Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lomita, CA, USA
Re: Close call
If you see someone slowing down, or driving slow, or putting on the brakes or doing anything odd, you must always ask "why are they doing that?"
I had a conversation with a K biker recently and he complained of a van that had stopped in the road. And how he almost ran into them. He couldn't figure it out when I told him the rule.
First, stay back.
Second, if they stop, you stop too, after checking to see what's behind you. And ask, why did they stop. Proceed only when you know why, and it's safe.
Is there something in the road. Are they about to turn. Did their engine quit. Are they drunk, stoned, or asleep.
2008 R1200 RT