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Angry cagers = Trouble

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Doing more.

I have similar things happen to me in Seattle on I-5 and 405 when I used to commute on my bike. I would be in the HOV lane driving 10 mph over the speed limit and be tail gated. Most of the time it was women in SUVs usually talking into a cell phone. I gave up gettng angry about it and just moved over and let them go on.

In this situation I guess I have to defend the motorocyclist a little. No one deserves to be hit with a 3000Lb + weapon. I am surprised you didn't get a little more involved by following the now felony hit and run driver and getting a better id Yes the rider was a jerk and maybe escalated the situation but deliberately hitting somone one and then running is extreme. Again I think you should of done more. If I saw a motorcyclist hit like this believe i would of gone out of my way to make sure the Driver was brought to justice. I guess maybe I expect the same from every other rider.
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Let me make sure I am getting the message... "If someone acts like a jerk, give them their way"... oh and "don't make the situation worse."

What a bunch of cowards you people are.

On a bike, I always get out of the way of these people. But if I'm in a cage and I see something like this, I'm going after the idiot who hit the bike. He may be armed? So what? I am armed.

And that dear friend is why I don't live in Kalifornia, nor will I ever visit the God-forsaken hole.
I never said anything about starting a gun fight. I said I would follow the car. I certainly would ignore it out of fear.
watch that kneejerk reaction. you could end up with a black eye. I was talking about following the guy and getting his plate.
Never said I'd be the agressor longride. I said I would not be afraid to follow someone and get their plate.

Road rage is something I cannot relate to. even more so when I'm on the bike. They already want to kill you after all, no reason to provoke them further.

1) No one should ever pull out a gun unless they've already made the decision to use it. You don't pull a gun to scare someone. The only reason to ever pull one is to prevent them from killing you, or someone else.

2) I'm perfectly willing to take a butt-kicking, if it means I don't have to shoot someone.

This 'leave the cop work to the cops" crap is rationalization and nothing more. You yourself just said you'd rather make it home than make that choice. In other words... you're scared. it's fine to be to scared to help someone... but it's still being scared.
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