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I was the rider

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See article SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Watergate figure Jeb Magruder hospitalized after car crash in Ohio.

I was the rider he hit. I was in the 2nd lane from the right on Rt 315 where it is a 4 lane highway. I was going about 60 mph and concentrating on the merging traffic ahead of me. I felt a tremendous push from behind and the bike rolled on to its right side. I hit the pavement with my helmet and right arm. Somehow he didn't run me over. When if finally stopped tumbling I was in the middle of the highway and managed to get up and run to the shoulder. The guy didn't stop, but plowed into a truck two exits later. According to witnesses he was going 80-90 and just cut across three lanes of traffic as he hit me. The EMS guys told me later that after he was extracted from the car he was unaware he hit a motorcycle. I have some bad bruises and road rash where the gear wore through, but nothing broke. I owe my life to an Arai helmet, armored Cortech jacket, First Gear gloves, and Oxtar boots. I wish I had my Aerostitch on or other motorcycle pants. Khakis don't cut it.
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Yeah....

Dame republicans they never practice what they preach!
... but at least they usually have insurance.
Damm your signature

It's 90 degrees, I'm sitting at work and now after reading your new signature I can't get the image of a Black and Tan out of my head. Dammm you sarnali!!!! (fists raised to the sky)
It's 90 degrees, I'm sitting at work and now after reading your new signature I can't get the image of a Black and Tan out of my head. Dammm you sarnali!!!! (fists raised to the sky)
I actually called in today. I'm usually a total wage slave but I've been working all the hours I can lately and I'm beat.

Just think Dr.......... a nice tall pint of Extra Stout....chilled just enough to make the glass sweat....sitting out in the back yard shade.....

You know the difference between Extra Stout and Guinness Draught?...the Extra Stout was brewed a little stonger and crisper to last the voyage to Oz and Sath Affrika, that's why it tastes better..tends to tickle the pallet a little instead of the flatter tasting Draught... I' think I'll have one now to was down the chicken I had for lunch, bet that'll taste good..........

Oh well, back to work Seru, the boss is looking
It gets better

I guess I must have been more out of it than I realized at the scene. According to witnesses (I got a copy of the police report today) the driver actually came to a complete stop after he hit me. Once he realized what happened, then he took off at high rate of speed and crashed into a truck. I was never aware he came to a stop or even slowed down. Guess I was preoccupied with something else at the time (like traffic hurtling my way).
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