Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Dude! Why do Cages Constantly Try to Kill Us?!?
I have to vent because I (once again) almost became road kill not once, but twice in the space of 10 seconds today due to inattentive cages.
So I'm driving on Loop 410 in San Antonio (a highway notorious for idiot cagers) doing some errands today. I'm in the center of three lanes, minding my business and keeping up with traffic. I see a pickup about two car lengths ahead in the passing lane to my left, and another pickup is bearing down on that same pickup moving at about 90 mph (that I can estimate). The pickup gets right next to me, and then drops back a bit and makes like it's going to pass me from behind. It then accelerates back up next to me, and then proceeds to merge right into me. The idiot driver managed to look in my direction to see me looking right at him, and then goes back in his lane. While this is going on, the truck that was ahead of me earlier decides to get into my lane as well, merging in front of me and almost causing me to run into him. I do a quick lane change (thankfully no one was to my right), and I accelerate as fast as I can to get away from that group of cages.
So, my lesson learned was that having a lime green bike with a rider wearing a neon green full-face helmet is still not enough to be seen. I almost wish I had some ball bearings to flick over my shoulder when this happened...to dangerous, though (and I might get shot...I am in Texas).
I also don't have one of those loud horns installed....my next farkle. Are those hard to install?