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post #1 of 9 Old Nov 20th, 2012, 11:09 pm Thread Starter
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All in a day's ride

Let's be careful out there . . .

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post #2 of 9 Old Nov 21st, 2012, 2:45 am
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Re: All in a day's ride

Yikes!

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post #3 of 9 Old Nov 21st, 2012, 4:48 am
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Re: All in a day's ride

Last summer that happened to me on I-94, only it was a 2"x18" strip from an exploded truck tire. In heavy traffic the car in front kicked it up and it sailed about 8 feet in to the air. And just like that mattress it went slow motion until a foot from my bike. It then resumed real time.

Took out my right side mirror (tether and all) and nicked the tip of my middle finger. I heard my mirror bouncing down the road after me but I was not going to chop throttle to find it. Prolly in a dozen pieces anyway. No damage to my finger, just a little sting through the glove. Didn't have any time to move laterally to avoid it either. Glad it wasn't 18" to the left.

So, yes, be careful out there.

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Re: All in a day's ride

Yep! Me too, but in a car... Had something similar with a pick up truck load of big truck tires. One bounced out of the truck and started to bounce and roll at me down the interstate near Ft. Lauderdale. It literally bounced over the Crown Vic I was driving and left a scuff on the roof. Too much traffic to swerve.

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Last week I was on my way to Houston in my truck. I was only 4 or 5 miles from the house when I came around a blind curve at about 70 MPH. I hit a car tire that was in the road(without the rim just the tire) hard enough that it ripped the drivers side running board half way off the truck. I pull into a parking lot & had to remove the rest of the running board just to keep going. I was very thankful I was not on the bike plus that no other cars were close to me as the tire shot out from under the truck & across 3 lanes then it bounced off the center wall between north & south bound lanes.

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Re: All in a day's ride

I noticed he was doing a pretty good clip, and it appears he was changing into the far right lane when the mattress falls out. Just an observation.

He was very fortunate.

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Re: All in a day's ride

Excellent title Ken, Close encounters happen all the time.

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Re: All in a day's ride

I think he had a bit of target fixation that led him to the right lane. If he had stayed where he was it would not have been as close a call. WHEW!!!

OK went back and looked again he was left of center to center and then drifted to the right before the matress even came out. Also noted his speedo was at 91-93 as it went by and when he flagged the truck he was down in the 70's. Looks like every one was going a bit fast.

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Re: All in a day's ride

Many years ago on a '78 Wing, I started to pass a flatbed semi. On it were several stacks of crushed cars. As I was reaching the truck, what looked to be an alternator fell off and hit the road. It bounced high into the air a couple of times and then off the right side of the road and over the hill. While it didn't actually get real close, it did scare the bejesus out of me.

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