Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: America's Dairyland
Not nearly as scary, but I was riding behind a pickup a few years ago. Heaped in the back were large clear plastic bags of aluminum cans. This is where being a mature rider with a bit of experience comes in handy -- I did not like the looks of it, and moved 2 lanes over. Not a minute later, one of those bags flew off the back of the truck, hit the road and burst open, spilling probably thousands of crushed aluminum cans all over the roadway. Being out of the 'burst zone', I was able to cruise by the scene unscathed. I imagine riding over those things would have been like hitting a road full of marbles.
Good on that rider for maintaining his composure. Not sure I'd have the presence of mind to do the same.
If it's a good day to wash the bike, it's a better day to ride the bike.