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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Monroe, LA
Glad you're OK. As you know, it could have been a lot worse. I think most cagers simply don't recognize the vulnerability of bikers. They're just oblivious. I try to position myself so it's hard for someone to cut me off by being well in front of, or behind cagers. That's not always possible, of course, but the nimbleness of the Vulcan helps.
Had a lady in a Hummer tailgateing me a few weeks back. I tried "waving" her back with my left hand, but she never backed off. May have been on her cell. She finally turned, and I went around the block to speak with her, telling myself I needed to project a positive, non-threatning attitude. I approached her and asked if she would do me a favor, the next time she was following a bike, allow more following distance. I explained that a bike can go down for a variety of reasons (blowout, sand, gravel, etc.) and if the following vehicle is too close I may survive the fall, but not being run over. She replied "Thanks, I will." Her response really surprised me.
I'm keepin' all the left over parts. I'm gonna use 'em to build another bike!
1989 VN750 acquired December, 2008, 6,711 miles
Currently 23,298 miles
2001 Honda CMX250 Rebel acquired July, 2008
1987 VN750 project bike, acquired August, 2009, 33,000 miles and balancer sticking out of the case, currently awaiting attention and parts