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post #41 of 219 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 11:33 AM
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Goliath, just the perfect shade! Thank you! :P
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I mentioned on another thread a little while ago I had a blow out on an Interstate. I was doing about 70 I guess and the front tire just blew. Pow, gone. I kept it up but I was shaking pretty bad when I got it to a stop.

When I was a kid I had a friend named George who rode a Kawasaki 500. Through no fault of his own George hit a woman in a Cadillac head on going about 40. He was in the hospital for about a month. For as long as I knew him after that, he walked with a cane. Before George even got out of the hospital, he had another bike. When he got out of the hospital he had a little rig setup on the side of his bike that he could strap the cane to his bike when he was riding. Some folks, no matter what, unless you kill them, you aren't gonna get them off their bikes.
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I was heading to my buddies house on my 81 GS550, took a wrong turn and ended up at the george washington bridge.

I get a call from my buddy saying that if I couldn't meet him in downtown bayonne in 20 min, I was gonna miss the party. Its normally a 45 min drive.

I made it in 15. I had an open face helmet, no fenders on the bike, over a narrow slanted bridge several hundred feet above the ground through traffic moving half as fast ask I was.

I broke every traffic law known to the state of NJ that night. I had more near misses than I could count, hopped curbs, blowing red lights, in the dark, through traffic, split lanes, was doing 100 mph in the shoulder, weaving in and out of traffic, in a mad frantic dash risking life and limb for nothing but a good time, on a bike which got one foot in the grave to begin with.

I tell you I was scared out of my **** wits, but I never felt so alive in a good minute.

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Just breezing down a state highway around 55 mph near dusk. Came to this underpass that dips down and under a train tressel. Did not know that earlier that day a tank truck wrecked on the highway and they put down a ton of sand. Fishtailed back and forth for about twenty yards before I got her straightened out. Was scared as HELL.
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Well, at least there was sand to bury the brown trail I would have left if it had been me lol
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My scariest moment brought an end to my first season. I was on my 86 Maxim, riding home from my dad's where i just put on saddlebags, riding on a winding hilly back road to get to the highway. I was about to take a fairly sharp curve when a car came around with high beams on and blinded me. I miss judged the turn and high-ended into the ditch. after rolling to a stop i got up, couldn't find my bike at all. my arm was broken and needed surgery... suprisingly the helmet i had on came out with one minor scratch. i have now 1 plate, 2 rods and 18 screws in my wrist. haven't taken a motorcycle on that road since, day or night
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Did the jerk with the brights even stop or did they keep on going like nothing happened?
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They didn't notice, they were well past the curve when i went off. 3 cars did drive past me as i bent over clutching my arm though.
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I hope that your able to get back on soon. If you started riding, the desire was there, and such desire does not leave easily imo. get back on and enjoy riding.
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My scariest was early last summer. I was coming home from work and pulled into the left turn lane with a lot of traffic but nobody else turning left onto the small 2-lane road. The left arrow was yellow, so I was going to stop and wait for the light because people jump the light there all the time. Luckily I was checking my mirrors becase a white panel van decided to swerve into the left turn lane and try to beat the light. There was a ton of traffic, so I had no choice but to twist the throttle and go for the left turn to try to stay out of the van's way. It took every ounce of concentration I had not to look at the curb that was getting bigger and bigger in my peripheral vision. I am a pretty conservative rider and that was the farthest I have had the bike leaned over. I was sure I was going to hit the curb, lay it down or get hit by the van but I got through with no problem. Once I straightened out I was shaking for the next few miles. The van pased me on a double yellow line in traffic a little while later.
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I hope that your able to get back on soon. If you started riding, the desire was there, and such desire does not leave easily imo. get back on and enjoy riding.
Thanks, I actually was back on the next summer, just a couple months later than i would have started if i hadn't been injured.
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Thats good to know that your riding again. What you riding now?
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02 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder, just bought it earlier this month so i'm pretty excited to get on the road again. went out saturday with about a foot of snow still on the ground wearing a jockey helmet and fingerless gloves.. it was cold
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Well, we had a pretty mild winter here in Maine, so their ain't a whole lot of snow, but it still is chilly, and there is a ton of sand still on the roads. Combine that with a front tire that is due for replacement, and it gets interesting. -_-;
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I was riding the blue ridge parkway and a dog came out from no where and I t-boned him at 35 mph. I went into motocross mode and saved myself from wiping out. My group stopped and consoled the female owner. The boy friend was to blame. Very scary very quick.

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Riding to work one morning, I was heading up I-5 towards Bellingham. I was in the right hand lane cruising, and coming up on a semi. I was not speeding or riding reckless. I do not like being behind semis so I decided to pass. Now this was a 4 lane road split on the side of a mountain. So 2 lanes heading north (my direction) and a little down the side of the mountain 2 lanes heading south. So, I signaled to go left, looked over my shoulder to check the lane and pulled over to the left lane. I rolled on some throttle to get past the semi when all of a sudden HE decides to pass the car in front of him. He pulls to the left, almost sucking me under the trailer. My only options were to 1. Turn right, in to the side of the truck or 2. Turn left and take my chances in the dirt on the side of the road. Not to mention the 150 ft drop t the southbound lanes. Guess which I chose? Left, that is correct. I went into the dirt, hit some wake up bumps (which worked quite well) crapped myself and slowed back behind the semi. I got off the Hiway and once I got my breathing and heartbeat back under control. Finished my ride to work. Needless to say I wasn’t much good at work that day.

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Trip of last year Bangkok to Hong Kong

The whole trip was scary and full of action. Here is the part I
Driving from Bangkok to Hong Kong

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Seems like every other time i ride if I were a bit slower I'd be dead, but two stick out in my mind.

The first time I ever road on the highway was in Albuquerque NM. I was on a little Yamaha xj550 and had been avoiding the highway like the plague. I found myself out on the opposite end of the city when I realized it was getting dark and WINDY as hell. Tried multiple times to find my way home only to end in the same place each time. So finally i said, screw it, to the highway. Checked my helmet strap, zipped up my leather and made peace with my god. The wind on the highway was so bad it was pulling me back off my bike. The slightest movement of my head sent it whipping to the side. I leaned down against the bars trying to stay straight. Suddenly an old rusted out landscaping truck pulls up in front of me with random implements of tetanus causing horror hanging out the back. I tried to create some space between us when I saw something fall out of the back. A long 2x4 with nails sticking out of it stretches across the whole lane and I'm too close to dodge. Somehow I just bounced over it. Thankful for that one.

The other time I had borrowed a brand new Harley from a family member while I was visiting home. I was riding down some back roads behind this space cadet who couldn't seem to find a constant speed. I gave her a good following distance, but apparently it wasn't enough. She decided she wanted to turn and without warning slams on her breaks. I in turn grab my breaks and the wheels lock up. Going down on my right side I pump the brakes and pull back up. Lock up again and start going down on the left side. I don't actually know how I stopped, All I know is i went back and forth dragging my knees on either side somehow pulling up at the last second each time thinking, this is it, I'm going down for the last count, and I better die because if I wreck this bike I'm dead one way or the other. I pulled over by a river a few minutes later and stood looking over the water and smoking a cigarette thinking, I'd give up riding if I didn't love it so much.
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hey just got done getting my 74 ts250 Suzuki running today. already had a moment. and yes this is very true cause i had my gf and my friend here when it happened. i forgot how much gas was in it and it went bone dry while i just stoppped in my friends driveway and it was idleing. for some reason the rpms shot up like u gave it full throttle. turn the key off. still was running and hit little over 7 rpms before not going any higher. reached my hand under the gas tank and ripped off the spark plug wire. STILL RUNNING no change. pulled the gas line off the carb. it was runnin like that for about 20 seconds before i jumped back on it and put it in gear held both brakes and slowly let the clutch out to kill it. let it cool down threw some more gas in it. runs like a champ now. can anyone explain how this could happen. me and my friend were bugged out it didnt shut off when i pulled the spark wire off. i thought it was gunna blow. thank god nothing happened to it.
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dieselling m8. you may have heavy carbon deposits in the combustion chamber, ignition could be a little retarded.
proves you have good compression anyway!
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Mine was that big ole Pahokee deputy that pulled me over in the middle of nowhere , with the dirty dented cruiser and 2 pistols showing, really that was scarier than any wreck or close call I think.
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I've had a number of close calls, mostly with animals, but one really shook me up. Riding home late after work (about 1: 00 am) on hwy 245 in the Ca. Sierra mnts. this is a real twisty road. Elevation about 5,000' I round a bend and 20' in front of me is a mother bear and very large cub. I pull to a stop with the cub between me and the mother, she looks at me, looks away, moves about 3' and stops, looks at me again, moves a little farther and stops again and looks at me. All I can do is sit there praying she doesn't decide I'm some kind of threat and charge. I think she was blinded by my headlight and really couldn't see me or things may have turned out differently. She does this starting and stopping thing about 3 more times and then takes her cub off the road and into the forest. I have to travel by that same area every night and still worry about that bear from 10 months ago.
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i would be worried about that bear too! I had a big ol rotty try and chase me once cuz I was riding through her neighborhood and she decided she did not like that she got close a couple of times by cutting through yards but when I finally got on a straight stretch I broke far enough away that she gave up. that freaked me a little staring down a bear I'd prolly have crapped myself and the bear would have run away from the smell
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**** very interesting read, i'm new to riding on the street and I definitely have learned some things to look out for!
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Very interesting stories, definitely learned a thing or two.

Here's mine: My very first time sitting on a motorcycle was when I was doing the motorcycle safety course for the MC license. It so happened that Hurricane Ike was in town that weekend as well, now we are quite a ways away from the coast but that didn't mean the rain and wind were letting up. So, I spent the first four hours on a bike in the pouring rain and high winds...and still LOVED it.

It was good experience though, when I got my own bike a few months later I had to make a trip that weekend to my hometown...in the rain. Although this time it was a little more miserable due to the higher speeds I was still prepared and knew what to expect.
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Tonight...just got back from a nice ride around the lake, then on the way home I see this guy not stop coming out of the gas station on my right....by the time he looks our way, he is out into the roadway, and the car behind him pulled up too close for him to back up.....and he moves out farther into my lane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hit the horn and came to a dead stop...my tire almost to his bumper!!!! I am looking at him, and he is cussing at me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF???? So I yell that at him...."what are you doing????"

Have never come that close before....


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My scariest story is also the thread-starter's scariest story, because he's my husband. (Hi, sunflashmace7!)

Today, on our new Harley Sportster Custom that we've literally had for 3 days, we fell. We were coming back home from the PMS-BON party here in Pensacola. When we left Panhandle Motorcycle Society, it had been raining for a while but it was starting to slow down a lot and we thought it would be safe to go home. When we get to about Airport and W, a notoriously fast-changing light, it's not really raining hard anymore but the roads are REALLY wet. About 50 feet from the light, we're going 40 and the light changes to yellow. Sunflashmace7 decides that we're too far to get through before it turns red, and he hits the brakes.

The front tire wobbles, and I feel us going down. The next thing I know, I'm sliding across the asphalt on my elbows. I'm thinking "Oh god oh god. Hello ground!" and then "THAT'S NOT GOOD, why am I not wearing a jacket?" and then all of a sudden I'm standing on the grass with Terry yelling to come help him get the bike off of him. I stand there uselessly, because if I reach over to help pull the bike up, I'll burn myself to hell and back on those boiling Screamin' Eagles. A man comes running up and helps Terry from the other side, and they roll it up onto the sidewalk.

Sunflashmace7 and I both made it home with all of our bones in tact, only bleeding a bit. He's got a bruised shin from the bike falling on him and dragging him to the light, some blood on his arm, and a road rash all across his left arm and a little on his back where his shirt came up. I've got some skin gone on my right elbow, a blood bruise on my knee, and road rash from my left elbow to the tip of my thumb. Apparently, Sunflashmace7 had the presence of mind to literally throw me from the bike so I wouldn't get dragged with him. His leg was saved by the highway bar. As for the bike, it's only missing the left highway peg and the left blinker cover. There's grit all over the left side and we're not sure if all that show chrome is scratched or not yet. Hopefully it'll be ok. Sunflash and I are just glad that we're both fully intact.
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in agreement and by the way word to the wise I have owned a bike with new tires on it twice now and if you baby the bike like my new one was then there will still be some of the compound that keeps the tire from rotting in storage even after a thousand miles. it does not react well with wet roads and I would never recommend riding in the rain on tires like that. honestly the compound is the only thing I can think of causing that because I was engine breaking every so often to keep the tires from riding on the water and stay connected with the road as best as possible and when the front tire lost control I had just barely pulled back on the break lever honestly it was a bad idea on my part to ride it home because I suspected the tires still being slick from the way my back tire seemed to want to slide around turns. I am just glad my wife and I are safe right now though
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I had a rear tire blowout while doing about 75 mph on the interstate. Began fishtailing about 2 seconds after the explosion sound. Then began rough bouncing about 10-15 seconds after that. Bounced my coffee mug out of the cup holder and unlatched the trunk on my bike. The trucker next to me eventually noticed my plight and slowed down so I could start getting over. I have no idea how the bike didn't go down. I was just hanging on for the ride!
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I think my scariest moment was after the crash that broke my elbow and broke the handlebars and footpeg mount on my Bandit years ago. I was out in the shed trying to work on the bike with one arm and my wife caught me! She was not happy to begin with, and finding me working on it so soon just sent her off the edge.
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Thanks bro!

Thanks for all the informative posts. Like I've said in other posts I haven't ridden with any consistency in over 8 yrs. And prior to that, I guess I was darn lucky not to have any "poop my pants" moments on the road. Although, I have laid a bike or two down.
The scariest was when I was about 13 or so and sitting on one of my older brothers' bikes; (I have 7 older to choose from) it was an 82 Kawasaki 750ltd; my toes just barely able to touch the grass pretending to be riding. You know twisting the throttle and making the revving sound with your mouth. Well, I guess I leaned a little too far to the left. I tried to hold her up but, with the bike weighing darn near 500lbs and being 13. I was not having any luck. She landed gently and nothing broke or scratched. After was seemed like an hour and 33,000lbs and 20 millions tries later I finally got her vertical again. And off to my room I went.
I thought I was in the clear too, because I thought I had removed all the grass & dirt that attached itself to the bike. Well, about 10 minutes later, my brother comes storming in the room cussing at me and asking what the fork I did to his bike. At first I denied having done anything. But, I could not keep with that line because he was on the back porch & watched the whole thing. After making me accept his punishment for messing with his stuff, (having to wash his car once a week for the next 6 weeks – an old ’72 International Travelall). He told me the bike was fine & that nothing was wrong with it. In fact, he told me he was laughing really to himself when he saw me struggling to get her vertical again.
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Geeze, sherm ... total b/pucker moment.

Scariest for me was coming over a hill & slight curve on a divided highway (55 mph). I was in the right lane and there was a pack of cages about 1/4 mi (?? a hill and a half back) behind. As I crested, a t/t was stuck making a u-ey from E bound to W bound right in front of me ... passenger cab tires on the gravel shoulder, trailer across both lanes ... first thought was to slow, slow to keep from eating his trailer wheels or bumper ... seconds later I was surrounded by cages ... one cage locked it up and hit the gravel beside the truck - I felt a rock hit my right chap ... squeezed thru and got away from everyone until I could find a spot to stop and shake it off.

Really tried to analyze what I could've done differently (aside not go that way) ... slower speed, I'd been surrounded by cages faster; faster speed, maybe no time to slow & clean my clock on his trailer; travel in left lane, pro'lly the best option, but the curve would've shortened my sight distance even more ... That place was marked no u-turns - for obvious reasons. Too rattled to get any identifiers off the truck or trailer.

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My scariest is just now when I almost tripped on trying to push my 500 downhill.... uh... new rider here..
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My scariest moment by far was on I-95 heading north just south of Lake Marion in SC. Great weather, just got dark, no traffic. Just cruising along about 75 mph or so, I come up on a car in front by about 100-150yds...all of a sudden the driver stands on his brakes, I check my six and lean right to go around him. Then it happened...a full length of truck re-tread comes flying at me! It somehow hit the right side of my bike, bent the engine guard all the way back into the floorboard, bending the brake pedal at the same time. Part of it smacked my leg, the other part went under my back tire and bucked my butt up off the seat. Somehow, I stayed on the bike and was going straight. Divine Intervention for sure! I got off at the next exit and was completely shaken. Could not even light my smoke for about ten minutes. Took me about an hour to get back on my bike to get home.
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For me, it was shortly after I bought B.Rex. I was out riding with my brother (he on his Buell as well) and I was just getting used to the bike. It was bigger and heavier than the Seca and even though it handled much, much better, I was a bit afraid of it. We were cruising down a back-road two-lane highway, one I'd never been down before, but bro had. There was this sequence of sharp turns in which the second was greater than 90-degrees, and li'l bro was losing me, so I pushed the turn faster than I should have. Knowing what I know now (and learned from Hough's book (Thanks, Mike, for giving that one the thumbs-up!) I could have leaned that Buell over until I wore through the denim...but I froze, and got the typical target-fixation of the opposing lane ditch. And as is typical for target-fixation situations, that's right where I ended up....shaking, my cool blown, but unharmed. Thank God there were no trees or guy wires (or cagers in the opposite lane!!!). My li'l bro, being the good rider he was, noticed I wasn't behind him and came back. That's where he found me; in the grass, motor off, helmet off, hyperventilating and a lot of scary thoughts whirling around in my head. It was a defining moment for me; we had to drive to the nearest DQ for an ice cream so I could get my **** together again. After that ride I started reading everything I could (including Hough's books) and began realizing just how far I'd been "hanging it out there".
I highly recommend both his books to any new riders, and also recommend both the MSF Basic Rider Course (BRC) and Experienced Rider Course (ERC) no matter what your experience level. To coin a phrase; "You don't know what you don't know!"

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I have two moments that tie.

1- My face shield a foot from the ground

2- Waking up 4 days later. Nobody paying attention to me, all eyes on the T.V. because a bunch of douche bags flew planes into important places.
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Idiot soccer mom kept merging accross 3 lanes to make a left and cut me off, then the brake linkage broke and I had to power through a very busy intersection on a 67R69S BMW.
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Another just came to mind!
Heading east on my Buell, a few miles from the house, returning from a hour-long jaunt. I'm on a two lane "cornfield highway", farms and fields on either side. Got behind a John Deere pulling a hay wagon that was riding with one wheel in the gravel, the other three quarters of his wagon train on the asphalt; to much to go around comfortably. I throttled back to a geriatric crawl and trailed him about thirty feet back for roughly a quarter-mile. Finally, traffic cleared in the other lane, so I swung out for a view (clear), turned on my signal, and pounced on it. As I pulled abreast of the hay wagon, fuzz-nuts cuts left across the road to an adjoining hay field!
I hauled on the binders as hard as I could and the rear locked up, leaving a solid black stripe on the tarmac at least six feet long and the back end started to fishtail on me. I missed becoming kissin' cousins with that wagon by no more than six feet...no exaggeration. Fuzz-nuts never even saw me, despite the very loud stevedore-like cursing emanating from inside my helmet or the "You're Number 1" salute. Never even turned his head or made eye contact!
Knowing what I know now:
1) I should have been on HIGH ALERT. Hay wagon + hay field = wrinkled metal.
2) This incident runs true to my basic #1 rule of riding: Envision the STUPIDEST thing you think a person could do, expect them to do it, and react accordingly. Having not yet read Hough's first book, I was only mildly cautious...plus, I just missed the additional warning signs. (item #1)
3) I was fortunate to be on the Buell that day. At the time, I wasn't even sure what a "high-side was". The Vee twin motor is a little more forgiving in this regard compared to an Inline Four, and as hard as that rear wheel locked, I am confident that one of my other IL4 bikes would have hooked up with the blacktop as soon as I released the clutch and neatly deposited me in the roadside ditch like a rodeo cowboy. In fact, I'm sure of it.

You Tube vid of a typical High Side:

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When i was like 20 i had just broken up with my ex girlfriend, I decided to go out to ortega highway in california. it was around 6 or 7 pm the sun was barely setting. As i was riding a Guy ALL BLACK came out of nowhere and flew by me. His bike looked like a R1 and i was in the mood to go fast So there was a lot of traffic, and we were going inbetween traffic while on comming traffic was also coming towards us. well we were going super fast through the mountains when all of the sudden there was a huge dust cloud, or smoke cloud and i couldnt see anything i saw the guys lights infront of me going back and forth like he was wobbling. then i felt my back tire slip i immediately put my feet down to try to stabelize my bike. i managed to gain my balance but i was of the road i was pumping my brakes hoping my bike got friction...it finally came to a stop and i was almost at the edge of the mountain...the guy on the other bike asked me if i was ok i said yah...the car that was ahead of him had just spun out and oil went everywhere and flipped down into the side of the mountain. since we were in the mountains we had no cellphone coverage to call police so the guy on the bike went down and called an ambulance then came back. i never went canyon riding at night time again
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More of a if i didnt pay attention story

Ok here is fmy entry,it's more of a what if story.
I have been riding for longer than i have been driving.
Last fall i was out for a cruise on a saturday afternoon (solo) and as i merged onto the highway sacanned for all the traffic around and ahead of me, my eyes quickly caught a glimpse of a truck moving by in the left lane as i was coming down the ramp.
Not a big deal just try not to follow behind pickups, but this one was carrying two refridgerators, assumed to be coming from appliance place just back the road aways. But as i looked a bit closer noticed that the boxes were way above the cab, and low and behold did't see any straps holding them in the truck. I thought to myself WTF did i see that correctly? so Immediately i moved to the lane furthest away from said truck, and guess what. Just as i figured about a mile down the road i see a buch of styrofoam and a big box a bit further and a bit further that same truck pulled off on to the shoulder.
Yup just as i predicted(in my head of course) that dumbA#* lost a fridge out of the back of his Dodge RAm. i kind of kick my self everyday for not stopping and saying, what are you kidding me , what kind of an idiot are you!!

The moral of the story is if you keep your eyes open and aware of whats going on around you, you should be able to keep your bike upright and your butt planted firmly in your seat.

and that just one of many stories I have experienced.

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