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    A rider waiting for an accident

    I had an encounter with a rider on what looked like an older Suzuki Bandit today.

    Have you ever seen a rider just doing everything wrong?

    This guy was riding in the far right of the lane, myopically riding half a car length behind the vehicles in front. Every time he got a clear space, he'd pin the throttle to ride the bumper of the next car.

    I hope the guy gets a clue before he hurts himself. To top it off he had a large "SHOW YOUR T**S" decal across his helmet right under the visor. Geeze.

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    Re: A rider waiting for an accident

    Yes some people are idiots. No value for there own life. Sad because it will come back to bite him some day unless he grows up.
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    Re: A rider waiting for an accident

    One of the scariest things that another motorcyclist (go fast) did to me was to pass me in the same lane.

    I ride one side or the other depending (out of mid lane oil/crap). He was EASILY 40 MPH FASTER than me.

    I never saw him coming, (dusk). Knock on wood I didn't change lane position.. SOB...


    You'll read about your guy in the paper sooner or later Darius... Those are the guys that give all cyclists bad names...
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    Re: A rider waiting for an accident

    Quote Originally Posted by TownsendsFJR1300 View Post
    You'll read about your guy in the paper sooner or later Darius... Those are the guys that give all cyclists bad names...
    Yes, he doesn't help our image. He also had no gear other than helmet and gloves. Jeans, sneakers and hoody flapping about.

    Following my training keeps me out of trouble on the road. While watching him I wondered whether this guy took any or just doesn't care.

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    Re: A rider waiting for an accident

    Quote Originally Posted by darius View Post
    Yes, he doesn't help our image. He also had no gear other than helmet and gloves. Jeans, sneakers and hoody flapping about.
    Lol to be fair this is how I ride like 80% of the time.

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    Re: A rider waiting for an accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster31 View Post
    Lol to be fair this is how I ride like 80% of the time.
    I'm the same, gear wise

    Top of the line helmet, leather vented gloves, jeans, sneakers, If chilly/cold-a very HD leather jacket.

    My vented, summer textile jacket "shrunk" over the last couple of years. No one down here
    carries good, summer ONLY jackets in stock. Ordered a couple on-line, couldn't find anything that fit correctly...
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    Re: A rider waiting for an accident

    Sounds bad.

    The only time I've had a scare with another biker is when I was on a three-lane low speed highway section about to change lanes to the right. I looked in my side mirror and checked the blind spot real quick before leaning in, like always, which is when I caught a glimpse of a maniac on a bike who jumped into that same lane, went passed me very fast and continued lane hopping onward. Every now and then checking the blind spot has saved me just like this situation and you're reminded it's a worthwhile habit!

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    Re: A rider waiting for an accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster31 View Post
    Lol to be fair this is how I ride like 80% of the time.
    I feel quite vulnerable riding without full gear. Generally I don't get on the bike without head-to-toe gear.

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    Re: A rider waiting for an accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Pujazuba View Post
    Sounds bad.

    The only time I've had a scare with another biker is when I was on a three-lane low speed highway section about to change lanes to the right. I looked in my side mirror and checked the blind spot real quick before leaning in, like always, which is when I caught a glimpse of a maniac on a bike who jumped into that same lane, went passed me very fast and continued lane hopping onward. Every now and then checking the blind spot has saved me just like this situation and you're reminded it's a worthwhile habit!
    Yep, I'm the same, very conscious on what's going on around me, "have an out", etc.

    But someone coming up that fast, un-less your looking in your mirror 98% at approx 40 MPH, you won't see him....
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    Re: A rider waiting for an accident

    Reminds me. Luck doesn't last a lifetime. Unless you die young. You can't control risk. But you CAN manage it!


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