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Old 04-12-2012, 04:20 PM   #26
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cool story, grandpa.


Touché!

Now stay off my lawn.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:38 PM   #27
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #28
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I'm with you... I've gotten a lot better now that I'm almost 40 with two kids... I now realize that not everyone on the road wants to see a burnout and hear my exhaust at redline.... go figure... LOL

But I still find myself.. hand on the shifter, foot over the clutch... just in case he wants to ... uhm ... well you know... see how fast we can get to the speed limit...

No street racing...



OH man it was awesome. There is an abandoned airstrip that we can go to. But the property owners found out after it got to be too popular and started calling the cops...

There are some industrial areas around here but you better get in and out quick from what I've been told... Since the airfield... I've been on my best behavior.... Even when baited, I usually just wave and let them go by... almost always....

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Old 04-12-2012, 05:01 PM   #29
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I try to behave myself but sometimes... I must also admit there have been times when I've been at a redlight and some thug in a POS that isn't at all worth the risk to destroy him is revving and inching up so I'll inch up and when the light turns I accelerate slowly away while they go tearing up the street. Makes me LOL. When I was younger I didn't turn down a race, now if you aren't worthy, I don't bother.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:04 PM   #30
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Just so you fine folks are clear, I'm a fan of you Challengers as much as I am of us Camaros; nearly got a Challenger, were it not for the Mrs. and kids wanting a Bumblebee. Matter of fact, I like Mustangs too and sure wouldn't mind a grabber blue and white striped GT500.

Back on task: I don't mind folks having fun, provided it's safe and legal, have a ball I say! But not by way of goading strangers into street races...in afternoon traffic...in the rain. I'd prefer Darwin handle that match up.

Now that my son is eligible for a license, it's funny how one evaluates how one drives from a third person point of view...
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #31
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Just so you fine folks are clear, I'm a fan of you Challengers as much as I am of us Camaros; nearly got a Challenger, were it not for the Mrs. and kids wanting a Bumblebee. Matter of fact, I like Mustangs too and sure wouldn't mind a grabber blue and white striped GT500.

Back on task: I don't mind folks having fun, provided it's safe and legal, have a ball I say! But not by way of goading strangers into street races...in afternoon traffic...in the rain. I'd prefer Darwin handle that match up.

Now that my son is eligible for a license, it's funny how one evaluates how one drives from a third person point of view...
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So, I looked over (mind you, I'm using the hands free calling feature to coordinate what small items I need to grab on the way home with Mrs. USAR2LT), gave Mr. "Mumsie-and-Daddy-Dearest-cosigned-for-me-because-I-can't-get-credit" a look, and tapped my accelerator.
Who goaded who? Sorry, but you can't call someone to the carpet if you were the instigator in the event. Granted - he bit on the line and swallowed the bait, but it sounds to me like you baited the hook and threw out the line...
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #32
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Touché!

Now stay off my lawn.
Not gonna lie, but that was an awesome response I can't even comeback at.

Kudos sir, respect.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:59 PM   #33
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We have a back road around here that has a solid white line across it at exactly 1/4 mile. Oddly enough, it's highway style paint, like the DMV uses for intersections. Almost like the DMV put it there lol
The DMV does paint those lines. So the aircraft can time you.

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Now that my son is eligible for a license, it's funny how one evaluates how one drives from a third person point of view...
I remember those days. No more burnouts or spinning around a corner.
At least when the kids were in the car
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that's the one (or two) things that keep me from acting dumb....my kids in the car. don't want to endanger them or see me doing that kind of crap!
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:34 AM   #35
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Preface: I've been fortunate to never see competitor models (Challengers, Mustangs, etc.) attempt to goad me into some form of rolling Thunderdome match-ups.

Until yesterday.

I'm in the left lane of a three-laned expressway, with the intention of entering the left turn lane about a mile up ahead. Cars don't usually creep up alongside at the same speed as you and stay there. Somebody sure did yesterday.

Mr. Gray Challenger, with some young buck with a backwards-facing ballcap who loved to slouch down low in his left seat, thought I'd be game for his antics just because I drive a Camaro.

You know, because folks only buy Camaros so they can beat their chests like gorillas with other folks who drive Challengers and Mustangs. (That's sarcasm in case it's not obvious.)

So, I looked over (mind you, I'm using the hands free calling feature to coordinate what small items I need to grab on the way home with Mrs. USAR2LT), gave Mr. "Mumsie-and-Daddy-Dearest-cosigned-for-me-because-I-can't-get-credit" a look, and tapped my accelerator.

Oh, the look on his face! Off he went, still around the speed limit, but well on his way to blasting past a safe operating speed for the conditions (it was raining). Dingbat probably didn't know what to think as I made a nice brake + left turn signal. He sailed on past, running a red light in the process. He got a nice horn blast from the people starting to advance.

Good situational awareness, stupid.

Lucky for me, as I made that left turn, I saw another Gen5 Camaro perpendicular to me in his own left-turn lane. We did a "howdy" wave, and I could see the other Camaro driver laughing.

So ends my first - and thus far - only experience with some testosterone-fueled kid who seemed to have a lot to prove and nearly lost it all to someone (me) who really could have cared less. Tragic.


That punk, I hate when they slouch down low in the left seat. I, myself only do it when I'm in the right seat (it's ok if it's the right) when I'm driving.

And when those young bucks have their mommy and daddy cosign because they don't want 18% apr. That just disgusts me!

Oh Yeah,

Cool story bro.
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The DMV does paint those lines. So the aircraft can time you.



I remember those days. No more burnouts or spinning around a corner.
At least when the kids were in the car

What aircraft? Lol. I doubt they would waste their time. And a good pilot uses the marks in the center of the road to clock you, not a single white mark across the road...
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I'm 38 with two kids.


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Old 04-13-2012, 09:32 AM   #38
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a-hole drivers...but you probably shouldn't have provoked the toddler.
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Just glad the kid you baited didn't hit anyone while speeding through a red light in the rain.
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Exactly. Makes the situation more dangerous and both parties less than innocent.
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If you could care less then you wouldn't have been egging him on by burping the throttle.

I don't even give those type of people the time of day.
Guys, I think the point was that he needed to get over and the punk wasn't really letting him. So instead of jam on the brakes he go the kid to get the hell out of the way.

At least that's the way I read it.
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Oh, and I'd join the support group but my angels are almost gone.
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What aircraft? Lol. I doubt they would waste their time. And a good pilot uses the marks in the center of the road to clock you, not a single white mark across the road...
They dont waste their time...they catch people...my dad got one a couple years back...was pissed about it. but still got the ticket.
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They dont waste their time...they catch people...my dad got one a couple years back...was pissed about it. but still got the ticket.
It's not like this is on the highway. This is a single white stripe running from on side of the road to the other and it's exactly a quarter mile from where the road begins. Ironic if anything. There are no ghetto birds circling overhead all day, waiting for someone to race. This is a back road in the middle of nowhere. And I'm almost certain that NCHP doesn't have a budget that includes helicopters for traffic...
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Guys, I think the point was that he needed to get over and the punk wasn't really letting him. So instead of jam on the brakes he go the kid to get the hell out of the way.

At least that's the way I read it.
You got it. Perhaps I could have been more clear about that part.
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They dont waste their time...they catch people...my dad got one a couple years back...was pissed about it. but still got the ticket.
There are areas where you'll see a solid white line that you might wonder what it's for and then an eighth mile or so later see another.

They might be there for JUST that purpose. Like on a long bridge.
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