For Clover…

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Here is something I know he will enjoy!

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Author of "Automotive Atrocities" and "Road Hogs" (MBI). Currently living amongst the Edentulites in rural SW Virginia.

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  1. Awesome! Though I’d be scared shitless some Clover would pull out right in front of me….happened to my son a few years back, female clover pulled out of her driveway, looking right at him and kept going anyway. He had to lay the bike down and luckily got away with only a couple of finger splints and a ruined jacket. He filed a complaint but the “justice” system decided it was his fault, so he is now a full fledged anti-statist, just like his dad.

    • The vehicle code is written more or less in a sensible manner but getting worse every year with changes. However the clover mindset is just the opposite. It’s backwards land. A clover will run a stop sign and then blame the other person for ‘going too fast’.

      • Today, I was waiting at a “T” intersection in the VW Touareg for the light to change so I could merge onto the main road. A minivan blew the completely red light (it was red before the woman even reached the intersection; luckily I saw her coming). Anyhow, I watch her run the light, then proceeded – and in short order, find myself stuck behind behind her. She’s squatting in the left lane matching her uber-slow speed to the speed of the trash truck in the right lane.

        Took me 5 minutes to get around the dumb bitch.

  2. Ran into motorcycle clover on Saturday. 30 or less in a 45MPH zone. Wouldn’t pull off and let me pass. Somewhat new hog with a bunch of fringy saddle bags and his wife. Exhaust smelled very rich for some reason. Straight pipe, but couldn’t tell from the sound of the idling engine.

    • I hesitate to paint all Harley riders this way, but – ever since HD became “trendy” (rather than the bike of choice for hardcore bikers, a la Sons of Anarchy) there is an element out there that does just what you describe. Typical offender is a guy in his 50s or 60s, probably never had a bike before, who salves his mid-life crisis by buying a chromed-out dresser (and all the gear to go with it) and then farts around at sub-Clover speeds, creating logjams wherever he goes.

      The latest trend – for the even less Hardley-abled – is the three wheeler (often pulling a trailer). A point comes, I think, when one ought to just bag it and drive rather than ride.

      Sport bike riders are almost never Clovers.

  3. Wow! I think you may have hit mach1. Sure had enough noise on the mic. Brings a smile to my face. 🙂

    You are definitely braver than me riding non-ATGATT.

    May you always keep the shiny side up and keep riding.

    I’ll paraphrase a quote from a movie:

    Beware the clover, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him, for he is the harbinger of death.

    29th Scroll, 6th verse, The Lawgiver

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