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Old 11-10-2004, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default almost had an accident

after few days of driving, I decided to ride to work today......but almost had an accident on the way......here's how it happened.....

I was approaching a green light just changed from red and there were few cars waiting there........

I "assumed" cars in front of me would start moving before I got there, so I was't slow down AND I was thinking something else.........

So, as you can imagine, I almost hit a car's rear. I braked (luckily, I didn't lock the front) and turned into space between two cars.........

I was shocked........and felt lucky there's nothing happened........
so, I learned a lesson which is my common mistakes.........don't ride and have my mind on something else at the same time.........
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:15 AM   #2
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Glad to hear you didn't learn the hard way.
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Old 11-10-2004, 11:16 AM   #3
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Also glad you had enough presence of mind to swerve between the cars!!!! Good lesson learned though Grasshopper!!! :P
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Old 11-10-2004, 01:15 PM   #4
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Also glad you had enough presence of mind to swerve between the cars!!!! Good lesson learned though Grasshopper!!! :P
Good learning the easy way, not the hard way. Props to you.
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:08 PM   #5
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Glad you are alright, and didn't get hurt in the process of learning this lesson!
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Old 11-10-2004, 08:12 PM   #6
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Default another one.....

yes, another one just happened on the way home....

I was crossing an intersection and a white Celica on my right hand side was turning into my lane, too!!

so....I flashed her.....(yes, but don't ask why not use horn ) then swerved again........and I kicked the hood (ok, that one just joking)

so, safely got home, end an exciting day
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Old 11-10-2004, 09:21 PM   #7
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Just another normal day in SoCal traffic Mang!!!! Might as well get used to it as it happens every day to most of us. Sucks but thats Cali drivers
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I will trade you NYC traffic any day
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Old 12-11-2004, 06:31 AM   #9
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Phoenix, AZ is just as bad!
Glad you and your bike are in one piece, just remember that ALL cage driver's are idiot's, to put it nicely.
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