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post #1 of 36 Old 08-20-2003, 8:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Mommy...why don't they like me?

I haven't posted in some time. So first I thought I would say 'I'm still alive' (not that anyone was waiting with baited breath)

On another note - what is up with cars trying to edge out, or otherwise create bad situations for lane splitters? I had a guy open his passenger door at 20 miles an hour on me?! I narrowly missed his door (on a bright note, I did my first stoppie - accidentally of course). And a women in a little compact car looks at me, and then proceeds to squeeze me by cutting in sharply at me going over the line but never actually changing lanes.

Fortunately I remained calm, and proceeded with the situation accordingly...okay, that's not true - I booted their cars.

Has it happened to you and if so - what did you do about it?
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I boot their cars.
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Now I'm worried I'm going to see these people in traffic that is moving quickly and they are going to pull the same @#$% only this time it won't end in little dent.
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Re: Mommy...why don't they like me?

Get used to it, people are always going to be jealous of the man on a motorycle cutting lanes and moving up. *When I used to do 100 mile roundtrip commutes to finish my degree they would do the same thing (edge into my lane trying to pinch me between cars) daily. *Make sure you are bright, and alert at all times. *With the power and brakes of that bike, you can get through it everyday. *Just assume everyone is out to kill you and you will be just fine, don't give anyone the benefit of the doubt. Not everyone can pilot a cage, some people just don't have the motor skills, some may never see you at all.



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Re: Mommy...why don't they like me?

Remove their side mirror as you drive by. It's a public service thing as you are removing their temptation to be an a$$hole.

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Re: Mommy...why don't they like me?

Time to start carrying the Glock.

Bikes and women - both have nice curves.
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Re: Mommy...why don't they like me?

I use the boot, but My Dad used to carry old spark plugs. He would get in front of the offending vehicle and wing a plug over his shoulder. The porcelain hitting the windshield makes a really cool pattern I am told. Also renders the vehilce illegal to operate.
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Re: Mommy...why don't they like me?

The boot or a elbow to the side mirror. I will say I also always give a wave to the kind people that move over to give me more room.
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Re: Mommy...why don't they like me?

Mean cagers suck.
I don't get too many that block my path though while lane-splitting. Most are pretty nice, even moving out of my way.
(to which I give a huge and a smile back).
But I've had cigarettes thrown at me, my bike spit on, and hot coffee (that missed) thrown at me. Nothing you could really do as your passing but give 'em the bird.
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Re: Mommy...why don't they like me?

Uh oh...I am probably going to get * for this but...

I don't agree with lane-splitting/driving in emergency lane and it drives me nuts. *Now for motorcycles I don't open my doors or block them but it does make my blood boil. *

NOW on the other hand when I am in my truck and I see a car coming up along the side in the emergency lane I pull over to block them. *My fiance works on the highway and I don't know how many times he has almost gotten hit or has seen someone doing that causing an accident. *

Good example the other day I was at an intersection in the right lane about 5 cars back and in the other lane about 4 cars back was a dumba$$ on a piece of junk motorcycle that he had to keep reving continuously, well he decided that he wanted to be in the front and pulled up through all the cars and cut infront of the first car to wait for the green light. *I came so close to jumping out and giving him a piece of my mind. *That makes us bikers look bad IMHO. We should respect the rules of the road and others. And plus its dangerous for us or the other people on the road.

Ok I am off my box now * Don't hate me

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Re: Mommy...why don't they like me?

Alex, as you probably know, lane splitting is legal in Calif. and encouraged by the CHP, whereas in our neck of the woods cagers will rat us out on their cell phones at a minimum.

resuscit8u - I wish you hadn't told me about the spark plugs. There's a pile of them in my garage..



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Re: Mommy...why don't they like me?

there was an article recently about lane-splitting
Pretty good article, made the front page of the paper I hear. Too bad it's not a mandatory read for cagers.

Oh yea and the last part of the article:
And, rather than getting angry, car drivers might remember that the lane splitters are vehicles that are not adding to traffic congestion.



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