Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 20:35:58 GMT From: "Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com> Subject: Re: Another BMW driver who fits the stereotype!
"- Bob -" <uctraingnospamanet.com> wrote in message news:c6j6m29pan8a9096k3hpb54b5bkidrpr19nospamcom... > On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 12:12:17 -0500, Fred W > <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com> wrote: > >>- Bob - wrote: >>> Apologies in advance to Fred W, who is a non-stereotypical BMW >>> driver... now onto my rant: >>> >> >>Apology accepted. ;-) >> >>Besides, I'm becoming less of a BMW driver as time goes on. At one >>point I had 3 BMW cars and one BMW motorcycle. Now I'm down to just one >>in the house, a '95 325i 5 speed. Certainly not state of the art >>Bavarian. But I still drive the same as before anyway. Which is to say >>not like your stereo-typical example >> >>OTOH, I am enjoying my '03 SAAB Vector (aka Aero) immensely and my >>daughter bought an '03 9-3 Arc. Why the slight shift in marque? I'm >>getting my kicks on 2 wheels more often these days... > > You know, it's funny, BMW motorcycle drivers are (again > stereotypically) the exact opposite of BMW auto drivers. Conservative, > careful, and best of all: the quietest bikes on the market. What sound > it does make is music to the ears of any engine fan. If I was buying a > bike and I could afford it, it would be BMW all the way. > > But, I'm still pissed at the guy who almost put me in the hospital > with his overly aggressive stereotypical driving! Bob, I'm with you all the way. Certainly in the UK BMW drivers on the whole, and there are exceptions, are complete maniacs who obviously think they own the road. However, BMW bikers are some of the nicest guys you could come across. That said, though I'm a C900 Aero pilot not a biker, I think generally bikers are far better, more considerate road users than car drivers. Worst on the road? Horse riders who insist on plodding along two abreast and holding up a line of other traffic behind them just because they can. My two-penneth Al