to close for comfort
Just as the title states had an incident over the weekend that was way to close for comfort. Riding North on Hwy 1 (Northern California) with my long time friend and ridding buddy. Two lane hwy, not much traffic, we come upon a car doing speed limit (50mph) Im in front with buddy about 6 or seven car lengths behind me...I blip the throttle and pass the car doing around 75 mph... as im moving back into lane I notice two sheriff patrol cars on the shoulder but both were outside vehicles at the time. As I slow speed back down to around 50mph, I notice a red blur in my periph vision as my buddy side swipes me doing about 80 mph and knocking my left had from the bars. the bike wobbled for a second before settling down thankfully neither of us went down and sheriffs never noticed either.
This guy was so close that my left side passenger peg actually cut through his front fairing just below headlight about 6 inches back before puncturing his radiator. The force also snapped the front screw that fastens passenger peg to my bike.