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Old 03-13-2013, 08:27 AM   #31
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road rage is not the answer for tailgaters, your a moron
Personal attacks are the refuge of those who cannot argue effectively!

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:59 AM   #32
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Personal attacks are the refuge of those who cannot argue effectively!

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nothing personal, ANYONE that responds to poor driving of others with road rage is a moron
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:18 AM   #33
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If you find yourself getting pissed off when you ride YOU are doing it wrong.

Ride faster or get out of the way.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:28 AM   #34
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nothing personal, ANYONE that responds to poor driving of others with road rage is a moron
When you point to a specific person and call him a moron, it is personal.

Read the rules.

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #35
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I keep a handful of pennies in my tankbag. Toss a few over my shoulder or out the sunroof if I'm in the car = tailgater gone...
If you really do this you are a fucking idiot and worse than the tailgater. Not only could it escalate the situation and get you killed it is also considered to be a felony assault in almost every state.

There is no win in retaliation to stupidity.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #36
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If you find yourself getting pissed off when you ride YOU are doing it wrong.

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If you really do this you are a fucking idiot and worse than the tailgater. Not only could it escalate the situation and get you killed it is also considered to be a felony assault in almost every state.

There is no win in retaliation to stupidity.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:47 AM   #37
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Causing road rage (even if they started it) is a good way to get killed on a bike.

The best ideas I have heard on threads like this one are"

1. Stand up. Nobody really knows why it works, but all that have tried it says it does the job. Makes you seem crazy and unpredictable maybe? It might also get you a ticket for "stunting", however, so don't do it around police.

2. Slowly raise your left arm, and wave them by, while pulling to the right. It makes the tailgater feel like an ass, but doesn't bring on road rage. This is good, because it has a longer lasting impression, and might make them back off for a day or two.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:17 AM   #38
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Causing road rage (even if they started it) is a good way to get killed on a bike.

The best ideas I have heard on threads like this one are"

1. Stand up. Nobody really knows why it works, but all that have tried it says it does the job. Makes you seem crazy and unpredictable maybe? It might also get you a ticket for "stunting", however, so don't do it around police.

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This works especially well if you wear chaps (assless of course) and go "commando"
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:18 AM   #39
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If I can read your VIN off your dashboard through my mirrors, you're too close, asshole.

Any remedies for dealing with cagers who apparently have troubles with depth perception?

Last thing I need is some f*ck-d*ck plowing over me in his sh*tty minivan because he was too busy admiring my "where I've been stickers" on my panniers while simultaneously hating his life because he drives a minivan.
Don't do as some may do

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Old 03-13-2013, 10:19 AM   #40
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Our society is completely fucked up. And, disappointingly, you are still not allowed to just shoot people like that even if it would be doing a great service to others.
Funny you should mention that, because I was about to add 2 rounds of .45 should get their attention, I need rear facing sidewinders!
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:53 AM   #41
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Cool2 I had pretty much the same situation as the OP

doing 70+ in heavy traffic, about 2 seconds off the car in front of me (a little closer than I personally like- but close enough to prevent some idiot cager from pulling in between) and had a Ford Expedition, driven by a female who kept checking her damn phone, riding about three feet off my rear fender. I could not move right- because of heavy traffic- and no moving left, as I-35 south of Waco has been under construction since 1975 I think. I tried hand signals, but no reprieve from the ass-riding. I got lucky, and my thrift store cup holder (yeah- I had one... ) decided to commit suicide (the rivet that held the "cup" part on snapped) and it bounced off the road. I could hear her left front tire run over it. I could also hear that she REALLY needed to add power steering fluid, at the distance she was following lol. A few seconds later she slows suddenly and pulls to the right shoulder. Yay Karma.

As for the "road rage" accusations- When someone is acting in an unsafe manner, and you have no recourse, would that not constitute self preservation at that point? It is not like we deliberately go out to impede the flow of traffic by only speeding by 10 over the limit- and there are people who will follow you to the slow lane, Hoping to "shove" you through traffic. Should these idiots be allowed to play with people's lives like this? I have personally never done the penny/ ball bearing thing, but do carry washers (cheaper... and besides, I am out of cupholder) just in case. I have seen people use a Mag-Lite at night to get someone to back off (turned on and pointed back... not thrown, although that would also be effective). That ended with the driver chasing us off the interstate and into a gas station. The guy was pissed, but after buying him a cup of coffee, he calmed down and understood our point of view. There are some people who refuse to learn anything until they do it the hard way, or at the expense of someone else. It is for these people- I am buying another cupholder.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #42
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Nice vent.

Look on the bright side: You made it home to your keyboard.

I just pull over and let them go by, then follow at a safe distance (plus some) so I don't get caught up in their mayhem.
Same here. If they're in that big of a hurry, pull over and let them pass. Why even risk it? This way, there's no drama, no middle finger, no blood pressure spikes, no road rage incidents. Pull over, let them pass, continue on your way at the pace you're comfortable with.

Or you could get their plate number, pay a dirty cop to find out who they are and where they live, track them down, then fuck their mom.

Either way.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:00 AM   #43
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A standing happy dance does wonders for freeking out drivers and making them back off.

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Video of the standing happy dance, please.
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:12 AM   #44
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Video of the standing happy dance, please.
Give me some time to search YouTube tonight!

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #45
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Give me some time to search YouTube tonight!

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Yeah!!!
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