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Old 11-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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"I didn't see him"/ Be careful out there

I've been riding for 50 yrs and I try to always be aware of the surrounding traffic, but you never know for sure! Today after a couple hr ride on my R100RT I was about !/2 mile from home riding south on a two lane county road. I was approaching a sub-division entrance, a car was sitting at the entrance waiting to turn north on the road I was on, I looked at her trying to make eye contact, but she was looking south watching an approaching pick-up, the pick-up was going to turn into the road she was on. As soon as he put on his blinker to indicate he was going to turn she pulled out:Only problem was I was in front of her car! I swerved to the left to try and squeeze between her and the truck but she just touched my saddle bag as I went by. I pulled over and looked back and she was headed on down the road! The truck had gone after her and I turned around and followed. We caught her at a stop sign and I pulled in front of her and the truck got right behind her. The driver of the truck had called the cops and she was calling them also to say she was being held by two crazy men She was livid with the sheriff telling him she couldn't have hit me cause she never saw me Needless to say she got a bunch of tickets and I guess I'll get a new saddle bag. Be careful out there, My RT has driving lights plus the headlight and she "Didn't see Him"
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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I've been riding for 50 yrs and I try to always be aware of the surrounding traffic, but you never know for sure! Today after a couple hr ride on my R100RT I was about !/2 mile from home riding south on a two lane county road. I was approaching a sub-division entrance, a car was sitting at the entrance waiting to turn north on the road I was on, I looked at her trying to make eye contact, but she was looking south watching an approaching pick-up, the pick-up was going to turn into the road she was on. As soon as he put on his blinker to indicate he was going to turn she pulled out:Only problem was I was in front of her car! I swerved to the left to try and squeeze between her and the truck but she just touched my saddle bag as I went by. I pulled over and looked back and she was headed on down the road! The truck had gone after her and I turned around and followed. We caught her at a stop sign and I pulled in front of her and the truck got right behind her. The driver of the truck had called the cops and she was calling them also to say she was being held by two crazy men She was livid with the sheriff telling him she couldn't have hit me cause she never saw me Needless to say she got a bunch of tickets and I guess I'll get a new saddle bag. Be careful out there, My RT has driving lights plus the headlight and she "Didn't see Him"


Whew! Close one.
Glad you're ok Crazy Man.

And good on the trucker for helping out!
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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Yep a big thumbs up for the truck driver...otherwise you might of had to let it go as it be a pointing affair of what happened and the cop would have just issued you both tickets and let you duke it out in court.

Don't fully blame her after all insurance companies tell you never to admit anything...LOL
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #4
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Yep a big thumbs up for the truck driver...otherwise you might of had to let it go as it be a pointing affair of what happened and the cop would have just issued you both tickets and let you duke it out in court.

Don't fully blame her after all insurance companies tell you never to admit anything...LOL
What he said and glad there were not injuries.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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There were injuries--- I'am sure I'am gonna be sore for weeks from the pucker factor
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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There were injuries--- I'am sure I'am gonna be sore for weeks from the pucker factor
yeah.....but that shoulder wasn't involved, so that's a winner in my book.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:07 PM   #7
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yeah.....but that shoulder wasn't involved, so that's a winner in my book.
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...and kudos to the cop for punishing her and not letting her skate
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #8
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Glad you are ok.

I got rear ended at a stop light. I was about 3 cars deep just sitting there. Lady was reading some papers when I looked up to see her shock of the impact. Pulled over, said well let's hope for the best with a smile. There was very little damage with a couple of small circles on my bumper from her lic plate screws. I said I'm good. She replied, "sir, you backed into me"
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:19 AM   #9
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Glad yer OK!!!

I sure enjoyed sharing that Peak-to-Peak ride with you last summer, and am looking forward to many more to come.

I've had my share of close-calls as well over the years. I once dropped my GT-550 Suzi at an intersection, to avoid being hit head-on by a woman turning in front of me. Thankfully, one gentleman who was stopped at the light chased her down and pulled her over for me...... he was a prison guard on his way to work, uniform and badge....... excellent witness for the city cop that was called. I wasn't hurt at all, and the racebike (in legal street trim) just had mostly cosmetic damage. Her insurance adjuster paid the full claim without any argument....... knowing damn-well it could have cost him a small fortune had I wanted to play victim. I already had the needed spare parts in my shop, and went racing the next day as planned.

Just more proof that Guardian Angels exist. Considering my rough-n-tumble life history, the ones assigned to me by the Good Lord are among the most alert and talented of their class! I'm glad that you have a few of your own, Friend!
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:46 AM   #10
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Glad you are ok.

I got rear ended at a stop light. I was about 3 cars deep just sitting there. Lady was reading some papers when I looked up to see her shock of the impact. Pulled over, said well let's hope for the best with a smile. There was very little damage with a couple of small circles on my bumper from her lic plate screws. I said I'm good. She replied, "sir, you backed into me"
What's the rest of the story?
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:17 AM   #11
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Familiar scenario, for sure! While I've been lucky enough not to get kissed, I've had a few close calls with cars turning right from a residential neighborhood onto a main artery... not even looking to their left and sometimes not even stopping. I get on the horn as I get over and around them on their left (as they are usually already out my lane at this point) and they scream and yell at me like I'm a hooligan nutcase.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:35 AM   #12
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I've certainly had my fair share of incidents in my 4-yr riding career. Sure glad you're ok! Scary stuff.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #13
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Norton, what is evident here is the fact that you were paying attention. Otherwise it sounds like you would have been smacked dead center in the bullseye. That's a reminder for all of us not to assume anything. Good job.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:39 PM   #14
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What's the rest of the story?
I laughed and ask how it was possible facing down hill in an automatic with my foot on the brake. She said "me too" I said "that's exacly how it happened good thing there is no damage. Have a nice day"
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #15
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Of course she never saw you, she never looked. What ever happened to "look both directions". Stupid people out there.
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