Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
My advice? Stop riding.
If you want to continue to ride, learn how to do so. That would happen a lot more effectively with formal training. Sh*t like this happens EVERY day, when you ride. Absolutely nothing unusual about that.
MSF BRC, ERC will teach you how to control the bike to your advantage. The rider was not assessing the environment, and was not anticipating anything. A rider who lives, will process the environment at least a few seconds into their future at all times. Long range scan, mid range scan, short range scan....... Plan your escape. Always have a plan. Don't ride faster than you can stop in the space that you can see. Sightlines are life lines.
I know very few riders, who have failed to become exceptional drivers as a result of that habit.
"There's this adage that we have 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we talk. Unfortunately with the Internet people have taken this old adage and turned it around. They have two eyes and 10 fingers so they think they need to post 5 times as much as they read. And since they have 10 fingers and one brain, they only have to think 10% of the time! "