Join Date: Sep 2011
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The Bikers Spidey Sense
Yesterday coming home from work in my cage I was was in traffic on interstate. 30-40 mph with frequent stops. There was this dude a lane over in a cargo van. He looked like he was in a hurry and was texting and not paying attention. He gets behind me and first thing I think is this guy is going to kill someone. So I intentionally moved over to the next lane. I thought for sure I had avoided him and for a few seconds he was out of my sight. About 1/4 mile up traffic stopped. I look in my rear view. Here comes the same van barreling towards me. I just held on as tight as I could and locked the brakes so I wouldn't hit the person in front of me. SKRRRRRRR--BAM. Dude nails me. It was my work car and I could care less if its wrecked but oddly enough there wasn't a scratch on it where his front was banged up. At first I was pissed and jumped out ready for war. I stopped for a second.. looked at my car and then I just took a deep breath and told the dude.. look man, you aren't going to get there any faster and your going to kill someone. He just said sorry. The look on his face was more like man Im glad he's not calling the cops because that would be my 4th accident this month.
Got me thinking though. Riding motorcycles has sort of kicked up my spidey sense. I knew that dude was going to hit me and I even tried to get away from him and he still nailed me. You are more in tune to everything around you...Even though I knew what was coming and tried to avoid it he still got me. How do you avoid that? Just pull over. Let the danger pass. Im glad I wasn't on my bike. I would have been sitting in his front seat. I wouldn't have pulled over and let the dude by before this accident. From now on I will. Its not worth it.
Anyone else sensed it coming before?
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