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Old 03-05-09, 07:32 PM
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Old 03-05-09, 07:34 PM
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Today, 45 miles into a 50 mile ride, I'm on a quiet country road, riding the white line. I glance up, and some teen driver coming in the opposite direction is flipping me the bird. I have no idea why. He did not illicit a response, I was too tired to lift my middle finger after a hard interval workout.

Get off the F-ing road indeed.
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You would have to be a zen master to wear the jersey that guy is wearing. Shoot, I would probably flip him the bird too.
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f**king hippies.
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I glance up, and BT, a teen driver coming in the opposite direction is flipping me the bird. I have no idea why.
Fixed!

Come on Pcad, you know why!
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Back in my car racing days, I carried the race car on an open trailer, and my spares and tools in the truck.

I figured the money was better spent on going racing rather than on a nice shiny new enclosed trailer. So I would have to wash the car upon arrival at the track. Big deal.

The side effect of course is that the whole world sees that you are towing a race car instead of landscaping equipment or whatever.

Almost every single trip, somewhere along the Interstate highway system, a kid in a Camaro - it was almost always a Camaro for some reason - would pull alongside the cab, tear off for a car length or two, drop back, tear off... all the while gesturing for a race.

Remember the old Dodge commercials "That thing got a hemi?" - like those guys.

I'm in 10,000 lbs of diesel truck, and you want to RACE? What part of the car being towed on a trailer is so blessed hard to understand?

I am convinced that there is a portion of the driving public for whom getting behind the wheel of a car means an instant drop of 50 IQ points. And given that a lot of these people are struggling to make 3 digits on the old IQ in the first place... that is not a recipie for success.

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