I don't do much ridding, but for the last 30 years I have been riding every day....+500k miles...IJS
To tell you the truth most police wouldn't care, unless they rode a bike and most of them couldn't find their PENIS if you pulled down their zipper for them. Just really glad I didn't go down and lived to ride another day.It's a shame you didn't call the police. Most likely, the punks have their fingerprints on file. Perhaps you could have gotten the prints off of the bottle. And, it seems you have a good description of their vehicle.
Yea, things have gotten much better since the 70's (used to carry pinball machine balls back then) but unfortunately it only takes one AH to ruin your day. Hope you get the SOB, wouldn't post it thoughWhen you ride a motorcycle for 50+ years a lot of things have and can happen but this is a first for me. While ridding on RT.40 east in Wheeling WV. just after sunset I was going down hill 45mph I hear a car with a very loud exhaust flying up the hill passing everyone when we met on a turn one of the DICKS tossed something out the window, I seen it flying towards me a put my hand up to protect my face. Whatever it was hit me hard under the rib cage on my left side there was way to much traffic to stop or turn and go after them, next morning drove the hill and saw a full 20oz bottle of mountain dew on the side of the road just hard to believe so PUNK would do that. Now I have a large 6" bruise and still hurts just thank God it didn't hit me in the face I would of went down for sure, I will remember that silver pathfinder with the loud exhaust and they better hope I don't run into then when I have my truck. Stay safe out there everyone the road is full of IDOTS!
Yes Wood Man very blessed and lucky. This could have gone South on me real quick I think it would be great if the moderators would create a thread and call it 'I Survived '.I think our members could post their near misses, and accidents and how we could learn from their experiences and how they dealt with it. I not wanting doom and gloom posts but to be educated.Thank the lord above you really got lucky could of been really ugly.
When you ride for years and many miles everyone will have the wild and domestic animals to deal with that's where they live. The point I was trying to get across to everyone was the kind of PUNKS and IDIOTS out there today that just don't care about life to throw a full bottle at someone on on a motorcycle at high speed is just stupid. This country needs to start the draft back up that is something that may make some of these DICKS grow up.56 years of riding. I've run into a big beaver, German Shepard, and three cars. But nothing since 2000.
Glad you are OK , with no long term issues that could have affected your quality of life. Thank goodness you were compensated to your liking! You earned every penny, blood money is the hardest to make.Be 70 in November. In November of 2015, riding home from work a lady pulled out from a side rode from my right turning left right in front of me. Big green, soon to be tumble weed, was blocking her view, and i just saw her front bumper coming slowly out. I knew if she pulled out I couldn't stop in time. I lucked out. I did go down, but without hitting her. Sat up in middle of the rode with a broken arm, which i was very happy with, as i would have hit her broadside. And in addition, she stopped and pulled over and excepted full responsibility, and she had very large umbrella policy. Settled in December of 2018. Bought a 2002 Honda ST1100 on 12/31/2015 with a metal plate and pins in my arm and in a sling with money from my own insurance, and bought my 2006 VTX1800C2 on 12/31/2018. And bought a 2015 RAM 1500 Ecodisel later in October of 2019, and have cash in the bank. Best damn accident I ever had.
When I was young no one I grew up with would of never thought of something so stupid like this, kids are so used to parents teachers coaches and about everyone telling them how great they are what a joke. You can see with the virus and how dangerous it is young people just don't care they keep partying and all they care about is stupid sports and video games.
On two-lane roads I have some times cars pull over to the shoulder to create extra room for me so that I can pass.Glad you didn't go down on that deal! I hit a jack rabbit at 70 mph on a 360 Yamaha many years ago, it was a bit of a jolt but not that bad. I've been really lucky. I really get wary if I'm behind a semi or a car-pickup that pulls over and put their right wheels in the shoulder, you never know what their tires might just kick up.