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Old 09-19-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Exclamation low sun angle hazard...

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I am just back from a swan about on the Guzzi around Sugar Land. The low sun angle is an increasing hazard. Remember that if the sun is at your back, drivers have a very hard time seeing you. Be extra cautious at intersections. Similarly, if the sun is in your eyes, stop signs can be tough to spot, and any other vehicles. Perfect alignment with either a rising or setting sun is the most dangerous geometry.

I dislike rush hour traffic, but I just HAD to get out in this phenomenal weather and blow off some work stress--meetings, deadlines, emails, phone calls, surprise new projects....endless...

please be careful out there,
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Good point , I had to jump out in it too!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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Drivers usually have a hard time seeing you 24/7 because they're busy texting
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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Awesome advice, can't wait to get home to get my R1
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
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polarized visors help although pricey...good lookin out...it is certainly a hazard to consider...and yes the weather is perfect!
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:49 PM   #6
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I dont know what it is, but I see more people on cell phones when I am on the bike.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:14 AM   #7
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I dont know what it is, but I see more people on cell phones when I am on the bike.
Because it's easier to see inside their cage when you ride, plus you can be right next to the driver's window. Can't do that when you're driving a cage.
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Ayup, I took the Guzzi in for its first maintenance this afternoon and rode up 99. I noted three women, in vans, texting while driving. I give them a wide berth. Crappy drivers...and my wife does this, and puts on makeup, and takes phone calls....I believe when you drive, you drive...when you ride, you ride...it takes focus to be safe.
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You. Shut it.
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Watch out with the light!!! 646xV zps4fc63b06
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we should just carry a load of stickers that say " DRIVE NOW TEXT LATER".. and stick it on them texters.
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