With a pilion on board my GSX1300R K9 I was travelling along a straight bit of single carriageway 'A' road. Following behind a Ford Ka, which itself was right up behind an articulated lorry far too close to see anything. I'd been in a following position for at least five minutes when I saw a clear overtake past both of the vehicles.
I moved out from behind the Ford Ka, waited to get a good look down the road and then accelerated past but when my front wheel was level with the Ford's offside rear wheel it suddenly did a cartoon-comedy 90 degree right turn out from behind the lorry with no indication and I'm guessing no mirror checking either. Right towards my bike.
Now the starnge thing is my right foot went for my back brake - and I hardly ever use the thing! I didn't go anywhere near my front brake, left the throttle open, kept calm and steered round the car as it continued to come out towards me. I couldn't make my left thumb move to hit the horn but I'm wondering if using it might have caused a panic reaction as the driver noticed a bike on her offside. I rolled on past, pulled back in front of the lorry and the Ka slotted in behind me.
Anyway, I pulled over in a lay-by and had a think about what had happened. A bit close in my view! I'm guessing that I was sitting in the Ka's blind spot when I pulled out to see past the truck and since she had no idea I was ever behind her in the first place, the die was already cast.
SneakyMcC wrote (see)
How would you generally plan for this type (not this actual one as you obviously weren't there) of overtake using The System?
What's this System of which you speak -er- type?
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