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X P90D vs Harley ride

Discussion in 'Model X' started by jestipher, May 10, 2016.

  1. jestipher

    jestipher Member

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    Cruising along headed home in Menlo Park. Happened upon these Harley riders. Thought they were chill because they were bumbling along slowly. As I slowly passed them, they gunned it. Thought it would received as good natured fun in this nice part of town. Boy was I wrong. They got really really pissed. Blocked my path. And had a few choice words! What a surprise. I now know better. (dash cam clip below, sorry for the audio in the 2nd part -seems corrupted).

     
  2. Zextraterrestrial

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    What A holes. I missed what you did wrong?
     
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  3. jestipher

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    ummm, well, when I heard them gunning it, I mashed the go pedal... woohoo! He couldn't keep up. Then when he rode up beside me - squeezed between me and the other SUV - I gave him a big fat smile - genuinely thinking he'd smile back and ask for another go. Let's just say he wasn't pleased, and less pleased I smiled. Then his buddy scooched in front of me... hmmm.
     
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  4. CitizenKane

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    They were probably envious of electricity and no noise. I hate those choppers without silencers. Seems so utterly childish and stupid to me.

    But at least in Sweden passing in the inside lane is prohibited so that could have made them angry. On the other hand they should give up the fast lane as soon as they see a Model X in their rear windows...
     
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  5. GoTslaGo

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    Dude, you emasculated him with your silent but deadly Family Sedan. Not just that, in front of his friends. Then you smiled at him. :eek:

    Harley types don't take kindly to that...

    Good thing that ended the way it did.
     
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  6. Zextraterrestrial

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    Ok, passing on the right. No excuse for their behavior though
     
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    I think he was accelerating to get in front of you in order to get in the right lane before the red light, so he wouldn't be behind the stopped SUV. You closed off the lane he was accelerating to go into.
     
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    I agree that this is likely the cause of their unhappiness in that scenario.
     
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    And the motorcycles are somehow entitled to accelerate in front of the electric car and beat him to the light and not be behind him?

    Neither that nor the reaction seem reasonable to me - though I agree that this is exactly what they had in mind - you can hear first the mild acceleration decision and then the all out decision in the audio.
     
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    Especially since they spent the entire time tooling around in the left lane, when they should have done the proper thing and moved themselves to the right lane immediately. There was never any traffic except one car turning far ahead in the right lane.
     
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    There seems to be a direct relationship between the loudness of a motorcycle and the insecurity of its rider. Harley drivers seem to be the touchiest of all of them.
     
  13. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I'm not nearly as polite as @jestipher. I would have blown right past them the first second I had. They think they own the road and they bluster their macho BS. But that's about it. I was polite until I figured that out.

    And I don't believe that passing on the right is illegal in CA. Check out SoCal. Even though it is rude.
     
  14. Drivin

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    #14 Drivin, May 11, 2016
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    Gunning it.
    To pass on the right and close him off.
    When there is an upcoming red light.

    Well, okay then.
     
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    See vehicle code: CA Codes (veh:21750-21760)
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    @jestipher, I apologize! I thought this was an S, but I just realized you're driving an X! Let me revise my original statement:

    not "Family Sedan", but "Family SUV"...

    oops! :oops:
     
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    These who get macho bikes usually do it to compensate for small body parts they got.
     
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  20. Oceanwolf

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    I am also a biker, what these guys did is not acceptable at all. It doesn't matter if you passed them in the right lame unless you put them at risk. Especially cutting you off at the light is not OK at all. It deserves a ticket in my opinion.

    Onur
     
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