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Offline KowRider

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Re: Cager gets cited and rider gets JUSTICE!
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2016, 05:22:41 pm »
Just watched the video about merging lanes.  Happy she received a ticket because of the laugh.  I usually speed up if there is room or drop back if I need to.  He could have been dead right with some of the drivers we have in California.   However, having said that, some times you gust gotta do what you gotta do.   There is a young women in Florida that go the brunt of my frustration.  After riding from California to Florida she blew a stop sign right in front of me.  There was no traffic coming from the other direction and I stayed in my lane. When she got into my lane (two lane road) my front wheel was just behind her front door.  I hit my big boy air horn, she yanked the wheel to the right.  I did not look in the rear view mirror.  She may still be in the swamp on the way to Key West.

Dumb on my part but after over 60 years of riding I did it once.  Hope I got it out of my system.
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Re: Cager gets cited and rider gets JUSTICE!
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2016, 06:51:14 pm »
Ok, so here we have a snapshot in moving traffic at the 5 second mark...


And here 13 seconds later when the car first appears in the shot.
I like to keep a little distance between me and the vehicle in front on me too, but it looks to me that he was going a lot slower than the rest of the traffic around him (including that truck, who was pulling away up until this point. See how far the cars are ahead of the truck, 13 seconds after the first picture). Also notice the lady in the car is ahead of him at this moment.

Now he decides that he owns the lane and all the rights that come with it.


Yep, in general people treat us motorcyclist like crap. But I don't think this is one of those instances we can hold up and shout about. Looks to me like this guy just puttin along, listen to some tunes (you can hear them on the video) and finally woke up when someone tried to pass him. Since it was an older woman, Mr. biker thought it was safe to grow a pair.

Every day coming out of work I see entitled people passing on the right, 2 lines of 50 cars waiting for the light to take a left out of the business park. These people just dive right in. Most wait until they are in the intersection to cut someone off. EVERY DAY!!! If I wanted to, I could exersize my "rights" to my lane and get into an accident probably 3 times a week. So I'm a self proclaimed knowledgeable person when it comes to passing on the right and making unsafe illegal merges.

To me, this video is not cut and dry, right and wrong. There are 2 sides to this story. And just because the police issued a citation, doesn't mean he was right and she was wrong. We should not celebrate this video as a victory of our rights. Do you really think this woman has learned a valuable lesson? Does she love and respect motorcyclist now? Or maybe the next encounter with a motorcycle, when she has the "right of way", does that motorcyclist pay a heavy price for this guys "victory?  :(


Thanks for the proof positive CD!

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Re: Cager gets cited and rider gets JUSTICE!
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2016, 06:52:45 pm »
Oh....but maybe he was riding a Z125!   :rotflmao:
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Re: Cager gets cited and rider gets JUSTICE!
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2016, 03:48:38 pm »
IMO: the woman became completely wrong when she saw that the bike was going to maintain its position and she essentially pushed him out of the lane. Now if this were Cali, we might call that lane sharing, but not here.

Unfortunately, I think the rider was wrong long before and had much more than $300 to lose. I don't understand the way he was oscillating his speed, opening and then closing the gaps. Then there is the way he was crawling down the road in the fast lane, pacing a panel truck he chose not to pass. And who the hell chooses to fight for the right to be first vehicle right behind a truck? If I'd been him, I would have waved the woman on just to get some separation. He obviously wasn't interesting in passing or he would have done it already -- so why not sit back and get some visibility?
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