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Offline SCJIM

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« Reply #100 on: March 23, 2006, 09:43:38 am »
thats whats dividing the interstate hiways in south carolina.

its about 2 feet tall maybe 3 feet but no more than that.

I'm surprised someone hasnt been impailed by the supports
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« Reply #101 on: March 23, 2006, 04:22:36 pm »
I'm surprised someone hasnt been impailed by the supports

They probably would have been if they hadn't been sliced and diced by the cables! I cringe every time I see these damn things along the side of the road!
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« Reply #102 on: March 29, 2006, 09:00:08 am »
If someone comes up behind me that wants to travel faster than me, I will pull over to the side and let them go.  There are at least two advantages to this.  First of all, nobody ends up getting irate for nothing and causing a dangerous situation.  It is no skin off my nose is someone wants to go faster than me.  Another is that since I am usually a little over the speed limit myself, I can let the person who just passed run interference for me.  Maybe the heat will catch them instead of me.

Thats pretty much what I do. On bike usually 5 to 10 mph faster than traffic so I dont get run over, anyone coming up behind faster than me is 'noticable' so I get out the way. In car, just get out the way Got followed by an unmarked cop car, so close I couldnt see the headlights. Took an off ramp about 30mph over posted speed. Next day you could see the tyre tracks almost into the barrier (was in wifes Mazda) probably didnt think it could go round corners. If youve driven in central Florida you know the driving here is pretty bad.
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« Reply #103 on: March 29, 2006, 09:09:29 am »
i love this thread...

i was driving through SOMO this past weekend and spotted some 6' (2M) barbed-wire fences - prob. 6-7 strands of wire and i had instant visions of being cut up into ragged sections about 8" thick per patty...

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« Reply #104 on: August 07, 2006, 11:43:36 am »
oh my beloved "TAILGATERS" post

how I have missed you so...

hearing of new and inventive ways of pissing off thoes ass holes that ride up close to my back tire.

anyone have any new experiences?
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« Reply #105 on: August 07, 2006, 11:52:41 am »
i LOVE this thread!

 ;D

btw, do any of you actually tailgate cars??? man, that is some stupid...
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« Reply #106 on: August 09, 2006, 03:01:41 am »
i LOVE this thread!

 ;D

btw, do any of you actually tailgate cars??? man, that is some stupid...

I often tailgate big trucks, particularly when it's raining, I figure I can stop quicker than an 18 wheeler? ;D
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« Reply #107 on: August 09, 2006, 08:16:54 am »
Good topic!  I have definitely learned that maturity will help keep you alive when this happens.  I usually just tap the brakes and then slow down until they get the point.  I usually don't like doing this on the freeway but when your in the right lane in traffic sometimes you don't have many other leagal choices.  I actually slowed down in the right lane with no other traffic around to about 30 mph when the idiot finally passed. 

I think my favorite time was on the freeway in the right lane and a taxi starts riding really close and just slowly starts getting closer.  WAAYYY too close.  At this point I started waving him off with my arms.  Looking back at it I must have looked like a crazy person with arms flailing in the air looking like I was throwing stuff or having a seizure.  It sure worked because he backed off about 200 yards and stayed there ;D
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« Reply #108 on: August 09, 2006, 08:24:21 am »
 ;D sometimes "crazy" does the trick.

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« Reply #109 on: August 09, 2006, 09:05:33 am »
I hate tailgaters that are so far up your @$$ you can taste them. Then, when you slow down to let them pass or move out of the way, they don't want to pass. They just sit at your 7, 6 or 8. And if they do pass they slow down and I end up passing them in a few hundred yards. Oh, and then the ones that pass you then get in front of you again, then slow down. So, that know I have to slow down. Man, I really don't like playing leap frog on the highway.

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« Reply #110 on: August 09, 2006, 04:59:25 pm »
Riding down the hiway some time back had a plastic bag blow up and wrap around the turn signal.
Took it of and decided to keep it in my hand rather than just toss it in traffic.  Took my exit behind other cars (didnt gate then) only one lane and long.   Guess what SDC decided to ride my ass.
I held my arm up let go of the bag her hit her wiper and got stuck.  No more gating and when she did pass went as far over as she could and didnt even look. 
Also like the pricks that have to get right on your ass at a stop lite.  Made a few of them wait through a couple cycles of the lite.



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« Reply #111 on: August 09, 2006, 05:43:30 pm »
Made a few of them wait through a couple cycles of the lite.

Nice!  ;D
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« Reply #112 on: August 09, 2006, 07:30:00 pm »
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the pricks that have to get right on your ass at a stop lite

this reminds me of way back in New Jersey.

I was driving then, "only had an off road bike"

On the Garden State Parkway.
If you ever had the pleasure this road has toll booths every so many miles.

when I would get the usual pushy bastid behind me in the toll booths
My car would suddenly develop a severe case of vapor lock. :)
I would ham it up good too. the toll booth operator would ask me if there was a problem.
and i would tell him that the Guy behind me needs to be taught a lesson in patience.
usually i would step out of my car at this point and open the hood, and look at the guy behind
just sitting there. Stuck between the concrete dividers of the toll booth with traffic just crammed up from behind.

the guy usually BOILING by this point is chewing on his steering wheel. the toll booth operator loves seeing this happen
I bet it must have made his day.

as I finally close the hood on my car I ask the toll keeper to take his time giving the guy his change.

just to see his veins pop out of his neck.  I usually get a good laugh from the guy in the toll plaza.

and so i go on my way. feeling quite satisfied as my speed demon friend then blows by me.

then later down the road if I'm real lucky i get to see him on the side of the road being visited by NJ's finest.

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« Reply #113 on: August 10, 2006, 03:54:28 am »
Glad your back Jim :).
Seen this on a semi bumper sticker.

     IN A HURRY
 SHOULD HAVE LEFT
5 MIN BEFORE ME



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« Reply #114 on: August 10, 2006, 10:23:57 am »
Thanx for the welcome Terry

Ive had some hard times lately

but im glad this place is still here

great bumpersticker
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« Reply #115 on: August 10, 2006, 04:58:13 pm »
Send me $5 so I can get your stamp ;D.


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« Reply #116 on: August 15, 2006, 03:52:53 pm »
Just the other night this started a domestic squabble with the missus and I.

I was being talegated on the way home by a pickup truck running fog lamps etc...
I was stuck behind a car, behind a car, and no passing zones for 14 miles.
I was in the beemer with the euro head lights.
Finally after getting tired of the arsehoe behind me,
I tapped the brakes pretty good, whipped into a drive off on the left then
fell back in behind the truck and hit my brights, which I kept on till I finally reached
my turn a few miles down the road:)

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« Reply #117 on: August 22, 2006, 04:55:11 pm »
Um, is it only me who tries to understand why the numbnuts is trying to read the bumper sticker I don't have?

Give the poor sod (sod-ess) a break; they are probably talking on the cell phone, eating an Egg McPukin' and trying to shut kids up in the back seat. It's just a momentary lapse of reason concentration, and they deserve our sympathy more than anything.

The 'book' says that when you are being tailgated you should increase your space margins to the front. A quick tap on the lights will usually wake 'em up.

Trying to exact revenge invariably ends up with someone getting upset, and that is no way to be enjoying a nice ride on the pride and joy.

BOF, out.

PS. Tailgating a car on a bike, is a shortcut to oblivion. With modern cars/trucks/suvs being ABS'd to the nuts our soccer mum can stop way quicker than the average motorcyclist. So the car gets a motorcycle enema because matey on the bike was not paying attention. It's the fastest growing accident statistic here in BC.
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« Reply #118 on: April 20, 2016, 07:29:51 am »
Has it been 10 years?

Where has the time gone to?

any more Tailgaters out there today?
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« Reply #119 on: April 20, 2016, 07:54:28 am »
Out here in rural MN last summer, I rode my 250cc bike everywhere.  In a heavy wind (ie. every day around here) I could only keep the bike at 50-55mph (riding in 55mph zones for the most part).  All I could do is slow down and let them pass.. :'(

They always liked to cut right in front of me and didn't always fully leave my lane.  >:(

Now that I have a 550, worries are gone!  ;D
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