How not to drive.
I just recently wrote the wonderfully ignorant Josh Jacquot from Sport Compact Car. Who knows, I might be famous if he puts me in the mag, but if he doesn't I will give you all a little insight as to what it was about. Recently if you picked up the mag you might have come across his column titled "Uncommon Ground". Where you might read about this ignorant jackass motorcyclist whom he trys to show his automotive superiority to. Those were phrases he used to describe the encounter with the motorcyclist. I hope some will write him about this, because what happened was a travesty and deffinitly not a shining spot on the face of the community of sport compact car drivers. He went on to tell his story of how he was driving there long term WRX STI through Angeles Crest when he came upon a motorcyclist, who apparently was moving at a rate that was unsatisfactory to him. When he got a section of road that was a two lane section he sped up to pass the motorcyclist, whom promplty throttled up to block him ( yes a dick move,it was.) this infurriated Jacquot to the point he rode the motorcyclist right through the turn, now this is just speculation, but I'm guessing dear ol' Josh here probably ran this right out to the lane merge still trying to pass him. Which probably caused the next situation as he stated was due to the incompitent motorcyclist. Through the turn the motorcyclist ran wide and went inside the oncoming lane and missed an Audi TT motoring along. The TT seemed to be the only competent driver and avoided the head on accident. At this point Josh decided maybe he should back off the motorcyclist. Now I know I don't need to tell anyone this, but please do not drive like this, and I urge you to write this asshole, and let him know, irregardless of how ignorant the motorcyclist was, he was just as much of a child and could've easily caused the death of the motorcyclist by pushing the encounter further than it needed to go. This is no man to represent our sport, or our community. This type of behavior has only one place, and that's at a closed track with safety precautions in place, not in a twisty mountain road, where he could've possibly scared the crap out of a motorcyclist out enjoying the same road over the edge due to him being ignorant and a bigger child just because he got blocked in his pass. I for one don't do this to people, if I can't hold a line, which is rare, but has happened, I will gladly give up position and let the faster person go by. This rider I'm guessing also inexperienced in this situation, pushed it further and started the incident. I was hoping the editor being the more experienced pilot would let it go, and back off. Some background on me, I own a bike, I said that, and I own a sport compact, and I love both. I don't drive or ride this way. I do work as an EMT though, and I see what happens when these things go bad, and usually they go bad in a big way. Usually ending in someone going into a black bag, and into a transport van. Don't be a dick like this guy, think when your out there. I know no one here would do this, and I'm preaching to the choir, but this is just a heads up about someone who represents the compact car scene behaves like. I hope this angers others as it did myself, not just other motorcyclists, I'm sure your here, but drivers in general. This behavior should warrant someone's license being yanked.
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