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Offline Archangel

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Re: Shocking state of events
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2019, 01:10:41 pm »
I think people stop to help more often, you just don't always here about it.

I stopped to help a biker and his 13 year old daughter who ran out of fuel on Marine drive, just heading over the train bridge at Lagoon Beach (Cape Town) after the Ed Sheeran concert (around 10pm). Went back to the new Total fuel station, had to negotiate with the fuel attendant to allow me to buy petrol in a bottle, finally made it back to him in about 20 minutes. Apparently nobody else stopped, so he would've been screwed. Can't leave his daughter there with the bike, can't just leave the bike there either...

Anyways, no particular reason to tell the story and I definitely don't want the Noddy badge, but perhaps it's good to show that people still stop and care.  :thumleft:  Maybe it'll motivate more people to do the same, like the petrol attendant who gave the lady R100's petrol on the N2.

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Re: Shocking state of events
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2019, 01:37:37 pm »
This topic makes me feel very guilty. I would always like to stop but I am always in a hurry somewhere, and then once passed I really feel bad about it.

I have been stranded a few times in the past and have to agree as well...no one stops.
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Re: Shocking state of events
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2019, 02:16:37 pm »
So what would be an appropriate biker "signal" that would indicate you do in fact need help?

As Manic stated, helmet on the ground behind the rear wheel.  :thumleft:
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Re: Shocking state of events
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2019, 02:31:28 pm »
So what would be an appropriate biker "signal" that would indicate you do in fact need help?

As Manic stated, helmet on the ground behind the rear wheel.  :thumleft:

Good to know, I've never heard of this. I'll circulate to all my biker and non-biker friends alike...  :thumleft:

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Re: Shocking state of events
« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2019, 12:47:05 pm »
Yi,p okes probably thought you were having a leg stretch or going a gwaai... ;) :lol8:

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