I did this once right after having a new front tire mounted. Being in a hurry to get home before it started raining I had not scuffed the new tire... and when it started to mist... the A hole in the PU pulled out into the middle of a 8 lane intersection and stopped right in front of me sideways... running the red light as he "thought" it was turning green for his turn lane... The front slid out, I did a face plant, and the bikes rear wheel was a foot or so under the bed of his RAM crud truk.
results: new brake pedal, and a sore wrist. I let the SOB ( delivery driver for ford dealer) promise to buy me a new pedal and did not call the law. ( a motorcycle accident here automatically gets an ambulance dispatched, i was not injured and did not want to waste Emergency responce resources) He never did... I hope that time wounds this heel one day... Yeah Arch B., thanks for the lesson, I'll never forget it.. I will not ride on new tires in the rain nor ever let a cager ride off without talking to Mr(s) Silverstar first...
I guess my point is, I was somewhat complicit. somewhat stupid and totally lucky... Lucky to chalk up another non lethal bout with gravity and live to talk about it. I have always practiced evasive steering and braking and try to remain vigilant. The beginning of holidays here has the idiots out in full force, and after the last couple days of close calls. ( at least three cars have either pulled out or turned in front of me... I always try to expect it and avoid it before they do it ) I'm thinking of parking until '11... Naww
It's a dangerous world and I'll just try not to hang out around the bull's eye
Glad you are OK, I hope your
fool in the Pick Up was given an invite to a court proceding.