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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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Just last week, three of us on a ride had to avoid some stupid giant inflatable toy that came off the roof of a SUV as it was leaving a lake. I wanted to go back and slice it into pieces before he got turned around to get it.
 

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I'm driving s-bound on the FL turnpike the other day, w/a pick up truck in front of me, cruising 75-80 mph. In the bed of a the truck is an unsecured 6-8 ft. wooden ladder, and ayup, you can guess what happened.

The ladder came flying out. Thank God I was following at a reasonable distance and was able to avoid it. The driver was completely unaware it ever left the bed of his truck and kept on driving.

Idiots.
 

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I wonder who the idiot is going to think stole his ladder. I feel sorry for him too.

Ride safe out there. I had a great one today!
 
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