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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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Wow! Diesel fuel is slippery stuff.
A few years back, some damned truck spilled fuel as it turned the corner right near me,
As I turned the same corner on my Honda 90, the front wheel went right out from under me.
Hit the ground like a ton of bricks. Luckily I going very slow. Broken mirror and some bruises.
Nothing else.
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Yikes! That must have surprised you. I bet you were trying to figure out what happened…

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Exactly! I was on the ground so fast that I never knew what hit me.
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I grab my head in my hands in mock horror and say, "Oh NO! They're dangerous??? Why didn't you tell me that 54 years and 350,000 miles ago??? Think of the danger I've been in!!!!!!!"
End of conversation.
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