Road Rage – Post them up

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  1. Got Jeep

    Got Jeep Be Prepared Intermediate User Premium Member

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    I did a quick search and didn’t see a recent thread for Road Rage so I’ll get a new one started. If I missed it, move it please. Seems like this subject would have its own section. Now this is something I see every day. It usually doesn’t involve me. I have countless stories of my own as I’m sure you all do. The two I’m telling here happened this weekend and I’m not too proud of all the choices I made. Nothing too crazy, but it could have gone south quick. I need to work on letting it go and not risk something bad happening. These idiots aren’t worth it.

    On Sunday I’m tooling down a two lane x way in the Left lane at psl + 10. Most all the slower traffic is already in the Right lane. The few cars in the Left lane move over as I’m gaining on them. Of course I make it up to the one LLH going exactly PSL. There is no traffic in the Right lane now so they could have moved over no problem, but after a mile, they don’t. I could have easily passed them on the Right but chose to press the issue as I was getting pretty irritated at their disrespect. I slowly creep up to NASCAR drafting distance and flash my lights a couple of times. Other than brake lights, I didn’t expect much from that as it was during the day. Another mile goes by and nothing. Ok, so I’m going to have to pass you on the Right. I do a nice slow controlled lane change and pass them. I run as close to the center line as I can and nudge the Left lane to give their car a hair cut. That got their attention. So now they nut it and shoot up to run next to me and come over and run the edge of their lane. I’m not too worried because now we are up to another LLH so I match their speed and block them in. The pick up behind us saw what was going down and wisely dropped back. We tit for tat for a another mile and then I abruptly jump over at the last second to my exit so they couldn’t follow. I immediately had regrets. I shouldn’t have allowed myself to fall into this trap. I am the superior driver. Serenity now………….

    Later that day I’m running the streets near my house. I’m approaching the section where it changes from two lanes to one lane in each direction. So the Right lane ends and merges into the Left. I didn’t care for the guy in front’s driving so I took him out by passing him on the Right. He saw me coming and tried to beat me to the merge. He didn’t. I was flying . I let off the gas and let it down to psl + 10. I then see in my Left side mirror this clown shooting around me. Had to be +20. I chose Not to speed up and block him and let him go by. I didn’t chase. A little bit up the road, he stands on the brakes, puts his Left signal on, and turns Right into a subdivision! Not too serious, but it could have been. I feel better about this one that I made a good decision not to block him or follow.

    I have seen too many videos where it hits the fan quick. All it takes is a brake check or a moron to make a bad day. I know I can control my car, but I don’t trust the rest to do the same. Most people have no clue about auto Physics. I vow to be the better man so we BOTH make it home even if that means “you win”.

    - That’s mine. What's your Story ?

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  2. Z06fan

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    It's why I don't carry. I know that with my personality, I would end up in prison.
     
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    What does the other guy win??

    I've adopted the philosophy that I won't let another idiot steal my joy.
     
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    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User

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    I carry a gun so I dont get involved with road rage idiots at all. I just slow down or pull over whatever but I do not engage at all.
     
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    I'm with you. Getting my carry license forced me to corral my temper, and I'm now a better man for it.

    Posted from my KFGIWI using the RDF Mobile App!
     
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    You realize you don’t have to embellish a topic with something like “Post them up” because that’s what a thread in a forum is for, right? :)
     
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    Yes, perhaps redundant. I was trying to get people to post their own stories rather than just commenting on mine. Didn’t work. That’s ok. :confused: :D

    Hoping for a dash cam later this year. That may make it easier to post all the crazy I see out there.
     
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    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User

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    I had one yesterday. Merging onto traffic here in San Antonio. It sorta bottlenecks there all the time and traffic may go 40mph at best. So I got on with no issue and this guy comes running up @ 75mph.....I am watching him in my RVM. Starts slamming his fist on the dash and shooting me the finger. Like I am supposed to do what? Ram the people in front of me? I have it on video but am afraid YouTube will delete it cuz I am "talking to myself" about the desire for him to go have sex with himself. I never reacted to him openly at all. When traffic smoothed out a bit I lost his ass quick. LS7 Silverado vs. POS Dodge wore ass out pick up.
    One does wonder WTF was going on in his mind for him to behave that way in a traffic jam.
     
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    YouTube does not care if you swear lol
     
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    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User

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    OK....I didnt know :) If knowledge of youtube was gasoline I wouldn't have enough to get a piss ants motorcycle across the head of a pin.
     
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    I'm surprised I don't see much road rage since I'm arguably one of the worst drivers on the road. Sometimes I'll get flashing high beams when I pass cars and if they're really pissed they'll leave the high beams on.
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    If you're concerned about the language you can mark it as age restricted. However it will have no real effect on who views it but it covers your ass if anyone complains.
     
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    The Only Sarge 7 decades of hauling ass Advanced User

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    What about your radio on during the video? Copyright bullshit? I may have Culture Club on 11.
     
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    Yeah, some people have had their audio deleted because of radio play. Depends on how clear it is.
     
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    You can exclude audio from your dashcam video altogether if you like. Are you using Registrator Viewer for your dashcam video stuff or something else?

    Background music shouldn’t matter. But common decency dictates you don’t subject anyone else to Culture Club ;)
     
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    OK BeeGees and Flock of Seagulls it is then. I am just converting the files from REI to AVI and using the YouTube upload thing.It is a miracle I actually published a video Deacon....absolute miracle. But yes I can choose not to transfer audio....it is an option.
     
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    When I imagine TheOnlySarge in my mind I can only picture him listening exclusively to Culture Club. Maybe Dead or Alive on special occasions.
     
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    LOL.....you would be wrong. Think Metallica, Lemmy, Megadeath, Old G&R not the later Guns &Roses bullshit.
    Lemmy is the man. Was the man. Look up YouTube of Lemmy doing Heroes by David Bowie
     
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    When he talks about Lemmy, he's speaking of England's Motörhead, who just lost yet another founding member two weeks ago. If you like him, then you'll like the late Dime Bag Darrel too!

    Me, I'm into great rock drummers and guitarists like Bonham, Vai/Satriani , Terry Kath (Chicago) or finger pickers Jerry Reid , Lindsey Buckingham or Leo Kottke. A lot of the really good ones like Moon, Bonham all flamed out early. Even Lemmy was not that old when he kicked it.
     
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    Well, I was kidding but those bands do surprise me. I don't know about central Texas but in SE Texas you could draw detention if you were caught listening to any acid rock, they didn't quite have the term heavy metal in the popular phrasing at the time. In fact I didn't discover metal until we moved Florida in 1980. And my tuition was Overkill by Motorhead. Revelaed to us by a kid that transferred down from Philly.
     
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    LOL, I was thinking @The Only Sarge jamming to Streisand or Mel Torment with a pinch of Tony Bennett and Barry Manilow!
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    Yeah, they'll ruin you ;). How about a lil Rush too? Too intelligent for many, but that Neil Peart can sure bang a drum.

    Don't want to throw this thread off track, but here is Terry Kath on guitar showing how it's done
     
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