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Don't you hate "POP" quizes...

Went riding today.
Covered about 150 miles.
It had been a good day.

Suddenly; A mini van waiting to make a left off the side street decides that if his right is clear so to must his left !
Closed car on my 'six'...eight or nine car lengths.
I really thought I was going down.
and NO...I did not sh*t my self. But with limited time to react, never being in this circumstances before, and BTW, we lost an brother in arms here in Detroit. Broadsided a minivan 'lefting' in front of him.

So I grabbed a hand full of brakes, Checked my escape routes,locked eyes on the guy behind the wheel, and dug in and dove left.

So, I could have very well sh*t myself and no one would deny me that right.
But I didn't.
What I did do was everything right.
Rear starts to lock ...let her go for a split, squeeze a bit more; just a little, out of the fronts...then dig back in again.
even managed to give a blast of my factory horn.
He sees me.
Take a breath, seems like forever.
Check my blinds...all clear.
And suddenly, I'm on the hard shoulder, And suddenly, I'm on the hard shoulder, bike in neutral, out of traffic and still as the wind on a winter night, and i might add...on two wheels.
Bowels intact, and very pissed off!

Did I want to beat the crap out of him for flashing my life in front of my eyes? Dam straight I did!
But I didn't.
Flipped him the bird!!! But in the end I don't think he really had a clue.
How do you deal with that?
beats me.
But here I am and I do believe I passed my first test with...fairly flying colors.

Don't you hate "POP" quizzes.

Ok, I'll shut up now.

Be well.
be safe.


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Glad you pulled thru that!!! I've already had to do that a couple of times so now I try to keep more space between me and others....ah, but we all know how that goes.
Glad your all right stagehand38!

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