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Some old guy almost ran me off the road on my bike today (pic)

Discussion in 'OX & Alex Forum' started by Eurodriver, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Eurodriver


    Sep 11, 2010

    I was recording with my GoPro when it happened. The above is a still from the video.

    Which one of you was it? He was old with a beard and a HAM radio license plate. Just how I pictured a run of the mill GT'er.

    Open carry would not have prevented this. And its not Obama's fault.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2012
  2. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Mar 13, 2001
    Not a chance
    he was your neighbors booty call, she may be old but she has not forgotten your shenanighans...

  3. JW1178


    Jul 17, 2009
    Sorry dude, didn't see you there. Was on my way to get more pain meds.

    Seriously though, glad you're alright.
  4. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Jan 12, 2007
    outside the wire perimeter.
    You were going too fast for that ramp champ. Did that contribute to the "ordeal?"

    ETA: Fishing poles? Yes, could have been me. HAM radio antenna? Nope.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2012
  5. JW1178


    Jul 17, 2009
    I think it was an inside job by the OP himself to cause outrage against fat, white, HAM radio operators. :whistling:
  6. JohnBT

    JohnBT NRA Patron

    Feb 24, 2000
    Richmond, Virginia
    Almost ran you off? You are off the road. Don't those white lines mean "Don't drive here"?

    Where's the other vehicle? Is this pic before or after the incident? What happened?

  7. Bullwinkle J Moose

    Bullwinkle J Moose Quick! Duck!

    Mar 1, 2001
    Get used to it. Careless cagers try to run over me about every day I ride. Motorcycling is the worlds most unforgiving contact sport and if you let your guard down, you will become just another racked up point for some oblivious cager.
  8. Eurodriver


    Sep 11, 2010
    I am avoiding some ******* trying to run me into the wall!

    This is during the incident. He is off-camera, but his truck is about 2 feet away from me. There was a merge lane right before the curve. A normal person would have slowed down and gotten behind me.

    He decided to continue at the same speed and in the same lane assuming I would move?
  9. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

    Jan 25, 2009
    Central FL
    Glad you are OK. As a motorcycle enthusiast that lives in FL, I feel your pain.
  10. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger EL GATO!

    Aug 27, 2011
    South Carolina
    I had an 18-wheeler do that once, except he was up to the back of the cab of my truck (so I was 1/2 of a carlength ahead of him). I was ahead and I was supposed to slow down enough to let 60 feet of truck past?

    The driver got all PO'd. If I knew who it was I would have been tempted to send him the brocure of a truck driving school.
  11. PettyOfficer


    Nov 24, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Legit question, not yet judging: who had the right of way, I.e. who did NOT have to merge?

    In Houston I almost run other cars into rails all the time, their lane is ending and they must merge, but I don't have to hit my breaks or allow them to cut me off without any room for my safety. I just maintain my speed, or if there's just not much room ahead of me, but enough for an agile driver, I will accelerate to close the gap and protect myself from a cutoff.

    If they're ahead of me with plenty of space I will let my foot off the gas, but I won't waste my gas or my brakes if I have the right of way.

    Just in case (not assuming anything about you), the driver in the lane that is ending does NOT have the right of way.

    I have my motorcycle endorsement but am currently without, just like my gun collection, I can't afford anything right now.

    Another question: bikes have immense torque and can accelerate violently if needed, where you trying to pass him (coming from behind)? Since you're claiming to be the victim I'm assuming you were driving the speed limit in the non-ending lane and he came up behind you?

    I can't point the finger and either say "what an ahole" or "you're the ahole" without more info, but lots of my younger friends with sport bikes are 99.99% the ahole-involved.
  12. MadeInAmerica


    Jun 26, 2009

    Did you move?
  13. Some kids just can't play nice among the senior citizens.:fred:
  14. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Amarillo, Tx
    Pity he didn't do a more thorough job.
  15. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

    Aug 9, 2008
  16. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    Oooooh...can I play too?

    Well....donor cycle suicide riders try to jump in front of me every day they ride. Car driving is nothing more than trying to dodge donor cycle suicide riders, so you have to be on the look-out for them, because you don't want to have any donor cycle suicide rider's blood and guts on your car.

    Wow....I just love playing the "Ignorant Ass Labeling of People" sure is fun.
  17. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Mar 13, 2001
    Not a chance
    I'm wondering what john rambo thinks of your careless riding

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  18. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    So, he had the correct lane, and he stayed at the same speed in that same lane.....

    Is there someting more you want to add to your description of the events? Something that would show that you didn't get yourself into that situation?

    At this point I'm not seeing where you've been wronged.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2012
  19. Eurodriver


    Sep 11, 2010
    Wow - you guys want me to die?
  20. We know how miserable you would be if you ever got old.:fred: