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Old February 16, 2009, 04:00 PM   #51
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your car is a more powerful weapon than your handgun. I'd only consider my gun when I can't drive.
E.g. fall back with your front axle to the height of his rear axle and then give his car a little tip with your's and off he spins. Couldn't do that with my Glocks.
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Old February 16, 2009, 09:03 PM   #52
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If you drove the way you did in Orlando? Moving over twice to allow people to move in to your lane?

The Police would escort you to the border, which ever border! The Ocean?

Check your license to see where you received it from? Cornflake Box?

etc;etc The favorite lane movement here? See your exit ahead? lots of room on your right? Indicate! Gap gone! Everybody closes ranks, then they drive an inch off the guys bumper in front! Everybody!

You want to have some fun? indicate when you do not want that space!

Hilarius!

Actually it could not happen to a local, they have the turn signals taken out when they buy a car!
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Old February 17, 2009, 12:15 AM   #53
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Interesting thread.....I ride a motorcycle a lot. Not one of them big noisy Harley, or fat cruising bikes, but either a crotch rocket (Aprilia Falco) or one of my Dual Sport bikes...I also carry. (Usually my Kimber Ultra).

When I was in SoCal lane splitting was just the normal way off life, and most drivers understood it was legal (and IMO the safest way to ride a bike). However when I move to soggy Washington last year, what a bunch of temperamental drivers. Even the slow Harley riders have an attitude that they want to slow and block as much traffic as possible. I think drivers training teaches to never move to the right lane.

I have been riding bikes on the road, track, and desert for over 50 years, (yeah I'm a really old guy), and nothing much intimidates me. I have had people that just scream and yell at me because I change lanes and accelerate right by them in a second. (They were thinking about it, but no signal yet if ever). Probably because of my age (you know when you get this old you are just cantankerous by nature) I sometime throw a little napalm on the situation. , but having the skills and performance allows me to have the confidence I can accelerate out of any situation.

Never once have I even given a thought to reaching for a weapon while riding. Twice I have called 911 when people were trying to steal a race bike off a trailer in a motel. I then stepped outside with my weapon and put the people on the ground until the police arrived. (I have a vibration monitor that alerts me in my room if the bike is even touched.)

I guess I got an overdose of that competitive gene, because in these "road rage" situation, I do not get the least emotional. I am pretty much in my Zen mode, but will play with people that seem to get upset over nothing.
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