Traffic... and bikers

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Traffic... and bikers

Post by Certified-Nutter » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:53 am

Something i have always wondered, especialy as i filter through long queues of cars and chuckle to myself how pissed of they must be that i do not have to wait, like them
But what are all your thoughts on bikes (motor of course, not those ignorant accident causing cyclists) and them getting passed you during a gridlock.
I find there are alot of different reactions, some people try to pull in, or out, to block my route (futile as this effort is)
Also, on the rare occasion there is a bump because of said pride trying to stop me, do you think my rage at such a driver is justified?
In my opinion, i am out, in the rain, the snow, the wind and whateva nature tries to throw at me, i risk my very life for the simple act of traveling when motorist who are talking on their cell phones, or whateva distracts their attention from the 1-2 ton death trap they are operating from colliding with someone... or me.
Should i not be allowed small perks for these risks?
for contextual purposes, i only lane split in stopped or below 5mph traffic, and never when it would endanger or impede oncoming traffic.
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Re: Traffic... and bikers

Post by sugarstalker » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:47 pm

Anyone who endangers someone else's life because of some self-entitlement should have their driver's licence revoked. In these times, people are at their very worst as human beings when they are at their most dangerous. Riding in steel cages at 100Km/h
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Post by Certified-Nutter » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:54 am

true, but i dont endanger no1 but myself, have you looked at biker stats? compared to a cars, where children have less than 50% chance to live if hit at 40mph or over, with bikes, children have over 60% chance of living with no major injuries if hit at 60mph, cos of the way the bike always veers off course when it makes contact with something.
but if u want my drivin license from me, your welcome to try n take it ;)
my point was more towards traffic, when if your in the car and you see a biker go passed, what is your thoughts on the individual, since some of the reactions i come across range from jelousy, politeness, arrogance and rage.
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Re: Traffic... and bikers

Post by sugarstalker » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:48 am

Certified-Nutter wrote:true, but i dont endanger no1 but myself

I wasn't really talking about bikers. it's more about the kind of people who blatantly disregard other motorists, which happens to be people driving cars, mostly.

When it comes to seeing bikes in traffic, for me it's a cross between jealousy for them getting ahead, which in itself is a strange thing to be jealous of, and thinking motorcycles are really cool. Unless it's one of those loud fucking Choppers. those are just annoying
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Post by Certified-Nutter » Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:04 am

ahh i see, its been a long time since i have read anything, lol, it was difficult chatting with animal the other day, keeping up with reading and being stoned like.
i dont have a chopper, mayb when i am older i'll get one for those sunny days were i just want to show off around town.
but my bike is load.... very load, no baffle (well as they say, load bikes save lives :p)
but i do feel really bad at night riding around, cos i must wake everyone up like
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Post by sugarstalker » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:15 pm

I really want to get a bike, several of my friends already do. But it costs a buttload, and money isn't flowing at the moment, to say the least.
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Post by leprechaun » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:49 pm

I've always envied the ability to shoot up the centre of traffic, but never to the extent of wanting to block anyone's way. I just got my first car two months ago, and i can say I'm the typical wanker driver, lotta lane swervin to get in front, spinning the wheels out of car parks, the lot, if i wasn't me id hate me. Sitting in traffic has got to be the worst thing about driving, without a doubt, hands down, seeing anyone get in front of you is annoying, though i don't mind bikes... That's almost what they're built for, if they can weave, then let them weave. The thing that gets me the most is the drivers who are in the wrong lane, don't cue up, skip past a load of cars then indicate they want to join the cue near the front..... I do everything in my control to send them the wrong way, definitely up there on the list of annoying things about driving. What i always think about is my nice heating, roof to stop the rain, plenty of room, and a radio to blast the tunes on.... I've always been more of a car person, mainly down to the looks, but all those other points are just nice little bonuses.
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Re: Traffic... and bikers

Post by Certified-Nutter » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:42 am

damn sugar, thats unlucky, over this side of the pond bikes are cheap as chips to run, £78 tax for the year (as opposed to my housemates £150 for a 1.2litre car) a years insurance (with No no claims) on a 650cc bike was £224 while most peoples first year of insurance (in my age range) is like 2 grand or more...
so unlucky, lol

and yea, i envy the roof, the heating, and the comfy seats, oh and the radio (you can get em for bikes, but they are suggested against cos since they are earplugs, they elimate all outside sound)
i also really envy having a smoke while you drive, what a convenience, i have tried it on a bike, with one of the full face helmets that flip up (which are my fave type) but a faceful of ash at 50+ (mph) is not good for staying on the road lol
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