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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Road Rage... biker lost

Yesterday coming home from the beach on a major highway I watched a guy on a bike go at it with an suv. Both blew buy me about a half mile down I saw the guy on the bike picking up his bike on the shoulder he was fine. I didnít see him go down. I was on the far lane and couldnít stop. I couldnít believe he wasnít toast. It happened pretty fast it didnít look like the biker was trying to evade at one point he was behind the suv trying to pass ???Called 911 and tried finding the prick in the suv. I just donít understand why anyone on a bike would go head to head w a jerkoff on 4 wheels. Let it go man ride to see another day.


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Yesterday coming home from the beach on a major highway I watched a guy on a bike go at it with an suv. Both blew buy me about a half mile down I saw the guy on the bike picking up his bike on the shoulder he was fine. I didnít see him go down. I was on the far lane and couldnít stop. I couldnít believe he wasnít toast. It happened pretty fast it didnít look like the biker was trying to evade at one point he was behind the suv trying to pass ???Called 911 and tried finding the prick in the suv. I just donít understand why anyone on a bike would go head to head w a jerkoff on 4 wheels. Let it go man ride to see another day.


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interesting stuff--I see it too
I saw a pretty good back and forth last week and not sure how it started but the biker was being a real dick
Im a long term biker and know cars do stupid things
But I also see bikers always defend other bikers and jump to conclusion that the car was wrong
not saying that was issue you witnessed
but just on my mind that lots of bikers are dicks too and reckless etc
I try not to tangle with folks--you never know who will run you over or pull out a gun these days
I just stay away from vehicles or situations as much as possible--its lose lose--IMHO
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Agreed some bikers are dicks think they own the road. Weíve all seen them. Even so you gotta be a bigger dick trying to run a bike off the road at 80 plus mph.


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We chose the most vulnerable mode of transportation there is, we should act like it, regardless of how right we are and wrong they are. Righteousness is of little use when you're in a ditch broken and bruised.

I'm a big fan of pulling over to the breakdown lane for a while to put some distance between me and the asshats. Better than picking a fight I have little chance of winning.
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Agreed some bikers are dicks think they own the road. Weíve all seen them. Even so you gotta be a bigger dick trying to run a bike off the road at 80 plus mph.


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I agree with you
and wasn't saying that was what you witnessed
just mention it because it was on my mind fresh due to what I saw just last week

bad folks on both sides :-)
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I got into with a car once. I was waiting for a light and gave the car ahead of me a little room. Some girl flys up and pulls in front of me, half her car in my lane and half in the turning lane. It set me off.

I passed her as soon as the light turned. She sped up behind me and tried to pass me on the left, meaning the sidewalk and grass. I kept her behind me because she clearly didn’t understand that the motorcycle was a little faster. She got close behind me and I break checked her. That was really stupid because I was giving this person way to much credit in thinking they’d react in time. Thankfully she did, but I was done at that point. Sped off and put some distance between us.

A week later I saw a Jeep take out a rider like he was nothing. Just changing lanes, not even fast, just a bump and he was done. Watching the guy bleed out on the side of the road made me rethink my actions and swallow my pride when out on the bike.
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One day I was out riding on a country road no one behind me and just a Hilux in front of me I got up behind the HL not right up to him but had a safe space but for some unknown reason the driver didn't like me there, I was minding my own business when all of a sudden he locked up his brakes, no one in front of him and no reason at all for locking up his brakes, lucky I was paying attention and was able to avoid him, his wife beside him was going of her head in what he had done, I decided to get past him but I did give it to him as I went past him, but I think he was in more troubles from his wife as she was still getting up him, this was at highway speed 100kmph, I just opened the Thruxton up and got well away from the fool.
But it does make you wonder why people do stupid things like that, what is going through their heads at the time, I wasn't tail gating him at all, in my younger days I would have kicked the sh.t out of his door, but I think he got punished enough from his wife screaming at him.

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There are some real loonies out there.
I lost my temper once this year; if I didn't have to worry about losing my job I would have this dumb kid's middle finger nailed to my garage wall BUT let it go.
I did put a little bit of a scare into him, though. Shame on me.
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I know I'm at great risk, but a couple of times I couldn't contain myself. Twice when cars almost took out my wife who was riding ahead of me. Both times, I chased them down.

The first time I was able to see that the guy was ticketed.

The second time, I pulled up next to the car at an intersection. I must have scared him. He took off, ran the red and was nearly taken out by cross traffic. I u-turned and left

More recently, I followed a car who cut me off until she called the police. The trooper got both our stories and explained he couldn't do anything on a "he said she said". He then told me he could see both our driving records and I must know who he believed. Since my record is clean, I assume he believed me.

It hasn't happened in a long time. I like to think I'll let them all go now but I can't say never.

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Done enough bone headed things in my time to see it from both sides in an accidental incident . No excuses whatsoever for deliberate actions , in my book that's assault with a deadly weapon .
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