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Oh they do try.........
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:26:20 AM »
As part of my daily commute, I have a 4 intercity mile ride with 10 small roundabouts on it. Each side of the road is dual lanes. I can guarantee that at least once a week some middle aged madhead in his new 'you can't dodge it' Audi  super TDI turbo prop will try and race me. Each week they give up when they see that the big, bulking, two wheeled Blue boy is as quick, if not quicker than their new pride and joy.

This morning it was a Ford Focus RS3. As we exited the roundabout in the outer lane he floored it! More fool him. Whislt keeping a relevant distance, you could almost se ethe disappointment in his face as he failed to lose me.

What wallys. Don't they know that the TT will do 0 - 60 in 4 secs?  :745:

Don't get me wrong, I do not look for these guys, they just tend to find me.

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Re: Oh they do try.........
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 10:36:03 AM »
I think the TT does surprise a few folks. It's looks do hide a very capable machine.

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Re: Oh they do try.........
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 10:59:29 AM »
My suspicion is that car drivers see the bike and expect a slow moving vehicle.
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Re: Oh they do try.........
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013, 11:57:45 AM »
Not so many roundabouts here but lots of stoplights. A few times a kid has pulled up ,reved his little 4 cyl, motor complete with aftermarket tin can exhaust, challenging me to his testosterone level. I just let them have it. The guy you met on the round about doesnt sound like a kid, sounds like a guy with little man syndrome, I would let them win to. ( Probably has a little penis) :745:

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Re: Oh they do try.........
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2013, 03:55:12 PM »
Yes, it does sound like he is suffering from IPS, Inadequate Penis Syndrome!

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Re: Oh they do try.........
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2013, 03:56:31 PM »
Hard as it invariably is, I usually try and ignore these  :172: idiots and just let them get on with it.

These days you may know what you're up against in terms of power, acceleration and speed  :169:
but you just don't know what you're up against with regards to the driver  :112:

It only takes one idiot in a stolen car, or pi$$ed on drink, or high on drugs,
to get alongside and give you a deliberate nudge, and that can be it -
you can end up crippled or dead, and they end up with a few scratches
to their paintwork ( or someone else's paint if it's stolen ).

Let 'em get on with it, and enjoy the rest of the ride  :028:



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Re: Oh they do try.........
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 03:58:53 PM »
Very true coconut....

I don't feel the need to prove anything to anyone on the road and I already know how huge my d :172: k is!

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Re: Oh they do try.........
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 06:43:57 PM »
Is it to prove anything? Not sure really......... Ummm maybe a little  :001: These were not kids but 30 year olds. If I think they are nutters I too stay away. This morning was just a quiet jaunt to work and just following a car Tee hee....................
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