Very very close call

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Very very close call

#1 Postby BigSky » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:51 am

I met up with Alina on Saturday in San Leandro, we met at Starbucks... we decided to do Tina's Port Costa ride from last year (which was amazing).

We were getting ready to leave Starbucks, to start the ride. We were both parked on a one-way road and I was going to lead. I looked to my left for traffic, and saw none... started to pull out into the road. I glanced up and saw a mini van barreling down the WRONG WAY down our one way road, and narrowly missed me. Alina had just turned on her gopro camera about a minute before. You'll see I slowly back up into my spot again, definitely in shock.

I feel lucky to be alive. It reminds me that I need to be even more vigilant. But regardless I love this sport and I'm going to keep doing it.

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Re: Very very close call

#2 Postby Motomom » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:30 pm

Holy Mother of Jesus!!!

I am thanking the good Lord above that you saw that vehicle at the last moment Jen. He and I would have some serious words if your goodness left this earth before me!!! Seriously!!!

I am so glad that you are both safe and it saddens me to say that the vehicle was most likely stolen so they will find it later, somewhere, all beat the heck up just like my and Tim's Infinity 3ys ago.

Yes, the lesson here is that no matter if you are on a ONE-WAY STREET that is imperative that you look BOTH WAYS.
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Re: Very very close call

#3 Postby NinjaMama » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:50 am

Wow Jen! We're lucky you didn't just barrel out there. There's no way that guy would've stopped.
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Re: Very very close call

#4 Postby Fanny Fligurl » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:29 am

POS didn't even attempt to tap the brakes! :angry-cussingblack:

Thankful you're alright and that you proceeded with caution. Feeeeew!
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Re: Very very close call

#5 Postby MissAlina » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:49 pm

Jen, I'm just seeing this post here. I've been really busy and my presence has diminished, but I'm back a bit.

Yes, I am so thankful that, despite the close call, you came out unscathed and we had a wonderful ride together.
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Re: Very very close call

#6 Postby BigSky » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:55 pm

Thanks ladies!! I feel very lucky.
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