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To the GSXR rider on springwood road today!

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by Paulstar, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. I saw a very lucky man today!

    I was coming down Springwood/Hawkesbury road today (google map reference here -33.665134,150.655184)



    Its one lane down, one lane up, in front of me was a commodore, in front of that a small moving van. The moving van takes the entire corner (all the way around from straight section to straight section) on the wrong side of the road.

    A bike coming the opposite way had to ride into the gutter to get past/not head on with the truck.

    Is this legal at all? I think the truck driver was lucky it was a bike not a car, the car would not have fitted in the gutter it would have been a head on for sure!

    I saw the bike coming (you can look over the gaurd rail) i thought he was gone for sure!
     
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  2. So... Was he in the lane that went over the truck, or under?

    :-k
     
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  3. nice bit of road on that section
     
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  4. its 2 lanes, one going up and one going down

    the truck went into the lane going down, the bike went to the gutter around the outside of the truck

    I honestly thought he was a goner! there is no way to see up that hill and around that corner only down it.

    I thought if that rider is here he could make a complaint if he wished the truck had quality logistics service on it, white truck red writing.
     
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  5. By the sounds of the place it would be double lines and therefore not be legal for the truck to be on the otherside of the road.
     
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  6. as reported elsewhere in threads on NR, its not as simple as double lines. Either way it wwas a fllamming stupid thing to do, and he needs a stiff talking too. If he saw the bike he would probably be having a few stiff drinks tonight, as the rider should be if he/she got the pucker suction free by now
     
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  7. I am in the process of moving into that area at the moment, and absolutely love that piece of road....

    From what I remember the last time I was on there, there are load limits on that road as well. Not to mention the 3 really tight hairpins at the bottom of the twisty section. Not really the place for a truck at all. I reckon he should have gone the long way round via Great Western Hwy and through Penrith...
     
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  8. Just goes to show you should always look and think ahead especially if it's something like a blind corner.
    I lost a good mate when he was bike taking out by a truck (his fault but still doesn't make it any easier to handle the lose)
     
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