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Nacho911 06-30-2012 10:38 AM

Saw a riders stupidity nearly cost his life
 
On my way to work in Banff this morning. Traffic is light. I'm in the right lane with an SUV behind me. I notice a vehicle in left lane slowly overtaking myself. This is a twinned highway. Behind that vehicle i see a male rider on a sport touring bike. He is right up the ass of the guy in front slowly overtaking. I know that's wrong to do, then as they creep by I say to myself, "the bikers spending too much time in the blind spot of the guy behind me". And sure enough the SUV behind me moves slowly into the left lane without signal and pushes the guy on the bike onto the side of the road. Luckily the rider slows and gets out of the way avoiding collision and crash.
I open my window and berate the idiot cager for his stupid move, then the bike rider gets next to said idiot and verbally let's him have it.
Both rider and cager are in the wrong. Biker get off the other vehicles ass and set an example for the rest of us. And stay out of blind spots of drivers, they will not see you! Driver check your fucking mirrors and learn to shoulder check.

I'm glad it all worked out safely.

Ride safe YFF

kwisn 06-30-2012 03:21 PM

A tailgating sport bike? Say it isn't so. :lol3

bigdog1807 06-30-2012 03:26 PM

Darwinism...almost

AlabamaGetaway 06-30-2012 04:07 PM

Must be one of those days, because a chick on a cruiser merged in front of me today. I'm in the right lane, she's coming off the interstate. She has a yield sign and this is a very busy four lane road. So she merges right in front of me without stopping or checking her mirrors. I was expecting that, so no real trouble, but if she was in front of some sleepy old lady... let's just say her tank top wouldn't have done much to save her. :evil

It'sNotTheBike 06-30-2012 06:02 PM

The marching morons are on the march
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AlabamaGetaway (Post 19029009)
Must be one of those days ...


Oh, but it's much worse than that.

If you want to have a good idea of where things are headed, see the movie "Idiocracy".
That movie was derived from a short story titled "The Marching Morons". That story was
science fiction, but it is coming true, right before our eyes.


Last year I was driving my car and some guy on a Honda sport bike had been tailgating me through town for
a few miles, in a 35mph zone. A car in front of me stopped suddenly and I stopped so as not to hit this car, and the guy
on the sport bike who had not been paying attention suddenly looked up to see the cars stopped in
front of him. The sport bike rider then locked his front brake and crashed, when he could instead have used less brake
and dived into the "left turn lane", thus missing the cars stopped in front of him. The rider wasn't hurt, but his fairing was looking
pretty bad. Luckily the bike did not hit my car.



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fullmetalscooter 06-30-2012 11:54 PM

wow reminds of of the Hd rider whom passed me in my lane on the right . All it takes is one dumb move to get hurt and dead.

MotorradMike 07-01-2012 04:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nacho911 (Post 19027411)
Both rider and cager are in the wrong. Biker get off the other vehicles ass and set an example for the rest of us. And stay out of blind spots of drivers, they will not see you! Driver check your fucking mirrors and learn to shoulder check.

Both rider and cager are in the wrong.
Doesn't matter, "Right of weight" applies.

And stay out of blind spots of drivers, they will not see you!
We're always in their blind spot.

Driver check your fucking mirrors and learn to shoulder check.
No point in trying to educate cagers, there are too many and new ones every day. Better the enemy you know. Be aware of new threats, now they all text and drive and tailgate at speed to keep brake lights in their peripheral vision.

My 2 dollars worth.

rdwalker 07-01-2012 05:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MotorradMike (Post 19031487)
... all text and drive and tailgate at speed to keep brake lights in their peripheral vision....

I noticed a lot of young drivers tailgating me recently (in my truck, I just smile; on the bike, I worry) and never made the connection.
That makes sense, explains a lot.

LuciferMutt 07-01-2012 06:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwisn (Post 19028782)
A tailgating sport bike? Say it isn't so. :lol3

Ain't just sportbikes. Some doucheknuckle on some POS chopper was tailgating me for about 10 miles on Thursday evening, yet ignored all the passing zones. Then when the road went to two lanes, and I went over into the right lane, the fucking idiot seemed to crawl FARTHER up my pipe. Seemed more intent on scratching his left leg than paying attention to his riding! :huh

Anyway, I was in the Abarth, so at this point, I dropped it a gear and blasted off, quickly passed several other vehicles and then settled down again. Far behind me, I see chopper dumbass tailgating the next car. I do not fucking understand some people.

Sic Semper Tyrannis 07-01-2012 06:08 AM

I think the new risk we all face is the HUMONGOUS A- pillars in the new cars.

Roofs have to withstand a much harder rollover test and the new cars meet it by beefing up the A-pillar.

Combine that with a slow roll at a stop sign and they miss ANYTHING coming at them from an angle.

Watch for peoples eyes being blocked by A-pillars as you approach them on cross streets and you will see what I mean.

duck 07-01-2012 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlabamaGetaway (Post 19029009)
Must be one of those days, because a chick on a cruiser merged in front of me today. I'm in the right lane, she's coming off the interstate. She has a yield sign and this is a very busy four lane road. So she merges right in front of me without stopping or checking her mirrors. I was expecting that, so no real trouble, but if she was in front of some sleepy old lady... let's just say her tank top wouldn't have done much to save her. :evil

Checking her mirrors? Don't you mean shoulder check?:deal

DAKEZ 07-01-2012 07:19 AM

False thread title FAIL.
 
"nearly cost his life"

With a thread title like that... At least provide a face plant in place of a normal every day occurrence. :dunno






:lol3

rdwalker 07-01-2012 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAKEZ (Post 19032116)
"nearly cost his life"
With a thread title like that... At least provide a face plant in place of a normal every day occurrence. :dunno
:lol3

But we all read it anyway, no? :roflDrew us in under false pretenses...

DAKEZ 07-01-2012 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rdwalker (Post 19032268)
But we all read it anyway, no? :roflDrew us in under false pretenses...

It was a disappointing way to enjoy my first cup of coffee.:*sip*

Off to the Killboy thread. :lol3

Bill Harris 07-01-2012 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAKEZ (Post 19032302)
Off to the Killboy thread. :lol3

So sorry. I already made it B O R I N G ... :cry


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