Motorcycle riders on I-35

BobbyV

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I was driving on I-35 last night and was changing lanes the from far left to the middle lane. A motorcyclist, probably traveling at least 85-90 mph, shot out from between the car I had just passed in the middle lane and the car beside him in the far right lane. I was moving into the middle lane when he went by my right door, real close. Three more then came by, all of them weaving through traffic, passing between adjacent cars, etc., traveling very fast. The one that passed me, slowed down in front of me, and turned around and stared at me as if I were the idiot. I guess now I need to start looking for traffic that is lane splitting at 90 mph when I am changing lanes.
Folks that drive like this almost causing traffic issues and then act all indignant like it isn't their fault annoy the crap out of me . . .
 

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As nearly as I can tell, I am still alive and this morning I went for a ride on my 59th motorcycle. The first one was a 1959 Cushman that I bought,almost completely disassembled. It took me a little over 2 months to put it back together and get it running so I could ride it. That was around the same time I got my first gun; an over and under .410/.22. Since then(early 1961) none of my guns have shot me and none of my motorcycles have killed me. I know the rules for safe operation and I follow them.
 

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Sold mine, too many dumbazzes with cell phones and dumbazzes in general. Was in stop and go construction awhile back and noticed the guy in front of me was reaching into the passenger seat eating with freakin CHOPSTICKS! Another woman had a cig in one hand and a burger in the other, no idea how she was steering. You can be the safest rider in the world but dealing with people like that is just pushing the odds.
 

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You can be the safest rider in the world but dealing with people like that is just pushing the odds.

No kidding. Last November, I was driving along a four-lane street, and I noticed the woman in the car next to me was texting while we were moving at 35-40 mph. She totally rear-ended the car ahead of her at the next stop light because she was so absorbed in her phone. You can be minding your own business, and wham - some MORON who thinks they can drive and use a phone at the same time will ruin your day and possibly your health. All over a stupid phone call or text that really could wait till the driver parks someplace off the road. Honestly, I don’t know how society survived 100 years of driving cars without a cell phone [/sarcasm]
 

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Sold mine, too many dumbazzes with cell phones and dumbazzes in general. Was in stop and go construction awhile back and noticed the guy in front of me was reaching into the passenger seat eating with freakin CHOPSTICKS! Another woman had a cig in one hand and a burger in the other, no idea how she was steering. You can be the safest rider in the world but dealing with people like that is just pushing the odds.
Yep. I was riding down 44 1 day and OHP Trooper OHP097 was steering with his knees while holding a cell phone with both hands. This was after the state law was enacted due to a trooper getting killed by a texting driver. They are supposedly having a campaign to focus on it this month. I remain skeptical that the law will ever be enforced much.
 

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