Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Fresno aka Shake & Bake California
Insane Drivers Today
Being a semi fossilized old guy I have lived quite a few years on the planet. I can remember when nobody locked their front door and left the keys in their cars. Our society was mostly honest and polite. These qualities could also be experienced while on the road on your bike or in your car. You yielded the right away, respected others, and most importantly exercised polite and safe driving practices.
Boy howdy have times changed. Dead bolted doors, bars over the windows, multiple alarm systems, but the one that really disturbs me is the way folks drive today. Venture out on the local roads during morning or evening rush and it's like someone dropped the flag and the race is on. Darn near like last weeks Nascar race finish. Banging, bumping, wreaking, doing just about anything short of pulling out a gun, to get to the finish line first.
I got to experience a bout of this yesterday. Took a lunch ride up to my favorite burger spot in the Sierra's. It's about 25 miles of delightful twisty roads in the foot hills. Normally during the week there is not much traffic.
Tooling along at a moderate clip I come up upon a slow pickup towing a trailer with one compact car following close behind. Being very familiar with the road I knew all the good passing spots. On one of the short straits I hit the gas in 4th gear and proceeded to make a pass. As I got along side the car the driver layed on the horn and hit the gas. Now I am stuck just in front of the car and in the opposite lane. Here comes an opposite direction car and this idiot in the car won't let me back in the lane. I just managed to squeeze between the front fender of the idiot and the oncoming car. All the while the idiot is still on the horn. I finally got in behind the truck with the idiot glued to my back wheel until I got to the next strait to complete the pass. This is not the first time this has happened to me.
Fortunately I kept my cool, hit the gas and drove away from the idiot. 30 years ago it would have been a very different end to the story. Someone may have lost some teeth.
Would imagine many of you all have some stories like this?
Cookin Wid Gas
2015 V-650 of course it's green...it's a Kazawalski.