Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East of the Peak, Colorado
Why should I ever assume that anyone on 4 wheels is paying attention?????
I am only posting this, as I nearly lost my life today.
Please Please Please....pay attention and drive DEFENSIVELY!!!!!!
I was following a small car down a, down-town street, running about 30 mph. We were approaching an intersection and the light was GREEN. When the motorist's front bumper arrived at the intersection, the light turned YELLOW and the frickin idiot slammed on their brakes!!!!!! I was far enough off that I could respond, but at that location....there was just enough oil from crap/junk cars dripped on the asphalt....that my rear wheel lost traction when braking.
I don't know 'bout the rest of you, but it was truly Devine Intervention that I didn't kiss the back of that car. Once the rear wheel locked up, I began to skid sideways, facing left. For some reason, I let go of the brakes and shot to the the left, around the car and through the intersection....long before the light changed to RED. (I lost a moment of my Christianity...as I was passing the car....screeming curse words.....I am very pleased that their window was down.)
Anyway....life is supposed to be...of the sort that we will be riding dual-sports until we are well into our 70's, 80's...etc.
Please assume the worst and plan for the worst....so you don't end up as a grease spot.
I learned my lesson.....the VERY EASY WAY!!!!!!
2007 DL650 - Gone but not forgotten