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a test in humanity

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Ridgerunner, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Apr 10, 2008 at 10:00 PM
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    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK I'm going to start something here. You're on a two-lane road,speed limit is 35, you're doing 42 in the right lane, a little man in a huge navigater runs up behind you and rides literally about 4 feet from your bumper. You have your wife with you so you gotta be cool-even though you're burning up inside at the thought that f*#k would put HER in danger---what would YOU do....go:mad:
     
  2. Apr 10, 2008 at 10:06 PM
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    Slow down to 33 to further antagonize said jackhole.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2008 at 10:16 PM
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    luk8272

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    I usually just slow down (5mph) and pull closer to the shoulder roll down my window and make sign for them to pass. I drive the roads alot due to work and have noticed that drivers in general don't know what the tapping of your break lights mean, so I don't do it anymore I don't want them thinking that I am being an a$$. I have a short fuse and if I keep myself calm things go alot smoother and are cheaper for everyone. Slowly I am trying to grow out of this. If they don't take the hint I will slow down enough for them to pass and follow them to wherever they are headding, if I am not trying to get somewheres.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2008 at 3:04 AM
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    missileman125fw

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    I agree with you, just slow down and let them pass. If you get pissed all its gonna do is escalate into something I might regret later.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2008 at 4:47 AM
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    no_werries

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    You need my trailer hitch cover man, it says

    "I may be SLOW, but im still AHEAD OF YOU!"
     
  6. Apr 11, 2008 at 6:26 AM
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    Burns

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    There you go man!
     
  7. Apr 11, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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    ANDYTACOMA

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    this is what i do I Suddenly downshift to second gear (dont touch the brakes) and let that clutch out slowly , either he will kiss your bumper (his fault) or they will get the message and go around
    -just my .02
     
  8. Apr 11, 2008 at 7:24 AM
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    Ridgerunner

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    I appreciate the replies thus far. I have to leave now to Sacramento. I'm asking you all this question because I happen to value the wisdom on this forum (yeah I mean it). I'm very serious..as I have an issue with tailgaters that I need to work out. If you would could you keep weighing in-take a minute and ponder my question and when I get home I'm hoping to have a bunch of your feelings on this subject. Then I'll tell you the details on what happened to make me vent like this..I know it's something we all deal with- thak all of you for the help
     
  9. Apr 11, 2008 at 7:26 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i'd slow down as well...that or if it was at night, i'm flash my extra reverse lights at him...haha
     
  10. Apr 11, 2008 at 7:36 AM
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    Younger days .... flip him off.

    My advanced age ..... lock in the cruise control at 35, don't make eye contact, and let him stew.
     
  11. Apr 11, 2008 at 7:40 AM
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    ignore the guy....if its a real problem and he won't pass hit the shoulder and wing some rocks on him a couple times.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2008 at 8:43 AM
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    i'd slow down
     
  13. Apr 11, 2008 at 4:33 PM
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    when your downshifting like that if you pop it into neutral first, let go of clutch quickly hit the gas to rev the engine up say to 3500-4500 (depending how fast you goin) you can then shift into second and release the clutch like you would if you were going from 1st to second, better way to down shit and it will help you clutch last longer!
     
  14. Apr 11, 2008 at 4:57 PM
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    My thoughts as well.

    There are also laws against following too close in most states. Maybe a call on the cell to the State Patrol or Sheriff's office with a description of the offender. If he gets pulled over and asked some questions on his driving habits he'll be even later getting where he's going and it might make him pull his head out in the future.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    i usually break a lil bit, not too much just to activate the break lights, so he get scared and slow down, or pass me, has worked several times for me...................... Then if i´m in the mood show him the courtesy finger
     
  16. Apr 11, 2008 at 6:48 PM
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    Hey I'm back- thanks to all of you for the replies. I won't bother you with the details of my encounter unless you want to hear it. I will say though that this is a RAMPANT dilemma for all of us. We all respond or are affected by it in different ways. The concencus is to slow down and let him go.. I did just that because I didn't want the 6500lbs wagonqueen family truckster and his attitude behind us anymore. I did the right thing. It lead to a confrontation. So even doing that didn't matter-we were the random victims of some idiot's bad day. I see it alot with other people too. Everybody's soooo friggin mean now. It's good to talk it out here..I think this forum can help that way Thanks again
     
  17. Apr 11, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    Slow down until He gets the point.
     
  18. Apr 11, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    usually, i'll brake check people who like to ride so close i cant even see their lights......if that doesnt work, i slow down........and i mean SLOW. it really pisses them off, but they get the point. its funny watching them get all bent outta shape........like the friggin dairy queen is about to close and they are gonna miss it.
     
  19. Apr 11, 2008 at 9:05 PM
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  20. Apr 12, 2008 at 7:34 AM
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    I was coming home yester day on a 4 hour trip, and its real hilly through where I am, anyways I got this young punk (ha bout my age) tailgating me in this chevy cobalt ( i couldnt even see his lights he so close) so I let the guy go to pass me, he does with a honk of his horn, any way the prick passes me only to get a few car lengths ahead to slow down to the same speed im doin (bout 100km/h) next thing you know Im tailgaiting this prick cause hes havin a hard time pushin this crap car up this big hill, I spend the next 20 minutes behind untill I got a chance to pass, Lost him after a few big hills, kinda funny, cause he may of wanted to be the faster of us 2, but I got the power!
     
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