Commuting…The strange. The Odd… And the FUN

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by DAKEZ, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. WDG

    WDG Been here awhile

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    She sounds like the kind that would likely do the same in front of a truck. Sadly, there wasn't one there to help filter some of the glop out of the gene pool.
  2. Neal J Hinerman

    Neal J Hinerman Adventurer

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    "The part that angers me most is that as I passed her she was looking at something on the passenger seat, totally oblivious to the fact that she had just pulled out in front of me."

    I would say that a gentle audio-tap-on-the-shoulder from a Stebel Nautilus would have been called for.
  3. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    I notice the keyword is 'gentle" :rofl
  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    You needed loud pipes! That would have made her see/hear you coming!:evil

    Jim :brow
  5. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    I get a kick out of the drivers who have the STOP sign when I do not, who then wave me through the intersection like they're doing me a favor.

    Really? You're allowing me to go through even though I don't have to stop and you do? Wow! Thanks!
  6. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    This! In Mexico on the toll roads the inside lane is always empty except for the very slowest of vehicles.

    After learning to drive in the UK, passing on the inside fells all kinds of wrong (similar to going the wrong way up a one-way street) but you have to get used to it to deal with the outside lane campers.



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  7. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    I had the same problem getting used to passing on the inside after living in the UK. I now occasionally do it when I'm back in the UK but it usually gets people mad so I try to remember not to.

    Back in the mid 80's, I had a job at Heathrow airport. The M25 was still under construction, ending at the cargo terminal exit. For the last mile or so, I used to do 100mph up the shoulder on my bike while all three lanes were crawling toward the exit at walking pace.
  8. DR Donk

    DR Donk Been here awhile

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    Last night I was sitting at a red light on my DR650. Guy making a left turn from the other road gives me the stink eye :umph so I started to bounce up and down on my seat and bouncing my head around :jumpall crazy like. I'll bet he's on his favorite website idriveaboringcar.com commenting on how crazy them there motorcyclists are! :lol3
  9. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :thumb
  10. GDI

    GDI Adventurer

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    I'm heading home from work on a rural, two-lane, county road cruising at 5-10 mph over the posted limit of 55mph. It's a beautiful day and no traffic until I caught up with a late-model, dark red, Ford Focus. The car is just puttering along at maybe 40mph, so I back off the throttle and start slowing down. I'm in a no-passing zone as we're in a bit of a valley just starting up the hill on the other side. The car continues to slow, hits the brakes and eventually comes basically to a stop just as it comes to a crossroad. But, it never had indicated which way it was going to turn! I had been in the left tire-track considering a pass, but then move to the right tire-track. Finally, the car makes a left turn onto the crossroad. By this time, I'm mashing the shifter down about 3 gears 'cause I'd had to slow so quickly that I didn't have time to downshift through the gears. I give him a nice little toot from my horn as I pass just to let him know that I was there, and that he's an amazing driver. :norton

    He gets all pissed off and lays on the horn like I was out of line!

    I thought about it a while, and the only conclusion that I can come up with is that he had seen me coming up behind him, and he thought he'd stop in the middle of the road, so that I could pass him--even though we're in a no-passing zone, and there is very poor visibility as traffic could pop over the little hill that we're on. He got angry at me and retaliated w/ his horn because I had been "ungrateful" for him stopping in front of me! :huh

    Well, that's my best guess anyway? :hmmmmm

    GDI
  11. henshao

    henshao Bained

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    Some people respond with anger when they are caught being stupid.
  12. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    That. :thumb

    And being convinced they've every right to their anger makes them most dangerous... and hilarious. :evil
  13. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Not sure whether to put this in the commuting thread (I was commuting) or the douchebag thread (it was an Audi).

    I was coming into work this morning on the CBR (grabbed a CBR250R for while I rebuild the F), and came up to a two-lane on-ramp that merges into one. A third lane splits off to an early exit to the right. I am in the center lane of the three, and will have to merge left in about 300m.

    There is a larger truck in the right lane that has to merge into the center lane, signals on, ok. I can wait for him to make his merge, I'm not in a hurry. Check that. I was not in a hurry until I noticed that the Audi behind him was in a hurry, and wanted to eat my mirror! Yikes.

    I gunned it out of that hole, felt bad about going around the poor truck, but it was better to escape than become breakfast for the stupid Audi. And seriously. I have the Captain America Honda. I'm hi-vis'd out. It's a tiny single screaming at 7K rpm. How the f*ck could he miss me, if that was going to be his excuse?
  14. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    He wasn't interested in missing you.
    YOU were in HIS way. And he of course is more important.

    And he figured since it wasn't a big bike he wouldn't bang up his car much when he ran into you.
  15. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Good point. The GS would have done damage.... :rofl
  16. henshao

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    this should rightfully be enough for a conviction
  17. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    When I lived in Germany, I was shopping for a BMW and my girlfriend (German) thought that was a bit pretentious. Her mom smiled and said "You have to buy a BMW, Mercedes, or an Audi. They have the priority built-in. You'll never have to yield again."

    I bought a Peugeot instead.
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    lmychajluk Long timer

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    There is no way in hell that Audi's are anywhere near as pretentious as BMWs and Mercedes.... Just saying.
  19. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    The only reason I bought an A4 was because I got tired of telling people that I was better then them.:evil
  20. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Der Mercedes Stern: Eingebaute Vorfahrt!!!! :norton
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