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I bought a gopro hero 3 today. I decided to slap it on my helmet and try it out. I decided to go to the mall. The video shows the rest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkKon44sRQg&feature=youtu.be

Also, any tips for riding? I do have a hypersport prime jacket, but I wasn't wearing it today. I decided to ride with my icon stryker vest(bad idea). Selling that vest and getting some hypersport pants to match my jacket. All the gear all the time! ;)
 

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Whoa, that WAS close. Looked like he was making a left turn from the right hand lane.
Nothing you can do to fix stupid cagers (even if they ARE my Jeeple people). I don't see that you did anything wrong here. That could've been very much like Blueballs' crash.

Tips: Stay outta cagers blindspots. Always have one of their side mirrors in your view where you can see their face. Are they looking down at their lap (phone) or back at their kid, eating their breakfast...? NEVER assume that they see you! (they DON'T).

Don't ride in the center of your lane. That's where cages leak their lifesource (oil), especially at intersections. Also you won't be able to see around traffic (perfect example: you were honking your horn at that Jeep to go because y'alls light was green, but you couldn't see the approaching emergency vehicle who had the right of way).

When you approach an intersection or parking spot or anywhere you are going to have to put your feet down, scan the area and avoid putting your foot on oil, loose gravel, sand, wet grass, etc... This will help you avoid embarrassment and maybe even injury.

When passing through an intersection, ALWAYS check cross-traffic (both directions). People frequently blow through intersections, trying to catch that yellow light. NEVER assume that it's safe because your light is green.

I personally prefer to ride in the far left hand side of my lane for many reasons:
1)visibility, both for myself AND for oncoming traffic turning left across my lane (see Blueballs' story). See and be seen.
2)every cager on the road wants to kill/ maim me, that's a given. That said, surprises don't typically come from the middle of the road. Rabbits, squirrels, cats, soccer balls, li'l kids, parked cars pulling out or opening their doors... all these threats come from the outside edge of the road. Be aware of your current surroundings AND what's going on AHEAD of you. Give yourself time and space to react.
3)in America, the majority (not all though) of automobiles exhaust towards the curb. Nobody wants to huff exhaust fumes.
4)if you're already in the far right hand side of the lane, there's nowhere to go if an incident arises. You're fu¢ked.

I always look at drivers faces, whether I'm following or they're oncoming. When following, I use their mirrors. You can tell if they're paying attention or not, and you can frequently predict their moves just by watching their face.

Hope this bit of info is helpful to some.
 

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Always remember that any Close Call or Near Miss is an accident that you just barely managed to avoid.

Could have been rider skill or just plain dumb luck that let you avoid a possibly bad, possibly fatal, crash. In any crash between a motorcycle and a car, truck, etc., the motorcycle (and Rider) always lose.

Every one of these incidents is an opportunity to re-assess your actions and possibly make adjustments to how you ride.

A really close call may send a surge of adrenaline through your body that literally makes you shake (been there, done that). That's when you need to pull over until the shakes subside and this is a good time to analyze what just happened.

Many people have said it before, I'll say it again. Ride Like You're Invisible!
 

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Whoa, that WAS close. Looked like he was making a left turn from the right hand lane.
Nothing you can do to fix stupid cagers (even if they ARE my Jeeple people). I don't see that you did anything wrong here. That could've been very much like Blueballs' crash.

Tips: Stay outta cagers blindspots. Always have one of their side mirrors in your view where you can see their face. Are they looking down at their lap (phone) or back at their kid, eating their breakfast...? NEVER assume that they see you! (they DON'T).

Don't ride in the center of your lane. That's where cages leak their lifesource (oil), especially at intersections. Also you won't be able to see around traffic (perfect example: you were honking your horn at that Jeep to go because y'alls light was green, but you couldn't see the approaching emergency vehicle who had the right of way).

When you approach an intersection or parking spot or anywhere you are going to have to put your feet down, scan the area and avoid putting your foot on oil, loose gravel, sand, wet grass, etc... This will help you avoid embarrassment and maybe even injury.

When passing through an intersection, ALWAYS check cross-traffic (both directions). People frequently blow through intersections, trying to catch that yellow light. NEVER assume that it's safe because your light is green.

I personally prefer to ride in the far left hand side of my lane for many reasons:
1)visibility, both for myself AND for oncoming traffic turning left across my lane (see Blueballs' story). See and be seen.
2)every cager on the road wants to kill/ maim me, that's a given. That said, surprises don't typically come from the middle of the road. Rabbits, squirrels, cats, soccer balls, li'l kids, parked cars pulling out or opening their doors... all these threats come from the outside edge of the road. Be aware of your current surroundings AND what's going on AHEAD of you. Give yourself time and space to react.
3)in America, the majority (not all though) of automobiles exhaust towards the curb. Nobody wants to huff exhaust fumes.
4)if you're already in the far right hand side of the lane, there's nowhere to go if an incident arises. You're fu¢ked.

I always look at drivers faces, whether I'm following or they're oncoming. When following, I use their mirrors. You can tell if they're paying attention or not, and you can frequently predict their moves just by watching their face.

Hope this bit of info is helpful to some.
I disagree with riding on the left hand side of the road. A threat is most likely going to come from that side, and now instead of having a moment to see it and react, it's there. I usually ride on the right hand side, only riding on the left in the moments before I pass a vehicle. I also like to move around a lot in my lane so I really don't stay parked anywhere. I mean if you're on a road with cars parked on the sides then yea, ride the left but I just mean a normal 2 lane highway.

You just can't put one rule down for every road and it work. Some roads it would be stupid to ride on the left, others stupid to ride on the right. Bottom line: Ride where you are most comfortable.

And no, by NO means to all threats come from the outside edge, in fact, the opposite is true. Cagers can straddle crap in the road. I saw a cager straddle a **** mattress that I had to swerve around. I would avoid the middle by ALL means.

What is most important is DO NOT TAILGATE. You simply do not have enough time to react. DO NOT TAILGATE. EVER. IS THAT CLEAR?
 

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Maybe he was intentionally trying to hit you for honking at him (if that was you). You never know these days... I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case. Yes, our society has devolved that much.
 

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Here's one cager's response to being told to get off the phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spqZ704Um-s

I don't think yelling at them or lecturing them does any good anyway. Not going to change their behavior.

Best to just shake your head and ride on...

Too many MotoVloggers lately just rant continuously about cagers and bicyclists and bus drivers and.....
 

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Here's one cager's response to being told to get off the phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spqZ704Um-s

I don't think yelling at them or lecturing them does any good anyway. Not going to change their behavior.

Best to just shake your head and ride on...

Too many MotoVloggers lately just rant continuously about cagers and bicyclists and bus drivers and.....

Holy... F.....:(
 

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On the way home from work yesterday, I was behind a girl texting at a red light. Light went green, I waited 1 second, blew my horn, she looked up and went right back to finishing her text. Blew my horn again, and she finally got the message to go. Unbelievable!

As for Stirz' comment on the "stupid being strong at 1:30" in the video he posted, more like a 55 gallon drum of stupid. They drive like retards in Russia where most of the video was probably shot. Kind of like here in Atlanta...
 
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