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Nobbie thread to accident avoidance?

When i was riding to work today something hit me, obviously the crash threads are on my mind. But why not have a thread about the accidents we've avoided by doing some of the things we talk about? We deal with at least 1 scenario probably everytime we hop on the bike. (2 today for me) and nobody ever posts about them but new riders might not ever hear of these tricks or instances until its to late.

So what do you look for before you take that "emergency action"

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Today on the way to work

* On the expressway and i was well into my lane and a car just decided to come half way into my lane while not even bother to look. I swung out of the lane and kicked his door in the process. Proceeded to flip him off and the dick actually has the nerve to flip me back like its my fault.

(I took action when i saw his tires come over that white line and just began to come into my lane, if i would've waited till he was half way in I would've been picking myself off 90/94 right now)

* My other was the same of what happened last night, keeping an eye on your 6. Slow traffic, I saw the guy behind me texting so I kept an extra eye on him and sure enough i was on the outer portion of the lane and he wasn't slowing enough so i moved out to the white line and next thing i see he is even with me in my lane. I jumped off the bike and proceeded to give him an earful. Of course he just said sorry and acted like nothing happened.


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All I learned from this thread is that Mark is a bad ass kicking doors and jumping off bikes and whatnot

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Proceeded to flip him off and the dick actually has the nerve to flip me back like its my fault.
*I would not recommend flipping people off when riding. You NEVER know what kind of mood the other person is in, their mentality, or what they're capable of doing to you with their vehicle.
Bike vs automobile -- No fight there.

*Ninjaeric flashes his break lights while at red lights. I picked up that habit since I've got a black bike with black gear.

*Avoid riding on highways near downtown on Friday and Saturday nights; seen too many drunk driving accidents in front of my eyes.

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I like the way you beat some smart ass to the punch.

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When i was riding to work today something hit me,
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* On the expressway and i was well into my lane and a car just decided to come half way into my lane while not even bother to look. I swung out of the lane and kicked his door in the process. Proceeded to flip him off and the dick actually has the nerve to flip me back like its my fault.
He was flipping you off because you kicked his door.




I try to avoid situations like that by not riding in people's blindspots. Also, if I notice someone behind me texting, I accelerate and get clear of them.

I don't deal with 1 scenerio (better word would be incident) per ride. I very rarely have problems with cars because I ride defensively and work hard to keep myself out of those situations.

Be proactive, not just reactive.

And kicking someone's door is kinda stupid. You are much better off spending your attention on controling your bike.

It is kinda like running in front of a train. Human vs. train. train will win.

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also, if you see a drunk driver, stay behind them.

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I like the way you beat some smart ass to the punch.
Haha...well this scene pretty much describes CLSB so might as well say it before someone else does.

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what does any of this have to do with nobbie tires?

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He was flipping you off because you kicked his door.




I try to avoid situations like that by not riding in people's blindspots. Also, if I notice someone behind me texting, I accelerate and get clear of them.

I don't deal with 1 scenerio (better word would be incident) per ride. I very rarely have problems with cars because I ride defensively and work hard to keep myself out of those situations.

Be proactive, not just reactive.

And kicking someone's door is kinda stupid. You are much better off spending your attention on controling your bike.

It is kinda like running in front of a train. Human vs. train. train will win.
the door kick was not intentional. Guess its a knee jerk reaction if somebody comes close to me ill stick my leg out. So I worded that wrong because technically i was still moving away and hit door hit my foot.

I agree with ya because I ride defensively, but some things you just have to avoid. That's the point of this thread, is those instances where riding and easily avoiding situations just doesnt always work.

Trying to give new riders the flip side of people crashing since some may not know when to use the things we beat into their heads.

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also, if you see a drunk driver, stay behind them.
Because they can be fun as hell to watch.
I once watched a guy repeatedly slam into the cement barrier on lake shore drive - for over a mile - he just kept ramming it throwing sparks all over the place and sometimes climbing up it a bit.

he continued on all the way down to the exit by science and industry and got off... He even passed a cop who was radaring the oncoming lanes - while grinding against the wall - and nothing happened
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Because they can be fun as hell to watch.
I once watched a guy repeatedly slam into the cement barrier on lake shore drive - for over a mile - he just kept ramming it throwing sparks all over the place and sometimes climbing up it a bit.

he continued on all the way down to the exit by science and industry and got off... He even passed a cop who was radaring the oncoming lanes - while grinding against the wall - and nothing happened
wtf


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the door kick was not intentional. Guess its a knee jerk reaction if somebody comes close to me ill stick my leg out. So I worded that wrong because technically i was still moving away and hit door hit my foot.

I agree with ya because I ride defensively, but some things you just have to avoid. That's the point of this thread, is those instances where riding and easily avoiding situations just doesnt always work.

Trying to give new riders the flip side of people crashing since some may not know when to use the things we beat into their heads.
Your post sounds like everytime you go riding you have to avoid an incident. Over the past 16+ years of riding on the street, I haven't had that experience. Long ago I discovered that I am my own worst enemy and my focus is most often on keeping myself out of those situations ahead of time.

And if sticking your leg out is a knee jerk reaction, you should work on stopping that. You should have better control. That's a good way to injur yourself. Kinda like if you are in a boat or a wet bike, you don't stick your hand or arm or leg out if someone is about to hit you.

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Your post sounds like everytime you go riding you have to avoid an incident. Over the past 16+ years of riding on the street, I haven't had that experience. Long ago I discovered that I am my own worst enemy and my focus is most often on keeping myself out of those situations ahead of time.

And if sticking your leg out is a knee jerk reaction, you should work on stopping that. You should have better control. That's a good way to injur yourself. Kinda like if you are in a boat or a wet bike, you don't stick your hand or arm or leg out if someone is about to hit you.
I wouldn't say every time no, but they do happen. Usually its easy to predict when a car is going to change lanes so situations like that are avoidable.

For instance, something people might not think about is stay out of right lanes in the city. A lot of the pavement in extremely uneven its almost a slope type effect. Not something you think about but the nugget that it could be there may save a new rider who doesnt know an area from a fall.

I know you guys have tons of these little things happen that could help somebody else. Nobody knows it all when it comes to riding and anything we can do to help each other could be the difference they need. We shouldn't wait until somebody crashes to tell somebody the lesson from it.

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little tips that everybody should know but maybe newbies don't?

How about don't ride in the middle of the lane - there is often all kinds of gunk there that reduces traction - ride to the right or the left of the lane as the situation dictates. I see people doing this all the time.

I flash my brakes when I am stopping suddenly (if I can) 9 times out of 10 I am more paranoid about being packed by the guy behind me than I am about not being able to stop in time
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