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Something to look out for at intersections - July 6, 2009, 12:09 PM

I went out for a ride Sunday down Rt40 towards Hagerstown from Frederick.
Riding along I came up on 2 cars and stayed behind them just enjoying the day. As we came up on 17 the 2 cars in front of me put on their right hand turn signal.
The intersection had a car on the left and a car on the right looking to get out onto Rt40.
The speed was already very slow so I couldn't slow down a lot more to put space between the last car and myself so I could show myself to the car on the right looking to get onto Rt40.
I had a spidey sense or something because something told me not to gas it past the last car and watch that jeep trying to turn left.
Sure enough that jeep never looked back left and came right out in front of me. I put my hand up in the air as to say what the f*@K lady!

Moral of the story, never assume just because you have the right of way and are doing the speed limit that people are going to see you! Anticipate every possible thing that could happen as it usually will eventually if you ride long enough!!!


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I went out for a ride Sunday down Rt40 towards Hagerstown from Frederick.
Riding along I came up on 2 cars and stayed behind them just enjoying the day. As we came up on 17 the 2 cars in front of me put on their right hand turn signal.
The intersection had a car on the left and a car on the right looking to get out onto Rt40.
The speed was already very slow so I couldn't slow down a lot more to put space between the last car and myself so I could show myself to the car on the right looking to get onto Rt40.
I had a spidey sense or something because something told me not to gas it past the last car and watch that jeep trying to turn left.
Sure enough that jeep never looked back left and came right out in front of me. I put my hand up in the air as to say what the f*@K lady!

Moral of the story, never assume just because you have the right of way and are doing the speed limit that people are going to see you! Anticipate every possible thing that could happen as it usually will eventually if you ride long enough!!!

Im glad you are OK, but thats just common sense.


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Im glad you are OK, but thats just common sense.
True, but everyone needs a little reminding from time to time.


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I'll also thank them for proving that you don't need the force to get a woman to make you a sammich.
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."
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That shit is like wearing a condom your whole life while living in DC, but going to brazil and going bare back with all the chicks because they look better.

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So next time you feel the need to prove to the world that you should have been euthanized as a child, do it in someone else's thread.

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True, but everyone needs a little reminding from time to time.
Very true.


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July 6, 2009, 12:52 PM

You did well.

Always ride like that dipshit you see on the side of the road is pulling out in front of you, into your right-of-way.

Cagers almost always telegraph their intentions because they have already formed the plan in their mind before they begin to execute the move. As an example, next time on the highway, watch how cagers change lanes. They almost always drift toward the lane they are planning to move into just before they actually execute the lane change. Often they do this before even looking to see if they have room to move into. After enough miles and paying attention, any rider will come to recognize the hints. A dumbass who is likely going to make a right turn into your right-of-way will usually approach very rapidly from the right and attempt to roll through the stop. Once you see that said dumbass is rolling passed the point at which the law stipulates they should stop for the intersection, just assume that he will roll on out in front of you. For the rare instances when they just pull a stunt w/o any second thought or planning, the "assume the worst" philosophy will hopefully give you enough time to react.


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July 6, 2009, 01:35 PM

so did u take care of her mirrors?


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so did u take care of her mirrors?
Any other time I wouldn't have thought twice about it. After 22 years on the street it isn't the first and won't be the last. It irritated me that even after she saw me the expression on her face never even changed. If I had frightened her I know I would have seen it but it made me think she almost did it on purpose!


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I'll also thank them for proving that you don't need the force to get a woman to make you a sammich.
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."
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i just ride like i dont have the right of way anyway. but i take my right when needed


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i just ride like i dont have the right of way anyway. but i take my right when needed
It's amazing the amount of accidents on bikes that come from left turning cars in front of bikes yet when people make a post to simply remind people to be alert for it and don't become complacent everyone seems like it is something everyone always does.

All the accident reports of people getting killed and the best response people have is RIP.
What I thought this site was for was to help new riders learn and survive to be an experienced rider and to also remind experienced riders sometimes of the basics that we sometimes forget!


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I'll also thank them for proving that you don't need the force to get a woman to make you a sammich.
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."
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What does OrangeShirtDude mean by "Cagers"?

EDIT* Nevermind, found it - http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cager
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What does OrangeShirtDude mean by "Cagers"?
Cars


To punish and enslave!
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religion is just a misspelling of superstition

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I'll also thank them for proving that you don't need the force to get a woman to make you a sammich.
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."
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i ride out that way all the time, people suck at driving. stay safe.
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Be always on the defensive. Goes for driving cars too! Because the other idiots on the road CAN'T drive!
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