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post #1 of 19 Old 07-15-2003, 8:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

I was speeding. *About 35-40 in a 25. *That said:

Dude shot right out in front of me. *Pulled out of a parking lot on my right, turned left accross my lane right in front of me. *To make it worse he turned deep into my lane trying to avoid the car coming the opposite direction as me. *B/c of this car he had to stop IN MY LANE. *I basically grabbed so much front brake that I did a stoppie about 2 feet off his drivers door. *While my ass end was in the air I looked right at him! *When my back wheel hit the ground he floored it and took off. *The bike fell to the right, but I was able to catch it. *I wanted to chase him down on so many levels, but I know it would have been ugly so I played the 'bigger man' role and bushed it off. *Still upsetting though.




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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

Its happend to me too...man...I am so pi$$ed after things like that happen...

Glad you pulled out of it! Its a scary thing!

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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

*Glad you saved it and all bits are intact!

I hate it when cagers do that

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Probably a good thing you didn't go after him. I was much happier to spend my evening w/ lfg, the Hondagal's and the rest of us eating my prime rib, rather then bail you outta jail

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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

Didn't you notice me trying to sit on one side and then the other at one point? I'm going to deal w/ my seat for now and next year maybe a sargent.

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Heavy-Dee : Didn't you notice me trying to sit on one side and then the other at one point? *I'm going to deal w/ my seat for now and next year maybe a sargent.
Yea, I was cracking up. Looked very interesting to say the least.
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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

Should've used preparation H

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firedawgon929 : Should've used preparation H *
That's kinda what it looked like. I kept thinking 'man I wish I had a sargent seat'......and 'am I a wimp cause my bum hutts?'

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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

Great emergency stop. I'd have to agree with you. It is probably better (for the driver) that you didn't chase him down.

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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

You showed great restraint in now chasing him down (and believe me, I know how difficult it is to quash that urge). *That said, we all know that a lot of people are 'packing' these days - it coulda turned very ugly.




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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

So was it a great emergency stop? *I have been doing a little 'post mortem' in my head and wonder if I would have had more stopping power w/ both wheels on the ground?

I think so. *If that is the case, my stop really wasn't that good.

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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

Glad you lived to tell us the story, Heavy.

Yes, you'd have had more stopping power with both wheels on the ground, and better control of the motorcycle. Nothing to beat yourself up over, though, as you hauled it down without incident and that's what counted this time.

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Pete : this time.
That's right. 'This time'. I'm not beating myself up, just being critical so I can learn from the incident. I didn't intend for the back end to come up and the way I see it, whenever the bike does something you didn't intend it to do, that's bad.

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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

nah, it's all good HD. As long as you make it out in 1 piece and cause no one else grief, I'd take that anytime.

In emergency stops like that, sometimes it's a little hard to keep both wheels 100% planted. I've done rolling stoppies b4, just to brag....

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Re: Almost got creamed yesterday

Good thing there is nothing more to it then above. Still we all need to realize that most cage people cannot judge or pace & since you were clocking 35-40 on a 25 then you should NOT be surprised that the cage driver made that error in your speed & yes sometimes a cage will be accidently stuck in an oncomming lane due to traffic ------------ it is part of life. Thimg is no one was hurt nor was there any damage. Just a m/cist travelling a bit to fast & a cage driver simply misjudging the riders speed.

Remember all the others on the road are crazy & out to kill you.
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