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12-27-2010 06:10 AM
jthill524
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Originally Posted by FlacoLove View Post
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.
12-26-2010 09:09 PM
denny6006
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Originally Posted by EQPlayer View Post
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.



12-26-2010 08:38 PM
EQPlayer
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Originally Posted by flitecontrol View Post
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.
12-25-2010 07:16 PM
shark88 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.
12-25-2010 05:14 PM
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12-25-2010 01:55 PM
flitecontrol 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.
12-25-2010 11:57 AM
Old Dog FC, I don't feel too bad at folks that get on my tail fixin to pass if when they do they go on, although I don't have that happen too often... Now if they just want to stay on my tail that is a complete different story... I don't anymore, but I used to keep a bit of small gravels (+/-1/4") in my left vest pocket just for that purpose, I would sneaky like get them with my left hand and on down the road let one or two trickle out, then more if that didn't work, but in a way that they would think it was from my tire or something, they would usually back off a bit. ...lol...
Have a good one...Old Dog...
12-25-2010 10:56 AM
flitecontrol Thanks, OlHoss. My level of frustration was extremely high! The corollary to your fridge sticker is: "Satisfaction is choking some idiot who really deserves it!" By definition, satisfaction is more satisfying than frustration.

I'm just hoping she was doing 70 mph because I pulled in behind her and she realized I was ticked off. Maybe she will think twice before tailgateing a biker again. But you can't fix stupid.
12-25-2010 02:40 AM
OlHossCanada
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I need something to keep me from wanting to choke the crap out of the SUV driver that insisted on ridng my tail today. This after attempting to "wave" her back had no effect. I pulled over, let her pass, and then tried to follow her so we could discuss it, but she was doing 70 in a 45 mph zone and I didn't want to risk it.
Congratulations fc, you did keep your cool in a stressful situation and took control by removing yourself from danger.

As I said earlier we cannot control the actions of others. We can only observe and anticipate the worst thing they can do, and separate ourselves from the danger as best we can. Regarding your desire to choke the SUV driver-- a sticker on my `fridge says "Frustration is not choking someone who really needs it."

I give you a grade of 100% for todays actions.

Expect the worst of every driver and you won`t be so disturbed when it happens. Prepare yourself to react correctly as you did today, and let it go. Continuous anger and frustration with others driving will negatively affect your physical and mental health and shorten your life.
12-24-2010 11:49 PM
flitecontrol I need something to keep me from wanting to choke the crap out of the SUV driver that insisted on ridng my tail today. This after attempting to "wave" her back had no effect. I pulled over, let her pass, and then tried to follow her so we could discuss it, but she was doing 70 in a 45 mph zone and I didn't want to risk it.
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