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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-07-2014, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Squeezed on the Interstate

I almost got killed today when I got squeezed by two merging vehicles. The main culprit was a big flatbed tow truck who can in from the right. I saw him coming, but when I moved left, a SUV came across and cut in front of the tow truck. I still don't know how I missed getting clipped. Scared the **** out of me!!!!
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I would have made them both very aware of my feelings!!!!!!!!!! glad you are okay!

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Welcome to the wonderful world of motorcycling...

I've lost count of the near misses and the times I just almost bought the farm.

Oddly the longer I've been riding the less they seem to happen. Guess I'm just better at avoiding them now....

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Same kinda thing happened to me where two highways merge. I am now looking for a bigger horn.

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Thats why I rarely go south of Rt 80, and when I do, its to the west.....



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In my current mental state (major stress at home) I would either be in jail or dead cause I would have cut tjem off and stopped them both right in the middle of the highway and beat the **** out of them

People dont seem to cut me off anymore I guess they are scared of me but I'm not complaining

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Welcome to the wonderful world of motorcycling...

I've lost count of the near misses and the times I just almost bought the farm.

Oddly the longer I've been riding the less they seem to happen. Guess I'm just better at avoiding them now....
Exactly. The longer you ride, the more you learn to anticipate such possible situations, and already have a plan to get out of them. Someday you will miss one, and it will be the one that gets you. 40 years and somewhere between 500,000 and 600,000 miles so far and I have not been down yet. With each close call I get better at avoiding the next one.

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Exactly. The longer you ride, the more you learn to anticipate such possible situations, and already have a plan to get out of them.
This is about as dead on as it gets. "Give them the space or they'll take it" is a creed I ride by. People in 4 wheels are to busy to worry about driving now days. We've got to text, answer that phone call, or get that radio on station. 'He'll get the -uck out of my way' attitudes when driving that land missle. Most don't go out driving to wreck you they're just to busy behind the wheel to care.
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There's two types of riders,ones who've been down and ones who will gi down.

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