almost got a new motorcycle...

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by Jim Stinnett, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. Jim Stinnett

    Jim Stinnett Guest

    ....But thanks to having a good measure of anticipation as well as some great
    brakes, saved me from having to broadside the Volvo that waited until I was
    within striking distance before making a sudden uturn from the right hand
    shoulder across the highway alongside Bolinas Lagoon.

    It was definitely a close call.
    To top off the momentous stupidity of her original decision, she stopped
    cold,with the car planted straight across both lanes , leaving only my
    binders and ability to use them to save me from plowing into the side of the

    Now at 300 yards and closing at 50 mph or so , with high beams on and my
    horn blaring a steady warning, you would think someone would at least LOOK
    before initiating this most ridiculous maneuver.

    But .....NO........

    I must admit to having made a few comments to this clueless and
    inconsiderate citizen as I inched around the rear bumper and got as far away
    from this situation as possible.

    Of course on the way out to Point Reyes earlier in the day, we almost got
    taken out by yet another West Marin Moron up on the Panoramic. This one
    apparently was unaware that in California, traffic normally travels on the
    RIGHT side of the center line, not the left, especially while coming around
    a blind turn. I mean what if I could morph into a logging truck at a
    moment's notice. Wouldn't that be handy?

    glad to be here at any rate.
    In fact maybe I will get out there again tomorrow and see if things will be
    a little less stupid.
    Probably not, but what can you do besides be ready to accept the challenge
    of taking a motorcycle from 60 to 0 in a second or two?

    On a lighter note....
    The R1 and I are now great friends. Especially since I dumped the 208GPs
    that were determined to convince me I would never be able to ride my new
    bike without a lot of drama, and replaced them with some friendly BT014s,
    that must 've been made for the R1.

    Today I really felt comfy and able to just ride without thinking. It's nice
    to know I got a bike that won't be a problem to solve.

    Jim Stinnett
    YZF R1
    Jim Stinnett, Dec 24, 2004
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    Alan Moore Guest

    Free test of the adrenal glands with every purchase!

    Probably from Kansas or some such place where they don't have roads
    with curves in them.
    We're glad you survived, too.

    Al Moore
    DoD 734
    Alan Moore, Dec 24, 2004
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    Rich Guest

    Glad you are, too.

    Rich, Urban Biker
    Rich, Dec 24, 2004
  4. The problem with most Volvo drivers is that they know that their
    vehicle is a well-made, virtually indestructible machine.
    Unfortunately, this fact makes them drive like assholes. I have
    numerous experiences in over 36 years of street riding that bolsters my
    theory. Just assume that the typical Volvo driver (like Hummers, most
    SUVs, & mini-Coopers, et al) wiil pull "the idiot move". ;)
    croaking_lizard, Dec 26, 2004
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    Brandon High Guest

    I pretty much hate the D218s that came on the ZX-10R. Me and Dunlop just
    don't get along. I knew I wouldn't like the tires from day 1, but I'm
    currently house-poor and couldn't bring myself to toss buns with some

    I'm leaning towards the Pilot Power or the Diablo Corsa. I can get the
    Michelins for 1/2 the cost of the Pirellis, and they're supposed to be
    on par.

    Re: The Volvo. I made a video of my commute into work a while ago anad
    showed to some folks. A lot of the bonehead moves from cars that spooked
    others (including other riders) was just something that I'm used to
    dealing with.
    Brandon High, Dec 27, 2004
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