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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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We're Gonna Have A Problem Here....

Spicersh and I live in a fairly quiet neighborhood (with the exception of Crackie and her Shania Twain music), but in the last week we've had some new arrivals - there is a house for sale up the block a ways, and while it's on the market, the owners are renting it out.

The new renters? A chick in her early 20's and her Chrysler convertible, airbrushed front vanity plate, loud music and fast driving. And the male of the group: Squidly McSquiddius.

I got a peek at a new bike out front of this house yesterday and drooled a little: 2006 Gixxer 750. I got a peek at the rider yesterday evening - we live about 100 yards up our street off of the "main drag" and this asshat is doing 50, easily, by the time he gets to our house.

I see (hear) Squidly this morning doing the same damn thing, then five minutes later heading out. In shorts. And a t-shirt. And a backwards hat. Revving it out.

*sigh* This is a residential area with SMALL kids, two under two across the street from each other, and elderly people as well. I am scared to death that one of the babies (with Mom, of course) will be crossing the street and this dickwad will come tear-assing off the main drag, and guess what's going to happen???

Bah.

I don't want to be "That Lady in the Neighborhood", but damn, there is a track not 20 minutes from us that can be used for trackdays! A neighborhood with a 20 mph speed limit is NOT the place to be winding out a sportbike. I guess the only thing I can say is that he probably won't last too long on the bike.

So for all you noobs - behave yourselves in residential areas! Even fellow riders get pissed when you're acting like a squid - you give us all a bad name!!!

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 08:22 AM
 
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Maybe introduce yourself as a fellow rider, try to budge him toward SBW, and very diplomatically ask that he race anywhere but your street.



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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 08:24 AM
 
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Call your local popo's and tell them that your road is having a speeding problem, due to some bikers mostly. If its anything like FL up there, half the cops in the state will come and camp out the road. People have done that several times on roads around here. If you call up a few of the other local moms and have them give a ring as well it should help. You could also try a spike strip, or throw a few of those cats at him

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I know people who know people who could uhh... dispose... of the problem.
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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 08:41 AM
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Glad I'm not in your household right now

Your non-violent options do include calling po-po or talking to the squid. Actually, perhaps you could egg him on to faster riding or street racing, especially when its wet out.

Neighbors can be the hardest to deal with politically. The problem is if you talk to him and he continues, he will assume any police action is a result of you, thus making your home/vehicles a target for his immaturity. Alternatively, nobody like to have to go to the po-po right off the bat.

I don't suppose you're in the market for an '06 750

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I dont think the cops should be youre first step, but thats just me. I would talk to them and set them straight. It should work, if not, at least you gave them the opportunity to do right. Otherwise, invite him to the track, and make an ass out of him, that might put a damper on his ego, and slow him down.
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20 minutes to the track?

Bastard

I'd go talk to him...go up and compliment the bike, get a regular conversation going. Then tell him some crap how someone else on the street had a loud bike before and the elderly neighbors kept calling the cops, so he might want to take it slow on the street. That way you're just being the nice guy.
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Having witnessed this bumblefuck's "skillz" firsthand a few times, I was thinking more along the lines of popping some popcorn, grabbing an Arrogant Bastard Ale, and sitting in our yard watching intently until he turns himself into street pizza.

Though I do like the idea of throwing cats at him....

In all honesty I don't see talking to him as a viable option...call it a hunch. He and his girl are very obviously extremely narcissistic and therefore care very little about anyone they may step on while making themselves look cool. Just my take though, I could be wrong. I anticipate he'll either wreck horribly or get tired of riding, thus solving issue.

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Glad I'm not in your household right now

Your non-violent options do include calling po-po or talking to the squid. Actually, perhaps you could egg him on to faster riding or street racing, especially when its wet out.

Neighbors can be the hardest to deal with politically. The problem is if you talk to him and he continues, he will assume any police action is a result of you, thus making your home/vehicles a target for his immaturity. Alternatively, nobody like to have to go to the po-po right off the bat.

I don't suppose you're in the market for an '06 750
Kan - I'm not good during pregnancy, especially this one. I haven't felt well in over four months and it's making me a raging bitch. Scott's probably going to move in with you and Mrs. Kan soon.

I agree on the immaturity level of people... seems to be a theme around here. I am always loath to say something because of retribution. Most people aren't willing to have a calm chat and say "Hey, no problem!", they get assholish and get in your face, which would suck because then Scott would have to kill him.

I was thinking of printing out info out on a local MSF and putting it on the bike with a note **take this, it will learn you how to not be a squid!

The bike is gorgeous and will probably be wadded soon... sad, really. I don't want to resort to the police right away, they have been patrolling our neighborhood more frequently due to a break-in, so he might get himself caught on his own.

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<snip>**take this, it will learn you how to not be a squid!
At least you've figured out the right colloquialisms You should be proud having been a west coast girl and figurin' out the local vernacular

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