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Old 04-05-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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Not sure what the was going on, but I was caging north on 45 around 3:45 p.m. today and saw road rage in action. A guy (I'm assuming) with a green sportbike got on the freeway around Bay Area Blvd. I apparently missed the initial exchange, but what I saw went like this:

Bike in middle lane riding practically on top of line dividing the left and middle lanes, SUV in far left lane. Bike rider waves fist at SUV, then cuts in front of SUV all the way over to left shoulder. SUV swerves violently to the right, crossing halfway into center lane. (I'm assuming the bike swerved at the SUV's driver's side door) We were in the center lane. If my friend and I had been beside the SUV instead of slightly behind, the SUV would have hit us. Bike then hauls on the feeder for about 1/4 mile, then cuts back into traffic and disappears.

Not sure who started it, but it was bullshit. Something tells me it was not the SUV, because we had been riding beside it in traffic for awhile, and the driver appeared very cautions...using blinkers, allowing lots of cushion between him and the vehicle in front of him, allowing cars to get in front of him when they signaled, etc.

Note: I don't know much at all about sport bikes, so I don't know what it was. I can say that it was Kawi green, had single exhaust and that the tail piece was completely vertical on the back. The tail lights were in the vertical part of the tail, and they looked like a wall socket turned on its side. Bike was kinda boxy, like something from the late 90's. Rider was wearing tan pants, a bulky black coat, black backpack and a black helmet. I'm really surprised someone didn't get hurt.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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It's always possible that maybe the bike was in the SUV's blind spot? Not defending the rider but I guess sometimes it's hard to tell.
I was riding Sunday afternoon and I was almsot pushed to the shoulder on 290. The silver explorer beside me didn't see me. I layed on my horn and he actually saw me. He swerved back in his lane. I did point to at him then waved. I think I was in his blind spot or he just wasn't looking. But he heard me. Thank ..
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It's always possible that maybe the bike was in the SUV's blind spot? Not defending the rider but I guess sometimes it's hard to tell.
I was riding Sunday afternoon and I was almsot pushed to the shoulder on 290. The silver explorer beside me didn't see me. I layed on my horn and he actually saw me. He swerved back in his lane. I did point to at him then waved. I think I was in his blind spot or he just wasn't looking. But he heard me. Thank ..
I had that happen to me the very first time I ever got on the freeway! over the years Iíve become more defensive and learn to anticipate the cagers next move lol
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I had that happen to me the very first time I ever got on the freeway! over the years Iíve become more defensive and learn to anticipate the cagers next move lol
Agreed. Next time I will have to pass the vehicle with a little more speed & awareness
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It's always possible that maybe the bike was in the SUV's blind spot? Not defending the rider but I guess sometimes it's hard to tell.
I was riding Sunday afternoon and I was almsot pushed to the shoulder on 290. The silver explorer beside me didn't see me. I layed on my horn and he actually saw me. He swerved back in his lane. I did point to at him then waved. I think I was in his blind spot or he just wasn't looking. But he heard me. Thank ..
Wow they usally dont hear my horn
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The horn on my bike is very loud and commands attention.
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