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post #1 of 5 Old 07-22-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Heads up guys...

I was in the cage a few weeks back and a guy in an old beater was behind me. Right off my bumper. I slowed very gradually (no brake) so he would go around. He passed to the left and yelled something and swerved into my lane. I had to go into half the next lane to avoid a collision.

There are crazy bastards out there. Be careful fellas.

Yesterday a Prius speeding almost nailed us when I was changing lanes (luckily, I pay attention...he was going the same place, more stupidly and doing 60 or so in a 35). We ended up at the same parking lot so I went over and explained (very calmly) that there was a three year old and a pregnant woman in the car he almost nailed. He ws cool about it. I told him to slow down and be careful. Watch your mirrors and don't ever antagonize anyone.

That first guy would have run a bike down, no doubt.




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post #2 of 5 Old 07-22-2012, 03:24 PM
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So it's not just in PA that they drive that way?

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-22-2012, 04:51 PM
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Had a person open a door on me while responsibly lane splitting here. He was mad that bikes were allowed to share lanes and he had to sit in traffic.


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Good job keeping your cool.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-22-2012, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I hung my six guns up years ago. Good reminder for all of us. It is ALWAYS never worth it and John Wayne, Malcom Smith, and Louis L'Amour would agree.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

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Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

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