Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 19:26:41 +0100
From: danny <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9.5 Bike Rack

There's a world of difference between someone like myself on my second bike of the same model, with 60,000 miles experience on this one bike model, and someone who is 3 or 4 days on a new bike. It's even possible to panic in such a situation with the throttle open, and be unable to close it, thus making any accident far worse. One of the reasons why bikes have a cut out switch in a prominent position. There is an increasing problem (in the UK at least) that the highest death rate amongst motorcyclists is the middle aged "born again" rider, who hasn't ridden for maybe 20 years and doesn't appreciate how different modern bikes are. I think there's a case for riders in this category to undertake a refresher course on a modern bike. Regards, Danny (a purely hobby site) swap Z for above characters in email address to reply devil wrote: > 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. > > 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. 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. > > Still, scary business, and so much for bikes braking well. If you stay > in control, perhaps, but that seems like a big if? --

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