Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 23:55:18 GMT
From: Nutmegger<>
Subject: Re: Saab 9.5 Bike Rack

devil says... >> That is really awful, now I feel bad I asked. > >Funny that I was just reading this the other day. > >And then today, I get hit in the back by a motorcycle. Apparently a >fancy one, top of the line etc. Brand new, registered only four days >ago. That is freaky. > >And no, I don't have (or need) a bike rack. Still, the guy was taken >away in an ambulance. From what I hear from the paramedics, it looked >like he might be OK, perhaps with a broken foot, although early on, he >didn't look good. He was probably very inexperienced. >As to my 9-3, the bumber got scratched (I suspect he >may have already not have been on his bike when the bike hit). >Witnesses say he rolled at least eight times. CRIPES!! > >Still, scary business, and so much for bikes braking well. OK - when I'm driving along I always leave two car lengths between me and a bike when I am following him. I just feel the rider needs his space and I have seen them stop very quick, I mean surprisingly quick.... to me. Then, I always get some moron who cuts in front of me. On the other end, motorcycles follow me very closely all the time. It bothers me, to the point where I've pulled over to let them pass. I am not driving around thinking they are safer because of a shorter stopping distance or anything like that. Bike riders around here seem very safe drivers - it is every other clueless person on the road that is dangerous to them. >If you stay in control, perhaps, but that seems like a big if? I don't know, all I know if play with it, practice, put it through what it is _supposed_ to stand up to. I've always done it and it has saved me more than once. ~J~

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