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Old 10-07-2012, 06:30 PM   #70
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Originally Posted by Human Ills View Post
I'm not the OP, I'm just talking to some guy on the internet who wants to lecture one guy and not call out the other idiot who has a hard time letting people pass, the kind of guy who wants to make everyone drive/ride as slow as he.
I understand you are just playing devils advocate for someone who lacks the cognisance to express themselves intelligently.
I agree.the jeep driver was being an ass, but it's kinda pointless to "call out" someone who isn't here, and don't forget, the OP asked for opinions about his actions. Beware of what you wish for...................
We may disagree on subjects such as recreational filtering/sharing where illegal, but in the real world I would never take any action to prevent, punish, or otherwise interfere with you from doing so, nor would I make any gesture or comment afterwards. As long as you cause me no injury or loss, I have no right to do so.
Fortunately these subjects are mostly academic, for the most part I am able to find a happy equilibrium in my riding environment, and have virtually no problems with being held up or holding up someone. On those rare occasions when they do come up, they seem to be easy to resolve without drama.

Originally Posted by Human Ills View Post
The guy in the Jeep was engaging in a battle of wills and ended up getting his jeep peppered for it. He could have just allowed a reasonable pass instead of forcing the issue.
Agreed, I too have no sympathy for people who can't handle the consequences of their bad decisions..............................If thats what really happened, situations like this are rarely one sided.

Originally Posted by Human Ills View Post
Stop trying to be the hall monitor.
That tiny dot way up in the sky leaving a con trail..................thats my whole point.
No private individual has the right to take action against another for their driving/riding decisions.

FWIW, I am listening and learning from what you and others say, I may not agree, but it helps me appreciate how others feel and the actions they may expect or take.
This understanding of how things actually are with others is far more important to me than how I wish others would be, and helps me be a better rider.

Ride your own ride.
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