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#768438 - 03/28/12 09:39 PM motorcyclist struck during road rage  
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Biker was clearly assaulted with a deadly weapon. (the car)
Regardless, don't pick road rage fights with cages, they will usually win.
http://jalopnik.com/road-rage/
you tube version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJTXLuu7_0Y&feature=related


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#768459 - 03/28/12 11:42 PM Re: motorcyclist struck during road rage [Re: upflying]  
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I guess he showed her! rofl

This will be argued about for a while, but If he had:

A) Kept his distance
B) Kept his mouth shut
C) Kept his foot to himself

... none of it would of happened.

Is she justified? NO. Am I defending her? NO.

I, like you, am suggesting... take a breath, and live to ride another day.


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#768521 - 03/29/12 12:27 PM Re: motorcyclist struck during road rage [Re: upflying]  
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Kicking the front end of a car with an angry driver in it is a bit like slapping a grizzly bear on the face. She may have started the whole thing (according to the Jalopnik article she cut him off in traffic before the video started), but the moment he kicked her car was the moment he really stopped thinking clearly about the future.

#768525 - 03/29/12 12:47 PM Re: motorcyclist struck during road rage [Re: DaveTheAffable]  
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Right on Dave. His bike would have remained undamaged, and himself uninjured if he'd managed to keep his temper and just mosey on down the road. Perhaps he had a right to be angry, but he lost in the end.


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#768530 - 03/29/12 01:07 PM Re: motorcyclist struck during road rage [Re: upflying]  
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the last time a driver almost killed me (a young woman), we met at a red light and I managed to get her to lower her passenger window. I then pulled out my wallet, explained that she almost ran me over, then showed her pics of my wife and daughter and my continued desire to be able to come home every night and be with them.

She apologized profusely and that was that.

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#768535 - 03/29/12 01:44 PM Re: motorcyclist struck during road rage [Re: upflying]  
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She was in a Fiat, right?

THIS is how their next meeting went.


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#768540 - 03/29/12 01:55 PM Re: motorcyclist struck during road rage [Re: upflying]  
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Thats scary as hell........and that guy is a complete dumbass.

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#768551 - 03/29/12 02:53 PM Re: motorcyclist struck during road rage [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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+1 to Mitch and Dave. She may have started it but he escalated it to a physical confrontation. He easily could have been killed.


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#768556 - 03/29/12 03:18 PM Re: motorcyclist struck during road rage [Re: ltljohn]  
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Originally Posted By: ltljohn
+1 to Mitch and Dave. She may have started it but he escalated it to a physical confrontation. He easily could have been killed.

Or had both legs pinched off when the cage hit the parked car.


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#768567 - 03/29/12 04:12 PM Re: motorcyclist struck during road rage [Re: upflying]  
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Looks like he was riding my stolen 94 Kawasaki ZX11. eek I hear they get sold mainly in Brazil.


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