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This is a link post Evening!
As an ex-biker (having a child is not conducive to owning a bike), this leaves me dumbfounded.
(, Mon 29 Jun 2020, 21:10, Reply)
This is a normal post Looks like he was racing the white car through a clearly red light.
As a 58 year old father of three doing 6000 miles a year of London commuting on a VFR800, I highly recommend you get back on a bike ASAP!!!
(, Mon 29 Jun 2020, 21:31, Reply)
This is a normal post You could be right

My GSXR's starter motor went, couldn't afford to get it fixed, got driving lessons for my wife's car when she was pregnant, drove her car through winter, bike lay dormant. Until the lock down I then drove my daughter to my mum's on the way to my new job which I'd never manage in winter on a bike anyway because it would be treacherous. Rode for 12 years all weather before that though. You don't know cold until you've driven from Bournemouth to Newbury on the B roads in freezing weather on a 125! I'll get another one one day!
(, Mon 29 Jun 2020, 21:50, Reply)
This is a normal post WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

(, Mon 29 Jun 2020, 21:44, Reply)
This is a normal post After the impact but before the debris flew.
The timing couldn't be any more perfect.
(, Mon 29 Jun 2020, 22:03, Reply)
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perfect pure luck
(, Mon 29 Jun 2020, 23:52, Reply)
This is a normal post As a relative newbie
That leaves me feeling rather sick!
I can only hope he got to see the video so he knows how lucky he is.
(, Tue 30 Jun 2020, 7:25, Reply)
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lucky stupid.
Going through red lights at high speed whilst trying to undertake another car that almost certainly obstructed his view of the van (think about the timings and where the white car would be going)is an act of madness.
I see many motorcyclists on the road and in hospital; a few get knocked off driving defensively, huge numbers get knocked off without thinking about what other road users are doing.
In the UK, on average every rider will suffer one major accident breaking a bone or worse. Luckily some idiot on his fourth or fifth skews the average in my favour!
Don't ride as if the driver hasn't seen you, drive as if he has seen you and wants to kill you anyway.
(, Tue 30 Jun 2020, 8:12, Reply)
This is a normal post I suspect he already knows the stupid bit
But yes, that too.
Re. "drive as if he has seen you and wants to kill you", always!
(, Tue 30 Jun 2020, 9:13, Reply)
This is a normal post Seconded

That would never have happened if he wouldn't have been racing. He's probably a gonner by now.
(, Tue 30 Jun 2020, 11:59, Reply)
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I had a friend who worked in A&E. She rode a bike too, but she referred to people who rode like that as organ donors, because as soon as she got to work she'd be having to try and put what was left of them together again.
(, Tue 30 Jun 2020, 13:37, Reply)
This is a normal post Getting killed is often mentioned, a lifetime of chronic pain should they survive is not.
Still didn't stop me though.
(, Tue 30 Jun 2020, 14:37, Reply)
This is a normal post fake

(, Tue 30 Jun 2020, 10:51, Reply)
This is a normal post If it is
they did a great job timing the debris, not crossing paths and so on. The only thing that looks unusual is the reflection on the bonnet, but not enough to make me shout fake.

But I have watched too much Captaing Disillusion to not watch it a dozen times.
(, Tue 30 Jun 2020, 20:52, Reply)