Saturday, May 3, 2014
Pay Attention Damn It!!
Once again, I am blown away some of the self recorded videos of people crashing into things on their motorcycles posted on youtube. It seems that in so many of these, the rider has his head in the ozone somewhere. It sure isn't on the road they are traveling on. While watching them, many have several seconds from the time the hazard is noticeable in the video until impact. But the riders all seem to freeze mentally. As if they have some sort of 'deer in the headlights' syndrome. I have noticed some of the objects they crash into up to a full 7 or 8 seconds before they make impact. Many of the riders in the videos don't seem to notice until maybe a second or two before impact. Come on people, I know riding is a great relaxing experience and all, but take your heads out of your asses and PAY ATTENTION!
No one else is going to do it for you. It isn't their responsibility to keep you from hitting them, it is yours. Man, it is hard enough to keep them from hitting us when they are looking at us (and that will be a blog post all of its own soon enough). You can't expect them to watch what they are doing, and still pay attention to what you are doing while NOT paying attention. We won't even talk about hitting permanent and well marked stationary objects....just open your eyes, and pay attention!! The person you run into, and ruin their (and your) day might be ME!! Okay, rant over now.
Catch you on the road sometime...