I just got back from a nice little ride in the Colorado canyons. I stopped at a little mountain dive bar to take a swig of H2O and snap a few pics of the scenery. As I was leaving, so was a couple that was out riding - he was on an HD (surprised it actually ran at that altitude), and she was on a Buell Blast.
As I was strapping on my helmet and getting my gloves on the HD guy pulled out of the parking lot, obviously without looking both ways and got smacked by a small car. The windshield went flying, the lady screamed, and the HD was stuck under the front bumper of the oncomng car. Fortunately, the guy was OK, and could ride on. I stayed behind to help him pick up his bike from the middle of the road, and to make sure he was alright, and in case he needed any help. They exchanged insurance info and all that, and then he was able to ride home. If not for all the metal on that big hunk-o-junk, that guy would have been a lot worse off.
Moral of the story:
Look both ways before pulling out into the street - even if the guy/girl ahead of you does't!
Other that than, it was a gorgeous ride in the Rockies today!