A friend's co-worker is the rider in this video. Really close call, watch to the end. Pretty good example of target fixation subconsciously, no time to react.
I am SO f*cking glad your friend's coworker and that rider behind him made it through this with no harm. This sort of sh*t is what made me so paranoid when riding. I had something like this happen to me while up in the mountains around a blind corner. Like this rider, I had luck/skill on my side. Doesn't stop you from being scared for a long while afterwards though.
realistcallly 0 response time. if you watch it real time and think about how long it would take you to realize what was actually happening that a super close call.
Wouldn't that be a near hit?
I mean, they did miss. But it was nearly a hit..
Just as bad as "could care less"
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Just a side note that I found interesting in the video.
Regarding where this was (from what I gather) it was on Airport road on their way to or from Wasaga Beach is all
I heard. As for a locale I have no idea to be honest.
Worst on I had was when I was riding on a 4 lane road 2 in each direction, I was coasting to red light, light turns green I accelerate and next thing I know I hear a air horn and tires screaching. Look right just in time to see the grill of a semi (peterbuilt). I had to stop check my pants and chain smoke about 10 cigarettes!
I still get chills thinking about it...
For the video given here ... that was a close call. The problem here is that it's a crapshoot whether to go towards the center of the road and hope the wrong-way vehicle goes past on the wrong side, or go towards the side of the road and hope the wrong-way vehicle goes back into their own lane. I have heard of head-on collisions that happened in the ditch because both drivers made the call to swerve off the road. Doesn't matter bike or car, head-on at highway speed is ALL bad.
I don't like riding on busy two-lane roads for much this reason.