The only time I've been down on a bike was in a gas station on my friends 305 Honda Super Hawk. I was heading toward the pumps when an old lady in a 74 impala decided to gun it to get to the last open pump ahead of me. She was looking dead at me when she did it! I picked the bike up, rode by and kicked her door panel in and drove off. I've had other drivers on the interstate look me dead in the eye when I was even with them in a line of traffic and SMILE as the came over and put me on the shoulder to change lanes. The county in SC where I teach school has the largest population of drivers who choose not to use their headlights when they can make out the centerline of the road in captivity. And when they do turn on their lights usually one headlamp is not working. My wife jokes that whenever she sees a car with one headlight, it must be a Colleton county resident. This has an unintended benefit when riding. The drivers aren't sure if that one light is a bike or one of their four wheeled breatheren. I avoid the centerline when approaching, rounding curves, or topping hills. The deer in our area seem to avoid bikes as not worthy of a suicidal dash into traffic. We have tens of thousands car/deer strikes but almost no bike encounters. Animal carcasses in the road, now there's a different story.
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