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    Angry Bike saved my Life

    You might not believe it but being on my bike yesterday saved my life.

    Traveling in a southerly direction on the R63 about 40km from King William`s Town I was riding on the left side of the road. Cresting a ridge there were 2 vehicles, a new Nissan in front and behind it a car, overtaking on a Blind Rise AND on the wrong side of the white line from the front. Had I been in a cage I would have been pulverised. The people were traveling a great speed. They overtook about 5 cars and a truck in one shot.
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    Eish!!! Just glad you are okay mate!!. Could have been very different. Sometimes yes the bike is safer then the cage

    Just keep safe !!!

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    Glad you are here to tell the story:verypale:

    Let this be another lesson to everyone

    One thing i have taught myself and everyone who asks why I do it is this:
    When approaching a blind rise on a road, I ALWAYS move to the left side of the lane I am traveling in.

    In this case, it saved your life
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    ducati red im glad ur alright
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    Could have been ever so nasty ..... but as Clock says;
    "When approaching a blind rise on a road, I ALWAYS move to the left side of the lane I am traveling in ... a very good and sometimes life saving tip."
    Glad you seem to have the same approach Ducati and survived to tell the tale and hopefully teach others a very good survival tactic.
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    Ducatti when ChritoE was in hospital, he was in a 4 bed ward.

    ALL four beds had bikers in! HOWEVER, the one biker was in his car when he was involved in a head on accident. On his bike he would have been able to avoid it. This gent spent about 3 or months in hospital - totally "pulvarised". The other bikers were all out in 2 or 3 weeks .....

    go figure .....



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    Glad you made it to tell the tale!
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    Glad to hear you are ok. Similar thing happened a couple of months ago on a breakfast run and if I was not to the left it would have been a head on collision. Good advice Clock. Stay safe out there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clock View Post
    Glad you are here to tell the story:verypale:

    Let this be another lesson to everyone

    One thing i have taught myself and everyone who asks why I do it is this:
    When approaching a blind rise on a road, I ALWAYS move to the left side of the lane I am traveling in.

    In this case, it saved your life
    Clock Baie goeie advies wat jy hier gegee het,soos ek ook al die jare doen.ek hoop net dat al die jong bikers, en persone wat begin motorfiets ry dit lees.
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    Glad to hear you are o.k. Things could have turned out for the worse! Dam.

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    Thanks for sharing the tip. Will remember it! Ducati - Glad you are ok and still part of the family! If you did not have the experience, I would never have heard that advice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clock View Post
    Glad you are here to tell the story:verypale:

    Let this be another lesson to everyone: One thing I have taught myself and everyone who asks why I do it is this:
    When approaching a blind rise on a road, I ALWAYS move to the left side of the lane I am traveling in.
    Good one, Clock!!!!

    Always, always, ALWAYS approach a blind rise from a position of being able to handle ANY emergency!! The main thing is speed. At Kyalami you won't have vehicles approaching you, so on the public road SLOW down, unless you want to prove how human your body is!

    The thing is, there could be a bloody big truck / minibus taxi parked in the road on a blind rise, so even moving left is meaningless if your speed is too high to stop quickly. Be prepared for anything.

    Always move leftish, but be prepared for anything! Thanks, guys for posting this.

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    You were very lucky there mate! keep safe
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    In a car or van you sometimes have to just brace yourself for the impact if some idiot is coming towards you on your side of the road and does not look like hes gonna stop in time,on a bike you can dodge him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clock View Post
    When approaching a blind rise on a road, I ALWAYS move to the left side of the lane I am traveling in.
    What really bugs me is having to sit waiting at every other green traffic light, waiting for the Brain Deads to go through the Red Light, because in their opinion, they are "Entitled to, because it was almost still green when they were approaching the intersection." :evil:
    In retrospect, the future looks quite promising ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smotter View Post
    What really bugs me is having to sit waiting at every other green traffic light, waiting for the Brain Deads to go through the Red Light, because in their opinion, they are "Entitled to, because it was almost still green when they were approaching the intersection." :evil:
    Were you not taught in school - look left, look right and look left again before proceeding
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    Posted via Mobile Deviceglad your ok! Keep save!

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    Wys jou net - daar is altyd iets om te leer.

    Ek was die naweek naby DM en KM gewees, net verby Vaal Marina. Het woonwa gesleep en ons was omtrent 6 voertuie wat agter 'n groot SPAR trok vasgehaak het. Sal daar waragtig 'n idiiot met 'n Mazda 2 hierdie trein verbygaan op 'n opdraand, teen 'n sperstreep en op 'n draai! Vark het dit net-net gemaak, maar ek wonder of hy besef hoeveel mense se lewens hy in gevaar gestel het.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robertj View Post
    Wys jou net - daar is altyd iets om te leer.

    Ek was die naweek naby DM en KM gewees, net verby Vaal Marina. Het woonwa gesleep en ons was omtrent 6 voertuie wat agter 'n groot SPAR trok vasgehaak het. Sal daar waragtig 'n idiiot met 'n Mazda 2 hierdie trein verbygaan op 'n opdraand, teen 'n sperstreep en op 'n draai! Vark het dit net-net gemaak, maar ek wonder of hy besef hoeveel mense se lewens hy in gevaar gestel het.
    Ding is hul besef dit nie... tot hul self dinge's droogmaak en dan wonder hul nog hoe dit gehappen het. Ek wens net hul wil besef dit lewe is so kort, soos ek dit saterdag self beleef het toe ek op 'n toneel afgekom het op die N1 suid net buite Pretoria. As jy iemand in 'n kar sien (een van 5 en volgens die koerante een van 3 karre) en jy sien mense wat iemand help en dan net ophou help en in trane uitbars.... dan besef jy hoe kort die lewe is.

    To the familie and friends of this person who's life ended so tragically on Saterday afternoon around 4:30... you are in my prayers.


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