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Old 06-15-2019, 12:29 AM   #21
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For a brief period in my youth, my only vehicle was a motorcycle. In the 1960s and 70s a female rider was rare and often drew gawkers who tailgated. A plastic tarantula tossed at the windshield... worked well until one day the tailgater turned out to be 2 plain clothes cops. After threatening me for 5 minutes, they did see my point at how dangerous it would be to be 10 feet behind me at 55 mph. Got off with a warning.

A real biker type told me a ball bearing would bounce off the ground and smack the windshield, resulting in a major crack.

I never found a good way to get dawdlers to speed up.

Hi, as a biker, we often thought of using a cue ball.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:36 AM   #22
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At the very moment you choose to compete with, or to challenge, a tailgater, you have lost the battle.

Resistance causes persistence!

Having been rear-ended recently -- van totaled and months of physical therapy -- we now take the road less traveled and follow the LEO's advice to simply pull over and let them go by.

Life is short!

Have a good weekend . . . full moon Tuesday.

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On a side note; I always wondered why brake lights don't have two levels: bright for moderate breaking and extra bright when you are really on the brakes hard.
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On a side note; I always wondered why brake lights don't have two levels: bright for moderate breaking and extra bright when you are really on the brakes hard.

Hi, according to the owner's manual for my wife's BMW X3, two larger brake lights come on when braking hard. I have never seen one work and don't know of any way to test them.
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