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Old 10-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default that moment when you JUST KNOW that car is about to pull out in front of you

had one of those today in the rain.

Car in front of me had his right blinker on to turn onto the road this lady was coming from, I was going to be continuing on into a left hand sweeping turn. I saw her in the car doing the glance back and forth move looking at the car in front of me and just knew she had no idea I was there... cold weather... misty/rainy afternoon... started slowing down and prepped just in case. Sure as sh*t the car in front of me turns right and she comes zipping out no more than 15 feet in front of me into a left hand turn heading my direction... THEN she notices me and slams the breaks and stops / jerks forward as she stalls her car in my lane. Had just enough time to hit the breaks swerve around the back side of her car and flip her the international symbol for F*** YOU!! 4 feet from her window.

stay safe out there everyone... and when the hairs on the back of your neck start standing up and you get that spidey sense... listen to it
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Glad you have the 6th sense working for you!
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Even just reading the title of this thread gave me shivers.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Even just reading the title of this thread gave me shivers.
I agree cause we can all understand and appreciate what the OP is saying here. To ride on the street you really do need that 6th sense.

QuickSanD, glad you managed to avoid a potential accident and you could continue riding.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had nearly the same thing happen with my wife on the back. I hit the brakes hard enough her knees went up into my armpits. She didn't ride for 2 years after that. Glad you didn't get hurt.
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That seems to happen to me just about every time I ride. I just assume that they are going to pull out in front of me or merge into my lane while I'm in it. The crazy thing around here is that they always look you as if its your fault.
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Had the same thing a few weeks ago. Riding along a long dark road, I'm the only visible headlight in view and could see a car waiting to turn right across my path. He should have seen me from about 600 yards but as I got closer he never moved, I slowed to about twenty mph from about 80 and as I was about to pass he pulled straight out, saw me, panicked and jammed the brakes on blocking the road. Luckily I could see what was going to happen as he'd had about 20 seconds to make his manover and he hadn't bothered so I casually stop, called him a c**t and carried on.

Not everybody gets that lucky!
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I've been riding longer than I care to admit. I always assume the other person is NOT going to do what they should do, and never, never get into a position of dependence on them to do the appropriate thing. I watch some of the films presented on here and cringe at some of the maneuvers I witness. Sure, it's fun, but as they say: "sooner of later"....................

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Expect the unexpected- But can be easier said than done.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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THEN she notices me and slams the breaks and stops / jerks forward as she stalls her car in my lane.
Why do they always slam on their brakes and stop right in your lane?

I'm not fautless, in 34 years of driving/riding, I've accidently pulled out a couple of times when I didn't see someone. But when I do, I slam the throttle to the floor/stop and GTF out of dodge. Stopping and blocking the lane of the guy who's right of way you just violated doesn't help the situation.
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