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23rd June 2005, 20:25
This past evening several of us local riders went out for a spin. At about 8:00 o'clock with the sun starting to set we were nearing the end of our ride. We were on a country two lane road riding in staggard formation ( Very Lucky ) when an apporching car for no reason at all passed the car in front of it like a bat out of **** like we were invisible. The car missed the first three riders by inches, everyone made the exit stage right move and sucked some air. We all were OK but we just can't figure what in the world was that guy thinking.
Our lead guy was riding a Gold Wind, I was riding back in the pack but I saw him make his move right and he tucked his left leg, he just knew he was hit.
We stoped for food and counted our blessings.
23rd June 2005, 20:32
That is some scary stuff when it happens to you.... anyone who has been riding for a while will have their own story and I have a dozen of my own. I have yet to understand why people do half the things they do, much less behind the wheel.
23rd June 2005, 20:36
I wish the GOV do some psycho studies on the effects of driving a car.
Its obvious to me that people are almost unable to comprehend reality beyond the car.
Something is very wrong with cagers. I just have become more attuned to it now.
I think if cars were all open top then the world would be a different place.
23rd June 2005, 21:12
Inattention, apathy, stupidity...take your pick! They all spell trouble for folks who have to share the roads with these dinklewads!
23rd June 2005, 21:32
Yup, some kid tried to kill me as he was comgin onto the Autobahn at lunch time. He did not even know I was right beside him until I laid on the horn.
WE gotta watch out for ourselves. A car always wins against a motorcycle no matter how much you have the right of way.
23rd June 2005, 22:50
I think it also has to do with to many distractions in a car. Talking to people in the car, talking on the cell phone, adjusting the radio, and sipping your latte all at the same time, while day dreaming in the comy climat contrilled compartment. On a bike you are in the wind. You and the road. I dont know if it is something that happens naturally or just experience, but I am always alert on my bike. It carries over when I drive the truck as well, but I have to admit, I am not as attentive as on a bike. More so than most of the yahoos out there, but like I said, there are a lot more distractions in a cager. Keep your eyes open out there ya all. Scholl is out for summer, there will be a lot of new cagers out there now.
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