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I was new to the biking, and rode on my 750 Katana on a curvy road. The last curve before the road became straight, was too stiff, and I didn’t realize how stiff it was until I got to the center of it. I realized that I was too fast to take it, bit not in terms of the speed but according to my riding ability. That bike was big and heavy for me. I was afraid to lean, and since I was new I couldn’t really handle such an emergencies. My eyes wanted to look only to where I was going… ended up in the opposite side (oncoming traffic). Luckily noone was there, but it made me think.
I was there many times later on, and didn’t have the problem of taking this turn even at greater speed.

Another time when I was even luckier, and this will be with me as my luckiest day.
I bought zx6r, and rode every day for several hours to break it in. Was riding all around the state (NJ) enjoying the bike. This bike is no comparison to Katana. It light and nimble, and more stable. I was riding on straight road with good visibility. Straight ahead I saw a garbage truck slowly moving toward me. I was going about 40 mph, and as I came closer to it, I noticed that he’s preparing to make a left turn. By the time I was not far from him, he slowed down as he was waiting for me to pass. The next moment I was near him, and… he started to move for a turn. There was no time to brake because the stopping distance would be greater than the distance to reach the truck. At that moment I wasn’t really thinking, I was just driving by surviving instincts. I pushed the breaks first, but realizing that it’s too late for it, I suddenly accelerated very hard. Missed the truck maybe by less than a foot. Next, I saw a walkway curb in front of me. Suddenly leaned the bike to avoid running over it, and than I realized that it’s over. I wasn’t panicking at all, but after it was over this shocked me up.
I made a u-turn and ketched this truck further on, at some side street. I said that he almost killed me, and saw this driver was also shocked, and shouted “excuse me”. He was all nervous.
I turned around and continued to ride my way. After this, I was afraid to ride for couple of days. I never told this to anyone although it was hard to keep inside. I think that my guardian angel was looking out for me.
Keep it safe, it's jungle out there.
 
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