There really are some t**ts out there on the road! This morning, I'm about 2 miles from getting to work, doing 60 in a 60 when I see a tractor in the near distance waiting to pull out from a side road. He then proceeds to pull out as I'm approaching and he's only pulling a huge great trailor behind him as well! I've slammed on the brakes, back wheel has started skidding and sliding then the whole bike is sliding from left to right. I'm either going straight in to the back of his trailor or the only other place I've got to go is between him and the kerb which isnt a huge gap! As I've entered the gap, his trailor has straightened up in the road, I've gone straight in to the side of it and gone flying, landing on the grass verge!
Tractor driver didnt give 2 monkeys and just carried on. If I'd have thought about it, I would have got straight back on the bike and gone after him but all that I was concerned about was my bike at the time. When I eventually finished checking the bike over, I got back on but the tractor had obviously gone down a side road.
Bike is fine, I've got R & G bungs fitted. Gear lever is a bit buckled and a couple of scuffs on the left indie and clutch lever - the crash bung took the full force! Luckily it was grass I landed on too
I swear theres a lot of people out there on the roads out to get bikers!