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post #1 of 1 Old 08-22-2006, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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I know many would have encountered similar situation, but I wanted to convey my little thought as warranted by my recent experience.

Yesterday, I was waiting for a left turn signal/space on green signal. The cars from the opposite side were trickling- not too many. Then there was a good car guy who allowed to take a left by slowing down. I carelessly went ahead- very slowly- but without looking out for other cars.

Audi A8- teutonic build + lots of horses, just rushed towards me to beat the light or whatever. I realised this just moments before potential disaster and stoped before crossing its path- and its path is very wide- A8 remember. The car driver hauled a A8-load of verbal abuses. I dont know many 'american' foul language anyway and just let him pass without any reaction.

It was my fault- I should have paid more attention. All my 50K miles of riding exp would have gone to nought. I just shook my head and carried on. I simply couldn't imagine what could have happenend if not for a milliseconds time. I definitely put another car guy in the list of 'motorcycle haters'- sorry about it.

I was wearing helmet and gloves. though nothing less than a tank would have saved me- i will remember to wear all my gear.
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