Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Panama City, Republic of Panama
A sofa fell on the road in front of me.
This weekend I traveled in the KLR to the mountain house in Panama. A 200-mile round trip from Panama City. On the Pan-American highway on a three-lane stretch of highway in each direction, going at 60 miles per hour on the center line, traveling on my own route a pickup carrying a large sofa. Back and to the sides of my motorcycle was a traffic between light and medium. The sofa came out of the car and fell on the pavement in front of me. Luckily I was going about 75 yards away from the pickup. Seeing the obstacle in front of me, I tightened the brakes and started to lose traction on the rear tire, corrected and then had to correct once more. Luckily I was able to dodge the obstacle without losing control and reducing the speed of the bike too much. I left the situation. A terrifying moment, by the obstacle, by the cars that came behind me and by the possibility of falling or being hit by a car. At least it felt good to have been able to control and not have a fall. The pick up stopped about 2 miles from the scene of the incident. He did not notice the fall of the sofa. Now I will be much more aware of the load the vehicles are carrying in front of me. I share the experience to remember that these kinds of situations can happen at any time. Let's take care.
Last edited by Dicky; 03-27-2017 at 02:25 PM.
Reason: bad speling.