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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Some people I tell ya!

Last night was a close call!

Brad and I were riding home last night and an Escalade almost ran me off the road!

I was in the passing lane about 4 seconds behind Brad doing 50 (the speed limit). Brad passes the Escalade no problem, then I speed up because to stick together and the Escalade speeds up, I click up a gear and give her some gas and the Escalade speeds up again! I'm in my last gear going about 65 and this guy is looking RIGHT AT ME and he's not letting me over, instead he ran me damn near into the gravel before Brad slowed down to a good 40mph to let me pass him and the Escalade! Then the second time there's a passing lane, Brad slowed up a little to let me get ahead and the guy almost ran into him!

We get to a stop light and this guy has the audacity to roll down his window and yell at US! Saying that we need to learn how to ride our "big" bikes (Y'all know I have a 250 and he has a 600) and that we're reckless because he saw us pulling wheelies and "recklessly" changing lanes! Now, ya know, if you wanna tell me I don't know how to ride--go for it I'm a noob, but tell me that either one of us was doing wheelies or recklessly changing lanes--- that's plain stupid... I don't know anyone who can wheelie a 250cc VTR... Boys are cute when they're all protective he yelled at that guy the entire light for what he did with his wife and kid in the car. The nerve of some people!

Okay... my rant is done now... But we're safe and that's all that matters.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 05:41 AM
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some asswipes need to learn to mind their own buisness

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post #3 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 06:18 AM
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Hi MeiJin-

The guy in the truck was "projecting" in that he has seen "someone" do a wheelie and now he thinks that everyone on a sportbike is doing the same thing.

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post #4 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 06:21 AM
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I could never figure out why people don't like being passed. Isn't it a better thing than being tailgated?

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Glad you're ok. An alternative approach would have to simply fall behind him and give him his way. Fighting road-ragers' wills never yields anything good and usually requires creating a more dangerous situation IMO

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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 07:57 AM
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you guys should have just slowed down the 2nd time around and let the dumbass pass. Anyone who shows signs of stupidity on the road I'll either aggressively pass or let them get way ahead of me. just my Glad it was just a close call rant and not an accident report
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post #6 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 11:25 AM
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Yeah, and watch out at intersections. Very often, the cars will overlook your presence and start turning left on front of you, even if you have the green.
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post #7 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 01:03 PM
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Some twit on a cruiser or HD cut me off to-day, like way to fast into my slow lane where I was clocking 110kph in a 100kph max speed limit. I just looked at him & thought "well the darn fool cannot judge distance or timing", but being a rider on a bike or in this case driving my SUV that is all I did. "Just thought". Things like that do NOT frustrate me. Sure his exhaust was loud & farting away but so what------that is part of life if you drive or ride.

In the case of this thread it shows how cage drivers can INTENTIALLY become dangerous & exaggerate their believs plus making are arse-hole of them-self in front of possibly their family.

When I was, not of age to drive & even a bit after, I never saw or heard my parents so much as raise a voice. My Father never had an accident in his life of driving & my Mother had one minor one with the truck driver speeding, as she came out of an exit/entrance part, & having just lost her husband the evening before. Besides the truck driver had a reputation for such forms of accidents according to the RCMP.

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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 01:09 PM
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Yeah I've met up with a few assholes like that on occassion. I'll let them get ahead of me where I can keep my eye on them if traffic doesn't permit me to ride away. What I would actually like to thats another story.
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Did he have 40 inch rims and dice on his escalade?
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-12-2006, 02:07 PM
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I think encountering idiots in cars and trucks just comes with the territory of motorcycle riding.
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