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    Senior Member cptrout's Avatar
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    ... common sense, something else or all of the above?

    Middle of the day, I'm sitting stopped at a red light about a car length back from the car in front of me. I'm also about 3 cars back from the light. I'm in the right-hand lane and I'm going to turn right at the light, my blinker is on. I'm also sitting in the left 1/3 of the lane. Up behind me comes a mini van. Looking in my right rear mirror I can see that the van has come up pretty close, not the first time this has happened but still concerning. I glance over my right shoulder and this person is really close. I'm thinking WTF is this person doing? Next thing I know a mirror goes right by shoulder. The guy went by me. I was shocked, perplexed and dumbfounded that someone would do that and then it really pissed me off. When the light turned green I had to hold back from kicking off his side mirror. I know where he lives. Be careful out there.

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    Next time don't hold back
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    Riders have a tendency to leave their turn signals on when they shouldnt be. People become accustomed to the false turn signal and eventually disregard them completely. Idiotic? Yes. Understandable? I guess so. Next time stay to the right of the lane if your turning right and left if your turning left. Being angry hurts you not them. Learn to live with idiots!
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    Senior Member frog13's Avatar
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    Understand completely!......good job on keeping your cool,at least you were not injured.Cage operators do not have much regard(thought) for bikes;PSC has a good thought though!.

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    Stupid people do stupid things! Thankfully, you kept your wits about you. Maybe the guy was having a bad day. (he would have had an even worse day if you had kicked off his mirror! HA-HA) Anyway, you should be commended for being one of the good guys.

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    Where do we mount the paintball gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmStateCrawler View Post
    Learn to live with idiots!

    Excellent advice for more than just riding.
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    Senior Member Dubster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wannabee onTug Hill View Post
    Where do we mount the paintball gun?

    With paint balls filled with brake fluid.
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    Found some useful items over at

    Oncoming traffic sees the sharply glowing holographically projected image of whatever your choose. Imagine projecting a transparent from behind (but real appearing from the front) Peterbuilt tractor trailer rig instead of your bike, …especially on high speed twisty backroads. Uses only the power from your headlight, channeled through a small, sophisticated holographic projector that is about the size of a soft drink can. Universal clamp-on design that mounts easily to any machine. Interchangeable image cartridges include: Ratty Diamond Reo oil tanker semi, Massy Harris Ag-master combine, weaving 70’s Buick Electra duce and a quarter with drunk at wheel, late model Ford Crown Vic highway patrol car, Boeing 747 on emergency landing final approach (requires 100 watt high beam in headlamp), Harley fat and low Ness custom. Includes walnut and complete installation instructions. Color is black chrome titanium.

    Military anti-missile system technology. We bought the Electro Magnetic Pulse technology and had a leading lab downsize the design so that the same technology used to bring down a missile can now be yours to ‘cook’ the circuitry in a cell phone. One touch of a button sends out a powerful elecro-magnetic pulse wave that fries the circuitry in a cell phone instantly, forcing the errant four wheeler’s occupant to concentrate on more mundane duties, like driving. Leaves them completely baffled. Utterly undetectable. Requires a flux capacitor, walnut, and alternator output of 600 watts. Special order only. Range is up to 30 feet. From Stubbco.<br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">Note on Cell Phone Eliminator: Study by Dr Donald Redelmeyer, U of Toronto, Published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Cross matched cell phone call and car accident records. Found people using cell phones while driving were 4.3 times as likely to be involved in an accident. This is about the same as driving while drunk. (The public’s desire for telephony while driving, but also minimizing the safety risks that are inherent will, in the future, help support implementation of intelligent transportation systems.)

    This treatment will make your suit glow, which is perfect for situations like heavy fog. Krillion is a transitional oil incorporating a biochemical agent like the one used by the deep sea Lanternfish for bioluminesance. It is is up to 10 times brighter than a tail light. Colors are embedded in the Krilion gene code and they grow different every time, so sometimes they glow white, sometimes red, sometimes they light up like a rippling rainbow. Treated gear can not be washed, but will shed a thin layer of “skin” every 2 months, cleaning the coat and completing a cycle. The Krilion 2 treatment generally has a life span of 5 years. Tested safe for human contact. People will think you’re a ghost.

    Ever wish there was a referee standing by with a whistle to rule on everyday minor traffic infractions? Someone to halt the flow of traffic for a moment to signal out a ‘dangerous play’? Slap a few of these magnetic cards on your gas tank and the next time some SUV-driving, cellphone-talking yahoo cuts you off without the slightest hint of consideration, you can toss one of these cards onto their rear panel. Shake off the frustration a little easier, knowing that your point has been made, and that you’ve substituted the conventional flip-of-the-bird for something with a little more substance. 2"×3.5". Pack of Ten

    A safe way to help risk-adverse family members cope when loved ones get interested in riding. Clinically tested on highly nervous parents, wives, and husbands. An actual satisfied user - Andrea F., Chandler, AZ: “My medication must really be working, because whenever Joel mentions getting a motorcycle, I am okay with the whole idea!!!” Extra strength, 100% organic formula. 60 chewable daily-tabs. Also available as a tasteless, colorless powder that mixes undetectably with foods and/or beverages. (…?) Contraindications - Not to be mixed with Viagra or anti-depressants.

    Gets your point across...better. High-Vis Technology that works. Perfect for super-slab and night riding - this communication enhancement tool effectively highlights a succinctly pointed message of disapproval. It's ideal for directing toward distracted cagers, cruise-missile taxi's and other clueless traffic idiots. Slips easily over your left digitus medius on gloved or ungloved hand. Three sizes for a comfortable fit and to ensure your message is crisply presented. An adjustable nylon wrist safety tether holds it securely to matter how it's deployed. Three versions: Standard Hi-Viz, Hi-Viz with retro-reflective strip, Competition deluxe version with Hi-Viz, retro-reflective, and Competition MK II, with sequentially illuminating row of LED lights (replaceable button-battery powered, with Wii type motion sensor). Invented and MFG by E. Kroeger Communication Company. Accept no substitute. USA.

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    Senior Member arbolmano's Avatar
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    Face it the bulk of 4 wheeled drivers out there do not pay any attention to what they are doing. I ride every day and almost everyday

    some Bozo tries to take me out. Lately, via the use of the cell phone whislt driving.

    I survive by treating all of them as homocidal zombies out to kill me.

    With the TW you can't get out of their way compounding the problem, nor do you have great brakes.

    The real bad ones I call 911 and report a drunk driver. That'll at least get 'em pulled over. Get the licence number!

    Could be some merit in mounting a portable fog horn/siren (available at Walmart) used for boats, damn loud.

    Rocks work better than paintballs with brakefluid as you can claim the rock musta flew from your tire.......

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