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Old 10-26-2009, 11:07 AM   #1
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To the dumbarse who had the HOV backed up two miles at 45 mph Friday ...

Now that I have the 1100xx for commuter duty I try and ride in from Kingwood to downtown 2-3 times per week. Although a little chilly Friday morning (48 degrees when I pulled out of the driveway) I geared up accordingly and looked forward to the ride in.

... until I got stuck behing a line of cars in the HOV lane just south of Townsend traveling at 45 mph being held up by ...

... wait for it ...

... a motorcyclist.

Yes, one of our very own on a big metric cruiser was putting along at 45 mph and obviously didn't give a flying fark about the havoc he was causing behind him.

Hey, if you want to putt along at 10-15 mph below the posted limit that is certainly your choice but at least have the common courtesy to pull over in the lane and allow others to pass or stay of the HOV lane altogteher and use the freeway lanes that will allow others to go safely around you.

Isn't it hard enough for motorcyclists to have a good relationship with our auto-driving HOV brethern without adding this to the mix?

At least I was able to get off the HOV and get back on at Lee Road in front of this rolling roadblock but I can imagine that there wer 50+ drivers who were not at all enthused about that particular morning commute.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:13 AM   #2
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Its not just motorcyclist that do it, cars do it as well. I drive the HOV lane from sugar land to downtown m-th. But I hear ya...atleast he can pull over.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:50 AM   #3
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Donno. If your too scared to do freeway speeds on the freeway, then maybe you shouldn't be there.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:57 AM   #4
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Might have been his first rodeo. Don't be so hard on the guy he is like you said one of our very own.
I don't think that is being hard on the guy. In lots of states blocking traffic like that (think two lane road) is illegal. I don't know about HOV or how that applies to TX law though. With the slow driver being obligated to pull off the road and let faster traffic by him if more than X cars are piled up behind them. What he was doing is irresponsible and dangerous; bike or auto they should know better. Just my .02
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What he was doing is irresponsible and dangerous; bike or auto they should know better. Just my .02
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:04 PM   #6
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i honestly would of been honking at his , at least do the posted speed limit
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Its not just motorcyclist that do it, cars do it as well. I drive the HOV lane from sugar land to downtown m-th. But I hear ya...atleast he can pull over.
i was once stuck behind a porsche 911 of all things doing like 40 on a long exit ramp.
guy must've been heavily coked out, is all i can think
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:08 PM   #8
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i honestly would of been honking at his , at least do the posted speed limit
i did that once, when i got up next to him while finally passing he swerved over at me (was in a rental car)
some crazy 's out there
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hahaha i love when people get road rage and start swerving into my lane, i just chill and if they hit me, they get the ticket and have to pay for my repairs and if they try and run then they also get to add a felony charge
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:14 PM   #10
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hahaha i love when people get road rage and start swerving into my lane, i just chill and if they hit me, they get the ticket and have to pay for my repairs and if they try and run then they also get to add a felony charge
^ Not true. He screams like a little girl when a car comes anywhere near him.
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dont pw the thread but i beleive that was YOU!
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:35 PM   #12
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What he was doing is irresponsible and dangerous; bike or auto they should know better. Just my .02
But they dont...the majority of Houston SUCKS at driving. period.
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I remeber my Texas Driver Handbook from when I was 15. The very first
inside page had a sign like a traffic sign that showed cars
crunched into one an other and read "slow poke driving is dangerous" or
something to that effect.

I sooo wish I had kept it to scan/make copys of.

I am sure that is so politicaly incorrect now it's unreal and would never be in a official state publication but it is soooooo true.

Keep up with the flow or get the out of the way.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:52 PM   #14
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Now that I have the 1100xx for commuter duty I try and ride in from Kingwood to downtown 2-3 times per week. Although a little chilly Friday morning (48 degrees when I pulled out of the driveway) I geared up accordingly and looked forward to the ride in.

... until I got stuck behing a line of cars in the HOV lane just south of Townsend traveling at 45 mph being held up by ...

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Yes, one of our very own on a big metric cruiser was putting along at 45 mph and obviously didn't give a flying fark about the havoc he was causing behind him.

Hey, if you want to putt along at 10-15 mph below the posted limit that is certainly your choice but at least have the common courtesy to pull over in the lane and allow others to pass or stay of the HOV lane altogteher and use the freeway lanes that will allow others to go safely around you.

Isn't it hard enough for motorcyclists to have a good relationship with our auto-driving HOV brethern without adding this to the mix?

At least I was able to get off the HOV and get back on at Lee Road in front of this rolling roadblock but I can imagine that there wer 50+ drivers who were not at all enthused about that particular morning commute.

+10 I can not STAND that ! The HOV should add a Minimum speed limit!!!!
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:57 PM   #15
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"Damned , look at him holding up traffic.... , look at that fvcking maniac fly by!"
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:19 PM   #16
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that's not as bad of what happened to me. A mini van that look like the wheels are about to come off decided to do a complete stop and look left and right before entering the ramp. Once on, decided to go 15 below and swerving left and right like a drunken idiot. stomping on the brake every so often. I had to pull way back and watch them beaners lead the whole way to down town.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:51 PM   #17
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once I was stuck behind a cage driver who smashed his junk into the wall on the HOV, turned out he had an "artificial" passanger
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Is there some way we can report them to the Cops? i know you can report drunk driving via text.
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Is there some way we can report them to the Cops? i know you can report drunk driving via text.
reports say texting and driving is like being legally drunk while driving.......
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