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mile_eater 06-30-2005 06:26 AM

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i've said it before... but I'd rather ride by a woman in an SUV over a man in a minivan anyday.

Chicks get a power trip in those big trucks... no doubt about it... but men in those minivans drive angry... with a chip on their shoulder...

Like its our fault their wife carries their balls around in a ziplock bag.

esoteric0001 06-30-2005 06:33 AM

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Well, I guess truth IS stranger than fiction. What a nice individual for this to hapen to. As I'm riding I tend to assess threat levels to objects or road conditions .......I'll have to add one more item.

Lessee.... uptight business suited self important arrogant cellphone using briefcase holding female lawyer type. Gee, it looks much worse in print.


sarnali 06-30-2005 06:46 AM

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You're lucky the Chief o' Police saw the incident. If she'd had her way you'd be clearly guilty of assault with a VFR and locked in the pokey. She'd be making the talk show rounds as the latest victim of an attack by mad bikers while Oprah earnestly looks into the camera and asks when something will be done about this latest scourge.

sportbikebandit 06-30-2005 07:12 AM

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OK you must have a video of me driving my wife's van. How much you want for it?

sportbikebandit 06-30-2005 07:16 AM

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I read somewhere in SportsRider or Motorcyclist that the first thing to do is take off your helmet and pull the keys. This signals the cops that you are not going to run... Be polite and calm." Yes Sir No Sir" ... Good thing you were and that the police chief was there. If not you may have been in a totally different scenario... [b]

sfcrotty 06-30-2005 07:20 AM

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The guy behind the VFR wins the Best Non-Supporting ****head in a Traffic Accident Award for driving off and leaving the rider hanging. Laughing? Yeah, you bet -- he saw the woman walk right into the bike. Sounds like he didn't say a word to the cops either. Nice.


den111 06-30-2005 07:40 AM

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Loved It!

Thank You!

Tigercub 06-30-2005 07:41 AM

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There's no end to it.

I've seen a woman stop in the middle of the road and in traffic to let someone enter the roadway in front of her. Nevermind that there was a huge gap a few cars back and the person waiting to enter the road could have waited an extra few seconds.

While turning left this same woman will occupy the middle of the road (suburban-undivided road) even though there are cars trying to turn left around her and onto the same neighborhood road.

It's common to see her leave a gap on the freeway, in the left most lane, big enough to fit a funeral parade - cars zipping around her to the right.

Yup. I'm married to her. I used to think it was just her, but I've noticed many women driving the same way.

Then there was the guy yesterday in the F250 pick-up sailing along at about 20mph faster than the freeway traffic, which was already doing about 60, to be the very next in line in the #2 lane on the freeway. Thank God no one tried to change lanes at the last minute as he flew past.

There was a moron and his three budies in a huge pickup pulling a recreational trailer, probably full of bikes who apparently didn't see that all traffic was stopped in front of him while he was still going about 50mph. At the very last second he swerves into the carpool lane, just missing the line of cars in front of him. Unfortunately the SUV behind him couldn't stop in time and smacked the trailer a good one. No one hurt, but the trailer was totalled and the contents? Who knows or cares?

So there it is, clearly a difference between women and men when it comes to causing havoc.

Tigercub 06-30-2005 07:44 AM

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...with an attitude to top it off.

smoove 06-30-2005 08:08 AM

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On the point of being married to a woman of "interesting" driving abilities, think about this:

I have MS, and I had a seizure a few months ago. No big deal. IÂ’m on anti-seizure meds now, and my neurologist says that probably wonÂ’t have to worry about it again. The worst part, however, is that I was put under a state-mandated six-month driving restriction. No driving (or riding) AT ALL for six months, which means that whenever I go somewhere with my wife, she drives. Now weÂ’re getting to the part where I want to chop my own head offÂ…

My wife is the manager of a large luxury apartment communityÂ…..which means that sheÂ’s on the phone A LOT. The underlying problem here is that she canÂ’t even walk and talk on a cell phone at the same time. If weÂ’re walking through the park and she gets a call on her cell, she slows down to a snailÂ’s paceÂ….itÂ’s really weird. She just canÂ’t process the two tasks at once. NowÂ…Â…picture her driving in her Explorer on the freeways of a large metropolitan areaÂ….while talking on her cell phone. IÂ’ve come so close to crapping my pants a couple of times that IÂ’ve actually had to check for skid marks when I got home.

I canÂ’t believe sheÂ’s never been in an accident where she was at fault. Amazing.

I only have three weeks remaining on my driving restriction. I hope I make it.

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