Sorry to hear that your brother went down FL. But glad to hear neither of you were hurt. I tried to respond to this thread 4 times last night, but uncharacteristically I repeatedly managed to lose it somehow, so decided someone was trying to tell me to sleep on my reply.I'm feeling kind of Sh**ty... 'about 3 hrs ago, I took my Vulcan in this cold weather to the other side of N.Y.C. to go with my brother to pick up his bike (Busa) fresh from the body shop. It was slick! Beautiful in it's nice new paint job and mods; Immaculate! We race along; green light all the way, when these two A**h***s decide to cross the street directly in front of 2 oncoming bikes; my brother on the left lane, me on the right, of a 4 laner, '40-50mph... I'm about 2 car lengths behind my brother; I see the violators; I see my brothers brake lights, I swerve/pass, hear screeching metal against pavement, then the Busa passes my bike... without my brother on it. Before I stopped, I already had tears in my eyes. I U-turned, saw my brother walking and relief, coupled with PROFOUND anger possessed me. I was restrained (I'll leave it at that). Tourist; F&%*ing tourist who don't understand that RED means don't walk?!!! My brother is OK; like me, he wears full armour and, he was compensated for the damages. I really don't know what more to say... study Proficient Motorcycling? the fundamentals/the science behind riding two wheel vehicles? Understand & control emotions? Road Rage? People? I don't know... My brother is still alive; wow. I just don't know... and I don't want to think about it, but it's haunting. It just happened and it hurts. Ride safe.
Do ya think that maybe you & your brother could of been at fault too. Racing along at 40-50 mph. Maybe not watching as good as you should of.We race along; green light all the way, when these two A**h***s decide to cross the street directly in front of 2 oncoming bikes; my brother on the left lane, me on the right, of a 4 laner, '40-50mph....
Congratulations fc, you did keep your cool in a stressful situation and took control by removing yourself from danger. :smiley_thI need something to keep me from wanting to choke the crap out of the SUV driver that insisted on ridng my tail today. This after attempting to "wave" her back had no effect. I pulled over, let her pass, and then tried to follow her so we could discuss it, but she was doing 70 in a 45 mph zone and I didn't want to risk it.
I was in a car with someone who habitually tailgated, feet off the bumper. But when someone tailgated him, he got enraged. /rolleyesMaybe she will think twice before tailgating a biker again. But you can't fix stupid.
All I know for sure ,is watch out for Yourself. No one else will. Fact.I was in a car with someone who habitually tailgated, feet off the bumper. But when someone tailgated him, he got enraged. /rolleyes
Got to our destination, "thank you for driving", and I'll never ride with him again.
When I ride I always ride by these 3 simple rules:I like what I'm hearing here and will meditate on all of it. I'll continue studying and just ordered this book for my brother (mine stays with me). I thank all of you's for your input. I've only been riding bike since May 2010 so please bare with me. Ride safe.