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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. :mad:

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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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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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:twofinger

Good luck,
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I loathe being annoyed, it makes me feel angry and malicious.
:eek: Glad I'm not in your household right now :D

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 ;) :laughing:
 

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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:twofinger

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....:laughing:

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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:eek: Glad I'm not in your household right now :D

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 ;) :laughing:
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. :D

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. :laughing:

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! :laughing:

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. :twofinger
 

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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 :laughing: You should be proud having been a west coast girl and figurin' out the local vernacular :thumb:
 

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You can always do wht my mom did when she got tired of the little pricks in our old neighborhood... she moved me her and my sister into a retirement(sp?) community. The only problem was, the neighbors complained about the "damn kids" for a week or two:twofinger

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With your words & thoughts of "--will probably be wadded soon..." I would not worry.

In my area I am the only m/cist & no one knows what to make of me for all the home owners are new within the last 1 to 26 yrs & I have lived here for 28 yrs.

Afew fifth hand dirt bikes appeared & fadded within the year of their different arrivals for a $25.00 or $100.00 bike is not running worth a darn when anyone purcheses them & the young kids realized I would not touch their pieces of crap.

As for loud music that does bug me & just a few houses away. Like I live at the house on the bottom of a T-intersection, so across the street & two houses up, will be these late teen to 20 plus yr olds blasting away with their so called music to where in fact I cannot hear one of my m/cs tick. So evey so often I wander up & ask them if they will ease off he volumn for I cannot even hear the note of my m/c "I am trying to tune".

Mind you I have done the same for past few yrs & will probably be doing the same this summer. What a dense lot they are turning out to be.

As for cops------that is a joke for about the only time we saw one around was when the RCMP Sargent would drive up, in his marked RCMP vehicle, to ask me a few things regarding reloading or ask me to come down & listen to his older 750 four Suzy that was not running to par in his feeling. Unfortunately he transferred & has since retired. One 'ell of a nice guy, tops in h/gun shooting & would bend his back for a fellow f/arms owner.
 

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As for cops------that is a joke for about the only time we saw one around was when the RCMP Sargent would drive up, in his marked RCMP vehicle, to ask me a few things regarding reloading or ask me to come down & listen to his older 750 four Suzy that was not running to par in his feeling. Unfortunately he transferred & has since retired. One 'ell of a nice guy, tops in h/gun shooting & would bend his back for a fellow f/arms owner.
Sounds like the kinda cop I want to meet, and mabey get a few hints as to were/when some traps might be out.

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Best thing to do is be honest with the guy. Stop him one day and explain to him that there are kids in the neghborhood. Meatheads like that have no idea how to lookout for kids running around. He's fixated on how he can rip it down the street.

If you can sense that he really doesn't care or blowin' you off, then explain to him that if he wants to dick around on your street, that your husband will beat the snot out of and embarass him in front of his ol' lady.
 

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if it were me id go over and ask him if he wants to go riding. try to be friends even if you dont ever hang out with them again. then as your leaving ask in a tone thats like "do me a favor"ish if he will slow down on your street just so the cops dont frequent the place. the last thing you want to do is get in a head butting contest with them. that will just make everyone miserable. if that doesnt work talk to their landlord. cops should be a last resort in my mind. they always have a way of complicating things. good luck...hope he calms down.
 

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Well, as I was leaving to go to the local license branch a little while ago, I noticed an older gentleman had the kid cornered and it looked like they were having a "Come to Jesus" meeting.

Just got back a little while ago, and the kid rode by a time or two - surprisingly slow!!! :laughing:

Had to have a local cop come to the house to do a VIN verification on the Buell so I could transfer the title from CA to IN and while he was here, I managed to mention the speeder, luckily the cop used to ride and understood. He said the cop on this beat will keep a peeper out. :thumbs2:

Now I'm just pissed because we're finally getting the Buell registered and rideable in IN and I can't take it out, spicersh is being a dictator about riding while knocked up. *sigh*
 

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Vash said:
remind me never to be your neighbour

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Hey, as long as you don't blare your music at 10:00 at night, do stunts on your dirtbike outside the baby's window at 9:00 at night, ride your motorcycle at 60mph or let your cat shit in my yard (in other words, be considerate) - we'd have no problems.


I'm fairly easy-going, I don't expect more or less than I am willing to do.
 

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Wow, that sounds like my neighborhood. I'm only an hour or so to Terrible Hut, up in upper-crust Fishers. I live in the 'slums of Fishers', you know, the working class area, and I've got a few like that in my neighborhood. A lot of the properties have turned rental and we get a colorful assortment of people.
I'm only in my late 20's and I know where you are coming from. I've ridden by the most recent addition to the 'hood and he thinks we have a connection because we are both riders. He likes to speed down the street at 60mph before reaching the stop sign, do burnouts and other bullshit to impress his trashy friends. Kids live on both sides of him and he couldn't care less. He also likes to rev his jacked-to-the-sky Silverado with 3in Flowmasters late in the evenings. I hate to be the jerk, but I did the aformentioned, I called a friend who works for the Sheriff's dept. They sat in an open garage down the street and nailed him. Sorry, fun is fun, but when kids lives are involved, I have to do something.

When you say you are 20 min from the track, do you mean Putnam Park? Just curious.
 

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Chances are if this is his first new bike, he is probably on-line doing a search for anything sportbike related he can find, and has already read this...hahaha what a way to enter a board. Welcome and smarten the #%^k up if youre lurking out there:twofinger :twofinger
 
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