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    Back in town .....luck a ly

    The last 5 weeks has been turkey season and I got skunked this year in Va. On my way home Saturday from the farm in Virginia came up on a light that was turning red I stopped I looked in the rear view mirror all I saw was this big truck, his tires were locked up smoking.there was a car in the left lane next to him there was no shoulder on the other side there was a guardrail and he was up against it and he obviously was not paying attention. the cross traffic had not started moving yet, I guess they were waiting to see me get slammed !, so I just took off. That was a close one. I wondered if a cop saw this and if I would get a ticket for running a red light. But then all I though about was putting as much distance between me and that Professional drive as possible.

    Anyway ....glad I back !

    Started back in on the Loon last night I can see the end is not far off.
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    must be you were on that bike again huh? they are only as safe as the driver on them..
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    Glad you were paying more attention than the driver of the truck.

    I ran a red light last week. I was sitting on the front row at an intersection when a fire truck came up behind me with lights and siren going. I had nowhere to go but forward. After confirming the intersection was clear, I bombed through and pulled over to the right as soon as I cleared the intersection. I seriously doubt a cop would ticket something like that. Same thing for the situation you were in.
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    Never know with Va Vaughn.

    Ya Larry. When weather is permitting and the weather was awesome this past weekend
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    Years ago I had the same experience with a cement truck. I saw he wasn't going to get stopped, checked for clearance, gunned it. It was so close that I got a small dimple in the right rear fender. The dimple was the size of a very small green pea. He got me that much before I got away from him. I pulled over and he pulled up behind me after the signal turned to green.

    I did not even feel the hit though I heard it. No one was hurt. We had a little discussion and went our merry ways.

    I watch my rear view mirrors at every (I hope every) stop sign. I also leave a bit of "escape" room between me and the car ahead, if there is one (in this case there was no one in front of me).

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    Jim I leave 7-8 car links infront of me when riding. If the driver behind me doesn't like it they can go around.
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    The fickle finger let you off the hook this time. I live on a street where every other house has a Harley and am less than a mile from the closest Harley dealer....the temptation is great.

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