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Old 07-02-2012, 09:53 AM   #19
Craneguy
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Originally Posted by Sox Fan View Post
Best advice I have seen (frequently mentioned on ADV) for car tailgaters when you are on the motorbike is to weave about in your lane or stand up on the pegs.

I am frickin amazed at how well this works. I get this once or twice a week - commuting on a two lane road, no way to go fast or pass anyone yet I get some nimrod right on my ass. Standing on the pegs seems to completely freak them out as they all drop WAY back.
Especially if you drop your pants too!

I find turning around and eye-balling a tailgater works wonders. Suddenly it gets personal for them.

As a young rider, if anyone cut me off I'd follow them for a while (often until they started circling the block - not wanting to stop where ever they were going) I'd then ride away, fairly sure that they'd be on the lookout for bikes in the future.
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