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Tuono Rider Saved by GSXR1000 - the brotherhood!

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by Gabriel Johannson, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. Hello fellow riders,

    Riding on the highway with the ocean as your vista is always a great way to travel. Well it is great if you don’t get harassed by a “wanna-be-if-they-could-be” so called ‘outlaw’ wanna be motorcycle riders.

    You know the type? It’s your American made motorcycle aficionado who only comes out on weekends wearing all kinds of paraphernalia announcing their support of said American motorcycle manufacturer.

    This type of rider is of the mistaken belief that they are tougher & harder than granite. They also mistakenly believe they are so mean that outlaw clubs will approach him to join them. Guess what? That isn’t the way it works.

    For the sake of this blog, we shall call the American motorcycle aficionado “Colin”.

    Colin was riding a recent model from this American manufacturer. I was on my TuonoRR. In my view I’d already made the better decision.

    I was riding on the Sea Cliff Bridge coming back up North from the NSW South Coast coming back into Sydney. I was doing what we all do on such a road, enjoying the scenery, enjoying the bike and being aware of what was going on around me, what was on the horizon and what was behind me.

    I noticed Colin in my mirrors as his approach was getting closer & closer. Colin arrived in full voice (thanks to what must have been several holes in this pipe) and positioned himself at arm’s length to my left hand side.

    It didn’t bother me that much to be honest. What did bother me was Colin’s repeated attempts to kick me over while yelling something about my bike.

    Colin was a tall man, more sinew than muscular, but he had enough of size to be taken with caution. I’ve always had the belief that you never underestimate anybody you don’t know and Colin’s behavior was such that I didn’t want to underestimate what he’d be capable of.

    For a moment I thought I was dreaming. I quickly realized that Colin was not an aberration but real and his kicks had intent. So I just twisted the throttle to get some space between me Colin. It worked. Colin was relegated to the distance but stayed behind me. I didn’t let him catch up. The Tuono had too much power & speed in comparison.

    Eventually I hit traffic lights and so did Colin. He filtered through and he pulled up to my left. Again.

    I flipped open my visor and asked him “what’s your problem mate? You could have knocked me over back there. You right?” Colin, wearing the obligatory open face black helmet, snarled back and told me that I was a “little ####ing faggot…”

    To my luck the lights turned green and I took off fast before Colin could finish what was clearly a highly intellectual statement.

    This time I wasn’t holding back and Tuono did the rest. Colin was a distant dot in my mirrors. I just shook my head and couldn’t believe I’d just met a person who should have had a Darwin Award by this stage of his life.

    I got to Blakehurst on the Princes Highway and just like a terrible disease that doesn’t go away without medication Colin appeared once again. I could not believe my eyes. At this point the traffic was building up again and I was starting to think about trying to find a local Police Station. The glitch in that thought was that I had no idea where a Police Station was.

    I just focused on what I was doing & getting home. Colin wasn’t too far behind me but he was closing in fast. If nothing else Colin was committed.

    I would not call his riding style “smooth” but his commitment in catching up with me was clear. In some way it was comical but in other ways I was now starting to worry.

    My flight or fight reaction was making its presence known.

    As luck had it I stopped at traffic lights because they were red.

    Coming up behind me was Colin and a Suzuki GSXR1000. Colin kept following me as did the GSXR.

    Another set of traffic lights and another Red Light. Colin filtered and came to my left hand side. The GSXR came to my right hand side.

    As Colin stopped he again started giving me some well enunciated advice.

    Out of nowhere the rider on the GSXR opened his visor and told Colin what he’d do to him in the next few seconds if Colin didn’t find a place to give himself some sexual gratification.

    I was stunned but Colin was ashen white. Literally Colin looked as though his bowls had just evacuated involuntarily.

    I didn’t know who this GSXR rider was but I’d be lying if to say he just made my day. The lights turned green & both GSXR & I took off fast. Colin lagged very far behind us both.

    We continued along the Princes Highway and both myself & the unknown GSXR let our bikes do what they had been designed for and really took off.

    He was a much more skilled rider than I was but I’d had enough and wasn’t going to give Colin any chance so I equaled my personal best aggressive traffic riding at above legal pace.

    At Brighton Le-Sands the GSXR rider slowed down, gave me a nod with a thumbs up and took off like he was late to his own wedding. I waved goodbye and continued matching my best ever inner city riding speed. There was no way I was going to risk meeting up with Colin again.

    It is a shame those of us who love riding should put up with Darwinian escapists like Colin.

    I have no doubt that if I was 6ft and built like the proverbial outdoor lavatory Colin would never have bothered me. I’m not what I’d call ‘intimidating’ on a motorbike in anyway.

    Colin was a caricature of what I’m starting to think is a-must for the weekend & weekday American motorcycle manufacturer aficionado.

    What is that caricature? It is as follows:
    - They never nod to say hi when you pass them.
    - They never say hi at the lights.
    - They are never seen smiling as they ride.

    I can't help but think what would happen if Colin had come up to a cyclist, a Learner motorbike rider, or a female rider? (could be our daughter, wife, sister, mother, friend..) It makes me wonder.

    In hindsight what I should have done way back after the initial kick attempt was to have taken off and rode like a bat outta hell to give Colin no chance of catching me. Live & learn I guess.

    If I do meet Colin again, and there isn’t anybody around, I’ll slot him ;~

    Anyhow I salute you all.
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  2. Pity some guy abused you. Given your smug attitude in the above post, I would be surprised if you hadn't done something or other to provoke things. Not that the other rider's actions were at all justified.

    Anyway, you shouldn't be so rude to those Victory and Indian motorcycle riders. Just because they ride American bikes, doesn't mean they are all d-bags!
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  3. Great outcome (y) and obviously 'Colin' didn't get his head wet when swimming in the gene pool.
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  4. Smug? Trust me I did nothing. It isn't the Indian or Victory manufacturer.
  5. Ah that's a bit scary mate. Glad you got out of it okay. Not many people get so close to a GSXR and come away with a positive story to tell...
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  6. There are some idiots out there. What they ride has got nothing to do with their IQ levels so let's not generalise a specific brand.

    Anyways, just put this episode in the past and enjoy your riding...

    All the best! Show us some more pics..

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  7. On a serious note though, that's rubbish. I have no time at all for that kind of unwarranted aggression. The sub-humans who carry on with outwardly aggressive homophobia (I'm commenting on his primitive demeanour towards you, not your sexuality at all) wells from a deep seated sense of homosexual curiosity, which is, ironically, exactly opposite to the idiotic message he's trying to send. Glad you got home safe mate.

    Please ride safely - belting through the traffic on the princes highway at breakneck speeds isn't really a great idea with so many dickheads in cars. You might have to learn a few of the side roads on your regular routes so you can get away from the princes highway lights and away from the stereotypical idiot riders somewhere they are even less likely to catch up to you - on a road with a few corners ;-)
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  8. He must have found an Italian in bed with his wife the night before!
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  9. 16S1000R16S1000R so many people had viewed this thread, but you're the first one to find my post funny :p I have heaps better things to do than sit around waiting for people to like my posts though. So don't think I was doing that :p

    How's the bike anyway? Been seeing heaps of s1000r's on the road lately, BMW must be doing something right...
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    Anyway, you shouldn't be so rude to those Victory and Indian motorcycle riders. ]

    good to see you have a sense of humor mate
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  11. #11 chilliman64, Aug 2, 2016
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    yep, it's unfair to stamp all Harley riders as being cro-magnon type idiots with aggressive streaks.

    why just the other day a rider on some piece of jap-euro crap looked at me when I was on my fatboy and I asked 'what are you looking at motherfker?' bloody Spyder riders think they're too cool for school

    anyway, he started it
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  12. talkin to your self again i see
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  13. the only way to get a sensible conversation sometimes
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  14. Gabriel Johannsen, he was probably jealous that the Tuono has more balls than his bike.
  15. Guys a wanker & sometimes you're just going to find them.

    Ignore them best as you can failing that do what Mr GSXR did

    Advise Colin that you'd be happy to oblige his obvious need for shit kicking
    and stomp the living fcuk out of the pr1ck
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  16. Crazy shit! There are some absolute knob jockeys on the roads these days.
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  17. Damn that was the best read I have had in awhile, Thank-you for typing up your experience, your writing style really cracked me up. So much so my family checked in on me to see why I was laughing about. I am sorry you met up with Darwin's missing species in the tree of evolution, And I do agree with you about weekenders and their choice of Americana but in the end it all boils down "to each, their own." I also like to believe that "angels" like the GSXR rider are far more common than the reverse evolutionary Colin's of the world.
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  18. All gixxer riders will stick up for their bros
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  19. Strange. All of it...............
  20. Definitely an odd story, I wonder what set the aggressor off.
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