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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 05-09-2010, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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I Was Run Off The Road Today.

Hey all. I just thought I'd share my events today. My 13 year old daughter & myself were ran off the road today. We were headed northbound on st rt 60 just south of warsaw (ohio) Traveling around 60mph. Beautiful day. Nice & cool but sunny & warm. Perfect weather to me. I can wear gear & be comfortable. So as luck would have it, we were approaching a road entering from the left that had plenty of visibility in our direction. A car came to a stop at that stop sign & apparently didn't see us. He proceeded to pull out in front of us. I didn't have time to stop little oun slowdown. The quick discission was to veer right or hit him. I chose veer right. Unfortunatly the fairly steep bank didn't like my bike riding on it & decided to throw us. As the bike was loosing it I look to my left, I'm right beside the F'n guy. We proceed to slide on the left side of the bike for prpbrbly a good 30 ft. Thank god for the hard bags I JUST installed. They looked really nice with thr fresh paint job. lol Alittle scratchy now. But, they saved us from being really hurt. My daughters one foot hurts a bit & I have some scratch marks on a leg & maybe some bruising tommorrow. But we walked away. That was a blessing. The bike can be fixed. Maybe. Depends on what the insurance company ends up doing. The bike doesn't look to bad, but the mount for the tank on the left side cracked & started pouring gas. No fire, very good thing. I think she'll need a new tank. The bags are paintable but the fairing had a chunk busted out. I don't think any mechanical damage has been done. But honestly. I really don't want to look at it right now. I'm just glad to be ok. In no way am I going to stop riding, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to miss the poker run cuming up. lol Any way all. I'm glad to be here to talk about it & very luck to not be seriously hurt.

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wow man glad you are ok. did the car stop to help or just drive away?

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Wow, that was close. Glad no one was hurt any worse than you were.

If I understand you correctly, you had the right of way at a four way intersection (no stop sign facing you), and the other guy stopped, then pulled out in front of you. A classic ***SMIDSY*** move.

SMIDSY - "Sorry Mate I Didn`t See You"

Kanuck, Here is a way to prevent a future repeat of this crash. Note what he says about motorcycle "camouflage" and "looming."

SIAM - "SMIDSY Idendification and Avoidance Manoever", ie. weaving from side to side in your lane, to create lateral movement to avoid the camouflage and looming effects, which are explained in the video.

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Glad that you and your daughter are not seriously hurt. Apparently, you made the right
spear of the moment choice.

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Happy to hear you guys came out it it fairly well. Hurry up and get it fixed

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I can't believe I didn't mention this part. He drove away. To clarify the other. It was not a 4way stop at all. It was a road ending onto the road I was traveling. I had No stop. I totally saw him & was watching him. When he stopped, he sat for a moment then started to go & abruptly stopped. I thought he had seen me at that point. It was then pulling out in front of me that caught me off guard. Oh well. It was a good day for living.
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hey Jason glad that you and your daughter are all right. I put the air horn on my bike to get attention at times like that but as I found out, they either have the radio too loud or they're on the phone or they're texting cause they don't hear it anyway. I had one come across 3 lanes to casually pull in front of me with my horn blaring. My wheels locked up and I was doing the twist with the bike thought for sure after I hit the car I would meet the idiot. Fortunately I managed to steer right and missed by inches also fortunately no one was in the lane next to me to run me over.

Glad you're safe man. Stay well. Much easier to fix the bike than to fix your bod.


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Good to hear you are doing good and no one got hurt.
Bikes can be fixed, that is the easy part, good driving.

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wow! I am so glad that both of you are (for the most part) alright. good thing you had your gear on!
don't worry about the poker run, there is always next year.
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