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Offline THEdude (R.I.P)

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Anyone from Pta to Jhb on the N1 around 7am this morning?
« on: May 18, 2007, 08:42:53 am »
This morning commuting on the N1 from Pta to Jhb probably qualifies as the most exciting, eventful trip (good and bad) between Pta and Jhb ever. Almost got sideswiped, a lot of (calculated) near misses and even having to stop for a cager that purposefully drove right on the white line (can still see his grin in the rear view mirror)!  :x   I am shaking (not from the cold) typing this.

The N1 was cordoned of following an accident, which turned out quite nice as several bikers gathered and all drove off simultaneously. A couple of Dakars, and a GS1200 al the way to Corlett drive - not sure whether any of them are members of the forum.
 

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Anyone from Pta to Jhb on the N1 around 7am this morning?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 09:08:03 am »
Stephan was probably in the mix there somewhere.  Can't miss him.  His Laptop back is strapped to his topbox looking like a flat pillion and a Wilddog sticker on the rear mudguard.
 

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Anyone from Pta to Jhb on the N1 around 7am this morning?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 10:16:08 am »
wouldnt it be nice if we could have a dedicated lane for bikes only 8)
no cars/busses/taxi's/trucks will be allowed to use our lane - only us :wink:
anybody friends with the minister of transport, or is it the minister of roads, or maybe minister of metro police or...?
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 01:31:49 pm »
Quote from: "BoJangels"
wouldnt it be nice if we could have a dedicated lane for bikes only 8) ...?


Nah, then you would get post like this, okes doing lane splitting... cagers trying to block bikes from doing lane splittting.. etc :D  :D
Getting a wake-up call on a almost sideswipe.. :twisted:
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Anyone from Pta to Jhb on the N1 around 7am this morning?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2007, 01:21:52 pm »
Quote from: "BoJangels"
wouldnt it be nice if we could have a dedicated lane for bikes only 8)


Cool idea!! Only problem is, since taxi's (+ some others) don't respect any of the other rules, eg emergency lanes, our bike lane will soon become the most dangerous part of the road.
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