so i saw a minor crash / bike drop yesterday afternoon.
i was at work and needed to take a trip to the post office. jumped on the bike and drove about a mile down the road. droped my mail and started to headed back to work. the road i was on had two lanes going in both directions and was more or less straight. speed limit was 30mph, and the whole strip has speed traps on it all the time.
suddenly, this guy on a ducati monster(?) goes FLYING by me in the right lane. i was doing about 40-45mph. shortly after an SUV with a WC/Choppers sticker goes flying by me also. it looked like he was following the bike. up ahead, i see a school bus with it's blinker on wanting to turn left and cutting across out 2 lans of traffic. i start to slow down. the guy on the bike, and the SUV were now ahead of me in the left lane. i notice the SUV has come to a stop about 30 feet in front of the bus. i start to think that the buy on the bike stopped to let the bus go left, and then i think otherwise. going as fast as he was suburban street, i doubt he would have been considerate enough to stop for the bus. clearly something else was going on. then i see what really happened. the SUV pulls into the right lane to go AROUND a downed motorcycle. the bike driver is yelling and swearing at the bus driver. the bus is *barley* into our lane of traffic. the bus then takes the turn, the guy picks his bike up, and on we all go.
granted, i didn't see everything that happened, i didn't see how the guy went down, or what cuased him to go down, but my guess would be that the bus began to turn left and failed to gugae how fast the bike was going. at this point the guy on the bike slammed the brakes on and lost control of the bike. from the way it looked, he prolly could have swerved around the edge of the bus (no one was in the right lane at all prior to all this happening). my guess also, is that if he hadn't been going at least 55-60mph in a 30mph zone, he would have had pleanty of time to see what was going on react accrodingly. fortunatlly, no one was hurt.
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