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Dirt Bike Badass on The Colbert Report

Friday, April 6, 2012
Dirt bike riders got a bit of glorified national attention on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report last night. Host Stephen Colbert recorded a video during his morning commute of a motorcyclist doing wheelies through the Lincoln Tunnel, calling the dual sport rider a “dirt bike badass.” He went on to explain how the free spirit of poppin’ wheelies is the type of attitude that defines America.

“Clearly America is back, ladies and gentlemen," Colbert says. "This huge, huge balls, stick-it-to-the-man, live-free-or-die attitude has been a vital part of this country ever since George Washington jumped the Delaware.”

Of course we’ll be seeing comments about the reckless behavior, illegal driving maneuvers and such. They’ll come from every auto driver who is pissed off that motorcycles are cooler than their cars. They’ll come from the hoity-toities of the motorcycle community. The AMA will feel the need to distribute a press release on the subject. Hell, I’ll probably get blasted for blogging because I’m “propagating a bad image.” But, whatever. We’ve all done it at some point, and at least the ATGATT crowd can’t complain. For one day (probably every day, actually) this guy lives life a little fuller than most.

Video courtesy of Comedy Central.
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Piglet2010 April 8, 2012 10:04 PM
If the US were truly a free country, harmless hooliganism on a bike would be legal.
Piglet2010 April 8, 2012 10:03 PM
Why is it that the cops will be all over you for doing a wheelie, or even just opening it up while passing a truck (which of course is safer than riding beside the truck for 30 seconds while passing at near the speed limit), but loud pipes on cruisers are ignored? The first two harm no one, while the latter violates the rights of others?
Brian426v April 7, 2012 09:58 AM
Doug Domokos daily commute??? Badass indeed!
eligovt April 6, 2012 12:19 PM
Thanks for posting! That is awesome. If you have to go to work, at least make it fun. That's my mantra