... when you ride a moped around where I live... is people thinking they are being 'slick' ... and creeping up from behind you and either blowing the HORRRRRRRRRN! ... or YELLLLING !!! ... all to try to give you a shock .. (since they figure you don't know wthey are coming).
I swear this happens to me once in about every hour of riding !
I mean it happens ALL the time!
Its almost always guys under about 25.
Most often when there are 2 or more in the car.
They're trying to 'have fun' with the world.
Sometimes it can be girls when there are 3 or more in the car.
Its not a shock anymore .. (or almost never is .. I just expect it nowadays as normal).
I flip them the bird all the time without even taking my eyes off the road ahead.
They always give it back.
It never happens when I'm on a motorcycle .. because they aren't generally passing me ... and they perceive a motorcycle rider as more of a threat .. and figure they can just get away from a moped .. (not always true).
I would like to have a really loud horn attached to the left h-bar to blast them as soon as they blast me.
An aerosol 'boat horn' is way louder than any car horn .. but they are expensive and consumable.
I was thinking of taking a boat horn top and attcaching it to a canister of compressed air that I can re-fill at home.
I wonder what reaction I'll get then.