A man tried to kill me this morning...

A man tried to kill me this morning...

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    A man tried to kill me this morning...

    ...with his truck. I played hookey from church this morning (I know, I know) and decided to get a nice bicycle ride in. I was riding my normal route doing about 20 mph when some bozo backed right out in front of me. I shouted but he just kept coming.

    The thing that saved me was that he cut the wheel to establish himself in my lane. I was able to get over on the the yellow lines but I still had to push off of the back of his truck with my hand or he would have run me over. I banged my hand on his truck twice real loud and shouted again and he finally stopped. It all took place in about 2 seconds and as I went by his window about 12 inches away I heard him exclaim "OH POOP!" (<-- clean edit). He had no idea I was there and I think I scared him almost as much as he scared me.

    I didn't stop I just kept going because you never know how someone will react. I didn't look back and he never passed me so I'm guessing he pulled back in his driveway and took a few moments to calm down. About a half mile later I turned down another country road and headed for home. I don't have a scratch and I'm glad I didn't hurt my wrist/arm pushing off of his truck. It was pretty close though.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.


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    Sounds like a reminder that playing hookey from church might not be a good idea....But glad you are okay
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    Glad you had your radar on and are ok. The human body is no match for a truck.
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    Good you werent hurt. Cant really be mad at him....happens to the best of us.
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    Hope you were wearing your helmet.
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    'Glad you're alright. I'll admit that I played hookey today too.
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    Whoa, that's too close for comfort. Glad you're alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    Hope you were wearing your helmet.
    No I wasn't, I get lazy about a helmet when I'm riding on roads. I had a long stretch of pavement still to get home after the incident. I had plenty of time to think it over while I was stamping out a cadence. I plan to be more diligent about wearing a helmet in the future (I always wear one when I'm riding on dirt).

    ETA: My biggest problem with a helmet is that on a road ride they get really sweaty. I ride 5 or 6 days a week if the WX is nice and a helmet can get FUNKY! I need to come up with a solution to funk nasty helmet syndrome and start wearing it every time I go out.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite75 View Post
    Good you werent hurt. Cant really be mad at him....happens to the best of us.
    IT WAS YOU!!! I'll get you for this JWhite!!! :)
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    I played hookey too, but I don't think a car will hit me in my 2nd floor barracks room.... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerB View Post
    I played hookey too, but I don't think a car will hit me in my 2nd floor barracks room.... lol
    Anything is possible with God. Don't test him! :)
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    No I wasn't, I get lazy about a helmet when I'm riding on roads. I had a long stretch of pavement still to get home after the incident. I had plenty of time to think it over while I was stamping out a cadence. I plan to be more diligent about wearing a helmet in the future (I always wear one when I'm riding on dirt).

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    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.
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    Glad your OK, may we assume you will be in church next Sunday ?

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    When I rode I kept a ball peen hammer taped to my handlebars. They are REAL accurate when thrown.

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