I was riding home from the BMWMOA BBQ in Ballwin, MO this Saturday when I encountered what appeared to be close to 200 sportbikes coming the other way on the STL outerbelt (270). I realized that these guys/gals were taking up all 5 lanes in that stretch with many doing stand up wheelies, tank sit wheelies.... There was even a pick up truck amidst the organized mayhem videotaping [yes, there were idiots (Darwin Award Nominees if you prefer)standing in the back of the truck at freeway speeds and beyond recording this stuff.] I read about it in the paper today and noticed that many of the law enforcement agencies in our city had been flooded with calls of hooliganism on the streets and utter lawlessness, but they did not issue any violations throughout the weekend.
Here is a link to some you tube video of these guys from last year http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEWcaNHuv8U and from what I saw, heard, and read it was even larger this year.
At least one guy died trying to retrieve a back pack from the middle of the freeway. Any LEOs out there? What can we do about these goons? They are dumb enough to post their antics online.
BTW - I am very pro sportbike. I love a good wheelie, but there is a time and place. The guys that I saw were very good at what they were doing, but should choose to do their stunts on deserted stretches of road where they won't injure anyone but themselves. That is what I do when I choose to break speed laws in twisty stretches.
Anyone else happen upon these riders?