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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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first accident, hopefully my last.

A lady drove out in front of me today when she was pulling out of a gas station. I hit the brakes hard but still could not stop in time and brushed the front of her truck. The only damage to my bike was a broken blinker and a crack on the fairing around the blinker. I am ok, just my pride is hurt a little bit. I consider my self very lucky and thanked a special someone a few times.

I wanted to tell this story, so maybe it will help someone remember to pay extra attention to the cagers.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 06:37 PM
 
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Not your fault though, glad you're ok. Bikes are easier and cheaper to fix than bodies
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-19-2005, 08:06 PM
 
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Ugh...was she eating Burger King, talking on the phone and steering with her knees? I got just about run off the road on I-75 by one of those....pulled into my lane and never checked her blind spot.

Glad to hear you're ok! Could have been worse.




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Glad you're ok...all things considered it could have been worse.


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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 06:43 AM
 
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WOW, thats scary stuff. Glad to hear your OK.
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Good to hear all came out ok.. but don't feel so bad.. we all have our "oh sh*t" and "aww man" accidents! Welcome to the club!
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Glad to hear it was only a "brush". Certainly no need for your pride to be hurt. Rather, you should be commending yourself for being able to minimise the accident.



kawigirl_636 - I never ride in anyone's blind spot. I'm either behind them or in front of them. The only time I ride beside a cage is when I'm passing, even on a multi-lane road.




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Glad to hear it was only a "brush". Certainly no need for your pride to be hurt. Rather, you should be commending yourself for being able to minimise the accident.



kawigirl_636 - I never ride in anyone's blind spot. I'm either behind them or in front of them. The only time I ride beside a cage is when I'm passing, even on a multi-lane road.

I was passing....did you think I would just sit there in someone's blind spot? Hell, I've had them do it right NEXT to me....no blind spot there.




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I was passing....did you think I would just sit there in someone's blind spot?...
Cool. I was just going off your post. It doesn't say anything about you passing.




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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-20-2005, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for all the kind words. I didnt mean that I was down on myself for it happening, used the wrong choice of words. I think of it as a well learned experience. Again thanks for all the encouraging (SP?) replies.
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