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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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Why may I ask....

....do riders continue to make it harder for the rest of us? I was going to Woodfield yesterday and as I was getting off onto Woodfield road I saw two bikes in my mirror. So, I am already aware that they are behind me,but instead of cutting around me on the left, they cutt around me on the right shoulder of the offramp. Then, they cut across the four lanes of traffic to get on the right lane. As if SOW was going to dissapear if they didn't go as fast and as wrecklessly as possible.Then later that night, i was going down Fullerton in the city. As I was stopped at a red light, I notice another couple of bikes weaseling their way around the right side. As the traffic started moving with the green light, they punched their bikes and barely made it in between the moving traffic and parked car. WTF? These guys must want to get hurt and drive our insurance rates up. Then they wonder why so many are already getting hurt or killed. Dumbasses.

People take these things too seriously!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-11-2005, 12:55 PM
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I really hope that last summer does not foreshadow what will happen this year. It was horrible to hear about sooo many deaths and it seems like this year its starting earlier.

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its inevidable...its a maturation process that just takes longer in some folks than others.
It will never go away so just get used to it..dont let it get you down and live life to the fullest.

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....do riders continue to make it harder for the rest of us?
Actually its simple. They are fucking morons. The results of the "do what feels good" mentality. Honestly I really dont care anymore if they end up road pizza. Ride like a fuctard in front of me and they get taken out I most like will ride by laughing my ass off while they just bleed. I am so sick of the crap many of these riders cause I would sign a petition to ban sportbikes from street use now if one was circulating. I've had enough of being harrassed by the police, neighbors (theres a couple of asshats drag racing 1 street over at 11pm or so every weekend now ) and the general driving public because of fooking morons riding like complete idiots.
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I am so sick of the crap many of these riders cause I would sign a petition to ban sportbikes from street use now if one was circulating.


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yall let to much bother ya...geez.

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As I was stopped at a red light, I notice another couple of bikes weaseling their way around the right side. As the traffic started moving with the green light, they punched their bikes and barely made it in between the moving traffic and parked car. WTF? These guys must want to get hurt and drive our insurance rates up. Then they wonder why so many are already getting hurt or killed. Dumbasses.
You need to change your signature, for example exchange the word "People" with "I".

If you prefer standing in long lines of traffic all geared up on a humid summer day instead of lanesplitting, feel free. Count me out. The advantages of bikes in (city) traffic are the size, speed and agility, and I like to make use of that. Obviously, I didn't see this particular incident, so it may very well have been both risky and annoying to others, but in general, reasonable lanesplitting is fair. Not necessarily legal, but that applies to many things most of us do on bikes all the time.

oh, every ride that I do WRECKLESS is a good one.

(edited to fix quote)

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As a person who isn't a rider, I see this a lot. I have to remember that not all rifers are like this. I come one here and I see you guys and I wish people would come on here and see how driving safe is fun too. Driving like an ass isn't cool, people right away judge and then think all rigers are like that.

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oh, every ride that I do WRECKLESS is a good one.


Yes, I love wreckless driving too.
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I would think it is safe to say that for every 10 reckless squids, there is one experienced in control (not meaning SLOW) rider. Not defending anyone cause I am probably the slowest rider on the board, but when I was younger, I wasnt, I rode it like I stole it, but I was in control.....what may have looked "dangerous" to a spectator really wasnt as I was not riding beyond my means.

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I like to juke my way through traffic, but I'm not wreckless. Its only wreckless if i cause you to hit the brakes.
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You need to change your signature, for example exchange the word "People" with "I".

If you prefer standing in long lines of traffic all geared up on a humid summer day instead of lanesplitting, feel free. Count me out. The advantages of bikes in (city) traffic are the size, speed and agility, and I like to make use of that. Obviously, I didn't see this particular incident, so it may very well have been both risky and annoying to others, but in general, reasonable lanesplitting is fair. Not necessarily legal, but that applies to many things most of us do on bikes all the time.

oh, every ride that I do WRECKLESS is a good one.

(edited to fix quote)
Well, if you like to ride like that, then that's your thing. I prefer to keep my chances of getting hurt low, not increase them by riding like an ass. You don't like getting hot and sweaty waiting in traffic, neither do I. But, I would rather be hot and sweaty than bloody and in pain on the hot asphalt. I guess you have alot of money for insurance, because it probably isn't cheap. Just one incident and that's it. Plus it makes it worse for the rest of us. If you want to ride like an ass, go ahead. But when you (not necessarily you) put me and my family, of which I had my wife and kids in the car with me that day, in danger, that's not cool. It's just like with drunk drivers, it's not the idiot who gets hurt, it's the unsuspecting pedestrian or other driver or passenger. How many times have we read about a bike going down due to foolishness and the rider is hurt but the passenger bites it. That's just my opinion, you want to ride fast and wreckless, that's your business. But, don't expect sympathy if anything ever happens due to that fact.

People take these things too seriously!
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you want to ride fast and wreckless, that's your business.
I think this applies to most if not all riders on this site. Good luck on advocating your "ride slow and wreck" strategy.

Obviously lanesplitting is more dangerous than standing in line, but it will take a significant amount of bad luck before a 3rd party gets hurt because of my riding. While I agree that there are certainly enough riders out there with questionable judgement, I don't think you would consider me one of them if you saw me ride.
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Well, in my post I specifically said that I was not pointing it towards you. It seems to me that you are getting pissed off at my opinion. I must have hit a nerve or something with my topic. But hey, ride the way you want, may the powers that be keep watch over you.

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