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Old 02-11-2011, 10:00 AM   #1
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I wouldn't have stopped so suddenly in traffic. He had a chance to quickly change lanes but chose to stop. Her fault for hitting him no doubt, but his fault for letting himself get hit.

Nice ninja reflexes though!

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Smart guy...doesn't say a word to her...probably becaue he was about to beat her ***.
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Smart guy...doesn't say a word to her...probably becaue he was about to beat her ***.
I'm guessing he was still in the shock. There wasn't enough time afterwards in that video for him to have any rational thought.
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I think he was getting ready to film one of those 150 MPH rides through traffic. That woman hitting him probably saved a bus load of school kids. She is a true hero!
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That lady got about three times the words out as I would have allowed her. Props to him for his patience.
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holy crap, half the ******* bike is under the car

there are times when, "I'm so sorry just doesn't cut it"
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Im not going to pass judgment on anyone here. What more do you want the old lady to say?? Kudos to the rider for not ripping into her, I probably wouldn't be that patient. Accidents happen, im sure there isn't one person here who hasn't had to panic break to avoid an accident.
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DONT MAKE ME CLICK ON A THREAD I AM APATHETIC ABOUT BECAUSE OF YOUR LACK OF DETAIL IN THE THREAD TITLE.


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I wouldn't have stopped so suddenly in traffic. He had a chance to quickly change lanes but chose to stop. Her fault for hitting him no doubt, but his fault for letting himself get hit.

Nice ninja reflexes though!
You can actually see his head flip left as the brake lights come on - then the car rolls by just after he stops. He looked left, but not enough room to make it happen.
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I've run a red light on my bike before to avoid being rear-ended - but there wasnt a minivan in front of me
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You can actually see his head flip left as the brake lights come on - then the car rolls by just after he stops. He looked left, but not enough room to make it happen.
Yeah I noticed he looked left and there probably wasn't enough time/room to go left, but right sure looked like a better option to me than just a hard stop.

Watching it again it looks as if the women is actually trying to put her arms around him or give him a hug. Then he just starts to walk away from her.
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looks like the rear tire went under the Scion and it lifted him up and he just stayed upright as the bike toppled over.
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That's the biggest fear I have about riding. I have bad dreams about a semi coming up behind me and not hitting the brakes in time *cringe*
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I am surprised he didnt freak out, then go into shock.
She will be charged and likely so will he, following to close......

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That's the biggest fear I have about riding. I have bad dreams about a semi coming up behind me and not hitting the brakes in time *cringe*
**** you *******. Thanks for that. I'm buying a bike
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I like to ride a bike but I won't ever own one for the street again. Bikes just aren't capable of having a run-of-the-mill fender bender. Everything is a catastrophic event. I have been rear-ended about that hard a half dozen times while driving a pickup truck (I drive 45,000 miles a year). I'd hate to have had it happen once on a bike. I might not have been as lucky as he was. He could have been under the Scion with the bike just as easily.

I love bikes but am reasonably wary of other motorists.
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Sucks, shoulda gone right but hindsights 20/20.
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If you get rear ended a lot, you're probably a tailgater.

The rider will not be found guilty for following too close. It is ridiculous to think that his 260lb motorcycle would have been able to stop the 3200lb pickup truck in time to prevent contact with the vehicle in front of him in any reasonable scenario. In all likelihood, being close to the front vehicle (though preventing him from making an emergency move around the vehicle) could have saved him injury or life because it appears that the pickup was prepared to stop for the van, and didn't see the motorcycle. Had he been 10 feet further back, the pickup would have been traveling that much faster. The rider has evidence (a video) to prove that he was riding in a fashion that was completely unremarkable, and he wasn't tailgating a vehicle in motion.
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Armchair quarterbacking aside, what gets me every time is how a bike comes apart like a kid"s toy...
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