That was awkward. . .

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by r60man, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    I have had different bikes from my current Triumph, to past bikes such BMW, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawis and no matter what I get some kind of smack talk. doesn't matter what I'm on, people talk shit! I have friend who only ride Japanese, who only ride Harleys, and then all in between. I ride what I want to ride because it's mine and I'm the one paying for it....so screw them and their opinions!
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  2. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    I'm short and unassuming, but I don't get intimidated either. It messes with a lot of heads. :lol3

    I rarely get messed with by other riders though, and I've never had another surfer give me a hard time either, even in L.A., S.D, and O.C. I have no idea why not, as everybody else with an attitude problem seems to want to try to bully me when they have superior numbers/drunkeness. I've even ridden my DR and my YX600 up to Daytona Bike Week in different years, and everybody that came in contact with me there seemed either friendly or uninterested. Other riders and other surfers seem to leave me well enough alone, for some reason. Maybe I seem like a gun-nut or a Unabomber type to them or something. :evil
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  3. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    Hey Dakez, what do you think about car tires on motorcycles?:clap

    Come on! I mean, if you're going to make a statement like this the least you could do is provide an example...:lol3
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  4. DesertTortoise

    DesertTortoise Freedom Fighter

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    You did right by backing off and letting his friend take care of it. Even without his friend's better judgement intervening the worst he can do (is likely to do) to your bike is knock it over. If he stops with that, then let the police deal with it.

    I carry concealed whenever its legal to do so, but I still wouldn't fight over a dropped bike unless I was in fear of my life.

    Not everything can be avoided but it helps to look around before you enter a situation. If you don't like what you see, keep going down the road till you do.

    Its impossible to reason with a drunk! :freaky
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  5. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    People suck. Pretty much sums it up.
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  6. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    C'mon, don't turn this thread into another gun thread.


    The guy encountered a weirdo, nobody was hurt in the process, shit happens.


    End of story.
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  7. DesertTortoise

    DesertTortoise Freedom Fighter

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    fixed. Now let the debate begin.
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  8. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    I think every body should have an icecream cone.:lol3 The right to keep and bare cones.
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  9. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Any way you look at it, it's a self defense situation. Asshole drunk's going to love you assaulting him with an ice cream cone. Why not a nerf bat? :lol3
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  10. r60man

    r60man Been here awhile

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    I think if you shove the cone in his mouth he will either, like the flavor, get distracted eating the cone and you can go on your way, or he will be lactose intolerant and develop gas and intestinal cramping, which will disable him so you can go. Either way the cone saves your ass. So, how do you keep the ice cream from melting while it is in its holster?:rofl
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  11. joexr

    joexr Banned

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    You could put an eye out with the pointed end of a waffle cone , but you'd need a permit to carry concealed.:rofl
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  12. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Chapter 3 in The gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker

    Distinguished psychiatrist Karl Menninger has said "I don't believe in such a thing as the criminal mind. Everyone's mind is criminal; we're all capable of criminal Fantasies and thoughts"

    In a leter written to Sigmund Freud: "Man has in him the need to hate and destroy" Albert Einstein

    Freud's reply: "Unreservedly"...Human instincts can be divided into two catagories: "those which seek to preserve and unite and those which seek to destroy and kill"

    Modern humans are "the dazed survivors of a continuous 5-million year habit of lethal aggression"
    Richard Wrangham/ Dale Peterson

    :D You did ask. :lol3
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  13. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    But creative!
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  14. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    This story has less to do with bikes than drunk assholes.
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  15. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    glad your ok
    cheers
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  16. melville

    melville Long timer

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    Honest to Christ, right after I got my Airhead a friend told me, "You know, the Harley guys and the Jap bike guys won't give you any trouble."












    I told him, "Yes, they fear my fully extended slide rule."
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  17. Parrothead

    Parrothead Cu Dubh

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    Good book.

    OP, good choice, good on ya. Glad you had the opportunity to avoid further conflict. Don't judge everyone by this dick's behavior, but do keep an open awareness that dicks do happen.


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  18. stripple

    stripple Runnin' Hard

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    I had a similar situation happen to me today at convience store over a parking spot. I unknowingly cut off a guy while pulling into the spot, but he was entering through the exit portion of the lot and I wasn't expecting a car coming from that direction. Dude parked directly behind me and jumped out of his car and was coming at me pretty fast. I put up my hands and said "stop, bad idea". He looked me in the eye and knew that it was not going to work out. He just turned around and muttered some choice words under his breath and drove away.

    Ok, at the risk of sounding like a dork, I can fight like Forest Gump runs.:D I have earned four black belts and trained and competed in martial arts for over 20 years now. I make my living as a MA teacher, and have now for 12 years. I can't turn a wrench, or build a damned thing to save my life. But, the language of fighting is fluent to me. I love to train, and honestly I love to fight. Not on the street with knuckleheaded tough guys, but in the gym with other martial artists, in a competitive and respectful way. There have been a few times in my life when a shithead tough guy starts trouble with me or someone around me who isn't able to defend themselves. I always try to de-escalate, and I physically engage when no other option is available. Each time it's been over in less than 5 seconds. Way less.:lol3 There's a lot of really tough dudes in this world, I am by no means claiming to be anywhere near the top of that heap. I'm just a little dude, 5ft 9in around 170lbs, but when the shit hits the fan my brain turns off and my body does what is very natural. A good martial artist has a plan A,B,C,D,E, ect. ect...

    Ok, I'm not saying all this to brag(well maybe a little :D) I'm saying this to try and promote the value of good training. We all need exercise. I feel that a great way to get it is to train in some sort of MA. It doesn't need to be rough or violent, and a good smart instructor won't run their school that way. The beauty of training is that you usually don't ever have to use it. When a shithead like the one who approached you about your bike starts in, generally a look into your eyes is all he needs to let him know that you aren't the best choice for a victim. We humans have a very strong threat assessment built into our brains, and it generally works in the background without us knowing. When a potential bully type looks into my eyes, he sees more than what is on the surface. He subconsciously chooses to drop it.


    I wish that way more people in this world trained. I guarantee that the world would be a whole lot more peaceful.:wink:
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  19. toy4fun

    toy4fun GET out of the way

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    To the thread creator........hold pump hose and point at bad guy.....pull trigger and saturate person with gas....wait to see what happens.:rofl
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  20. toy4fun

    toy4fun GET out of the way

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    Seriously. I had the same thing happen I just told the guy my Harley was in the shop and I had to ride th back up. Harley riders understand this and usually feel your pain.
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