Road Rage around the world

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by bobke, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. Volnix

    Volnix Well-Known Member

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    Theres a few of them... If you check the threads there is no information at all. Just a word picked up from the previous posts wrapped in a bunch of vague BS.

    Maybe a bot or some seriously warped troll.

    Didn't see any Ali Baba links yet...
     


  2. mpre53

    mpre53 Well-Known Member

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    They all registered at roughly the same time, too. Except for susimi (??) who I believe to be legitimate. Just new to the place, and new to cycling.

    I think I'll listen to JH and just not open the Bike cafe.
     
  3. Corzhens

    Corzhens Well-Known Member

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    Eldon Maguan is a college student cruising a one-way street on his brand new car. He was surprised to see an oncoming car, definitely out of line because the road is a one-way street. In a near collision, an altercation ensued. The wrong guy named Rolito Go shot Maguan who died on the spot. Now Go is still in jail after being proved guilty beyond reasonable doubt. That road rage incident snuffed the life of a young student and ruined the life of the businessman who is now in his senior years.
     
  4. AtlantaSports

    AtlantaSports New Member

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    Yep, that was the guy. I totally forgot who and where that was posted on here, though.
     
  5. Muhammad adnan

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    Road rage is old news, especially in big cities like Los Angeles and New York. But guess what. The BBC just published a list of the countries with the worst road rage in the world. And America didn't even make the top three! So, which countries did?
    Well, Greece clocked in at number 3, where people shout, gesture, and honk to show their anger and frustration.
    Number 2 was Great Britain, where angry drivers follow too closely, refuse to merge, and don't let people get off at their exit.
    And the #1 road rage country: South Africa. In fact, 67 percent of South African motorists reported they were on the receiving end of aggression at least once in the past year. And 10 percent of aggressors actually got OUT of their vehicle, ready to fight!
    Another interesting statistic: South Africans generally behaved badly during rush hour. While in the U.K., Taiwan, France and the USA, aggression was more commonly reported when people were doing errands, on vacation, or heading someplace fun.

    So, which cities closer to home have the worst road rage? Again you'll be surprised. New York City wasn't even in the top ten!

    #5: Los Angeles.

    #4: Houston.

    Third on the worst road rage list: Boston.

    Followed by Washington, D.C.

    And the top city for road rage in America: Miami.

    So, how can you stop the road rage if you feel it getting a grip of you?
    First, take a deep breath, turn up the tunes, and keep time with the music. Or better yet, sing along. It'll help you breathe more deeply, and burn off the adrenaline-induced stress.
    If things are really tough, pop some spearmint or cinnamon gum. Both aromas have been proven to reduce frustration.
    Finally, when it comes to air freshener, go for the pine! It'll help you keep your cool when the traffic is driving you CRAZY!
     
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  6. Damien Lee

    Damien Lee Active Member

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    Road rage has always been a serious problem down here in South Africa. This is a country that already has an unacceptably high crime rate, and violent crime at that. People tend to disregard the road rules and altercations take place quite often. More road users have also bought more expensive and fast cars over the past 10 years. This has resulted in more inflated egos and attitude problems.
     
  7. likeascroll

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    It's scary to think about. I honestly don't know what to think about it.
     
  8. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    I'm going with the bot theory.

    We have to ask the question, "Why is he pulling up old threads?".

    My first theory was the admins/site owners unleashed a bot to boost traffic. Oddly enough...it's working. Look at us...
     
  9. Susimi

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    It's interesting in a way to see how long this place has been around what with all the old threads being dredged up. If it is a bot and if it is boosting traffic to this place...then I don't know how to feel. Double edged sword situation?
     
  10. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    Interesting ...

    I go away for a week ...​

    And, the tune is the same ...

    BAH BAH BOB
    BOB ERROR MAN ...
    BAH BAH BOB
    BOB ERROR MAN!
    BOB ERROR MA-A-AN ... !!!
    Oh CAMPYBOB, YOU really should be nicer to yourself ...

    Just because you APPARENTLY still cannot do the arithmetic AND you feel that YOU can "ride a Campagnolo UltraTorque Hirth joint crankset with a 1 MM 'air gap' separating the crank spindle halves" you don't have to label yourself as a "lunatic" ...

    OR, should we take your errant harping to be an example of a form of ROAD BIKE RAGE?!?​
     
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  11. Mannu

    Mannu New Member

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    I have road rage and I cant do anything about it :(:(:(
     
  12. Susimi

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    Hit the punching bag a little later, or push a little harder so it burns off that energy? ;)
     
  13. chrislee99777

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