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    Yesterday I was leading a stagger formation of three other riders on a 35 mph rural 2 lane road through a small community. We we're going about 40 mph and came up on a Harley rider ahead of us who was traveling a few miles per hour slower. We followed him about 200 yards when, without signaling, he slowed down slightly and pulled into the right hand shoulder right before the next street crossing. What happened next?

  • #2
    You passed him? You stopped to see if he needed assistance?
    With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DEEPHATE View Post
      You passed him? You stopped to see if he needed assistance?
      Nope!

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      • #4
        He whipped out a flashing light and pulled you over for speeding??
        With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DEEPHATE View Post
          He whipped out a flashing light and pulled you over for speeding??
          Nope! One more strike and you are out!

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          • #6
            He proceeded to take pictures of you for his FB page?
            With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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            • #7
              Originally posted by DEEPHATE View Post
              He proceeded to take pictures of you for his FB page?
              Gong! You're out!

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              • #8
                A salute of some kind?

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                • #9
                  Did he let you and the group go by?

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                  • #10
                    He called AAA to come get his broken bike.

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                    • Brad_G
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                  • #11
                    he turned right

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                    • #12
                      He started riding with your group?

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                      • #13
                        He did a u-turn
                        It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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                        • #14
                          It wasn't a guy.

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                          • #15
                            Originally posted by MikeyC View Post
                            He did a u-turn
                            Bingo, you kind of win! He turned left in front of me. I hit the brakes and slid sideways about 20 ft thought for sure I was going to hit him or go down. As soon as he was in the clear I let off the brakes and the bike miraculously came upright and we continued on our way. I kicked myself now for not turning around and chasing his ass down and giving him the riot act. Same thing happened to a friend of mine on his brand new goldwing when a car did the same thing except he t-boned the car at the front left quarter panel which almost knocked him over the cliff. Just a hard lesson learned that you have to never assume that anybody is going to do the right thing. They are all out to kill you. Everyone in my group agreed that he looked like he was a first-time rider and didn't know what the hell he was doing.

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                            • #16
                              New or not you gotta use a little common sense. That was downright stupid. I don't feel so bad for not guessing that!
                              With enough beer you can do anything...D.Pate

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                              • Shores
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                                Some people never use their mirrors even in cages. this guy was obviously oblivious to what was going on around because we were following him for about 200 yards. I do see all the time folks in cages who will drift to the right before they turn left, but this guy literally rode in the right hand shoulder for several yards before turning left in front of me.

                              • Duke
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                                Seems like he's a idiot. A car might get him the next time.

                            • #17
                              Like my Dad always told me and I've told my kids, "expect the unexpected ".

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                              • Horsehammerr
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                                Best Advice !!!

                            • #18
                              I really didn't think a bike would be dumb enough to do that! Just seamed like the only option left

                              I've had cars do that several times but as soon as they move right I'm on the brakes, had a couple of close ones just because i was following maybe to close or maybe coming up on them to fast. Still, they haven't a clue as to whats around them. If I had been another car they would have got t-boned.
                              It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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                              • #19
                                Originally posted by MikeyC View Post
                                I really didn't think a bike would be dumb enough to do that!.
                                In this case I think the bike was smarter than the rider!

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