Originally Posted by SanMan
Add me to the list. No damage to anyone or anything but he thumped me twice and I had some deer snot and hair to show for it. Plus those four little wierd scratches in my chrome.
Them near misses are tough on the ol undershorts,too, huh???
Here's one of my posts from sometime ago about a near miss:
Just remembered my last LD trip up the east coast with my riding buddy, Scott. We rode to Pittsburg for a wedding and back on, not LT's, but our HD's...this was before the age of enlightenment.
Anyway, my riding buddy and I set off for the wedding...him on a Road King, me on my Dyna Convertible. Great fun! The ride up from Atlanta was really nice the first day riding around the verdant foothills of the Smokies...until we got just above Johnson City. As lead, I set the pace through the sweepers and the weather and scenery were perfect until I rounded a curve and saw a KID running left to right across the road in front of me toward a farmhouse! Right BEHIND the kid was the biggest [email protected]
#$#@! black bull I ever saw!!!!
chasing that kid. That bull was at least 10' tall and all I could do was hit my brakes hard!!!! Stopped about 50 feet in front of that bull who had already stopped, looking confused...
... Then, all of a sudden my buddy went right by me trying to stop his Road King...didn't make it and swerved around the bull at about 10mph and crept up the road. The bull was looking both ways, still confused!
He started to run after my buddy and that was when I opened full throttle! Roared around that big bull and opened up about 100 feet before I slowed for my friend, stopped and looked around and that bull was still comin'! Opened the throttle....stalled....finally cranked and burned out of there!!!
Don't know if my brakes were better than his or what...but now that I think about it...if he hadn't gone around the bull and drawn him away...I would have really been stuck...no way could I have turned around!! So, maybe, bad brakes can bring good breaks!!! "