Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Well, Gld, The Netherlands
This morning I went to work and was nearly hit by a cage. I live in a rural area and when I approached cross roads a youth in Golf GTI did not give me right of way (which I had!).
He swerved a little to the left, leaving me on the right side, next to road in the wet grass. I've been riding for more than 30 years, but keeping the bike straight was more luck than knowledge. I slithered for some 150ft through the grass, shouting to myself 'no braking, no braking'. Afterwards I got the machine back on the blacktop and stopped there. The guy in the car stopped next to me and was sorry 'I did not see you etc'. I'm very proud I did not even raise my voice when I told him what I thought of him.
Just had to write this - to get rid of some adrenalin.
If you can laugh at your own stupidities, you have fun all year round!
BMW K1 '91 for sports, BMW K1200RS '03 for touring, Honda CB750K '80 for winter.