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*I didn't post this in the "Crash boom bang" section becasue I didn't crash boom or bang. If this should be in there feel free to move it.*

Sorry in advance...this is a bit long.

It's 11:00 a.m. on a beautiful Saturday morning here in NY. I'm cruising down 25A between Fort Salonga and Kings Park solo going approximately 55MPH (indicated). Posted speed limit is 50MPH. There a few cars behind me at a safe distance, no one in front of me. Roads are now dry from all the rain we have had and my tires are warmed up since I have been riding for a good 45 minutes. There is a 4 door purple sedan in the opposite direction of traffic coming towards my direction...I notice the front bumper dips a bit (my assumption is the driver is slowing down but I can't figure out a good reason for this since there is no where to turn, no side streets, no drive ways nothing.) and there is no obvious reason for this...I look to see if their turn signals are on...nope...so I'm thinking this person is just basically slowing for no real reason which is dangerous for the cars coming up behind her.

WELL...the moron decides to whip a left into my lane, 3/4 of her car in the lane and a 1/4 into the shoulder area and comes to a complete stop, literally! Almost like a crazy gung ho cop would do in the movies to try and stop a fleeing suspects car. (Keep in mind this whole thing happened in a matter of seconds). needless to say I had the mental panic attack kick in but some how kept the physical to a minimum, thank God. I got on the rear brake real hard a millesecond before I got on the front brakes really hard. The rear did get light and locked for a good distance, got a little squirly both to the right and then to the left and then finally just came up about 10 - 12 inches like a small stoppie (which I cannot do on purpose). My heart was pounding and my left leg actually shoof for a few seconds. I literally missed hitting the rear of this car by about a foot. That may sound like a lot but it really didn't feel like a lot when I thought I was going to crush my leg between the bike and her car.

My only thought is this person decided to attemp a 3 point turn in a very dangerous spot and in an extremely dangerous manner. Once the fear/oh sh!t factor wore off I have to admit I wanted to get off the bike and beat that idiot driver. Even the car directly behind me honked and flipped off the driver.

At the next light the guy behind me pulled up next to me and asked if I was ok and said he saw the whole thing. I told him yes and that was way too close for comfort.

I got home and just thanked God I didn't lay it down or crash into anything. My MX experience played a role in how I physically behaved I think. I didn't get all that nervouse when the rear stepped out to the right and then the left, just a little bit when it started to lift.

Sorry for the long rant but I am thankful I got out of this unscathed.

Watch out for idiot cagers - you just never know!

The guy behind me gets props for asking if I was ok and letting me know he witnessed everything.
 

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Yeah me too - thanks.
 

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cojolio said:
man that sucks, im glad you got out of it just fine.....
did you talked to the idiot driver to see WTF was wrong and why she turned like that?
No, the traffic behind her was starting to build because she was in a rush to back up so I wanted to leave that area as soon as possible. it's a curvy road with blind spots and there is no real safe spot to pull over. I figured at this point I better just keep on going where I was going. I was a bit too steamed to even consider having a conversation with the idiot who almost just caused me to have an accident.
 

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Glad you made it out ok, MX experience def. helps. I started riding off road again this summer and it was worth it. SO many cagers are Fuking idiots you really gotta watch yourself.

Ride safe, keep the shiny side up!
 

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Thank God & great job you kept your cool and you did not panic
 

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Thanks guys - I read these posts and try and imagine a true close call but it doesn't sink in as much until you experience it yourself.
 

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damn...i feel ya..samn thing down here in South Miami..ppl cant drive!!! glad nuttin happened.
 

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Good for you for keeping that bike upright.

That's a tough scenario, and a quick recipe for disaster if too much braking is added into the equation. Props to you for keeping safe... It stinks reading storied about people getting jacked up because of moronic cagers.
 

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glad your fine, and glad its not in the crash bang boom section
 

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ME2 said:
Good for you for keeping that bike upright.

That's a tough scenario, and a quick recipe for disaster if too much braking is added into the equation. Props to you for keeping safe... It stinks reading storied about people getting jacked up because of moronic cagers.
Thanks man
 

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teleinfoncarr said:
glad your fine, and glad its not in the crash bang boom section
Thanks - me too!!!
 
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