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05-21-2002 06:14 PM
nominal_squid I don't usually do anything, aside from making all manner of comments inside my helmet. It's pointless to agitate about it, when they're in their soundproof (or sound-filled) tin box and likely wouldn't notice if you hit them anyway. Put some distance between you and the offender, and go your way (but watch your mirrors...some of these plods take offense at being passed). If the offending cage continues to exhibit dangerous behavior, then it's warp speed for the nearest state trooper station. Funny how their rage disappears when you pull in next to a state trooper and start talking to him
05-21-2002 05:21 PM
midnght As of right now, I am bikeLESS. But for the past 20 years of my life I have ridden with my pops. The major conflict I see in todays drivers (of the cage gender) is the F**king cell phone. If I see one on the phone I am right in the middle of the road so they can atleast see mee behind them. Then I peg it and hope to GOD they saw me back there.

To this day I have had good luck with cagers. *knocks on wood~several times *
05-21-2002 04:29 PM
OBSSV I was pulling up to a flashing yellow to make a right hand turn. Some chick cager in a Lumina was pulling stopping at her flashing red their to my left. I saw her nosing down as she was stopping so I knew that she was going a little fast; but stopping nonetheless.

I'm damn near in front of the b_tch leaning for the left and she shoots through within six or eight feet of me!!! I can't even be sure that she saw despite the close proximity. She continued on her way up the road like a bat out of hell. I was doing 65-70 to get up to her and express my displeasure as I passed but she was going much faster than me! She was either scared or in a biga$$ hurry; probably in a rush to get to work and trying to make up time given the way she was nosing into the intersection.

Everything in the rearview being 20/20, I should have assumed she shoot through by the way her car was diving down.

Biker beware!!!
05-21-2002 08:15 AM
Joss I have pulled enough bone-headed things in my life to take it too personally. If someone does it deliberately, though, that's something else. But, I think 99.999% of the time it is just inattention... and you are cruising for trouble if you expect people to see you.

I just kinda pretend they are a bunch of unpredictable hammer-headed steers when I'm riding among them and expect the worst.
05-20-2002 09:39 AM
BanditBoy I try to let people know if they do something boneheaded, but I don't usually get to upset. Besides I've been known to do some boneheaded things myself, and the street is not a good place for a 500 pound bike to argue with a 3000 pound car. Now, if you catch them stopped later........
05-20-2002 02:45 AM
Fatman I used to go apeshitballistic, but now self control usually gets the better of me. I just twist the throttle and put myself on another part of the road and leave the cagedick in gridlock to sniff exhaust.
05-19-2002 01:56 AM
phatkidwit1eye i really havent had too many run in's with cagers. my first was at this crooked intersection where if you drive straight you end up in the other persons lane, but if you do it right you have to make a slight left turn to get into your lane and the person next to me didnt relize this and got over into my lane and came pretty close to stealing my knee, but i ride that way to work so i was ready for it and i pulled next to her and she appologized and i understood b/c the lines are really poorly marked. On the other hand i wet after this 16 year old bastard kid who when i was driving down a residential street walked into the street and just as i passed screamed bloody murder and scared the crap out or me. I think he was a lil bit shocked to see some guy turn around and drive up his front lawn to scream at him. i was seriously considering kickin his ass allover his yard but his dad came out and well he took care of that for me . just a lil guestion do any of you guys while riding at night if you see a car that you think cant see you do you flash your brights ive been doing this off and on and you would be surprised how many people start to go then stop?....also i seem to see a real trend in all these stories and it's this three letter word...SHE...just a thought
05-18-2002 06:37 PM
Crazeecooter when they stop at the next light I do a bunny hop onto their hood!
05-18-2002 11:20 AM
Originally posted by Robert

Cars will always win in a bike/car fight.

now, why couldn't you have told me that BEFORE the ride???

05-18-2002 10:56 AM
Doogie I usually give them a WTF gesture when someone pulls out in front of me. Then once I get somewhere I can pass em I give em one of these as I go by. I almost got run over with a chick on the pillion one time. I was passing a couple cars on a dotted line in a long straightaway and this asshole decided he wants to pass at the same time that I was overtaking (couple of 16 year old punk kids). Closest I've ever come to dragging someone out of their car and beating them to within an inch of their life. But after a few choice words and gestures I cooled down and realized it was probably about 50% my fault too. Still pissed me off though, PAY ATTENTION WHEN YOU DRIVE!!! Do you really think a group of sportbikes is not going to pass two cars going 10 under the speedlimit in a long straightaway?? Cage drivers have their heads buried so far up their asses it's unbelievable. lol
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