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  • Way too freakin' close!

    I'm lucky to be sitting here typing this!

    Nearly got totally run over tonight.
    I was sitting, stopped, behind a longish line of cars at a light, minding my own business when a car flashed past me to the right... no lane there, just a car jumping the curb and bouncing to a stop on the sidewalk!

    Apparently the guy "hadn't seen me" behind the cars (if he'd seen them, even) and locked 'em up. Thank God for anti-lock brakes in cages! He was able to avoid hitting me while still goin' above 30 (I'd say) by jumping the curb to the right.
    Like I said... his car bounced to a stop on the sidewalk.
    The dude looked visibly shaken... I probably should'a got off the Sporty and checked to see if he was okay!
    I didn't... I just looked at him (still breathin') and rode off (light had changed).
    I gotta say he was the palest black guy I've ever seen.

    Wanna say three things:
    Thank God for not punching me into the back of a Toyota pickup tonight - I'd'a been crushed totally by that one.
    Thank the guy who missed me, for not just lockin' 'em up.
    And WEAR YOUR HELMETS!!!
    If I hadn't been crushed, I'd have been somersaulting backwards through his windshield.

    Had my helmet on, and glad I didn't need it.

    Think I'll wear it more.

    This was a close one.

    Luckily, all I needed was a change of underwear.
    Official Herd Dumbass
    (Ask anybody)

    MONK
    Crocified '07 XL1200C
    Herd #34

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    Monk..They are all over and we must remain vigilant and keep our eyes peeled. Glad you are here expressing your experience! And glad you are OK! We go through this every day...And I wished we can do more controlling of the cagers.
    .
    2010 FLHX - Street Glide
    HERD MEMBER #00003

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    • #3
      Damn, Monk, Glad to see you are still with us, coul dhave been so much different an ending.

      let this be awarning to everyone, when parked at a light, leave plenty of room in front and beside you as an excape route, keep your bike in gear, and keep your eyes on your mirrors
      Ride in Peace Wndchsr


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      • #4
        Monk, glad you're fine!! This jus proves we all need to be on top of our 'game' when we're ridin!!!!!!!!
        OFFICIAL HERD MEMBER #83
        2014 FLHXS
        U.S. NAVY Veteran

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        • #5
          The thing is, I always watch my mirrors under those conditions, making sure to keep the brake light active, too.
          I saw this guy way back from me, looked at the back of the truck in front (blue & gold Toyota), heard brakes, saw the car jump into the air.
          Scared me. The tips from the Ride Like a Pro vid no doubt were a factor in my survival... I was towards the left within my lane, giving him room to go right, and I was about 10' behind the pickup.

          It all just happened so fast!

          Thanx guys! I'm really glad to be here tonight.
          :monk
          Official Herd Dumbass
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          MONK
          Crocified '07 XL1200C
          Herd #34

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          • #6
            glad ur ok monk, sounds like that was a close one
            Todd Pearson
            Herd #118
            AMA #366336
            SERA #107 (Southern Enduro Riders Assoc)
            08 FLHX, TW555's, TTS Mastertune

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            • #7
              Monk, good to hear from you!!!
              Herd Member #43
              Free Markets, Free Minds
              Rolling Thunder

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              • #8
                This is what fears me the most, probably because I don't have control over any part of the situation. I'm glad you are still here to tel us this story.
                Justin, HERD member 00016
                97 Fatboy

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                • #9
                  Thinkin' about gettin' one of those flashy tail-light decelerometers to be seen more... Hell I already stuck a night-reflective thingy on the back of the BF... it's as big as the tail light and brighter in headlamps!
                  This happened in full bright daylight.
                  Official Herd Dumbass
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                  MONK
                  Crocified '07 XL1200C
                  Herd #34

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                  • #10
                    Whoa Monk "Close One"....Take care man you burned up one free one there....Not sure how many we get !!
                    Chris (Steveston)
                    Herd # 93
                    Retired Navy Vet

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                    • #11
                      Guardian Angels watchin the "HERD"........So very glad your safe Monk........
                      Rest easy.........g
                      U.S. Army "Retired"
                      (Disabled Veteran)

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, I'm a believer!
                        My younger girl got me a "Demon Clown" Guardian bell for Christmas... he's doin' his job too, I guess.

                        Just wasn't my turn yet, Gruss. Phew!
                        Official Herd Dumbass
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                        MONK
                        Crocified '07 XL1200C
                        Herd #34

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ironhead View Post
                          Damn, Monk, Glad to see you are still with us, coul dhave been so much different an ending.

                          let this be awarning to everyone, when parked at a light, leave plenty of room in front and beside you as an excape route, keep your bike in gear, and keep your eyes on your mirrors
                          this is exactly what happened to me not 2 months ago......ever since then after repoting my incident to the HERD, i got the same suggestions that yer here reading today....glad it worked out for ya monk

                          like most have said here already....give yerself ATLEAST a car lenth of space to escape and watch that mirror till you know for sure you have a 3-4 car buffer
                          Twenty First Herdster
                          * When Its All Said And Done, Will You Have Said More Than You Have Done?
                          ** How Old Would You Be If You Didnt Know How Old You Where?
                          99 FLSTF
                          03 FLHTCI

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                          • #14
                            Glad You are OK Monk.
                            Ear Tag no. 00030

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                            • #15
                              Those near misses are just gut wrenching....do you still have the knot in your stomach ?......i get that when i think about a few near misses i've had over the years......and an Angel always comes to mind....g
                              Originally posted by Monk View Post
                              Yeah, I'm a believer!
                              My younger girl got me a "Demon Clown" Guardian bell for Christmas... he's doin' his job too, I guess.

                              Just wasn't my turn yet, Gruss. Phew!
                              U.S. Army "Retired"
                              (Disabled Veteran)

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