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staffsknot

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staffsknot says:

When to overtake

Had a prime example of a clueless overtake today - hammering it down so was in air conditioned comfort (car) instead of two wheels travelling through town this morning. Bike behind so giving him enough room on my right to get past (without kicking all the gutter water at him) - he's not interested. Sits dead centre of my rear view or moves to the left I assume to see the road past me and the van in front.

Being a good car driver I am keeping an eye on him, waiting for the overtake - nothing. Nothing until the van in front sticks on its indicator for a side street. I check my rear view to slow down, there the bike is on my left... then I check my right mirror and see a shadow, shoulder check there's the biker gunning it as I stick my indicator on. I have to stop behind the van and if I handn't checked my shoulder then he would be toast - and we all know how many people don't. For this great overtake he made it three car lengths further to the red light beyond and had to brake hard to stop.

Just wondering how in the hell these muppets survive this long. Sorry ranting I know but how many times do we chalk these up to 'Sorry I didn't see you' accidents?

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52BlackShadow

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Sorry Mate.........................

Sorry mate, it was probably me - I'd have made more than 3 car lengths if I'd been on the KTM, but had brought the BMW out beause of the rain!

 

Ride safe!

 

Shad.

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ghengis khan

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ghengis khan says:

he carries on like that

he'll get to ride in one of those pretty yellow and blue vans with all the flashing blue lights on top and that howling siren. if he's lucky it'll just be a painful stop at A&E then a few weeks re building his bike [and his body]

but if he's unlucky :upset: RIP dipshit.

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Des_Fireblade

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staff

unfortunately we all suffer brain fade from time to time, and thats what kills us. He was lucky that there was a 'car biker' in front of him. We, in general, have a bit of a go at car drivers but we should also acknowledge a good number of car drivers react appropriately to save our arses from a misjudged manoeuvre!!.

Stay frosty :winkie:

Des_Fireblade

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