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JimKnight

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JimKnight says:

Thanks for stopping?

On tuesday January 17 I was hit by a car on the A40 near Northolt by a lady in a black saloon. She decided to take advantage of a space in lane 2 which had just started moving about 5mph faster than lane 3 in which she was situated. Unfortunately she neglected to observe that there was an obstruction - me on my...

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ChimneyPortions

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Mistake

Your first mistake was admitting you have a Kawasaki ER 6F,

Your second was admitting you wear Hi-Vis.

Why pull over, you should have kept your eye on the Lady and caught her up.

Not everyone is cut out to be a "biker", maybe you should get out while you are still in one piece.

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ERP30

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ERP30 says:

Dont Be an ass Chimneyportions

Glad to hear that you are ok jim ... dont mind that clueless fool ... when you get a bad hit like that i can only imagine it near gives you a heart attack... ive never been that close before so i cant speak from experience but i do know the best for you to do is just pull over and compose yourself or you would have been done for road rage... i have nearly 20 years on and of experience on the roads as a biker and have had frights but dont let it turn you off biking ... let this just be a valued lesson on how car drivers can be so unpredictable towards bikers... the bike your driving now is a superb machine and will give you plenty of enjoyable ride outs in the good weather ... dont give up on biking ... drive safe ..

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SlowLearner

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SlowLearner says:

JimKnight:

Sorry to hear about being struck by some clumsy, useless driver like that.  Chances are she didn't even notice anything had happened - some people seem to treat the whole business of driving as somehow not real, like it's a TV show or something

Don't take any notice of that ChimneyPortions fool - he's off his meds again,  taken to drinking that cheap gut-rot cider.   Besides which,  he hates all bikers and hates bikes.   That's OK.  We all hate him back.

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ChimneyPortions

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Statistic

If you are that shaken up by what sounds like a pretty innocuous accident, maybe you shouldn't be on a bike.

Like a lot of things it is better to learn to ride a bike when you are young, before you pick up bad habits from driving a car like taking for granted that other road users see you.

Why do think the highest risk group of riders is older bikers who are new to biking or have just got another bike after many years in a car.

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Andy949494

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Andy949494 says:

Agree with ERP30

Glad your okay.

Theres nothing daft about wearing high-viz (particularly in the dark it stands out so well) and I have a very soft spot for the ER6F too. A great bike.

 

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ERP30

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ERP30 says:

OMG

Sorry but dont take any notice of that Chip-on-his-shoulder-Portions gobshite... real bikers have full respect for all ages when it comes to biking ... anyone can learn at any age and become proficient riders... keep with the riding as you will find the longer your on them the bigger and better you want ... Its so so addictive  :biggrin:....

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advoc8

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advoc8 says:

Oh Dear Chimneyportions

"Your first mistake was admitting you have a Kawasaki ER 6F,Your second was admitting you wear Hi-Vis.Why pull over, you should have kept your eye on the Lady and caught her up.Not everyone is cut out to be a "biker", maybe you should get out while you are still in one piece.

If you are that shaken up by what sounds like a pretty innocuous accident, maybe you shouldn't be on a bike.Like a lot of things it is better to learn to ride a bike when you are young, before you pick up bad habits from driving a car like taking for granted that other road users see you.Why do think the highest risk group of riders is older bikers who are new to biking or have just got another bike after many years in a car."

 

F**k off you tw*t

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Boltysan

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Boltysan says:

advoc8 & Chimneyportions,

One word...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tw@s

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Boltysan

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Boltysan says:

But maybe an apology to advoc8 after  a re-read!

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advoc8

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advoc8 says:

Many Thanks

Apology accepted

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