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On a PGR escort mission last year on I-64 in Indiana there was a couch in the road. It was particularly bad because the mission was around midnight and it was raining. Luckily no one hit it.
 

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People are stupid when putting things in the back of a pickup or trailer. They think a 50 cent bungy cord will hold anything.

Last year I hit a folding table as it flew out of the back of a guys trailer. Minimal damage to my bike, but pieces put a hole in a buddys transmission housing (not sure the actual term used for bikes).

Nobody was hurt and we kept the bikes up, but the Jackhole didn't have insurance so it was up to us to fix our own bikes (paid mine out of pocket and buddy ran through his insurance).
 

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I have seen more then one Jethro hauling a precarious load in the back of his pickup. It always scares me so I normally do one of two things. Back way off and let him get way ahead of me, or nail the throttle and get around him.

In any case, I will not even drive my car next to or behind one of these guys let alone a motorcycle. Some of these idiots are an accident waiting to happen.

I am sorry for the rider and hope he recovers. Getting wrecked at that age is very tough and can be life threatening. That is something that all of us old timers need to remember. A crash that a 30 year old can survive can be the same crash that will kill us. We simply cannot take serious wrecks when we are older without running the risk of dying from them. I think the survivability of a wreck begins to degrade at age 35 and increases every year there after. At 50 your on thin ice, at 60 it better be a knee scraping incident. At 70, and a serious wreck, well, may the Lord be with you.

Chris
 

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I ride 50 miles round trip to work and almost all of it on I-5. I was going home one evening last Fall and came up behind a dump truck with a load of gravel. I moved to the right lane more to get away from the lose graves than anything and just as I came allong side I saw a large commercial type wheel borrow fly off the back of the truck. Didn't see what happened to the cars behind me but it could have been a mess.
 
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