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Old 11-13-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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Anyone down on the freeway before?

I think going down on the freeway is my biggest worry. Seems like a very slim chance of survival even with the right gear. Happen to anyone here and what was outcome?
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:22 PM   #2
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Every situation is different.

All I can say is gear helps.

I understand your worry though. Other cars coming and a host of other issues.

Be vigilant and always ride within your limit.
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:50 PM   #3
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I got hit by a , Fast and the Furious car with a spoiler the size of a 747 wing. He changed lanes onto mine REAL fast. I slammed the brakes but he caught me right at the front of the bike. Bike landed on my leg. He hauled .

I was on the ground, couldnt move my leg at all, it was in shock and paralyzed for a good 15 minutes. No one stopped to help. Almost got run over by a pick up truck, stopped ab out 10 feet from me and scared the out of me.

I had to crawl about 50 feet to my bike dragging my leg. It is tough picking up a bike with one good leg. I pushed it out fo the way so the drivers that seemed incredibly annoyed that I was blocking them could go.

REALLY up deal.

The biggest dangers when crashing on the freeway are getting run over and hitting a guard rail. When you go down, you are pretty much at the mercy of the drivers on the road when you crash. I was lucky not to get run down.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:02 PM   #4
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as long as you continue to live by the idea that NO ONE sees you, and the people that do see you WANT to kill you; you will be fine.
(aside from catastrophic bike failure/weather/etc)
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:15 PM   #5
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #6
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as long as you continue to live by the idea that NO ONE sees you, and the people that do see you WANT to kill you; you will be fine.
(aside from catastrophic bike failure/weather/etc)

About right, just don't your gun out and start shooting at the people that do see you. Apparently people don't have a sense of humor any more.
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:38 PM   #7
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There have been plenty of freeway accidents on MH in the past three years that I've been here - some end well, and some don't. Personally, I have heard more horror stories of riders on back roads and 1960 than on the freeway, though.

There was one who hit a car that cut him off, because he did a stoppie, then supermanned into the back of the car - broke his back, but he's fine today - I think he recently got engaged.

Another was a young man who was hit from behind on the HOV and went over the wall. He landed in the middle of highway 59 to be run over by a car (both legs). He had some broken bones and a skin graft, but otherwise came out okay. He's completely healed and moved back to OK.

I was on a ride where a young rider's front wheel clipped another's rear wheel and took him out just as we were entering the freeway. He went down, and the semi that was in that lane had to break hard, but everybody and the bike were fine - no injuries.

I also hear stories of those who don't make it - on ALL roads. The freeway is no more dangerous than the side roads. You can't worry about things that haven't happened. Enjoy your ride, wear your gear, and pay attention ALL the time. No worries - keep riding!
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Old 11-13-2010, 03:42 PM   #8
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I had my rear tire blow out on 59 heading south near what was at the time known as the "Summit". Did't go down but it was pretty scary to have happen going 70 and the rear slushily wiggling left and right.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:29 PM   #9
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Freeway seems safer to me. Debris is my main concern on the freeway.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:44 PM   #10
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Freeway seems safer to me. Debris is my main concern on the freeway.
Yeah, I remember reading a story about a chick in Ft. Worth who hit a matress on the freeway.. That had to be a F**ked up moment
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:47 PM   #11
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I hit a 4x4 (lumber) on 610
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:54 PM   #12
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I always looking for in the road. one of my coworkers ran over a ladder on the freeway.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:01 PM   #13
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I saw an iggloo cooler hit the road and bounce right over me on 610
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:39 PM   #14
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I ran over a brick on 518 at about 45mph... Luckily I managed to stay upright and no damage to the rims.
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I saw an iggloo cooler hit the road and bounce right over me on 610
Holy , that must have been quite a moment.

I laid mine down on the Dallas loop at 55mph. Gear for the MFW! No scratches and no soreness the next day.
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flipped an old ltd900 on antoine doin about 70. no gear or even a lid. wound up in the grass median. yeah i got lucky. this was in the 80's
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I always looking for in the road. one of my coworkers ran over a ladder on the freeway.
So what was the outcome of that?
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he lucked out. didn't have time to panic. rode right over the ladder (long ways).
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he lucked out. didn't have time to panic. rode right over the ladder (long ways).
LOL, must have been a up ride! Glad he's ok.
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