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      07-01-2012 01:38 AM #1
      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.


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      07-01-2012 02:04 AM #2
      Been riding for over 25 years...

      Never seen a close call like that..

      within INCHES..

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      07-01-2012 02:13 AM #4
      What a complete moron! It was a double yellow and he's overtaking.. Where in Ontario was this?
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      07-01-2012 02:14 AM #5
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      07-01-2012 02:29 AM #6
      This kind of stuff is what keeps me off of a motorcycle... If that shoulder hadn't have been there, he'd be dead.

    7. 07-01-2012 02:30 AM #7
      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.

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      07-01-2012 02:33 AM #8
      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.
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      07-01-2012 02:39 AM #9
      That's a problem for anyone on the road, bike or car. Passing on a double yellow ON A HILL no less. I will give the guy a modicum of credit for diving off the road completely to avoid the hit.
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      07-01-2012 02:50 AM #10
      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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      07-01-2012 02:53 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI Dan View Post
      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.
      No I don't fault the rider at all, but a subtle thing I found interesting is the target fixation (hands follow the eyes) that is always discussed in racing schools etc. He gets closer to the car because he locks onto it with his vision and without deciding to he ends up closer to the white line.

      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.

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      07-01-2012 03:19 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by rlfletch View Post
      That's a problem for anyone on the road, bike or car. Passing on a double yellow ON A HILL no less. I will give the guy a modicum of credit for diving off the road completely to avoid the hit.
      Ya it's a problem for anyone, but your chance of survival is just SLIGHTLY higher in a car should you make contact.

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      07-01-2012 03:22 AM #13
      I would have turned around and went after the guy, at least get a plate number to report him

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      07-01-2012 03:24 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
      I would have turned around and went after the guy, at least get a plate number to report him
      And in the process of chasing him down, probably cause even more potential accidents. Good call

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      07-01-2012 03:29 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
      I would have turned around and went after the guy, at least get a plate number to report him
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      And in the process of chasing him down, probably cause even more potential accidents. Good call
      OP said to watch video until end for a reason.

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      07-01-2012 03:40 AM #16
      I still have no idea how that happened

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      07-01-2012 03:56 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by 99.5 View Post
      OP said to watch video until end for a reason.
      I did already; I know they crashed. My comment was made as a general reply to the train of thought of the quoted poster, regardless of how this particular instance turned out.

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      07-01-2012 04:28 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
      I would have turned around and went after the guy, at least get a plate number to report him
      Then you'd be following jackasses all day and never get to your destination. I've been riding for 10 years and close calls happen all the time, you learn to accept it and go on with you day.

      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...

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      07-01-2012 07:19 AM #19
      If he had enough torkz, this wouldn't happen.

    20. 07-01-2012 07:44 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by MoPho View Post
      I would have turned around and went after the guy, at least get a plate number to report him
      In 20+ years of riding I've only gone after a f-tard once. In that case, the car pulled out of a stop sign as I was approaching the intersection on the main road (no stop sign) - there was no time to stop, I swerved into the lane for the opposite direction and missed the car, then stopped and turned around and went after it. The driver stopped and rolled down the window and was extremely apologetic - he knew he had screwed up - I hope he took my short lecture on "look twice, save a life" to heart.

      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.

    21. 07-01-2012 08:30 AM #21
      If they were riding Can-Am Spyders, they probably would've been creamed since the bike is so much wider.

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      07-01-2012 08:40 AM #22
      this is why i can't ride. Too many idiots on the road.
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      07-01-2012 08:49 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      If they were riding Can-Am Spyders, they probably would've been creamed since the bike is so much wider.
      They looked like males.
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      07-01-2012 09:13 AM #24
      Passing on the left while coming over a hill Idiots.

      That could of been A LOT worse.
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      07-01-2012 09:30 AM #25
      Am I the only one that is glad that the car crashed?

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      07-01-2012 09:56 AM #26
      Wow.
      Passing on double yellow on blind hill? What an idiot.
      But.. the driver did veer left off the road to avoid hitting the motorcyclist. Instinctual? Idk.
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      07-01-2012 09:56 AM #27
      Wow, that was close. I had nightmares about that happening to me while I was driving back country roads all the way into Shottenkirk Iowa, I still remember this specific 1 turn that was a major 3 road intersection with only 1 stop sign and kinda blind sides all the way in. Only had a close call ones when it was raining once and a semi decided to blow right thru it (I was driving an SUV) had to go into the ditch to miss him.

      I bet the guys in the car were not particularly well after that one incident.
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      07-01-2012 10:04 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Old Windy View Post
      I bet the guys in the car were not particularly well after that one incident.
      And the crashed car illustrates one reason why I hate sunroofs... who wants broken glass shoved into their head?
      Or does anybody make a sunroof airbag yet?
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      07-01-2012 10:07 AM #29
      Honda driver deserves to loose their license for being so stupid.

      Crossing double yellow (not turning into a driveway)
      Not signaling.
      Reckless driving.


      You can add attempted murder to that list.

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      07-01-2012 10:14 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      And the crashed car illustrates one reason why I hate sunroofs... who wants broken glass shoved into their head?
      Or does anybody make a sunroof airbag yet?
      No, you hate Moonroofs. Sunroofs have metal panels and are 'all or nothing'. Closed, they offer the same as a non-sunroof car, and open is self explanatory. Second generation golfs and jettas have Sunroofs and are by far my favorite. I don't believe newer vehicles are available with sunroofs though, as all I've seen are glass moonroofs these days.


      Quote Originally Posted by samc View Post
      Honda driver deserves to loose their license for being so stupid.

      Crossing double yellow (not turning into a driveway) not illegal in many, many places
      Not signaling.
      Reckless driving.Assuming you're saying this due to the double yellow line interpretation


      You can add attempted murder to that list.
      That Honda deserves a high five for driving off the side of the road in time to save their lives. I understand that was ridiculously close, but if it's legal to overtake cars on a 2 lane road, he simply made a mistake. A BIG mistake, that obviously cost him quite a lot, but not someone's life. This is one of the reasons I sold my street bike after putting 15k miles on it. Too many close calls, and too many idiot drivers. I like having a cage around me.
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      07-01-2012 10:26 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by fixmy59bug View Post
      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"
      Nah that's a near miss if I ever say one. As opposed to say a wide miss. One of the countless reasons why I still won't buy a bike.
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      07-01-2012 10:32 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by vastxpunk View Post
      No, you hate Moonroofs. Sunroofs have metal panels and are 'all or nothing'. Closed, they offer the same as a non-sunroof car, and open is self explanatory. Second generation golfs and jettas have Sunroofs and are by far my favorite. I don't believe newer vehicles are available with sunroofs though, as all I've seen are glass moonroofs these days.
      moonroof, sunroof.. whatever. The glass roof thing.

      That Honda deserves a high five for driving off the side of the road in time to save their lives. I understand that was ridiculously close, but if it's legal to overtake cars on a 2 lane road, he simply made a mistake. A BIG mistake, that obviously cost him quite a lot, but not someone's life. This is one of the reasons I sold my street bike after putting 15k miles on it. Too many close calls, and too many idiot drivers. I like having a cage around me.
      Double yellow line means no passing.
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      07-01-2012 10:38 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Double yellow line means no passing.
      Not in PA. No painted lines on roadways may be used for traffic control devices. Traffic control devices must always be mounted on a sign/pole/etc. This is typical in states that often have snow covered roads. Also, if you've ever been stuck behind a large farm vehicle, and haven't seen a "No Passing" sign in the past few miles, you'll be happy that the law allows you to pass.

    34. 07-01-2012 10:39 AM #34
      The biker had enough time to react and veer towards the center line, in which case Civic could just overtake instead of ending up in a ditch possibly hurting or killing its passengers (by the way are they ok?). On the other hand maybe the crash will teach the driver a sobering lesson he wouldn't otherwise receive.

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      07-01-2012 10:44 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      And in the process of chasing him down, probably cause even more potential accidents. Good call
      Hardly, especially on a motorcycle where it would be very easy to catch up with a car. And one could certainly use ones judgement as to whether it would be dangerous or not to chase them down.

      And really, I doubt you could tell me that you wouldn't be so enraged after that happened that you could let it go....

      Quote Originally Posted by 99.5 View Post
      OP said to watch video until end for a reason.
      Didn't read the post, nor watch to the end

      Quote Originally Posted by 92skirmishgti View Post
      Then you'd be following jackasses all day and never get to your destination. I've been riding for 10 years and close calls happen all the time, you learn to accept it and go on with you day.
      I experience jackasses all the time both in my Caterham (it's a 4 wheel motorcycle) and on my bicycle too. But this wasn't someone just making a dumb mistake at driving, they blatantly were passing ( I am assuming) in a no passing zone up a blind crest, that deserves a bitch slap
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