When you build our streets like race tracks, things like this happen;

After a lengthy investigation, warrants were issued for nine men participating in organized street racing that was taking place in northeastern Sioux Falls.

As I said to a person today, have you ever ate just half of a king size candy bar?

While these people are obvious crooks for racing and gambling, why encourage this activity by building roads that look and feel like race tracks. While I ride in the street a lot with my bike, once I get out of Central SF, I ride residential or sidewalks, because the roads are to dangerous because of high speeds.

So how much will the investigation and prosecution cost us because we build oversized roads?

So now that we have several interstates running thru the city as arterial roads maybe it is time we looked at how our roads are designed instead of farting around with expensive investigations and prosecutions.

7 Thoughts on “If you build it, they will come

  1. Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on February 16, 2024 at 4:12 pm said:

    Once again, authorities are picking on drag shows.

  2. D@ily Spin on February 16, 2024 at 6:32 pm said:

    I was guilty of this as a teen. Then, it was a right of passage. If you’re not a jock or a genius, you were stupid enough for this. Now, the expense will limit the problem. One teen casualty per year slows this down with mourning. Several countries have gone electric vehicles only. Optimistically, racing will become less popular because extension cords aren’t long enough.
    Meanwhile, a judge should put racers to work painting crosswalks with a toothbrush.

  3. Paranoid, but educated on February 17, 2024 at 12:05 am said:

    I’m pro drag show. If you got some muscle, then you should be allowed to show it.
    If you are proud of your Hooker headers, then no one should be allowed to stop you. AND, if your tranny is well greased, then who can stop you? When the Christmas light goes from red, yellow, to green, then let it scream. Show them what you are made of. Some might want a Hemi, while others, a Shelby, but its not the name, as Shakespeare once said, but rather the speed, the heat, the mystifying exhaust as you leave everyone else in the dust and become the first to cross the line, a line some didn’t think you would cross, but you always knew you would, because that’s just who you are: A woman in a man’s car, or a man in a woman’s car, but regardless of what you drive or want to drive, you can have it both ways at a drag show.

  4. DontBemad on February 17, 2024 at 10:47 pm said:

    where they were racing wasn’t oversized road there buddy-o the news stated where it was

    roads ain’t the issue ya dig

  5. Back in the day – when I-229 was sort of brand new, and the Augie campus was “on the edge of town”, and South Sioux (41st street@ Minnesota) was an entirely separate and independent municipality, when the Hy-Vee on S Minn was actually a garden and market and there was no Western Avenue EXIT, let alone a Louise Ave. Exit from I-229 (remember any of this?) we used to race on I-229 – because there was NO TRAFFIC out there at night. Maybe it should never have been built???

  6. Further Fear & Loathing on February 18, 2024 at 3:18 pm said:

    What about drag racing on the bike trail with e-bikes? Should that be legal? Or, is it already?

  7. Fearing the Fuhrer & More on February 18, 2024 at 3:22 pm said:

    Wow! rufusx must be older than me. No Western Avenue EXIT? Really? And, let me guess, your landline was a party line back then, too, right? Oh, and, how fast would your 283 go back then?

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