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    My first run-in with a car (almost)

    So I took a nice spill today in the middle of my lane.................while standing still

    I'm sitting at a stop sign getting ready to cross the street. Cross traffic doesn't stop. I look right, I look left, and all is clear. I have my left foot clipped in, stand up and hit the gas. Immediately a car comes from my left (Blind curve, stupid place for an intersection if you ask me ) and I hit the breaks. Didn't enter the intersection, I'm saved. Or so I thought. As I am hitting the breaks my momentum shifts from my right leg to my left (clipped in). As I fall to the pavement the car coming from the left flies by, the car behind me honks (I think they were warning me about the car coming) and I hit the ground.

    My ego was bruised more than I was, and it sucks falling clipped in on public roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbaggie06
    As I fall to the pavement the car coming from the left flies by, the car behind me honks (I think they were warning me about the car coming) and I hit the ground.
    More than likely, they were honking at you for just laying there in the middle of the damn road, holding them up when they could have already been halfway to Starbucks.

    All joking aside, I'm glad to hear you weren't hurt.... or worse. Blind intersections are an incredible pain, and I don't think there's much of a solution. If it's quiet you can at least try to listen for cars coming. It's a little better at night as you can often see approaching headlights. I'll usually creep out into the intersection as far as I dare to get a better look.
    R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio ~ July 10, 1942 May 16, 2010

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