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Old 03-25-2012, 06:48 PM   #736
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Riding to work early the other day on I-40 through Winston, ~75 mph, listenin' to mah tunes on the phone held in my RAM squeezy cradle. On a fairly empty, dark stretch about 15 min into the ride, I feel something patting me on my side, almost like a person was behind me giving me a pat on the back I say to myself "Woah, self, what in the world could that OH MY G*D THAT'S MY PHONE!!!!!!"

I guess I hadn't squeezed my squeezy cradle (even though I had a rubber band around it), and it had blown out, up over my shoulder, and was hanging by the headphone jack and flapping against my side and back!!!!!!!! I grabbed wildly and finally got a hold of it and placed it back in it's home. Too bad, I was hoping to get a new phone soon.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:03 AM   #737
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Busses in Chevy Chase, MD

A little background first... In Chevy Chase, MD, Connecticut Avenue is 3 lanes each direction. The city busses that use that route always pull away from the curb and block the 2 right lanes and because of this, they back traffic up behind them for many many blocks. This little action of theirs has a way of pissing off the entire travelling public, but they do it without regard for anyone else.
I told you that story so I could tell you that the police in Chevy Chase really don't like it much if you pass the aforementioned bus on the sidewalk.
Don't ask me how I know this...
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:47 AM   #738
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On the way in to work today, sitting at a light, hanging to the far right with just a Jeep Cherokee in front of me. Light turns green and the Cherokee doesn't move. I can see him in the mirror screwing with his phone. I hit my horn, only to discover it isn't working. Try twice more. Nothing. Rev my engine for him. He doesn't twitch. Rev engine again. Dumbass still looking at his phone. I start pulling around him in the 8' wide shoulder just as someone behind me starts blowing their horn. As I come past I can see him in the mirror with the "OH Shit!" look on his face.

At the next light almost a mile later he comes racing up behind me and I can see him gesticulating. Which makes sense, because it is completely my fault he is a dumbass.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #739
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Dude on Rt 3 south of Chelmsford, MA the other morning texting while going 50+ in the middle lane. I paced him for an 1/8th mile or so giving him the worst stink-eye I could muster. Guy either didn't notice me or didn't give a shit. Both answers are bad news in my book.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:46 PM   #740
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Maybe you should have kicked his door like the Brazilian guy in the You Tube thread... just sayin.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:29 AM   #741
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Maybe you should have kicked his door like the Brazilian guy in the You Tube thread... just sayin.
Can't say I've never kicked a door.



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Old 03-27-2012, 11:06 AM   #742
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I think that "the stink eye" and maybe dragging them out of the car through the drivers window and delivering a nice fore and aft bitch slap would be more effective... just sayin.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:50 AM   #743
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:59 AM   #744
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Well, I think that qualifies as a close call!

Rider nearly became a 2%er because he rolled right through a disaster where he really didn't have much chance to do anything, although he did make a slight swerve.

Pulling over on the center median for a sitrep was a fail though.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:02 AM   #745
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Well, I think that qualifies as a close call!

Rider nearly became a 2%er because he rolled right through a disaster where he really didn't have much chance to do anything, although he did make a slight swerve.

Pulling over on the center median for a sitrep was a fail though.
Incompetent driver. You just don't swerve that hard at 70 mph. That's how fools join the upside-down club on straight dry roads.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:09 AM   #746
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Saw a rider with his kickstand down. I tried to warn him, but he just smiled and waved, then took off faster then I can go.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #747
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Saw a rider with his kickstand down. I tried to warn him, but he just smiled and waved, then took off faster then I can go.
Where in Florida?

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I ask because one of my bikes starts and goes with its kickstand down, lol.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #748
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Part I

So I'm riding home from school, drop-dead exhausted after exams so I'm just putting along at the speed limit in the far right lane like a good citizen. All is well. I just want to ease on home with zero highway drama and take a nap since I've been up for what seemed like 8 days straight.

Three lanes over to my left, a state highway patrol Yukon slides up adjacent to me. I know I'm getting the eyeball. I momentarily wonder if it's a SHP buddy of mine, then resume my slouch towards home.

Meanwhile, a blue Xterra doing about warp 3 or whatever it'll manage flat-out gets bigger and bigger in my mirror, weaving in and out of traffic until it's in the lane next to me, then cuts across my front fender to get to an exit--so close that I could've signed my name on his bumper if I'd had a sharpie taped to a boot.

That SHP Yukon was across two lanes and on his sorry ass in .0000003 milliseconds, lights on. Doesn't it feel good when it's someone else???

Part II

So I walk in the door and start telling the story. "Hey hon...there was this guy on I-40 who...."

I'm interrupted. "I just got a call from..."

Yep, my SHP buddy.

"He says he's pretty sure that was you on the Harley. He said he was just about to pull you over just to screw with you when the other truck flew past."

Made my day.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:04 PM   #749
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #750
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Where in Florida?

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I ask because one of my bikes starts and goes with its kickstand down, lol.
I-4, in between exit 55 and 62. It was an older bike, 70s by the look, no brand anywhere on it that I saw.
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