No major close calls riding, just the usual jerks that pull out, turn, stop, don't stop, change lanes, don't look, look right through you. Always seemed to know what they were going to do before they did and managed to take the correct action. Got into a tank slapper on my first bike at about 80~85 one day, just rode it out, didn't chop the throttle or hit the brakes, just eased back on the gas slightly and it worked it's way out.
Funny one from my car racing days. Finished the race and had to beat feet to the airport about an hour away, with the plane leaving in about 55 minutes. Jump into the rental car, blast out of the track entrance, get about a mile down the road and damn if there wasn't a stop sign on the race track!!?? What's a stop sign doing here, on the race track? I'M NOT IN MY RACE CAR ANYMORE!!!! I was approaching an angled T (with the tighter side the one I needed) intersection at about 65 mph. And there was traffic. Not many options at this point except try to kill off the speed as much as possible and make the turn. At about 30 mph I made the left turn and somehow there was no traffic. Everyone had a angel that day. BTW I did make the flight.
Been shot at, had someone try to split my head open with an ax, almost robbed at an ATM (armed robber didn't think I'd be ready to fight back), almost car jacked (cop pulled up to the intersection--finally a cop there when you need him. LOL), fell off the top of a ladder and onto the driveway (coming off the roof, first rung, ladder went out from under me--another story).
But here's the real deal.
Try anaphylactic shock from penicillin with full cardiac arrest.
When I was a kid back in the late 60's, I was walking barefoot in the rain in a gutter and cut my toe open. Got infected, so off to the doctor, cleaned it out, shot of penicillin in the arm, stood up and that was the end of it. Next I know I'm sitting at his desk in his office wondering WTF. He was white as a ghost and shaken up pretty bad. Hard way to find out you've developed an allergic reaction to penicillin.
So how does that happen. Go back a bit further to the early 60's and I nearly died from the measles. One month at home from school, in a dark room, MASSIVE doses of penicillin because at the time that was the medical protocol for my condition. Don't remember much of that month, maybe 2~3 short episodes of a minute or so.
Last edited by gpz1100; 08-24-2006 at 09:59 AM.