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Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by jamin_mathis, May 13, 2010.

  1. devo2002

    devo2002 -Devo

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  2. theGrinch

    theGrinch SNF Dream Riders

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  3. devo2002

    devo2002 -Devo

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    Would suck if an attempted manslaughter turns into a felony for him fleeing the scene of an accident. Then again, he kicked a car while on the highway...
  4. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad Former World's Foremost Authority

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    I drive that section of Hwy 14 all the time and those idiots commuting into LA from the High Desert are extremely aggressive with a lot of jerks who think nothing about hacking someone. So a Jerk in cage crossed a double double yellow and hacked the bagger. Bagger got pissed, pulled along side and kicked the cage's door. The Cager immediately swerved into the bagger trying to put the Bagger into the center divider, but his quick knee jerk reaction cause him to over correct, lose control, and put himself into the center divider. After bouncing off the center divider he crossed lanes and hit the Caddy pickup. Bagger obviously felt that the cage's dumb ass move hitting the center divider had nothing to do with him so he kept going.

    One of the local TV station's dumb shit reporter seemed to think that the Bagger's kick has enough mass and momentum to upset the car causing it to crash. WAFJ The ass hole in the cage should get arrested for attempted murder.
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  5. theGrinch

    theGrinch SNF Dream Riders

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    IMO both those A holes should have their driving privilege taken away.

    Road rage is out of control in the slowCal. plus all the stupid/phone distracted drivers it's a deathtrap out there.
  6. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    if you side with the car and think the motorcyclist is at fault, you don't ever ride on the freeway or streets of L.A. County.
    road rage and aggressive driving has hit an all time high in recent years and motorcyclists have had enough. that's why most motorcyclists i know ride with their GoPro on at all times.
    i have kicked cars, broken mirrors, and pegged them with used spark plugs in retaliation to road raged cagers.
    i won't sit back and allow aggressive assholes that try to kill motorcyclists.
    but i would never kick a car at speeds like that.
    you need to know when and where to do what you have to do. and have an exit.
  7. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    There obviously is a lot more to what led up to this and the bike rider should have stopped, even if he did not initiate the altercation. I lost a good friend who let his emotions get the best of him and lost. Its just not worth it.

    Really think they need to make the fines a hell of a lot higher for distracted driving- Its not safe for anyone these days.

    Ride safe - Ride smart
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  8. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Agreed there is way more to the story that led up to the incident, my first question is why is the motorcycle on drivers side in the carpool lane.
  9. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Couldn't be said better ... as someone who commutes the 405 on a bike everyday and as a former linebacker with a volcanic temper response, I've learned to just be constantly in defensive mode, anticipate the idiot move, get by or around them and let it go. Losing your life; be it by vehicle, by some asshole with a gun, or going to jail for what you did in retaliation ... isn't worth it.

    We can all agree that the "bagger' in the vid has great reflexes and quick reaction skills that will no doubt help him while he is in Chino State Pen.
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  10. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    The texting is the worst. I'll probly get myself shot for honking at people to put their fucking phone down and DRIVE.
    For the most part I find the majority of drivers more than accommodating for us riders. Surely there's always an exception!
    My commute is about 5 miles. :-)
  11. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    LA Times has an interview with the guy who took the video, what happened before video starts

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-road-rage-video-santa-clarita-20170623-story.html

    In an interview with The Times on Friday, Chris Traber, 47, of Santa Clarita, said both men appeared to play a role in the harrowing incident.

    It was about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday when Traber was in the passenger seat of his coworker’s car as they drove to work at a utility company in Burbank. They were headed southbound on the 14 Freeway, and driving in the No. 1 lane, when the man on a Harley Davidson-type motorcycle passed them on the left, riding close to the double-yellow lines that separate the general traffic lanes from the HOV lanes.

    About 150 feet ahead was a Nissan sedan driving in the HOV lane, Traber said. Just as the motorcyclist was passing the sedan on the right-hand side, the sedan tried to exit the carpool lane and enter the No. 1 lane. That’s when the car bumped the bike.

    “I’m sure he didn’t see the motorcyclist,” Traber said of the driver. “He scared the living daylights out of the motorcyclist. He almost went down. That guy can really handle his bike.”

    Traber said that after the motorcyclist regained control, he pulled up to the car’s passenger door and began gesturing at the driver. Traber said he appeared to be saying something too, but Traber couldn’t hear him. He said he figured the biker was “saying something like, hey, you almost hit me! Watch out!”

    Traber said it looked as though the driver was yelling something back at the biker, and that it didn’t help matters, because that’s when the motorcyclist started kicking the passenger door.

    “I said, ‘Wow, man, something’s going to happen. I gotta get this,’” Traber said. “So I grab my phone and started recording.”

    The motorcyclist then swooped behind the sedan, pulled up along the driver side and kicked the car again, Traber said. In a flash, the driver of the sedan swerved hard left and sideswiped the motorcyclist, almost sending him barreling into a concrete freeway divider, he said.

    “As you can see, he lost control after doing that,” Traber said of the driver.

    The video captured the chaos that ensued. After bumping the motorcyclist, the car swerved right, and then left, and collided with the concrete divider in a shower of sparks and flame. The car then ricocheted off the divider, veered across the freeway and slammed into a Cadillac truck, flipping it over onto its roof.

    The motorcyclist, meanwhile, had slowed down and managed to avoid the bumper, glass and debris from the sedan’s crash and rode off. Traber said he and his coworker, along with a handful of other drivers, stopped to help.

    Bystanders pulled the truck’s driver, an elderly man, out of the truck and helped him to the side of the freeway, Traber said. The driver of the sedan was apologizing to the man profusely, he said. The driver of the truck was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, the CHP said.

    The CHP is handling the investigation and did not cite the driver of the sedan. Investigators need to interview the motorcyclist to get the whole story before any decisions are made, officials said. The case is now considered a hit-and-run.
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  12. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    “This is what happens when you lose control.”

    And what they teach for gun permits are techniques for 'de-escalation'. One of them is 'walk away'. In this case, ride away. People are nukin-futz. :loco
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  13. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    are you fucking kidding me??? the car rammed the motorcyclist. AND side swiped a truck. that's a reason to cite right there.

    and he should be apologizing to the man in the truck. it's his fault for hitting the truck.

    if anyone wants to talk about de-escalating a situation, the driver of this car should have done this or he wouldn't have hit a motorcyclist AND a truck.
  14. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    @ErikMotoMan was rear-ended on the 405 in the carpool lane, by a car that was hit from behind by a third vehicle that was driven by a girl, by herself in the car, texting on her phone, and did not notice everyone was stopping. Totaled his bike and broke his leg, and likely would have killed him were it not for his 'air-bag vest' thingie.
    DRIVER WAS NOT SITED. I mean WTF?!?


    The fuckhead's car is the black one in the back...up on the median/k-rail.
    More story here if anyone is interested. Moral of the story...split EVERYTHING. :bluduh
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/rear-ended-broken-femur-totaled-gsw.1214740/


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  15. TemeculaTim

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    ... a five mile commute? dang.... :dirtdog
  16. Davethestick

    Davethestick Been here awhile

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    That is my worst nightmare^^^
  17. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    I cant get to my mailbox in 5 minutes .:lol3
  18. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    Bring this one back from the dead but both the car and bike are morons.

    Anyway its too damn hot to do anything. Trying some new gearing on the TE125 and getting her set up for desert season. Tall seat and 4.1 tank coming soon poor little bike, think I might keep a top end on standby
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  19. RAZR

    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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    been riding every weekend. start early. end early. or head to the mountains! :deal

    and a 4.1 gallon tank on a 125?
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  20. TemeculaTim

    TemeculaTim Timiteo Viejo

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    Joined some friends down in the desert Saturday night to do some night riding on the full moon. Rode from 9:00 pm to 2:30 am and had a great time. Felt like crap yesterday :lol3 - but was worth it:clap
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