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Offline mbishara

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Re: A must read safety article complete with numerous videos
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 10:32:26 pm »
A couple of those videos are pretty goofy.

The one with the guy failing to make the turn is mesmerizing. It looks like the guy is absolutely frozen and is now doing nothing but braking. He hits the dirt with zero lean (he's either abandoned all hope of staying on the pavement or he has come to the conclusion that he never should have been on the road in the first place) and he's got his foot off the pegs like he's going to stop himself with it.

The lane changer is also a keeper. I wonder how long it will take the rider to realize that passing on the right, blasting through the driver's blind spot, ignoring the driver's turn signal and then hoping that using his horn isn't a great strategy for long-term riding success. The driver obviously failed to give much warning, but I would have bet cash money that he was going to go right at some point. Of course the righteous indignation follow-up is also charming -- not that I haven't had similar expressions -- but there's nothing to be gained by it.

On the other hand, that rear ender is spooky and a great argument for lane splitting or filtering. That guy was super lucky to walk away.
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Re: A must read safety article complete with numerous videos
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2014, 06:41:12 am »
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The lane changer is also a keeper. I wonder how long it will take the rider to realize that passing on the right, blasting through the driver's blind spot, ignoring the driver's turn signal and then hoping that using his horn isn't a great strategy for long-term riding success. The driver obviously failed to give much warning, but I would have bet cash money that he was going to go right at some point. Of course the righteous indignation follow-up is also charming

+1 on all of that
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Re: A must read safety article complete with numerous videos
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2014, 06:31:33 pm »
I love RideApart and have been popping in regularly.  They've always got something interesting to say.   :great:

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Re: A must read safety article complete with numerous videos
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2014, 07:09:10 pm »
Look where you want to go. Trust the bike. Never leave too big a gap between you and the cage in front. Always be aware of the tool behind you. Never pass on the right and if you have to the C14 can do it very quickly at full throttle.
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