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Offline DarrellB

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Nearly taken out
« on: May 17, 2011, 09:07:22 pm »
I had a car today( from directly beside me) force me into a raised medium. I did what skate boarders would classify as wall grind with the bottom of the bike and and center stand leg. Not sure how I didn't take a dive but I must of put my foot down because my calf and ankle are sore. I blew the horn and yelled but they kept coming over. I couldn't see inside because tented windows but they didn't bother to stop and see if I was okay and I did not get the plate number because I was to busy trying to save the bike and getting my mind back right . This was the first time on a road bike that I really was going down. Well I guess it happens but it would have been nice if they would have stopped to see if I was ok.  Oh well I ride that way everyday. Maybe I can see them again. Not that It will do any good but I hope I do.   
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Re: Nearly taken out
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 10:20:41 pm »
I kicked a car once in traffic in my Harley days. Some stupid high school girl on a cell phone...

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Re: Nearly taken out
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 12:18:54 am »
Glad you made it out OK, man!  Filing a report with the police/highway patrol probably won't accomplish anything.  Any chance you traded paint with this idiot?
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Re: Nearly taken out
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 05:07:56 am »
No Im sure about that. He or she was real close to getting my leg.
 
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Re: Nearly taken out
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 05:19:30 am »
Holy Hanna! Sounds like a close call. Good Save!
I know some people you can't fix, but I recommend the horn upgrade and relay wiring.
She was loud before, but now she can be almost as loud as the straight pipe crowd!
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Re: Nearly taken out
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 06:29:56 am »
Some very good advice, watch your position via their blind spot, and get a Fiam Horn.
A blast from that horn seems to get everyones attention, even with the radios up , and especially if they are distracted by cells, gps. or ignorance.
Glad you got out with no damage to bike or body.
Everyone ride safe out there.
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