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

  1. Lozzo

    Hog Guest

    Well I think thee, like me, have a certain attitude to bike riding,
    which is to say "If I'm going to do it then......"
    Same goes for driving the 911. If people started passing me I'd take it
    home and break out the day car until I was feeling better and could
    justify it.
    Hog, Jul 31, 2006
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    darsy Guest

    London's too busy for it, mostly - everyone is nose-to-tail at 10mph
    anyway. I did - completely unintentially - appear to annoy a fella a
    couple of months back, one on of those "single lane roads that split
    into dual carriageways temporarily at the traffic lights" type
    junctions, where I kinda mildly floored the car when the lights went
    green - I think the guy in his 320ci wasn't expecting a big square 4x4
    to be quicker away from the lights than he was, and tried to "race" me
    up the next bit of road - he didn't appear to be all that impressed
    that I only accelerated up to 50 (in a 40), and sort of did a weave
    around behind me for a few seconds followed by a fairly dodgy overtake
    into the face of oncoming traffic, turning round mid-overtake to give
    me the finger.

    I really don't get road-rage.
    darsy, Jul 31, 2006
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  3. Lozzo

    darsy Guest

    the correct term (c) Adny Woodwrad is "sacrificial dickhead".
    darsy, Jul 31, 2006
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    dwb Guest

    Thanks to you and Darsy.

    I did actually know the term, however I was having a sensitive day and
    decided to use the traditional version, rather than the UKRM one.
    dwb, Jul 31, 2006
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    ogden Guest

    I can't for the life of me understand why you're boasting about acting
    like a dangerous idiot. Am I missing something?
    ogden, Jul 31, 2006
  6. You and me both, but it does piss me off when they tailgate on a road where
    they can't bloody overtake. I usually slow to a safe separation speed.

    Alison Hopkins, Jul 31, 2006
  7. In uk.rec.motorcycles, Simon Gates belched forth and ejected the
    Where is "here"?

    It sounds like a laugh.
    Whinging Courier, Jul 31, 2006
  8. ogden wrote
    Now there is a question with many, many answers.
    steve auvache, Jul 31, 2006
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    Tim Guest

    A friend used to carry an assortment of nuts, such as rear axle
    castellated ones, for the very purpose.
    Tim, Jul 31, 2006
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    Tim Guest

    These mirrors you have on the bike, are they the sort that people use
    for towing caravans to see all that? :)
    Tim, Jul 31, 2006
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    Lozzo Guest

    darsy says...
    Because to move into a gap on an inside lane would have meant fairly
    heavy braking, something I wasn't prepared to do with a Jaguar 3 feet
    from my rear tyre. Cars in the lane to my left were travelling at about
    70 - 80mph with insufficient space between them for me to move over and
    then brake. I was doing between 100 and 120mph - for most of the time
    moving over wasn't an option, after a while moving over was the last
    thing on my mind.
    I can only assume he had undertaken other traffic out of view and then
    pulled into lane 3 directly behind me.
    Lozzo, Jul 31, 2006
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    Lozzo Guest

    Champ says...
    I usually am, and rarely suffer from road-rage, but this bloke really
    boiled my piss with the way he treated me.
    Lozzo, Jul 31, 2006
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    ChrisDC Guest

    I can't remember being tailgated on Gertrude since she got the V&H
    ChrisDC, Jul 31, 2006
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    deadmail Guest


    I think you're spot bloody on there. I've been an absolute fucking
    arsehole when driving in the past (towards other cars) but my motivation
    for being like that? Mainly masking my own misery or finding a way to
    vent my anger I think.
    deadmail, Jul 31, 2006
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    Krusty Guest

    You can't beat a series Landy for relaxed stress-free driving. You know
    you haven't got a hope in hell of overtaking anything, so you just
    relax & take in the scenery.

    Off-Road Classifieds

    '02 MV Senna '03 Tiger 955i '96 Tiger '79 Fantic Hiro 250
    Krusty, Jul 31, 2006
  16. Lozzo

    deadmail Guest

    Rubbish. I used to drive a series 3 LWB diesel. I managed to use that
    with menaces. "relax and take in the scenery" implies a suitable
    deadmail, Jul 31, 2006
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    Krusty Guest

    I found mine (2 1/4 IIA) generated the right attitude though, unlike
    fast cars, which just frustrated the hell out of me when stuck in

    Off-Road Classifieds

    '02 MV Senna '03 Tiger 955i '96 Tiger '79 Fantic Hiro 250
    Krusty, Jul 31, 2006
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    zymurgy Guest

    Hell yes, I had no problems commuting from Brewood to Wolverhampton
    every day in one. I had to negotiate about 15 roundabouts each way
    every day, none of which I particularly had to slow down for .. !

    zymurgy, Jul 31, 2006
  19. If there's somebody a little too close behind, I often stretch out both
    legs to the sides. First time I did that was simply to alleviate cramp
    after sitting for hours on the motorway and I was surprised to see the
    car behind drop right back - the driver probably thought I was just
    about to fall off. I discovered the technique works more often than not
    on subsequent occasions.

    If that doesn't work, I gob on their windscreen. They drop back then.
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Jul 31, 2006
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    Pip Guest

    <not surprised>

    I recall coming up behind you and Gertrude on a 'FOT. Round a corner,
    on to a short and clear straight. I don't think you went down a gear,
    just cracked 'er open. I nearly fucking fell off.

    It was a good job my lid had a chin curtain, 'cos it caught my lower
    jaw when it dropped open.

    Magnificent ;-)
    Pip, Aug 1, 2006
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