Sometimes the difference between a great ride and disaster is measured in seconds. I had a close call today and as I reflect on the event I realize things could have ended very badly. I was heading home after meeting my sister for breakfast. The weather was perfect and I was enjoying the ride. Suddenly about 100 yards ahead a SUV pulled out heading in my direction to pass another vehicle........apparently the driver didn’t see my large red bike with LED lights! We’re both traveling 55-60 mph, so the next events transpired in a matter of seconds. The driver of the vehicle being passed saw what was happening and thankfully pulled to the shoulder giving the passing vehicle a slot to pull back into. Fortunately I was watching the oncoming traffic, so despite the limited time and space to react, I also swerved over to the shoulder. Everything happened so fast...the responses by the other vehicle and me were done instinctively....no time to really think about what to do. While everything ended well, it reminded me of the importance of staying focused.....even then, sometimes we need assistance from our guardian angel to make it through the day. Drive safe!