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post #1 of 25 Old 06-30-2015, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thought this was impressive considering the situation and the conditions of the road.

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Impressive indeed. Wet and a narrow escape route into oncoming traffic. Most who haven't practiced emergency evasive maneuvers would instinctively have target fixation on either the offensive vehicle, or oncoming traffic.

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WOW! quick controlled swerve

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wonder if he did a u turn and ticketed the shit out of the cager

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wonder if he did a u turn and ticketed the shit out of the cager
After stopping to change his shorts . . . ouch, that would have left a big mark.
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It was fortunate the left turner didn't slam on his brakes or it would have been a different outcome. Very lucky.
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post #7 of 25 Old 07-07-2015, 05:22 AM
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wonder if he did a u turn and ticketed the shit out of the cager
I sure hope so!

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Wow, great riding!
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So----what movements did the rider make to swerve around the car? I think I know, but let's open this up as a learning opportunity.

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wonder if he did a u turn and ticketed the shit out of the cager
At the end of the video the reporter said he didn't turn around because of the road conditions, BUT he may know who the car belongs to and will at least have a talk with them. I could imagine how that would go "yeah Bill....about the other morning...dafuq man?!" I don't know the traffic laws but wouldn't that be considered reckless endangerment or something?

I watched the video a few times and all I can tell is he probably let off the throttle (maybe brake a little too) and leaned left? He was already near the center stripe so maybe his quick thought process was "crap if I can manage to only get a glancing blow from this I'll be lucky" or "THREAD THE NEEDLE!!!!!!!!".

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