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Short ride turned into no ride

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Well crap! Just getting out with my new knee and working up my stamina for riding. Able to do 3 hour rides (with a break) no problem. Went out for a short ride yesterday and got rear ended. My Veronica is dead, long live Veronica!
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Wow. I'm glad you're doing OK.

Did the perp get arrested?
hope so. to many idiots drivin, naw, texting and holding a steering wheel with their knees. throw the perp in jail for attempted manslaughter. plus 100,000 for expenses, time n trouble and anything else a attorney can think of. cell phones and drivin are a MAJOR pet peeve of mine. they put so much emphasis on drunk driving, but, its been proven that using a cell phone is even worse.
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i had one almost get me last saturday. he came across center lane[2 lane state hwy] and had half my lane i was almost on the shoulder beefore i got around him. even then i dont think he even knew i was there. i have been givin' it SERIOUS thought about quitting riding. too many idiots and the powers that be , they dont seem to care.
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Why is it the ones who REALLY need insurance never seem to have it?

About 15 years ago I was crossing a bridge in Richmond VA and a guy came flying up behind me in an 80s Chevy Monte Carlo, I was in a Nissan Frontier. I could not avoid getting rear-ended as there was a car beside me in the left lane, and a moped in front of me. Sure enough he looked up just before hitting his brakes too late and hitting me. He was rushing to a meeting with his parole officer and he gave me his insurance info, which turned out to be expired. My company covered my damage and then they went after him.
i hope they tore him a new one! hope you were ok after that. that can cause serious neck problems later on, ask me how i know !
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am i the only one who is almost stressed out by goin for a ride anymore? watchin and lookin like you head is a radar scope isnt enough anymore. i have always ridin like i am a ghost and assume noone can see me. that still doesnt seem to be enough these days. too many fools and idjits runnin around loose these days.
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Barry actually has video of someone coming halfway in his lane on the BRP from a couple years ago. It is somewhere on the forum.
i'll try to find it.
yup i agree with patrick. that was one purdy bike. you gonna get another? if so, will be another like the one ya had?
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