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Old 09-03-08, 05:54 PM
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Worst vehicles to be passed by

I'm starting to see a pattern in the worst vehicles to be passed by when riding.

The worst, bar none, is guys riding cycles (esp. Harelys) side by side. Do they know how far to the right mirrors and foot pegs go? Cripes, they scare me! You'd think they'd give more room since they're always complaining that cars don't give them room to ride.
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Originally Posted by KZBrian View Post
Garbage truck on a hot day.
My first thought was garbage truck too...

But then I thought: snow plow (pushing snow). Has only happened to me once, and I pulled over in time to hide between a couple of parked cars.
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Tie: 18-wheeler on the streets & a 4x4 pickup driven by a ******.
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Tanker Trucks. Big, loud, and scary. Almost always exceeding the posted speed limit.

I've never had an issue with anyone on a harley. Some have loud pipes, but they tend to pass me with plenty of room, and go about their own business. Now, the ones on the Kawaski Ninja type bikes are another matter. They seem to like to pass, and rev their engines while passing. That "RIIINGG-RIIINGG-RIIINGG!" noise is not impressive. It's just plain annoying.
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Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
Tanker Trucks. Big, loud, and scary. Almost always exceeding the posted speed limit.

I've never had an issue with anyone on a harley. Some have loud pipes, but they tend to pass me with plenty of room, and go about their own business. Now, the ones on the Kawaski Ninja type bikes are another matter. They seem to like to pass, and rev their engines while passing. That "RIIINGG-RIIINGG-RIIINGG!" noise is not impressive. It's just plain annoying.
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Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
Tanker Trucks. Big, loud, and scary. Almost always exceeding the posted speed limit.

I've never had an issue with anyone on a harley. Some have loud pipes, but they tend to pass me with plenty of room, and go about their own business. Now, the ones on the Kawaski Ninja type bikes are another matter. They seem to like to pass, and rev their engines while passing. That "RIIINGG-RIIINGG-RIIINGG!" noise is not impressive. It's just plain annoying.
View This:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nensREV1ClQ
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Originally Posted by trackhub View Post
Tanker Trucks. Big, loud, and scary. Almost always exceeding the posted speed limit.

I've never had an issue with anyone on a harley. Some have loud pipes, but they tend to pass me with plenty of room, and go about their own business. Now, the ones on the Kawaski Ninja type bikes are another matter. They seem to like to pass, and rev their engines while passing. That "RIIINGG-RIIINGG-RIIINGG!" noise is not impressive. It's just plain annoying.
or this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zmRA_xX5Iw
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I ride in NJ, I don't have trouble with any long haul trucks. Farm equipment can be scary as it tend to be large but otherwise it's not been a problem. The biggest problem for me has been anything with a trailer (not 18 wheelers), especially if the trailer is wider than the preceding vehicle. Soccer moms follow up as being #2 and huge 4x4s in third. Most drivers with trailers are not professionals and quickly forget once you are no longer in view. Soccer moms suffer the same thing. I'm guessing that they're looking in that right mirror. I've noticed quite a few people do that as they pass (pass and stare into that mirror, pull to the right, then correct at the last minute).

I haven't had a problem with Harley riders, we share a lot of common areas to ride in South Jersey. I don't like the sound level of their pipes. I do have some problems with the rice burner crowd. They tend to be the show-offs and are quite dangerous. They tend to be the fewest on the road.
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I certainly agree with soccer moms in the #2 spot and 4x4s being number 3. Solo Harley riders aren't an issue, it's the guys who ride side by side that I mean.
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Loud motorcycles always get me. I hate them. I don't mind motorcycles with semi-soft pipes, but those that purposfully make their pipes as loud as possible are the worst for me.
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Uh, semi trailer - 2 lane rural road, he passed me with about 3 feet, but at 55 mph (100 kph). I had to fight not to get sucked into the wheels by the crosswind.
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Gravel trucks. The never ending shower of gravel that falls out of them. It's a wonder they have any left when they get where there going.
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Landscaper pickup trucks. In summer they have trailers wider than the trucks themselves and in winter they have snow plows attached to the front. They always seem to be travelling over the speed limit and seldom leave a safe amount of clearance as they pass.
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Originally Posted by tntyz View Post
I certainly agree with soccer moms in the #2 spot and 4x4s being number 3. Solo Harley riders aren't an issue, it's the guys who ride side by side that I mean.
Sorry, I should have said side-by-side, around here they leave us room. Oddly enough we often have bike lanes in the same area where we meet up.
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the only thing this thread has done for me is make me want a recumbent more than i did before . . .
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Any car with teenage drivers. Some ******* drivers decided it was funny to get as close to the rear wheel of my bike and constantly honk the other day.

Any type of big truck.

Any vehicle pulling something behind them.
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having said that, dump trucks are my least favorite, had a close encounter with one on the 3 or 4 th real ride (not inside the neighborhood)
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Any car with teenage drivers. Some ******* drivers decided it was funny to get as close to the rear wheel of my bike and constantly honk the other day.
this is why cellphones call the number 911 even when they are locked. And also why they put cameras on cellphones.
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RVs driven by the elderly - hands down...
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a convoy of loaded and uncovered double gravel dumptrucks driven by hopped up meth addicts two days after payday along a windy, rural two lane highway...
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