View Full Version : Being carefull!



bugs
03-25-2002, 12:39 AM
Oddly enough when riding to superport we came by the site where that group of kids had that big crash when they hit that semi. When i realised that was the spot , an eary feeling came over me that things can pop up at any time and that we have a great responsiblity to watch things more than other people. When I first started riding i noticed I got more tired tired after a three hour ride than a three hour drive in a car , mainly because riding requires way more eye to road concentration and coming possibilities. i do believe that motorcycle riders are better drivers because we drive like we would ride, watching constantly and expecting the worst. what i find makes the ride with the group better is that it relaxes it a bit more and makes it more enjoyable instead of constantly worrying..not that you should stop worrying. Still being vigilant is important. when I saw these drivers on the highway trying to keep up with us cause they had muscle cars ( ie..black mustang and white jeep cherokee), it worries me that these guys are so concentraded on us that they may not be looking on whats ahead...just like those kids that were racing to beat a train and did not see the semi. hats off to all the lead guys that follow the rules, cause they are the ones that have control over the ride and can prevent unfortunate mishaps!

BCSBADMIN
03-25-2002, 12:42 AM
Amen.. :)

atomlowe
03-25-2002, 08:05 AM
Good point bugs and i would have to fully agree with you. Every driver should have to ride a bike for a month and hopefully they would pick up some of our habits. The disturbing part also is that there are a number of inexperienced riders which do the same thing. I hope that this website educates alot of them and promotes a better attitude between cagers and bikers.

Digi168
03-25-2002, 08:19 AM
your right, when I ride my bike I know all the cars around me and I pay way more attention then when I am driving in my car. That is probably why most drivers after they hit or cut off a bike simply say "I didn't see you/bike" The only bad part is that that is an acceptible defence, which really sucks.

Take the starbucks at robson and thurlow. You come up thurlow and you stop in front of starbucks and you back your bike into the parking spot. The cars just keep going by they don't stop and wait for you to finish parking. If you were in a car they would have no choice but to wait, but because your on a bike they don't a $hit and just wiz by. I am sure this happens in a lot of places but I notice downtown a lot.

I think the real problem is most car drivers are just pissed they can't ride a bike. :cool Now that I have gone way off topic I will go ride my bike. :D :D