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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2013, 06:26:14 pm »
My experience was a bit different

Perhaps he thought it was me... ;D


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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2013, 06:33:18 pm »
My experience was a bit different

Perhaps he thought it was me... ;D


Why? Did you p!ss someone off recently?  :biggrin:
Luckilly it was a Corolla and not a Ford  ;D.  I accedently knocked the car's mirror with the one pannier, the guy in the car looked like he had a moerse fright when i reversed at the red light and pushed his mirror in its place again.  He did try to dice me afterwards,  but he rode past.
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2013, 10:58:50 pm »
My experience was a bit different.

I slowly went through traffic that stood still at the red light at the strawberry farm on the R44 in Stellenbosch and stopped in front. The Ford Ranger on my left started screaming and hooting, gesturing all kind of interesting signs. As the light turned green I gunned it just to put some distance between me and this crazy dude in the bakkie. He obviously totally lost it. He gave chase??!! I didn't know that the Ranger would be able to keep up with me. We went flying down the R44 at about 160ish with him now on my back wheel. I think the only thing that saved my bacon was the fact that we caught up with other traffic and I was able to lose him lane splitting.

Haven't been scared like that in a good long while.

I think he saw your AVATAR and wanted to volunteer to WASH YOU!!! :3some:
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2013, 11:01:34 pm »
Was lane splitting between the 3rd and 4th lanes on the highway doing around 120, cars doing about 100. One lady in the fast lane looked at me in her mirrors and deliberately closed the gap just as I got to the rear of her car. I was already commited and decided to gas and not brake and clipped her mirror with the bar end while squeezing through. She started hooting and flashing and going crazy so I gestured her to pull over and moved to the slow lane but she just kept driving. Caught up to her again but she ignored me flat, looked in the other direction actually.

Be careful out there. People are fucktards

Was there a need for this???????????? Surely there were opportunities to change lanes and pass safely??? Just my 5c take on this!! :peepwall:
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2013, 03:31:41 am »
Was lane splitting between the 3rd and 4th lanes on the highway doing around 120, cars doing about 100. One lady in the fast lane looked at me in her mirrors and deliberately closed the gap just as I got to the rear of her car. I was already commited and decided to gas and not brake and clipped her mirror with the bar end while squeezing through. She started hooting and flashing and going crazy so I gestured her to pull over and moved to the slow lane but she just kept driving. Caught up to her again but she ignored me flat, looked in the other direction actually.

Be careful out there. People are fucktards

Was there a need for this???????????? Surely there were opportunities to change lanes and pass safely??? Just my 5c take on this!! :peepwall:
You obviously don't know GP traffic. Splitting at 100 is crawling. At 120 you better be in the lefthand slow lane and watch for busses and trucks passing you.

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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2013, 05:13:35 am »
Commuting in Gauteng sounds like a Jack Ass episode.

Traffic in the Cape isnt that bad, untill it just looks like rain, its like a switch that flips when it rains in Cape Town. All the cagers just start driving like idiots for some reason, even slower than the normal crawling Cape Town pace.

I know you meant well and wanted to explain or apologise to the old lady but she probably went home and said that a biker just tried to murder her. "He was on his back wheel, no helmet and pointed a gun at me..."
Reminds me of a picture I saw of a dog with its head outside a car window, wind blowing his tongue and lips all over the place. In the bottom it said something like: only bikers and dogs know the feeling.

Cagers just dont get it...
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #46 on: July 20, 2013, 05:38:17 am »
Cagers think they are Masters of the Universe behind their wheels, ego takes over 150% , so be careful out there guys.

You cant fight cages, you will come of 2nd best every time if you intersect one or get intersected by one.
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2013, 06:02:26 am »
This is funny, outright dangerous, but what were you doing riding at 100 in between lanes?  You thought you were on a race trace?  :o

No offence meant but one group of people I find very dangerous on the road are women in their sixties, retired or semi-retired. They skip robots, don't look left or right at circles,  don't check their mirrors, and will simply run over you if you don't watch.  I don't know why they dislike bikers so much.  Perhaps someone wants to explain. :pot:
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2013, 06:32:29 am »
You weren't in the situation and I don't feel like explaining myself to judgemental self righteous know it alls. Suffice it to say, I didn't start commuting yesterday and my actions are measured and planned in such a way as to keep me as safe as possible
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2013, 08:08:09 am »
I once had the cops closing the gap on me whilst line splitting, so I braked hard overtook them on the right side and gunned it down the traffic.. They were seriously pissed with me and I had a good chuckle..
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #50 on: July 20, 2013, 10:29:44 am »
You weren't in the situation and I don't feel like explaining myself to judgemental self righteous know it alls. Suffice it to say, I didn't start commuting yesterday and my actions are measured and planned in such a way as to keep me as safe as possible
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2013, 10:43:52 am »
Seems to be a Gauteng thing - closing the gap. Here in CT the vast majority of cages keep out of the biker's lane and when they see a bike coming they move out of the way. During the last few weeks I've noticed more than a few cars deliberately moving into my way and every single one of these has had GP plates. I'm talking 4 maybe 5 incidents.

Agreed - and oh Faak watch out for the L on the car. Learners stuck to the steering wheel and think  "mirrors are to make e car look nice."
 

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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2013, 10:54:45 am »
Seems to be a Gauteng thing - closing the gap. Here in CT the vast majority of cages keep out of the biker's lane and when they see a bike coming they move out of the way. During the last few weeks I've noticed more than a few cars deliberately moving into my way and every single one of these has had GP plates. I'm talking 4 maybe 5 incidents.

Agreed - and oh Faak watch out for the L on the car. Learners stuck to the steering wheel and think  "mirrors are to make e car look nice."

My biggest fear is some of those alone in a car with a L sticker on the back thinking this clueless fucker is teaching someone else to drive just as kak.
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #53 on: July 20, 2013, 04:57:21 pm »
You weren't in the situation and I don't feel like explaining myself to judgemental self righteous know it alls. Suffice it to say, I didn't start commuting yesterday and my actions are measured and planned in such a way as to keep me as safe as possible

I hope this was not directed at me ??? If so - I apologize. My comment was meant to just be a general reminder for everyone. I really hate reading those rider down threads.
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #54 on: July 20, 2013, 05:09:54 pm »
You weren't in the situation and I don't feel like explaining myself to judgemental self righteous know it alls. Suffice it to say, I didn't start commuting yesterday and my actions are measured and planned in such a way as to keep me as safe as possible

I hope this was not directed at me ??? If so - I apologize. My comment was meant to just be a general reminder for everyone. I really hate reading those rider down threads.

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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2013, 05:14:44 pm »
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2013, 11:42:03 am »
experience that atleast once a day on my commute  ??? I have no idea what the drivers are trying to prove. I would love to know the thought process that is going through their heads.

I moved over, got such a shock at the bright pink bike!

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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #57 on: February 10, 2014, 05:23:53 pm »
Anyone clipped a mirror recently?

I commute quite a long way every day and experienced the same as the guy in the first post almost. Also a lady driver looking at me and closing the gap. I was already commited and clipped that mirror and it actually came off her car. I felt really bad as I don't want to give bikers k@k names but on the other hand, she saw me comming and closed te gap! I was breaking speed to wait for a change to pull over and at least give her my side of the story and appologise in any way for breaking that mirror but she also ignored me flat. So I drove off...what the hell is going on with some people like the ashole on his Harley who tried his best with his pispot helmet and goggles to dice me on my medical respinse bike to an accident scene! I left the idiot behind at 180 and almost got myself intro trouble for a speed violation as we are only aloud max 160. 'Gps tracker'. Sometimes I just shake my head when I listen to peoples stories on accident scenes. Many happen because of stupid things like 'he started accelerating when I tried to pass him' etc....we do have many idiots on our roads (and I have done stupid things myself at times and lucky to got away with it...  :peepwall: )
 

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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #58 on: February 10, 2014, 06:40:13 pm »
sitting or standing?
now if you had stood she would have seen you coming from afar.

It's Dwerg... he WAS standing  :lol8:

Seriously though, glad to hear you're ok.  So far, a cager has only closed the gap on me deliberately once... I have a flat spot on the tyre & sphincter mark on the seat to prove it  
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Re: Clipped a mirror yesterday.....
« Reply #59 on: February 10, 2014, 06:46:47 pm »
I left the idiot behind at 180 and almost got myself intro trouble for a speed violation as we are only aloud max 160. 'Gps tracker'. Sometimes I just shake my head when I listen to peoples stories on accident scenes.

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