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Offline da PEEG

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Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« on: January 24, 2013, 09:13:20 pm »
Hi All, just to let you all know - KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN AND RIDE DEFENSIVELY...

I have been watching the spate of "Biker Down" posts for the past few months with absolute dismay/horror - well, it happened to me today...

I was on my way from Centurion to the West Rand to go and visit Moondog in hospital when...
...I was going straight(at the traffic light just outside of Bavarian Motorcycles in Centurion) when this idiot in a Merc turned right in front of me; she was travelling towards me and suddenly turned(to her right, my left) right in front of me - I T-boned her in the passenger side.
There was a bike to my left and a bakkie that had pulled away from the traffic light just before me so they were slightly ahead of me, she braked for the bike on my left and I (frantically testing the ABS capabilities) went slap bang into her passenger door.
Luckily the speed of impact was not fast because of effective braking; immediately at impact, I felt the back wheel lift and prepared myself for flying over her roof. Luckily the bike popped back down and I managed to hold it upright without falling over.
Long after the collision, the offending driver had not even realised that it was me that hit her(SHE HAD NOT SEEN ME WITH Hella H.I.D. SPOTS THAT CAN WELD FREE STATE POTHOLES), she thought she had hit the oke on the bike to my left...
Luckily I only have a sprained(I think) left wrist and a brused shin - going for X-Rays tomorrow.
The bike was not so lucky, totally stuffed up my front fork. The bike is at Bavarian Motorcycles waiting for a quote from them tomorrow - just hope that they don't write the thing off (each front fork costs about R10k)!

So ja, all the lekker riding I had planned over the next couple of months have been blown out the window...

Keep riding dudes - AND BE CAREFUL OUT THERE !
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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 09:17:10 pm »
Ag nee man! Dis bad!!

Sterkte en hoop nie die skade is te kwaai nie.
 

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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 09:19:34 pm »
Sho, glad you could walk away! Hope your bike can be fixed. Good luck.
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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2013, 09:20:09 pm »
Ag nee man.  Bly jy is OK.  Klink darem of jou spoed relatief laag was.  Sterkte met die regmaak van die bike!!

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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 09:23:40 pm »
Shit bud glad to hear you are OK.

People need to open their farking eyes. I'm getting seriously pissed off with all these accidents that could have been avoided with some common farking sense.
How hard is it to look where you are going.

Us bikers are doing everything to get noticed but people in cars don't give a flying fuck about us.
 

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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 09:27:40 pm »
shit that sucks dude!
Hope the damage is within budget....

I ride that area often and also had a close encounter a couple of months ago - now I try and beat the cagers by gunning it to be on my own in front - stay away from cagers blind spots - they rarely bother checking  :-\
 

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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 09:31:13 pm »
That really is a shit one. Hope everything gets sorted out soon.
 

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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 09:32:31 pm »
Glad you okay-ish. Sorry to hear about the bike.
 

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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 09:33:32 pm »
SheeSh Brian?! Your headlightS burn the back of my helmet from 4 km away!!! How is this possible!! I am so sorry about all the rides u will now miss, perhaps u can go in the bakkie with moondog! :pot: hope the damage can be fixed...therE is Always Brandon and his spares in KEmpton if BMW is not forthcoming?
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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2013, 09:33:42 pm »
Glad you OKish and they would fix your bike soonest.
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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 09:36:58 pm »
SheeSh Brian?! Your headlightS burn the back of my helmet from 4 km away!!! How is this possible!! I am so sorry about all the rides u will now miss, perhaps u can go in the bakkie with moondog! :pot: hope the damage can be fixed...therE is Always Brandon and his spares in KEmpton if BMW is not forthcoming?

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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2013, 09:39:15 pm »
EISH! I hope you get it sorted quickly, that Pig of yours sure has had its share of accidents. Glad you didn't need to test the Armadillo back protector again.
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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2013, 09:59:29 pm »
Nee Bliksem man! I did not even know that you were planning to grace me with the great Oinkers presence. Hell man, that sounds worse than getting strung up in a balsak! Hope that you and the bike mend fast and cheap!
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 10:03:06 pm »
Nee Bliksem man! I did not even know that you were planning to grace me with the great Oinkers presence. Hell man, that sounds worse than getting strung up in a balsak! Hope that you and the bike mend fast and cheap!
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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 10:07:23 pm »
Sad, glad you walked away though! Speedy recovery for you and your bike  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 10:15:17 pm »
Da Peeg will rise/ride again  :thumleft:
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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2013, 10:21:54 pm »
Ai Brian, amper kry Moondog a roomie!

Sterkte man. Hoop jy en die DaPeeg is gou weer op die teer.

En pas maar op vir die assessors. Hulle maak vinnig 'n lang lysie van nuwe BMW onderdele.
 

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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2013, 10:26:31 pm »
Good news is you walked away from it -Eish . How the hell did she not see you. Where you at speed or did you just pull away at the robot ,because if you braked from any kind of speed you are a lucky man. Good luck with sorting out the bike boet.
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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2013, 10:36:40 pm »
Brain  Jy moet gou gesond word.

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Re: Biker Down ! (da PEEG)
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 11:16:00 pm »
Eisch B, sorry about the damage mate.
Just glad you seem to be ok by the sound of it.
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