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That was ugly. If the person survives that they are extremely lucky.
 

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Amazing he survived. We had a similar MC accident here a few years ago. Driver died.
 

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It's true that many drivers are speeding more than usual, possibly taking advantage of the emptier roadways. We were coming home yesterday in my truck doing 60 mph in a 55 zone. I had at least a mile or more empty road behind me when I saw headlights in the distance closing rapidly from behind me. A silver Honda Pilot was racing up on me at what must've been at least 80 mph on this 2 lane highway. She got right up behind my tailgate and nearly pulled into a head-on with oncoming traffic and passed me about a half mile later just getting back in our lane before a near head-on again. She repeated this after racing up on the next vehicle about 1/4 mile ahead of me nearly head on before getting back in the lane, I was glad I wasn't on my Indian at the time.
 

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I love 2 lane highways, at times they are terrifying when dummies are encountered out there that are recklessly ignoring how to navigate the 2 lane highway.

I ride a 2 lane from Montana to Sturgis, the first 140 miles or so are 2 lane, out by the mines there is extremely heavy semi traffic.

Last time I came back from Sturgis on the Chieftain, out by the mines I had 12 semis nose to tail go by in the opposite direction on that 2 lane highway, ..that had me nervous for a few miles

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I love 2 lane highways, at times they are terrifying when dummies are encountered out there that are recklessly ignoring how to navigate the 2 lane highway.

I ride a 2 lane from Montana to Sturgis, the first 140 miles or so are 2 lane, out by the mines there is extremely heavy semi traffic.

Last time I came back from Sturgis on the Chieftain, out by the mines I had 12 semis nose to tail go by in the opposite direction on that 2 lane highway, ..that had me nervous for a few miles

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That was a simple matter of outriding your capabilities. But glad he lived thru it. Are you talking about highway 12 by chance ?
 

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One of the most memorable motorcycle accidents I had to work was a guy on a sport bike was zoomen when he lost control. He slid across the roadway and his arm hit a road sign...Ripped it right off.

Thats why I'm never in a rush just enjoying the ride.

Guy lived but not able to ride anymore.

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Yep been there done that ! But for the most part you can rock pretty good thru there especially on 12
Is the Stoneville Saloon still open in Alzada ? Went thru there last year on our way back from Portland and it was closed. I’ve been stopping thru there for many years
 

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I was watching a future organ donor yesterday while taking a ride. Guy on a softail treating every stoplight like a drag race and weaving through traffic and cutting between cars at 50+ miles per hour. All while in the safety of his t-shirt and half helmet. Was behind him for about 5 miles before I lost track of him, which is funny considering all his furious attempts at being SpeedRacer he never really got that far ahead of me and I was in pure mosey mode.
 

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One of the most memorable motorcycle accidents I had to work was a guy on a sport bike was zoomen when he lost control. He slid across the roadway and his arm hit a road sign...Ripped it right off.

Thats why I'm never in a rush just enjoying the ride.

Guy lived but not able to ride anymore.

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That kind of thing can happen anywhere.

1985, heading home from work at MCV-VCU in Richmond VA. Taking the side roads to avoid heavy traffic on Monument Blvd. Driver, looking for an address, runs her stop sign, T-Bones my left side and virtually amputated my left foot above the ankle. Bone and skin grafts, external fixator, one year of PT and rehab. BTW, a couple of other notes: none of the street clothes I was wearing were damaged (other than the left pant leg), and (just dumb luck) I had on a full face helmet. No road rash at all. Not a speck. And my street clothes were returned to me, intact. Meaning.... I landed right on my head. I was one lucky guy, to be sure.

Ever since then, I have worn a full-face helmet any time I've gone riding. God bless all you who choose not to.

Lesson: always expect the unexpected. And, where a full face helmet.
 

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Was with a group of about a dozen bikes this weekend. We stopped for gas and a break at a Wawa. When leaving, the tailgunner pulled out to block traffic for our line of bikes. The tailgunner left a half of a lane open. A cager in a Yuppie Land Rover swerved around the tailgunner. I happened to look to my left and spotted the Land Rover. By this time I was unable to stop. I swerved close to the curb, as the cager, to avoid scratching his Land Rover, swerved left. We barely missed each other. My hands were shaking. When I saw the tailgunner at the next stop, he apologized to me, and complimented my skills.
I, almost always, look for an escape route. Luckily, on Sunday, I looked and reacted, otherwise I would not be here to tell this story.
 
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