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|08-13-2015 12:12 AM|
|pcdoctorcom||How right you are, Chahta, ... I've see several accidents while driving a car, where one party never seemed to acknowlege the other person was there when they hit them, while running a red light. They zoned out and were probably driving while sleeping with their eyes open.|
|08-12-2015 03:42 PM|
|Chahta||pcdoctorcom, You may have just hit the nail on the head. Driving a cage can be so boring that people just zone out and get distracted easily. It's kind of hard to get bored on 2 wheels, although I've seen it done.|
|08-12-2015 08:56 AM|
|pcdoctorcom||One thing to add. I put a Stebel Nautilus horn on to warn cagers when they intrude into my space on the highway. It works very well, except when the drivers are intent on NOT paying attention. A lady merging into traffic a few weeks back almost drove into the guard rail when she merged across 2 lanes and attempted to replace me in my lane. She never looked. I hit the horn when she crossed the white line into my lane, it shocked her so bad she jerked the wheel to the right and hit her brakes as she went back across the two lanes she just passed through. She saved it and pulled over. Luckily, I think everyone else on the road was watching her. Several cars behind me and her pulled over when she stopped to make sure she was ok. She jumped out of her mini-van and ran up to me screaming at me "You need to slow down!". Two folks behind her that stopped, talked to her to calm her down and then told her I wasn't speeding and was in the lane cruising until she pulled into it. She didn't believe the first, but when the 2nd, witnessed the same, and told her she never looked to see if it was save to merge, she apologized to me and got back in her van and went on her way. She had three kids in the van all screaming and crying. Cagers can be distracted at times.|
|08-08-2015 06:06 PM|
Cagers are not the only things that can kill you. I have been with and watched riders fiddling with their iPhone and ear buds while riding....behind me.
Splitting lanes, passing where they ought not nearly getting decapitated by a trailer mirror. Riding while drunk or stoned. Blasting into a gas station after a rain where the oil and gas lives. Blasting past ma after loading the pipes and nearly scaring her off the road.
The possibilities are endless and it's not always the cagers at fault.
tgabriel is right and ride like you are invisible. Ride smart too but I never saw that rock coming.
|08-03-2015 06:23 PM|
Words to live by!
The riding instructor at my very first MSF told us exactly that: keep your head on a swivel and ride like everyone is out to kill you.
One of the things they taught us is "SIPDE":
S-Scan the road CONSTANTLY
I-Interpret what's going on around you
P-Predict what all those cagers (and other riders....and deer....and birds....and rocks on that rockface - right Crochammer?!?!) are going to do
D-Decide on your escape route if needed
E-Execute quickly and decisively!
I always ride with these thoughts in mind. Even riding like that I still got nailed once, and it took 7 months of physio before I could ride again.
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!
|08-03-2015 03:04 PM|
Originally Posted by Chahta View Post
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|08-03-2015 01:18 PM|
Originally Posted by tomh2013 View Post
|08-02-2015 12:22 AM|
There are enough dangers on the road besides the inconsiderate cages more in tune with technology then driving. Here in Tulsa the roads are falling apart! I agree that you have to be on a swivel 110% of the time one pothole and one texter and you day is ruined. Stay safe everyone!
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|07-31-2015 03:39 PM|
Originally Posted by Mark's c50t View Post
|07-31-2015 01:53 PM|
|Mark's c50t||Funny you should say that! I am ALWAYS scared here in town to get too far to one side or the other because the way they tailgate me I look for them to try and slip up beside me at any chance they get! It's like a motorcycle going the speed limit isn't really there?|
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