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Old 07-27-2014, 05:11 PM   #4876
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I really just don't get it.

Would you do to a family member what you're doing to me? If the answer's no, then why do it?!

I've never met you and I like you more than most of my family.
I'd probably try to clip them with the mirror
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:28 PM   #4877
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Good job. Too bad this has to sound like the exception rather than the rule. Oh sure...many will slow down and not put themselves or anyone else in danger but then, they'll bitch about it afterwards..

Thanks for the kudos, but I'm just doing what I am supposed to be doing.

I'm trying to be a role model as an adult and that includes my driving. I'm doing my best to raise an independent, positive contributor to our society.

And, it isn't hard for me to share the road.

Be the change you want to see.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:13 PM   #4878
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Was that directed at one of us or a rant toward drivers you dealt with recently?
Generic rant

I've only met BWalsh and Ridge from this thread so far

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Old 07-28-2014, 06:24 AM   #4879
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Would you do to a family member what you're doing to me? If the answer's no, then why do it?!
Last week on a 1 mile section of shoulderless, straight road (40 mph speed limit) that is marked for passing in both directions, a car pulled out to pass me. I was riding approx 2' from the white line.

Problem? Three cars approaching in the oncoming lane (nothing behind them), the passing driver passed anyway. First car swerved and dropped right side wheels off the pavement, second car swerved completely off the road and nearly lost control in the ditch. The passing driver was back in lane as the third car went past and then it was about 2 minutes before another car.

To beat all, it happened on the Army base I work on. I ride approx 5000 miles/year on the base so it's no surprise that is where most of my close calls have been (put in the ditch once and numerous close passes).

I've caught up to these drivers a few times (although not this time) and calmly explained that my wife and kids would be very upset if they witnessed the manner of close passing. I usually ask the driver if they would pass their family member that closely (never got an answer). I'm usually met with some form of the tired argument that I shouldn't be on the road (or some other imaginary infraction). A few times I got an apology.

Regardless of what we think of the riding/driving habits of the other road users, simple courtesy goes a long way (applies to all road users of course).
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:17 PM   #4880
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:20 PM   #4881
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That's what happens when you make an unannounced u-turn. Don't make unannounced u-turns.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:36 PM   #4882
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Damn, do you have a link to the video?
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:53 AM   #4883
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Motorcyclist passed too closely rather than allowed the cyclist the whole lane? That hill is obviously too hard to ride in a straight line.

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Old 07-29-2014, 05:04 AM   #4884
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Motorcyclist passed too closely rather than allowed the cyclist the whole lane? That hill is obviously too hard to ride in a straight line.
Won't know because the video doesn't show the start.

Can only guess that the bicycle rider stopped for some reason and was ziging to get started. Why he did not hear the traffic coming and not wait for it to pass? Fail.

Motorcycle rider does not look to be slowing down - no brake? And why go towards the front of a moving vehicle instead of the back? Fail.

Two wrongs making ? In any case
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:01 AM   #4885
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That's what happens when you make an unannounced u-turn. Don't make unannounced u-turns.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:49 AM   #4886
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Generic rant

I've only met BWalsh and Ridge from this thread so far

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Damn, sorry to hear that.

This thread may very well never end. It reminds me of the movie "Ground hog day".
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:09 AM   #4887
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Threads are meant to end?
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:45 AM   #4888
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Threads are meant to end?
NNNNoooooooooooooooooooooo
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:45 AM   #4889
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Threads are meant to end?
Back about page 40 Gummee said this thread may reach 100 pages and an inmate jumped his shit for saying so. Wheres that FF now?

But its exactly like ground hog day. The same arguments get played over and over like a broken record. Skipping CD for the younger generation.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:06 PM   #4890
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Back about page 40 Gummee said this thread may reach 100 pages and an inmate jumped his shit for saying so. Wheres that FF now?

But its exactly like ground hog day. The same arguments get played over and over like a broken record. Skipping CD for the younger generation.
Motos have the same problem: 2nd class citizens on the road yet here we are again and again and again

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