Almost got killed today!

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by horizonchaser, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    My wife and I set out for a nice ride to Hogback Mountain in Vermont today. I had programed our route on the computer and then transfered it onto my Garmin GPS. Well, while on Rt. 290 in Worcester, Ma., some guy/gal (?) to the left of me (I was in the slow lane) began drifting over towards us! I glanced to my left and saw that he was within a foot or so of hitting us. He realized his mistake and abrubtly cut his wheels back to his own lane where he then proceeded to cut in front of the guy who just filled in his spot. All around us was the sound of hard squealing tires and the site of the second car out of control. My wife screaming at me to get off the highway NOW! We took the next exit and headed for home counting our blessings that we didn't get clipped resulting in a terrible crash! What was really unsettling for me was the fact that my wife was with me. I try to be super careful when she's with me. Some things are just beyond our control.
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    We'll be going out after supper for a ride on this hot, August night! It's a clean slate all over again.
     
  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    It's a clean slate all over again.[/QUOTE]

    Amen! Glad ya'll made it thru it ok.
     
  3. bikerdad

    bikerdad Junior Member

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    I know what you mean when you say "I try to be super careful when she's with me". I am the same way. Actually I always try to be super careful but I worry more when she is on the back. Boy you have to watch everyone don't you! Get back out there and have fun, but ride safe!
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Always try and leave a hole. Buffer zone all the way around. May mean going faster or slower, but find the hole.

    TQ
     
  5. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    I try.
     
  6. hobo55

    hobo55 Active Member

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    Glad you got away. They're all over so everyone ride safe out there.
     
  7. threesteps

    threesteps Junior Member

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    It's great you got out of that jam with no problems. Best of luck on and keep on ridin'.
     
  8. ksboy

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    I can never fully relax when I have the wife with me. A guy I knew missed a curve and killed his wife. I just don't think I would handle that very well.
    Glad you guys were okay. One good ride will calm the nerves back down.
     
  9. nolafishr

    nolafishr Active Member

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    Glad to hear that you all made it, You did right by being alert and keeping your eyes open, I don't know what is wrong people sometimes, I see it on the Road Myself, I always keep my distance with vehicles and try to have a way out.
     
  10. silentflyer

    silentflyer Active Member

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    Ride like the cagers are TRYING to kill you....glad you 2 are OK....