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Old 09-14-2012, 10:51 AM   #31
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I ran out of gas on a two lane highway (Ohio SR36) about a mile from a gas station at about 2:00am. Guy stops and takes me to the station vouching for me to get a gas can and some gas. That was about 30 years back.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:58 PM   #32
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Heres a different one for ya. Local rider (Screen name of Ozymandias) traveling across one of the bridges coming into San Francisco lost control and hit the barrier head on. Fell 60+ feet to the hood of an Illegally Parked SUV. Landed on his back on the hood of the SUV. Lived to tell the Tale. How often do you hear of a rider's life being SAVED By an SUV. if it hadnt been there and he had hit the pavement he would have died. as it is he walks, talks, and Rides still.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:16 PM   #33
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Heres a different one for ya. Local rider (Screen name of Ozymandias) traveling across one of the bridges coming into San Francisco lost control and hit the barrier head on. Fell 60+ feet to the hood of an Illegally Parked SUV. Landed on his back on the hood of the SUV. Lived to tell the Tale. How often do you hear of a rider's life being SAVED By an SUV. if it hadnt been there and he had hit the pavement he would have died. as it is he walks, talks, and Rides still.
I don't know what the fuck you're talking about. Ozymandias killed himself.

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Old 09-16-2012, 11:37 PM   #34
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Interesting. Are you sure they're being courteous, and not just giving you a wide berth because they're uneasy about your approach?

I have a commercial drivers license and I've done that hundreds of times. If I can see far enough, I get into the oncoming lane for my left turn...not really to be nice, just to make sure somebody doesn't try a pass that will not end well. It keeps everybody moving and safe.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:52 PM   #35
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Good stories so far guys, keep it coming. I remember in 1996 I was doing a 14 day trip back in South Africa on a old XL500. On the last day, about 5 hours away from home, the bike developed a major oil leak. Being an old bike it had no warning lights and the first I noticed something was wrong was when the bike suddenly and rapidly started to lose power. I managed to pull over and the engine just cut-out. My worst fears was confirmed when I tried to kickstart it and nearly broke my ankle! The engine was seized solid. Damn! This was just before mobile (cell) phones was around and on a quiet road, about two hours from the next town! Not even a farm house in sight, literally the middle of nowhere. My only option was to start pushing the bike and hope to see a farm house soon from where I could phone for help. I've been pushing for about 2km when a truck came from behind and pulled over to help. It was a old guy and when he heard what happened, he offered to take me and the bike and drop me of in my town! What a nice bloke! Between the two of us we lifted the bike into the back of the truck which was a helluva task as it was quite high, but we managed it and set of. He dropped me of a few hours later and dad came to pick me up. The old fellow wouldn't accept any payment more than a warmhearted thank you and a handshake. What a guy!
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #36
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There is a fun recently paved 25 mph speed limit corner on my way to work. I rounded it at about 60 indicated. Block down was a cop. Pulled right out behind me about 5 foot from my rear, doing the intimidate the victim act.

Some MILF in a SUV pulled out without looking, I had to take the ditch since stopping quickly with the police on my A$$ was not an option. He lit her up instead. Thanks lady!!!!

Part of me wanted to talk to the officer and indicate how dangerous his pull over routine was for me. I let it be.

Only bad thing is he still waits at that corner from time to time. I can't enjoy it anymore.

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Old 09-18-2012, 04:34 AM   #37
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I filter about 15-30 miles a day (SE England) to and from work. Most drivers are neutral about the bikes slipping between the lanes of travel some are butt heads and deliberately close the gaps a few give you more room.

The other day I was moving up a row of stopped traffic in a particularly stop prone area at about 10-15 mph. A very nice gentleman in a late model MB auto retracted his wing (side) mirror as I approached and popped it back out as he started rolling behind me. That made my ride home.

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Old 09-18-2012, 05:42 AM   #38
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In rural area of Texas a lot of cages will move over on the shoulder to let you by, even though I can usually pass them without help, but I am sure to give them a big wave.
Werd! They freakin' dive out of the way. Borderline dangerous sometimes.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:50 AM   #39
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Couple years ago I had to leave Virginia very early (4:30 am) to be home in northern N.H. that evening.

Very foggy on I-81 that morning and the VSP were having one of their speeder crackdowns (aka $$$ in the treasury)

While it was still dark and I was about to pass them, I had 2 different 18 wheelers signal a lane change then straddle the two lanes to block me. When the first one did it, I was thinking wtf? Then we came over a rise and passed the trooper sitting partially hidden.

Then it occurred to me that the driver had heard about the radar location on his CB and kept me from getting a performance award. Thanks, drivers.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:47 AM   #40
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Not too long ago I had a driver warn me about a flooded road I was about to encounter. I went down it anyway :) Like many others I do my best to warn about speed traps.

You are all lucky to have people get out of your way. When I did the BRP people would pull over for me and my buddy. It was amazing to me. Here in MI they will cruise at 45 then as you go to pass they decide to ramp it up to 60.....I'll never understand.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #41
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You are all lucky to have people get out of your way. When I did the BRP people would pull over for me and my buddy. It was amazing to me. Here in MI they will cruise at 45 then as you go to pass they decide to ramp it up to 60.....I'll never understand.
I see that all the time, too. On the Ducati, it's not a problem. 45 to 90 takes about 3 seconds..........
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:06 AM   #42
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I just remembered the most awesomest thing a trucker has ever done for me.

I was riding across Kansas on the slab (making time to get to CO) and had been in a constant 50 mph side wind all day. The road was about as straight as they could make it and the wind was headed north with a vengeance. for 5 or 6 hours I was riding with my knee out into the wind and my neck was seriously stating to get tired of having some guy lean on my helmet from one side.

I came up on a semi in the right lane and I was about to pull left and pass him when he signaled and pulled out to the left lane. There was *no* other traffic for at least 3/4 of a mile in either direction so I was kinda confused. The driver then just sat in the left lane. Went no faster or slower but just sat there. After a bout a half a mile I decided to pass on the right as he looked like he was not going anywhere. As soon as I pulled up next to him the side wind *stopped*. Totally. I almost fell over as the constant push from the side just disappeared.

I was in love with that man right then and there.

we rode that way for about 10 or 15 minutes as there was really no one else about. As I rolled on the throttle to finish the pass i gave him a huge wave and a bit of a beep from the useless factory Suzuki horn. He gave me a flash and a friendly little brap of the air horns on the rig and pulled into the right lane once I was past him.

Must have been a rider to have thought of doing the wind brake trick but I am sure that hauling that huge sail of a machine around that day must have been quite a chore.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:49 AM   #43
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Hungary, where I live, has few motorcycles. People ALWAYS yank way over to the right when I storm up behind them on the super tenere so I can seriously drive within my lane at speed (40-50-60 mph or so) on a busy two lane road (one each way) and have ton of room to spare (lane splitting is also legal here in any case)... I don't know if this is because they love the few of us who are free-spirited enough to ride, or if because they are terrified of the few of us who are demented enough to ride!
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:46 AM   #44
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I don't know what the fuck you're talking about. Ozymandias killed himself.

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After seeing this, I did some research. It looks like the "ozymandias" from BARF was the one to fall 40+ ft onto an Envoy in 2010.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=560735
http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...d.php?t=371153

The Ozymandias from ADVrider had his crippling accident in 2006 and committed suicide in 2008.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136505

Perhaps Clayton was looking out for this guy ... sure was a crazy story. The unusual part to both stories is that the updates take place in real time, not days after, like most ride reports. Granted, the barf thread isn't much of a ride report, more of a news event, but I felt like I was experiencing each event as if it happened today.

Ok, now back to your regularly scheduled program.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #45
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I was heading to northern MI on the slab and had a driver in a beater car pull into my lane and push me onto the shoulder. A very large lifted 4x4 pickup with a camo paint job pulled up behind the offending car and sat about a foot off his back bumper no matter what lane it went into until it decided to take the next exit. The attractive truck driver then gave me a thumbs up and smile as I passed her.
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