A man tried to kill me this morning...

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    Same thing happened here on the 4th of July...Except the guy was riding a motorcycle and he was killed when he slammed into the truck
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    I hate bicyclists that don't follow the rules of the road. I could have very well hit two people that breezed right through a right turn on red when my 8,000 lb truck and I had the green.

    Helmets are a must, but if I'm riding on streets, I put on an old high visibility vest I have from my warehouse job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVJ View Post
    If so, Suck It Up and commit to wear a pro helmet Always.

    I am glad luck and rider skill was on your side today.
    That's not going to help on any crash which is > 14mph and the rider hits his head. Typically the worst injuries come from torquing headstrikes, which a helmet may increase, due to the plastic grabbing the pavement, whereas hair or scalp will promote a pivoting out of the torque.

    I do wear one, but be aware cyclists rarely fall and hit their head. It's usually elbows, knees, shoulders (collarbone injury).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Two thing to consider when riding a bike or a motorcyle...

    One...assume that you are invisible and no one can see you...
    Two...those that can see you are purposely trying to kill you...

    Those two things kept me alive more than once when on my motorcycle.
    Some guy in a pick up with a trailer carrying jet skis tried to run me off the road last year, was on my Ducati and went to pass him on a back road (he was going maybe 20 mph). Swerved over to the left as I was just beginning to pass. Must have had a thing about motorcycles. I just kept going and never looked back.....and always wear a full face helmet.
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    sometimes its cause you are in their blind spot--and they should look twice...though some never look at all.
    i am seeing a lot more weird lately with cars that have the back-up cameras. they in no way remover the driver from actually looking, but many think so.

    and us on 2 wheels, or legs, are hurting cause of this.
    we need more laws ( kidding) that all back uping has a beeper. lets make the world a nosier place.
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    Good thing to buy for a bicycle are the LED handlebar headlight and seat post red light. The ones I have flash, and they increase visibility even during the day....about $30 for the set.
    Exercise your 2nd amendment rights....not doing so jeopardizes that right for everyone.

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    Glad you're okay Timmy and still among the living!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerJ View Post
    That's not going to help on any crash which is > 14mph and the rider hits his head. Typically the worst injuries come from torquing headstrikes, which a helmet may increase, due to the plastic grabbing the pavement, whereas hair or scalp will promote a pivoting out of the torque.

    I do wear one, but be aware cyclists rarely fall and hit their head. It's usually elbows, knees, shoulders (collarbone injury).
    I know at least two cyclists who fell and hit their heads. One split his skull open. Another blacked out and still doesn't know what happened, but from what I saw of his bike, he hit something head-on hard enough to bend his wheel, fork, and frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    When I rode I kept a ball peen hammer taped to my handlebars. They are REAL accurate when thrown.
    Sounds like my kind of lady.
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    This, among many other reasons, is why I don't think I'll be buying a motorcycle...although I'd love to ride.
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    Well, why didn't you shoot him? Clearly he was trying to kill you...

    That is the default answer for some around here to every scenario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    Glad you're okay Timmy and still among the living!
    Thanks Bark'n. And thanks to all of the rest of you who have replied with kind words.
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    Timmy, I just saw your post. Glad you didn't get seriously injured or even killed.
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    Maybe a bandana or do rag before the helmet will help the sweat. Anything to keep it on your head while riding!
    Stop whining and go do something that makes a difference!
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    I rode way too long without a helmet, ended up in culverts a couple times when drivers ignored me and forced me off the road etc. It is terrifying especially at 30-40mph on long downhill stretches. If I'd been near a driveway or mailbox any of those times, I'd be I'm bad shape now. I never had an accident once I started wearing the helmet, but it sure gave me peace of mind... But man, disgusting barely covers it, hehe. Glad you are ok op!

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