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Old 07-28-2005, 01:14 PM   #41
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Default Faithless *****, the ***** goddess Fate

so, 4 hours after typing the above I found myself face down on the 101 Freeway, my Buell (that was for sale) pinned underneath the minivan that rear ended me when she got plowed into from behind in stopped traffic.



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Old 07-28-2005, 01:24 PM   #42
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I thought the article about the cops was going to be the one to "get" MOrons. Everyone talking trash about how they get out of tickets.



Sorry about the accident. Hope you are alright.

Does the insurance company know they just bought a Buell? A really rare and desirable one that you would never part with?

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Old 07-28-2005, 01:33 PM   #43
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Rossi would have been home on the couch by the time you got hit.
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Old 07-28-2005, 04:16 PM   #44
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Hey, I lived just south of Boca for 24 years and have been to Sarasota at least a dozen times and would have to agree that the majority have no idea what a gas pedal or turn signal look like. Than I moved to Scottsdale for 5 years and anything below 80 is slow and now I live north of Philly in Bucks County and they drive a lot slower than in AZ.



The odd thing is that in AZ you heard of motorcycle crashes once in a while (and there were a TON of bikes there), in Philly it seems people are diving into semis every other day. ItÂ’s very strangeÂ…and unsettling.

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Old 07-28-2005, 04:50 PM   #45
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Default Re: To you sir, I say: HA!

Shhhh! Man, don't you know nothing? If you haven't crashed, don't say a word, cause if you do, you know who gonna kick your a$$. Happens every time (you listen up too, Gabe). Get yourself another Buell and apply this lesson, grasshopper.
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Old 07-28-2005, 04:55 PM   #46
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Rossi wasn't to be born for a couple of decades when I got hit!
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:53 AM   #47
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I agree with you about his not really knowing what he was doing. I told him after his crash that he probably would have been fine if he had kept the rear wheel locked. He might have ended up in the median, but he wouldnÂ’t have ended in the median on his butt. When I explained this to him, it seemed like it was the first time he had ever heard of such a thing. He also said that he was afraid to get on the front brake too much for fear of crashing. HeÂ’s lacking in confidence, and we all know how that can end up. He used to ride a lot a few years back, but had been out of the saddle for quite a while. And he got the Sportster only about three months prior. Yeah, I think a training course would do him quite well.
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Old 07-29-2005, 02:00 AM   #48
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Yikes. Afraid to get on the front brake too much? How is it that so many people can ride for years and not pick up the most basic information and skills? I'd say get him some info/training quick. He's going to be a menace to himself and his riding group until he learns how to control his bike confindently.
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Old 07-29-2005, 02:08 AM   #49
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"Entering a turn with too much speed and crashing is a blunder."



Yep, sue the manufacturer for unsafe design to pay for your injuries.



"Having a drunk turn in front of a rider allowing no time to react with resulting injury is an accident."



Yep, sue the driver for your injuries.



"My lawyers seem to understand the distinction"



Yep, who gets sued, and for how much.
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Old 07-29-2005, 03:31 AM   #50
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Here in ATL, one of the news/talk stations used to play the Laurel & Hardy movie theme music before traffic reports on Fridays and referred to it as "the friday follies".



Even scarier than Boca or Sarasota to me was Houston, TX. But due to the hypervelocity of traffic. Now ATL approaches Houston in velocity.



Yikes!
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