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Old 11-26-2005, 12:02   #1 (permalink)
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DUEL, Los Angeles To Las Vegas....

I have to tell you guys this...
Coming back home from Thanksgiving with the relatives, this shithead in
a Cadillac Escalade cut me off three times in 80 mph traffic on the
California side, with probably one foot to spare between his rear bumper
and my front.
To make a long story short...when we actually got into Las Vegas, he got
behind me, flashed his lights and then pulled into the lane to my
right...and accelerated. I actually saw his headlights raise because his
brand-new, G-M piece of crap went into passing gear.
I just knew what he was going to try.
Well, I just mashed the pedal...transmission blipped out of lockup and,
down another two gears...he was along side of me...AND, then, wonder of
wonders...his North Star powered piece of crap started to fall behind.
Even "I" couldn't believe it!!!

After I reached about 110mph, he just fell back. WAY back!
I was pulling away from him all the time, from the time that he pulled
along side of me.

My sunroof was open and I had the sounds cranked up...WITH the
sub-woofer. Bohemian Rhapsody was playing when my little Volvo XC70 put
this neuvau-riche puke in his place.

I think that from now on, in this group, I'll sign off as VIVA VOLVO!
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Old 11-26-2005, 12:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: DUEL, Los Angeles To Las Vegas....

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> I have to tell you guys this...


Reminds me of the time I put a Volvo driver in his place. On the M1,
covered with snow and ice, and hardly any traffic, I overtook a Volvo
driver (I was in a Ford Sierra). After I left a good space I pulled back
into the left lane (UK road). A minute or two later the Volvo passed me.
He pulled in far too close and slowed down. He was so close to me I
nearly rear-ended his car. I passed him again. He did it again. By now I
was more than a little annoyed with him so I passed him again and then
(there was only us on the motorway) handbraked it. My car spun two full
circles and I continued on my way. The Volvo driver hung well back after
that. ... :)

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Old 11-26-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: DUEL, Los Angeles To Las Vegas....

ooooh,

wish MY car could do that .........



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<jbincyberia@cox.nospam.net> wrote in message
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>I have to tell you guys this...
> Coming back home from Thanksgiving with the relatives, this shithead in a
> Cadillac Escalade cut me off three times in 80 mph traffic on the
> California side, with probably one foot to spare between his rear bumper
> and my front.
> To make a long story short...when we actually got into Las Vegas, he got
> behind me, flashed his lights and then pulled into the lane to my
> right...and accelerated. I actually saw his headlights raise because his
> brand-new, G-M piece of crap went into passing gear.
> I just knew what he was going to try.
> Well, I just mashed the pedal...transmission blipped out of lockup and,
> down another two gears...he was along side of me...AND, then, wonder of
> wonders...his North Star powered piece of crap started to fall behind.
> Even "I" couldn't believe it!!!
>
> After I reached about 110mph, he just fell back. WAY back!
> I was pulling away from him all the time, from the time that he pulled
> along side of me.
>
> My sunroof was open and I had the sounds cranked up...WITH the sub-woofer.
> Bohemian Rhapsody was playing when my little Volvo XC70 put this
> neuvau-riche puke in his place.
>
> I think that from now on, in this group, I'll sign off as VIVA VOLVO!



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Old 11-27-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: DUEL, Los Angeles To Las Vegas....

Wouldn't it have made more sense to drop back in traffic and let an
obviously unstable driver go away? When he made the first bonehead lane
change that should have clued you in that you wanted to be as far from that
car as possible. You gained nothing and could very well have lost
everything.

Mike


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Old 11-27-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
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Michael Pardee wrote:
> Wouldn't it have made more sense to drop back in traffic and let an
> obviously unstable driver go away? When he made the first bonehead lane
> change that should have clued you in that you wanted to be as far from that
> car as possible. You gained nothing and could very well have lost
> everything.
>
> Mike
>
>

Actually, I pulled into the slow lane three times to let him get ahead.
I even pulled into rest-stops twice to smoke because I don't smoke in
this car at all with that fuzzy headliner. Somehow or other, this jerk
always ended up in back of me. One time specifically, I saw them at a
rest-stop and they pulled out at least ten minutes before I did. An hour
later, what do I see in my rear-view mirror? That same fruitcake in his
silver Escalade. I saw this same bozo do exactly the same thing to at
least a dozen other cars and a double trailer semi loaded with steel
pipe. As it turned out it still took me almost seven hours to drive 268
miles from my cousin's driveway to mine with Holiday traffic and two
accidents that stopped traffic twice for over 30 minutes each time.
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Old 11-27-2005, 16:01   #6 (permalink)
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>
> Michael Pardee wrote:
>> Wouldn't it have made more sense to drop back in traffic and let an
>> obviously unstable driver go away? When he made the first bonehead lane
>> change that should have clued you in that you wanted to be as far from
>> that car as possible. You gained nothing and could very well have lost
>> everything.
>>
>> Mike

> Actually, I pulled into the slow lane three times to let him get ahead. I
> even pulled into rest-stops twice to smoke because I don't smoke in this
> car at all with that fuzzy headliner. Somehow or other, this jerk always
> ended up in back of me. One time specifically, I saw them at a rest-stop
> and they pulled out at least ten minutes before I did. An hour later, what
> do I see in my rear-view mirror? That same fruitcake in his silver
> Escalade. I saw this same bozo do exactly the same thing to at least a
> dozen other cars and a double trailer semi loaded with steel pipe. As it
> turned out it still took me almost seven hours to drive 268 miles from my
> cousin's driveway to mine with Holiday traffic and two accidents that
> stopped traffic twice for over 30 minutes each time.


That's definitely time to get on the cell phone (assuming you have one, a
pay phone at a rest stop otherwise) and call the highway patrol. People who
go to that length are imminent dangers and are likely to be meth heads -
that is fairly typical amphetamine abuse behavior. Glad you made it okay!

Mike


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Old 11-28-2005, 02:01   #7 (permalink)
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On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 20:01:33 +0000, Crazy Dog wrote:

> The Volvo driver hung well back after
> that. ... :)


Yep I'd keep well away from a tosser like you as well.

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Old 11-28-2005, 02:01   #8 (permalink)
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Tony Hogarty wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 20:01:33 +0000, Crazy Dog wrote:
>
>
>>The Volvo driver hung well back after
>>that. ... :)

>
>
> Yep I'd keep well away from a tosser like you as well.
>

No problem - I learned to drive on snow and ice. Every winter I go find
an empty car park and have a play. I can probably handle a slide better
than most drivers. It saved someone's life once. An idiot drove straight
out of a side-road without slowing down and hit the rear wing of my car
pushing it round and pointing it directly at a pedestrian. I was able to
regain control, correct the steering and stop before I even mounted the
pavement. The pedestrian looked as though he needed a change of
underwear though.

Now, explain to me why some twat in a Volvo should try to slow other
vehicles down simply because /he/ doesn't have the confidence to
maintain a reasonable speed on a motorway with only two vehicles on it.

Explain to me why he would pull in and slow down so close in front of my
vehicle that he almost causes an accident several times. An accident
that, given the fact that the damage would have been to the rear of his
vehicle and the front of mine, I would almost certainly have been held
responsible for.

This incident happened on a day that the south-east of England was
almost closed down by bad weather. I was able to drive 50 miles to work,
and 50 miles home with no trouble whatsoever (other than the twat in the
Volvo). Most people in the company I worked for couldn't be bothered to
try and make it from within a 5 mile radius. That was around 300 people.
Personally if I'd been in charge their next appraisals would not have
been good ones.

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Old 11-29-2005, 21:01   #9 (permalink)
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Do we VOLVO drivers have to prove anything after all we have shown we are
wise is our choice of Auto ,so why mix with the rabble let them go .I
remember a chap flying past me in the snow in Tasmania ,next thing he was
out of his B M W ringing for a tow truck .Yesterday a B M W went on to the
left lane where cars were merging and tried to force a car to give way by
flashing lights and horn .The poor guy in the little Japanese car paniced
almost hitting several of up doing the right thing .I just gave way and let
the fool go .He continued his wild driving tailgateing and no indicators and
sped of to his destination .I felt sorry for him ,A- hes driving a B M W and
B- we get booked at 1.8 miles over the limit yes 3 kilometeres per hour or
1.8 miles an hour over the limit .So you just got to know hes going to lose
his licence or end up in a major accident or both .(B) loody (M) ad (W)
anker .By the way is it true they dont really have direction indicators on
BMW`s,and they are just look alikes to trick us who have and use our
indictors ?


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Old 12-02-2005, 12:01   #10 (permalink)
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Michael Pardee wrote:
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> <jbincyberia@cox.nospam.net> wrote in message
> news:3mpif.1601$4v.1093@fed1read03...
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>>
>>Michael Pardee wrote:
>>
>>>Wouldn't it have made more sense to drop back in traffic and let an
>>>obviously unstable driver go away? When he made the first bonehead lane
>>>change that should have clued you in that you wanted to be as far from
>>>that car as possible. You gained nothing and could very well have lost
>>>everything.
>>>
>>>Mike

>>
>>Actually, I pulled into the slow lane three times to let him get ahead. I
>>even pulled into rest-stops twice to smoke because I don't smoke in this
>>car at all with that fuzzy headliner. Somehow or other, this jerk always
>>ended up in back of me. One time specifically, I saw them at a rest-stop
>>and they pulled out at least ten minutes before I did. An hour later, what
>>do I see in my rear-view mirror? That same fruitcake in his silver
>>Escalade. I saw this same bozo do exactly the same thing to at least a
>>dozen other cars and a double trailer semi loaded with steel pipe. As it
>>turned out it still took me almost seven hours to drive 268 miles from my
>>cousin's driveway to mine with Holiday traffic and two accidents that
>>stopped traffic twice for over 30 minutes each time.

>
>
> That's definitely time to get on the cell phone (assuming you have one, a
> pay phone at a rest stop otherwise) and call the highway patrol. People who
> go to that length are imminent dangers and are likely to be meth heads -
> that is fairly typical amphetamine abuse behavior. Glad you made it okay!
>
> Mike
>


Actually, I did dial 311 on the cell.
I was told that traffic was too heavy to intercept a driver driving that
fast.
>

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