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Offline Berber

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Sad day
« on: March 18, 2013, 02:01:33 PM »
Went to work on the bike today from Peterborough to Milton Keynes. The weather was foggy but rideable. On the Bedford bypass, I passed an accident involving a Silver Trophy. The poor guy had 5 or 6 medics around him. It looked like a car driven by a young girl had gone straight into the back of him. The rear of the bike was shattered. Plastic everywhere!

It did make me think.......

'The farther one travels, the less one knows.......'

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Re: Sad day
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 03:47:59 PM »
sh#t happens, two and a half years ago I was going out for lunch riding through the Sussex countyside minding my own business when a senior gentleman (quite senior to me, at that time I was 66yoa) in his Maserati Spider decided he did not like that shape/style of my second Sprint ST (11 months old) and turned right straight into me :087: lucky for me it was a sports car as I went straight over the top (pic in the gallery) clipping my left shoulder on the top of the windscreen and catching the gear on the tank :430:. Anything else and it would have been R.I.P. Hence the need for my third Sprint ST.

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Re: Sad day
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 06:42:13 PM »
I hope he was ok. Plastic can be replaced.

By coincidence I was just discussing this morning how bikes still don't have rear fog lights fitted as standard. I just can't understand it, especially considering how vulnerable we are.
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Re: Sad day
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 11:01:57 PM »
I think I shall be fitting  fog lights to the rear of my bike.
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Re: Sad day
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 11:15:19 PM »
One of the reasons I have the red/yellow chevrons on the back of my bikes for years.
Apparently you can see them for about 50m away even in foggy conditions.
Anything that helps, I'll take it.

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Re: Sad day
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2013, 07:49:20 AM »
All these highly visable aids are fine as long as third parties are looking where they are going and not at a distraction within the vehicle :430: :431:

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Re: Sad day
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2013, 08:58:01 AM »
Lets hope the Trophy rider involved in the accident isn't t too badly hurt and makes a good recovery.

I ride a blue Trophy,  dropped it at the dealers for its 500 mile service on a rainy and overcast day. The wife followed in her car to pick me up.  She said the bike wasn't very visible in the conditions (I wear a hi vis vest).  So yesterday I ordered chevrons for the panniers, I'm thinking of putting a strip down the side as well, not sure how that would look though.

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Re: Sad day
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 10:05:05 AM »
I have blue and white reflective battenberg (10cm wide) on the panniers. I also think Blue stands out better in the fog than silver.
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