Date: Sun, 08 Jul 2001 04:30:12 GMT
From: devil <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9.5 Bike Rack

Nutmegger wrote: > > Thanks for answering. > > In article <>, danny says... > > >> I don't understand what happened to the motorcyclist, or how carrying bikes on > >> rear mounted carriers is a danger to them? > > > >Saab in front executed emergency stop (with benefit of ABS) and with nearly > >invisible light clusters. Bike couldn't stop and rode/skidded into rear of Saab. > > Whoa, I had always thought (maybe wrong) that bikes stop a lot quicker than > cars. > > >Normally the rider might have had a chance, but got impaled on bits of bike > >(ie:handle bars, etc) sticking out of rear of Saab (rather than smooth rear of > >unadorned Saab) > > 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. 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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