it turned, sorting out details like body position later. There are some corners where it really doesn’t pay to hang off super far-the bike just needs to be leaned over to turn, but you aren’t using all your available grip.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

        Whoah I didn’t know how much I was in your sights. I will cease from taking the lead from this point on.lol

        But yes SS is right about my technique for this particular turn. It’s not wise to to lose sight on the exit thru this fast sweeper that has decreasing radius at the end. Besides this turn has a ton of positive camber midway to allow for such technique.

      • Archer

        Except, he IS using nearly all his available grip, because the bike is leaned more than it has to be given the drive line and head position. This position is pretty common among riders looking to get a knee down just for the sake of scuffing a puck, but it’s not neccessarily the fastest way around that curve, and it’s certainly not keeping any traction in reserve.

        With that said, extra credit to the rider for staying in the centerline the whole time, if that was indeed the case.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

          What do you know about anything?LOL
          I have countless pics from this same spot where I’m not dragging knee. It just so happened my pace at the moment called for this aggressive lean angle. I can’t stand keyboard experts who call shots from no where near the side lines.

          • Devin

            Actually I prefer the term keyboard cowboy, and I was ribbing you on purpose. Interesting to note that a big part of it was so that you could see where you were going (that makes f’in sense to me).

            TBH I was more interested in knowing how that dude took so many shots so close together at very high speeds.

            • Sean Smith

              He’s just using a long lens, fast shutter and a modern DSLR. Hold the button down, and it clicks off rapid fire shots one after the other.

        • Sean Smith

          Grip and lean angle are not the same thing. The bike turns differently at different lean angles, and sometimes, a really extreme lean angle can make the bike handle better. It’s the same deal as those gymkhana guys and cops riding cone courses.

      • HammSammich

        “I’ve spent enough time watching Adey’s muscular body move under his tight dainese leathers.”

        Heehee…take out the reference to “Dianese” and this could’ve come from some S&M blog…er, um…not that I would know anything about that…

        • Sean Smith

          The site’s called Hell For Leather man. These jokes come naturally.

  • Steve

    I learned to drive and ride street within spitting distance of this stretch of road. This is one of those roads where a high performance car with a driver who knows what he’s doing and the road will drop a bike. Recently I put an easy 20 seconds on an experienced rider on a GSXR1000 while driving a Nissan GT-R from bottom to top.

    Having said that you guys are so wrong for posting this article and as Kirill said this is exactly why I stay out of the Malibu mountains and especially this stretch of Mulholland on weekends.

    • Thom

      Jeeze , I’d like to disagree , especially after my Rock On comment earlier , but then I remembered why I don’t buy High Performance Cars or M/C anymore .

      It was hard enough getting away with this sort of stunt ( safety wise ) back in the 70′s and early 80′s .. but in todays Traffic ???

      I take it back Adey . From now on please “Rock On ” on the track afer ya kills somebody .

      Thanks Steve for the return to reality . I needed that !

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

        Your balls swelled from the site of the pictures and vid…now they sit deflated and flat from a few words laced with fear.
        Poor guy…

        • Thom

          No Adey , just a rush of common sense and a whole lot of training as well as a pretty stern lecture awhile back from a Sir Jackie Stewart on the responsibilities of a trained race driver on public roads .

          Responsibility . Its a word you might want to become a little more familiar with .

          I realize in your Youth you think you’re invincible as well as unbeatable . But …

          I’m guessing I’m old enough to have brought you into this world , but I can guarantee you I’m young enough to kick your tail on a race track in equal cars !

          Then we’ll see who’s nuts get deflated .

          • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

            hahahahahaha “Then we’ll see who’s nuts get deflated .” Whaaaaatever…let’s not start the “if you were here…I’d blah blah blah.”

            You’re a responsible person…I get it. Good for you. I like the team I’m on…”Old and Wreckless”.

            • Steve

              Adey, I’ve seen and done more stupid shit on that stretch of road than you’ll know. I’m 44 and have been running it in cars and on bikes since I got my license.

              I’ve seen a guy leave the lower half of his right leg on the guardrail of the top hairpin. I’ve gone down myself on that stretch. My car has been hit by a bike–while parked!!! I’ll still run it hard on a weekday morning once in a while.

              And I’m not knocking you and the guy in the Porsche for having some fun. But I’m just saying that posting this article was wrong. Its a Forum flamer at best.

  • Liquidogged

    A display of great skill, to be sure. It kind of boggles my mind that with so many tracks to choose from in California, someone with adey’s skill wouldn’t, you know, get on one. It’s weird that the competitive instinct pops up here and yet does not lead either the biker or the driver to the track. I can tell you that if I had enough cash for an R1 I’d buy a race prepped R6 instead and race the shit out of it, using the difference to buy a van and consumables for the bike.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Who said Adey doesn’t ride on track?

      • Archer

        I don’t know one single even slightly accomplished track rider who still does this sort of thing- and with MMP in my backyard I know quite a few. Thrash canyons solo or in small groups, yes. Street race on public roads, no.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

          Well then you haven’t met me yet…

          Besides I wouldn’t call myself an “accomplished track rider” like you so eloquently put it. So I guess you’ve never come across anyone like me.

          • Archer

            I’ve never personally come across a serial killer either. What’s your point?

          • Thom

            Adey – Lets be blunt , minus the cheap insults , grand standing as well as pretentious attitude .

            Your kind , as you say , are a Dime a Dozen worldwide .

            You’re about as unique on a M/C as a Street Thug in a Big City back alley . Which is to say not at all .

            So Chill out there Junior and save the Attitude for somebody who gives a damn . You’re not impressing me in the least .

      • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate

        This is a polarized world, Wes. You must either ride track or street. Not both.

        • Archer

          Lots of people RIDE track and street. The question is, how many RACE on both?

          • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate

            I have no doubt that it’s an overwhelming minority of riders that do both, but they clearly exist in the wild, parading about with their balls a swingin’.

            • Archer

              Yes. They’re called sociopaths.

              • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate

                I believe they prefer their Jurassic era name: Swollenballosaurus.

                • Thom

                  Or if you prefer

                  The Red Mistophiles

            • Kirill

              It has less to do with balls and more to do with a lacking survival instinct. Its just too easy for things to go sideways on the street (some idiot decides to pass on a blind corner, there’s debris, oh shit a cyclist, a slow-moving van, etc) and you want to leave plenty of wiggle room to avoid those hazards (nevermind the risk of slamming into a hillside or flying off of one). If you’re at 8/10+, especially if you’re racing, you don’t have anywhere to go if something goes wrong and the odds of ending up with a totaled bike, totaled body, and possibly blood on your hands get entirely too high.

              I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s not that I don’t have the balls to do street race, its that I’m not dumb enough (and lets be honest, this is a seriously dumb thing to do, even if its fun and makes for good youtube fodder).

              • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate

                I’ve used the “not dumb enough” line to get out of many challenges of testicular fortitude, so I hope you believe me when I say that I agree with you. I didn’t praise the balls, nor qualify them as better balls, just swingin’ balls. That’s not really the point.

                • brutus

                  hahhahah

              • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

                “lacking survival instinct.” is where each of you bike bible preachers come up short. I hate to insult, but you guys are all laced with fear internally. It rules your very being. Therefore I can’t relate to any of you. And don’t think for a minute that I haven’t been thru the accident trenches…I’m well aware that I’m not invincible. But I have been extremely lucky(blessed).

                Based on most of the comments in this article…I bet if any one of you had been thru ONE of my accidents it would have caused you to give up on two wheel riding completely.

                It’s not stupidity that keeps me going…it’s passion. Stop preaching and just enjoy the “good youtube fodder” as you so put it.

                • Archer

                  One thing that most published authors have in common is at least the appearance of respect for the reader. As a widely published author of articles in another sport myself, I can say that you certainly lack this very basic requirement.

                  One thing most business owners have in common is also at least the appearance of respect for the customer. Wes puts on a good show of this. If you are a part of the HFL staff, you might do well to remember that we are customers.

                  You’ve already proven your stupidity. Stop confirming it if you wish to be taken seriously as an “HFL contributor”.

    • Skank NYCF

      Here comes Liquidick with his bitch comments.
      Listen jerkoff, fucking pussies like you will never understand why people do these things. A junky needs his fix. Period!! It has nothing to do with the track. It has nothing to do with safety. Its all about the rush. Its all about the fucking danger. Try to understand asshole. Why do people do crazy death risking stuff? Its living!! And the ones the cant or dont have to balls and skills to pull it off cry like little bitches. Take your Rider Bible and go fucking preach some where else douchebag.

      • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

        You’ve got valid points, but let’s avoid the name calling please.

        • http://pinkyracer.com pinkyracer

          it’s true. we don’t need to call names, but I am addicted to speed and the only type I abuse is my R1. Well, ok, I speed in the cage too, but that’s just impatience. Some of us have a real need for living on the edge and know the risks we’re taking. I ride as fast as I feel safe riding. I don’t expect others to ride just like me, the same way I don’t expect others to think just like me.

        • Skank NYCF

          since you said please. im just doing my part to get this up to 400 comments like….. you know….lmao.

      • Kirill

        Overcompensating much?

      • Archer

        Actually I totally agree, that IS the motivation for this kind of thing.

        And in the past I have done the same, on the same stretch of road. Then I realized that one missed apex, or slight overcorrection, would have a high liklihood of involving OTHER PEOPLE.

        Defying death, getting that adrenal rush, “living” is great, I do it all the time. But, I try to avoid doing it when people might be involved who have nothing to do with my personal selfishness.

        Balls, check. Skill”z”, check. Sociopathy? No, I’m a little short on that.

      • vegetablecookie

        “fucking pussies like you will never understand why people do these things.”

        The rest of us completely understand why you do these things. It’s just that we realize the consequences of our actions could move far beyond “the fix” we’re getting by doing this on a public road.

        I’d be interested to know if you, or Adey, have children. If so, would you do this sort of thing, or your high speed night runs, with them on back? Why, why not?

        • http://pinkyracer.com pinkyracer

          I have children, one of which is wasting away in storage because she’s not nearly as much fun as my golden child, my ’09 R1. And I have a cat, who never rides with me. ;-P

          With 7 billion people on the planet, why be part of the problem?

  • JaHo

    HFL = Penthouse Forum

    “Dear HFL, I never thought I would be writing this letter, but…”

    • isambard

      Seriously! Put it away!

  • ontheroad

    Damn I miss CA canyon roads… nice riding.

  • jason

    I just like that the car guy thinks having no plates will assist in a getaway. The old “you can’t outrun a Motorola” line comes to mind. Great video!

  • http://sportbikechic.com HEATHER

    Ok…see one, do one, teach one…where’s that road again? I’m ready to ride!

  • http://pinkyracer.com pinkyracer

    Adey, will you marry me?

    • Taco

      :(
      I thought WE had a something special.

      • http://pinkyracer.com pinkyracer

        we do? which one are you, babe? ;-P

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

      Can we skip straight to the honey moon? I have a street race date with a GTR this weekend.

      • http://pinkyracer.com pinkyracer

        sure thing. I’m still in Frisco till Sunday anyway. So if I can keep up with you I can keep you? Is that how it works?

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

          Yup…see you in Malibu;)

  • Janak

    I really don’t understand why people always have to force there opinions down your throat… it’s not a religion. There maybe 3 guys left I ride with now, they all occasionally hit the track but are street riders first. Most guys I talk to that ride have agendas… leave it at home we should be unified… we are minority.. we all choose to be pro active & aware on the road. Which is rare thing these days.. People take the roads for granted as some right its a privilege. Ride Hard, Ride Fast, Ride Safe

    • Kirill

      You can ride fast on the street, you can even ride stupid on the street, but if you’re gonna do that, do it in a way that endangers only your own self. My issue w/street racing isn’t the legality of it or the hazard it poses to the participants, but the hazard it poses to everyone else on the road.

      I’ve seen an Escalade almost take out a pack of cyclists in Malibu, a guy in a Ranger almost go head on into a motorcyclist because he couldn’t take a turn without going into the opposite lane first, a dude almost wheelie his R1 into a Ferrari in front of his own daughter(!), and a few close calls of my own with retards of various shapes and sizes (and I go up there a handful of times a year tops). There’s just way too much traffic there for being fast and stupid to be (relatively) safe and sensible.

      Edit: Upon further review, I’m actually not sure which camp you’re directing that at

      • http://www.facebook.com/beastincarnate Ben Incarnate

        I think he’s directing it at all opposing motorcycling camps. IE, can’t we all just get along?

        • Kirill

          In an ideal world, yes. In the real world, that’s just not bloody likely. The fragmentation of the motorcycle world is no smaller than that of the car world, its just more evident because the various camps are smaller (due to motorcycling as a whole being smaller) and the members of the various camps are generally more militant than the various car camps. Its a Yugoslavia situation – sure there’s a ton that everyone has in common, but its those small differences that result in war crimes.

  • Thom

    In conclusion here as the day winds down ;

    1) I did enjoy the Video initially .

    2) I did come to the conclusion afterwards this was an irresponsible and immature stunt on behalf of Adey and the GT3 driver

    3) Had this been done on a closed road , no problem .

    4) Mr Bennet is in need of a serious attitude adjustment as well as a bit of manners and respect

    5) Mr Bennet should also be more careful who he so mindlessly throws his insults at . People wind up on the ground for less than what he’s said here today to myself and others ( yeah yeah talk the talk . When you’ve lived thru NYC , Hells Kitchen in the 70′s and 80′s then let me know how badass you are )

    • slowestGSXRever

      +5 one for each point

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    I will just say thank goodness there is somewhere in the world where you can have fun in the hills. Good ‘ol USA. Well maybe this happens at other parts of the world, but I don’t think many others would put up a video without having police hunt them down!

    Keep it rubber side down.

    • Archer

      And what makes you think they won’t? Here is “Adeyemi Bennett”, a unique name if real (I mean, it’s not like John Smith now is it?)posting evidence of chargeable offenses, on a public site.

      Not to mention someone with this same exact name and current age having faced criminal charges in CT in 1995 or so, and this same person having had at least one bike impounded on the same stretch of road last year.

      A motivated cop could have a field day with this guy.

      (Ain’t the interwebz wonderful? Especially if you have a unique name. And all that in the first Google page that came up!)

      • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

        I’m sure we all have more in common with Adey than we’d like to admit. He’s a talented rider, an intelligent guy and a good friend.

        • Corey

          Wes, you sound all Obi Wan: “He was the best star pilot in the galaxy, and a cunning warrior. And he was a good friend.”

          So is this Ady guy secretly Darth Vader? Note, he too was a bad ass behind the wheel but was also a hubris-ridden moron that killed a bunch people while wearing a supa-fresh helmet…

        • Liquidogged

          Well, it’s a shame then that all the articles you write about him and all the comments he posts on this site end up portraying him as an insane, brain-damaged, selfish douchebag with no regard for the safety of others or the long term health of motorcycling in general. I guess the big point is that he and his d-bag patrol are all part of the fabric of motorcycling. Whoopdeefuckingdoo. Do the local dickwizards on Honda tuner sites get to write articles over there? Do they then jump down the throats of anyone who points out that flooring your hopped-up civic and hitting the NOS on public roads is a great way to accidentally kill someone?

          No offense to you Wes, I love this site, but I’ve had it up to here with these assholes. If your intent is to show their good side, you’re failing. If your intent is to show that even though they’re assholes, they’re part of motorcycling, mission accomplished, but it doesn’t make them any more tolerable. I appreciate you taking a stand on name-calling, and I’m sure the controversy is great for traffic, and really who the hell am I to tell you how to run your business. I’m just stating for the record that Adey and Co. are not helping anything on this site or in the wide world of motorcycles. If you believe otherwise, then produce some content that shows that, instead of shock-jocking it up with these bullshit road race masturbation sessions. It smells like a fucking locker room in here.

          PS. Skank, I’d take the time to pick apart your comments, but then I remembered you’re not actually worth my time. Now be quiet, adults are talking.

          • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

            The point is that we’d be hypocrites to pretend that this aspect of riding doesn’t exist. Or that we don’t occasionally do stuff like this ourselves. I think a lot of us probably do.

            As for irresponsibility? This took place on a road at which this sort of thing is tacitly allowed in order to concentrate it away from the general public. Adey’s not pulling wheelies outside of schools, he’s tearing up a mountain road in what I think you’d find is a fairly responsible manner. Within the parameters of riding fast on that road, he’s safe and cautious and mature about it.

            • Steve

              Wes, this sort of thing isn’t “tacitly allowed” on “The Snake”. Back in the 80s maybe for a brief while until too many squids died or maimed themselves, but not for the last 20years. And as much as possible the CHP or local Sheriff patrol the shit out of it especially on the weekends. Used to be a couple of CHP would just sit in the viewpoint at the top and watch then point you in as you went by if they “judged” your speed over the limit (which I think is 35 or 45).

              • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

                The CHP still patrol Mulholland heavily on the weekends. One particular officer who I know all too well know after two impounds likes to sit atop at the viewpoint more than any other CHP officer. He stopped a friend and I to issue a warning two weeks ago. We were doing the speed limit which is 45 mph. He said it looked like we were going much faster. I can understand that because 90 % of riders on that road can’t go above 30 mph. Plus I don’t brake for any turns at that pace so it can look like we’re move deceivingly fast.
                Here’s the link to vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL5ehdL–6s

            • Liquidogged

              “The point is that we’d be hypocrites to pretend that this aspect of riding doesn’t exist. Or that we don’t occasionally do stuff like this ourselves. I think a lot of us probably do.”

              That’s a very interesting point. What would constitute pretending that this aspect of riding doesn’t exist? Not posting Adey’s exploits in article format? Does that mean anything you don’t put up an article about is something you’re pretending doesn’t exist?

              HFL has a pretty wide range, but there are always going to be some aspects of the culture that you don’t have space/time to include. Because of that, what you do include matters simply because you have chosen to include it. That’s how media shapes culture. Journalists love to pretend that they’re just reporting on what’s out there, but everyone here knows there’s another part of the equation, and that’s the editorial eye.

              As for Adey, I’d be much cooler with what he’s doing if A) he could just come out and say he’s ok with increasing risks for other people, however slightly, instead of just denying that fact outright, and B) if he could get through a paragraph without stating what an INCREDIBLE BADASS he is. It’s like reading the musings of a twelve year old amped up on cocoa puffs playing with his dad’s guns.

              • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

                I honestly feel I’m only increasing risks for myself out there. I’ve had my run-ins with cars in the past, and they always win. They drive home from the scene while I leave in an ambulance busted up.

                Did you see the video-article of the motorcyclist who ran into a police cruiser during a high-speed pursuit the other night?

                http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20110517/NEWS01/110517002/Motorcyclist-dies-following-police-chase-Interstate-96-pursuit-video-police-scene-photos-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage

                We don’t really make a dent when it comes to making contact with cars. Bike to bike is a different story that rarely happens. So I am I cool with increasing harm to myself? Obviously yes. Do I think I’m invincible? NO. My passion for riding outweighs the fear.

                And how dare you assume I eat cocoa puffs! I’m a lot more responsible when it comes to diet. Can’t be reckless with every aspect in my life…guns and sugar…come’on man.lol

  • Patrick

    I came.

    • Gregory

      Veni?

  • http://www.desmoworks.com desmoworks

    Some of the best quotes I’ve seen on the internet in a while are coming out of this comment section. I feel like I’m watching an 90′s action/drama. Picture Vin Diesel saying these quotes from above:

    “Some of us have a real need for living on the edge and know the risks we’re taking”

    “So I guess you’ve never come across anyone like me.”

    • Zach

      I think I will be using this for all future instances of such bragging. Seems to work even better than the voice of Prof. Farnsworth.

    • T Diver

      Queue soaring eagle and loud guitar solo. “Liiviinngg EXTREEEEMMM!!!”

      • http://www.desmoworks.com desmoworks

        HA! Exactly.

  • T Diver

    Blah blah blah. Cars are stupid and waste space on the roads. Race the cars if you want. Just tell these idiots to get off peoples ass when they are doing wheelies. I’m not a fan of dousch bag cagers following bikers too closely to watch tricks. They end up running them over. Stupid cars.

  • http://www.postpixel.com.au mugget

    So is Adey just not worried about police tracking him down, or maybe he IS friends with the guy on the LAPD RSV4?

    • http://www.desmoworks.com desmoworks

      lol, I don’t think John (owner of LAPD RSV4) is into this sort of thing.

  • Michael

    I dunno about this man…. I don’t know about this.

    • Kevin

      I know enough to know all of this is just too cool for words, until somebody innocent gets hurt, and then it’s some douchebag politician’s best excuse for taking away our rights.

      I’m just pointing out potential outcomes here, people. You want to ride the edge and take chances with your life, maybe screwing without a condom would be more your speed. At least then there wouldn’t be any innocent victims.

  • Michael

    Personally, I don’t like being made part of someone else’s fun when I didn’t sign up for it. I mean, have a great time, just don’t bug me or fuck with me or put my own stupid well-being in any more danger than I already am just by walking out the damn door in the morning.

    That’s just sorta my daily wish. But I’m old and slow and in some pain (and pain med fog) from my own trip over the handlebars.

    I also hate people calling each other douchebags and asshats in public, bankers, and my own inability to keep it on the road at embarrassingly slow speeds.

    Clearly this is not a world of my own creation.

  • Skank NYCF

    You guys left out all the poor soccer moms and elderly folks crossing the road with their walkers and Hoverounds.
    Adey, just remember those ones are bonus points.
    And I was amazed by all the people you put in danger while doing this stunt. So many cars and pedestrians in that desolated area.
    Squid :)

    • Kevin

      Yeah, deserted Mulholland. I mean, does fucking *anybody* ever ride on that road?

      • dux

        Self-righteous assholes, please leave the internet. Your safe, boring life is calling for you…

        • Kevin

          OK, I got off the internet for a while but now I’m back.

  • casey

    all the “take it to the track” comments aside this is one of those articles that keeps me subscribing. Thanks!

    Id like to see a vid of GMR on your R1.

    • Eric

      Yeah I’d like to see you tear up GMR too.
      As for the take it to the track stuff:
      I do the same thing, just scaled down to my skill level. If he keeps it on his side of the line and can brake/dodge stuff that shows up around blind corners (where I always pussy out) he’s fine in my book.
      And from the videos it looks like he is.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/Adeysworld adeysworld

      I’ve been there once with Sean. It was a cool run, technical…sorta fast. I’d have to put some miles on it first before I make a vid;)

      • casey

        well stop responding and hit the ridge :D

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    makinanın kralı r1 yamaha