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Old 09-11-2009, 12:11 AM   #1
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Motorcycalist attitude

There have been a few motorbike fatalites around and in the city I live in recentlly, and it reminded me of an incident I had about a week ago with a guy on a crotch rocket. Light turns green, I start to go and so dose the guy in a blue Subaru beside me. We are both going normally and the Subaru starts to slightly pull ahead of me, the dude on the motorbike dosn't want to wait, so he goes in between us to get buy. I honk and he fingers me. This is why I do not have much remorse to these people when they do stuff like that and end up dead. What is it, a 400lb bike verses a 2500lb car? I guess I was at fault for holding him up. I have seen people after a bike accident, you don't tend to walk away from it. I know not all are like that, but come on people, riding another day is alot better then, say, DEAD!!! Keep the stupidity off the street, I don't need my last thought and vision of you splattered all over the road.


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Old 09-11-2009, 01:40 AM   #2
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A lot of them are out just enjoying the freedom of riding a bike, others are dicks. Such is life. I wouldn't worry too much about it
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:20 AM   #3
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No, he was getting away from the cars..........



Much safer being out front with no cars around you, than trapped between them where the drivers won't see you (even though they're looking right at you)

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Old 09-11-2009, 05:33 AM   #4
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there was thread similar to this here before and it was closed because it got nasty.

the way u presented the issue im sure ur not to blame the rider was just being a jerk for flipping the finger.

on the other hand the way we blow our horns can say alot. depending on how u did it may have gotten a reaction out of the rider.

now when u say u have no remorse for riders that do what they do if u mean cut in between cars, let me just say as a rider and driver we do alot of dumb things on the roads.

another point is too if u dont ride then it would be hard to explain why riders on sportbikes turn into different people when riding. with that amount of power in between ur legs u feel like nothing can stop u and everything is moving slow. hence taking chances which lead to bad accidents.

motorcycles also tend to cruise at a faster pace then cars as well. it feels better when staying in front of traffic rather than following.

back to the subject, the rider might have been in a rush too.
maybe he thought u guys were taking off to slow why he went in between. of course still doesnt justify flipping the finger.

im sure uve been in that situation where the driver in front of u is moving slow and u wanted to get by but couldnt. well the bike CAN.
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for 1, splitting lanes in illegal in many states.
for 2, I'm sick of seeing these signs "Motorcycles are everywhere"
for 3, if i get another cruiser pipe me with their obnoxious v-twin crap, I'm gonna shoot myself. why did you pipe me? im in a frikin car!
for 4, i love crotch rockets. i want one bad.
for 5, i love chicks on crotch rockets, nothing is hotter.
for 6, on with the point. bikers need to realize that freedom of not being surrounded by steel comes with a price. THEY need to be more careful. i was working the other day driving my schwans truck. i went to reverse into a driveway and i hear a screeching sound. its some a-houl on some v-twin trash locking up his rear tire. he was going waay too fast in his "freedom". nothing bad happened, he did flick me off though. that is the biker that we as car drivers point out. some a-hole thinking that he rules the road on his loud v-twin POS. going over the posted speed limit and expects me to watch out for him. F that.
i work in Gettysburg. i drive all over Gettysburg in a freezer'd box truck. i had the unfortunate luck to be up there with Gettysburg's Bike Week. 30,000 bikers with no helmets (no helmet law in PA) running up and down streets and back roads enjoying their "freedom" not giving 2 shits about others on road. and mind you that crotch-rockets are viewed as rice, this was 30,000 loud v-twins. because of that bike week i now loathe the sound of a v-twin. its the shittiest sound their is on the road. huge, heavy, ugly, slow-ass bikes.
and from my experience, in our area, its only the cruiser guys that do it. they think that huge ass junk-bike is fast so they crank down the throttle to make sure they are heard 2 states over.
true choppers and crotch rockets are the opposite in this area. they are courteous and don't go flying around. they seem to realize that there is nothing between them and everything else. they wear protective gear, they are aware that following 3 feet behind a car is stupid. they seem to know that sound travels a good distance and somehow bounces off buildings. this prevents them from reving the bike. in all, they just seem like the better biker. it seems to me that most of the sport-bikers are the "smarter" biker

and another thing. whats the point in loud pipes if you are going to blare the stereo? so now you have 2 loud things that sound like shit. why the hell is there a radio on a bike anyways?

in this rant, I'm not bashing bikers as a whole. just the mid-life crisis guy that has his radio cranked on his loud POS cruiser. i love the choppers and sport-bikes. and i too want one.

if this post offends you, go get a crotch rocket

so i went a bit off topic with this and i dint care, had to get that off my chest.

but in the end, bikers need to be more courteous to non-bikers. and visa-versa
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:34 AM   #6
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As I type this, I'm having a little trouble because my hands are slightly numb from the 30 minute ride that I took to work this morning on my bike. I have a dual sport, so it's pretty slow even though it's a 650. It's pretty hard to get too aggressive when there's not that much power to use, so I wouldn't say that I'm very aggressive.

I, too, hate V-Twins. Nothing is more obnoxious and irritating. You wouldn't catch me on one, ever.

I have passed a couple of very slow people when I'm running late for work where I would not have passed driving a car. For that, I'm guessing people might have been irritated, but it was not dangerous as long as they and keep doing what they were doing. I have to say that I have had a number of people clearly, blatantly, maliciously TRY to make me crash. Personally, I think that A-holes run both ends of the bike/car spectrum and all points in between.

My opinion is: if you care one way or the other about traffic around you and find yourself getting upset or letting upset people get to you, then you have issues that you need to deal with that have nothing to do with cars or motorcycles. I'm trying right now to get past the people when you're in gridlock who act like they don't see you and endanger you just to be one car length further in line. Just remember that when you act stupid to a stranger, you are sacrificing your dignity and self-respect. Don't let yourself go there, and if you're struggling with it, make a conscious effort to stop. It's an awfully short life to worry about that crap. If you had fought cancer in a hospital for a year, or gone through tons of surgeries, then come out OK, you wouldn't sit around in traffic mad at everyone. You'd notice on your stereo how much more beautiful the violin, or guitar or whatever, can be when you slow down and actually treasure each day. Treasuring each moment is the key, but of course the younger you are the harder that is to see usually(it was for me anyway). Try to think about that next time you're mad in traffic. It really helps.
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patience is a virtue that many dont have. good advice bro
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i now loathe the sound of a v-twin. its the shittiest sound their is on the road.


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As and AMA member for over 15 years, and a former racer, (for over 10 years) I can say this. There are a lot of idiots on sport bikes. I worked at a Honda dealership in college, and every kid would come in and buy a 600 "starter" bike. I hated that comment so much, a 0-60 in 3 secs and 11 sec. 1/4 mile equals a starter bike in their mind. The fact is about 85-90% of people on sport bikes have absolutely no idea how to actually ride them well. I used to take groups out on rides led by myself and guys I worked with at the shop. Every guy that came was concerned with how to do a wheelie, and had absolutely no idea how to properly handle their bike in basic situations.
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