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trackerjack

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579 posts

68 months

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Went for a walk today that involved walking a bridge that goes over the A3 at Petersfield Hants and could not believe the incredible stupidity of a group of bikers in the late afternoon.
The traffic was fairly heavy but moving a approx 70 when I heard the scream of bikers engines and watched as they swerved in and out of the traffic overtaking on any side that had a gap wide enough!
All it would have taken is one motorist to not see the idiot on the inside and move lanes and there would have been carnage.

Years ago I watched a biker pass me at maybe 120 and the car up front moved out to overtake, the biker hit the back of the car and was somersaulted high in the air like a rag doll and he died as he fell onto the central crash barriers.
I remember passing his bike and seeing his boots still there as they must have ripped off on impact.
Bikes these days mostly have fairings and I reckon they should have number plates to deter this crass riding.

LiamB

6,457 posts

27 months

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Cool story hoe.

Condi

3,660 posts

55 months

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trackerjack said:
Bikes these days mostly have fairings and I reckon they should have number plates to deter this crass riding.
They do all have number plates.

jjones

2,007 posts

77 months

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what i want to know is do non-bikers not die?

have i cheated myself of eternal life by passing my bike test??

RWD cossie wil

2,790 posts

57 months

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Idiots are idiots regardless of the mode of transport.....
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Graham

15,200 posts

168 months

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maybe car drivers should look out for bikers legally filtering? or before changing lanes just a thought..


the_lone_wolf

2,250 posts

70 months

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Tango13

3,282 posts

60 months

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the_lone_wolf said:

valverguy

440 posts

59 months

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But in all fairness, he has some valid points, heavy traffic at 70 and zooming through filtering into gaps? All that being true, the bikers are speeding and expecting for joe public in their euroboxes to see them coming?

Bikers do piss me off when they behave in that manor, equally though motorists who don't look out for bikers and use their mirrors correctly piss me off too.

mybrainhurts

77,083 posts

139 months

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trackerjack said:
they swerved in and out of the traffic overtaking on any side that had a gap wide enough!
They were probably jolly cross because they found ham in their cheese sandwiches.

aw51 121565

3,919 posts

117 months

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1. Massive trauma.
2. Interruption of oxygenated blood supply to the brain.

^^ That's two potential answers (the main answers?) to the presumed question posed by the title of this thread wink.

supersingle

2,661 posts

103 months

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aw51 121565 said:
1. Massive trauma.
2. Interruption of oxygenated blood supply to the brain.

^^ That's two potential answers (the main answers?) to the presumed question posed by the title of this thread wink.
Cancer, heart disease, stroke. Someone should do a campaign to stop this carnage.

samdale

2,096 posts

68 months

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Graham said:
maybe car drivers should look out for bikers legally filtering? or before changing lanes just a thought..
The way the OP's described it, there was nothing legal about it.

As a side note, when does filtering become undertaking/dangerous driving? Genuine question as I seem to remember looking it up and the results are distinctly unclear.

Heavy traffic doing 50, bike doing 55-60? What if he increases his speed to 70? What if the traffic slows further to say 20-30 and he's still at 70? Are the rules deliberately vague as no biker can be chased/stopped in these instances?

s p a c e m a n

7,683 posts

32 months

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Make all bikers wear parachutes

GravelBen

11,084 posts

114 months

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RWD cossie wil said:
Idiots are idiots regardless of the mode of transport.....
...but some modes of transport off much less protection from their stupidity than others.

pablo

11,770 posts

157 months

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GravelBen said:
RWD cossie wil said:
Idiots are idiots regardless of the mode of transport.....
...but some modes of transport off much less protection from their stupidity than others.
....and the mode of transport that offers the most protection is operated by morons.

9mm

1,731 posts

94 months

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As long as they don't kill anyone else I really couldn't care less. Same with idiot car drivers. There have always been, and always will be, people destined for an early grave. Bikers get your attention more though, just because they can weave in and out of traffic more than any car can, invariably making more noise in the process. Look on the bright side - we are desperately short of transplant organs in this country so if you dramatically reduced the number of motorists who killed themselves, that problem would only get worse.

Buzz word

1,906 posts

93 months

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Graham said:
maybe car drivers should look out for bikers legally filtering? or before changing lanes just a thought..
Next time you are stuck in traffic look in your mirrors and see how far back you can see. Especially if the road is on a gentle curve. A few cars maybe so 20m? What speed would you have to be going to stop in that time? No point being right and dead when the car driver honestly couldn't have seen you is there?

GravelBen

11,084 posts

114 months

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pablo said:
GravelBen said:
RWD cossie wil said:
Idiots are idiots regardless of the mode of transport.....
...but some modes of transport off much less protection from their stupidity than others.
....and the mode of transport that offers the most protection is operated by morons.
scratchchin

Trains?

xRIEx

2,861 posts

32 months

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trackerjack said:
I watched a biker pass me at maybe 120
Fantastic. Maybe you should change your user name to 'empiricaljack'.
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