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Discussion in 'Motorcycles and Motorhomes' started by TeeMyob, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. TeeMyob

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    Recently whilst booking in at Portsmouth, a group of bikers felt it was okay. Not only to push in-front.

    But also to act like thugs and hurl a load of abuse when questioned about their lane hogging and gang tactics.

    Picked on the wrong people though. Especially as Mrs. TM Was driving.

    Getting a bit fed up of Bikers rule attitude. I am happy to be courteous and allow Bikers to pass in standing traffic or nip in at the lights. Even, allow them priority when exiting the Ferry in the pouring rain.

    But queue jumping on a sunny day boarding a Ferry, ignorant ****

    Did'nt notice any Special cut either.

    TM

    (a motorcyclist of the 80's)
     
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    As an avid current biker I apologise on their behalf. No excuse.

    I appreciate others who allow us to jump the queues if the weather is bad or filter in traffic.
     
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    Surely bikers are people just as motorhomers are people?

    Some are nice folk and some are not...

    Nothing to do with their bikes or their motorhomes.

    JJ :cool:
     
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  4. TeeMyob

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    No, I think you misunderstand me.

    I am not being stereo typical.

    The Bikers, were well, bikers. They suggested we should not have joined them in the queue, especially as we were in a Mercedes (stereotyping). That the lanes was clearly a "Bikers Lane". And what did we F****** expect and to go and get ******.
     
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    Not the brightest of bikers, bikes always have their own area, does not matter when they get on board.

    Not your lucky day I'm afraid.

    One year I arrived at the bar on a Spain ferry, load of bikers there and I was in biking gear. Before I could order, one of them gave me a pint. And we got chatting, they were a bunch of Cardiff policemen off to the races. Some time later I was helped back to our cabin, I never managed to open my wallet.

    There are bikers and bikers.
     
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    Reminds me of my mate when we were in Felixstowe one day getting serious grief from a load who were parked up.
    He'd warned them a couple of times that it would all end in tears for them & when he came to go he drove over the whole lot.:LOL:Wreckage everywhere.:rofl:
     
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    Flippin heck! Did he have to go to prison? :eek:
     
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    No, he woke up. :LOL:
     
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    Bunch of w`kers, apart from the two waved on by the aforementioned that apologised.
     
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    I’m not defending them, but for the sake of fairness as a biker first, MoHo driver second and occasional car driver.

    Most bike riders see other vehicles as an inconvenience and the sooner we are in front the better, this is because everyone else is slower. Forget top speed, I’m talking average speed, getting away at junctions etc.

    My experience at Portsmouth ferry terminal is it makes no difference where you are before the kiosks, you will be put in the appropriate lane after booking in for the loading plan.

    The ferry leaves after everyone has boarded, regardless of who is in front of who.

    When driving a MoHo or dragging a caravan you lose all rights as you are on holiday. When I’m in the MoHo I make it easy for other road users to make progress after all getting worked up over anything defeats the object.

    None of this excuses rudeness and I always wave thanks to anyone who moves over or helps me in anyway.
     
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    Always jumped the queue - sorry but when we get to the trains we are always made to embark last no matter what the weather. Bikes are a great cash cow for the tunnel - they get charged half the price of a car but you can get twelve of them in the space of two cars. Sitting in a car/motorhome in summer heat with the aircon blasting out is very different from sweating your eyeballs out in full bike gear.
     
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    Your choice!!........join the queue!
     
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    On a sunny day and a group of three or more.. should have sat in the queue
    Loan biker different story maybe
    Raining.. I always give bikers priority .. Nothing worse than sitting still with water running down you neck
     
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  15. TeeMyob

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    just had a belly full of Bikers in general.

    As I said, I used to ride a few myself.

    We have a Biker family live near us. They use our street as a warm up on Sunday Mornings. No regard for anyone else. Even meet 20 doors down from where he lives. Engines revving and easily 60mph plus in a 20-30 zone. Very Much a screw you attitude.

    One died a few years ago, very sad as I knew the family well.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-11544990

    But the Majority seem to spoil it for the minority these days. Rather than the other way around.

    A friend of a friend lost his son recently in a Motor Cycle Accident "H was a "biker" " was the term, 21 years old.

    His friends attended his Funeral doing crazy wheelies and dangerous maneuvers in-front fo and behind his cortege.


    TM
     

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