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Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« on: June 04, 2015, 01:38:38 am »
Reading about the story of the Navy man who was run down on his Ducati by a woman, she pursued him through traffic from the I-5 onto another road where she knocked the bike down and pushed it for 300 feet with her car before finally running over the man. Very tragic.
RIP Chief Petty Officer Zach Buob .

As a fairly new rider I've only had one instance of being seriously tailgated. It was by a used car salesman at the same dealership I work at who lives near me. We have the same path to work, and he was in a giant hurry. When I saw his vehicle coming I knew who he was and where he was going. I even tried to make way for him by accelerating, but it wasn't enough for him. His driving was so aggressive, he nearly knocked me down when I was negotiating a stoplight at an intersection.

Me being ATGATT, he had no idea who I was. Imagine his surprise when I followed him to work, stopped and pulled my helmet off, proceeding to chew his as$.  :o

Some people become totally aggressive when they get behind the wheel of a car.

Any other tailgater/road rager stories out there?


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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2015, 01:46:02 am »
  Not me Thud300- I get away from tailgaters with the flick of my right wrist....The only ones with a chance to tailgate me are C-14 owners, and them I let pass LOL :rotflmao:
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2015, 01:57:04 am »
I do find that a lot of women drivers here in Texas are very hostile towards motorcycles , more so than all the other douchebags on the road here . I always laugh when I come back into the state and see the sign "Drive friendly , the Texas way "  :rotflmao:
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2015, 02:05:30 am »
                        Cra-z1000 ,
                                          When I was there in the late 90's it was" Don't Mess With Texas"  LoL (Or was it" women in mini-Vans")
                                                                                                                           :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2015, 02:17:14 am »
Reading about the story of the Navy man who was run down on his Ducati by a woman, she pursued him through traffic from the I-5 onto another road where she knocked the bike down and pushed it for 300 feet with her car before finally running over the man. Very tragic.
RIP Chief Petty Officer Zach Buob .

I worked with Zach's father before he retired.  He was always very proud of his son, for good reason, as Zach went all over the world as a SEAL.  RIP indeed, and prayers for his family.  Tragic is an understatement.
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2015, 02:32:15 pm »
Another road rage idiot knocks down rider story. Rider should have kept his mouth shut.  :-X

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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2015, 12:46:21 pm »
Occasionally I have to bite my tongue and quickly get far away from the dangerous idiots,  reminding myself, "don't bring a bike to a car fight"...gonna lose.
Remembering an old biker trick of keeping 4 or 5 one inch dia. ball bearings in left coat pocket. (for their windshield, then throttle up hard. :o )
Of course it's a bad idea but who among us hasn't thought about assisting karma.
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2015, 12:29:15 am »
Hi,
      Can't help but wonder how much time that woman will do as I THINK accidental manslaughter can get you 5 years


Intentional? In the Land of Fruits and Nuts, I don't know?

Of course it"s always the motorcyclist's fault!

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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2015, 08:26:23 pm »
Occasionally I have to bite my tongue and quickly get far away from the dangerous idiots,  reminding myself, "don't bring a bike to a car fight"...gonna lose.
Remembering an old biker trick of keeping 4 or 5 one inch dia. ball bearings in left coat pocket. (for their windshield, then throttle up hard. :o )
Of course it's a bad idea but who among us hasn't thought about assisting karma.

big shiney ball bearings aren't normally found on the road.... but old dirty golf balls, when artfully dropped tend to bounce,,,, and when they are under a car, they bounce rapidly and like a machine gun.... tends to make people slow down...
old spark plugs work well also....just saying.
not that I would endanger anyone on the road. :-X

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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2015, 08:31:48 pm »
Occasionally I have to bite my tongue and quickly get far away from the dangerous idiots,  reminding myself, "don't bring a bike to a car fight"...gonna lose.
Remembering an old biker trick of keeping 4 or 5 one inch dia. ball bearings in left coat pocket. (for their windshield, then throttle up hard. :o )
Of course it's a bad idea but who among us hasn't thought about assisting karma.

big shiney ball bearings aren't normally found on the road.... but old dirty golf balls, when artfully dropped tend to bounce,,,, and when they are under a car, they bounce rapidly and like a machine gun.... tends to make people slow down...
old spark plugs work well also....just saying.
not that I would endanger anyone on the road. :-X


 I just remembered what that  baby food jar of oil is for in my side pocket, sucks getting old.LOL :)
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2015, 08:46:10 pm »
Occasionally I have to bite my tongue and quickly get far away from the dangerous idiots,  reminding myself, "don't bring a bike to a car fight"...gonna lose.
Remembering an old biker trick of keeping 4 or 5 one inch dia. ball bearings in left coat pocket. (for their windshield, then throttle up hard. :o )
Of course it's a bad idea but who among us hasn't thought about assisting karma.

big shiney ball bearings aren't normally found on the road.... but old dirty golf balls, when artfully dropped tend to bounce,,,, and when they are under a car, they bounce rapidly and like a machine gun.... tends to make people slow down...
old spark plugs work well also....just saying.
not that I would endanger anyone on the road. :-X

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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2015, 05:01:02 am »
Spark plugs??   What's the technique?
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2015, 09:34:42 am »
Spark plugs??   What's the technique?

Occasionally I have to bite my tongue and quickly get far away from the dangerous idiots,  reminding myself, "don't bring a bike to a car fight"...gonna lose.
Remembering an old biker trick of keeping 4 or 5 one inch dia. ball bearings in left coat pocket. (for their windshield, then throttle up hard. :o )
Of course it's a bad idea but who among us hasn't thought about assisting karma.

big shiney ball bearings aren't normally found on the road.... but old dirty golf balls, when artfully dropped tend to bounce,,,, and when they are under a car, they bounce rapidly and like a machine gun.... tends to make people slow down...
old spark plugs work well also....just saying.
not that I would endanger anyone on the road. :-X



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I believe he's referring to this. (blue highlight ^^^)  But of course no one here is encouraging bad behavior. (see red highlights^^^)
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2015, 03:11:18 pm »
 O.K. Flat spot you got me... I do not carry that  baby jar of oil in my side pocket,  I'm just getting too old for that crap! :motonoises:
     

            I really let my buddy give them a blast from his Harley exhaust. B.T.W. It only happens if we are not flying our colors on really hot days, go figure? :motonoises:
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2015, 04:37:40 pm »
Have a biker friend who said he carries a couple of old used lug-nuts in his jacket pocket for tailgaters!

Me, I just go to full afterburner and leave them behind, if the traffic/road conditions allow it.
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2015, 05:31:58 pm »
I have well over a million miles of accident free tractor trailer experience, primarily from 1979 to 1993. I spent another year on the road recently, and I can assure the obvious that things have gotten far crazier now than back in the late 70s. As far as tailgaters behind trucks, it has gotten to be almost an all day or night occurrence, perhaps due to the price of fuel, and it didn't really bother me. If something did occur like a hunk of steel or recap going through  their windshield, stopping would have been the last thing on my mind. Tough luck. Much more traffic out there now, which puts the % of bad drivers into a much higher per mile exposure.

I can't count the number of WTF?s per day I would see during the recent year on the road. Give you one of hundreds of examples - pulling a set of doubles at Christmas time for UPS Parcel on 287 West at the Palisades Pkwy? exit during rush hour. Right lane is stopped for heavy off ramp. I'm in middle lane at 50 MPH. Car passes me, turns right in front of me, and stops. Why I didn't cross it all up and take out x other innocent cars & drivers is perhaps only the grace of God? Buddha? Whoever?  I came to stop maybe 4 inches from T-boning the fool parked sideways in front of me. I could bore you 700 pages more of similar, but...

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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2015, 07:31:34 pm »
.45...thats it.

I had some knucklehead nearly run me down in my own lane because he wanted to get on the highway and not wait for it a few years ago. I saw him, I knew he was stupid, and of course it happened. I honked at him and he got 10 types of crappy. Started swerving at me and waving at me to pull over. Actually wasn't armed at that moment, but if I had been, I would have stopped to hear his story.
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Re: Crazy cagers- the San Diego road rage murder- tailgaters
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2015, 08:51:27 pm »
.45...thats it.

I had some knucklehead nearly run me down in my own lane because he wanted to get on the highway and not wait for it a few years ago. I saw him, I knew he was stupid, and of course it happened. I honked at him and he got 10 types of crappy. Started swerving at me and waving at me to pull over. Actually wasn't armed at that moment, but if I had been, I would have stopped to hear his story.
I had the same type of "near miss" just recently. I do legally carry a Glock 23 in .40 S&W. :great:

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