A good yarn.
(Copied from old forum...this happened a while ago)
Ok, so get this. On my way home. Pull up at a red light. Far left of the lane. Left foot down. Right on brake. Car in front of me. Check the mirrors, car behind me pulls up about six feet behind me. All stopped. All good. Next thing I know, I feel a blow to my right knee. I look down and it's the corner of the f**king bumper of the car behind me. I look at the driver and there is NO response. No 'sorry wave'. No change in facial expression whatsoever. I can't believe I held the bike up. I don't know what the hell she was doing or not doing, but she hit my knee pretty hard...my guess is she hit the gas by accident and then managed to get the brake on a little. So, everyone in traffic is looking at both of us like "oh s**t". So, I try to move forward, but my leg is pinned to the bike and I don't want to take a chance on dropping it. So I yell, "BACK UP" (there was plenty of room for her to do so). Nothing. Yell it several more times with more expletives each time. Other drivers are yelling, too. Finally, I can't think of anything to do, so I whack the hood of her car with the back of my armored glove and scream 'Back the f**k up!'. She finally backs up about a foot. I get off the bike and call my wife and tell her to write down the plate # (the driver is still just staring at me). Then I get back on and get one lane over. She passes me. Next light I pull up beside her and tell her to turn right and pull over. She does. I tell her that she hit my knee and if there is any pain tomm, I am going to the doctor and calling the cops. She just stares at me. I look the bike over...nothing...my knee cushioned the impact. I ask her if she knows she hit my leg. She says yes. Blank stare. At this point I am livid. If it was a guy, I would have knocked him on his ass, pacifist or no. Finally, she sees how pissed I am I guess and mumbles 'sorry' like in a 'sorry I took the last cookie' tone. I tell her to be careful and watch what she's doing and we part ways. WTF?!?!
1) I chilled for a few minutes before getting back on the bike which was good...a couple years ago I might not have done that.
2) Even when the traffic behind you is stopped, keep checking those mirrors.
I still can't believe this happened. But it did.
"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig
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Last edited by Lockjaw; 01-21-2009 at 02:16 PM.