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Jul 11th 2016, 04:06 PM   #1
 JohnnyM's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Pullman, WA

  '73 CB350F, '86 VFR750F, '00 Aprilia RS250, '04 Aprilia RSV1000 R Factory(x2), '07 Star 1100 Classic
Exclamation Attention: Important psa 7/11/2016

Beware of the new wave of inconsiderate shitheads in cars playing Pokemon Go.

You think cellphone users and texting in cars is bad? Check this shit out:

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Had a situation this morning.

Nice bicycle lane to my right (about half the size of a car lane), two lanes, I'm in the right lane. Guy in left lane casually pulls up to me at about 45mph, passing me slowly, hovers for a second, cuts me off, no turn signal, then slams on his brakes. I almost hit his rear side panel - Struggled to brake hard enough, bike bucked a bit and almost went down.

This guy pulls over into the bike lane so I figure he wants to discuss this traffic occurrence, maybe he thinks he hit me or something, whatever.
I pull over behind him, he gets out of his car with his eyes glue to his phone and starts walking into the grass. Guy had absolutely no idea he cut me off and was "trying to catch a pokemon".

Saw a picture of a car with a sticker on the back reading "Caution : Frequent stops" with the pokemon logo on reddit the other day - figured that was a joke.

This shit is unacceptable, keep an eye out.
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Jul 11th 2016, 04:08 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
I'm too old for this...in more ways than one...
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Jul 11th 2016, 04:10 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
I read a story where some thugs were waiting at one of the locations in a parking lot and mugged a large number of people. They didn't hide, just relied on people paying attention to their phones instead of their surroundings.
Jul 11th 2016, 04:11 PM   #4
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  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
really people. pokemon. i am saddened at how lame and idiotic humans have become. i think there are going to be some broken mirrors in the future.....and maybe a broken phone or two....

and i wont be apologetic about it either. they are driving 4000+ lb death machines and need to pay effing attention to the road and not a game. you want to play on your phone on the way to work? have someone else drive or take the freakin bus.
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Edited by SmokeyMcNug on Jul 11th 2016 at 04:16 PM
Jul 11th 2016, 04:14 PM   #5
 Chrishil54's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
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Originally Posted by SmokeyMcNug
really people. pokemon. i am saddened at how lame and idiotic humans have become. i think there are going to be some broken mirrors in the future.....and maybe a broken phone or two....
and arms, legs, skulls, bikes, families.

Seriously, if you are old enough to drive then you should be past the pokemon obsession.
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Jul 11th 2016, 04:41 PM   #6
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  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
I do admit i play a game or two on my tablet. i hit Madden NFL up pretty hard during football season, go Hawks, and now i play Traffic Rider to kill some time while waiting some places. basicly a reflex game lane splitting on bikes. kinda addictive but simple.

no need to catch other sentient beings and turn them into slaves to have fights to the death in a colorful and flashy way. if i wanted to do that, then hobo fights are the way to go and a lot more fun. but wait, that has already been done right?
Jul 11th 2016, 05:06 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
Yep, something like that happened to a guy I know. Until one of them is beaten and thrown to jail, they will not learn.
Jul 11th 2016, 05:51 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  bicicleta
Don't know what y'all are bitchin about...
Jul 11th 2016, 06:19 PM   #9
 SmokeyMcNug's Avatar
 
  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
that cant be safe
Jul 11th 2016, 07:06 PM   #10
 larsvons's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '15 KLZ1000, '03 SV650S
Gotta brap them all!
Jul 11th 2016, 10:46 PM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Any of you seen the movie 'Idiocracy'? Yeah, we are almost there... And some parent of a dead walker or driver that killed themselves playing this instead of walking or driving will sue them.
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Edited by Parilla125 on Jul 11th 2016 at 10:53 PM
Jul 12th 2016, 06:09 AM   #12
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  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parilla125
Any of you seen the movie 'Idiocracy'? Yeah, we are almost there...
Damn! You beat me to it.
Jul 12th 2016, 06:11 AM   #13
 
  Jul 2016
  Clackamas

  2017 KLR650
Kind of makes us Geocachers look a little more sane..."a little"...
Jul 12th 2016, 06:18 AM   #14
 Naza's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
This is a character from the 1980's Flash Gordon:

Sci-Fi becoming reality

Jul 12th 2016, 09:31 AM   #15
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  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
I have only seen previews of Idiocracy but i have been saying we are headed down that path for years. and then trump comes along to validate my predictions....
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