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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-03-2015, 09:15 PM
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Well road rage from either party is not good. Trust me I have had my share of idiots cut me off, tail gate and slam on the brakes in front of me. Thank God those idiots are just a small number of drivers on the road. Don't know if I would throw rocks. That makes you the aggressor. Just pull away from the situation ( pull over if you have to) take a deep breath, say all the 4 letter words you know. Then know that you are a better person for not lowering yourself to their level.

Or get their license plate number and post it here. When we see them will will beat the s#*t out of them for you...😏
yes! AND YES!

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post #12 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-03-2015, 09:51 PM
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Ball bearings work well also. Just saying. Dropped casually on the road they bounce up and...

Cars a safe distance back don't get anything. Those riding your ass get a headlight or radiator and if real close a windshield. Steel ball bearings bounce nicely on asphalt and concrete both. Last resort though.

Slow down, move over, let the idiot pass.

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rocks 1 or ball bearings 1. pull over calm down , is winning !

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One time when I did get off the next exit and call 911, operator said Truckers had already called the offending cager in!
Saw a bike getting bullied and were ready to take their own action if needed!
She asked me to relax for a few minutes, said she was glad I was smart enough to get off the road and survive, not be a hit and run fatality call!!!!

The same person who drives badly often lack the requisite drivers license AND/or INSURANCE
They are not stopping for anything!!!! Thats why they drive like they dont care- because they dont!!

Once I made it past age 50, I gotst'd a little more smartzer and try logic based solutions and actions now
Lived this long = may as well stay a few more days
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Not to take this sideways- BUT, be careful around big trucks. Make sure you are where you can see the driver in his mirror OR- you are 200 ft in front. Remember that they try to maintain a constant speed but will roll a little faster down a hill to make up for what they lost going up. Stay away from riding beside a truck other than passing. Anyone who has seen a truck tire fragment knows that you don't want to be part of it.
Please don't make trucks pass you- especially not repeatedly.
All truckers are not the same. Some have ridden bikes and will look out for you. Others may not have grown up here and the last thing on their mind is looking out for you.
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Not to take this sideways- BUT, be careful around big trucks. Make sure you are where you can see the driver in his mirror OR- you are 200 ft in front. Remember that they try to maintain a constant speed but will roll a little faster down a hill to make up for what they lost going up. Stay away from riding beside a truck other than passing. Anyone who has seen a truck tire fragment knows that you don't want to be part of it.
Please don't make trucks pass you- especially not repeatedly.
All truckers are not the same. Some have ridden bikes and will look out for you. Others may not have grown up here and the last thing on their mind is looking out for you.

Very good advice, and one I practice a lot.

I make it a point to get out where they can see me in their mirrors no matter which side of the truck that I am on.

Just this past Monday, I was following an 18 wheeler who needed to get out of a merge lane and of course, the idiots in the other lane refused to back off and allow him space to get merged over.

I made it a point to get even with his rear bumper in the main traffic lane and then I started slowing down just a bit at a time until the 18 wheeler had ample room to move over into "my" clear lane.

I waved at him to let him know that he could come over to my lane..... he much appreciated the gesture with the trucker's blinking stop light flashing back at me.


none of us were going anywhere fast, all traffic was funneled into just the one lane for construction purposes...

what does it matter, if you are 80 feet in front, or 80 feet behind a vehicle?

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We all have close calls. Remember it is just as frustrating for cagers dealing with other cagers. Personally I always stay left anywhere a ramp is discarding and introducing obstacles. I tend to stay left as to eliminate 50% of the cars turning into my lane. I also protect my safety gap by speeding up and preventing a cager from cutting me off. They get poed when a simple twist of the throttle prevents them from sneaking into that safety gap. Many give me the finger. They try to cut me off while traveling at 80 mph and get mad when they cant. Wings have large side view mirrors the size of cars so seeing them coming is quite easy. I am seeing more and more NJ and NY style drivers in NH. Being prepared for their antics is better than giving reason for them to run you off the road. I often think of glass marbles that shatter leaving no evidence. I won't because their cars will still be mobile allowing them to cause me great harm. Worse yet, my innocent wife could get hurt or worse. I had considered mothballing my 1800 for the season because of the idiots on route 16 in the morning. Not pleasurable! As for trucks, I have been next to one in my car when a tire cap blew off. It would have killed me on a bike. Stay away! The instability created by their wind buffeting gives reason to avoid them at all costs. Anticipating scenarios and being aware of escape routes is as many know the secret to surviving on today's cluttered roads. Be safe.

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Dash cams do come in handy sometimes...
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Something to consider (as Aloha Tom has mentioned many times) is a defensive driving course. You may think " I am a safe rider" but the things they teach you can truly save you from a bad situation. The cost for these courses in minimal ( sometimes free) and I guarantee you will be shown things you never thought of.

In keeping with the threads above, if you cannot see the driver in his mirrors, he cannot see you.

Ride safe and ride smart!

Only a biker knows why a dog puts his head out of a window of a moving vehicle.
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Dash cams do come in handy sometimes...
Once badly hurt or dead it is all over but the crying. I will be installing one for next years riding season. It will get much use on NH route 16. Animals!
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