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Old 09-28-2012, 01:39 AM   #16606
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Ignorant fuck. Never wondered WHY the truck changed lanes. Too bad he didn't roll it over 6 or 7 times.
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What a friggin' a hole.

These idiots think they are on a track (driving or riding). We have all seen them. Weaving across all the lanes.


The victims are the innocent who they involve in the eventual wreck.

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That overtake speed was ridiculous.
Anyone know how fast he was actually going? Not as fast as everyone thinks, thats my guess.
But what is really funny is how no one said anything about the truck UP THE MOTORCYCLES ASS! He was tailgating them so close I am surprised he didnt hit them.
but when bikes are doing triple digits everyone say how cool it is....
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:48 AM   #16607
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Seems the trucker waited until the last second, got right up the rider's ass, then changed lanes... not exactly safe or professional from where I sit.
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I don't like many truckers, but that is NOT the trucker's fault.
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Didn't say it was. But you have to admit that he was right up the rider's ass before he decided to go ahead and pass. I wonder what that was about.
I drive a truck and it was the truckers fault. The biggest asshole move in history, and I see it all day long from trucks cars, motorcycles, everything with wheels. Not paying attention and just changing lanes with out looking. Granted the guy in the car should have slowed down and I would really like to know HOW a motorcycle is being passed by a truck but that truck could have seen that car coming for a mile, whether he was weaving in and out of doing 130mph, seen the motorcycle from 3/4 of a mile, and noticed how slow it was moving. And don't even say the bike could have had a problem. If he did, it is a REALLY bad idea to take your problem in front of a tractor trailer.... There were only 4 vehicles on the road, but I guess you only need 1 to crash.

People drive like assholes everywhere.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:14 AM   #16608
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People drive like assholes everywhere.
Ain't that the truth! I drive truck too, and idiocracy behind the wheel does not discriminate. Sometimes the soccer mom is as bad as the crack dealer.


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Old 09-28-2012, 03:18 AM   #16609
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I would really like to know HOW a motorcycle is being passed by a truck.
The day I get passed by a semi truck while I am riding a fully functioning motorcycle on a bright sunny day is the day I hang up my keys and check out.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:59 AM   #16610
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I would really like to know HOW a motorcycle is being passed by a truck...
Ever ridden a Ural?

Seriously though, I know exactly how this could have happened. The motorcyclist could have been doing the speed limit. Sounds crazy, but I stick to the speed limits all the time, and routinely get passed by trucks. I don't like it, but I also don't like speeding tickets.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:28 AM   #16611
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My bike's tires are softer than my car's tires. Population sample = 1.
Tourances on bike, Ecsta MXs on car. Car tyres are waaaaaaaaaay softer. Population sample = 1.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:25 AM   #16612
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:34 AM   #16613
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Anyone know how fast he was actually going? Not as fast as everyone thinks, thats my guess.
But what is really funny is how no one said anything about the truck UP THE MOTORCYCLES ASS! He was tailgating them so close I am surprised he didnt hit them.
but when bikes are doing triple digits everyone say how cool it is....

His speed works out to around 75 mph.

The length of each white line is 10 feet and the following gap in the lines is 30 feet. So the distance from the beginning of one white line to the beginning of the next white line is 40 feet. I started counting lines when I started the video. When I reach 30 lines, I stopped the video and the time elapsed was approximately 11 seconds. The speed worked out to 109 feet per second which converts to approximately 75 mph.

Given that on-line videos are not normally highly calibrated scientific instruments, there is a margin of error on my estimation, but 75 mph is a good ballpark figure. While we don't know what the posted speed limit may have been, the car was definately faster than the other traffic.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:38 AM   #16614
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No way! SciFi Geeks don't ride motorcycles!

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:45 AM   #16615
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What, you got sumpthin better to do? Relace your bowling shoes? Watch paint dry?
Been studying the dewey decimal system. I hear it's making a comeback.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:25 AM   #16616
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Been studying the dewey decimal system. I hear it's making a comeback.
/sarcasm What is that? Some sort of rain measuring system? /end sarcasm



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Old 09-28-2012, 06:44 AM   #16617
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/sarcasm What is that? Some sort of rain measuring system? /end sarcasm



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Old 09-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #16618
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His speed works out to around 75 mph.

The length of each white line is 10 feet and the following gap in the lines is 30 feet. So the distance from the beginning of one white line to the beginning of the next white line is 40 feet. I started counting lines when I started the video. When I reach 30 lines, I stopped the video and the time elapsed was approximately 11 seconds. The speed worked out to 109 feet per second which converts to approximately 75 mph.

Given that on-line videos are not normally highly calibrated scientific instruments, there is a margin of error on my estimation, but 75 mph is a good ballpark figure. While we don't know what the posted speed limit may have been, the car was definately faster than the other traffic.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #16619
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His speed works out to around 75 mph.

The length of each white line is 10 feet and the following gap in the lines is 30 feet. So the distance from the beginning of one white line to the beginning of the next white line is 40 feet. I started counting lines when I started the video. When I reach 30 lines, I stopped the video and the time elapsed was approximately 11 seconds. The speed worked out to 109 feet per second which converts to approximately 75 mph.

Given that on-line videos are not normally highly calibrated scientific instruments, there is a margin of error on my estimation, but 75 mph is a good ballpark figure. While we don't know what the posted speed limit may have been, the car was definately faster than the other traffic.
One problem. What are the line distances in the country they are driving in? They ain't in Kansas, there Toto.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #16620
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Tourances on bike, Ecsta MXs on car. Car tyres are waaaaaaaaaay softer. Population sample = 1.
Goodyear Eagle GT on the 350Z, Michelin Pilot Power 2CT on the Husky. Bike tires are softer in my case...
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