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Ever get in a fight with a cager?

Old 08-11-05, 11:02 PM
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Ever get in a fight with a cager?

I almost did today, I was out for a riding just kind of crusing through a neighborhood as I have a couple stitches in my hand so it hurts to grip the bars tight. The cager comes flying by me (at at least 45 in a 30) and I yell "slow down" he then stops and waits for me to catch up and says "I should kick your ass you fing fairy" I'm already in some pain ergo in some what of a bad mood I get off mybike set it aside and say "Lets go" get into a fighter stance he laughs and drives away.

I'm waiting for the day the guy gets out of the car...I so want to slam his head on the car and say "bet you slow down now"

I took several years of several fighting styles, ergo the stance, I have a lot of street fighting experince as well..
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Old 08-11-05, 11:06 PM
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wtf is a cager?
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Yah-when using terms like "cager" you may want to give us a definition.
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Old 08-11-05, 11:14 PM
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what the f is wtf?
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Old 08-11-05, 11:19 PM
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Cager - Cā' jer - n. A pejorative term used by cyclists to denote car drivers.
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Old 08-11-05, 11:24 PM
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cager = some old fart
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Old 08-11-05, 11:31 PM
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Nicolas Cage?
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Old 08-11-05, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ed073
Nicolas Cage?
Yeah, I can understand him driving away. Nicolas Cage is a wuss. You would have kicked his butt...
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you should have kicked his ass. Make sure you dont have weird shoes or its going to suck pretty bad. The shoes might stray me from fighting anyone...
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Let's get this straight. You got ready to drop the gloves with this guy for driving 15mph over the limit? Then you post about carrying mace? He did the right thing. He laughed and walked away even though he wasn't particularly civil. The two of you must have looked pretty ridiculous...an old cogger (old cagers run for president, do play by play, etc...when they become old coggers) and a biker in his lycra in a 'fighting' stance. Boxing? Kempo? Aikido? Greco Roman?

Rule one: on a bike and when dressed in lycra and bike shoes, you stand little chance of righting the world's wrongs (other than not using fossil fuel.)

Sorry to be harsh, but I just don't get all the negative aggro I'm right I'm gonna, They outta, I kicked his, those posers, etc... that's going on around these parts. Riding is for relaxing. You want a sport that will piss you off so you can go ballistic? Golf for pete's sake! And they have just as much gear as bikers!

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Old 08-12-05, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by eXCeSS
wtf is a cager?
that's what i was thinking
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Old 08-12-05, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by puddin' legs

Rule one: on a bike and when dressed in lycra and bike shoes, you stand little chance of righting the world's wrongs (other than not using fossil fuel.)
Come on, a road biker is only one step away from a costumed superhero- all he has to do is extend the lycra and wear his underpants on the outside. I can see the shoes might be a problem though.
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Old 08-12-05, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ed073
Nicolas Cage?
ed, didja ever hear the story about the 'Snake' coming through someones station wagon back window like the Terminator? Apparently happened on the old 'Frankston Derby' ride (pre Hellride). I would have loved to have seen that! Hilarious.

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i have frequent run-ins with jackholes in cars. just stay close enough to their door that they can't open it without hitting you, smile, and say "stay in your car, dude..."

my last encounter was only a couple of weeks ago. i had an exchange with some 'tard with a "SoCal" sticker on the back window of his jetta who honked at me and told me to get out of the road. he blew past me and stopped at a right turn red light, so i rode up next to him(driver's side) and asked him if he had a problem. he tells me, "that's what happens when you block traffic, a-hole." so i pointed to the bike lane i was in and told him he needed to take his white trash-from-out-of-state A$$ to the DMV and do some studying. THEN he tells me how lucky i am that his baby is in the car with him or he'd get out and kick my a$$. so i say, "don't let that stop you, 'be-otch', i'm right here." the entire time, his trashy looking teen mom girlfriend is yelling obsceneties at me. it was great. the people in the car on my left were loving it, too.
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Old 08-12-05, 01:17 AM
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I think the best responses are non verbal (and no I don't mean sign language). Occassionally I get the chance to pull up right next to someone who's previously honked at me. I make sure and stop right beside them. I just glance over and give them a look which says they are a worthless piece of human crap that's not even worthy of a comment from me. It doesn't take them long to realize who the better person is. So far none of them have ever taken the opportunity to say so much as one word while we're there at the light. They just sit there looking like the assclown they've made of themselves. People tend to be really brave when they think they are anonymous, but get next to them and their true colors start to show.
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Originally Posted by Elvish Legion
I took several years of several fighting styles, ergo the stance, I have a lot of street fighting experince as well..
So, which technique did you put on display?? I took kung-fu as a kid, some ken-po (defensive moves) in college and one class of krav maga (israeli, learning how to disarm a gun stuck in your back) a few years ago; and my bro took tae-kwon-do.
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I never thought of wearing those lacy red thongs on the outside of my shorts but idea is starting to appeal to me

I'm a 5'5" woman and I get in cager fights too- kicking a little ass, or at least winning the staredown, is a neccasary thing when they come and beg for it. There is something to be said for using mtb shoes in the city though, quicker feet with better traction. When I was younger and stupider the softer rubbery shoes were good for walking onto taxi hoods and just screaming until the idiot driver caved. (messengering downtown) I find brushes with death create SO much adrenaline the situation has to be dealt with NOW. And I doubt that driver will screw with a rider again.
Maybe a satin cape with those red panties?
I fenced for twenty years and learned efficiency. Just pick up that 30 pound hybrid you run errands on and broadside the bastard with it. I'm serious- the local police told me that a woman minding her own business in public should defend herself and to do what I have to do. I don't pick fights, but I'm glad I'm not the only rider who won't be the moving target. I had to hear all this crap from some wuss with a cheap bike lately about assault charges and the criminal code. Like the cops wouldn't laugh their asses off. Pick a fight with a girl- get your butt kicked by a girl- learn your lesson.

The bastards can really screw up an otherwise great day though. Wish they'd leave me the hell alone.
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Originally Posted by dfw
I think the best responses are non verbal (and no I don't mean sign language). Occassionally I get the chance to pull up right next to someone who's previously honked at me. I make sure and stop right beside them. I just glance over and give them a look which says they are a worthless piece of human crap that's not even worthy of a comment from me. It doesn't take them long to realize who the better person is. So far none of them have ever taken the opportunity to say so much as one word while we're there at the light. They just sit there looking like the assclown they've made of themselves. People tend to be really brave when they think they are anonymous, but get next to them and their true colors start to show.
I can't believe that you're from Lance Armstrong's home state and the average ******-bag still doesn't realize how cool it is to be a cyclist in the Lone Star state.

Bet those rednecks still jack-off to Ty Murray though...
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Originally Posted by dfw
I think the best responses are non verbal (and no I don't mean sign language). Occassionally I get the chance to pull up right next to someone who's previously honked at me. I make sure and stop right beside them. I just glance over and give them a look which says they are a worthless piece of human crap that's not even worthy of a comment from me. It doesn't take them long to realize who the better person is. So far none of them have ever taken the opportunity to say so much as one word while we're there at the light. They just sit there looking like the assclown they've made of themselves. People tend to be really brave when they think they are anonymous, but get next to them and their true colors start to show.
agreed, look right at them and tell them that you know who they are. I also like to pull out my cell phone, look right at them and start to discribe the car and the driver.
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Originally Posted by misssparklies
When I was younger and stupider the softer rubbery shoes were good for walking onto taxi hoods and just screaming until the idiot driver caved.
I think I'm in love.
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Originally Posted by dfw
I think the best responses are non verbal (and no I don't mean sign language). Occassionally I get the chance to pull up right next to someone who's previously honked at me. I make sure and stop right beside them. I just glance over and give them a look which says they are a worthless piece of human crap that's not even worthy of a comment from me....
Yep. That's my favorite approach. Do a Clint Eastwood and just look at them like they were a pile of something you want to avoid stepping in, and go back to you ride. If they did something dangerous or illegal, I start taking down their number. They usually speed away without anymore trouble.
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(Cager) I thought he ment a hockey goalie.
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Originally Posted by Elvish Legion
I almost did today, I was out for a riding just kind of crusing through a neighborhood as I have a couple stitches in my hand so it hurts to grip the bars tight. The cager comes flying by me (at at least 45 in a 30) and I yell "slow down" he then stops and waits for me to catch up and says "I should kick your ass you fing fairy" I'm already in some pain ergo in some what of a bad mood I get off mybike set it aside and say "Lets go" get into a fighter stance he laughs and drives away.

I'm waiting for the day the guy gets out of the car...I so want to slam his head on the car and say "bet you slow down now"

I took several years of several fighting styles, ergo the stance, I have a lot of street fighting experince as well..
There are times it's better to keep your mouth shut. Too many fools on crack these days. What good is 'street fighting experience' if the MF has a gun??
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I had some kids honk at me and call me a name, couldn't understand what they actually said. I stuck my tounge out at them laughing. Kid had a look on his face like, "that's not what I expected, wtf?!?" Other times I've chased people down, yelled, but it never really seems to solve anything so I'm trying some new tactics.
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