Did GEICO Consider Irony in Song Choice

The insurance company GEICO has been aggressively courting motorcycle riders.  Their latest campaign, Motorcycle Money Man, uses the song,  Midnight Rider  by the Allman Brothers.

The irony that an insurance company would choose a song from an artist who was killed in a motorcycle wreck to promote motorcycle insurance was not lost on many motorcycle forums and websites.

What do you think?  Should GEICO have used another song?  Tell us in the poll below. Video below the poll

Training Class Fail!

grab it lightly....

grab it lightly….

Either this guy wasn’t paying attention when the instructor told him “not the grab” the brakes or he didn’t have a clue what “grabbing” the brakes meant.  Either way,  he’s lucky to come away with nothing more than being a little stiff and sore.

The typical training class “fail!”

What’s interesting for us is that this training is taking place on a public street, not the best venue for a new rider learning how to ride in wet conditions.

Stolen Motorcycle Leads to Fatal Mis-Identification

Police in Alberta Canada went to Melody Halls home to tell her that her husband had been killed in a motorcycle wreck.  Hall said at first she was stricken with grief and then confused when Police described the victim having tattoos in places her husband did not have any and then when they put the time of death at 1am the previous night, and she had seen her husband off at 7am that day.  She called her husband at work and he was very much alive.  The mystery was solved when she led police to the garage where his 1992 Suzuki Intruder was discovered stolen. After further investigation it was discovered a neighbor stole the bike and died in the subsequent accident.

Read the full story here

Star Football Player Wrecks Bike, Out for Season

Marcus Benard, a defensive end for the Cleveland Browns, has pled not guilty to two charges stemming from his October wreck of his Can-Am Spyder. Benard broke his hand and sustained other injuries in the wreck which has ended his 2011-2012 season.

A witness told police that Benard was traveling at “a high rate of speed” before he crossed four lanes of traffic and slammed into a guard rail, where police estimated Benard traveled over 200 feet in the air after impact.
The team has decided it will keep Benard, despite his contract violation which forbids him from sky diving and riding motorcycles. A pre-trial hearing has been set for Nov. 21, 2011.