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Old 10-10-2018, 08:03 PM
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i was rolling down hey 20 west of Pecos TX and a huge pole fell off the truck a few cars ahead of me. I saw all the cars in front of me driving crazy trying to avoid it but I didnít see what it was until the car in front of swerved left. When I finally realized what it was I was still doing about 80 and I had to slam on the brakes, I didnít have time to hit the rear brakes just the fronts. Anti lock brakes kicked in and when I realized I was definitely going to hit this thing I swerved left also trying to miss it. The real problem was that the pole was blocking both lanes of traffic at a 90 degree angle to the flow of traffic.

I just did the best I could with my reflexes and 20 years of riding experience. I hit the pole and flew at least 50ft or I should say rolled and flew. The bike landed about 6 ft from me when I stopped. I was conscious and alive but really banged up. I only had a helmet T-shirt and jeans with some lowtop shoes. It was quite the ride to say the least.

im just glad it wasnít at night I wouldnít have seen it until it was probably too late. So stay super alert out there and if anything maybe increase your follow distance from the car in front of you. Thatís the only thing that I think I could have changed.
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:08 PM
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:11 PM
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Damn! Go buy a lottery ticket cause you are lucky as hell. Seriously, glad you weren’t hurt more than you were. Best wishes for a fast recovery.

P.s. Houston has some of the worst highways with all kinds of crap in the road. My biggest fear was a 16’ aluminum ladder, which I often saw. You just replaced that fear...lol.
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:28 PM
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glad you are ok!
 
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Please tell us the cops found the lazy turd that didnít secure his load. And please tell us youíre gonna sue him.
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:52 PM
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And how many times does a guy in a Kilt come to help out? Glad you're okay.
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:56 PM
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Glad you were ok and got to write this. Thanks for the post, hope you heal up back to normal. I hope you didn't look up the kilt lying there, ha ha.Did they get the culprit that lost the load?
 
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Holy cow you are one lucky guy.

Glad you are still here to tell that story.

Wishing you a full and speedy recovery and your bike repaired to new.

Yes very good advice to keep plenty of distance and watch several cars ahead at all times.

It really makes me made that people cannot secure their loads properly and safely.
 
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Glad your ok......I think looking up the kilt would have caused much more damage
 
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Glad you made it!! But seriously, kilt guy going to Highland Games loses his pole toss log?? Whodathunk
 

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