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post #1 of 46 Old 04-25-2018, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Goddam Left Turners....

Well, I get to try it all out today- the shoe, it seems, is on the other foot for the insurance guy.

A driver turned left in front of me on Hastings Street at Kaslo. The 'Strom stove in their front fender and parked there like it was in a bike rack. I don't know the extent of the damage yet - hopefully it isn't much.

God damn f---ing god damn inattentive god damn biatch. F---.

"Geez, I'm sorry... I... I just didn't see you..."

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Friends of mine back in Vancouver ask me "It must be nuts driving/riding in Los Angeles." I tell them I prefer riding/driving in L.A. over driving in Vancouver. Drivers here are predictably crazy. Drivers in Vancouver are UNpredictably crazy. Glad you didn't get hurt, hope your ride doesn't need much fixing.
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Great that you are OK. You can always replace/fix the bike.
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Ouch, hope there is no residual muscle aches after the rush wears off. I replaced a set of bent fork tubes on a salvage Wee. It's about $400 from the Italian suppliers.
Hopefully the cagers INS will cover everything as did the company that covered the cagers that ran me off the road.
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Well, I get to try it all out today- the shoe, it seems, is on the other foot for the insurance guy.

A driver turned left in front of me on Hastings Street at Kaslo. The 'Strom stove in their front fender and parked there like it was in a bike rack. I don't know the extent of the damage yet - hopefully it isn't much.

God damn f---ing god damn inattentive god damn biatch. F---.

"Geez, I'm sorry... I... I just didn't see you..."
Did you know your cousins in Oz have an acronym for that?

SMIDSY

Sorry Mate, I Didn't See You
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I ended up riding into a ditch on a Yamaha 175 Enduro to avoid getting hit decades ago when a middle aged woman left turned into me at a T intersection. I chased her down on the bike and screamed at her for about fifteen minutes (I was a grad student in college). I thought she was going to heave heart attack in front of me and she was still shaking when I left. I felt better. I always wondered if her awareness level improved?
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[email protected]! Iím glad youíre ok.
Bikes are fixable, humans not so easily.
I hope that the system does right by you!


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SMIDSY

The principals in here can greatly help combating SMIDSY type crashes:

Motorcycle Info Pages - Biking Videos > SMIDSY - Sorry Mate I Didn't See You

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Front-end damage adds up quickly. Forks and wheels are not cheap.

I made a claim years ago and the insurance company (Intact) added up the cost to replace every single piece that was damaged, even the fork that had a very, very tiny blemish. I took the cash payout instead and still have the same very slightly damaged pieces on the bike. I was actually very pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

Make sure the insurance company catches everything even slightly damaged by the crash. You may find it all adds up to more than the bike is worth. In that case, you will have a decision to make - take the cash, buy the bike back (ends up with rebuild status), or go buy yourself a new ride.

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Well, I get to try it all out today- the shoe, it seems, is on the other foot for the insurance guy.

A driver turned left in front of me on Hastings Street at Kaslo. The 'Strom stove in their front fender and parked there like it was in a bike rack. I don't know the extent of the damage yet - hopefully it isn't much.

God damn f---ing god damn inattentive god damn biatch. F---.

"Geez, I'm sorry... I... I just didn't see you..."
My number one biggest fear!

My old commute had 2 areas where the opposing traffic had a left turn lane in a 55mph zone.... AND I HATED GOING PAST THEM. Neither had a good escape route. If someone had turned in front of me, I'd been a hood ornament.

Glad to hear you are still able to bitch about it.

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