My MSF instructor saved my butt....
I don't know if anyone from the midwest took their msf in madison, but if you did you probably had Norm, he gave me both my msf courses and I occasionally ride with him as well, hes an ex racer and all around top notch rider.
Anyway I just avoided a nasty accident by so little that I just turned around and came back home afterwards, I think I may go out again later seeing as how this is the first day in 3 days it hasnt been raining, but I gotta relax after this one.
I woke up this sunday morning and saw no rain, and went for my gear ASAP. Spent about a half hour before I saw anyone, I was tooling around on US 12, a nice 4 lane divided without being bothered by pretty much anyone else on the road, its out in the boonies so sundays are usually great.
Everyone rolls about 70 on this road, but I havent seen one cop yet and so I'm just coming off a nice right hander onto a straight and I see these two cages doing one of my pet peeves, where one is going like 65 in the right lane and the next guy decides to pass him because he wants to go 65.45 mph, so he s in the left blocking out everyone. Keep in mind these are the only two retard cagers on the road even grrr, so I start to slow down and im sitting in the right waiting for "speedy" to pass up so I can get going again.
A whole bunch of things ran through my mind right before this happened or I would have eaten it for sure. There was a third left lane opening up for a cross street and some farmers driveways for about a 1/4 mile, and it had crossed my mind to let the squid out and pass there, so I knew that was there, and I was paying close attention so I knew where the passing car was cuz I was going left as soon as he got out of the way.
Anyway right about when I was thinking about this a deer, lets call him "Chuck" (as in road chuck) was chilling in some bushes, thinking about his two sons, who had been shot last week. In too much anguish to live, Chuck hurtled himself in front of the car in the right lane, who spazzed out and went left and banged the left dude.
So these two idiots are instantly jammed up and stopping right in front of both lanes, and I SWEAR, I SWEAR, I heard my instructor Norm saying "there will be a lot of times where braking is not going to get you out of the situation where a hard swerve will"
So instead of grabbing on some brake and maybe slowing down before I plowed them, I went hard over to the left and used the turn lane, and I mean I musta missed that car by inches, I thought his left rear bumper was gonna smash my leg for sure, got it straightened out and got ahead, braked and watched the deer and the retards slide to a stop.
Holy F*CK I love Norm, thats all I can say about that. I musta smoked like 9 cigs waiting for the police, just sitting there staring at the noob cager that swerved right into the other dude. The funny thing was it was like a middle aged lady who swerved, and the old man stereo type was the guy passing just minding his own biz for once.
Anyway yeah that was pretty close, just thought I would relate.