Join Date: May 2008
Location: Towson, MD
Bikes: Windsor "The Hour"
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I'm pretty damn glad I have my brake. In fact, I love it. It saved me not once, but twice today
Scenario #1: (Kinda my fault.. )
I was crossing a street on the crosswalk (I had the green/walk) and a truck comes flying around the corner making a right.. I was sorta not paying attention and had to jam the brake to not end up a decal on his door. It was more of a paniced move though, because I was able to swerve out of danger long before I got close.
Scenario #2: (not my fault)
Making a higher speed left onto a multiple lane road downtown (I had the green arrow) when two peds decide it'd be a wise idea to attempt a sprint across the road. They do the start/stop/start dance, which leaves me to decide if I go left around them on right. At this point I was really cookin' it, so I had to act fast and hit the brake + swerve right.. barely missing the dumbass who once again decided to STOP and BACKUP after she saw me begin to go behind them. She made a silly "OOF!" noise as I went past though
..it was kinda cute
Last edited by patrickgh; 07-21-08 at 05:12 PM.