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Old 07-28-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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Wow, so i was cruising down 99 and its 2 lane's so i was in the left third of the left lane and there was a car up right lane about 3 car lengths in front of me. i was doing about ~68 and she was doing about ~63 so i was gaining on her. about 1 car length ahead i speed up to about ~75 to get by her and stay out of her blind spot. So as i was passing by i was about by the passengers window behind the driver i turn my head and see she is coming over im like WTF!! i saw her face she was looking straight at the road she was probably less then a foot away from meet still coming into the lane so i leaned away from her onto the shoulder (on the left its like half car size of concrete)and laid on the horn and then just twisted the throttle and got my self outta there.She didn't even realize that i was there until i zoomed past her from her left.Gave her a piece of my mind and she was like what did i do?

Im so glad nothing happened , got lucky i guess.Thank you .

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:28 PM   #2
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Sometimes a hand full of throttle is the best way out. Glad it worked out for ya. Get used to it. They are all trying to kill us. Thats the best mindset to stay alive.
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Sometimes a hand full of throttle is the best way out. Glad it worked out for ya. Get used to it. They are all trying to kill us. Thats the best mindset to stay alive.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:18 PM   #4
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It was my first bad experience in 5 months of riding so yeah hopefully no more like this.
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TRUST ME THERE WILL BE MORE. I cant believe this was your first.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:16 PM   #7
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I only ride outside of the city limits and it still happens to me on I-10 in and out of Katy. The best way to ride IMO, is to expect the driver to do the worst thing they can, whatever that might be. If you are coming up on a car, wait for them to move into your lane until you are past them. Knock on wood, I think this is what has saved me plenty of times.
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:42 PM   #8
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I had the same situation happen to me on I45 Northbound in S Houston near 610 where someone just decided to casually enter my left lane as I was side-by-side, no signal or glance over the shoulder, forcing me into the shoulder. I am pretty sure the lady didn't even realize what she just did. And that's not the only time something like that has happened to me.

I agree with the sentiment of assuming everyone is trying to kill you.
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yz117 just thought i'd share....i will say this just as a thought....sometimes if you start with the horn as you are approaching and beside them they will get out of your way and or move away so you can get thru...but just remember that there are a few that will challange for the space, and some that are just totally oblivious that there are bikes out there...glad you made it without injury...be safe...
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:02 PM   #12
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Its insane out there, that's something to think about ride like everyone is trying to hit me. I told my dad a few weeks ago i feel like everyone is out to get me(meaning cops), but now i feel like literally EVERYONE.

As far as the horn and stuff, i was going to install the dual headlight mod on my bike (just got it in the mail haven't gotten a chance to install it yet) just so there is more light and more chance of people seeing me. Honking while passing is a thought.

It will happen again im sure

Idk guys please ride safe.
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Its insane out there, that's something to think about ride like everyone is trying to hit me. I told my dad a few weeks ago i feel like everyone is out to get me(meaning cops), but now i feel like literally EVERYONE.

As far as the horn and stuff, i was going to install the dual headlight mod on my bike (just got it in the mail haven't gotten a chance to install it yet) just so there is more light and more chance of people seeing me. Honking while passing is a thought.

It will happen again im sure

Idk guys please ride safe.
When passing, I like to keep an eye on the driver. If it looks like they have their head up their , I might flash my high beams, rev the engine for a sec (while pulling in the clutch just long enough to do it (muzzy exhaust)), or give them some horn if their coming into my lane or driving erratically. Seems to really help. Another thing I do when passing is put it in a lower gear (put the RPM's at about 9000 rpms) so I've got the power to get the out of dodge with a twist of the wrist if necessary.
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BTW, 9000 rpms is where my bike begins getting the most power, different types of bikes are different.
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There's truly something too that. Ppl may complain about loud p/u trucks , V8 cars, motorcycles...etc. but it does catch ppl's attention at let them know there's something loud as coming up on them.

that is unless they r on a cell phone :(

Another Tip : when getting off a the highway when it's really congrested, and u get onthe exit lane, there maybe a clear space in front of u, it's SUPER tempting to just gun it and fly past everybody. but i've seen it happen wayyy too many times in my car, when ppl just pull out cause they're about sitting in traffic and do a last minute lane switch. that would suck going 60+ and someone pulling out going 7 mph
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It was my first bad experience in 5 months of riding so yeah hopefully no more like this.
holy , have you been riding in Omaha or something? get used to it, try to numb yourself to cager stupidity. The more you ride (especially in houston) the more you'll figure out how to avoid getting into those situations.
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In the situation you just had. I've had best luck getting the asshat's attention by bouncing my bike off the rev limiter. I don't think anyone has ever heard my horn when i used it. Sometimes it's better to use that time getting out of the way and avoiding the accident rather than trying to get their attention too.
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It was my first bad experience in 5 months of riding so yeah hopefully no more like this.
It will happen again. I learned with hauling freight to pay very close attention to how people act in front of you. Usually you can tell by their driving habits in a matter of seconds what kinds of stupid moves they will make. My absolutely worst spot is when you are on the beltway in the lane next to a line, those fkrs will jump out in front of you, into you, etc. they don't care. Way to be alert and get out of there. BTW, BEWARE OF HANDICAP SIGNS. Whether it is because they can't turn their heads that far, or they are too old to remember, they LOVE to take your lane from you.
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