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Offline Tintin

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@ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« on: June 23, 2014, 06:56:00 pm »
Hey guys,
Long time since I posted. Had an incident today, and posted on think bike.  Here is the post. I'm acid...

Ok so here is the thing. I'm furious.

My better half was in traffic this AM, and some wally knocks her mirror clean off.

i commute every single day by bike, and my girl is a biker herself. I ride rain, sun and snow. Winter and summer so I know what it' like out there, but knocking mirrors off is not on. I don't do it because it gives us bikers a bad name. Blip the throttle, fine. But don't intentionally damage property.

ok so this idiot did the deed, completely unprovoked, on William Nicol at the Pick n pay at about 11am this morning (intersection of republic and William Nicol). My girl couldn't see what bike it was but it had knobblies on and sounds like it was a plastic bike. The monkey was small, wearing a black and white jacket and a black and white helmet.

i have laid a charge at the cops, and I am going to find you. I'll be on my bike so u won't get away from me. watch your back jack ass.
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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014, 07:11:36 pm »
Unprovoked or unintentionally provoked...
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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 07:24:47 pm »
Bike on car incidents are usually "unprovoked" as the motorist did not realise that they made a bad anti-bike move somewhere.

Why would someone simply knock off a car mirror for the joy of it?
 

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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2014, 07:30:16 pm »
I think your Q is irrelevant. We need to look out for each other, and that means paying it forward so that the next biker along isn't targeted. Why should I be the target of a cager that is pee'd at the biker ahead of me because that idiot couldn't control himself?

It's not right to intentionally vandalise for no good reason...

But to answer ur Q, as I said my girl is a biker herself and is very aware of bikes in traffic, so totally unprovoked.
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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 08:16:02 pm »
I think your Q is irrelevant. We need to look out for each other, and that means paying it forward so that the next biker along isn't targeted. Why should I be the target of a cager that is pee'd at the biker ahead of me because that idiot couldn't control himself?

It's not right to intentionally vandalise for no good reason...

But to answer ur Q, as I said my girl is a biker herself and is very aware of bikes in traffic, so totally unprovoked.

Accepted, and as you point out, is there really a reason to damage someone else's property?
 

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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 08:49:51 pm »
Not good  >:D
 

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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014, 06:31:25 am »
I ride that piece of road daily, so will keep an eye out. What time was this? Remember that it's also possible to take a mirror by accident - but then you stop!
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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2014, 07:15:44 am »
Bad form. Even if you're angry at a cages cutting you off or whatever, it's bullshit.

Personally, I find other bikers (not all obviously but a lot) more of a menace than cars on the road, and this is whilst commuting on my bike daily.

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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2014, 07:29:58 am »
@ MoonDog,

Happened just before 11AM yesterday morning, and thanks for keeping an look out. appreciate it. I don't think this was an accident, cos he flipped the bird at my girl too, so I don't think it was accidental. I agree, if you take a mirror off accidentally, stop. If I bump a mirror in traffic, I apologies and put it back in place.

@ blauth

yes some bikers can be a real menace, but I have to be fair, and say in my experience the vast majority that I encounter on the roads are courteous. But I have encounter a few seriously dodgy examples.

I'll find this bastard. Thanks for the support guys.
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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2014, 09:36:21 am »
I ride that road too.  So will also keep a lookout.  Just know it wasn't me!  I sometimes ride a smallish bike with knobblies that may sound like a plastic, but I'm at work by 7am.  Eish, I'd hate to be at the receiving end of someone's misdirected anger just because my bike might be similar to someone else's.
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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2014, 09:44:11 am »
I think your Q is irrelevant. We need to look out for each other, and that means paying it forward so that the next biker along isn't targeted. Why should I be the target of a cager that is pee'd at the biker ahead of me because that idiot couldn't control himself?

It's not right to intentionally vandalise for no good reason...

But to answer ur Q, as I said my girl is a biker herself and is very aware of bikes in traffic, so totally unprovoked.

Accepted, and as you point out, is there really a reason to damage someone else's property?
Noooo Uncle Dan, don't agree. There are situations that warrant a broken wing mirror, I spent 13 blissful years commuting by bike in the Big Smoke and there are people that believe once they buy a BMW/ Merc/ Audi/ Lexus etc they are given the right to ride like ass holes, fuck them.
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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2014, 09:46:37 am »
Unprovoked or unintentionally provoked...

It doesn't matter

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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2014, 09:49:17 am »
I think your Q is irrelevant. We need to look out for each other, and that means paying it forward so that the next biker along isn't targeted. Why should I be the target of a cager that is pee'd at the biker ahead of me because that idiot couldn't control himself?

It's not right to intentionally vandalise for no good reason...

But to answer ur Q, as I said my girl is a biker herself and is very aware of bikes in traffic, so totally unprovoked.

Accepted, and as you point out, is there really a reason to damage someone else's property?
Noooo Uncle Dan, don't agree. There are situations that warrant a broken wing mirror, I spent 13 blissful years commuting by bike in the Big Smoke and there are people that believe once they buy a BMW/ Merc/ Audi/ Lexus etc they are given the right to ride like ass holes, fuck them.

As long as this is an accepted way of thinking motorcycle riders can never be respected road users.

Thanks for ruining it for the rest of us.
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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2014, 09:54:41 am »
I think your Q is irrelevant. We need to look out for each other, and that means paying it forward so that the next biker along isn't targeted. Why should I be the target of a cager that is pee'd at the biker ahead of me because that idiot couldn't control himself?

It's not right to intentionally vandalise for no good reason...

But to answer ur Q, as I said my girl is a biker herself and is very aware of bikes in traffic, so totally unprovoked.

Accepted, and as you point out, is there really a reason to damage someone else's property?
Noooo Uncle Dan, don't agree. There are situations that warrant a broken wing mirror, I spent 13 blissful years commuting by bike in the Big Smoke and there are people that believe once they buy a BMW/ Merc/ Audi/ Lexus etc they are given the right to ride like ass holes, fuck them.

As long as this is an accepted way of thinking motorcycle riders can never be respected road users.

Thanks for ruining it for the rest of us.

Until you get run up against a concrete barrier on the M1 in JHB by a guy in a pinstripe suit and a expensive German car, just because you lane splitting, trust me 1st time you accept and turn the other cheek, 5th time in a day you teach them a lesson.
Sorry but there are too many motorists that just do it out of spite and malice, not because they "did not see you". It is not a fairy tale on the free ways, it's a game of dodgems.
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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2014, 09:56:16 am »
Malice and intent is clearly different than someone who didn't mean to do it.

02/02/12 - RIP Glen - the Arrow of Elliot and the little man with the big heart that truly was larger than life.

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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2014, 10:35:47 am »
I'm at a split here, Tintin, I hope you get him and have him sorted out properly. By the sound of it you might be looking at a newby of sorts. As for you Cocky, I agree, but to just brake and bugger-off is low. I would stop explain the driver I don't like what he/she did and then proceed to let anger have a go at that individual.
 

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« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2014, 10:46:56 am »
Saw an oke slap a taxi mirror almost off last week. 800GSA, no plates, no tolls sticker on his BMW helmet. I'll reserve my opinion but let's just say he wasn't entirely innocent didn't strike me as the kind of rider who can afford to take a hand off the bars
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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2014, 10:56:59 am »
You cannot fix a fault with another fault.
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2014, 11:34:49 am »
@Cocky: So they took offense to you lane splitting and tried to drive you off the road. As a result you took off his mirror. Next time he sees a biker lane splitting what do you think he's going to do? Is he going to think hmm, I better not drive him off the road because he might take off my mirror. If he's aggressive enough to try and drive you off the road I don't think he'll hesitate again, even if you up the stakes.
 

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Re: @ the idiot who knocked my mirror off
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2014, 11:53:53 am »
@Cocky: So they took offense to you lane splitting and tried to drive you off the road. As a result you took off his mirror. Next time he sees a biker lane splitting what do you think he's going to do? Is he going to think hmm, I better not drive him off the road because he might take off my mirror. If he's aggressive enough to try and drive you off the road I don't think he'll hesitate again, even if you up the stakes.

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