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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-25-2010, 01:55 PM
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Yeah, it was a double yellow most of the road and heavy traffic, so there was no way she was gonna pass. Just got on my tail and stayed there for a mile or two before I pulled over. Kinda wish at times I had a James Bond bike with heat seeking missles. Way too may people on the planet any way, might as well take out the dumb ones who threaten public safety.

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I think one of the most important things I remembered in my Safety training was to think 7 or 8 seconds ahead. That pretty sums it up everytime I ride, I look ahead as far as possible and anticipate that "car" pulling out like it didn't even see me.
Now as far a tailgaters go, I haven't had one get the best of me yet, I just keep slowing down and hitting my brakes until they get the hint. Don't know if that's right, but I've been driving like that for over 25 years now.
Also I do that "Smidsy" thing where you swerve back & forth a little. That usually does the trick also.

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Maybe she will think twice before tailgating a biker again. But you can't fix stupid.
I was in a car with someone who habitually tailgated, feet off the bumper. But when someone tailgated him, he got enraged. /rolleyes

Got to our destination, "thank you for driving", and I'll never ride with him again.

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I was in a car with someone who habitually tailgated, feet off the bumper. But when someone tailgated him, he got enraged. /rolleyes

Got to our destination, "thank you for driving", and I'll never ride with him again.
All I know for sure ,is watch out for Yourself. No one else will. Fact.




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I like what I'm hearing here and will meditate on all of it. I'll continue studying and just ordered this book for my brother (mine stays with me). I thank all of you's for your input. I've only been riding bike since May 2010 so please bare with me. Ride safe.
When I ride I always ride by these 3 simple rules:

1. This Bike can & Will turn on Me, & either Hurt Me or Kill Me -- So Don't Let it.
2. Don't start too or Put Myself into any Dangerous Situations -- Like Weaving through Traffic.
3. All other... Drivers are Idiots, They're Not Watching Out for You -- So Watch out for Them.

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