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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 10-10-2015, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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I feel really lucky but at the same time I'm really pissed that another cager has changed my view of riding. I work in South Bend IN and live in Niles Michigan which is just across the state line. There is a home game at Notre Dame today and due to odd traffic flow I took a different way home.I was headed East towards 933 on Angela Blvd and in the Left turn lane to head North towards home.I was less than 100 ft. from the intersection where all of the traffic flows into ND stadium and there are at least 14 police officers directing traffic at the intersection. I was approaching the intersection in the Left turn lane and a cager made a U-turn as I was going by and tagged my saddlebag. I stopped my bike on the double yellow, hit my hazard lights(4 ways) and yelled he just hit my bike and he's leaving. Needless to say, there is only one reason to leave the scene of an accident. You are ILLEGAL, either drunk, no insurance, or you have warrants. As I spoke with the Officer that approached me, I lit a cig and realized that I was shaking like a puppy passing a peach-pit. When I got home it was almost 2 hours later before I even told my wife what had happened. As I told her about it I broke down. I'm not real sure about the time difference, but if he would have hit me 18-24 inches sooner, I would probably be missing the lower part of my right leg. I'm not even sure how to finish this...BUT I will ride to work tomorrow.

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People just don't look. They glance but don't see what is out there around them.

I am glad you are physically ok. I know it tok me a couple days to recover from a close call I had.

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My first "incident" did more physical damage, this one did some mental damage. As if I really needed more of that

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More and more bad drivers all the time. Around here they seem to be the over 80 drivers.

Glad you're ok. The bike can be fixed of course. Still...
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Close call, but then smoking is a death warrant by itself.

I've ridden 52,000+ miles in the last 11 months. Had a few close calls. After we went down on the Goldwing a few years ago and broke my shoulder into 5 pieces I don't tell her about the close calls, she worries enough as it is.

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Hey; everyone has a vice or two.

8BH; did you happen to catch the license plate number. A hit and run like that would likely mean jail time for the driver.
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Bbob,, right you are, however IE a little whisky now and then wont kill you, a cig can and will. I'm a bit jaded on the subject having lost so many family members, and friends to those damn cancer sticks. I also know how hard it is to stop, having smoked myself some 28 years ago. Even so, the odds are still there that they may still be my death warrant.

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Me too. I smoked for 24 years off and on and expect to die, if I live long enough, from some smoking related disease but they way they categorize that these days; just about everything is caused by smoking.

I'm overweight. I'm sure that isn't helping. I figure I'd rather live my way than how others would rather I live. At least to me I will have a quality of life rather than a quantity.

Kinda like that joke where the doctor asked his elderly patient if he smokes, drinks, stays out late at night, is involved in any risky activities, or has unprotected sex and the patient says no. The doctor then asks why he cares about how long he lives...

I agree with you about watching someone go through stages of COPD and using an oxygen bottle for the rest of their days. I've even seen 3 guys come into a bar (not together) with their oxygen bottles, bum a smoke, turn off their oxygen, and smoke 'em up. Some people just can't quit. Something in them prevents it.
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Bbob,, My doctor says everyone dies from cancer ... if they live long enough. Some truth I guess.

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