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Old 06-30-2014, 06:19 AM   #1
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Geez, I haven't been on here in forever, but I thought you might enjoy some instant karma -
http://www.break.com/video/biker-kic...-karma-2645864

At least I'm pretty sure it's a Focus, the image quality is a bit shaky...


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Old 06-30-2014, 08:19 AM   #2
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I thought so too
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:04 PM   #3
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Silly to do yourself in that way, but I wonder what the car driver did previously to tick off the rider.

It's not smart, but I did it myself years ago - after a car driver decided to squeeze next to me in the same lane. His comments when I told him that wasn't smart aren't repeatable here, when he moved the car towards me I kicked off & swerved away.
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Inexperienced rider.

I'm not saying that I have done this before, but im also not saying I havent...

The proper way to get a driver's attention is to make a fist, and slam it down on TOP of the passenger side mirror as you pass.

This allows for:

1. You do not lose your balance as it is the same motion as pounding a table-top.

2. You do not use your right hand, that stays on the throttle, so that you can make a quick getaway

3. Mirrors are fairly strong from front to back, they need to hold up to small birds and bugs. Horizontally however, they are surprisingly weak.
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Inexperienced rider.

I'm not saying that I have done this before, but im also not saying I havent...

The proper way to get a driver's attention is to make a fist, and slam it down on TOP of the passenger side mirror as you pass.

This allows for:

1. You do not lose your balance as it is the same motion as pounding a table-top.

2. You do not use your right hand, that stays on the throttle, so that you can make a quick getaway

3. Mirrors are fairly strong from front to back, they need to hold up to small birds and bugs. Horizontally however, they are surprisingly weak.

reminds me of the old Road Rash game on sega for some reason
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Ball bearings what?

The guy on the motorcycle had probably had a bad day/week and finally popped... but it is pretty funny.

I may or may not know a guy that left a harley-boot-print shaped dent in a car for cutting him off......
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I find it interesting that so far, everyone assumes the car did something to provoke that action from the rider. As though, cars are the s, and riders are angels. Im not saying that was the case, but riders do need to keep in mind certain aspects of physics (F=MA, for example)... The bike might be quicker, but the car is ALOT heavier...

On a personal note, if a cyclist broke off my mirror because of an unintentional traffic infraction, he'd be lucky to avoid jail (public mischief=criminal charge VS traffic infraction=misdemeanor fine)....
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I know that I never want to be in another motorcycle accident. Helmets save lives and should mandatory everywhere. I would not be here today without one.
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Agreed!
Helmets do save lives... Even bicyclists.... My city has dropped the ball... Bell is required but helmet isnt...
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I find it interesting that so far, everyone assumes the car did something to provoke that action from the rider. As though, cars are the s, and riders are angels. Im not saying that was the case, but riders do need to keep in mind certain aspects of physics (F=MA, for example)... The bike might be quicker, but the car is ALOT heavier...

On a personal note, if a cyclist broke off my mirror because of an unintentional traffic infraction, he'd be lucky to avoid jail (public mischief=criminal charge VS traffic infraction=misdemeanor fine)....
Guessing you don't ride - then you would see that the roles reverse very quickly to who is the angel and devil.

It's a bias. same reason most guys on cruisers tend to stay away from those on pocket rockets. SS Bikes tend to bring a negative attitude to the culture. The guy in this situation was wrong regardless of what the car did, trying to solve it with physical violence was stupid of him. Don't get it twisted, he ain't right in this situation.

But regardless, in the end, there are ... "interesting".. people in a cage or riding.

And really.. jail for the biker huh? There's a reason a lot of states are going to "no chase" laws in the U.S., don't know how other countries look at the issue. Good luck catching him, alive.

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