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I'm really annoyed right now. I got into an e-mail discussion with a co-worker regarding riding motorcycles. Here's a little taste of her views:


If you want to race down the road at 60-70 mph virtually unprotected… weaving in and out of traffic that’s fine. But when you cause an accident, don’t complain to me about your headache… since I’m sure a helmet would have cramped your style too much…. When you hit a patch of dirt, gravel, sand or dust on the road and fall over sliding into other traffic, don’t complain to me about the way my SUV tires feel on your back.… When a bug flies into your eye and you hit the curb… don’t complain when the guy in the SUV behind you runs over your ass and doesn’t even feel it…. IT IS your personal right to put yourself in harms way, cause this is America after all, but don’t blame me and start going after my pocketbook when you get hurt. Had you been in an enclosed vehicle, the dust on the road probably wouldn’t have affected you, you wouldn’t be weaving in and out of places you don’t belong just because “you can”, and bugs wouldn’t fly in your eyes… AND you would have been required by LAW to have a seatbelt on, so even if you do wreck, you still would have been safe.

Geez. We've got a long way to go before we change the attitudes of these folks. Scary eh? Who gave her this opinion of motorcylists?



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And what started all of this?? Did you cut her off on the way to work. Or did she see you on a bike and just wanted to let you know how she feels....

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Sounds like she mowed your ass over with her Excursion and is blaming you-the no helmet wearing, traffic weaving squid. :D

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It started out innocently enough. We started trading pics, and I thought I'd gross her out with one of those 'faces of death' pics of a m/c accident. That resulted in her first response along the lines of "just another reason that "those things" don't belong on the road".

What!? "Those things" don't belong on the road? That's what started all this.

You can probably see where all this is heading. Gonna have to shoot her. (j/k) :D

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I'd be real carefull corresponding with this one Madmax. If she turns real nasty on you this stuff could be used against you.

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You said she drove a SUV.

I saw this on Dateline or 20/20(one of those types of shows), anyway Fords new line of trucks and some Chevys and killing people who don't stand a chance when involved in a accid. Those trucks (SUV's) are so big that the main part of the frame is about where the door handle is on most cars (in a t-bone type of crash).

They showed some pictures where a car had been rear ended and t-boned. The SUV's just torn through the cars like paper. Some of those trucks are like 8,000-9,000 pound battering (sp) rams.

Long story short, Her SUV is just as deadly... :mad:

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[This message has been edited by Dan F4 (edited September 22, 2000).]

[This message has been edited by Dan F4 (edited September 22, 2000).]
 

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What a witch! Tell her to get back on her broom, and fly outta town. She sounds like the kind that drives her Brand X Megahuge SUV in the left lane, 15mph under the speed limit, while the 43 children bounce around inside w/no seatbelts. She has the mandatory white stickers on the rear window. You know it usually says something like AMANDA - TROMBONE - GO COUGARS! And has the little picture of a music clef or something. Of course, she has the visor down and is applying makeup while simultaneously yakking on the cell phone. She gets mad when "one of those damn bikes" whizzes by. The "muffler noise" scares the children. What she won't admit is that the sound of my Yoshi pipe startled the sh*t out of her and (darn) refocused her attention on where it belongs: ON THE ROAD IN FRONT OF YOU. Just last week, I exited the highway onto the 2-lane service road (feeder road in some other parts of the USA). Of course, traffic is backed up for about 400 feet to the light. So, I slooowly creep (lane split) between the stalled traffic to get up to the light. This guy in a P.O.S. little Geo Metro (Matchbox Deathbox) actually sticks his arm out the window. Palm backwards, facing me, as in "stop, do not proceed". I had enough room between his fingertips and the car to his left to slide on by anyway. As a passed, he yells "what the f*ck do you thing you're doing?" I got up to the light and looked back at him and waved back at him. I resisted the urge to shoot him the bird. This is Texas, and most people are armed. What an ass.

Maybe it's because I ride a bike, but when I'm in my car and someone on a bike shoots past me, it doesn't upset me. As long as they don't cut me off, or force me off the road to avoid hitting them, well, good for you, pal! I wish I was on my bike to chase you! As a matter of fact, I've been buzzed a few times. Yeah, the pipe is louder when you're being passed than when you're on the bike, but a "good little scare" never hurt anyone. I say "pass them" "pass them quickly" "pass them in two gears lower then you need to be, just to wake them up". 85 mph in third oughtta do it. Cheers.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>We started trading pics<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow I just started this with Rug Burn, Ok ruggy I sent you a pic of my Girl now its yer turn! :D

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I think she's a little old for you Squid, but if that's what you're into :confused: who am I to say anything :D

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Ok, if thats the way it should be (according to her) Than I dont want to hear anymore crap from people who drive Hyundais or Ford Focus' or any of those crappy litte tiny cars that get destroyed in wrecks!
"YOUR truck is too big and will hurt me if we crash! WAaaaAAA"

I think the insurance rates should be higher on the tiny POS cars NOT on the bigger safer vehicles!

YOUR CO_WORKER IS A NARROW MINDED IDIOT JUST LIKE 80% OF SOCIETY! :mad:


Phew! :) :) Im ok now.. really...

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If any of you live in a college town you have probibly seen the little coeds driving the SUVs. Not only are they to busy talking on the phone, the passenger or bent over trying to find a CD on the floor, when emergency action is needed behind the wheel, they are so inexperianced, they just panic. Then when they do hit something the neverending river of tears will flow. Sorry if I offend any ladies out there, but I work on campus and see it all the time.
I will confess that a lot of the guys on bikes here are poster children for the antisquid campaign. Thinning of the herd.
There is no excuse for the attitude of "the way my tires feel on your back" though. We have as much right to the road as a car and some people don't even know that.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RCjohn:
A little tangent here... why can't Ohio drivers understand that the left lane is for passing... if you're not passing stay out of the left lane.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I live in Ohio and this is a constant annoyance to me. I have to drive over an hour to work each way every day, and the idiots who think it's cool to go 60 in the left lane in a 65 at 5:30am can suck it. I wanna go at least 75 and if you're in the way, you're gonna get at least a nasty look. I didn't buy a radar detector for nothin'!

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Just a couple of comments.

You have to be careful when giving 'Max advice here on how to procedd. ;) One question is... Does this co-worker look good and there is a possibility of banging her. :rolleyes:

If not then follow your own advice and shoot her. :D :p :eek:

Also one thing I've notice is that children in the back of SUVs typically love motorcycles and stop what ever they are doing to watch me go by. It could be my Power Ranger looking leathers but I don't think so. :)

Damn college girls and cell phones. Shoot them too. :rolleyes: :p

Is splitting lanes legal in Texas? :confused:

A little tangent here... why can't Ohio drivers understand that the left lane is for passing... if you're not passing stay out of the left lane.

BTW, The big SUVs are not as deadly as motorcycles, they are WAY MORE DEADLY. :mad:

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RCjohn:
One question is... Does this co-worker look good and there is a possibility of banging her. :rolleyes:

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Just curious, but I thought you ween't interested in girls, thats what everyone else says anyways. I was going to hook you up with this guy I know. He loves tRC51s. I won't let him ride bitch with me but I thought you two could work something out. Oh well, his heart will be broken now. :(

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by funksouljon:
Just curious, but I thought you ween't interested in girls, thats what everyone else says anyways. I was going to hook you up with this guy I know. He loves tRC51s. I won't let him ride bitch with me but I thought you two could work something out. Oh well, his heart will be broken now. :(

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LMAO!!! :D :D Nobody rides on the back of the RC-51, no dudes, no chicks(if clothed and over 18 yrs old). :D



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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RCjohn:
no chicks(if clothed and over 18 yrs old).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So you're saying you'd ride 'em (no pun intended) only if he/she's a minor and nekked? Hmmm, what state did you say you were from? ;)

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LMAO! Quality thread.

Your co-slacker is an opinionated schmoo. She
has screwed the karma god and will be punished! :D

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My apologies. I neglected to observe the rule about the "shag factor". I should have replied..."that's alright that you ran me over...shall we shag now or shag later?". :p
As far as her karma, her opinionated views are probably what got her happy ass divorced. Now she's a frustrated single mom driving around listening to her voice-mail replies from her singles ad. "oops - what was that thump?"

In the end, she apologized - she knew she hit a hot button.

I think I'll still shoot her. :D :D :D :D :D

PS - do the smilies qualify as some kind of legal disclaimer in the event there's a report of a motorcycle/SUV shooting later this week?

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by chris_y2k_r1:
LMAO! Quality thread.

Your co-slacker is an opinionated schmoo. She
has screwed the carma god and will be punished! :D

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What the hell are you talking about? That's what I was asking myself the first time I read thru this post. Then it hit me, you were posting on-topic--damn that hurt, don't let it happen again :) . Now back to John the pedophile...


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by madmax:


I think I'll still shoot her. :D :D :D :D :D

PS - do the smilies qualify as some kind of legal disclaimer in the event there's a report of a motorcycle/SUV shooting later this week?

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:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Absolutely :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

BTW, if you were to say (theoretically ;) ) shoot her, what kind of tank bag would you use to carry your gun in? :D :D :D :D :D



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