So there I was sitting in traffic minding my own business after leaving the gym tonight and what do I hear? A loud vibrating fart can hanging off the rear of a Ford Probe V6 who's two lanes over.
I didn't notice the guy until he lept into the intersection because a minivan beside me was blocking my view. I thought, jeez, this guy is racing me and I'm too stoooopid to notice. Aaaaargh!!!
He takes off like a rocket from the light, so naturally I chase after him, trying to set him up for a pass.
A few miles down the street, I blow past him in traffic, and I fully expected the traditional ricer fly-by.
But the guy waits, and waits, and waits some more until I get to a stop light first a few hundred yards up the road. So the other driver slows down - timing himself for a rolling launch.
The light goes green, he blows by without ever stopping, and once again, I'm chasing after the guy.
I do a steady launch into first and begin pulling the guy in. At second, I could see myself reeling the probe in going around a steep uphill corner. The guy must have been thinking what the !@#& is going on!
By third gear, I'm already beside the other guy and his fart can sound like it's about to shake apart. By fourth gear I'm just flat out leaving him, so he gives up.
Up at the next light about a mile down the road, the guy finally pulls up beside me and I just shake my head at him.
I'm sure he'll go home and tell all his buddies that he blew away some japanese station wagon tonight, but oh well. That's what car forums are for, right?