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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-04-2016, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Ran over a loose re-tread

This was last week commuting to work on my FZ1

Scared the Crap out of me:

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-04-2016, 06:27 PM
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Just glad nothing else happened to you, that re-tread would have scared me as well.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-05-2016, 05:26 AM
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Fortunately it was lying flat on the road. I had a car in front of me kick one up in the air and it hit the front of my car breaking a plastic cover off the bumper and putting black rubber marks on the windshield. It would have put a biker down. You are very lucky. Glad you're OK.
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Good thing you just went with it as appose to reacting and doing something stupid. Always gonna be alert. Glad no harm was done.
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Days like that make me want to park it and go have a beer.
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i usually see a lot of road alligators when it gets really hot and they do bite sometimes. when you see a piece go slower because the rest of it lies ahead waiting for you. their the biggest reason i hate the highway at night. never crowd a truck because it can block your view of those giving you no time to react.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-06-2016, 03:11 AM
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Lucky you with your alertness. Good thing the that's just a piece of tire re-tread.
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Wow man, glad you made it through that unscathed. I too dislike riding highways unless absolutely necessary.
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There were pieces of it at the start of the video and that would have put me on alert to watch out for the bigger chunks. It looks like you aimed right for it. Also the guy in the white car had his turn signal on in plenty of time and you just kept pulling up on him. I think you are the one needing a driving refresher course before you hurt yourself or someone else. It is alll in the video so don't blame me for pointing out the facts that you videoed.

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There were pieces of it at the start of the video and that would have put me on alert to watch out for the bigger chunks. It looks like you aimed right for it. Also the guy in the white car had his turn signal on in plenty of time and you just kept pulling up on him. I think you are the one needing a driving refresher course before you hurt yourself or someone else. It is alll in the video so don't blame me for pointing out the facts that you videoed.
some people drive or ride like braking is a sin, when someone encroaches me i usually find braking and letting them in is safer than powering out. you can always get by them later which is what usually happens anyway
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