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    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
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    Be careful, Foosters...

    I was thinking about doing a ride with a friend tonight. I was waiting for his call for some time. He just called. He was on his way to Performance to pick up a chain, when someone ran a red light and nailed him. My friend says he's ok, but his car in pretty mangled. Scary stuff.

    Please pay attention out there, and take that extra second or two to look around for stupid people.

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    Man, that is freaky stuff. It can happen so fast. Good to hear that your friend is okay.
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    Sorry for your friend.
    Is it right to say good that he was in his car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Sorry for your friend.
    Is it right to say good that he was in his car?
    oh yeah... and his car worked as it should have. side airbag went off and everything..

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    good to hear your friend is ok. People run red lights here all the time. I always try to wait an extra second after the light turns just to be safer.

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    Glad he is ok.

    If only bikes had side airbags...

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    also stop at stop signs and creep forward if it's a blind corner.

    I T-boned a car with my bike saturday because they didn't really stop at the line or creep forward at the blind corner.

    glad your friend is ok too
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    yikes, glad your friend is OK.
    I had a friend in an accident last week, he's doing ok, but pretty sore:
    he was pulled up at a stop light, 2 cars in front of him and 1 behind him. A van coming at full speed plowed into the vehicle behind him, which hit his, and he hit the car in front of him, which hit the one in front of them. It made a cavalier sandwich. I've got some pics on my work computer I'll have to post tomorrow, its pretty impressive how his vehicle took the impact.

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    Arti & UA, glad both your friends are ok.

    I haven't had too many close calls with the idiots motorists here lately, touch wood (taps head).

    The best assumption you can make whenever you are on a public road is that everyone else is an idiot.
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    assumption nothing. Everyone on the road is an idiot.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hickeydog View Post
    assumption nothing. Everyone on the road is an idiot.
    +1000000000

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Please pay attention out there, and take that extra second or two to look around for stupid people.
    I see one everytime I check my rearview mirror.

    BTW, can someone tell me how to make the mirror so I can see cars behind me and not just my face?

    Hope your friend is okay UA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    assumption nothing. Everyone on the road is an idiot.
    Including the cyclists, hate to say. Except for you guys of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnome View Post
    The best assumption you can make whenever you are on a public road is that everyone else is an idiot.
    I took an MSA motorcycle safety course a few years ago to get my M/C license. The instructor must have said a hundred times "Everyone out there IS out to get you, ride (drive) like they are and you'll be fine".

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    Thanks for the all kind words. I'll pass them on.

    arti, I hope your friend is ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Please pay attention out there, and take that extra second or two to look around for stupid people.
    Even in the mirror!!

    Edit: Jsharr beat me to my joke.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    yes, he is ok. sore but pretty sure at this point he doesn't have any lasting injuries.
    here are some pics...

    the honda that was hit directly by the van, and ran into him



    the carnage.


    the saturn was in front of him, and he hit it.



    more destruction.

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    wow... major pile up...
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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