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Geoswag C&P Club June 2008 - Paper Geocoin Todie's Wild Ride: Extra Extra!

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Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Ontario, Canada
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To have people read the description below and be aware.

About This Item

Share the road with motorcycles – in almost half of all motorcycle collisions the motorist is at fault, not the motorcyclist

  • Motorcycles use a full lane; treat them like other vehicles when driving.
  • A safe following distance is at least two seconds behind the vehicle in front of you. This lets you see around the vehicle ahead and gives you enough distance to stop suddenly.
  • Many motorcycle collisions occur between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., so take extra caution at these times.
  • Watch for motorcycles at intersections – over one third of motorcycle collisions are intersection related.

    • Be sure that you are safe to proceed before doing so by checking your mirrors and around your car.
    • Slow down as you come to intersection and look carefully for traffic, yield signs, stop signs, traffic lights, cyclists and pedestrians.
    • Be extra cautious when turning left in front of a motorcycle. It’s difficult to judge their speed and their turn signal may be accidentally left on as they don’t automatically shut off.
  • Watch for clues

    • Motorcycle turn signals can be hard to see.
      • Watch for signs, such as shoulder checking or leaning that indicate the rider is going to turn or change lanes.

    Carefully assess an oncoming motorcycle’s speed

    • A motorcycle is more difficult to see than other vehicles and its profile is smaller from most angles.
      • A motorcycle's speed and distance can easily be misjudged by drivers.
      • Make sure you don't pull out in front of, or cut off, a motorcycle.
  • Be courteous

    • Respect motorcyclists - they are just as entitled to use the road as you are.
      • Speed and other aggressive tactics such as tailgating can potentially be more dangerous to the motorcyclist, who has less protection on a smaller, open vehicle.
      • Give other drivers space to change lanes, avoid cutting them off and signal your turns and lane changes properly.
  • Be aware of motorcycles (and other vehicles) around your car

    • Check your mirrors frequently so you are aware of the other vehicles around you and how close they are.
      • Remember to check your blind spot, especially before changing lanes. A motorcycle is small enough to be entirely hidden within your blind spot.
  • Tracking History (82.4mi) View Map

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    Write note 02/16/2010 fingers crossed posted a note for it   Visit Log

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    Write note 06/27/2009 Cool_easy_cache posted a note for it   Visit Log

    Was at primo cache today. This was not there.

    If it was indeed paper, it may have gotten thrown out when the cache was rejuvenated a few weeks ago. The cache contents was soaked, rotting, rusting, and was disposed of.

    Dropped Off 11/23/2008 mike/kath placed it in primo cache Ontario, Canada - 33.01 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 11/14/2008 mike/kath retrieved it from Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend Ontario, Canada   Visit Log

    We found this colourful coin today and will move along soon. M. can attest to the importance of your message as he still has the metal pins in his shoulder because a motorist wasn't paying attention to his motorcycle. Too bad the deer who stood in the road just over the crest of a hill can't read these reminders. Avoiding the deer caused a certain amount of road rash but beat being hit by a car.

    Dropped Off 11/12/2008 filk placed it in Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend Ontario, Canada - 22.57 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 11/08/2008 filk retrieved it from Riverdale Playground Ontario, Canada   Visit Log

    It didn't sit too long in this cache. I'll move it along quickly.

    Dropped Off 11/06/2008 Paprika819 placed it in Riverdale Playground Ontario, Canada - 40.26 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 10/19/2008 Paprika819 retrieved it from 1984 Revisited Ontario, Canada   Visit Log

    Well it looks like I am the first to start it on its way after being dropped off by the owners.

    Dropped Off 10/19/2008 fingers crossed placed it in 1984 Revisited Ontario, Canada   Visit Log
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