Squid says Hello
I was on a two-lane road, for upcoming and going traffic only. And I was pulling up to a stop sign to make a right turn, right behind bunch of cars, and the cager behind me was also kind enough to leave some space, always like these types. Now this rider coming from that right side direction, makes the left turn. There are cars in front of him and behind him.
As a rider, I always pay a glance at any other riders on the road, occasionally wave when recognized. So I turn my head to take a look at this guy, and supposedly wave or nod. He is wearing baseball cap, ear-ring, tee-shirt, and shorts, minus the shade; I guess you know where I am going with this. But this is the unexpected part:
When I turn my head, he stares right back, but obviously without helmet, I noticed he had a provoked look on his face . Instantly, he rips the throttle angrily wide open on his red and black 04+ R1. And the front wheel flies up in the air to about 11 o' clock position. As I pass and look through my rear view mirror, he sets it down shortly after. I am not an wheelie expert, but front wheel seemed crossed up and the bike was tilted to left, didn't seem professional. I suppose the fact that he didn't lose it is probably what made him experienced at that moment.
I noticed the car behind me decide to put even more distant between me. I was a bit disturbed, laughed, and shook my head bunch of times. Also I felt an air of vanity, knowing that good car drivers like the guy behind me and others around, now must associate me with morons like that, we're both on sportbikes after all capable of things like these. And sure enough, I would have disdain for a sport like this if I was a typical cager.
I don't know whether he idiot was trying to impress or that he felt insulted that I was wearing my full helmet, jacket, and gloves.
Too bad a fine bike like that will be wrecked soon...