If that had been me there would have been more than an "altercation", and they wouldn't have had any trouble finding me afterward. They could have followed the trail of the blood dripping off of my hands. This kinda stuff irritated me to the core. (Are you gettin that I'm upset here) I've been in situations like this before, but have not once gotten the 8astard, or 8itch as in one case, to stop and face me. That is probably the only reason I'm still at home gettin mad about this.
He was sentenced Thursday to two years in jail on each of two wanton endangerment counts, 90 days in jail for menacing and a $100 fine for reckless driving. The sentences run concurrent for a total of two years, court officials said.
If you had read the full post to begin with along with the news article, you would see that the front running cyclist got a ticket for illegally passing across a double yellow line. This in and of itself is NO excuse for what the country bumpkin in the truck ensued in doing.Wow, what a video! I too have been in this type situation involving a white pick-up truck. Maybe this guy got out of jail. Anyway, when reported to the LEOs, they said in that they didn't see the incident, they could'nt do anything. Maybe a camera helps. All that being said, notice that the bike rider passed during double yellow line and on right side of vehicle also. Did he also get cited? Don't get me wrong, I would have went a little further in my reaction to the dumba**. Just remember, don't give an a**hole an reason to act like a a**hole.cheers
I will agree..I read the article and watched the video. IMHO there was some shared fault. The motorcycle should not have passed where he did and the truck driver sure as hell should not have acted like he did.
I have been on both sides of the fence; I have been the crotch rocket rider and the guy in a car. I have passed on roads like that in double yellow lines, I know its wrong but I still did it a lot. When I did it I alwaysa anticipated the driver acting like that so I would blow by as fast as possible to minimize exposure time. When driving a car with bikes around I always assume they will try to pass so I pay special attention just to make sure neither one of us is in more danger than we have to be.
I do have a permit and do always carry 100% of the time. I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. I would not have used it in the video above. Yes the guy had a pipe but having been in multiple confrontations there was no real justification, especially with the camera rolling. Had the rider drawn and used a weapon he would have been in jail for a very long time. The man may have had a pipe but I didn't see him approach either rider threatening to use it. It was more an intimidation thing.
The riders did the right thing by getting it on camera and calling the police. Whether people agree with me or not our justice system works beter than any other I have seen.
All that being said had he come at me with that pie he would have had about seven rounds of .40 cal hollow point in his chest.
this is kind of a catch all reply. as to permits i have one, it's called the second amendment to the constitution of the united states of america. you know, the part about about the right of the people to keep and bear arms... / part2: i agree that as soon as he stepped out of that truck with a weapon it would be time for the center of mass double tap that i have practiced so maany times.I will agree..
You meet the nicest people on a Honda.I agree this guy had no busness doing what he did. It does go the other way too. Driving home from work last spring in my car I came up behind aguy on a goldwing doing 55 in a 60 zone. I decided to pass in a legal passing zone with oncoming traffic a mile away. This nut accelerated and then adjusted his speed to mine to force me to stay in the passing lane.