Crashes On being hit by a four wheel armored cage.

Fulltimer

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Your last post got me thinking. My helmet is dark also. I think I'll add a reflective yellow strip on BOTH sides of it. My trike is all black. Maybe some yellow reflectors on it will help. VERY happy you are getting better!!

Terry
 

arty dave

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Glad you're OK and the meat was saved :D

These days I ride like they never look! When I was younger I used to ride more like I had a right to be on the road and take up my legal metre and a half bicycle riders space. And sail through roundabouts just like a car. Had my fair share of close calls. But mobile phones and cars dont mix. Car drivers on mobiles are a bike riders worst enemy. I'm lucky where I live has a lot of bike paths I don't have to ride roads that much.

I drive a car a lot too, and there's always someone on a mobile phone drifting across a lane, or turning without looking or indicating. Or speeding up and slowing down. I cant believe some people even text when driving, I had a young woman about 2 inches away from me coz she was so busy texting, had to honk at her and she gave me a filthy look! Cops should come down hard on anyone in a car on a mobile. Even pedestrians on mobiles are so absorbed in their conversations that they'll often step out onto the road BEFORE looking to see if anything is coming. These days driving is a bit like being in a minefield, EVERYone is a potential accident waiting to happen. Half the driving population should have their licence removed until they learn the road rules properly. Jeez, sorry didn't mean to rant! :whistle:

Anyway, I really just wanted to say get well, enjoy the mig, and avoid rounabouts! Migs are like hot glue guns, you're gunna love it!
 
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@GearNut, steady with the melting metal moments, I had enuff o' that with the stick, lol.

@ Fulltimer, reckon I'll wrap the next helmet in flouro fabric from an old safety vest. Reflective tape might be a go on the sides of the foam, if it sticks. Reflectors..I'm thinking those rectangular jobs embedded into pedals.

@ Arty Dave, rant away mate, I've had to edit the heck outta my ravings, but I blame the nice pain-killers, lol. Speaking of fools on mobiles, I watched a young woman recently, as we do, mobile in one hand pushing a stroller, she was dressed in black and the stroller was black. She crossed a side street after looking only left, then the main arterial road on which we live, without looking either way. I dropped what I was doing fully expecting to see them flying through the air. Very, very lucky girl.

I've attached a pic of the engine cover mentioned earlier in my last post i think. Got this idea from The Professor's front saddlebag setup. (Thanks Prof) The new unit will not be dummy and have enough opening space for my travel maps, sketchpads etc.

**** back pain, gotta split. Cheers all.
 

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I was readying a news story a while ago about a woman in Miami. She caused an accident......she was shaving her legs while driving! :rolleyes:

Terry
 
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