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Old 5th December 2018, 01:44 AM
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Had a SMIDSY yesterday on the Dick Road in Limerick. A lad stopped in pissing rain and stayed for quite a while trying everything to be helpful and supportive - if you're on here THANK YOU!! Bike is totalled but luckily I have a sprained wrist and aches and pains but let's see what 24 hours can do to an old body.
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Old 5th December 2018, 08:45 AM
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Sorry to hear that but at least there’s some goodness left in the world. Did ya happen to get the offending party?
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Old 5th December 2018, 08:48 AM
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Glad you're alive to tell the tale.
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Old 5th December 2018, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bandit_eile
Sorry to hear that but at least there’s some goodness left in the world. Did ya happen to get the offending party?
The young man was devastated and couldn't understand how he didn't see me - I have two LED small lights, one either side of headlight. It was the 'classic'SMIDSY. I knew as I got real close he was going to pull acoss and hadn't seen me but way too late to even blink. Hey ye thought only Superman could fly!! Can't believe I have no serious injury but it was a sub 50kph impact and my gear definitely saved me from something more serious.

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Old 5th December 2018, 09:54 AM
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Glad you're alive to tell the tale.
#metoo
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Old 5th December 2018, 11:03 AM
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Glad you're not too broke up man. Sorry to hear that. Heal quick :)
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Old 5th December 2018, 01:08 PM
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Glad you're not too broke up man. Sorry to hear that. Heal quick :)
So so lucky thanks and I'll make a quick recovery
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Old 5th December 2018, 02:27 PM
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great to hear you are ok, couldbve been a lot worse, hope he fukin opens his eyes next time, he didnt see you cos he didnt look, simples, he just glanced like most inattentive pricks.
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Old 5th December 2018, 04:48 PM
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great to hear you are ok, couldbve been a lot worse, hope he fukin opens his eyes next time, he didnt see you cos he didnt look, simples, he just glanced like most inattentive pricks.
..some cages have ridiculous blind spots especially some of the newer SUV's.
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Old 5th December 2018, 04:58 PM
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..some cages have ridiculous blind spots especially some of the newer SUV's.
Yup so does my yoke which is why I move my head to look around windscreen pillars etc. No excuse.
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Old 5th December 2018, 05:12 PM
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Yup so does my yoke which is why I move my head to look around windscreen pillars etc. No excuse.
Yep. Just turn your head again before you commit.
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Old 5th December 2018, 06:26 PM
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..some cages have ridiculous blind spots especially some of the newer SUV's.
I had a guy pull out on me one day,claimed he didn't see me.
I was driving a Mercedes Sprinter ffs.
What do you do with people like that?
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Old 5th December 2018, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by allsorts&oddjobs View Post
great to hear you are ok, couldbve been a lot worse, hope he fukin opens his eyes next time, he didnt see you cos he didnt look, simples, he just glanced like most inattentive pricks.
I said to the attending Garda that I had done some advanced skills riding training and his reply was yeah that's great but few motorists have.... Ta I'll be ok in a few days hopefully.
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Old 5th December 2018, 07:12 PM
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I was driving a Mercedes Sprinter ffs.
You should have been wearing a hi viz vest in that yoke ffs
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