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Old 10-17-2009, 09:20 PM
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Default Re: Got cut off and slammed into a SUV!

It may be a character flaw but I'd like to see pictures. Here's my finder bender (literally fender)
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:05 PM
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Not on motorized bikes at the time but when we were young and rode BMX through town cars would often cut us up etc and come very close to causing serious accidents, the repayment was they would lose a wing mirror to a foot, haha. Ya gota let them know whos boss

I was knocked of once also on the way home from work on a roundabout (stupid device, I believe you don't have them in the states). It was dark and I had a high viz jacket on and lights front and rear. I was commited onto the roundabout when this stupid woman decided to pull out as I was accross the front of her, I accelerated as hard as I could but she managed to hit my back wheel and sent me of on this busy island. I jumped up grabbed the bike and was narrowly missed by another car. When I got to the side of the road she had pulled up just off the island and was walking round to me (my knee was cut really deap but the bike was fine). She then had the audacity to say the lights on my bike wern't bright enough. I lost my temper at this point (the lights were brand new pricey and brighter than most car lamps) when I realised that her windscreen was steamed right up and she was driving while looking thru a 6" square clearing. She quickly changed her tune and offered me a lift home then rang her husband as she was now scared . I was there ready to have to deal with her husband (rather angry at this point I was) when her husband got there he realised how stupid she had been so bollocked her there and then, which obviously I found very amusing. I got away with just a scar that time luckily.
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:21 PM
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About a month ago I was out for a long ride out on a back road when this car passes me then slams on the brakes, I'm just shy of locking up the back tire and just miss their bumper. They pull ahead a little bit then stop again, 1st thought going through my head is either they or I am getting a butt kicking because this is just nuts. An arm comes out the passenger window and waives me forward as the car starts backing up. Oh it's on now! Get even with the door and it's this little old couple that's totally lost. They're looking for Olive Garden and they're WAY out in the boonies. I tell them they need to turn around and go back the way they came to get back to the next town then give them directions how to go the 15 miles to Olive Garden.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:02 AM
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Default Re: Got cut off and slammed into a SUV!

Falldownstandup, it could have been a lot worse. When I was still a pup (17), I was on my way to school one morning on a Haro BMX. I was as far over to the right as I could go without being up on the curb (no sidewalks in that section). A guy (ironically a teacher from my school) in a Dodge Durango nailed me from behind hard enough that my arse left a dent in his bumper, flinging me back hard enough that my head left a dent in his hood. I pitched forward, flew off the bike, landed hands down at full speed and hit my head again. End result was permanent nerve damage in both wrists and problems remembering small stuff like today's tasks and the like. I'm 24 now, and it's hard to ride my bike for more than an hour without my hands going numb. I can't even play my Playstation for more than 10 minutes at a time before I have to pause because my hands are pins and needles.

I just finally applied for disability this week, and hopefully I get it. In the meantime I try to work, and still ride my bikes (all 4 of them...when they have good tires and tubes anyway lol).

Always remember it could have been worse, and do your best to keep an eye on traffic around you in the future.
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