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Close calls, tell me yours

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I ride an 08 GSXR 750 and bought it brand new. A few months after I got it I was out on a late night island ride with a pretty big group of riders, about 30 or so and all on sportbikes. We had a general set of rules for these rides such as no stunting in formation and whatnot, but it being a casual Friday night group, there were always newcomers, which meant we didnt know anything about them. Well i was riding in the second row and we were all two wide on this road that weant along a cliff with ocean on the bottom. Its an awesome ride,...usually, but not this night. I saw in my mirrors the guy's lights behind me goin up and down, he was riding wheelies. I looked back at the road in front of me and then noticed headlights on the hills to my left! I looked back in my mirrors just in time to see sparks and a beautiful yellow GSXR sliding up behind me,...FAST! I braced for impact and soon was riding an indo right towards the cliff! The back had slammed into my rear tire and flipped me up! I was able to wrestle my bike back down just in time before i was fish food and to see the guy go sliding down the road passing me! I came to a quick stop, removed my pearls from up where they dont belong, and made a B-line to the fallen rider and his bike. I had every intention of hurting this guy but the road had done enough to him, and his bike so i let it be. We collected ourselves up and continued the ride and left that dumb guy to his bike and the tow truck.
Any body else have a similar story? Love to hear it.
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I have to complain and been riding for a while. Why is it there is there always someone who wants to sit me down and lecture me on the dangers of bike riding.
You should try different people . LOL

I can't recall ever , in 60 some years of riding , having that happen to me .
Maybe no one cares whether I live on the edge . Even though it's not nearly as close as it use to be .
Some how , my bank of days seems to be dwindling , dang it . :(

Oh , you wanted close calls ...
Hmm , just today I missed seeing a stop ahead sign and nearly blew through the intersection .
Fortunately , I have good brakes and stopped in plenty of time . There wasn't another vehicle anywhere around , but , had I not stopped there would have been a train sitting in my way . ;)
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Ouch .

No worries about adding to an older thread .
You're funny , Nate .
Memories never get old , only forgotten . ;)
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