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    Being on a bike in that situation give you one HUGE advantage speed! Even if it was red, I would have gone through it so I would not have to shoot someone.

    Glad it turned out and your alright to post this experience here!
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    I have only one thing to say…

    Don’t get yourself killed by running away from trouble. While I ride a much slower bike (aka Harley), I know the ability to out run just about any car much less pickup truck. But the danger of high speed on a bike is always a consideration.

    I applaud your decision not to draw on someone unless you have to. For over the years I too have resolved many of issues with a couple of well placed blows or by throwing the BG into a wall.

    Glad it worked out for you. Did you see enough of the landscape truck to call the LEO’s and report it?

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    Sounds like you handled it perfectly. A practical application of a practical rule:

    "When invited by an idiot to do something idiotic, you are not obligated to accept"

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    Wonder how many bumper stickers he had on that pick-up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot Van View Post
    Yep. Point of order, though. Unless this guy has a truck that defies physics, there was NO way he could keep up with me.
    Point of order taken, but unnecessary.

    I intended to convey that in ANY vehicle involved situation, exiting is usually the best strategy. Had the vehicles been reversed, and he could have easily caught up to you, it still would have been best to exit.

    Anyone deliberately following you or attempting to block you indicates INTENT on their part and that is HUGE if it goes south and you end up in court, or simply have to explain what happened to LEOs and chargers aren't even filed.

    Obviously in your specific situation the dufus had no way of even hoping to pursue.
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    1) No car can out-accelerate a motorcycle.
    2) No motorcycle can out-decelerate a car.
    3) You are alive and have given us another training scenario. I thank you.
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    You did great in departing at speed. It's not necessary to defend yourself against someone raving at you, which is all he had time for.

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    Only if duelling is legal in that society. We are armed in our present society, but we cannot respond physically to verbal rudeness or insult. If the one considering an insult knew he might have to fight for his life over the insult, he might refrain. That would indicate an armed and polite society.

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    Sounds like a Darwin want to be to me. Maybe Darwin looking for a place to happen.

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    I too am amazed at how stupid people are. Road Rage is an amazing thing - I had a skinny ass punk in a Honda Civic block my F-150 in a parking lot. The fool hops out of his car, tire iron in hand. He jumped back in when I got out - at 6'3", 230lbs I think I was a BIT more than he expetected....

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    Good move on your part to twist the wick and leave the situation. People let their anger control them and do stupid things - talking to this idiot would not have helped. You controlled the situation and resolved it without further conflict. Perfect.
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    Unusual behavior. Could have been under influence of something, might have just lost his job, might have a death wish.

    With testosterone sometimes it is difficult to withdraw from a challenge, you did well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    With testosterone sometimes it is difficult to withdraw from a challenge, you did well.
    Isn't the word "Macho" is just a spanish word for stupid?
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    OP---glad you are ok...I think as soon as the truck went into park, I would have been gone...as no bike can outrun a bullet...and if you(we) are armed, he could be too...
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    A cool head wins most incidents. Good job in just driving away.
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    1) No car can out-accelerate a motorcycle.
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