Men and overtaking

Men and overtaking

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Countdown

29,860 posts

158 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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I don't get upset at being overtaken. It probably happens to me more often than most PHers as it's very rare for me to be going above the posted speed limit.

I actually enjoy a "good" overtake (ie safe, smooth, fast AF and quickly back on the right side of the road). It's mildly irritating/annoying seeing somebody carrying out a dick overtake (where somebody else has had to take avoiding action because of the overtakers incompetence/arrogance) but flashing headlights/hand gestures is a complete waste of energy. Suggesting to a bloke that his driving was less than perfect is the same as telling him he's got a small todger biggrin

ps It's funny how many people on here say that they don't mind being overtaken and then feel the need to emphasise they don't often get overtaken..... whistle

irocfan

26,109 posts

152 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Meh - sometimes I get overtaken sometimes I overtake. As long as it's safe I really don't care

CABC

4,055 posts

63 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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good for all the posts above saying they didn't mind. Sadly, i think the OP has a point, most men do react.

slight segue while we're on gender issues. i've noticed some females, especially younger ones, tailgating me but with no malice in their eyes whatsoever. i look at them in the mirror and just see a glazed look, as though they're not looking at anything really, just locked on to my bumper. so i then have to drive aware that their own braking will be no more than a reaction to mine.

Teddy Lop

4,437 posts

29 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Countdown said:
I don't get upset at being overtaken. It probably happens to me more often than most PHers as it's very rare for me to be going above the posted speed limit.

I actually enjoy a "good" overtake (ie safe, smooth, fast AF and quickly back on the right side of the road). It's mildly irritating/annoying seeing somebody carrying out a dick overtake (where somebody else has had to take avoiding action because of the overtakers incompetence/arrogance) but flashing headlights/hand gestures is a complete waste of energy. Suggesting to a bloke that his driving was less than perfect is the same as telling him he's got a small todger biggrin
you might be on to something, maybe the people who react so poorly to sensible overtakes are miffed because the overtakes they themselves attempt are so badly executed?
Countdown said:
ps It's funny how many people on here say that they don't mind being overtaken and then feel the need to emphasise they don't often get overtaken..... whistle
not really, those more comfortable using speed are less likely to object to others use of it?

Glenn63

1,256 posts

46 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Doesn’t bother me I just drive how ever I’m feeling that day and let other people carry on with whatever they want to do. Sometimes it will be me getting a move on and overtaking sometimes I’m just chilling with the dogs on board and have no issues with people passing me, as long as it’s not dangerous/causes me issue.

Boosted LS1

19,620 posts

222 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Pothole said:
I ride a bike. I rarely get overtaken.
You must pedal like crazy!

nonsequitur

16,446 posts

78 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Boosted LS1 said:
I'm rarely overtaken but if somebody does pass I'm happy to let them get on their way. In fact I'm pleased they had the balls to do it. It matters not what sex the person is or if they were born a potato.
Half baked, presumably.

nonsequitur

16,446 posts

78 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Boosted LS1 said:
Pothole said:
I ride a bike. I rarely get overtaken.
You must pedal like crazy!
He might mean MOTOR bike.

VonSenger

2,377 posts

151 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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RDMcG said:
VonSenger said:
Slightly off topic but have I seen your car at the ring? Just looked at your pics and I'm sure it was your car. But then I also noticed you're in Canada??
You did indeed...I had an M6 V10, 997.1RS,997.2RS,991.1RS and a Panamera ST Turbo there at various times there, some on Canadian plates and some on Euro delivery plates...

It just does not feel right for me not to have the fun of a few weeks in Germany, Ring, Spa and so on. If we ever get out of the mess we're in now I will hopefully do a 992RS, but who knows?....
Thought so, I spoke to you briefly and noticed the unique stitching in the green rs. I had a track prepped 996 turbo. Been wanting one ever since, but struggling to find a rhd one here in the UK.

How did you get it there and is it economical?

irocfan

26,109 posts

152 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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what DOES annoy me are those who travel at 33ish in a 40 zone. Slow enough to piss me off, not quite slow enough to overtake without being worried about being nicked for speeding mad

nonsequitur

16,446 posts

78 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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irocfan said:
what DOES annoy me are those who travel at 33ish in a 40 zone. Slow enough to piss me off, not quite slow enough to overtake without being worried about being nicked for speeding mad
Deep Breath. 33 in a 40 is not slow. There I said it. And I don't care. Well, I do care, but not a lot. Overtake me if you will. I will even flash my lights and make gestures as a way of saying you made a perfect overtake.

RDMcG

16,191 posts

169 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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VonSenger said:
Thought so, I spoke to you briefly and noticed the unique stitching in the green rs. I had a track prepped 996 turbo. Been wanting one ever since, but struggling to find a rhd one here in the UK.

How did you get it there and is it economical?
Expensive-much better to do factory delivery which is free, I did run across an outfit that bulk ships out of the US and they had about fifteen people simultaneously at the Ring when I was there in May. No connection and have not used them but they are called Orchid Euro and much cheaper than my strategy.

Used C.A.R.S Europe out of Rotterdam who do door to door and are superb; delivered the Panamera to my hotel in Frankfurt from Canada on the day and hour agreed. Car is individually containerized.

VonSenger

2,377 posts

151 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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RDMcG said:
VonSenger said:
Thought so, I spoke to you briefly and noticed the unique stitching in the green rs. I had a track prepped 996 turbo. Been wanting one ever since, but struggling to find a rhd one here in the UK.

How did you get it there and is it economical?
Expensive-much better to do factory delivery which is free, I did run across an outfit that bulk ships out of the US and they had about fifteen people simultaneously at the Ring when I was there in May. No connection and have not used them but they are called Orchid Euro and much cheaper than my strategy.

Used C.A.R.S Europe out of Rotterdam who do door to door and are superb; delivered the Panamera to my hotel in Frankfurt from Canada on the day and hour agreed. Car is individually containerized.
Sounds perfect. I assume you're collecting your 992 from Germany? What colour?

anonymous-user

16 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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irocfan said:
what DOES annoy me are those who travel at 33ish in a 40 zone. Slow enough to piss me off, not quite slow enough to overtake without being worried about being nicked for speeding mad
Yeah that is very frustrating! Along with cars daisy chain tailgating in NSLs..

The typical experience I have is overtaking someone in an NSL and going well off into the distance, only to then be caught up and tailgated by the vehicle when I get back to the 50/40/30/20 limit.

There is without a doubt a taboo of overtaking in the UK. The amusing thing is that I've been overtaken more on my motorbike than in my car! No offence taken of course, provided it's safe.

V1nce Fox

2,896 posts

30 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Pothole said:
I ride a bike. I rarely get overtaken.
Yup.

It also adds context to how pointless most overtakes done in a car are.

Pica-Pica

7,797 posts

46 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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V1nce Fox said:
Pothole said:
I ride a bike. I rarely get overtaken.
Yup.

It also adds context to how pointless most overtakes done in a car are.
Why? Explain.

V1nce Fox

2,896 posts

30 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Pica-Pica said:
V1nce Fox said:
Pothole said:
I ride a bike. I rarely get overtaken.
Yup.

It also adds context to how pointless most overtakes done in a car are.
Why? Explain.
Because on any given car journey, at some point you end up stuck behind something. It may not be for quite a while but usually even on a decent quick road it's within a matter of a minute or two, give or take. Bikes can place overtakes where cars can't. They can take less TED, need less road width and push tin through larger numbers of vehicles than a car can. Again, on average.

Edited by V1nce Fox on Saturday 28th March 19:47

Boosted LS1

19,620 posts

222 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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V1nce Fox said:
Pothole said:
I ride a bike. I rarely get overtaken.
Yup.

It also adds context to how pointless most overtakes done in a car are.
Agreed if in town but not on dc or mways. I did a 3 hour drive in 2 hours recently because it wasn't subject to traffic lights and fkwits. I doubt that'll happen again. There were still mlm's out in force on empty roads. Whats wrong with the retards?

Muddle238

2,157 posts

75 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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I don't mind being overtaken. If a following driver wants to go quicker than I, then I would rather they pass and continue at their chosen pace, as opposed to sitting on my bumper and ignoring any safe overtaking opportunities.

I do however, expect them to make good progress afterwards and not slow down, holding me up!

Boosted LS1

19,620 posts

222 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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^ Nice one :-)