Long story short: If you see a Hells Angel’s-wannabe fuckwad driving his bike like a dick, don’t purposely piss him off. I was minding my own business in the right lane going the speed limit when I’m suddenly deafened by a bike with weird-ass exhaust passing on the left driven by a guy in a leather jacket. I then watched him lanesplit past one group of cars and pass on the left shoulder past some others. The road soon cleared of cars and I sped up to see what this asshole’s issue was. Why? I don’t know. I eventually ended up behind him as he did 85-90 in a 60, and he happened to take the same exits that I did. I dunno why but I really wanted to flip this asshole off. I probably should have eaten lunch, maybe then I would have been thinking straight. I head off down an offramp and he slams on his brakes *on the shoulder* and gets behind me, then pulls up next to my open left window when I pull up to the stop sign at the bottom of the offramp.

“You got a fuckin’ problem, kid?”

“Yeah, I don’t appreciate the way you ride that thing.”

“What do you want from me?”

“Less lanesplitting, passing on the shoulder, maybe having even a passing regard for the law and considerate driving.”

“Oh fuck you you little pissant”

At this point he started reaching for the fairly obvious gun in his jacket. A quick check of oncoming traffic revealed I was good to turn right at any time, so I made my escape after barking out some laughter at this asshole pulling a gun on a kid in a civic in the middle of traffic.

Lesson learned: Eat lunch so you don’t do stupid shit in response to other people doing stupid shit, road rage is real, don’t piss off people with guns.

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