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You know better than to ride around trucks any longer than absolutely necessary, but a far more insidious danger is the unprofessional vacationista whose load-securing skills are often primitive. Whenever you see somebody towing a boat, a trailer, or especially a boat or a trailer with a bunch of other junk strapped onto or around it, expect this to happen and ride accordingly, i.e., nowhere around it. Especially not behind it. That goes double for the bane of Southern California motorists, the gardening truck, which is often a rolling obstacle course of weedwackers, rakes, and aluminum ladders yearning to break free. If you see someone holding a mattress to his roof with one hand out the window, know you’ll be the one most likely to take a nap if you’re silly enough to ride behind him

This rider got back up; we wish him a speedy recovery.
Read more about Rule #57: Do Not Ride Behind Morons at Motorcycle.com.
 

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Wow, nasty.
looked like the rider just made the wrong choice, left or right in a split second? Easy to get wrong! Very slow on his brakes, looks like he assumed he would just ride round it but was reported to be a newbie rider so not experienced. I would have braked like f##k immediately then sorted out which direction after! Of course who knows he might have just glanced down at his clocks then looked up to see the roll in his lane too late. A lesson in wearing protective gear, at least something better than shorts :eek:
 
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