My pal old pal "George W" said he and a pal were in Charlotte (2 bikes) and some Morons cut them off. George W said he blew back around them and gave them the Finger and motioned for them to pull over. He said they pulled in to a closed gas station and the car kept going. They broke out a couple of brews out of Georges saddle bag when the car comes back and stops (with 3 people in the car). George tells the driver that they are Not Looking For Trouble but Didn't Like Being Cut Off (as they got out of the car). The driver tells George, "Well, It's To Fucking Late". At that second Georges Full Beer knocks him to the ground and the guy with George starts pecking on the second guys head. George says, "Move, I'll Knock Him Out" and puts the second guy down. The third guy jumps back in the car and Locks the door. George W tries to knock the door glass out. We had this discussion 'cause I broke my right wrist trying to get a Moron out of a car that cut me off. Damn car windows are hard to break.
You might think my story on George W (Sloan) is a joke, it's not. He's 75, in May of last year knocked out one of his neighbors. Here's the link.
A word to the wise. If you run into this old Coot... Be Nice. Here's George W on the Bobber last week.
Last edited by HotSnotRocket; 03-27-2012 at 8:18 AM.
Or you could be a friendly pussy your whole life and live to a ripe old age, hang out at the nursing home while the orderlies steal your shit. I think I choose to age like mister George
Distracted assholes are why you gotta have a fast bike. When I see some blue haired granny peering over a tissue box on her dash board, or some phone talking text messaging power suit executive paying more attention to his blackberry then his lane, I just put as much distance between me and him as I can. I'm not a cop, and I'm not going to spend my time trying to teach everyone on the road how to be a better driver, when some one's being a retard I just try and get gone.
I tend to spend more time looking at the road than into peoples' cars to see if they're texting/on the phone. Most of the times I've had close calls have been people distracted in one form or another... usually a cell phone. I give em a look, sometimes flip them off, and ride out.
The one time I was going to kick a car for stopping at an intersection suddenly because they decided they wanted to make a left turn from the main lane I couldn't because there was a cop right in front of me.
Like most people have said, it's a losing battle. If you get someone angry enough, they'll do exactly what that lady did in the video posted in the first page. They won't even realize the severity of their action until the anger was worn off and you're under their tire. My bike is loud so I try to make my presence known. If that fails, I bail and leave the problems behind so cages can duke it out among themselves.
The ONLY time I've been confrontational was when some asshole purposely pushed me into a curb so he could make a left turn, in heavy traffic. I slammed on the brakes, went around him, and flipped him off. He got out of the left lane (the lane he was so desperate to get to) and pulled behind me at the next light and was hanging out his window up to like his waist screaming at me. I pulled over, and so did he. That's when I realized that I was riding a bike with no endorsement, no registration, and I was on probation. Probably not a good combo for me when the cops show up. Everyone at the intersection was yelling at him to leave me alone too haha. So I jumped back on the bike and took off. None of the other cars would let him out of the driveway we had pulled into, so he probably had to take a little detour to get back on the road OR he had to wait forever. Either way, he had to sit there being all angry as fuck while I rode down the road with a smile of my face. His wife was probably bitchin' at him too. I hope that fucker was late to his proctology appointment or wherever he was going in such a hurry.
Last edited by Pendulum; 03-27-2012 at 12:09 PM.
I'm with the majority, although it fucking kills me to see people not paying attention, the implications of car vs mo'sickle are too much. Best just haul ass out of there or hang well back and ignore em.
If they intentionally start fucking with you though, thats another story, haha.
I had a lady push me out of my lane a few weeks back. I was cruising past traffic probably 5 faster than the cars. I was in her blind spot when she came over. She actually pulled up next to me at the next light and apologized profusely. 'I'm so sorry! I almost ran you over!' First time in 7years of riding someone apologized for almost hitting me.
I always ride like a dick so if I get by an asshole Ill have somewhere to put it!
As others have stated, rev the engine and wave, or blow the air horn at them. Barring that, I GTFO, but if I'm stuck I always keep a handful of lead buckshot in the pocket of my jacket to toss at them to get their attention. I'd really rather piss off and have to shoot some dumbass road-raging cager than have them splatter me because they're trying to occupy the same lane as me in heavy traffic with no escape. I got hit ten years ago and I don't need six MORE pins and another fucked disc in my spine.