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Anger Issues
« on: March 10, 2014, 11:45:24 am »
So, I'm in the military and I commute to work on my 690 predominantly thrughout the week. This morning I'm @ an intersection waiting for my turn at the light. I'm in the far right lane which will quickly end after crossing through the intersection. In this lane, where I'm waiting for the green, I'm all the way over to the right. That gives me about a whole lane's worth of space from the car next to me and no one on the right. Lights about to turn grenn, bike is in 2nd w/clutch still in. I start throttling up in anticipation of gunning it across the intersection to get in front of traffic..... ZOOOOOM!!!!  A fuckin' truck comes flying through the gap between me and the car to the left of me. This dude was going 50+mph. So fast, it almost knocked me over cuz I hadn't moved yet. Instantaneous adrenaline from fear and shock flooded my system, immediately followed by a surge of anger and absolute fury. This SOB had purposely timed the light to what he had done. It took me less than a second to immediately come to a decision to chase him down. I revved the **** out of the engine and quickly ran through the gears. It took me about a quarter mile to overtake him. I flipped up my visor to get a good look at this scumbag and flip him off. Total surprise, I thought I'd be looking at some young dude with an attitude or a ditsy woman behind the wheel. No, it was a middle-aged white guy in a farm truck style F-150. At first he wouldn't look over at me.... He knew what was up. Then he gave a quick glare over to see that I was flippin' him off. I then jetted ahead and slowed way down in front of him. I so wish I had either marbles, jacks or nails... somethin' to make his day. Dude almost fuckin' killed me. WTF.
I quickly realized I was in uniform and I shouldn't take this any further, so I flipped him the bird once more before I let him go.
I think I may just carry somethin' special in my pocket from now on in case this happens again. Would you guys ever intentionally go after someone like that? I haven't been that damn angry in forever. I hate assholes. >:(
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Re: Anger Issues
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 01:27:29 pm »
Well that sucks!   Glad you are ok though and didn't get run over.
A friend of mine used to carry a small pouch on his handlebars.... of various sized ball bearings that he had collected over time.....   if someone was tailgating him or otherwise harassing him, he would chuck a few up in the air.   Amazing how ball bearings fall out of the sky!

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Re: Anger Issues
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 11:38:44 pm »
Watch out for psychos; it's not worth it and they have the 5,000 lb hammer - I'm glad your okay.  I did 23 in the military myself.  Today I had a truck honk a the car in front of me and then jump in the lane behind the car which was the lane I was in!  I didn't honk or do anything except split the lane and drive around them - I really don't think that they even knew I was there until they saw me come around them between the cars.

I have a F150, but I always look out for motorcycles!

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Re: Anger Issues
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 08:50:18 am »
Ya, I try not to dwell on shitty drivers, u just gotta stay vigilant and be defensive while riding. In the end, you'll lose ur life rolling around with road rage. :P
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Re: Anger Issues
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 09:42:14 am »
Happy ending to the story because your okay!  Karma will catch up with that idiot eventually.
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Re: Anger Issues
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 04:42:36 am »
Ya, and a handful of bearings!  ;D
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Re: Anger Issues
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 08:29:35 am »
Ultimately, in any road rage situation, the bike will lose.  If you insist on engaging, make damn sure you can disengage.  Better yet, avoid conflict altogether--let it go.

That said, I don't always follow good advice.  I followed guy to his home recently.  He'd failed to stop at a four-way, nearly killing me.  He was texting with one hand and drinking coffee with the other (yup, no hands on the wheel).  He looked afraid when I approached him in his driveway.  I wasn't trying to scare him; it's not my fault that I'm 6'3" and 230#.  I calmly explained how close he'd come to killing me with his distracted driving.  He apologized, and there was really nothing more to say, so I left him to his latte.
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Re: Anger Issues
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 01:22:19 pm »
Learning to have more patience. Almost got taken out on the freeway yesterday. I did gas up right beside him. He waved appalogetically and I gave him a thumbs up. Feels alright doing the forgive and forget thing.  8)
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Re: Anger Issues
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2014, 10:54:18 pm »
Take it from this old man- anger will undo you.  Nothing you can do will train idiots to drive safely.  I'm glad you are safe to ride that wonderful 690 another day.

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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 06:49:17 am »
Ya man, idiots will be well... idiots. Can't change the world, just gotta be a good person. I enjoy riding my bike every day and im not gonna let those crappy drivers get the best of me. Cheers  8)
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