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Re: VMax rider down
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:24 PM
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I guy damn near killed me when I was at a light behind a car waiting for green. Screeching tires and all. That'll get the adrenaline pumping. Went from terrified to about as pissed off as I've ever been when I looked at him and he smiled and waved. Almost killed me then smiled and waved.
That changed the way I position when stopping behind a vehicle. I now stop slightly turned which makes you bigger and allows you to watch the mirror with a straight front wheel so you're ready to launch to a safe area.

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Re: VMax rider down
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:31 AM
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I hope he is ok! His speed was faster than it should be IMO. Driving a 24t box delivery truck in the city made me realize how unpredictable traffic around is, patience was a forced reality in the truck... on a motorcycle it's a probable lifesaver.
That's sage advice, my friend. Slowing down and accessing the situation has saved my arse plenty.
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