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Another near miss

Postby Paul Lingard » 13 Jan 2013, 22:56

Just got back in from collecting Carol from work.
It's snowing and the roads are wet and greasy. I have collected Carol and were on our way back. The conditions are a bit rubbish and I have precious cargo aboard, my beloved lady Carol. So I don't need to tell you that I'm going steady. My eyes are on swivels watching everything. Were approaching a "T" junction a taxi rolls over the STOP line and into my path, got to excuse him because obviously he's busy because he's on the phone. A big white one that stood out like a white glove at a black and white minstrel show. I braked just hard enough to stop in time no major panic, I was ready for him. What does the professional taxi driver do next? .... He gives me the fingers.
Before anyone says did you get his number did you get his cab number etc...no I didn't I was too busy calming Carol down who had gone rigid on the pillion.
I had my lights on of course, all of them except the main beam that equates to five bulbs and 48 leds up front. We don't stand a chance out there unless were on top of the game every second. Be careful folks there out to get you.
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Re: Another near miss

Postby mbrST1100 » 13 Jan 2013, 23:22

Paul Lingard wrote:...rolls over the STOP line and into my path...
...he's busy because he's on the phone...
...He gives me the fingers...

Yeah... standard operating procedure... :x
Glad you guys are OK... :|
Quite some pucker factor on those slimy roads, quite more with passenger...

Did I understand right that you were on the bike there?

Especially this rolling into someone's path has recently grown very popular, regardless if their backing out a driveway, pulling out a gasstation/supermarket, etc...
Kinda 'I force them to yield'... its all about me and that...

I get kinda busy on those, depress clutch, PASS, horn, brakes... all at the time... and I always stay on the horn for a long time (hoping it'll get the attention of a LEO nearby who gets active on that idiot... never happens though...)
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Re: Another near miss

Postby Keith Legge » 13 Jan 2013, 23:27

Two wheels in snow brave or mad Paul? Glad you got home ok.
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Re: Another near miss

Postby Paul Lingard » 13 Jan 2013, 23:35

Needs must Keith. Carol was working out in the next town so no connecting bus service with it being Sunday. The car needs an exhaust and not enough cash for a taxi. No way would I have Carol walk my friend. I will ride in anything except ice, always have, I like :riding: in :snow: looks great in the headlights. ;)
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Re: Another near miss

Postby Keith Legge » 13 Jan 2013, 23:49

Needs must indeed Paul. :thumbup:
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