My Dakar and I rear-ended on the highway in upstate NY

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Mohawk Unit, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Mohawk Unit

    Mohawk Unit Been here awhile

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  2. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Isn't this that guy?

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    ^This same thing happened when my wife and I got hit by a car on our 650. There we are, calmly trying to get our gear off to make sure we're not broken, and at the same time trying to talk down a crying 20-something year old girl.
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  3. JRose

    JRose Been here awhile

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    Glad your OK. That's quite a story, but unfortunately one we hear all too often...

    I was driving to work this morning with people on my ass, and darting all over the place thinking just how irresponsible drivers have become in recent history. Also how much in a damn hurry everyone is...

    If you have to rush to get somewhere, you have a time management problem. If you have a time management problem that causes you to act in a selfish "all about me" dangerous manner, than you're a complete disgrace of a human being IMO.

    I have a :30 commute to work which starts at 0700. I wake up at 0500. I don't have to get up that early. It takes me about :15 to be out of bed and put the door (I shower and all that at work). I choose to wake up early so as not to be rushed. Leave my house by 0615 so as not to feel rushed on my commute, and if I need to get gas or whatnot, I'm still good.

    This makes me a safer driver, I just wish others cared as much about being safe and not so much in a damn hurry.
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  4. Mohawk Unit

    Mohawk Unit Been here awhile

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    Yep @JRose, you're doing it right. The new rule for me is avoid commuter times on the highways at all costs, and just keep as much distance from cars when I do have to take it at quieter times. I can still feel the force of that truck behind me like it just happened.

    Wired up my denali LED's on the 800 today, other than the one light that slid showing some battle scars, they work perfectly. Between that and some goretex patches on the Klim suit and gloves, I'm a big believer in saving for the extra quality.
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  5. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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    I agree up here in Canada when you wreck your Gear and helmet are replaced. With the same or equal too.
    I'd go after that.
    But most important glad your good.
    Enjoy the 800 I'm glad I got mine, almost done Farkling......almost
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