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Old 10-02-2012, 12:58 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by DAKEZ View Post

Always be ready to split lanes to escape.
I once had an unexpected epiphany on being "trapped" without an out.

When talking about sidecars with another rider, his main objection to them was just that, being trapped at a stop and not being able to escape by splitting if necessary. The obvious answer immediately came to me without conscience thought,
I have never ridden a motorcycle while being chained, taped, glued, stapled, screwed, welded, tied, cuffed, nailed, or otherwise permanently attached to it.
If I ever see an impending impact coming from the rear, and I don't have an out, my ass is off that seat and going wherever my 2 feet will take me.

There's always an "out".
"Take care, sir," cried Sancho. "Those over there are not giants but windmills".
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