...long story real short:
I buy a BRAND NEW model year bike in 03 (SV1000S). Less than 24 hours later I'm going downa street. Guy in a jeep at a stop sign looks left right-the-fuck-at-me-with-eye-contact coming down the road, looks right, then pulls out 15 feet in front of me at about 20mph. Bike missed most of the jeep, I missed most of the bumper. It gets better: when the cop shows up (the guy wouldn't get out of his car until he did... perhaps in part to my "invitations" and gesticulating) and tells me through some mystic math that I was going 25 in a 20 mph zone ("I ride a harely... I know how these things work" he says), and then proceeds NOT to write anyone a ticket because, and I quote, "I didn't actually see anything happen here". Now the insurance company for the douche bag won't pay up becuase I'm in North Carolina and I'm now "partially responsible" for the incident becuaseof my "speed" (NC is a "contributory negligence" state... go look that up if you live there). Now I'm a poor lower enlisted kid who just saved up all his penies/loans for the last year for the cool new bike of his dreams (I was a twin guy back then, no hating) with a totalled front end on a bike that they didn't even have a parts fiche for yet in the states.... just plain fucked.
That one hurt a lot worse than the other two times I've been hit by cars... there is just no words to describe how shitty that felt.
....I'm at least going through the windshield of the next guy and getting my money's worth.
Attack life... it's going to kill you anyway.
Last edited by SpazOnaZX; 12-24-2008 at 12:00 PM.