Some idiot was riding on my rear something ridiculous last night. Here I am, minding my own business, driving in the city, heading out towards home. Speed limit is of course 25 MPH, so thats what Im doing ...anyhow, Im cruising along, and this Explorer comes that has been following behind me for about a mile or so, staying back a decent distance, (single lanes, 1 each way) decides to now get right up on rear end, so close that I can see the water marks on left on his bumper
so I politely flash my tail light a couple times, and he backs off alittle..within 20 seconds, he's right back up me again swerving to each side like he wants to try and pass me. so I flick them again, nothing, he's still right there. Speed Limit is still 25, so Im playing it safe since cops are out in full force more than ever this summer, or so it seems, and speeding through the city isnt something very smart to begin with. so then after a bit, the road expands to 2 lanes each way as we leave the city and head out of town, and he cuts over and flies past me and shoots ME the finger..I was like WTF!!!
You're mad at me for going the speed limit??? by this time I had had enough, this had been going on for about 4 miles, single lane.
He was still getting on the throttle after he past me as he sped away, I got alittle heated, I'll admit, so i just downshifted into 3rd, cracked it open and flew past him like he was standing still. Then we met up at a stop light about 1.5 from where he passed me, he again shot me the finger..and told him, politely.."Dont tailgate motorcyclists" ..He of course ignored me and sped off. :ack:
I know I shouldnt have stooped to his level when he passed me, but damn that just really hit my button that night for some reason..usually I just blow them off and dont give it a second thought. As riders, we get so much flack and a stereotype because of some that pull wheelies through an intersection, fly past cars on the highway doing 130 mph, or from videos that are readily available from the more popular stunters around the country; That you just cant win. I know this ongoing stereotype/attitude towards motorcyclists has been going on forever with no end in sight, but sometimes, it just gets to ya.
Sorry all, just had to vent there for a minute... :ack: