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Old 07-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #22411
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In the 4 short years "Killboy" has been around I never really looked into it until recently. I can't possibly go through the whole thread but I am amazed that's what passes for motorcycling in this country - or do they just migrate to that place? Truly, ADV riders and basic ATGATT types must be the real 1%. As a species who's pictured and what they are doing, it is really rather depressing.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:33 PM   #22412
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In the 4 short years "Killboy" has been around I never really looked into it until recently. I can't possibly go through the whole thread but I am amazed that's what passes for motorcycling in this country - or do they just migrate to that place? Truly, ADV riders and basic ATGATT types must be the real 1%. As a species who's pictured and what they are doing, it is really rather depressing.





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Old 07-19-2013, 04:45 PM   #22413
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I know someone who has claimed a mirror from an SUV (I think with video proof since he runs a camera when he commutes) but it seems extremely ill-advised... If someone cuts me off or nearly kills me I just stick my hand up as if to say, WTF, but that's the extent of it (don't even give them the finger). I choose life. ;)
You behave the way we all should. Sometimes it's really hard to resist doing violence when you're pissed that someone just tried to kill you. I just try to keep on mind that they in a car can hurt me a whole lot more than I can hurt them

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Old 07-19-2013, 05:46 PM   #22414
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You behave the way we all should. Sometimes it's really hard to resist doing violence when you're pissed that someone just tried to kill you. I just try to keep on mind that they in a car can hurt me a whole lot more than I can hurt them
Car drivers seldom "try" to kill motorcyclists. What they do is make MISTAKES that are dangerous to motorcyclists. If a motorcyclist steps it up a notch by doing something back ON PURPOSE to damage the car, then they are escalating the situation. And what if the car escalates back?

If somebody tried to break the mirror off my car, I know I'd want to break some parts off their bike. Which (if I decided to be as much of an asshole as them) might end up with the bike & rider on the ground. Why do riders think car drivers will automatically defer to them if the rider attacks them, is it because they are big bad "bikers" with cruiser face? And for those who "carry", yeah, I carry in my car too. How do these riders know the guy in the car won't go all Stand Your Ground on them? Or do they just retaliate against women with kids, or against old people?
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #22415
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Look again, smoke was coming from REAR tire, not front!!
It didn't help that he slid the rear but bikes go where the front wheel goes. Watch it.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:57 PM   #22416
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Car drivers seldom "try" to kill motorcyclists. What they do is make MISTAKES that are dangerous to motorcyclists. If a motorcyclist steps it up a notch by doing something back ON PURPOSE to damage the car, then they are escalating the situation. And what if the car escalates back?...
With mano a mano combat with a cage, a bike brings very little to the picnic. Best to take the low profile, meek-shall-inherit approach. Years ago I actually carried a heavy glass, returnable CocaCola bottle in the fairing as a "don't mess with me" weepon. I was a kid in my 20's and long since outgrew that. Even flicking a bird is too much nowadays (though I have been known to beam dark curmudgeonly thoughts their way)...

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Old 07-19-2013, 05:59 PM   #22417
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Car drivers do a hell of a lot more than make mistakes. They don't pay attention, they don't fucking care, and some actively commit assault with a 2 ton vehicle.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:09 PM   #22418
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Car drivers do a hell of a lot more than make mistakes. They don't pay attention, they don't fucking care, and some actively commit assault with a 2 ton vehicle.
Not paying attention is making a mistake. And if someone is "actively" assaulting you, get out of the way and call the cops, kicking at their mirror isn't a solution, just an opportunity for them to assault you more..
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:26 PM   #22419
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For sure; he hauled it down from 18mph to stop in a matter of feet....
Damn that is fast as hell for a harley! That IS impressive!
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #22420
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So who amongst us might be getting their picture made by Killboy and his swarthy crew this weekend?

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Old 07-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #22421
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Still has a hand on the bar. Still might save it.
That's too funny a comment!

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Old 07-19-2013, 07:37 PM   #22422
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I tried to kick a taxi cab in D.C. one time. Definitely no time to pull out an implement.
I folded in a Ram's door panel once when he decided to try to merge right into me. He came up beside me and just started getting over, don't know if he was on the phone or just an asshole, but he got to pay for a new door skin. He jerked it back over and I took the very next left as soon as the center lane island ended.

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Old 07-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #22423
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It's not an adventure unless you lose your pants.
Well said. This is now going on my signature.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:13 PM   #22424
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Killboy failure Dragon Fest

I put a steel toed boot sized ding into a Buick's passenger door at a stoplight. That finally got the cell phone yammering bitch's attention. She had merged me onto the shoulder twice before the boot.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:28 PM   #22425
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So who amongst us might be getting their picture made by Killboy and his swarthy crew this weekend?

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