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Old 06-26-2011, 10:26 PM   #41
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Nope it's case saver, or cage, not both.

I guess I don't understand whey when someone does what the OP did to pass, everyone seems to think a life threatening response from the cager is justified. Ya'll are nutty.

IMHO, the truck broke the law first with his asshat move of failing to yield the left lane. In uhhmericuh amost uhhmericuhns have no idea the left lane is only for passing. If they taught that in driving school we'd all get along better.

So, if you're in the left lane, and someone is on your , move right and wave to say you're sorry. Otherwise, expect to get with a little.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:28 PM   #42
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Me thinks those who have folks attempt to kill them on bikes are riding like morons. Even then... I have done my fair share of moronic riding but I don't think anybody has ever tried to kill me ON PURPOSE. Maybe once in 17 years of riding but it was more of him shaking his fist at me...

I would call Mythbusters and see if they can bust this theory...
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:49 PM   #43
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the people thinking the guy in the truck had some sort of good reason to do what he did (if it was done on purpose) need to have your heads checked.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:46 PM   #44
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me neither. purdy sure in the 10+ years of driving commercially that I would have seen it IF it were to really exist.
My dad taught me this as a child.

It can happen. Especially if the trailer is high with a lot of empty space between it and the ground. As the truck moves by something has to fill the void under the trailer. Air will usually suffice. Unless something else gets caught up in the draft and sucked under along with it. Like an inattentive motorcyclist passing to close to the trailer.


Also about asshats and caters. If you get the license plate no. you can get the name and address attached to the license plate from any number of websites. it will cost around $30 a year for unlimited searches. It's considered a public record. If you know what forms to fill out. You might be able to deal directly with TXdot or DPS and get the info for free.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:55 PM   #45
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the people thinking the guy in the truck had some sort of good reason to do what he did (if it was done on purpose) need to have your heads checked.
No one is saying the cager was justified in what he did. The consensus is that it was an asshat move to pass on the shoulder. If the OP hadn't passed on the shoulder, the near-miss would never have happened. Not saying the cager shouldn't be drawn and quartered, though. Both were in the wrong.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:59 PM   #46
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the people thinking the guy in the truck had some sort of good reason to do what he did (if it was done on purpose) need to have your heads checked.
why the do you have a pair of wings over your name?
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:59 PM   #47
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I wounder what racer x would say about this?


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Old 06-27-2011, 12:23 AM   #48
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I wounder what racer x would say about this?


Probably, "wanna buy my busa?"
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I think lesson learnt is, if you make an asshat cut or over take. do it fast and not let him catch on to it.
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no I think a better lesson is plan further ahead while on the street.
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My dad taught me this as a child.

It can happen. Especially if the trailer is high with a lot of empty space between it and the ground. As the truck moves by something has to fill the void under the trailer. Air will usually suffice. Unless something else gets caught up in the draft and sucked under along with it. Like an inattentive motorcyclist passing to close to the trailer.
hate to tell you bud. but your dad was wrong. that does not happen. yes I have driven 18 wheelers otr. the best I could ever hope for as far as suction would be to pull a troopers hat off his head. the ONLY time truck drivers have to worry about suction is when 2 trucks are side by side and create a low area of pressure between them and they will try to come together. there is no force powerful enough to suck in a motorcycle. and before you argue you ridiculous point, I suggest you google and educate yourself.
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Sounds to me like the truck was trying to block the motorcyclist from using the shoulder as his own personal lane, but executed it too slowly resulting in a squeeze.

move on both parties. I won't lie: I drive an F250, and I've been known to cover half the shoulder with my truck to prevent asshats (mostly cars) from doing similar in traffic jams as well.
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I think the OP just learned a lesson in street survival: If you're ever going to make an asshat move, make it quick. Don't give the cager a chance to get you.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:18 AM   #54
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I think lesson learnt is, if you make an asshat cut or over take. do it fast and not let him catch on to it.
+1. I think you made the move just a little

Too soon, junior!
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:24 AM   #55
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Ultimately, you put yourself in that situation. The cager was a piece of for almost causing you to go down, but you put yourself in the that potential for danger.
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Old 06-27-2011, 10:39 AM   #56
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Same kind of thing happened to me a couple weeks ago, except I was doing nothing wrong besides maybe speeding, and by speeding I mean fast than the speed limit at 80ish. Just going the flow of traffic.

Was riding in the left lane and my exit was coming up, so I started to make my way over. Now, know this is all taking place at around 1130ish at night, so I-10 is basically empty. Anyway, in the left lane in front of me for maybe a mile was a blue impala or malibu, not sure which, didnt pay much attention at the moment. So after I start to move over, I turn and wave to my friend that had been riding me and I go to the right lane, blinker on the whole time, no other cars. I look in my mirrors and dont see my friends lights, so I turn around and make sure hes ok and cant see him...all the sudden that blue car comes zooming up behind me, in my lane and cuts over at the last second almost clipping my rear tire. I didnt think much of it at the time, just figured he didnt see me till it was almost too late...cagers right? So after he is passed me, I finally see my friend, see hes ok, and take my exit. The blue car is in front of me now, far right lane, I exit and as Im cruising along, he starts to exit...as Im right next to him, he would have hit me had I not sped up. At this point, Im like, WTF!?!. So I turn around and give him a kinda of "get back" motion with my hand(no, not the finger..yet). He didnt like that, so he speeds up and almost hits me from behind, lol. There was so much going through my head at that point, hes threating my life, and as far as I know, Ive done nothing wrong. Oh well, I turn around, flip him off, drop to second and burn off. Didnt go straight home incase he saw which way I was going, lol.

I asked my friend the next day at work if we had done something to the guy off, and he said no. We were just cruising. He saw it all happen and was just like..wtf? I told him I didnt know. He said that when he was next to the guy it looked like he was in some sort of uniform..coulda been a cop. I think if that was a cop, he needs to have his badge taken away and fired. Not sure if it was a cop though, he couldnt tell. Seriously though, cagers are just out to get us, I knew it before, but I definitely know it now and I watch my even more.

Be safe out there ladies and gents, Houston dont play around with its bad/angry drivers.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:49 PM   #57
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Lol, a semi won't make enough suction under the trailer to pull in a bike without a giant Hoover underneath.

I played lane gaurdian in Houston a lot - blocking shoulders and exit lanes from , but wouldn't do it to a biker, ever. I've had a couple instances where car drivers took the law into their own hands when I was on the bike and they paid both times.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:08 PM   #58
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I read only IT's instal post a few others after it. So I'm not sure if it was started already, ...most stupid pulled today is usually because of a cater on the phone, with a similar escape plan, as you did. Except he probably never saw you.


I saw a biker waddling up to the full service toll both, the car behind him was mere inches off riders back tire. cater was on phone, and more than likely, his existence was probably equal to a parking block. cause everytime the bike moved an inch, so did the driver. closer inspection shown the driver on cellphone.


a rider does not exist as a living being to a cellphone driver. only as "somethin in the way".
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1-That cater was probably just trying to get food to his catering gig.
2-A few months ago the OP crashed (not saying I haven't), just saying to please drive responsibly
3-to answer the OPS original question I have not seen that on my bike yet but will keep an eye out for a white pickup, which should be easy to spot.

Sorry for the slight mis-information. Not used to my non-QWERTY keyboard phone, and auto corrections, (that I cant see the corrections when I type...cause the virtual keyboard takes uo the whole screen)

"IT" is supposed to be OP (original Poster) and "cater" is supposed to be CAGER.. I know I dont always make sense with my posts, but dammit, I get when my phone does it for me
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