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California weirdos/starting a YouTube channel

I've been thinking of starting a motovlog on YouTube for a few weeks. Seems like a fun thing to do, and I've been recording my rides anyway.

Had a good one last night. Some marked security car (retired Crown Vic Police Interceptor, compete with led light bar) sailed past me in the fast lane, forcing me to wait in the number 2 lane as I approached a truck. Naturally, I ended up behind the rent-a-cop car, and noticed about a 10 mpg increase in fuel economy, and no real buffeting. Seemed like a pretty good deal, so I chilled out behind him for a few miles, until he peeled off to take an exit.

Well, now I'm on the hunt for another 50+ mpg wind blocker and find this pickup, but he's going a lot slower.

Next thing I know, rent-a-cop blows by in the fast lane again!

Sweet! We're back on, baby! I fall back in behind him and now we're cooking with gas!

After a bit, I start to notice a lot of debris coming from him and hitting me. Like confetti or something, I don't know. It's 0400 and very dark out.

Out of the blue, he changes lanes. Thinking something must be in the road, I follow and he SLAMS on his brakes.

Now I'm thinking he hit something in the road or something weird just happened to his car, so I'm quartering behind him and looking for something to come spinning off his car. He's almost stopped in the number 2 lane and I'm not seeing anything. So, I start to go around.

Dude sticks his head out the window and yells something about calling CHP on me or whatever. That was about the time I realized he was pissed and had tried to brake-check me, but I wasn't close enough for it to be an issue.

Anyway, he evidently owns the company he works for, so contacting his boss didn't get me very far.

So, it'll be my first video upload to YouTube.

I'll edit tomorrow and post it up as soon afterward as I can. Channel name is MotoNerd if you want to watch.

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Yep living out here in Cali you will get plenty of footage of dip**** drivers. I use to post a lot of videos but lately I've become numb to the madness....Will check out your channel...
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Seems to be more than one MotoNerd channel......You should post the link to the channels address
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After my girlfriends car got totaled out by a tire coming off an 18 wheeler back in 2012. I put a camera in her car and also put one in the Xterra a little while back...First footage with the new camera in the Xterra..
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I've been thinking of starting a motovlog on YouTube for a few weeks. Seems like a fun thing to do, and I've been recording my rides anyway.



So, it'll be my first video upload to YouTube.

I'll edit tomorrow and post it up as soon afterward as I can. Channel name is MotoNerd if you want to watch.

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Ooh! Thanks for the info. I have no intention of violating the terms and conditions here.

Not on purpose anyway.

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Just subbed your channel...
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That was downright weird, had anything progressed beyond, you would at least have video. My guess is the headlight from your bike was distracting him, he may have tried losing you and may have thought you had it out for him. I have done the reverse, where a truck was on my ass, I sped up he stayed behind, I slow down he stayed behind, finally I signaled and got off to the shoulder and let him pass. Some years ago, we had a couple posted a video where a guy hated bikes, he pulled over while they were passing him, they crashed, ended up in court as a second bike following had it on video, the dude said he didn't care. I regard this to being on a sail boat, under sail you have right of way, you want to dispute that with a tanker , go for it, Big is Right. I would rather be alive rather than prove I am right.
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I just ordered a used gopro, so hopefully my night shots will be a bit clearer. You can almost see the debris on the video toward the end. There was a hay truck up ahead.

I don't know what rent-a-cop's problem was either. Maybe on a wannabe LEO power trip?

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After my girlfriends car got totaled out by a tire coming off an 18 wheeler back in 2012. I put a camera in her car and also put one in the Xterra a little while back...First footage with the new camera in the Xterra..https://youtu.be/0AoEAfVakB0 .....Adjusted the camera lower...https://youtu.be/F0mGlEhY-vs

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Funny related story...

I was diving across New Mexico a few years ago, radio off, kind of lost in my head.

I caught some motion in the left mirror and took a closer look. There was a tire bouncing down the center divide!

Being the easily amused type, I laughed and said out loud that someone was going to miss that tire.

Then I realized there weren't any other trucks around.

This was surprising, to say the least. It didn't blow, that would have been EXTREMELY obvious. I thought it must have gone flat and rolled off the wheel before I heard it slapping.

So I stopped and walked back to have a look.

There I was, standing in the middle of the slow lane, scratching my head in bewilderment... I was missing 2 tire/wheel combos from the right rear trailer axle, along with the brake drum! They were GONE!

I never heard it felt anything. If I hadn't seen the one tire bouncing down the center median behind me, I wouldn't have known until my post-trip.

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Funny related story...

I was diving across New Mexico a few years ago, radio off, kind of lost in my head.

I caught some motion in the left mirror and took a closer look. There was a tire bouncing down the center divide!

Being the easily amused type, I laughed and said out loud that someone was going to miss that tire.

Then I realized there weren't any other trucks around.

This was surprising, to say the least. It didn't blow, that would have been EXTREMELY obvious. I thought it must have gone flat and rolled off the wheel before I heard it slapping.

So I stopped and walked back to have a look.

There I was, standing in the middle of the slow lane, scratching my head in bewilderment... I was missing 2 tire/wheel combos from the right rear trailer axle, along with the brake drum! They were GONE!

I never heard it felt anything. If I hadn't seen the one tire bouncing down the center median behind me, I wouldn't have known until my post-trip.

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I've had 3 tires come at me while i was driving 2 when i was a teenager. Both came from the opposite side of the freeway and one went right over our car. The 3rd when i was on my V-650 came off a boat trailer. You can see it in this video.You can skip the first 50 seconds....
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Lol. He's gonna miss those.

Glad you did, too.

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I was in Iowa when someone's boat trailer lost a tire. I watched it football bounce back and forth across east and west bound lanes when a Toyota Highlander finally ran it over.

Highlander left on a hook.

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