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  • Riding away from the setting Sun.

    A few years ago I lost a friend, who was a young father and husband.
    He was killed on Gnangara Road Ellenbrook.
    Heading east with the sun setting right behind him.
    A women turned in front of him, didn’t see him.
    I was always ware of this, and over 40 years riding have avoided some collisions by watching oncoming traffic.
    Last Monday I was heading down Cambridge Street towards the Freeway entrance, with the sun behind me.
    I saw a Land Cruise coming up the road, indicating to turn across me. I slowed, he slowed, so I proceeded.
    5 metres in front of me he turned, leaving me no chance.
    4 days hospital, and now on Crutches for while with a stretched And bruised Pelvis.
    while I was lying on the road, waiting for the Ambulance, he came up to me and apologised, he didn’t see me.
    Just be aware of this situation. I’m sure all the experienced riders here are, but for the newbies and younger riders, take note of this, especially on east warst roads where the sun sets.
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    Hope you heal quickly, agree drivers are stupid and can happen in a car.
    At work recently a lady couldn't see past a truck turning so decided to just go resulting in a nice fender bender on a brand new camry.
    "Some people are like clouds. When they disappear it's a beautiful day"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Halo_2 View Post
      Hope you heal quickly, agree drivers are stupid and can happen in a car.
      At work recently a lady couldn't see past a truck turning so decided to just go resulting in a nice fender bender on a brand new camry.
      There is a difference between stupid and "couldn't see". This is a timely reminder to be careful when riding with a setting/rising sun. Best to avoid these times IF possible. If not, be aware that peeps may not see you.Hope you heal quickly Cruelcheffy and luckily, you are here to tell the tale.

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      • #4
        The amount of attention given to driving these days has become piss poor plus I haven't seen a plod car or cash camera for ages....must all be at the new Taco Bell
        Smoke me a kipper...I'll be home in time for breakfast

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        • #5
          It’s been bloody great last time I saw a cash camera was two weeks ago on roe hwy on both sides. Before that haven’t seen in one in months (I drive Mandurah to Bentley daily) it’s like cashed up WA don’t need to raise revenue.
          "Some people are like clouds. When they disappear it's a beautiful day"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cruelcheffy View Post
            A few years ago I lost a friend, who was a young father and husband.
            He was killed on Gnangara Road Ellenbrook.
            Heading east with the sun setting right behind him.
            A women turned in front of him, didn’t see him.
            I was always ware of this, and over 40 years riding have avoided some collisions by watching oncoming traffic.
            Last Monday I was heading down Cambridge Street towards the Freeway entrance, with the sun behind me.
            I saw a Land Cruise coming up the road, indicating to turn across me. I slowed, he slowed, so I proceeded.
            5 metres in front of me he turned, leaving me no chance.
            4 days hospital, and now on Crutches for while with a stretched And bruised Pelvis.
            while I was lying on the road, waiting for the Ambulance, he came up to me and apologised, he didn’t see me.
            Just be aware of this situation. I’m sure all the experienced riders here are, but for the newbies and younger riders, take note of this, especially on east warst roads where the sun sets.
            My bike is kactus
            Heal quick and well. The riding awaits your return.
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            yes, i am a prick
            no, i don't care
            you make me sick

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            • #7
              Bugger, sorry to hear mate Glad you are still with us, a workmate had similar happen years back when riding up to Geraldton, 4WD with trailer turned right in front of him well ahead but then did a quick U-turn and pulled out
              He ended up with multiple fractures to his pelvis/arms and legs and was in the hospital for months and is now a high-up member of "Club Titanium"
              He's come back to work but can't be a PO anymore, is in an office position and can only ride for short periods

              I've had some close calls on my ride over the years heading to Wooroloo on Gnangara Rd and Toodyay Rd's, thankfully I've learned to be very aware of oncoming traffic in this situation
              In some cases, I think having the HL on the bike all the time might actually be counter-productive in that scenario
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              Originally posted by Phildo
              Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
              Originally posted by filbert
              i'll pretend you didn't know she was 13

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Para045 View Post
                Bugger, sorry to hear mate Glad you are still with us, a workmate had similar happen years back when riding up to Geraldton, 4WD with trailer turned right in front of him well ahead but then did a quick U-turn and pulled out
                He ended up with multiple fractures to his pelvis/arms and legs and was in the hospital for months and is now a high-up member of "Club Titanium"
                He's come back to work but can't be a PO anymore, is in an office position and can only ride for short periods

                I've had some close calls on my ride over the years heading to Wooroloo on Gnangara Rd and Toodyay Rd's, thankfully I've learned to be very aware of oncoming traffic in this situation
                In some cases, I think having the HL on the bike all the time might actually be counter-productive in that scenario
                Did you see the photo of his fuel tank after the accident.? It would bring tears to your eyes.
                PLEASE...pass on my best wishes to Murray. I still count him as a valued friend...but we seem to have lost contact. Surprised he's still working
                Originally posted by Viper
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FJ Steve View Post

                  Did you see the photo of his fuel tank after the accident.? It would bring tears to your eyes.
                  PLEASE...pass on my best wishes to Murray. I still count him as a valued friend...but we seem to have lost contact. Surprised he's still working
                  Nah didn't see any photos of the bike and sort of felt like it wasn't the thing to ask Just hearing him describe it brought tears to my eyes
                  Yeah he's going well considering the accident and the horrific injuries, he still moves awkwardly sometimes although considering the injuries I'm surprised he's walking let alone back at work

                  Yeah he wouldn't be able to undertake the physical requirements of training/work as a PO but he's found a new focus working in the "document compliance" side of things which is right up Muzz's alley given how anal he can be

                  I'd sort of forgotten you knew Murray from the FJ Riders Forum, I'll certainly pass on my regards and best wishes next time I see him mate
                  #1 Gold Ticket Holder for the Barfridge Fan Club
                  Originally posted by Phildo
                  Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
                  Originally posted by filbert
                  i'll pretend you didn't know she was 13

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