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Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:30 am
by totalmotorcycle
What are you pet peeves while riding? What bugs you the most?

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:00 pm
by ceemes
In a word, traffic. Nothing worse then flying down a deserted empty road and then run into the back of a long line of cages crawling about like so many fat and bloated cows. And cows is a apt descriptions as cagers seem to have this herd mentality and like to bunch up, usually when they should be spreading out.

My pet peeve, traffic.

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:50 pm
by totalmotorcycle
I can agree on the traffic. What peeves me is the lack of respect here in Houston they give each other (and other riders). It's the me first, then me, then me again, then maybe you attitude. No turn signals, no respect for red lights and no road manners at all. :(

They say "Ride like other cars are trying to kill you", here they are!! :shock:

Mike

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:43 pm
by Thumper
Trucks that don't have tarps on their load. I live a couple of miles from a Campbell soup factory and right now it's tomato season...it's too dangerous to take the bike down the road near there for fear of catching a tomato in the face. I suspect that at 55-60mph, that would hurt.

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:42 pm
by jstark47
Moron left lane bandits on I-295 during rush hour.

Also, see this oldie post of mine from 2011: :mrgreen:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=44136&p=317842&hilit=rant#p317842

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:26 pm
by dr_bar
jstark47 wrote:Moron left lane bandits on I-295 during rush hour.

Also, see this oldie post of mine from 2011: :mrgreen:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=44136&p=317842&hilit=rant#p317842
Just re-read that whole thread and saw a post by Verm... Do you realize his last post was only about 18 months (or so) ago...???

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:15 am
by blues2cruise
Aside from traffic....which clearly irritates all of us....

Smokers. They blow their smoke out the window and of course it blows back my way....Then they have the audacity to toss their butt out the window....still smouldering....at a red light....beside me....

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:36 am
by JackoftheGreen
When Carrie and I are riding staggered formation and some half-brained dimwit decides there's precisely enough room between us for THEIR car.

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:01 pm
by blues2cruise
JackoftheGreen wrote:When Carrie and I are riding staggered formation and some half-brained dimwit decides there's precisely enough room between us for THEIR car.
Yeah...what's up with that....some drivers do that on the highway as well. You gotta wonder where their brain is.....

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:16 pm
by dr_bar
Blues, I hate when that cigarette has it's ashes flicked off in the wind and then thrown out while I'm riding at speed behind them. No respect for a rider, or the environment. I've seen this done in forested areas during the summer...

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:45 pm
by Brandonv111
Ever get behind someone who spits out of the window? This happened to me the other day. Not pleasant at all.

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:21 pm
by blues2cruise
Brandonv111 wrote:Ever get behind someone who spits out of the window? This happened to me the other day. Not pleasant at all.
That is disgusting.

I had someone spit gum out once and it landed on an exhaust pipe. It was not easy to get off.

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:17 am
by GUILFORDFATBOY
1.) When Cage Drivers are at a crossroad stoplight and start to pull out, then stop& you don't know what they are doing. AND neither do they!

2.) Cage Drivers that change lanes whether you. Are beside them or not!

3.) Cage Drivers talking/texting on their phones!

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:57 am
by blues2cruise
GUILFORDFATBOY wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:17 am


3.) Cage Drivers talking/texting on their phones!
That's a really dangerous thing.

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:12 pm
by Hanson
In an 80 MPH zone, a truck doing 61 MPH "passing" a truck doing 60.9876 MPH.

Safe Travels,
Richard

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:47 pm
by blues2cruise
Hahahahaha....sorry....I know it's not funny....I see that a lot around here too. I can relate.

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:52 pm
by NorthernPete
Great Wall of truck.

My pet peeve is weather up here. Morning I need long johns, gloves, thermal underwear. And by afternoon I'm needing to backpack all my cold weather stuff since it's ungodly hot out.

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:45 pm
by Grey Thumper
To be honest, people in cars don't tick me off because my expectations are low anyway. I get ticked off more by other motorcyclists, because you kinda assume they'd know better, we're going through similar amounts of risk, we're in this together, etc. I especially get annoyed when riding in a group with unfamiliar people (which is why I don't do it often); riders behind me who don't leave enough space between us, riders who really gun it on the freeway (but are freakin' slow on the twisties), riders who overtake me on my own lane, and just a general lack of safety.

Re: Discuss: Your pet peeves while riding?

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:46 am
by hyzhenry
Drivers who text while driving and those who are almost kissing my "O Ring".