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ksquid 05-06-2006 06:01 AM

Re: Road Rage and You
Nope others can verify I invented it.. Buz we have been through this before..

ksquid 05-06-2006 06:22 AM

Re: Be assertive but not agressive.
Yep it's tough for kpaul to ride when kpaul wears a suit and tie. Kpaul also has a laptop he takes everywhere..I...Kpaul could get Aerostich Suit.. since kpaul is moving to new big house further his commute is going to be longer....Being a sucessful cupholder designer now manager is such a bytch....Poor little kpaul

abogado 05-06-2006 06:26 AM

Um, Hitler is not a leftist.
Further your point is not true even if you can be excused for thinking that "National Socialist" means left. (I can't think of another reason why you would assume that Hitler was "leftist." It certainly can't be based on german history)

The Rawandan and Sudan genocides are not the result of "leftist" politics, nor was the focused genocide against Guatemalan Indians. The "deceparacidos" in Argentina were the result of a rightist coup.

Your comment is even stranger because it suggests that George Bush (one and two) are socialist. It strikes me as either completely delusional, or that you took an econ 101 class and didn't quite get it (are you suggesting that any economy that deviates from "pure" lazie faire capatalism is socialism?)

travisyoung 05-06-2006 06:31 AM

Re: Road Rage and You
A motorcyclist died here yesterday. He was rear ended while waiting for a red light with a car in front. I think that's what flips the switch for some riders and makes them kick doors and shout obscenities. It's that someone can kill you or nearly kill you without even realizing that they made a mistake. Driving a car -a machine that can kill so easily- should be a serious undertaking, but it just isn't for so many people.

abogado 05-06-2006 06:32 AM

Re: Twisting words and shrill repetition of worst-case scenarios
BMW4VWW mentions Hitler. Where is your chiding not to play the "Nazi card" there?

abogado 05-06-2006 06:40 AM

Re: OK!
I am surprused someone so well versed in history would make such patently incorrect statements.

jhenzie 05-06-2006 06:41 AM

Re: Road Rage and You
I totally agree with the sentiments in the article. But there are times when you need to take action for pure self preservation.

Its not really road rage although it can be interpreted as such.

Riding, at legal speeds, car in front, car behind, oblivious motorist decides he wants to pull into my lane, between the aforementioned cars. (He hasn't seen me ).

No problem, just sound the horn ..... no effect.

No Problem, try an move around in the limited space to make myself seen, horn still sounding .... no effect.

Administer swift kick to approaching car door ..... Oh i didn't see you there.

There are times when you have to be aggressive but it is a last resort. I make every effort to be thank drivers who are bike friendly and I just ignore the cattle.

boru4761 05-06-2006 06:44 AM

and wear a full face helmet.
Oh and wear a full face helmet. I had a drunk come after me a stoplight once. I didn't even have a chance to get off the bike before he was standing right next to me (never could find the kickstand on that bike). My helmet saved me that day b/c he immedately took a big drunken haymaker swing at me. I tried to pull back and his fist connected with the chinbar on my helmet. He was still standing there holding his probably broken hand btwn his legs and cursing a bluestreak when the light turned and I pulled away. I didn't say a word the whole time although I am sure he could hear me laughing thru my (lucky) helmet.

abogado 05-06-2006 06:47 AM

Re: Road Rage and You
"I think that carrying a gun makes me a better Christian"

I am not following. Are you insinuating that "politeness" has anything to do with Christianity, or is it for another reason? (FYI, in all likelyhood we share the same beliefs in whether or not you have a right to your gun)

boru4761 05-06-2006 06:52 AM

Re: Road Rage and You
HEAR! HEAR! I second this sentiment. For all the talk of making it harder to get a moto liscence or to step up to larger bikes, I think it is high time to start talking about some much more serious driver training for the cagers. People take their driving priviledge for granted in the U.S. The test I took to get my car liscence was a joke and didn't teach half of the skills that you really need to drive on today's roads. If we are going to get all safety Nazi about things, let put the empahsis on the training up front rather than the penalties after the fact.

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