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Old 05-18-2011, 04:33 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by DMack View Post
When a bike is 3 car lengths behind you and in your driver mirror. They are not trying to pass you. They are saying hello, I am here so keep your eyes open. With that said, Stop mother f*cking me and telling me to go around. Trust me. If I wanted to go around you ( like I did after the last f*ck) I would before you could look in your passenger mirror. My father use to say. Son, you don't own the road. He was right, I don't. I just want to go down it. People who drive side by side at the same speed think they own the road. Rant is done.
happens all the time! just pass em up and go even slower when your in front
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:37 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by exalted512 View Post
I try really hard not to...but if they me off I will. Especially if they're going under the speed limit. I freakin hate that .

The other day I had 2 18-wheelers in front of me. The guy in the left lane going 1/2 mph faster than the guy in the right lane, both going 10 under. 2 lanes either way with a middle turning lane. I finally said screw it and passed them in the turning lane. It drives me freakin nuts when people do that.

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I am guilty of doing this sometimes.

I noticed in a car, I drive a lot more chill. But on a bike, I am usually impatient.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:03 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by ALEXD View Post
happens all the time! just pass em up and go even slower when your in front
Bad idea... most people who drive slow do it because they cant drive/see like old people and idiots. I dont wanna bank on them being able to slow down fast enuff to match my speed before they hit me.

I've found that when i travel slightly faster than the average speed of traffic, most of my problems tend to come from the front. When i encounter a driver who appears distracted/drunk/high, I goose it and put as much distance between said dumbass and myself as fast as humanly possible.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:03 PM   #24
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Pass em and be done I say. There will always be idiots on the road.

I had an 18 wheeler cut across 3 lanes and I had to use the shoulder to get away. I held my horn down as I passed and told him he was number one once I was in front of him. Guy was a freakin idiot.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:47 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by texlurch View Post
If it's dark, and only 3 car lengths back, you may have been annoying them with your lights in their mirror..
Shouldn't really matter, 3 car lengths is a lot of space. Most cagers only give one car length between each other.
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Originally Posted by david75 View Post
Shouldn't really matter, 3 car lengths is a lot of space. Most cagers only give one car length between each other.
Maybe in rush hour in stop and go traffic. 1 sec or 1 car length per 10 mph is the simple rule of thumb.
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