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Old 09-19-2013, 05:46 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by daveinva View Post
Your horn worked, right?

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Here's to a swift recovery....
Surgery done tonight and he's good to go!

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Old 09-20-2013, 06:23 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by biggziff View Post
Left church and down to a little country "T" intersection. Guy in front of me stops at the stop sign, my buddy and his son are starting the left turn from the "T" part of the intersection
Not sure if I get this right ... you mean you and the cager were coming "up" from the vertical part of the T and the motorcyclist was coming from the right hand, horizontal part and tried to turn left, or "down", into the vertical part?

In that case I am pretty sure I almost was that same motorcyclist a few years ago ... the cager actually hit me, but it was just the lightest of touches, left a barely noticeable smear of paint (his ) on my rear fender (Suzuki GS 500 at the time)
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:35 AM   #18
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Glad your freind and his son are ok, it could have been alot worse.

I try and be a very defensive rider. One thing I look for when I see a car might do the wrong thing and move into me is, I always looks at his wheels to see if they are going to move. Once I see them start inching I get in defensive mode and the best option to evert collision.

And as Kommando stated, keep your swerving skills up to date as well as your braking skills.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:33 AM   #19
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I've had close calls like this as a driver. What I find is the wide "A" pillars of the car will even hide a car if at just the right angle. Really need to look and wait just a beat to make sure it is clear. The driver probably looked to the right but never saw the bike sitting there.

You would be amazed at what can hide behind those pillars. When I do drive a car I always do the double check and as I start to move I look again.
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