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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-28-2011, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Was coming back from San Diego today. Getting off the 15 to the 78. traffic was backing up so getting to the end of the line i see it was a downed bike on the side of the road since the bike was on its side and everyone was at the ambulance. I felt it wasn't good news for the rider. I sped up the traffic stuff.



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I hate seeing videos or stories about bikes down. I only watch or read them so I remember every time I leave the driveway.........
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I hate seeing videos or stories about bikes down. I only watch or read them so I remember every time I leave the driveway.........

Agreed. I ride with my camera on alot so if i should get in an accident i have a little proof on my side with the video.

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Unfortunately, the vast majority of bike wrecks are avoidable. Too many motorcyclists put themselves into the danger zone and don't even realize it. Everyone should be required to read the writings of David Hough. The "Proficient Motorcycling" series, "Street Strategies: A Survival Guide for Motorcyclists " among other great writings. Too many motorcyclists ride the same way they drive a car, and/or think they are on a race track when they are out on the road.

BTW: I have over 100,000 miles ridden in just the past 5 years and have been riding for 30 and I still like to keep David Hough's observations fresh in my memory.
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Thank you for the post! And I am going to read David Hough! For me its about having fun and being safe. I want all info and reminders of what the reality is and or can be! When I was younger maybe not so much.
I love riding and want to be safe! Had a gal on a cell phone pull out in front on me yesterday. She had a stop sign. I saw her and stopped but, it really woke me up! What about the car behind me? That type of stuff!

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Unfortunately, the vast majority of bike wrecks are avoidable. Too many motorcyclists put themselves into the danger zone and don't even realize it.
Thank you 2 wheel. I see every day on the various forums about accidents caused by 'other drivers' and can't help but think that there is always something we motorcyclists can and should be doing to account better for 'other drivers'.

FWIW I attended a Stayin' Safe course earlier this summer and it was some of THE BEST money I have spent. Lots of strategy to be safe on the roads but still have fun and not simply ride in fear. Can't wait to go back in a year or two and see what I may have forgotten that I can learn again.

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