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bens369
06-03-08, 06:59 PM
ok...here we go...
dump truck parked half way across two way street, on an angle...driver was out of vehicle opening entrance gate...i had just turned into the street and was heading in left lane towards dump truck in right lane...my lane absolutely clear ...f***king impatient driver ...which i had no idea was there suddenly decides to go around the dump truck onto the wrong side of the road heading in my direction...i gritted my teeth ready for my right leg to be amputated...as i swerved to miss this vehicle ...which incidently...had no intention of creeping forwards to check oncoming traffic...continued at a constant speed and did not brake even after the fact...
i reckon i could have licked his front bonnet if i were to lean over as i passed...
does anyone have a punching bag they could lend me for an hour or so...i'm furious...:mad:

Fifty!
06-03-08, 07:13 PM
nice work on avoiding the idot *high five* ... I would have been very tempted to turn around and follow him until he got a red light ... Then politely removed his drivers side mirror and stuck it up his exhaust pipe :p

Article99
06-03-08, 07:39 PM
I'd have gone with fifty's suggestion. That's just outright ridiculous. :mad:
Pissant cagers! *shakes fist in the air*

Cruiserone
06-03-08, 07:41 PM
nice work on avoiding the idot *high five* ... I would have been very tempted to turn around and follow him until he got a red light ... Then politely removed his drivers side mirror and stuck it up his exhaust pipe :p

His exhaust pipe or his car's ??:D
Cheers
And take care out there !!!

bens369
06-03-08, 07:49 PM
nice work on avoiding the idot *high five* ... I would have been very tempted to turn around and follow him until he got a red light ... Then politely removed his drivers side mirror and stuck it up his exhaust pipe :p
i came close to turning around..the only problem with that would of been that when i got to the bloke in my fury...i honestly would not be here now...i'd be rattling a panikin against the up and down bars...:cool:

IndioGomez
06-03-08, 08:06 PM
You have done the right thing Ben, let it go, he will get what he deserves some other time, karma. Just happy that you are still in one piece mate.

devotus
06-03-08, 08:13 PM
You have done the right thing Ben, let it go, he will get what he deserves some other time, karma. Just happy that you are still in one piece mate.

+1 and that driver probably sh#t himself and felt like a real d*ck

gpxbabe
06-03-08, 09:49 PM
Really glad to hear you are ok and that the beautiful bike is still intact :D

such is life
06-03-08, 10:36 PM
not good to read mate, but glad your okay, someone was looking after you.
Enough to shake anyone up. :mad:
cheers

penguineer
07-03-08, 12:29 AM
+1 and that driver probably sh#t himself and felt like a real d*ck

Good to hear that you're OK.

Hopefully the driver learns something from it - think about what would have happened if you had been driving a cage? :mad: (but it's only one of those crazy bikers, so it's OK - double :mad:)

Take care!

bens369
07-03-08, 02:58 AM
thankyou fellow riders...it's a new day and the streets are clean again...ride on...:cool:

MorganGT
07-03-08, 06:00 AM
That sort of thing's not much fun - while on my old bike I had someone pull out of a service station across my path, THEN they saw me , panicked and hit the brakes, stopping in my path! Just at the last moment, as I got closer, both brakes hard on and the back tyre skating sideways, they realised they shouldn't have stopped and hit the throttle, moving just in time to avoid me parking in their back seat. I have a vivid memory of looking down at the corner of their rear bumper and being certain my front tyre would have left a mark on it as I went past! Hopefully that scared them enough to ensure they look more carefully before pulling out into traffic.

Mithel
07-03-08, 10:38 AM
Karma, as the others have said, will deal with him.

That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.

Glad you came thru ok

bens369
07-03-08, 05:39 PM
That sort of thing's not much fun - while on my old bike I had someone pull out of a service station across my path, THEN they saw me , panicked and hit the brakes, stopping in my path! Just at the last moment, as I got closer, both brakes hard on and the back tyre skating sideways, they realised they shouldn't have stopped and hit the throttle, moving just in time to avoid me parking in their back seat. I have a vivid memory of looking down at the corner of their rear bumper and being certain my front tyre would have left a mark on it as I went past! Hopefully that scared them enough to ensure they look more carefully before pulling out into traffic.

it makes your heart skip a few beats...it's also a good learning curve...or learning spike should i say...i guess it's good in a way that our miss fortunate experiences may just help another in looking out in the future...

Vulcanised
07-03-08, 07:27 PM
I'm new to the forum and not experienced at this but this type of thing seems to happen daily. It seems you've just got to have 4 pairs of eyes out at all times. Just this morning riding to work some w??nker decides to turn out in front of me. Couldn't believe it!!! It takes a lot of work to keep the right side up. Keep an eye out guys.

MIKER
07-03-08, 08:44 PM
close call , glad you made through o.k.

Flatout
08-03-08, 07:17 AM
I was riding with my cousin in Melbourne and he was was cut off in the traffic by an IDIOT in an Escort - very nearly a disaster and only luck kept him upright. We turned around and I enjoyed the chase. I also enjoyed watching Nick remove the drivers' side mirror with one swipe of his leather clad fist. And the way he altered the drivers view by squashing the external sun visor all over the windscreen was classic. No words were exchanged. Then we left the moron on the escort sitting in the intersection shaking and smelling of urine.

brucey
08-03-08, 09:13 AM
i like ford escorts

Rob1943
14-03-08, 03:57 PM
Hey Ben I'm sure glad your ok mate and I'm sure we ALL have had some moments like this specially if you have been a rider for some time and the old percentage things states that the more your on the road the more chance you have of being in a spot of trouble.

But the thing I'm confused about is this "Karma" bit ........... is that a very very large tree falling across the car and driver or is it a HUGE whole opening up in the middle of a road just where he is driving at the time ?????

Good to hear your not hurt Ben and we ALL can only hope an angel is around us if and when anything like this happens to us :)

Stay Safe & Upright my AKRF family :)

Rob1943 :cool:

bens369
14-03-08, 04:44 PM
But the thing I'm confused about is this "Karma" bit .......

Stay Safe & Upright my AKRF family :)

Rob1943 :cool:

I'd like to think his 'karma' was produced as i rode past...:D

ZZZ750
07-05-08, 09:56 PM
Hey Guys,

I have a few stories to tell of my own... One D Head I got into an issue with tried to wipe my mate and I of our bikes, we chased him and lng story short he ended up reversing into a car outside a police station that earned a court appearance and about $4K worth of damage with no insurance!!! Ha is all i can say, but i was bloody stupid to chase him down, at least he learned a lesson. Have heaps of other road rage stories and the moral of the story is.... IT IS NOT WORTH IT, best to ride away and be thankful to be upright!

weekend_rider
12-05-08, 05:51 PM
yeah, plenty of idiots out there. Just flip them the bird, yell some expletives under your helmet and keep riding. Karma will take care of the rest......

jimanjen
12-05-08, 07:02 PM
Not having a good week are you Ben?....Dont worry about it too much,things go well and things go bad,***** happens and then it dont.....Your Kawa family is still here!.....Cheers Jimmy;)

finallyridingagain
29-05-08, 08:48 AM
Years ago I had one where she came out of a side street "slowly" looking for traffic. I made eye contact,but she kept on coming. WTF????? She was looking THROUGH me not AT me. Went up on the tram lines (was in the cbd) lucky it wasnt wet, as I was leaning pretty heavily just trying to avoid her.

Never assume I guess........