I Get Away Quick From These Type Vehicles
Many years ago a dear friend said that his whole life flashed in front of him when he was riding behind a painter’s van that had a ladder on its roof rack. He said he saw the ladder wiggle and then just lift off the rack and in slow motion fall on pavement behind the van. The aluminum ladder skidded sideways to block the entire lane. He locked up his bike ( anti-locking brakes not invented yet) barely keeping it upright.
After hearing his near death experience when I am riding and come upon any vehicle that looks similar to this I keep a leary eye on ladders and jumbled load of what ever in trailers, truck beds etc. Roofing contractors especially.
Even if not on motorcycle I am looking at the load of whatever saying “I wonder how well that stuff is tied down?”
2013 GL1800, Level III
1996 HD Heritage Softail Classic (sold this past summer)