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Was coming back from seeing a friend that lives out in the country(about 35 miles out of town)---was about 12:15am---the bars close at 1am---so was trying to avoid all that.

About halfway back---a car pulls to a stop on a side road---I'm on a 2 lane hiway doing the speed limit(60mph)----a truck from the opposite direction passes----then they decide to pull out----right into my path----they see me when they are halfway across the hiway and finally stop----was a VERY close call for me--------my tires were skidding and the joints on a couple of my right hand fingers are now bruised and swollen from pulling the brake so hard------I downshifted and gunned it just to get away from these bone heads----I never saw them in my mirrors after that.

I get into town---the road is now 4 lane divided----guy is taking a left turn from a cross street---they had a signal and I was slowing down for the intersection-----problem is they turn into the east bound lanes while they were going west bound coming at me head-on---a quick move to the shoulder avoided that one.

Both these were in a space of 15mins or less.


So after all that ---I decide to take the truck and get some Taco Hell---an Escort almost runs a stop sign and comes close to hitting my truck-----not a big deal here---as I'll squash 'em like a grape with the 4x4.

All of this was within a 1 hour time period on a Friday night-----3 near misses---2 were scary---1 wasn't a big deal.

DANG!!!!----I'm still a bit rattled.

Is it just me---or has anybody else had a Friday night like this???
 

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12 years ago, I had 2 or 3 days in a row like that in NJ. I sold my bike and didn't get another one until this past spring.
 

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Welcome to the club :cry: :cry:

I lived in Bellevue from 83-89 & had 2 suzukie's while there. Hated ridding in Omaha & the surounding area as the deivers were nothing short of stupid :evil:

However, there were a couple little greasy spoon burger joints that made some of the best burgers & onion rings you could ever ask for 8) 8) 8)
 

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brushes with death-price of our hobby

i would make a great ping-pong ref,with all the practice i've had sweeping
my eyes back and forth at every intersection i cross :lol:
 

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yea..if im comming up to an intersection and see a car comming up also...i get off the gas...never know what these guys are going to do or if they even see you....
 

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FULL MOON

Friday was a full moon. The hospital was full of Stupid things...On my way home had a car pull into my lane in front of the gas station...head on lights to lights I just stopped as ther is no shoulder thre right now while they are working on it...waiting for the impact...she just blew her horn and flipped me off as she swung onto the interstate...know exactly wha tyou mean...my wifes windstar would have just been dead, and I'd been chewed out for letting it happen.
 

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On the hiway it wasn't even an intersection----I was on the main road and they were coming off a side road to my left----the road they were on didn't go through----they only had left or right turn options.

What I don't get is how you don't see a headlight at night------I mean during the day---a bike might just get lost in the shuffle or they just aren't looking for you-----but at night the headlights are pretty much how you see all vehicles----how do you miss that??

I've also takin to running the brights full time during the day. Hopefully they can see that---and I don't care if I PO anyone----as long as you see me coming. It they are annoying to other drivers-- I know its working---because you saw me.
 

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OmahaRider said:
On the hiway it wasn't even an intersection----I was on the main road and they were coming off a side road to my left----the road they were on didn't go through----they only had left or right turn options.

What I don't get is how you don't see a headlight at night------I mean during the day---a bike might just get lost in the shuffle or they just aren't looking for you-----but at night the headlights are pretty much how you see all vehicles----how do you miss that??

I've also takin to running the brights full time during the day. Hopefully they can see that---and I don't care if I PO anyone----as long as you see me coming. It they are annoying to other drivers-- I know its working---because you saw me.
Ya gotta run with highlights on all the time. I thought that was a given.
 

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The lights come on---on their own when you start the bike----I'm talking about using the high beams all the time during the day.
 

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The lights come on---on their own when you start the bike----I'm talking about using the high beams all the time during the day.
That's what I'm talking about. I never ride without highs on. Except at night when I'm right behind someone or someone is coming at me from opposite direction.
 
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