Bad cagers? what about good cagers?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Skyway6, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Skyway6

    Skyway6 Adventurer

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    so i have seen threads about all the bad things cagers do to and around us bikers.
    There must be some memorable moments when a cager does something cool for us

    one for me this past summer. Was on a nice ride on a secondary (max 60kph in spots with areas up to 100kph)
    There was a 4x4 pick up truck in front of me as we passed thru a small village (like 6 buildings) We cross some train tracks and then make a hard 90 degree turn to left. I feel like a caged animal stuck behind this truck.
    seconds after we make that turn i got confused for a brief second. (a WTF is this idiot doing moment) The truck was going really slow and driving close to the right side of the road. The driver sticks his hand out the window doing the 2 finger down biker salute.

    cool -- he was pulling over to let me pass which i quickly did. When i got a bit ahead of him i gave his a big thankyou wave. :clap
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  2. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    In the rural areas of the country, seems people are more likely to move to the right when they see you closing on them fast.

    Happens to me often and I usually get a wave as I go by... I always return the wave!

    Most asshats seem to live closer to the cities.
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  3. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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  4. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    New Mexicans are very savvy mountain area drivers and watch their mirrors for overtaking bikes:clap. They will often pull to the side momentarily to let a bike by them.
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  5. gabepari

    gabepari Throttle Flogger

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    Most of the new "Mexicans" around here drive like asshats! :rofl

    Nothing else to offer, moving on...

    Gabe
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  6. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    You'll have to tell me what roads you are finding these "savvy mountain area drivers" in NM. It's about 70/30 for me on people who don't pull over/people who do. The people that don't I will tolerate if they are at least doing the speed limit and driving sensibly; I will pass them in a legal passing zone or lane. The people who are gawking at everything and driving 10 MPH around corners and driving past every available pull-off or wide shoulder get dusted on a double yellow. Fuck 'em.
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  7. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Cages containing kids who wave and point are automatically good cages. :D
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  8. khager

    khager Long timer

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    Here in Texas we have mostly old "Mexicans" :lol3 They drive like asshats too
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  9. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    Can I just Copy and Paste from the other thread with the same theme?:ear
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  10. bbagwell

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    I was on a gravel road behind a pick up eating dust. He saw me behind him and pulled over so I could pass. Once on the way home from work I was sitting at a light in the left turn lane. I was afraid I was going to die of old age waiting for the light, it was around midnight and not many cars on the road. A Sheriff's deputy was traveling the opposite direction and made a u-turn after he passed me and pulled in behind me. I thought I was going to get followed and possibly pulled over. The light changed, thanks to the Deputy that pulled in behind me. I made my left turn and he or she made another u turn and continued on their way! I *think* the Deputy pulled in behind me so the light would change! Probably a fellow rider.
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