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RANT: Why is the average biker so aggresive.

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Re: RANT: Why is the average biker so aggresive.

Post by 125cc » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:38 pm

Problem is not the bikers, it's people.

Plenty of aggressive car drivers, lorry drivers, bus drivers, cyclists, etc. Common theme... all people.

Some folk turn into psychos when in control of a vehicle and/or use it as an outlet for their various frustrations in life. If I'm brutally honest, I'm not entirely innocent. When I was younger I was involved in a road rage incident when I reacted (foolishly) to another aggressive driver. I was off work after a period of stress. In car with the Mrs., driving along at 40 in a 40, minding my own business. Red Megane appears at speed in my mirror and gets very close to the tailgate. Eventually gets so close I can't see any of his bonnet and just his windscreen. Can see the driver's getting irate, very irate. Indicated and pulled over, horn blares, windows down, obscenities yelled at us. As I say, I was stressed at the time and combined with the folly of relative youth I foolishly retaliated back. He slammed on the brakes ahead, more obscenity exchanged. I drove past and carried on. Ended up being chased down the road for a couple of miles with him all over my rear bumper then stopping at traffic lights with this very angry and overweight bloke trying to pull me out the car and fight me whilst manically shouting all sorts. We just locked the doors and ignored him with folk on street looking on in utter bemusement at this nutter's sheer aggression. Drove off sensibly at the green light and he went the other way at the junction. Thought about reporting it but I retaliated so what was the point? Lesson learned.

Now I just drive/ride sensibly and within the law, keep my own nose clean and let others do whatever they will, whilst myself remaining vigilant and on-guard against anyone else's unsafe driving. It's their neck if they want to risk it.
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Re: RANT: Why is the average biker so aggresive.

Post by Mawsley » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:02 am

125cc wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:38 pm
Problem is not the bikers, it's people.

Plenty of aggressive car drivers, lorry drivers, bus drivers, cyclists, etc. Common theme... all people.
This.

People are c@nts.
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Re: RANT: Why is the average biker so aggresive.

Post by winston smith » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:14 pm

There are some really interesting viewpoints here.
I'm on the road about 10-12 hours a day, so I think I get to see the best and worst of road users.

Going back to the OP, I wonder if the other biker had been cut off, raged, etc within the last mile or two and the rider was still internally growling about it. Sometimes it's hard to let go, calm down and move on when the adrenaline kicks in.

I think the bigger problem is that almost everyone is impatient, short tempered, aggressive, territorial and rude in their everyday lives - and twice as bad as soon as they get on the road.
And I think it'll get worse - the younger generation now seem to be all " me, me, me, screw everyone else"

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Re: RANT: Why is the average biker so aggresive.

Post by James in Brum » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:30 pm

Interesting idea the younger generation are al me me me. The middle generation all benefited from free education being available, house prices in relation to earnings that made this feasible, then removed those privileges and complain about you people. Yawn
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Re: RANT: Why is the average biker so aggresive.

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:58 pm

To be honest most of the aggressive driving I see is older people who can afford expensive cars. The sense of entitlement is strong in these idiots.

Sure there are younger drivers whose inexperience makes them unaware of the risks but there's a difference between stupidity and downright arrogance.
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Re: RANT: Why is the average biker so aggresive.

Post by dynax » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:52 pm

You can't blame any specific gender or generation, there are good and bad drivers across the whole spectrum, i have been a passenger in cars driven by very competent people but given a situation and they turn into demons :lol: :thumb:
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Re: RANT: Why is the average biker so aggresive.

Post by Throttled » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:42 pm

Some of the science behind road rage;

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