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Old 03-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #46
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:41 AM   #47
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I won't say that I don't ride standing on the pegs, cause I do when I need to stretch. Then I make sure no one is tailgating me because when I am standing I can't see in the mirrors and tell what is going on behind me. It might be a suitable way to get tailgaters to back off, but you are loosing visibility behind you.
Just slow down and politely wave them past. Makes 'em feel small.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #48
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Posted speed limit doesn't matter to the one behind you. You're still too slow.

I said "pull over", not "slow down" or "brake check" or "turn around" or "be an asshat in some other way".

Great, really great, you're sooooo grown up... You get what you give.
Thanks Mom. You get what you give? Excuse me but I was the one minding my own business, respecting the person in front of me by spacing properly until some doucher wanted to check my dashboard farkles from behind. By chance, were you driving a green minivan yesterday?

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road rage is not the answer for tailgaters, your a moron
*You're* If you're going to insult me, at least be a proper asshole and use proper grammar so you don't fuel me to insult you back.

Maybe it's getting into the weeds but when I encounter turds like the one from yesterday, it leads me to believe that one day, they do end up taking a biker out because they fail to abide by proper techniques.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:41 PM   #49
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:45 PM   #50
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:45 PM   #51
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No room for a shovel by I do keep my 9mm Austrian friend tucked in my jacket.

However, I'm not that psychotic.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:51 PM   #52
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As for the "road rage" accusations- When someone is acting in an unsafe manner, and you have no recourse, would that not constitute self preservation at that point?
Self preservation = letting them pass you... NOT escalating things by committing assault.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #53
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That one was pretty good. It started to get weird when we went to his apartment, though.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:20 PM   #54
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I've heard of throwing rocks, ball bearings, spark plugs, and now pennies, over the shoulder to back off tailgaters. Does it occur to these folks how vulnerable they really are on a moto? However fast they can ride, they still risk having a raging driver behind them in a multi-ton killing machine.

I don't carry a whip on my handlebar, and I'm a right-handed shooter, so that isn't gonna work for me either ( I doubt I'd be a very effective shot anyway, while trying to ride a bike). This kinda stuff reminds me of an old video game Road Rash.

I've never had luck speeding up, as the cars always catch up on the straights. If I can't get over to let them by, I've had luck simply waving them back. Often they don't realize how close they really are.

Pissing someone off and risking an escalation is the last thing I want out on the road. Too many instances of average folks killing each other. A while back, a small incident escalated to a point where one guy killed another with a crossbow, of all things, while the dead/dying guy's kid sat in the front seat watching. Both people were average, 9to5 family people whose tempers got the best of them. So go ahead and be a penny-chucking badass if you want to be.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:44 PM   #55
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3) Do some apparently random turns/swerves across your lane and back. Wakes them up and makes them think you're crazy/unpredictable.

That's what I do and it has always worked.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:01 AM   #56
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Thanks Mom. You get what you give? Excuse me but I was the one minding my own business, respecting the person in front of me
Sure, if to you "minding your own business and respecting others" means:

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I slowed down to 30 ... I brake checked the guy ... I turned around to gesture "back off cock-face" ... He eventually passed me ... so I matched him to be a dick and keep him in the opposite lane ... I then proceeded to tailgate him.
Laughable!
Man, for the safety of us all, visit a safety management therapist!
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:08 AM   #57
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Sure, if to you "minding your own business and respecting others" means:



Laughable!
Man, for the safety of us all, visit a safety management therapist!
anger management is probably more appropriate
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:57 AM   #58
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Sure, if to you "minding your own business and respecting others" means:

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I slowed down to 30 ... I brake checked the guy ... I turned around to gesture "back off cock-face" ... He eventually passed me ... so I matched him to be a dick and keep him in the opposite lane ... I then proceeded to tailgate him.
Laughable!
Man, for the safety of us all, visit a safety management therapist!
Way to misconstrue my response by paraphrasing my post. You must be in politics.

If you "get what you give" and I returned the incident by tailgating the van, is he not receiving what he gave to me?

If I slow down to 30 on a four lane road while there was absolutely no traffic in the other lane and the guy continues to ride my tail, something is up.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #59
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It amazes me how many people admit to road rage and throwing things at other vehicles. Throwing a penny at the wrong person could end very badly for you. The same goes for brake checking, say you brake check and the daydreaming car behind you runs you over? Is it still a moral victory? I find that just giving a dirty look works quite well. Turn around look at your tail then look at them, they will get the hint.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:15 AM   #60
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anger management is probably more appropriate
Yeah, was a typo. But I think rbmgf7 would refuse to understand even if I didn't get muddled. Look how he still clings to that childish "the other one took my toy away first".
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