Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
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.
95 Honda Magna (sold)
97 R1100RT (sold)
00 LTc, Canyon Red "Tarkus" (sold)
01 F650GS (wifey's, sold)
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04 R1150RT (turned to scrap)
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