£2-50ish

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Lozzo, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    That's what it cost me in assorted silver and copper coinage[1] to
    seriously crack the windscreen of the P regd Jaguar XJ8 who followed me
    on Saturday morning, 3 feet off my rear tyre down 5 miles of the M11 at
    up to 120mph. He pulled back a bit after that happened. **** him, and
    the blinged up piece of shit he was driving.

    [1] Taken from that convenient little zipped pocket on the top of Baglux
    Alpha bags.
     
    Lozzo, Jul 30, 2006
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    platypus Guest

    Loose or taped up?
     
    platypus, Jul 30, 2006
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  3. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    platypus says...
    Loose, I just grabbed a handful, took a quick count-up and lobbed them
    over my shoulder with my left hand. I saw the result in the r/hand
    mirror.
     
    Lozzo, Jul 30, 2006
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  4. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Champ says...
    I did, for a split second, but thought "I'm already doing 110mph, why
    the **** should this wanker get away with treating me like this?".

    He was deliberatly trying to intimidate me by dropping back a bit then
    rushing up behind me, so I just settled down into annoying him by
    deliberately not moving over. When he decided that 3 feet was enough
    room, I decided to spend £2-50 to get him to pull back a little.
     
    Lozzo, Jul 30, 2006
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  5. Lozzo

    Bryan Guest

    I was wondering that. Presumably by blinged-up you mean hi-vis stuff
    down the sides and flashing lights on top ?
     
    Bryan, Jul 30, 2006
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  6. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Bryan says...
    I meant aftermarket wheels, blacked out side windows and chrome arches.
     
    Lozzo, Jul 30, 2006
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    SteveH Guest

    Because he wanted to go faster?
     
    SteveH, Jul 30, 2006
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    WavyDavy Guest

    Just to get it in context - was there anything to your left? Or were you
    constantly overtaking at 120?

    If you were overtaking then good on you, if not then why the **** were you
    not in the left lane? He may have acted the **** by getting way too close,
    but if you were riding like one maybe you should've thought your choices
    through first.... What would you have done if there was a car in the rhl
    and nothing in the lhl at 90?

    Dave
     
    WavyDavy, Jul 30, 2006
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  9. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    SteveH says...
    It wasn't that he wanted to go faster that annoyed me, it was the
    attempted intimidation. I'll happily pull over for someone who comes up
    behind and gives me a flash of lights from a safe distance, but those
    who sit right on my arse and repeatedly flash their lights get the harsh
    treatment.
     
    Lozzo, Jul 30, 2006
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  10. Lozzo

    Bryan Guest

    Sounds lovely. Did he not try to undertake you ? Either way I think
    that there's an obvious lesson to be learnt here[1].

    [1] Take a rock in the top of your tank-bag - it's cheaper and more
    effective than throwing coins.
     
    Bryan, Jul 30, 2006
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  11. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    WavyDavy says...
    There was traffic on my left for the best part of all the time he was on
    my tail. We were approaching Stansted, and the traffic is steady along
    that section, even at 8am on a Saturday.
    I wouldn't have been in the outside lane in the first place if the left
    lanes were clear. Experience has taught me that the left lanes are often
    the quicker ones when traffic builds up. My lane discipline is quite
    good.
     
    Lozzo, Jul 30, 2006
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  12. " !"

    I'll have to stop moving my car over to let "wankers" on bikes go past.
    Especially ones who've spent money on unnecessary adornments.

    Si
     
    Mungo \Two Sheds\ Toadfoot, Jul 30, 2006
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  13. Lozzo

    Colin Irvine Guest

    That's very cheap. After all, if the coins had made the Jag swerve it
    could have cost someone their life.
     
    Colin Irvine, Jul 30, 2006
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  14. Lozzo

    gomez Guest

    If you had been paying attention, maybe you would have seen him closing
    while he was still at a safe distance and so already have moved over.
     
    gomez, Jul 30, 2006
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  15. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    Mungo "Two Sheds" Toadfoot says...
    I already do. If I spy the slightest hint of an anodised bolt they are
    not coming past.
     
    Lozzo, Jul 30, 2006
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    SD Guest

    Them's a rockin pair of mirrors you've got there, Loz.

    Where did you get them?
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    SD, Jul 30, 2006
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  17. Lozzo

    Lozzo Guest

    SD says...
    I spotted the bling when I'd gone past him earlier.
     
    Lozzo, Jul 30, 2006
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  18. Lozzo wrote
    You irresponsible little oik, if you had thought about the consequences
    of your actions for a moment you could probably have got away with at
    least a pound less. What a waste of perfectly good beer tokens.
     
    steve auvache, Jul 30, 2006
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    Hog Guest

    He obviously wasn't on the Gixxer or the Oik wouldn't have been anywhere
    near his rear tyre
     
    Hog, Jul 31, 2006
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  20. :)
     
    Mungo \Two Sheds\ Toadfoot, Jul 31, 2006
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