When I come to a stop or a stop light I always leave room in front of me. At least 2/3rds of a "bike length", preferably 1. I always look in my mirrors to try and see if the guy behind me will stop or hit me. When I see the guy approaching I rev the bike up a little and slip the clutch a bit... if he's gonna hit me, I can move forward fast. It may not be fast enough to dodge someone if they're coming in fast, but fast enough to diminish the force of the hit at the very least.
When I'm moving I either try to change lanes or try signaling with my left hand to back off. Of course, I understand EXACTLY what you mean, cause there's only idiots driving in this town... most times they don't give a damn and don't back off.
There was this one particular guy that I completely lost it with.
I was riding on the slow lane, paying attention as I'm supposed to... and this guy was double parked. I immediately get on the farthest point in the lane from him but I couldn't change lanes or stop safely at that precise moment. I see him trying to get into the lane without even looking if someone's coming at him. I use my horn to let him know I'm there. Just a simple "beep". The azzhole just swerves his car at me intentionally! Now this is just completely unacceptable, this idiot is intentionally trying to hit me! So while I agree it would have been wiser to let it go, I turned left (I was in front of him) and I yell at the guy "why the hell are you trying to hit me azzhole?" so he's all pissed off like it was my fault and yells whatever crap he thought of at me and motions like he's stopping and getting out of the car and stuff. I stop and park my bike and I'm thinking "he is NOT gonna try to hit me intentionally, call me names, pick a fight with me and get away with it!" so I stop and wait for the idiot to get out... he shuts his door closed and takes off still yelling stuff at me.
I was even gonna follow him and kick his ass (or try, I'm not a kung fu master or anything lol) but that's when I drew the line and said "ok he chickened out when I parked the bike, enough is enough". I was still furious though... got off the bike shaking with rage.
I know it's not the right thing to do, but it's just not fair to have someone try to possibly kill you intentionally and on top of that yell $hit at you and just get away with it. I would have called a cop or whatever, but cops are just criminals with a license here, so I don't trust them in the least. I guess the most level headed thing I did in that moment was park the bike and wait for him to do something and not get off and start something. Not the best way to react, but at least I didn't do the worst either.
This is also why I HATE that we can't legally carry guns in Mexico :-/ bet he wouldn't try that stuff if I had a shotgun strapped to the bike, eh?
Ok, that was a bit long, but I had that on my chest for like two weeks now lol. Hell, I'm even angry typing it... anyway... back on topic lol.
Last edited by Ceal; 04-25-2011 at 10:11 PM.