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I almost got taken out by a trump truck. What a horrible way to go.

Old 09-03-21, 05:58 PM
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I almost got taken out by a trump truck. What a horrible way to go.

I was on bell avenue getting ready to turn left all the way to the left. A couple cars at least behind me. I must have heard my garmin radar give the sound of a fast vehicle or I was not quit close enough to turn not sure. But an orange trump truck with three flags flapping passed the cars on the left and me at 60mph or more. this intersection is only a block from a 4 way light so this guy most have sped through the intersection to be going that fast. this is a 25mph road. I I was turning before the street I pictured. its only a block from that intersection. when I went through the intersection I was the only one on that road so no clue where that guy came from.



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Old 09-04-21, 05:51 AM
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Probably cranked up by talk radio, angry at the world. Or he could have been a brain surgeon on his way to perform an emergency op. I agree, would have been a sad way to go.
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Ah, the "freedom" to break laws... I get passed by a pickup with one of those huge flags occasionally, and it's always speeding and has a loud exhaust. The perils of cycling.
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Originally Posted by Chuckles1 View Post
Ah, the "freedom" to break laws... I get passed by a pickup with one of those huge flags occasionally, and it's always speeding and has a loud exhaust. The perils of cycling.
ya but this was crazy the guy was on a 25mph road and he must have really cranked it up in that short distance.
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Old 09-04-21, 08:17 AM
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Get a helmet cam, send video clip to local police..
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