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post #2281 of 2391 (permalink) Old May 28th, 2019, 9:31 am
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BTW, had a guy try to block me from passing him in his Jeep on the Cherohala Sunday. Seems to be coming more and more of an issue in that area.



Meaning what? you've had it happen before? The attitude I've seen around that area has always been more courteous than most places. There's always gonna be an asshole here and there.
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post #2282 of 2391 (permalink) Old May 28th, 2019, 9:40 am
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It’s happened to some other folks. That was the first time it happened to me there. The week before ECM, it happened to me on HWY 136 in N. GA.

I wonder if @t-bills has had it happen?
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Maybe it was your insurance agent.
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Monday after your crash we were stuck behind some assclown on BRP going 40 or less, I made a pass and he sped right up, was tailgating me up to 70 so the rest of the crew was reluctant to make a pass... eventually we pulled off rather than take chances
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yeah, couple of years back (in a group with Mr. HP4 that never got ridden) we had an angry pickup buzzing our asses very aggressively all through that first residential-ish area coming out of Robbinsville, felt like he was gonna push us off the road. That's the only true cager-aggression I've experienced down there though.
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Usually when I come across a cager that's all butt-hurt I just pull over or turn off and wait till they are far away. No use taking any chances, they could be crazy nutters and they have the advantage.

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I think I might start carrying plastic police badges and hand them out to people who want to control traffic like they're cops. In all seriousness, I just do my best to get away from them because like @flynbulldog said, they have the advantage.
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they have the advantage.
You have advantage of speed...

On the way back from ECM3 some pickup wanted to play games on I-26, I wasn't comfortable pilling over because he would slow down to a crawl, so I sped up... let's just say it's the fastest I've gone with luggage, on any bike, ever...

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You have advantage of speed...

On the way back from ECM3 some pickup wanted to play games on I-26, I wasn't comfortable pilling over because he would slow down to a crawl, so I sped up... let's just say it's the fastest I've gone with luggage, on any bike, ever...

Yeah I had to do that with some HD douchebags one time, they kept screwin with me till I finally just pinned it and left them. They tried to follow for a few minutes but those stupid Nazi-Gestapo helmets aint exactly aerodynamic...

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stupid Nazi-Gestapo helmets
I think it's called Stalhelm, will wait for the resident German to confirm, also don't think Gestapo wore the helmets, they were something like FBI so they never had to march in to battle.

I like when they wear a spike on those chromed out lids (sport bike clubs in NYC) shortcut to a Darwin award

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