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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 7/31/2005 7:12:50 PM EDT
Today was my lucky day. Cruisin down the highway about 75 in the slow lane. The guy riding lead swerved to miss....a ladder. Oh shit. I've got a split second to make a decision. I glance left and theres an 18 wheeler with 8 wheels still behind me. Crap. Look at the ladder and see I cant swerve thaaaat far right. So...I crank the throttle wide open and stand up. I get closer and hope and pray and hope some more that I'll make it...and just as I got thru, I feel it. I'm not 100% sure what happened after I felt it, but it felt like a lightswitch got flipped on and I'm calming the bike after a little wobble. Holy crap, I'm still upright and doing about 77-78mph.
Immediately pull over so I can check out the bike. All I ended up with was a good story and a light cut on the front tire. I'm still amazed by what happened.

Sabre - 1
Ladder - 0
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:38:32 PM EDT




Glad you made it!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:43:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 7:43:25 PM EDT by THR-Thumper]
Same thing last year. Exactly.

Wooden pallet.

Whew.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:51:07 PM EDT
Check your shorts
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:09:22 PM EDT
Wow, has your heart stopped beating yet?

I was once told there are 2 types of motorcycle riders, those who have fallen off and those who will..............
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 2:23:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bigscrun:
Wow, has your heart stopped beating yet?

I was once told there are 2 types of motorcycle riders, those who have fallen off and those who will..............



I avoided the heart attack. I've fallen off before, so I've been down that road (on that road?) and know its a painful one.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 2:25:18 PM EDT
I would have went back and tried to get the ladder
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 2:38:24 PM EDT
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