Drunk Or Just Dangerous?????

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Weljo, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. Weljo

    Weljo Adventurer

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    This guy almost ran off the road then when he went pass me he was in my lane.Did the same thing with the riders in front of me. When i pulled up next to hime and yelled he pointed to his eyes like he was sleepy or couldn't see. Well as you can see they was no sun in the eyes. He slowed way down then pulled off at the next exit. I think he was drunk it was saturday afternoon.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE1rXHwgbSU
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  2. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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  3. kag

    kag Wander Lust

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    just an asshole
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  4. randyo

    randyo Long timer

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    chasing someone down on the highway is not the smartest idea, bordering on road rage imho
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  5. Badjuju

    Badjuju Biker Billy

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    Agree that he seemed less than competent--for whatever reason--but my question is why did you even hang around in the same 'highway universe' as him? You on a 900# scoot and him in a 2-ton cage = lethal results for you, not the Camaro driver. Best option is to use your brain and your right wrist to put as much distance as possible between you and the problem.
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  6. fastdadio

    fastdadio Still gettin faster

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    Lemme get this straight. So, you and your riding buds got passed up by a drunk guy that couldn't see? :lol3:rofl:lol3 Maybe you should wick it up a bit.
    :freaky
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  7. Flo_Evans

    Flo_Evans Been here awhile

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    Seems to me like your buddy touched the white line 1st, causing him to brake.

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    What is this guy doing? lane splitting?
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  8. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Well remarked.
    Looks like the driver got spooked, then -in a primitive reaction- tried to return the "favor".
    Would be interesting to hear his side of the event.

    A nice example of how blood feuds start.
    And they all end with Romeo and Juliet in a tomb.

    Arrive alive,
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  9. BruceI

    BruceI Been here awhile

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    Everyone has a camera and an axe to grind.
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  10. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    OK, now that's just FUNNY! :poser
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  11. oceansfiftyseven

    oceansfiftyseven Adventurer

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    The driver was initially trying to be safe and show courtesy by backing away from a rider unable to keep his line. You honked at him and possibly gestured as well, totally disrespecting the driver. Then chased him down. In my opinion you are the instigator here and should remove that video. Doesn't make the Camaro drivers reaction right though. If he was having an even worse day this may have ended very badly.
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  12. PalePhase

    PalePhase Humour Noir

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    Uh, nope. :umph Yeah, the rider up ahead was running on the lane divider for a second or two, but the Camaro driver was clearly impaired.*

    *Not necessarily drunk, either. I saw a guy thread his truck between a telephone pole and a guy wire after he left the road going about 60-70 mph. At first I thought he was drunk or stoned, but the fact was that he was hypoglycemic and was having a seizure. To my untrained eye, he appeared to be drunk, but an old guy who had also stopped to help pointed out the partially unwrapped candy bar the guy had dropped before he could get a bite to get some glucose into his brain.
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  13. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Let's see...

    Your guys were riding on the white dotted line, between the middle and left lane... There were barriers on the left side of the left lane. The car driver took this as encroaching/pressuring him... He returned the favor a couple minutes later... You went all vigilante and chased him down.

    Looks like you and a couple riders in front of you were the dicks, and couldn't take what you were dishing out.

    :dunno

    p.s. don't chase down cars on a motorcycle. you're at a disadvantage. in a bunch of ways. this could've had a much different outcome. and, not a good one for you.
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  14. JohnCW

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    Yea, that's how I see it also. Your riding buddy was the one all over the road forcing the driver to take defensive action, and you go and agro him. I don't blame him for demonstrate to your mate who cut him off what it feels like. At no time did he endanger anyone. Every day I face motorists who do far worse things. Bike riders who go around looking for the most trivial reason to be aggressive to motorists give everyone a bad name. That's what you doing, taking the most trivial situation and trying to make out like he nearly killed someone.
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    Oceans, John--

    +1.

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    turbodieseli4i6 Been here awhile

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  17. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    He was "tailgunner" for the parade. Gotta make them cages show respect for "the group".


    :lol3
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    I didn't even see any contact. Quit being such a pussy. :rofl
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  19. Weljo

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    Wrong.... The guy was driving like that as he approached from behind us. I was watching him in my mirror and turned the camera on. He started swerving when the road split. I honked but made no gesture. I chased him down to get his license # but then did want to get his attention.
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  20. farmerstu

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    the guy in the camaro may be a poor driver but the major fault is on you. the guy in front of you is all over the road. center lane where you are is the abslute worst place to be. my choice would be the left lane , at or slightly above the speed of traffic. venture into the center only to pass.
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