CBR 929RR Semi-Truck "Final Destination Moment"
I ALMOST DIED 01/23/2013, I'm FROM NORTH TEXAS AREA.
I was headed north bound on hwy 75 towards Anna, I was passing through Melissa almost to Anna, I noticed a tie down on a semi-truck that was about 200feet in front of me become loose and start flopping around, well I slowed down got in my left hand lane waited for a dodge truck to pass the semi so I could haul ass around it, about the time the dodge gets to the cab of the semi, a BIG ASS IRON SAW HORSE (It was at least 5 feet wide by 4 feet tall and was made of that rusted looking steel/iron piping, HAD TO WEIGH AT LEAST a few hundred pounds), thing flies off the back off the trailer into traffic flipping down the center between both lanes of the road. I had about 2 seconds of reaction time (which seemed to be an eternity) to swerve and miss the big hunk of metal the size of a squat rack. I missed it by 2-3 feet.
Luckily, all the paying close attention to details when I ride, definitely paid off, and most likely saved my life. If I had no slowed down when I noticed the tie strap, that thing that flew off the trailer truck would have landed right on top of me going about 70mph.
I sped up to the cab honked my horn a million times and flagged him to the side of the road. He pulled over, and at this point my adrenaline and heart was pumping so much I just kept driving another 4 miles until I pulled into work. To my knowledge nobody behind me got hurt either b/c I didn't see anything on the news that day.
If I was in my Jeep driving to work, I most likely would have been driving closer to the semi, probably talking on a cell phone, or listening to music not paying as much attention as I do on a bike. It would have definitely totaled my jeep.
So, I just wanted to share my story and this weekend I am going and buying a GOPRO to attach to my bike because of all the highway driving and stupid drives I see daily.
This highway scared the SH*T out of me when I was learning to ride.. and lets just say it still does!
Sorry for the rambling! BE SAFE!!!!!
THANK YOU JESUS!!!