I said my piece on Darkside Riding. And have no further comment on it. My purpose was to make anyone considering this trend, to understand the potential legal and insurance consequences.
I expected that present darkside riders would disagree with me. I would expect the same if I were to try to tell members in States with no helmet law that they should wear a helmet. I knew that no amount of argument against darkside riding would change the mind of those who are already into it.
I have made no false claims. Just because someone has done something for years and hasn't crashed or been caught, does not make it legal.
I am not a hard-core biker, because I believe in following established safety standards, and Highway Traffic Laws.
I ride with an International Motorcycle Riding Club, that here in Canada has banned Darkside members in certain chapters, and I am pushing for the national ban.
So if you wish to continue riding with your car tires, or if you want to put a skateboard on the front with zip ties, and a tractor tire on the rear, be my guest. Just be aware that I am also opposed to this from both a safety, and a legal standpoint.