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Old 09-12-2007, 05:36 PM   #41
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i agree i beleive im just still in a state of shock but i do love riding on the streets. My bf doesnt ride but is going to take the msf next weekend and im going to retake the advance msf to help me out incase this ever happens again.

If i do ride again it wont be alone.

And thanks to all of you guys for your concerns.

Old man did have insurance and even told me it was his fault.

either way my brithday is just around the corner so i knoww ill be asking for some new and improved gear (LOL)
new bike
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:36 PM   #42
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:37 PM   #43
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yeah id like my old bike fixed if possible since it was my first bike but if not ill be shopping around soon.
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Old 09-12-2007, 05:43 PM   #44
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yeah id like my old bike fixed if possible since it was my first bike but if not ill be shopping around soon.
they'll probably total it. and you can buy it back.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:32 PM   #45
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:38 PM   #46
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Holy Karen!!! WTF??!?! Wait till I tell Kim about this. lol

I'm glad you are still here to tell the story as most are not as fortunate. Hope to see ya back on the streets though. I've come to the conclusion that everyone is out to get ya. Riding on the streets has become more enjoyable cuz I treat it like I'm playing Pacman. lol. Being alert is the key role. I wouldn't suggest working out and then hoping on the bike to go home as you are already fatigue and not thinking 100%. Dont forget to make eye contact with people as well and read them. Turning on your brights and leaving them on is another key thing for getting noticed. Dont leave the street because of this.... just learn from it.
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:04 PM   #47
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:25 PM   #48
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Glad you're OK! Sorry about the bike, though. Recount the entire event in your head over and over... what the driver did, where you were, when you first noticed him pulling out (err, that didn't sound right)... etc. etc. Something very similar happened to me my first year on the streets (back in '85), when a kid pulled out of a driveway in front of me, then stopped like a deer right in front of me when he saw my lights on a b-line into his driver-side door (moron!). Prior to this, I had practiced over and over again doing panic stops, so the "training" just kicked right in, and I stopped within inches of his frickin' face! (Actually, I could have stopped at least a foot or 2 earlier, but I was so , I deliberately went up to his face and cursed him out and blew the horn in his face! hehehe...

Anyway, long story short, I now look at EVERY vehicle waiting to pull out of a parking lot, downshift, then have my brakes and clutch covered well ahead, because I KNOW they just don't see me. Whether it's a senior citizen or a young driver, it doesn't matter... they don't see you. Even if they are looking right at you, they cannot process your speed. Practice (over and over and over again) how to countersteer in quick successions. If you love riding, you'll be back in the saddle. Treat it like a sport... the more you train... the better conditioned you'll be when you hit the streets. You learned a good lesson, even though it was not your fault!
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:49 PM   #49
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My 2 cents worth: 1) Really glad you are OK and have the ability to make the choices in how you proceed next. 2) My feelings on street vs track - I think you are more likely to crash on the track. I think you are more likely to get killed on the street. I would not quit riding on the street if you still want to. The old man could have been a 30 year old mom in a mini - van. Here is a link I encourage every street rider I know to read and believe. Doesn't matter how old a driver is - they can still get you if you drop your guard.
http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25584
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:07 AM   #50
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My 2 cents worth: 1) Really glad you are OK and have the ability to make the choices in how you proceed next. 2) My feelings on street vs track - I think you are more likely to crash on the track. I think you are more likely to get killed on the street. I would not quit riding on the street if you still want to. The old man could have been a 30 year old mom in a mini - van. Here is a link I encourage every street rider I know to read and believe. Doesn't matter how old a driver is - they can still get you if you drop your guard.
http://www.yamahafz1oa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25584
Fast Frank! I go wheelin' with this guy in my Off-roading club. Small world.

Anyway, that is a great post and I can almost hear him say it in his upfront, straight-shooting way.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:34 AM   #51
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Fast Frank! I go wheelin' with this guy in my Off-roading club. Small world.

Anyway, that is a great post and I can almost hear him say it in his upfront, straight-shooting way.
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Old 09-13-2007, 09:21 AM   #52
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Great to hear your doing well.
Now is the time to invest in a TRACK bike and stay off the streets with all the fruit cakes!
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:36 AM   #53
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can someone send me a map to the nearest track
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:51 AM   #54
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:16 PM   #55
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:53 PM   #56
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he was in shock more than me so he sat in his car as i lay next to his right door on the floor witnesses came to help me before he did my bf got pretty cause when he showed up at the scene i was gone and the bike was getting towed he said the old man just kept laughing about it so yeah that old guy wasnt all there
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:56 PM   #57
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:32 AM   #58
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much better juts my hurts a bit but not as bad as the first day out of the hospital.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:34 AM   #59
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he was in shock more than me so he sat in his car as i lay next to his right door on the floor witnesses came to help me before he did my bf got pretty cause when he showed up at the scene i was gone and the bike was getting towed he said the old man just kept laughing about it so yeah that old guy wasnt all there
Or he was just an .
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yeah i try to see the best in people
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