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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-05-2003, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Tell me again... grrr

Tell me again why I shouldn't be packing big ball bearings, or half bricks or my damn .45 when riding. Fucking cagers.

There is nothing firm, nothing balanced, nothing durable in all the universe. Nothing remains in its original state, each day, each hour, each moment, there is change. Change is the essence of life. Embrace change as you do life. To fight change is to live in the past.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-05-2003, 10:57 AM
 
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...pennies are a lot easier to explain
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Waaaa happen?
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I was going to open a thread and bitch about a cager this morning, thanks for reminding me. Why do cagers feel they can beat a sportsbike?

I like the pennies idea but would never do it. I know someone who lost a friend, after a confrontation the cager rammed them both from behind and killed one of them, .


Just relax, let them go, you eventually catch up and pass them up with NO effort, like I did this morning, .

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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-05-2003, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Just got done merging off my side street (Helm) going S. onto Algonquin. It's an easy turn and I can get up to speed in a blink. Traffic is moving at only 40-45. There was a 250-300 ft. hole I grabbed. I squirted up on the guy in front and was already settling into 3rd about 4 feet off his left rear bumper. I was done checking my mirrors and moving back into his tire print. Next thing I know I hear tires chirping and a horn blairing on my rear. Evidently the asshole behind didn't like that I merged in front of him and decided to close the gap, slam on the brakes, hit the horn, wave his arms and mouth off. He then camped about 3 ft. off my tire still waving his arms and mouthing off. At this point I'm pretty pissed and thinking about dropping back on his door.
I'm thinking "what can I do to this fucker" when I rolled up to Bateman and decided to just flip him off, take the right and enjoy the turns. With how slow Algonquin was rolling it was just about as fast and more fun anyway. I've done it before, but going after a guy in a car is hazardous. But..... grrrr

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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-05-2003, 11:31 AM
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when camped that close to your rear tire, its time to send him a smoke screen.

edit, oh yeah and flip him the bird. heehee. makes you feel oh so much better, even if it does square off your rear tire. lol

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-05-2003, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry bro, doing a rolling burn at 40 while in traffic is way beyond my skill set. Besides, I think this guy would have tried to tap me.

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Blade Runner, totally agree with you... people are idiots sometimes... but in reality how many of you really think a cager will actually use their car against us. I hope it never happens... has it ever happened to anyone here, just out of pure roadrage?

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IUI had a soccer Mom get all pissed at me on Algonquin just east of Bateman a few months ago. We were at one of the merge right after the split with Rt. 68. I was about 10 feet behind the car in front of me, and she was about 30 feet behind me at the start of this.
Well, when we merged, I stayed in the right side of the left lane, and she was in the left lane behind me. So, I was effectively, "in the middle" of the available road surface.
For some reason she got all pissed about this, and floored it to get past me, went into the oncoming traffic lane and squeezed into the 10 feet between me and the next car.
So like I'm thinking WTF and give her the bird. Rode her ass the entire time until we came up to the widening at Rt. 25 she stayed in the left lane. I went over to the right, pulled up to her passenger side window, gave her the bird again, and popped her side mirror in.
She decided to drop back a good 5 car lengths after that, so I made sure to ditch her and the road just incase she decided to call the cops or something.
Probably not the brightest thing to do on my part, but oh well. Some people do the stupidist things just to get another 10 feet along in their travels.

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Logtar, read Spine's post. And yes, over the last 30 years I've been "hunted" a couple of times, but it has been many years since that has happened.

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[B... Some people do the stupidist things just to get another 10 feet along in their travels...[/B]
Bumper to bumper traffic and they get pissed because you are not up ass of the car in front of you. I mean how in a hurry are they that they have to have those extra 10 feet of space. Just plain stupid...

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I can see how they get pissed. Have you ever been in your car and have a group of bikes screwing off in your lane, or the lane next to you and cut you off? It's not that they get pissed that you cut them off, but they are worried that they are going to hit you or run you over if you go down... Cars aren't as quick to react and brake as a bike. If you don't like them getting pissed, don't ride like an asshole. Just my .02

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If you don't like them getting pissed, don't ride like an asshole. Just my .02
I must have missed something indicating that someone was riding like an asshole.

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I can see how they get pissed. Have you ever been in your car and have a group of bikes screwing off in your lane, or the lane next to you and cut you off? It's not that they get pissed that you cut them off, but they are worried that they are going to hit you or run you over if you go down... Cars aren't as quick to react and brake as a bike. If you don't like them getting pissed, don't ride like an asshole. Just my .02
I've been in that position before in my car, made me wanna run over the dickheads on the bike who thought popping wheelies 15 feet in front of me would be cool.


But I wasn't riding like an asshole a month ago when some b**** decided to not completely stop at HER very bright red light. It was MY green arrow indicating I'm allowed to make a left hand turn so I tried to & thankfully I KNEW the b**** would go thru the light making her stupid right turn. I went pretty slow & blared my horn at her til we were both down the street. B*****!!!! Then we get to the light after I am about 15 ft behind her all the while shaking my head at her stupid audacity. We get to the light, b**** is blaring the radio (so probably couldn't hear my horn in the first place) & proceeds to apply make-up & pulled down the mirror to apply it correctly & not pay attention when the light actually turns green this time. B****!!!!!

Pay the F*** attention you stupid cagers!
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I wish I had a set up where I could shoot out nickles out my tail section. Spring loaded or something? Any idea's?
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I wish I had a set up where I could shoot out nickles out my tail section. Spring loaded or something? Any idea's?
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What the hell am I missing here? Throwing nickles or pennies at cagers?
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If someone comes up with a nickel shooter, you'd better get the spring loaded license plate retractors to go with it!

People take these things too seriously!
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I can see how they get pissed. Have you ever been in your car and have a group of bikes screwing off in your lane, or the lane next to you and cut you off? It's not that they get pissed that you cut them off, but they are worried that they are going to hit you or run you over if you go down... Cars aren't as quick to react and brake as a bike. If you don't like them getting pissed, don't ride like an asshole. Just my .02
Ummm, I don't recall ever riding with you, but by most accounts I don't ride like an asshole, nor do I appreciate the implication. Especially in traffic. Generally, I get my YaYas out on the track or empty back roads. I had a reasonable hole with slow traffic and was down the road before he got near me. Hell, I would probably have put my Q45 into that same spot. The only reason he had to touch his brakes was because the whole line of traffic was slowing to 35ish. I took up a whole 10 feet. I don't know if you are familiar with the area, but I made it almost halfway from Helm to Bateman before he was on me. I'm guessing that is about 75+ yards past where I merged. There was no call for him to run up my tail, stomp on the brakes and hit the horn.

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I wish I had a set up where I could shoot out nickles out my tail section. Spring loaded or something? Any idea's?
You know I was thinking about something like that. Sort of James Bond style, except I was thinking about ejecting Caltrops. How would you like to eject a couple dozen of these into the path of a tail gater. Just joking, sort of....

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I know what you mean. Lately things have been getting worse and worse for me and my family.
My dad and brother both just got into their first accidents within 2 weeks of each other. Luckily my family members weren't hurt and they were in cars not their bikes. For my bro, the guy ran a red light going 50mph and hit him in the drivers side sending his ford escort off the road going in circles. Both of them were ok which was a miracle. My dad had a guy decide to do a U turn without checking the lane next to him and when he made a hard leftto go the other direction without warning my dad had about 10ft to brake. The guy was plowed by a Ford E350 extended van. The guy had quite a few injuries and was hospitalized (broken collar bone, ribs, and more).
For me I have had more and more people merge into me while riding the bike. Also people turn from the non turn lane and a guy almost took me out tonight in fact. The worst this year was a guy coming out of a shopping area to cut 3 lanes over instead of taking the lane next to him. Since he was making a right and could have taken the lane next to the exit he had no reason to be near me in the 3rd lane over. I was on my XR650 and could luckily jump the median without any problem as there was no oncoming traffic. He was on his cell phone and never even looked. It was a good thing I was anticipating it happening or I would have been hit. I so badly wanted to walk up to him at the stop light and grab his phone through his open window and either throw it in his face or toss it back down the road a ways. I didn't though and am glad I didn't. You never know with people these days and I don't want to be spending some time at the PD or risk him trying to run me over. Better to just be glad you're ok and stay away from him. Don't let yourself get all worked up about someone else being stupid. It ruins your day too.
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I wish I had a set up where I could shoot out nickles out my tail section. Spring loaded or something? Any idea's?
I wouldn't suggest it... few years back I threw a coffee mug at another car which was doing really stupid shit on the road..... Guess what... he turned out to be a cop.... I spent a night in Racine County Jail and got 2 citations. Never want to do it again.
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I know cagers can really piss you off at times, Friday morning I'm pretty sure I had the invisible leathers on, cause two of my freaking neighbors tried running me down in their SUV's

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