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post #1 of 21 Old 06-26-2007, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Near miss...

I was having a perfect ride yesterday. On the way home at a four way stop from left a landscape truck with trailer rolls the stop sign and pulls into the left lane. I start from the intersection in the right lane and closed the gap to 20MPH and am half way finished passing him. Without looking or providing a warning signal the cager immediately swerves into me and changes lanes. I locked the brakes up, slid sideways and missed him by inches. I was so mad, but so glad not to be run over by his trailer. I filed my protest with horn and kept going.

My lessons:
If you see someone break a law give them plenty of room...
Do not pass on the right
Expect cagers not to look for you
Expect cagers to missjudge your gap closing ability
If in doubt of what the cager will do, SLOW DOWN and don't ride next to him!

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post #2 of 21 Old 06-26-2007, 09:22 AM
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Good story, thanks for sharing.
Can always learn from others.

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post #3 of 21 Old 06-26-2007, 09:23 AM
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I was having a perfect ride yesterday. On the way home at a four way stop from left a landscape truck with trailer rolls the stop sign and pulls into the left lane. I start from the intersection in the right lane and closed the gap to 20MPH and am half way finished passing him. Without looking or providing a warning signal the cager immediately swerves into me to turn right. I locked the brakes up slide sideways and missed him by inches. I was so mad, but so glad not to be run over by his trailer. I filed my protest with my horn, and log it as a safety lesson to share.

My lessons:
If you see someone break a law give them plenty of room...
Do not pass on the right
Expect cagers not to look for you
Expect cagers to missjudge your gap closing ability
If in doubt of what the cager will do, SLOW DOWN
+1! especially one the "do not pass on the right"

Glad you didn't get hit Dream.




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Glad to hear you're ok. Don't pass on the right in the future.

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Next time pull one of these out



I'm pretty sure he'll check his blind spot, and use his turn signal next time

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+1! especially one the "do not pass on the right"

Glad you didn't get hit Dream.
Thanks much for all your warm vibes!

The Cager was driving 15MPH and my patience wore thin motivating my right pass attempt. Now I realize he was looking for a driveway on the right and not thinking about anyone else.

Stay alert Brothers/Sisters, be patient, and ride defensively!

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If I had been riding a heavier bike it would have been impossible to slow down before the trailer was on top of me. Something to think about when bike shopping. I love my 9r!

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If I had been riding a heavier bike it would have been impossible to slow down before the trailer was on top of me. Something to think about when bike shopping. I love my 9r!
Another option (my personal favorite) is to carry a set of brass knuckles on your bike somewhere. These would be useful for smashing the window of the truck, dragging the driver out through the broken window onto the pavement and beating the living dog sh!t out of them.

Then leave them there to bleed and drive away..

(it happens from time to time over here in NY)

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Another option (my personal favorite) is to carry a set of brass knuckles on your bike somewhere. These would be useful for smashing the window of the truck, dragging the driver out through the broken window onto the pavement and beating the living dog sh!t out of them.

Then leave them there to bleed and drive away..

(it happens from time to time over here in NY)
I learned a long time ago, never to engage in retribution! But now I regret not filing a police report on the J/A to teach him a lesson before he hits one of my Brothers/Sisters. I was just so relieved, I wanted to get home and chill out.

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Another option (my personal favorite) is to carry a set of brass knuckles on your bike somewhere. These would be useful for smashing the window of the truck, dragging the driver out through the broken window onto the pavement and beating the living dog sh!t out of them.

Then leave them there to bleed and drive away..

(it happens from time to time over here in NY)
Brass Knuckles??? We have carbon fiber knuckles...we don't need no stinkin' brass

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Glad to hear it was only a close call. Hopefully hearing your horn and seeing you speed away will be enough to make him think next time.

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Glad to hear it was only a close call. Hopefully hearing your horn and seeing you speed away will be enough to make him think next time.
Thank you for the warm congrats! Close calls are great because you learn something innexpensively.

After I honked (stebel+stock) he stopped in my lane where I would have been if I hadn't left two tire patches! But I wasn't in the mood to get in a yelling match with six folks so I kept going. Now I need to proactively honk at every suspicious driver before they put me in the critical zone. Hopefully the J/A will use his mirrors from now on. He lacked training in critical reasoning, "if I turn quick enough, I can't hit anyone".

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If it can be seen. Read the drivers head, not his/her Cage position or speed.
Bummed to hear you put yourself into such a position.
Elated to hear nothing but an education was instilled.
Just don't let it happen again.

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I shot a hajis rear view mirror once because he wasn`t paying attention to it, its a memory I treasure everytime I get on the road now.

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I shot a hajis rear view mirror once because he wasn`t paying attention to it, its a memory I treasure everytime I get on the road now.
just to clarify this was in Iraq.

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tBone-Now Achnod really can't see anything in his mirror.

Yeah, a landscaping truck full of guys that don't speak english is not something to argue with. And yes that was a stereotype.

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tBone-Now Achnod really can't see anything in his mirror.

Yeah, a landscaping truck full of guys that don't speak english is not something to argue with. And yes that was a stereotype.
I would bet the driver didn't have a driver's license either (at least an American driver's license).

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Yeah, a landscaping truck full of guys that don't speak english is not something to argue with.
That was my thinking... Given his erratic move he suffered from no formal driver's ed training, and probably *no* insurance. The minimum legal insurance wouldn't be enough to put me back together in the OR!

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I shot a hajis rear view mirror once because he wasn`t paying attention to it, its a memory I treasure everytime I get on the road now.
Damn I wish we could do that here!




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I would bet the driver didn't have a driver's license either (at least an American driver's license).
That's a "safe" bet.
Hopefully soon you'll have to have a valid DL/INSURANCE in the driver's seat of a vehicle for it to start...the bonus would be no more hit and runs!

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Another option (my personal favorite) is to carry a set of brass knuckles on your bike somewhere.

I've got two pair taped together with old medical tape under the driver's seat of my Cadillac...

I've never had to pull them out, and I hope to never have to.

I like having them there though.


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