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What is it with BMW drivers? All my angry encounters where the driver threatened violence were in BMS's
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What is it with BMW drivers? All my angry encounters where the driver threatened violence were in BMS's
You live Newport Beach where BMW's are as common as Ford F150 in Dallas.
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A friend of mine—who owns a BMW and also used to bike—once told me this joke:

Q: What's the difference between a porcupine and a BMW?

A: A porcupine has its pr*cks on the outside
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Generalizations seem generally applicable to the generalizer.

In my area, it seems like SUV and pickup drivers are the worst. If I'm gonna be right-hooked, 9 times out of 10 it's gonna be an SUV or pickup.

Sunday I got right hooked by two SUVs in a row. To avoid being sideswiped by the second SUV I had to move left from the bike lane to the main traffic lane, in front of another SUV. That third SUV turned out to be a cop. I wondered whether he'd go after the SUV that nearly hit me. Nope.

Those are also the most common vehicles where I ride. So... darned statistics.
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From the thread title, I thought this was going to be about lightening the load before heading out to ride.
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