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post #1 of 8 Old 05-19-2010, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Slab Accidents

I was traveling the opposite direction on dead straight wide open slab and a small group of cruisers on the shoulder appeared puzzled and anxious. Then a couple miles later the rest of their group were stressed in the median's emergency lane, with ambulances and miles of backup. Unfortunately they were lightly geared... Then a couple days later in the same section a sport MC unsuccessfully split lanes and wasn't moving much afterwards...

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About 10 miles of my 21 mile commute is slab. The lane seams seem to get wider and more "height offset" every year. Even now they kinda make the bike dance when I go over them. It keeps me on my toes and alert. Death or serious injury seldom walks up and says "hey I'm here". It usually sneaks up on you and bitch slaps you before you can do anything about it.

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PSA: Watch out for the psychos!

1) On TV showed double rows of HDs were escorting a couple war heros home, next story showed several getting tossed on the freeway, probably from riding big iron with lousy brakes.

2) On the freeway I passed a cage who then immediately changed lanes... without checking for a car he off the road into head on traffic. If that crashed cage used a stebel horn they may have avoided the accident.

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Idiot lane changes are always a concern of mine. Constantly on the alert for those.

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gas it, and put it all behind you
That is an advantage of a bike over a cage. Impulse power reduces your blind spot time when a lane changer will clean you out.

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Idiot lane changes are always a concern of mine. Constantly on the alert for those.
Yes. I watched in horror as she fish tailed at >60MPH into oncoming traffic. She was very "lucky" traffic was light and got tboned at a much lower speed. It could have been me.

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-03-2011, 04:53 PM
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I wonder what the stats are slab vs. two lane.

I tend to get a little complacent the less goings on there are. I'm typically "peaked up" if I'm in traffic.

Likewise, when I'm backing my car hauler at idle speed, I'm all over the place. But when I add a little throttle, it seems as if my brain "kicks in"

Anybody else like this?

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Idiot lane changes are always a concern of mine. Constantly on the alert for those.
Yeah, that's why I didn't undertake this SUV - had a feeling about it.

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See that sort of stupidity all the time - just happened to catch this one on video and was working on editing the raw video as I saw this thread. Nothing unusual or special, just got a good view of this. No signal, no clue, no problem (for them).

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