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Old 04-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #16
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Yeah, it is a southern thang. And one that I do not get. When I lived in San Antonio, I was on an overpass that was a two lane road that went up and over the interstate before merging with the interstate. Cloverleaf basically. Well, I had just reached the top where it starts to descend to the interstate when a stopped truck comes into my view. I was doing about 60 at this point and fortunately it was two lanes there were wide enough that I flew past the truck without any damage to myself or him.

He then honks aggressively at me with fist waving out the window.

Turns out there was a funeral procession on the interstate, going in the opposite direction

Here is the road below. I was on I-10 eastbound merging with I-410 eastbound.

https://maps.google.com/?ll=29.50335...154.97,,0,7.51
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:22 PM   #17
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Yeah, it is a southern thang. And one that I do not get. When I lived in San Antonio, I was on an overpass that was a two lane road that went up and over the interstate before merging with the interstate. Cloverleaf basically. Well, I had just reached the top where it starts to descend to the interstate when a stopped truck comes into my view. I was doing about 60 at this point and fortunately it was two lanes there were wide enough that I flew past the truck without any damage to myself or him.

He then honks aggressively at me with fist waving out the window.

Turns out there was a funeral procession on the interstate, going in the opposite direction

Here is the road below. I was on I-10 eastbound merging with I-410 eastbound.



https://maps.google.com/?ll=29.50335...154.97,,0,7.51
He'll quit that crap after the Kenworth rear ends him doing 60. Permanently.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:14 PM   #18
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Had a similar situation happen on a rural two-lane road. Had to stop behind a few cars where typically it is unnecessary to stop. I moved over to the far right side of my lane and sure enough I heard a car behind me crest the hill and hit the brakes. I was watching for this and rode up on the shoulder and didn't have a problem. There was no contact with either car but it was close. Glad the rider was not hit!!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:43 PM   #19
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good golly. I was looking into the mess of cars, truck half way into the wrong lane thinking it doesn't feel right. Sure enough... Glad the biker was keeping an out, sure hope the passengers are ok.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:14 PM   #20
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Talking 205 by a day and a half !!

Hell I even posted it to the wifeys FB account to let people know to pay attention!
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:39 PM   #21
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Jeeeeezzzzz...... Someone was looking after you, that's one lucky escape..... Hate to see full speed impacts like that, doesn't look like he even saw you.....
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #22
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I was raised in Southern Indiana. My parents and grandparemts always pulled
to the side of the road and stopped when meeting an oncoming funeral procession. Some people, mostly older folks, still do this. I have pulled over
before, but only when the shoulder was wide enough for me to be out of the way of those who don't have the time or desire to stop. I certainly would not
stop in the middle of the road. Showing respect for the departed is a nice gesture, but as always, one should use common sense.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:55 AM   #23
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shared this video more than once the past few days over FB. As a rider who has been taken out by a car (minor road rash luckily) watching this video gave me goosebumps.

The driver of the truck was definitely distracted looking away from the road. Most likely on his phone or the radio. I'm sure it was looking down for literally 3 seconds. By the time he saw it was already over.

Also curious to see more towards the end of the video when the other drivers get out and start talking
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:37 AM   #24
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The only laws I know of are that funeral processions have the right of way, so they can run red lights etc. so as not to get split up. That's it. Don't have to stop for them, and you can pass them so long as you're doing it in a legal manner.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:43 AM   #25
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It must be a southern thing I never heard of oncoming traffic stopping....

I bet the rider had to check is drawers after that,,,
Lived in the south all my life and never seen that.But I probably have seen a procession about 5 times in all these years. Then again, never lived in TN. Not surprised, most drivers these days regardless of where they live have a clue what they're doing on public roads.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #26
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We have a four lane highway coming right through town and people stop completely for a funeral procession. It boggles my mind that they believe they can stop on a major road and not expect someone to cram them from behind. The truck was at fault but there was no excuse for the bikes pulling over and the blue sedan to completely stop.

BTW Just watched the video again and the turd in the funeral procession truck actually swerves over and narrowly avoids a head on collision in an effort to slow/stop the blue car. Unbelievable.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #27
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Yes, I grew up with that tradition. In smallish southern towns there was a reasonable chance you knew the person or people in the procession. this tradition has faded since the era of daytime running headlights. In the olden days one could see the procession by the series of illuminated headlights tailgating a hearse,( and subsequently the folks having to jump their cars for forgetting to turn off their lights during the funeral/reception. ).

It is a foolish tradition that deserves to be ended. On the other hand, had the biker been flattened, the hearse was right there . . . Sorry for the JoMamma comment.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:25 AM   #28
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Few things I noticed...


1) The truck halfway over into the oncoming lane at 0.22 seconds. WTF? Was he trying to slow the oncoming traffic down by running them off the road?
2) Two bikes stopped on the side of the road causing the car that got hit and the video biker to stop.

At that point, halfway thru the procession, why stop at all?
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:06 AM   #29
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Few things I noticed...


1) The truck halfway over into the oncoming lane at 0.22 seconds. WTF? Was he trying to slow the oncoming traffic down by running them off the road?
2) Two bikes stopped on the side of the road causing the car that got hit and the video biker to stop.

At that point, halfway thru the procession, why stop at all?
the truck was an asshole and needs to be beaten.
The bikes that stopped are idiots and should be pushed over.
The p/u that slammed the rear of the car should be flogged.

So much stupid in one video......I love YouTube
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #30
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Few things I noticed...


1) The truck halfway over into the oncoming lane at 0.22 seconds. WTF? Was he trying to slow the oncoming traffic down by running them off the road?
2) Two bikes stopped on the side of the road causing the car that got hit and the video biker to stop.

At that point, halfway thru the procession, why stop at all?
1.) Some knuckleheads DEMAND that others abide by their point of view...such is the case where someone creates a 'rolling roadblock' by driving the same speed as a slow truck while sitting in the passing lane, just so that other drivers can't go around and over the speed limit by passing the truck. (they need their driving privledges removed!)

2.) can't figure out why they stopped either....especially the blue car right in the middle of the traveled lane??!!! If they wanna 'show respect', then fine...pull over, but don't stop in the frikken road!!!! (I kinda think they deserve part of the blame for this!)
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