Dude, lighten up! Anger issues?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Andyvh1959, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Sometimes communication over the internet is hard.

    I have enough problems communicating in a loud environment wearing this damn mask, never mind communicating with someone I never met.

    So much of communication isn't just the words.
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  2. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air.

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    I too often find myself with a turn signal on and think, "This is what will ultimately get me killed."
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  3. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    Yeah. Everyone complained when either Harley or BMW had buttons you had to hold, but you couldn't leave them on. I need a bigass yellow LED in my face on the panel to realize the signal is on. Maybe hook up a back up beeper to 'em. :lol2
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  4. drrod1

    drrod1 Long timer

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    I am bad for this as well. Try as I might to remember, I often get a reminder from a riding buddy.
    I am in the process of hooking up an LED light that is more within eyesight than the blinker lites.
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  5. GravelRider

    GravelRider AKA max384 Supporter

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    I must push the button to turn off my turn signals at least a hundred times every single time I ride. It's a bit of an OCD habit now...
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  6. AwDang

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    If ya don’t use the blinkers, ya can’t leave them on :)
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    wb57 Long timer

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    Yeah, but then some chaps-wearing accountant waves his .380 in your face while heading to the nearest "scooter bar" on his Road Pig.
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  8. AwDang

    AwDang Enabler

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    Drop a gear and disappear...... :)
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  9. GravelRider

    GravelRider AKA max384 Supporter

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    What if I'm on my WR250R? :muutt
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  10. AwDang

    AwDang Enabler

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    They say those Road Pigs can’t do gravel. So you should be ok
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  11. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen Supporter

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    Didn't think of the alternate outcome. Dad freaks out because the asswipe off the bike is waving a gun at his family, threatening his family, and he pulls out his legal (in Wisconsin, open carry and concealed carry by permit are legal) handgun and drops the guy. Biker dude could have been waving an empty gun, but who knows these days. In fact, HE is lucky he didn't get offed on the spot. At most dad "might" have gotten manslaughter. But then the dude's family could have sued for wrongful death in civil court, and won some amount of settlement. All because of a moment lapse about a directional and a gun.

    People just need to chill a LOT more.
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  12. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    This... pulling a gun, and NOT using it can get you shot real fast. I know guys that can draw and fire in about 1.2 seconds. Stupid game to play.
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  13. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    The entire purpose of the turn signal is an act of consideration to others, which is why it's use is declining. It serves the user no benefit except in those situations where the user is trying to notify other drivers of their intention to place their vehicle in a space that requires the signaled driver to take some sort of action to accommodate the signaling driver. And it's during these times that you can observe the mental anguish that these people go through as they are forced search for and move the long neglected lever left of their steering wheel.

    Whether it's being distracted by other things going on in the car, being lazy, a display of arrogance/insecurity, or just the increase in selfishness occurring in our society people generally aren't considering other people when driving. I am sure the decrease in frequency of turn signal use among a population is inversely proportional to the increase in the number of people driving big, loud jacked up pick up trucks with the later scenario being a reflection on societal values, less than what type of vehicles are on the road.
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  14. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen Supporter

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    I think its also that people are getting less and less involved in the activity of accurately driving a vehicle. Unfortunately, as soon as autonomous cars are common a LOT of people will jump to them because they don't want to be mentally involved in controlling a vehicle. Which, to me is scary when the system either fails or cannot accurately control or position the vehicle and the person at the wheel must suddenly take over control.

    Perhaps autonomous cars will return common courtesy to the roads? Things like proper spacing, proper signaling, proper lane placement in prep for an entrance or exit from the highway, perhaps even proper merging techniques?
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    I drive a full size pickup and have for the last 35 years or so. It's normal height and not real loud and I always use my turn signals, unless there's no one around to see them.
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    I work on computers and know how frequently they break. Autonomous vehicles scare the fuck out of me.
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  17. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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    The rider is a dumbass. On the other hand, the family now knows to turn on their blinkers very very scrupulously.
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  18. liberpolly

    liberpolly Lazy rider

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    Dude, I test rode some old Honda with a buzzer turn signal (I think it was 550 from the late 70s) and it was annoying like hell! No thanks.
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  19. ddavidv

    ddavidv The reason we can't have nice things

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    If it doesn't have turn signals you can't leave them on.
    My 1964 Interceptor should be a real hoot, relying on hand signals nobody today understands.
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  20. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades... Super Supporter

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    It was kind of a joke. I remember those bikes too. Really interesting when the rider still forgot to turn off the signal...
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