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    another rider down

    Coming home from boating at sechelt today get off the horseshoe bay ferry and we see this guy on a yellow bike (couldnt make out what it was )anyhow he merges out into traffic from one of the on ramps onto the highway crosses two lanes gets real close to the center meridian then pulls a catwalk and loses it.......bike slides into the other lane car behind him almost runs him over i almost hit the car (i was towing a boat and was behind him)anyhow the guy who is riding the bike looked to be ok he got up and got his bike up the guy following him helped and i pulled over to help but all seamed ok so i left...close call....I have to say people I have seen and heard about way to many bike accidents this year and im glad the rider in this case was ok but it was very close to him not being ok.....maybe im just getting old ...and i know im giulty of doing some dumb ass moves as much as the next guy ....but people busy ferry traffic isnt the place to be doing catwalks... That being said I hope the rider is ok and hope his bike is fixable ....peace ...
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    More filling! Array stily1's Avatar
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    What's a catwalk?

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    You like popsicles? Array Hogie's Avatar
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    huh?
    a wheelie.

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    More filling! Array stily1's Avatar
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    Wheelie up the ramp from the Horshoe Bay ferry terminal?

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    Taillights
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    That was the longest sentence in history.

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    I ain't not no genius Array gixxerboygenius's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taillights
    That was the longest sentence in history.
    That's how he gets out of tickets. The cop just gets dizzy.
    On the subject though, doing wheelies in traffic is dumb. As for the rider, I am glad he is ok, along with his bike. Maybe it will smarten him up.
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    turbokitty
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    You mean people don't say "catwalk" anymore?

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    A rider made a bad decision, went down, and got up again. Without poking a sharp stick at the other -obvious- elements of the story, um just glad this 'rider down' thread isn'ta n 'RIP thread'. We've had enough of that. I guess I've become cynical: I see 'rider down' and all I want to know is whether they're still with us. The rest doesn't matter to me. We're each responsible for our own riding/decisions and how they impact us/others. Nobody's perfect. Some are less perfect than others.
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    CATWALK A.K.A Sweetus CATTIE US

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    Fuelled by rice Array racerboy88's Avatar
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    lucky he didn't end up roadkill.
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    Ruff-1
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    Glad to hear is okay, maybe he'll learn to pick his spots better next time he decides to pull a wheelie or a stunt like that in such a large occupied space.

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    show-boating kills.
    no pun intended.
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    I wasnt trying to poke a stick at anybody...just trying to bring it to everyones attention to many people have been going down...thats all...and i was also overly upset because this one almost involved me and im not interested in seeing someone get run over ...that is all....rant over
    never let fear and common sense stand in the way

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