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Offline Stephan

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« on: May 25, 2007, 12:00:42 pm »
Bliksem  :shock:  :shock: this has been a bad week, Monday afternoon on the way home 1200 GS rider down between Corlett and Grayston (broken arm, bike probably written off ), Wednesday morning Honda CB 650 just before Woodmead (no injuries, slight damage to the bike), this morning Dakar down Harrow and Bekker (broken leg, brand new bike, VWN registration, repairable).  In all three cases the cage was at fault, this morning's one was the worst as far as I'm concerned the cage has a large Driving School sticker on and the driver is an instructor!  

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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 12:19:16 pm »
Domonique, an adopted Wilddog who some of you met at the Dros came down as well this week.  A taxi stopped right in front of her Monday afternoon.  She's back at work and OK, bike a bit dinged.
 

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 02:15:38 pm »
A friend of mine on a Varadero swerved to get out the way of a taxi, and hit a car just before New Road earlier the week. Didn't get hurt (too much), but the bike has R10K damage  :shock:
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007, 02:28:57 pm »
Yesterday on way home on Malboro just before N3 delivery bike down, this morning N3 north just after Modderfontein Blue/white Suzuki superbike.
 

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 02:33:59 pm »
Bliksem...


You think it might be the lower sun that's helping this along ?
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007, 03:39:33 pm »
That sun really makes certain parts of my commute extremely difficult, like the first 5 kays.. (the time it takes to "settle" in to the bike)

Luckily, there are a lot og fairweather riders on my commute, so it's me and maybe one or two other guys.. cagers still drive like shit tho.. sun or not..
 

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« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007, 06:01:38 pm »
Thursday morning Road bike down on N12 W before Comaro Rd.

Must admit after freezing nought off on Tuesday morning I used 4 wheels for the rest of the week.  Cured now though - took too long. 8)
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2007, 07:54:31 pm »
Friday on the way to the office, saw no bikes down......but had to take evasive action 5 times because of cages just changing lanes. Asked the drive if she saw me?...

Her reply..."yes I did" :shock:

Me ..." So that means you just don't care"

Her...." But I knew you would stop" :shock:

Me..."Do you reaile that if you bump me I have no protection and could get really hurt"

Her......no reply just looked away

Me....shook my head and rode away. I fely like kicking her side mirror off but what would that help. But damn I was tempted.
 

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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007, 07:57:29 pm »
 

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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007, 08:04:27 pm »
Quote from: "Trailrider"


+1
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« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2007, 07:12:31 am »
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Domonique, ...came down as well this week.


Hi Red

Tell Dominique I'm sorry to hear. Hope the spirit is not broken  :wink:

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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2007, 07:23:14 am »
A Harley rider crashed close to my house (in the "Kloof gorge") on Friday PM, unfortunately passed away.  All we can do is to take utmost care, don't try and change others' behaviour, you have a much better chance changing your own......  Remember that you become invisible as soon as you swing your right leg over.  :?  :cry:
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2007, 07:48:44 am »
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Quote from: "Red"
Domonique, ...came down as well this week.


Hi Red

Tell Dominique I'm sorry to hear. Hope the spirit is not broken  :wink:

As soon as you fall, get up and ride again, if at all possible  8)


Dom is fine.  She had physio and was back at work on Friday.  The "nose" of the GS is broken and a part of the screen is chipped off.  The one indicater is gone as well.

I just wanted to give her a serious klap, because in spite of my preaching, she was only wearing leather pants (better than nothing, I suppose) with no knee protection.  She hit the taxi with her left shoulder and came down on her knee.

But she is in good spirits, don't worry.  We girls have BIG plans for next year, so nothing can make us depressed for long at this stage.

She just have this serious rage issue with taxis at the moment, though.
 

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Re: Careful!
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2007, 09:38:04 am »
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Remember that you become invisible as soon as you swing your right leg over.  :?  :cry:


Thats why I always do leg over with the left  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2007, 06:10:02 pm »
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Me....shook my head and rode away. I fely like kicking her side mirror off but what would that help. But damn I was tempted.


The only thing that stops me doing that is that nothing will happen to the
mirror, I will unbalance and fall off the bike  :D and look like a total
idiot  :D  I don't really bother with the agro thing, coz I'm not like that....
usually just thankful that nothings happened and carry on.