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Old 03-18-2013, 06:56 PM   #76
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Hey when you truly feel your life is threatened, in a situation like that it is near impossible to control your temper. You go into either fight or flight mode, and she really forced the fight. I wouldn't feel bad at all, a piece of excrement that would risk someone else's life like that gets what they deserve. I'd say she got off pretty lightly considering what she did to you.
Just be careful in the future though. I got chased down the freeway at triple digit speeds (in my cage) with a guy pointing a gun at me years ago. He did something similar to what you described and when I expressed my displeasure, he pulled out that gun and started waving it around. This was before cel phones, and I just had to out-drive him (his car was faster than my truck unfortunately). Scary shit though! Just too many nut cases out there these days.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #77
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Do you guys realize how fucking stupid you sound? You come across like two mouthy little punks puffing up in a yelling match, but each afraid to actually throw the first punch.
Are you the pot or the kettle? Its OK for you to loose your temper but no one else?

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I can be so freaking stupid at times.

Today I lost it and went on a door kicking, mirror whacking window pounding rampage after a fat slob of a subhuman damned near ran me over (intentionally and laughing about it while doing it...)

Not that this really matters or that this has any purpose, I'm still pissed (as the driver and myself) and just need to vent.
At least we didn't pound on stuff, kick things and break shit. I went on that text rant after that dumb ass made a stupid remark regarding my experience at damn near getting run into a ditch. For that I apologize for stooping down to his intellectual level.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #78
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Are you the pot or the kettle? Its OK for you to loose your temper but no one else?



At least we didn't pound on stuff, kick things and break shit. I went on that text rant after that dumb ass made a stupid remark regarding my experience at damn near getting run into a ditch. For that I apologize for stooping down to his intellectual level.

Oh hell, I'm probably one of the biggest idiot/assholes that I know, it's just that it's irritating listening to someone else play the part.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:06 AM   #79
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Hey when you truly feel your life is threatened, in a situation like that it is near impossible to control your temper. You go into either fight or flight mode, and she really forced the fight. I wouldn't feel bad at all, a piece of excrement that would risk someone else's life like that gets what they deserve. I'd say she got off pretty lightly considering what she did to you.
Just be careful in the future though. I got chased down the freeway at triple digit speeds (in my cage) with a guy pointing a gun at me years ago. He did something similar to what you described and when I expressed my displeasure, he pulled out that gun and started waving it around. This was before cel phones, and I just had to out-drive him (his car was faster than my truck unfortunately). Scary shit though! Just too many nut cases out there these days.
ya gotta wonder how threatened are we really?

Think about it: we're more maneuverable than a car, we're faster than most cars, fit places they don't, etc.

If you feel your life is threatened and react accordingly, you've given up on all the other options available to a MC rider.

Its really no different than 'I had to lay 'er down.' You've given up all the other options for the least effective method of 'crash avoidance.' ...or in this case road rage avoidance.

When elephants are dancing, the mouse better get out of the way.

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #80
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ya gotta wonder how threatened are we really?

Think about it: we're more maneuverable than a car, we're faster than most cars, fit places they don't, etc.

If you feel your life is threatened and react accordingly, you've given up on all the other options available to a MC rider.

Its really no different than 'I had to lay 'er down.' You've given up all the other options for the least effective method of 'crash avoidance.' ...or in this case road rage avoidance.

When elephants are dancing, the mouse better get out of the way.

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Yeah, but I ride a Ural, unless the troublemaker is in a VW bus or loaded U-haul I'm not outrunning or out maneuvering them.
On the plus side, for whatever reason it seems nobody messes with sidecar rigs. About the only time I get a tailgater or someone crowding me is because they are trying to take a picture.

It does help a lot that I don't ride like a aggressive jerk or a rolling road block. I am assertive and, won't assist someone to do something dangerous or illegal, but never try to influence what others are doing.

Having good situational awareness, reasonable expectations, and a decent attitude works wounders for preventing incidents in the first place. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:38 AM   #81
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I got chased down the freeway at triple digit speeds (in my cage) with a guy pointing a gun at me years ago. He did something similar to what you described and when I expressed my displeasure, he pulled out that gun and started waving it around. [/QUOTE]

This story is what I need to keep in mind the next time I feel the need to settle a score with a cager who's out for some entertainment at my expense.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:23 AM   #82
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I used to race everything that I could get my hands on, and have broken many bones (including my back). I have had to tone down my fierce intensity in order to live with myself. I am 40 years old now, I have 2 kids, I want to be around for grandkids some day. I lost my driver's license over an extra special combination of speeding tickets when I was 21. Now my wife makes fun of me for driving like a grandma some times. It is not my nature, but I am trying to be cool like the Fonz. When I am successful, I find that I am much happier at the end of the day.

Thats me, 63 broken bones, but now 57, grandkids, lost my licence 7 times in four states, mostly speeding. I'm much more relaxed now, some of because I am old and have to be.

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:40 AM   #83
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Yeah, but I ride a Ural, unless the troublemaker is in a VW bus or loaded U-haul I'm not outrunning or out maneuvering them.
And outrunning/maneuvering the Kombi on the Ural is still suspect. I will give you the U-Haul though.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:01 PM   #84
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Having been riding only 6 months, out running people, lane spitting or anything other than stopping or turning around and heading back the way I came is out.

Traffic here in Atlanta sucks big time and there are plenty of Jack Asses.

Using an IPhone mounted to the bar to nav I can take a photo or video of the tag and or driver pretty easy depending on the situation.

On the other hand it's totally legal to open carry in GA if you have a Georgia Weapons License. I used to carry concealed on the bike but now keep my G26 right out in the open.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:54 PM   #85
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I suppose everyone who rides (or drives much) has stuff happen to them.
I tend to laugh at it, smile and wave, I always see it coming, the people lane changing into you, tailgaters, people that do not yield, people passing on the right.

A few times, after a really bone head move, I have followed people well back, for a long time, sometimes to their house, then I turn around and leave.
That freaks people out quite a bit, yet it breaks no laws.

I think its a lot better to smile and crack a joke, that makes them the asshole and you a nice guy, and its hard to react to that.

A few times, someone changed lanes into me, but I saw it coming and I had plenty of room between the barrier and their car so I just moved over and rode next to their door, smiled and waved, like lets share...then I pulled in front and back into the lane. I ride a little nimble bike and its hard for them to get me.
If they do finally get me, then I might get up and pound on something/someone, but even that would be wrong, i figure its my job to dodge the fools. Its been working for 40 years so far.

I ride for fun and do not need to get angry about stupid stuff.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:04 AM   #86
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And outrunning/maneuvering the Kombi on the Ural is still suspect. I will give you the U-Haul though.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #87
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Cool2 People are stupid! and they all think they are right

Had a similar event in my Pickup the other day. Semi from a KC trucking company on I-70 the other day that intentionally pushed me onto the shoulder. A line of cars was passing him, when he put signal to go into a restricted lane. I was the last vehicle in the line and I was behind him when the signal came on, but I did not slow to let him out and I guess this pissed him off. As I got close to the cab he swerved over to left pushing me onto the shoulder. I stayed in the gas and when I got to the cab window, I flipped him off and he made a crying gesture and laughed. I called his company and they said they would take of it. Then I called the MO HP and they said if they could find the truck they would stop him and cite him, but since there was no contact the only thing they could cite him for was Careless and Imprudent and I would have to testify if it went to court. Have not heard anything yet, called his company back to let them know that the HP was looking for him and the dispatcher said the driver disagreed with my version and would be happy to talk to the HP. Will see! If he had not made the hand gestures I would have let his lame attempt of intimidation go as just another asshole on the road.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:05 AM   #88
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Man, this thread really rings true for me. And non-riders don't seem to understand when I tell them this kind of story. I know that as a regular rider, I am used to those people who almost hit me or pull out in front or whatever and it is unintentional. They're not even a big deal and are usually avoided well in advance nowadays. But that guy who JUST TRIED TO KILL ME? I feel that rage. I have followed folks with every intention of getting violent but fortunately for me, I guess, I come to my semses relatively quickly and let them go on or I turn off the road. Seems like these things mostly happened on my commute to work, so I was already riding with a purpose that day. Thankfully, I have moved and my commute is not nearly as bad now. I don't think I've seen that kind of driver in several years.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:43 AM   #89
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Had a similar event in my Pickup the other day. Semi from a KC trucking company on I-70 the other day that intentionally pushed me onto the shoulder. A line of cars was passing him, when he put signal to go into a restricted lane. I was the last vehicle in the line and I was behind him when the signal came on, but I did not slow to let him out and I guess this pissed him off. As I got close to the cab he swerved over to left pushing me onto the shoulder. I stayed in the gas and when I got to the cab window, I flipped him off and he made a crying gesture and laughed. I called his company and they said they would take of it. Then I called the MO HP and they said if they could find the truck they would stop him and cite him, but since there was no contact the only thing they could cite him for was Careless and Imprudent and I would have to testify if it went to court. Have not heard anything yet, called his company back to let them know that the HP was looking for him and the dispatcher said the driver disagreed with my version and would be happy to talk to the HP. Will see! If he had not made the hand gestures I would have let his lame attempt of intimidation go as just another asshole on the road.
Don't pass trucks on the right.

Fleet trucks are turds. No way in %^&* were his mirrors in good working order.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:24 AM   #90
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Don't pass trucks on the right.

Fleet trucks are turds. No way in %^&* were his mirrors in good working order.
He wasn't passing on the right.
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