with all the recent deaths (rip) and posts about near misses i have been riding extra careful lately. but i just got my own close call. i was riding with a passenger down a road that leads to a beach, which has lots of long curves with bushes on both sides and a speed limit of 25km. granted i was doing between 30-40km's but as i went around a sharper curve, there is this huge white pickup in reverse coming straight at me going over the centre line. i had no where to go so i veered off the road, through a bush and ended up in a farmers field. never dropped the bike but if there was tree's or worse behind those bushes i woulda been toast and more importantly so would my passenger. it's getting pretty dangerous for all of us out there. be careful boys and girls.