What are you trying to say? When WHAT happens? The guy in the car tries to pass on a double yellow...there's nothing to back off from or let go of. The guy in the cage was a total nimrod, passed when he wasn't allowed, hit the oncoming and then swerved into the rider he just passed. All in the blink of an eye.Hope the first guy is ok.
For what it is worth when that happens just back off, let em go. Stay away from them. Give them the whole road and hit the brakes, let em go.
Might not help the oncoming but it will keep you clear.
Keep thinking that and die.What are you trying to say? When WHAT happens? The guy in the car tries to pass on a double yellow...there's nothing to back off from or let go of. The guy in the cage was a total nimrod, passed when he wasn't allowed, hit the oncoming and then swerved into the rider he just passed. All in the blink of an eye.
Yes sir, hit the brakes and hit them hard. Let the car go. Get away from it.I agree with giving the cars their space, You're absolutely right. I was just commenting on the rider that was cutoff not possibly having enough time. As soon as the car got out into the other lane to make his move, he turned into the rider on his right. Bad place to be at that time, but I just don't see how he could have avoided it.
Around here we just shoot em. Lol!!If I were the guy behind the cage, it would have taken all I had not to head butt the driver with my helmet on.
Trust me...some of the GW groups I used to ride with WERE asleep, and there was always the seniors on the trike in the middle who usually never even knew there WAS an incident...I stay away from groups these days....I can't say for sure and hope I never find out, but I think that as soon as that car pulled out to pass, either me or someone else, I would be doing some serious slowing down....or at least moving as far away as I could possibly get...Yes sir, hit the brakes and hit them hard. Let the car go. Get away from it.
But like I said, you cannot trust those behind you either, they may be asleep and not react.
Group rides worry me. They always seem to be asleep.
I guess I just see things as they happen, before they happen actually, I see it setting up, before it happens. And just avoid it.
Now I did not avoid a deer one time.....nope, that one got me.
I hope the first rider is ok, the others are in shock centered on that is in front of them. I would have made a u turn and went back to see about him. The second one is moving ok, but that again is observation. I mean he sits up after scooting on his butt. I guess he is ok.
Ya all have it your way. I see it develop before it does. I would have been on the brakes the very instant the nose of the car came out.I really believe that one happened so fast that neither rider could have avoided what the moron in the Civic created. In fairness Kit, even the guy being passed could not have stopped quickly enough to avoid it. The car wasn't even completely around him when he got side-swiped. It's fortunate the the guy who had been behind the Civic from the start was able to stop in time.