Agreed with your general comments. Idk if you are inferring that the 2 vehicles were with each other. In fact they were not. After crowding me and running up on the rear of the trailer, the white pickup pulled back into the left lane and passed the trailer. Either he was trying to harass the rear end of the trailer or he was trying to harass me. In the extended video he clearly just rides the left lane as far as he can be seen to the rear and then to the front.
I have had a guy ride my tail when I had the DRZ400S, I slowed down he slowed down, eventually I turned off the road, this was a night in the dark, this guy was no more than 5 feet from my rear. Over the years I have had a few, generally I either accelerate slightly, if the guy follows, I slow right down about 10 or 15 KM/HR below what I was running at, almost said 10 to 15 below the posted speed
, I do this the first chance there is a safe area to pass me, if the guy doesn't take the bait and he continues to harass and I am talking 3 minutes tops, I signal and turn off the road or pull over. Not worth getting into a fight.
However this brings back memories with the DRZ400S, riding with my son and his Honda 919 , just after the sun went down, 10 o'clock at night, temperature had dropped to about 15'C, he was in the lead on a very narrow paved road going through a swamp, we see headlights turn onto the road a good mile in the distance then disappear, he pulled over but I went passed and turned around. Turns out a guy drove into the swamp, big guy starts coming at my son, so he leaves, by this time I turn around and get back, now the guy comes to me, says we ran him off the road, that we were riding side by side. I offered to call for help, what I don't realize is the guy is getting my plate number , he is agitated and with the DRZ , with the motor off no headlight, plus I have no bars on my cell phone, he gets made with me and tells me to F off, that we ran him off the road. So about 1/2 mile down the road my son is waiting, bike off and wants to leave because we are both cold, he tells me what happened when he got on scene, I tell him my take. I call the police because I am suspicious, the dispatch tells me they had a guy on the other line describing how he was run off the road by us.
Let me say this guy was six foot and at least 300 LBs, if you ever get in a situation like this, do what we did , drive a mile away and call, telling dispatch we were dealing with a agitated person and were afraid for our own safety, well there was a 3 car response, the Sargent came by and told us he had officers at the guy in the swamp , was concerned about the safety of his officers and would return, for us to stay in place and wait. He came back and said the guy was getting off shift, had gone to MacDonald's and the drink probably fell over making the left hand turn, he reached across and steered into the swamp ( that is what the officer supposed happened) the officer said this guy was known to them.
He then said that he was amazed that father and son road together and was a bit jealous, said that we did the right thing and really appreciated us sticking around. That was about 11 years ago, I think I rode once last year with my son, kind of miss that, and he still has his 919, but is considering selling because he doesn't ride much, and his wife has a compressed disc problem, so not the best mode of transportation.