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great interaction with motorist this week

Old 04-26-08, 02:28 PM
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great interaction with motorist this week

riding along on nice country road up in mountains when i get the S scared out of me by passing car. bunch of guys in it decide to pull close and scream something. "F-ing bike fa**ot". very nice right?

well, the traffic lights up the road gave me a chance to pay them back. i caught up, pulled along side and looked in their rolled down window. probably 18-20 years old and looking rather uneasy with me next to their car. so i say, "what did you say to me? i didnt F-ing hear you". driver responds, "hey it wasnt me". so i punched their side view mirror and shattered the glass(punched the non glass side) and they drove away.

should have just taken the plate # and reported them to police. oh well, they will run me over next time they see me maybe.
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Old 04-26-08, 02:35 PM
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If this is not a joke, be prepared for the fallout. Apparently no one on this site has ever lost his or her temper while on the bike.

After almost getting taken down by an ignorant hypercaffeinated she-yuppy driving a BMW convertible about 30 minutes ago, I feel your rage. Sometimes it's tough to keep it in. I really have to try sometimes to keep it in.
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Old 04-26-08, 02:47 PM
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normally i wave or just ignore people. but for some idiotic reason i chose to react the way i did. not thrilled but am kinda glad. think cop giving them a ticket would have been better though.
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Old 04-26-08, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by feethanddooth
normally i wave or just ignore people. but for some idiotic reason i chose to react the way i did. not thrilled but am kinda glad. think cop giving them a ticket would have been better though.
I think we've all been there in one way or another, whether or not we are willing to admit it. I have.
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Old 04-26-08, 02:59 PM
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Old 04-26-08, 03:03 PM
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Great reaction..Love when someone gives out a good beating...Keep it up, you're to be commended..Enough of these A**holes..if everyone here responded like you did there would be no more problems with cagers..perfect example, is that when I'm on my Harley (gas eaten 103 stroker engine) no one pulls up next to me and say's sh*t..however on my grossly underpowered bicycle, I catch the same flak that you described, and respond with the finger...If they wanna take it to the next level, that would really make my day...but they never have, cause after all, I would whipped their a**.. I love the art of hand to hand combat...makes you feel alive...Oh I know what's coming from you turds...you may type back tough guy sh*t... but in the real world if I said BOO you'd sh*t your diaper!!! That's a fact...nerds!!!
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Old 04-26-08, 04:42 PM
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One of the reasons I try to save weight on my bike is so I can carry a small claw hammer in my jersey pocket to beat patterns in cars that offend me.

I don't know if I'd pick a fight with three young men though.
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Originally Posted by feethanddooth
oh well, they will run me over next time they see me maybe.
Worse, they'll run over another cyclist who never did anything to anyone.

Not that I don't understand where you're coming from. I've chased down a few cars that almost ran over my girlfriend and were dicks about it.
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Old 04-26-08, 05:48 PM
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Well it is best notto do that, but I have, especially when I was younger.
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Old 04-26-08, 06:49 PM
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I got yelled at this morning @ 8:45 a.m.!! On the way to the ride...
Where the f*ck to people really have to be at 8:45 on a Saturday morning? I just waved and smiled as it tends to piss cagers off even more.
Of course, if their window is down and the light is changing, an open waterbottle full of Gatorade through the window does the trick too.
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Old 04-26-08, 07:01 PM
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I always just try to hum a little toon and think happy thoughts. Here is a little tune you can try to keep in your head the next time you meet some people you'd like to feed to fire ants.

Love, exciting and new
Come aboard, we're expecting you
Love, life's sweetest reward
Let it flow, it floats back to you

The Love Boat soon will be making another run
The Love Boat promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure
Your mind on a new romance

And love won't hurt anymore
It's an open smile on a friendly shore
It's love
Welcome aboard
It's love!

If that doesn't work then I usually smash them in the face with a rock!
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Old 04-26-08, 07:02 PM
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OP: Good job

Next time punch their face in too.
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Old 04-26-08, 07:17 PM
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Personally, I like to smile and ask in a very friendly voice if the driver is having a bad day because he had to eat the english muffin.

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Old 04-26-08, 07:40 PM
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Awesome! I just got called a F@GG0T today by a guy in a pick up truck who looked like he probably married his sister. Oh, the irony of it all!
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Old 04-26-08, 08:07 PM
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Well done sir. I feel like doing the same some times.
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considering how easy it is to get killed by a car....I try avoid pissing off drivers....not that I wouldn't like to , I just don't.
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Maybe they knew you are a Rangers fan.
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Good choice in your actions, calling the cops would be useless most likely. Now that they have a broken mirror they can think about the stupidity of their actions or maybe even have to explain to someone else if it's not their car.

It's funny how stupid a lot of the drivers are in not realizing that if there are lights ahead there is a REALLY good chance you will catch up to them. I once had two girls yell at me from their passing car.... first time I caught up to them and just went by without even looking.... then once the traffic starts moving they catch up to me again, yell, and pass me.... in my mind im like "OK, maybe they want to talk".... at this point I still didnt even know what they were screaming or who was in the car. As I start catching up to them, this time I see them switching lanes as I get closer... so I go up to their car in the left lane and you can tell they fell pretty dumb and expect me to freak out on them. Turned out to be 2 teenaged girls and that diffused the situation a bit otherwise I was preparing for something more. We had a little chat and got on our way.
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On a different note, I had a great interaction the other day on my commute home when a young lady (probably just out of high school) complimented my a** as I was riding out of the saddle up a hill. Needless to say, that boosted my ego a little bit.

So not interactions have to be bad.
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Lately I've just been getting one long obnoxious loud honk as the idiot accelerates and swerves around me.
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Originally Posted by Lecterman
On a different note, I had a great interaction the other day on my commute home when a young lady (probably just out of high school) complimented my a** as I was riding out of the saddle up a hill. Needless to say, that boosted my ego a little bit.

So not interactions have to be bad.
Yeah I agree not all are bad. I had one this week where I was standing at a red light and a young chick pulled up beside me and asked me for directions and then said "btw nice bike" so that kinda boosted my ego as well

Majority of drivers don't cause any issues around here, but the occasional a-hole can get the temper going.
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