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I was just riding home from work today and decided to go fart around downtown and look at stuff. I was doing that for awhile, and then my bike started to go gimp on me and sputter/whatnot, so I decided to just go on home. I pulled up at a 4-way stopsign where another dude on a nice looking springer was coming on the other road through the intersection (without stopping at the sign). He looked at me and kept looking and kept looking and WHAM!! t-boned a Camry full of Chinese ESL's coming across his bow. His bike threw plastic and glass and him across the lane, about 10 feet out from my 9 o'clock!!. Put a few nice dents in the Camry, too. I put on my hazards and got off my bike right there and came over to him to ask if he was okay. He just looked up and said, "Can we pick up my bike?" a few times. Maybe he should've worn a helmet.. Anyway I stuck around until the bike cop came and told him what I saw (and mentioned that the biker smelled like liquor). Then I went home.

Morals of the story: 1) Loud pipes don't save a GODDAMN thing. Pay attention to _every_ car because you can be sure they aren't paying attention to you (no matter how much you payed for your paint job). 2) Stop at stopsigns. Really. Shouldn't even have to be said, but obviously it does. 3) Wear a helmet.. even though I wasn't today..

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mrcougar
Jan. 26th, 2004 04:12 pm (UTC)
damm thats fucking nutz! Oh if one were to quickly glance at your icon, you look like Sully from Godsmack. its a good thing.
vespavago
Jan. 28th, 2004 06:39 am (UTC)
Damn straight...
I threw a sport pipe on my bike that makes it sound like a legion of dirtbikes are descending upon the earth. Has it made anyone more cautious or aware of my exsistence? Nope. Ride smart, ride hard.
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