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Close shave this morning.
« on: April 08, 2019, 10:34:29 am »
I had a very close shave this morning om my commute into Cape Town.

The short version is I was merging onto the N1 from Paarden Island trying to get to fast lane, a taxi changed lanes, I grabbed a fist full of front brake, wheel locked so hard it ripped the grip out of my right hand and then bike wanted to high side me in between the cars on N1.

It was one of those I already made peace with the fact I was going to eat tar but the next moment it somehow corrected, I found a gap between the cars and I carried on with soiled shorts.

I may have even hit a car, not entirely sure, it happened so fast but there was a silver 950 behind me and a 1200 GS Adventure. Know it is a long shot but maybe it was a member and they saw me trying to ride rodeo between the cars on the N1 and saw more than I can remember...

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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 10:36:26 am »
Ek is  bly jy kon hom in die pad hou :thumleft:
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 10:38:32 am »
Ek is  bly jy kon hom in die pad hou :thumleft:

Ek weet nogsteeds nie hoe ek bo gebly het nie.

Ek het lanklaas so gebewe na ek van bike geklim het...

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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 10:40:35 am »
Ek is  bly jy kon hom in die pad hou :thumleft:

Ek weet nogsteeds nie hoe ek bo gebly het nie.

Ek het lanklaas so gebewe na ek van bike geklim het...
van skrik of van spilsgeid? ;)
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 10:42:17 am »
Ek is  bly jy kon hom in die pad hou :thumleft:

Ek weet nogsteeds nie hoe ek bo gebly het nie.

Ek het lanklaas so gebewe na ek van bike geklim het...
van skrik of van spilsgeid? ;)

Skrik... beslis skrik.

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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 10:45:24 am »
Bly jy is ok! :)
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 11:37:14 am »
Man ek is bly is ongedeerd anders sou die Taxibestuurders dit darem weer swaar gehad het vir die volgende week of drie in die Kaap. Pleks jy se jy het bo gebly uit pure ondervinding, nou het jy die geleentheid gemis.
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 11:39:06 am »
Sjo!  Bly jy is fine!!

Ek het self vandag 'n shitty commute gehad.

Die pad wat ek gewoonlik gebruik is toe weens protesting.

Enigste ander pad is om deur die local location deur te ry.

Manne, toe ek daai "hoofpad" deur die area tref toe lyk dit soos "Central Africa traffic hour" verkeer.  Die karre en taxis en busse staan die wereld vol, geen orde!!  Dit lyk asof iemand dominos gespeel het met al die voertuie.  Dan was die wereld ook nog sopnat, modder, klomp gate vol water en pedestrians wat rondhol.

Ek was confident,meaning ek kon vloei deur die chaos, maar lekker nervous!!  Ek like 'n taxi mos niks nie en nou is daar honderde hulle het my omsingel!!!!

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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 11:41:28 am »
Ek het verlede week hier in Centurion kamakazi pilot n hand vol voorrem sien vasgryp. Sy topbox was seker vol take aways so die voorwiel gly so twee meter en daar gaan hy! Close! Bly jy is fine!
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 11:58:58 am »
Man ek is bly is ongedeerd anders sou die Taxibestuurders dit darem weer swaar gehad het vir die volgende week of drie in die Kaap. Pleks jy se jy het bo gebly uit pure ondervinding, nou het jy die geleentheid gemis.

Dit is eintlik nie die taxi se skuld nie, dit was myne...

My konsentrasie was vandag 'n bol kak, ek het voor dit by Lagoon beach ook iets stupid gedoen maar die voorwiel lock was baie erger. Ek moes geweet het om nie verby die taxi te wil ry asof dit 'Driving Miss Daisy' is nie en moes konsentreer maar was besig om te kyk of daar bikes en karre kom in my spieel en toe ek weer voor my kyk en ek sien taxi se kind toe beskuit ek myself.

Maar daai TKC klou, ek kan wragtig nie glo ek het nie geval nie, soos ek sÍ toe die wiel lock toe ruk dit die handlebars so rof die trottle is uit my hand geruk ek het my pinkie verstuit. Toe met dit skiet bike ander rigting na 'n silver kar toe (...geen idee watse maak nie maar dit is die een wat ek gedog het ek het dalk geclip...), ek gryp toe weer na grip en gryp weer handvol briek en daar besluit bike hy is gatvol vir my en wil so highside move maak, dit is waar ek maar begin vrede maak om hello te sÍ vir teer maar toe los ek briek, bike correct ek vang 'n gap tussen die karre en vir een of ander rede bly ek bo.

Iets het my linker kuit ook connect want dit is effe tender...

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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 12:11:55 pm »
Iets het my linker kuit ook connect want dit is effe tender...

Of dalk toe jy jou kringspier toeknyp het jy dalk jou kuitspier ook verrek?!! ;)

Ek hoop ek hoef nooit ooit in my lewe te commute nie, nie eens in spits verkeer soggens in my eie dorp nie!! :eek7:
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 12:14:20 pm »
not trying to be funny but that slipway is dangerous when entering and changing lanes.. everyone is all over the place and everyone seems to change lanes at that point.

You have to be awake with okes changing lanes with urgency and not indicating

Glad you held that one together, it must have happened quickly because the only time someone grabs a fist full of front brakes is when there is literally bugger all option.
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2019, 12:15:39 pm »
Bly om te sien jy is met ons en okay.
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 12:31:15 pm »
not trying to be funny but that slipway is dangerous when entering and changing lanes.. everyone is all over the place and everyone seems to change lanes at that point.

You have to be awake with okes changing lanes with urgency and not indicating

Glad you held that one together, it must have happened quickly because the only time someone grabs a fist full of front brakes is when there is literally bugger all option.

It is the most dangerous part of my commute. I try to get to the far right lane as soon as possible but that means I need to cross two lanes to get there while keeping tabs on the cars and bikes coming from the rear.

What made things worse is a cop pulled over a car at the Woodstock turnoff which slowed traffic even further.

And yes, it was super quick, a split second really, and the reason I was wondering if the two bikes behind me were perhaps members and saw something because my mind is still trying to figure out if I am really remembering it correctly.

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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2019, 12:35:48 pm »
Jy moes net opgestaan et dan kon ons later is Captian piles oor jou gelaas het!
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2019, 12:54:51 pm »
Glad you're safe after that.

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Glad you're safe after that.

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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2019, 01:20:17 pm »
How are your eggs  :sip:
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2019, 01:36:31 pm »
Daai is nou een super kak fly over / crossing...
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Re: Close shave this morning.
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2019, 02:04:46 pm »
Iets het my linker kuit ook connect want dit is effe tender...

Of dalk toe jy jou kringspier toeknyp het jy dalk jou kuitspier ook verrek?!! ;)

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