Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Rep Power: 1
I was just in the neigbourhood so I thought I'd throw in 2 cents worth...
About 5 weeks ago, brother and I went for a blast in the hills. We were on the last leg of the journey when at "the top of the hill" we caught up to one of those Subaru full WRX jobs. Man in the hands of a good driver with balls, one of these can seriously haul some butt, even in corners...
Anyway, we stopped at some roadworks and after a few minutes wait, away we went. My brother got past him under acceleration but when it came to me, he didn't like the idea of being overtaken by two identical bikes so he tried to shut the door while I was in mid-overtake, coming up to a corner and hitting about 130 kph (approx 80 mph). I could see a potential accident here if I didn't watch it, but I kept my cool and rolled on a bit more,, just enough to get him without running out of breaking room,, which I was about to need in abundance. He was a younger whipper snapper in a new toy but when I saw it was the real McCoy WRX, I thought to be "careful of the unknown". I got him with reasonable ease hitting the corner but he did not like it one bit and began to hang out the tail so I sped up and set off in pursuit of my brother who was about 200 metres ahead, which gave me plenty of play room. I give this guy his dues, he "almost" hung in there for a few seconds but I gave it hell and pulled away once I had his measure around corners. I caught up to brother and seeing what was coming he picked up the pace and we began to pull away. After about 5 minutes, we couldn't see him even along one very very long straight, so we stayed at the new pace and enjoyed the scenery.
There's one born every minute...
Oh yeah, as I got past this turkey I could see his girlfriend was not exactly turned on by his driving. She was hanging on to the dash and was undoubtedly using a few descriptive words to let him know how se felt... Hahahaha..!!!