I'm not sure where the best place to put this is. But, I suppose daily grind is suitable enough since motorcycles will increasingly start to be come part of our "daily grinds".
I was driving to work today when I suddenly noticed a motorcycle out of the corner of my eye at an intersection about one mile from my house... I was DWB up the hill to the intersection and had essentially come to a stop at the stop sign (~.5-~1mph, I have the timing on that one just about dialed now). I looked both ways and then continued to make a left turn and very slowly accelerate away from the stop sign (shifting from first at about 7mph, to second at about 12- 15, etc. ). I was in mid shift to second when I caught the motorcylce blazing through from my right to left, where I was headed also. He could have been doing upwards of 10 over the limit and simply failed to cautiously approach the intersection. However, I figured I should have been able to see him when I was at the stop sign and for some reason I didn't. Thankfully I'm not a street racer or that motorcyclist may have been taken down.
Anyways, thats the story, I stopped and let him pass by me while I hung out in the middle of the intersection
. He made a blatantly obvious head shake to convey disapproval for what he thought was my idiocy...whatever. I just wanted to remind everyone to retrain their eyes to search for the motorcycles as they are just plain old more dangerous than cars. I think it is possible to miss one even if you look right it given how the brains recognition system works coupled with the unfamiliarity coming out of winter.