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Speaking of four wheels, adrenaline and sdupid, have you ever ran up through a couple of gears, to get away from a clump of cagers, and before you know it, there's three of them coming up behind you at 95mph playing tag with each other. That's on a weekday, on Friday or Saturday night you start an amateur demolition derby, testosterone is a lethal weapon.

All the time!!! And usually I'm passing because I don't want to be in their blind spot coupled with they are not consistent with their speed. I just want away but it ends up being taken as a threat to their manhood or something. It's been so bad at times I have gotten off for a unneeded refuel or bathroom break!!
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Speaking of four wheels, adrenaline and sdupid, have you ever ran up through a couple of gears, to get away from a clump of cagers, and before you know it, there's three of them coming up behind you at 95mph playing tag with each other. That's on a weekday, on Friday or Saturday night you start an amateur demolition derby, testosterone is a lethal weapon.
Not a clump, but it happens more often than I would believe if I didn't see it so often...

When I come up behind someone on a curvy road going slowly, usually a cager, they see me in the rearview and suddenly want to show me how fast they can go. Looks so stupid. So I have to back way off to keep the moron from running wide in the turns... hanging way back until their blast of testosterone is finished. So dickless... or maybe they just don't have anything better to do.

And then there's the complete asshat that decides he (yes, it's usually a 'he') wants to show how fast he can go after I pass him. He's tooling along, minding his own business, so I pass as safely and briefly as I can and then I see and hear Cletus giving it the beans to show me that he shouldn't have been passed. (?)

It's not just bikes though... one night, driving my diesel pickup on a backroad with a few passing zones, came up behind another truck driving slowly. As soon as I hit the long passing zone, I went around. As soon as I was ready to pull back in, where's that truck? He had floored it and was right on my flank. I pulled back in right in front of him and the guy rides my ass hard. I'm not taking my diesel truck to the races, so two or three turns later, I just pulled over. Have no idea what that dickweed's issue was. So yeah, it's not just people on bikes.
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Not a clump, but it happens more often than I would believe if I didn't see it so often...

When I come up behind someone on a curvy road going slowly, usually a cager, they see me in the rearview and suddenly want to show me how fast they can go. Looks so stupid. So I have to back way off to keep the moron from running wide in the turns... hanging way back until their blast of testosterone is finished. So dickless... or maybe they just don't have anything better to do.

And then there's the complete asshat that decides he (yes, it's usually a 'he') wants to show how fast he can go after I pass him. He's tooling along, minding his own business, so I pass as safely and briefly as I can and then I see and hear Cletus giving it the beans to show me that he shouldn't have been passed. (?)

It's not just bikes though... one night, driving my diesel pickup on a backroad with a few passing zones, came up behind another truck driving slowly. As soon as I hit the long passing zone, I went around. As soon as I was ready to pull back in, where's that truck? He had floored it and was right on my flank. I pulled back in right in front of him and the guy rides my ass hard. I'm not taking my diesel truck to the races, so two or three turns later, I just pulled over. Have no idea what that dickweed's issue was. So yeah, it's not just people on bikes.
You can take discomfort in knowing that this behavior is widespread throughout societies' struggle with offensive disorder.
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You can take discomfort in knowing that this behavior is widespread throughout societies' struggle with offensive disorder.
Hey Robert!!!!!!!!!! I was happy to see that last storm missed you guys.
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Hey Robert!!!!!!!!!! I was happy to see that last storm missed you guys.
Hey, I appreciate that Jim. We dodged another bullet for sure. Still not out of the woods this season but we'll keep our fingers crossed. I hope you and yours are doing well these days. Hope to see you again sometime.

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Not a clump, but it happens more often than I would believe if I didn't see it so often...

When I come up behind someone on a curvy road going slowly, usually a cager, they see me in the rearview and suddenly want to show me how fast they can go. Looks so stupid. So I have to back way off to keep the moron from running wide in the turns... hanging way back until their blast of testosterone is finished. So dickless... or maybe they just don't have anything better to do. .............
Well, I figure it's them being nice. I'm not in any particular hurry, just having a little fun is all. But yeah in the unusual event that they start to ping-pong the lines or cross, I do the same thing.


Some folks merely slow down even more. I don't want to speculate whether they're doing that in an attempt to annoy someone because I'm not in their heads. I've had some pull over and wave me around. Too nice... didn't ask for it (riding bumper, flashing/waving headlamp, weaving the lane, acting a fool, etcetera...) or expect it.


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And then there's the complete asshat that decides he (yes, it's usually a 'he') wants to show how fast he can go after I pass him. He's tooling along, minding his own business, so I pass as safely and briefly as I can and then I see and hear Cletus giving it the beans to show me that he shouldn't have been passed. (?)

It's not just bikes though... one night, driving my diesel pickup on a backroad with a few passing zones, came up behind another truck driving slowly. As soon as I hit the long passing zone, I went around. As soon as I was ready to pull back in, where's that truck? He had floored it and was right on my flank. I pulled back in right in front of him and the guy rides my ass hard. I'm not taking my diesel truck to the races, so two or three turns later, I just pulled over. Have no idea what that dickweed's issue was. So yeah, it's not just people on bikes.
This, this, this. Yes... wwaayy too often I see this happen with others, and have had it happen. When I notice someone passing me on a single lane, I slow down to let them back in sooner... not try to speed up and create a head-on situation. That's just not cool. I don't own the road, but there are some that like to pretend they *do*.



Had one pickup with three lanes of late-evening easy traffic doing 70mph, decide he wants to do 71MPH in the far left lane. Not a soul in front of him. There are no left-hand exits along this highway. So it takes him a good 1/4mi to pass one vehicle and by the time there's enough space for a safe lane-change, there's another vehicle ahead. Didn't want slalom through traffic to get around so I just hung back and very patiently waited. After very patiently waiting for several exits, finally got an opportunity get around. I signal, slow lane-change, start to come around and the nutball speeds up. So I speed up, signal, make it around, then slow down to 80/75 depending on conditions. But now he's all of sudden in a hurry and are looking at GRILL in my rear-view for the next couple of miles. Didn't brake-check or drive any differently, I just ignored him. Apparently he was getting that close to phone in my plate because he only backed off about a 1/2 mile before there was a cop standing on the side of the road outside the car. Probably told the dude I just ran him off the road or something.



The lesson they've taught me is, when you pass, P-A-S-S... pass them like they're sitting still. Don't even give them the possibility of entertaining a challenge. By the time they drop a gear you're already a vehicle length ahead and getting back over. It seems rude as **** but it keeps the road games to a minimum.
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Long and short is we live in a sh*t for brains inhabited country. No other explanation fits. I really am fearful of what might happen on 11/03 if things don't go the way some folks would like and that's on either side of the coin.
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Long and short is we live in a sh*t for brains inhabited country. No other explanation fits. I really am fearful of what might happen on 11/03 if things don't go the way some folks would like and that's on either side of the coin.
As a Canadian, I'm glad you said that. If I did I'd surely be called out for it.

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Long and short is we live in a sh*t for brains inhabited country. No other explanation fits. I really am fearful of what might happen on 11/03 if things don't go the way some folks would like and that's on either side of the coin.
Hopefully it won't become so bad that discussing it on a motorcycle forum will no longer be considered as off topic.
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When I come up behind someone on a curvy road going slowly, usually a cager, they see me in the rearview and suddenly want to show me how fast they can go. Looks so stupid. So I have to back way off to keep the moron from running wide in the turns... hanging way back until their blast of testosterone is finished. So dickless... or maybe they just don't have anything better to do.

And then there's the complete asshat that decides he (yes, it's usually a 'he') wants to show how fast he can go after I pass him. He's tooling along, minding his own business, so I pass as safely and briefly as I can and then I see and hear Cletus giving it the beans to show me that he shouldn't have been passed. (?)

It's not just bikes though... one night, driving my diesel pickup on a backroad with a few passing zones, came up behind another truck driving slowly. As soon as I hit the long passing zone, I went around. As soon as I was ready to pull back in, where's that truck? He had floored it and was right on my flank. I pulled back in right in front of him and the guy rides my ass hard. I'm not taking my diesel truck to the races, so two or three turns later, I just pulled over. Have no idea what that dickweed's issue was. So yeah, it's not just people on bikes.

It happens so much everywhere that I figure it's psychological; that kind of person can't stand to be anywhere other than in the lead (or tailgate because they latch on to you as you pass). Doesn't matter what you're riding/driving. If you pull far enough ahead of them, it breaks their "tether", and they drop back down to the speed they find comfortable. They're the same people that hang around in your blind spots and that of 18-wheelers. Idiots the lot of them regardless of the mechanics of "why". My brother bitches about it all the time too so it's not just "performance" vehicles oozing some kind of challenge to those around you (it's even 6-banger Caddies).
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