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It pays to run a camera....

...or alternately... why people hate Volvo drivers. Youtube

I don't know if its the same in the US, but there's a long-standing understanding in Oz that people who buy Volvo's do so because they are built for "safety" so they don't have to watch what they are doing. Its doubly-worse if they are wearing a hat....

Well, no hat, but after riding 500kms back from the great "Snowy Ride" weekend in Thredbo I get about 5 kms from home just to meet this dickhead.
Fortunately only some minor cosmetic damage.... but it really pays to have a little GoPro mounted on the front of the bike!


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I don't know if its the same in the US, but there's a long-standing understanding in Oz that people who buy Volvo's do so because they are built for "safety" so they don't have to watch what they are doing. Its doubly-worse if they are wearing a hat....
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So people 'cross the pond drive like idiots too!

I've been looking at GoPro cameras, just can't get the wife to take good videos from the pillion seat!

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Same over here. They drive around with an air of superiority and NO road sense.

Having said that, Jeremy Clarkson has one for the school run.
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Could very well gotten him a good ass kicking, better than money can buy here.

A busted windshield for sure.

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You think that's bad? Put an Asian Female driver in a Volvo, in the San Gabriel Valley! Good luck.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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You think that's bad? Put an Asian Female driver in a Volvo, in the San Gabriel Valley! Good luck.
Nah, a Prius is the ONLY way to go.


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I've resisted posting my opinion because we all know about opinions, and being critical of a fellow motorcyclist isn't in my nature nor is it very popular on these forums. And I'm not saying that the cartard driver wasn't at fault, because technically he/she was, but in that kind of traffic I try to maintain a no cartard buffer around me. I try to anticipate the what if's, I stay out of so called blind spots and use my brakes rather than my horn to avoid accidents. FYI - Before the flaming begins; I've commuted every(no snow)day rain or shine in traffic for 40+ years. No accidents and the very few close calls I've had I use to critique my own riding. I always ask myself what could I have done differently to avoid that situation. JMHO and I'm so glad that you weren't hurt.

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I've resisted posting my opinion because we all know about opinions, and being critical of a fellow motorcyclist isn't in my nature nor is it very popular on these forums. And I'm not saying that the cartard driver wasn't at fault, because technically he/she was, but in that kind of traffic I try to maintain a no cartard buffer around me. I try to anticipate the what if's, I stay out of so called blind spots and use my brakes rather than my horn to avoid accidents. FYI - Before the flaming begins; I've commuted every(no snow)day rain or shine in traffic for 40+ years. No accidents and the very few close calls I've had I use to critique my own riding. I always ask myself what could I have done differently to avoid that situation. JMHO and I'm so glad that you weren't hurt.
+1; no flammage here. I've had two get offs that were the "other guys fault" in 35 years of riding, but in retrospect, I could have avoided.

Glad this one was minor though.

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I've resisted posting my opinion because we all know about opinions, and being critical of a fellow motorcyclist isn't in my nature nor is it very popular on these forums. And I'm not saying that the cartard driver wasn't at fault, because technically he/she was, but in that kind of traffic I try to maintain a no cartard buffer around me. I try to anticipate the what if's, I stay out of so called blind spots and use my brakes rather than my horn to avoid accidents. FYI - Before the flaming begins; I've commuted every(no snow)day rain or shine in traffic for 40+ years. No accidents and the very few close calls I've had I use to critique my own riding. I always ask myself what could I have done differently to avoid that situation. JMHO and I'm so glad that you weren't hurt.
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I've resisted posting my opinion because we all know about opinions, and being critical of a fellow motorcyclist isn't in my nature nor is it very popular on these forums. And I'm not saying that the cartard driver wasn't at fault, because technically he/she was, but in that kind of traffic I try to maintain a no cartard buffer around me. I try to anticipate the what if's, I stay out of so called blind spots and use my brakes rather than my horn to avoid accidents. FYI - Before the flaming begins; I've commuted every(no snow)day rain or shine in traffic for 40+ years. No accidents and the very few close calls I've had I use to critique my own riding. I always ask myself what could I have done differently to avoid that situation. JMHO and I'm so glad that you weren't hurt.
Very good point.

I've ridden for 45 years and had a couple of close calls and only 1 crash. He turned left out of the right lane. End of the day I rode a bent motorcycle home, he went to jail for DUI.

Always,always ride like I'm invisible, always plan an out, thinking on a what if.

Now if a cager does something stupid, I make it a point to bring it to their attention, try to head off repeats of stupid.

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Cartard.... well, that's a new one for me!

Kind of like a close relative - the Touron. Part tourist, part moron.

Combine the two into herds we currently having roving the Tucson streets....


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You can't fix stupid!

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Very good point.

I've ridden for 45 years and had a couple of close calls and only 1 crash. He turned left out of the right lane. End of the day I rode a bent motorcycle home, he went to jail for DUI.

Always,always ride like I'm invisible, always plan an out, thinking on a what if.

Now if a cager does something stupid, I make it a point to bring it to their attention, try to head off repeats of stupid.
Yeah guys, I guess if your DEAD right, it doesn't mean much, huh?

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Some really OLD friggin' White dude who couldn't have possibly known what he was talking about!) WARNING: Official HATE speech!
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I definitely like the cartard line. I get to be her writing this partly because the State of Wisconsin put very good shoulders on the expressway around the Wisconsin Dells in time for our trip up to the 2011 BMW RA meet. I had taken Rt. 12 up most of the way, but hopped on the expressway to avoid the trip through the 1,000 motels, four water parks, 5 go-kart tracks and bumper to bumper traffic that the town is famous for at the end of June.

I was in the left lane with lots of cars passing slower traffic, and had just gotten the front tire past the front of a car, when the driver turned (according to my wife) to talk to the back seat and began drifting rapidly into my lane. Luckily I was left of center in the lane and had the shoulder. By they time my wife yelled, joining the folks watching the cartard from the back seat, I was on the shoulder and able to move back into the lane.

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I definitely like the cartard line. I get to be her writing this partly because the State of Wisconsin put very good shoulders on the expressway around the Wisconsin Dells in time for our trip up to the 2011 BMW RA meet. I had taken Rt. 12 up most of the way, but hopped on the expressway to avoid the trip through the 1,000 motels, four water parks, 5 go-kart tracks and bumper to bumper traffic that the town is famous for at the end of June.

I was in the left lane with lots of cars passing slower traffic, and had just gotten the front tire past the front of a car, when the driver turned (according to my wife) to talk to the back seat and began drifting rapidly into my lane. Luckily I was left of center in the lane and had the shoulder. By they time my wife yelled, joining the folks watching the cartard from the back seat, I was on the shoulder and able to move back into the lane.

Good word.

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Man, Bill......Wisconsin Dells! You just hit the memory switch from 35 years ago......

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