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Old 02-05-2013, 08:16 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by BCKRider View Post
Duck and Larryboy,

I guess I must practice my communication skills as you BOTH HAVE THIS BACKWARDS. The guy who hit me DID accept responsibility. More importantly, so did his insurance company.

I AM THE ONE who believes most of the "fault" lay with the company that swept the road. When you have just ridden 50 miles of narrow, twisty mountain road that is "race track clean," you really don't expect the lone PASSING lane on the whole damn road to be covered with a thin layer of sand. At least I don't - and he didn't.

There is no question that the guy was passing at what should have been a very sane speed and that all his reactions when the bike started to slide out were the right ones. That is why I have trouble believing ours was the only MC crash on this little section of road that year.

Am I finally making myself clear?

It's been clear the whole time and we're all baffled.

I ALWAYS expect sand and rocks and people turning left in front of me, plan for people to rear end me, not see me on the freeway and nearly run me over, ice is possible and my great protector the government may not have had time to sign it or to make it race track clean.

It's my job to evaluate my riding enviroment and to keep me and my bike in my lane and off of other riders.

You are very misguided to give this guy a free pass and that's what I've been saying the whole time and you just don't seem to get it.
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