Fraidy Cat?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by bbrz, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. orangebear

    orangebear Long timer

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    I filter all the time as in the uk as they are pro filtering but you still get some one who will try to block the road.
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  2. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    How, exactly, is someone on a motorcycle affecting some suburbanite douchebag in an Escalade when they filter through traffic? Am I taking up their space? Am I, omigosh, putting them two car lengths back in the parking lot they stick themselves into everyday?

    NO!

    I am not affecting them in no way whatsoever, I am just going about my own business. But their poor little ego's are hurt in the mangina, so they have to be a douchebag, because they think they can get away with it.
    THEY choose to inflect themselves into MY business, because their drone lives are so beholden to others they feel emasculated. Castrated even, with their SUV payments, mortgage payments, card payments...payments everywhere. And two hours a day they clog the roadways with their commute, because THEY rather live in a cookie cutter McMansion in the hot development area.

    Good for them. They made their choice...my choice is simply to pass them by and not be a part of it. THEY decide to make me a part of it, by thinking they are still anonymous in their rolling rec room. Oh, and if I take a $600 mirror off for their trouble...fuck them.
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  3. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Oh, and to answer your question, yes.
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  4. anotherguy

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    Vigilantism is illegal. Enforcing the law is the job of law enforcement personnel. Attempting (illegally) to enforce the law with a 3000+ lb vehicle is attempted manslaughter at the least.

    Just how do you assault someone safely with an Escalade? You're delusional.

    And if you're going to "penalize" me for my "illegal activities" be prepared for the illegal response. A good (my) lawyer will get me out in time enough to watch Monday Night Football. The system is broken. And I'll take every advantage of that.
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  5. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    Since you don't really know who you're blocking, it's best to just let them by, whether splitting or passing.
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  6. windmill

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    IMO, positioning a vehicle to discourage illegal passing is not the same as vigilante justice where someone swerves at or tries to run someone off the road. I see it done every day at busy freeway merges where a few drivers always try to jump the merge messing up the flow for everyone else.

    Everything we do affects others, if we decide to grant ourselves special privlages we should be willing to accept what goes with it.

    If we decide to act like an ass, we should expect to be treated like an ass.
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  7. anotherguy

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    I love you guys who think behaving like a saint will change others views on motorcyclists. Interposing a 2 ton vehicle in my way when I'm riding is assault in my book. And that's the only book I worry about.

    If I were to look in the right place I'm sure I'd see people smoking crack every day. Doesn't change the effects of smoking crack. Applying false logic to justify one's erroneous "feelings" is simply subterfuge by the obtuse. Transparent.
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  8. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    Back to plugging the hole in the dyke's thought processes ... :huh

    Did anyone take down the plate number and report this to the authorities as an incident of road rage?

    Most states encourage calls about this, regardless of the circumstances that led up to it.

    Someone who lets this sort of thing get to them enough to affect safety, and feels a need to pull over and yell at people, should at least have a running tally somewhere so that when they do actually cause an injury there is some record of prior instances of this behavior.

    At the very least call and report it with a description of where it happened, of the driver, and of the car. Having multiple witnesses call would be even better.

    Having it on GoPro and posted to YouTube would be the best ... :lol3
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  9. anotherguy

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    In Maryland there's an aggressive driver program where following closely,running red lights,passing on the left or even flashing headlamps leads to a citation. A rather hefty citation to the tune of 5 points,possible 6 months incarceration and $1000 fine.
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  10. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Passing on the left? Flashing lights? That's kind of overkill.
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  11. windmill

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    My point wasn't about debating the lesser of 2 evils, wrong is wrong. Its about taking responsibility for ones choices.

    If you decide to pass a car doing significantly under the limit in a no passing zone and they try to run you off the road, your a victim and have my sympathy.

    If you do it on such a regular basis that you know for certain that you will have negative encounters on an "almost weekly" basis, and continue to do so, then whine about it online, you're an "idot" who deserves no sympathy.

    It's called natural selection, stupid is supposed to hurt.
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  12. anotherguy

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    So what do you take for the pain?
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  13. zerohype

    zerohype Been here awhile

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl
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  14. windmill

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    I think a slap up side the head is the usual cure.
    But I figured that out a long time ago, others seem to be slow learner's:evil
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  15. Center-stand

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    Yes the tag # was taken, whether or not it was reported, I don't know.

    ..
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  16. scootrboi

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    All those stuffed animals bungeed to the back seat rails. All those years. Wasted.
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  17. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    :lol3
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