Ooops, I bet that hurt.

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Cab, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Cab

    Cab Guest

    Coming in to work today and doing the usual thing of filtering as you
    do.

    There was a point where I had to stop at a set of red lights and when
    it turned green, I shot off, with all the other bikes in tow. This is
    one of those areas where the speed drops from 80kph to 60kph and
    occasionally there's Plod waiting for the unsuspecting bikes. So I
    slowed down to 80ish and two bikes overtook me.

    The traffic built up again, so it was automatic filter mode, with the
    other two bikes in front of me. By this time, the two bikes in front
    must have been about 100m away.

    I saw a cage move from the left lane to the right from standstill, as
    they do. Typical cage manoeuver where the other lane is moving 2kph
    faster than their lane. However, the lead bike was going to fast (IMO)
    and didn't have time to stop. I saw the brake lights come on and the
    bike shoot off to the right of the cage.

    My first thought, was, 'I don't think he made that.' Y'know, the
    manoeuver where you give the bike a flick to get round an obstacle
    that encroaches on your path.

    Sure enough, I arrived at the scene and saw the damage. The biker was
    already on his feet on the pavement. No real damage to him, but a sore
    leg and possibly sore wrist.

    The bike had side swiped the cage crunching the passenger door (and
    smashing the window and ripping off the mirror) and somehow had been
    projected into the cage in front, smashing the rear window. (Didn't
    see any other damage to the cage in front besides that). Glass all
    over the place. Damage to the 600 Divvy was more cosmetic. Broken
    indicator and damaged bikini fairing, with crunched and dented
    exhaust. I couldn't see any frame damage (well, anything obvious).

    The biker in front of me had stopped too and another numpty biker,
    that seemed to have lost the power of speech, as he didn't speak for
    the whole episode.

    The cage driver admitted that he didn't see the biker in his mirror
    and my thoughts were, 'Why the **** didn't you do the lifesaver?'

    Plod and Pompiers were called, as the law says that if there are
    injured parties to an accident, they should be called. Even if the
    injuries are slight. Not a lot I could do really. I checked over the
    injured party, made sure he was okay, etc, etc and left my details
    with him. (Does anyone leave their details with a cage driver, in the
    event of a bike/cage collision?). My parting words were, 'Well, I know
    it hasn't started that way, but try to have a good day anyway.'

    But the way it is, the biker was at fault. Filtering too fast through
    traffic. Let's be careful out there folks. HAND.
     
    Cab, Feb 5, 2004
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  2. Cab

    Cane Guest

    So it's possible to write something about France without mentioning how
    great the place is or how clever you are... weird.
     
    Cane, Feb 5, 2004
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  3. And thus not prone to hyperbolic bouts of fantasy
    or endless witterings?

    Cool.

    Phil
     
    Phil Launchbury, Feb 5, 2004
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  4. Cab

    CT Guest

    <Hale&Pace The Management>

    I don't like witterings. In fact, I don't like any south-coast holiday
    towns.

    </H&PM>
     
    CT, Feb 5, 2004
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  5. Cab

    Cab Guest

    On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 15:38:52 +0000, Fr Jack
    <> bored us all completely to death with
    wittery prose along the lines of:

    Silly bugger. I had to think there. :)
     
    Cab, Feb 5, 2004
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  6. Cab

    Ace Guest

    Try getting it right in the first place next time. It's not _too_
    hard, is it?
     
    Ace, Feb 5, 2004
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  7. Cab

    Cab Guest

    Bloody 'ell, you expect me _to_ read my posts before sending them?
     
    Cab, Feb 5, 2004
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  8. Cab

    CT Guest


    At least _two_ times.
     
    CT, Feb 5, 2004
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  9. Cab wrote
    Somebody has to.
     
    steve auvache, Feb 5, 2004
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  10. Cab

    Cab Guest

    On Thu, 5 Feb 2004 16:31:29 -0000, "CT"
    <> bored us all completely to death with
    wittery prose along the lines of:

    I suppose I have to _tow_ the line?
     
    Cab, Feb 5, 2004
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  11. Cab

    Eddie Guest

    Ack. Now I can't tell whether you did that to be clever, or just out of
    sheer stupidity. My brain hurts.
     
    Eddie, Feb 5, 2004
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  12. Bitterness.

    What do I win?
     
    William Grainger, Feb 5, 2004
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  13. Cab

    Porl Guest

    And he didn't chin you? Bizarre.
     
    Porl, Feb 5, 2004
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  14. Cab

    Lozzo Guest

    Cab said...
    Life is too short to proof read usenet posts
     
    Lozzo, Feb 6, 2004
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  15. Cab

    Ace Guest

    No, I just expect that you'll type it correctly in the first place :)
     
    Ace, Feb 6, 2004
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  16. Cab

    Cab Guest

    Heh, I had my lid on and he didn't. Besides, I ran away quickly :)
     
    Cab, Feb 6, 2004
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  17. Cab

    Cab Guest

    'snot my fault, it's the spell chucker.
     
    Cab, Feb 6, 2004
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  18. Cab

    Ace Guest

    Liar.
     
    Ace, Feb 6, 2004
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  19. Cab

    Ace Guest

    Well bugger me, so it has. I spent too long using freeagent, I guess,
    which doesn't. Plus I don't tend to use spillchuckers anyway, as
    they're always picking up things I already know.
     
    Ace, Feb 6, 2004
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  20. Well indeed Desmond. I use one *all* the time.
     
    Paul Corfield, Feb 6, 2004
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