unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!

hi all, i would like to know if this has happened to any of you? beautiful day today in ny, so i decide to take advantage of a nice cruize on my puch.( running great by the way :) i am in a familar area just cruizing enjoying the weather when a car full of bratty teens are behind me all of a sudden. i get ready for trouble,and expect the worst. they must have decided to fill up water ballons earlier and throw at me. hit me in the leg and they go off laughing their heads off. very pissed off to say the least. any advice on how to deal with this crap in the future? i know it could have been serious, but it still steams me. the first time since i had the ped that i wish it hit like 45mph.........

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Take down the license number and report them to the cops. Tell them you almost collided as a result. That should get somebody's license suspended...

Jim

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I'd suggest you talk to Ree. He seems to have had the most "experience" with stuff like this.

Richard

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Jamie Leonard /

Better than just a suspension, you might be able to get criminal charges laid (reckless driving, endangerment, whatever) Best thing to do is look around and see if there are any witnesses (after getting the license plate), get the names and numbers and then contact the police.

(Generally the police take a dim view of this - since this kind of stupidity has caused fatal accidents in the past)

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Yeah,I think if it was Ree the boy would've been explaining to his Dad how he got chain marks all over his car.

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I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL IN GRAN RAPIDS MI I HAVE HAD SO TRUAMATIC STUFF DONE TO ME THE WAS HOT COFFEE I LEARNED THAT IF YOU FEEL TROUBL JUST STOP SUDDENLY AND PULL OVER AT THE RIGHT TIME. HOPE THAT HELPS.

LESTER

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swarm and freaking destroy!

REE WHERE ARE YOU??

thanks all, REE ANY SUGGESTIONS!!!!!! besides carrying a shot gun. just kidding.........

Re: REE WHERE ARE YOU??

that almost happened to me once ... but a super soaker. i just turned towards the kid and w/ a glaring face and pointing to him told him: "do it and die". he did not soak me.

next time that happens. reve up the engine and just glare at them and let them know you don't tolerate anything like that. if they were behind you. you could've let them pass you ... then key their car down the length. or kick the door. or something. always ride ready to do something like that.

some people i know ride w/ their ulocks in hand. it's a great way to smash in a window as a car passes you.

but most often ... if you take a stern stance early and let them know there are consequences ... they leave you alone.

swarm and destroy!

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Reeperette /

Imma here.

Personally, I haven't had any good experience with getting the cops to do anything about something like this, but yer welcome to try.

Getting a plate number is helpful, but has never been my preference, still, it's not a bad idea.

Catching up to them at the next stoplight, however.....

Be advised that I take no legal responsibility for yer arse over use of any of this advice, since defending one's life and property seems to be some kind of henious "crime" in our society....

(and they wonder how six assholes with boxcutters can hijack an airplane ? cause folks are so damn conditioned NOT to defend themselves...morons...)

Anyhows, here's the best bet - swap your brake handles.

Rear brake on throttle hand, front brake opposite.

This gives you the ability to control yer moped one-handed, leaving your left hand free for something else - 4 feet of medium-weight chain with a lock on the end.

You can "get over" on explaining why it's in your possession as "I use it to chain my 'ped to the bike rack at the mall" etc...providing a handy, logical and believeable excuse for having such a thing on yer person.

And having it many times means NOT having to use it....when someone is cruising up on you with obvious ill intent, pulling out yer chain and givin it a swing or two generally settles matters,...and if not, catching them at the next stoplight may well allow one to settle matters in the only fashion these punks understand.

If you live in a small town, as well....remember what the car looks like.

Punks depend on the greater mass and speed of a car, and count on the socially-conditioned reflex to just knuckle under and keep taking it - you can offset the advantage of greater mass and speed with intelligence and faster reflexes..

(statistics have shown yer average biker responds to traffic conditions over twice as fast as a cage-pusher..)

And as well, once the possibility or even probability, of revenge is introduced, they will stop - word will get around, believe it.

-Ree

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if you get plate number ... you can ask for a public record ... which includes a home address ... assuming the car wasn't stolen, you now know where they live ... let them know it.

That's gonna leave a mark !

I REE-ALLY like the twirling chain idea,and that excuse for carrying it is `fail-safe'.

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Ree--- That one handed control, (swapping brakes cables from left to right) is a great idea. I'm going to do that on my next moped for sure.

Someone in some old posts said they used a CB to install a PA system on their moped. That sounded like a cool idea.

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Reeperette /

>>Someone in some old posts said they used a CB to install a PA system on their moped. That sounded like a cool idea.<<

That was also me, heh - although believe it or not, you can be ticketed for cussing someone out over one.

-Ree

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With Wayne on the good idea you have of switching cables,Ree! Only thing is:I got 10 mopeds,of which 5 will run right now,and I'm afraid I'd have to switch all of them or I'll get mixed up and throw myself good when I change `peds.

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