Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Only once has a car been coming up too fast in my mirrors at a light and I too hesitated. He got stopped without skidding but I know how fast it can happen and the thinking that this isn't really happening. I always leave an escape route and stay in gear at stops but to actually make the call to move in the split second it takes to realize he's coming in way too fast is something we should just do without hesitation. Like you said, no harm other than maybe a little embarrassment and it could save your life. And even if they get stopped in time, maybe when the driver sees you move it'll wake them up to what they just did.
Glad you came away unscathed (well, except maybe your shorts). Your experience is certainly going to make me think faster the next time it happens. Thanks for the post.
2007 Vulcan Nomad
2000 V Star 1100 Classic (Sold)
All stock except for:
Switchblade Quick Release Windshield
Ugly but somewhat functional saddlebags