Do You Stop for a Roadside Biker, and When?


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Do You Stop for a Roadside Biker, and When?

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This will probably get off track fast, but here goes.

- Do you stop when you see a biker on the side of the road? (Y/N/Depends) -
- Does it depend on the brand of bike? (Y/N, brand if Y) -
- Does it depend on the type of road? (Y/N, type if Y) -
- Does it depend on the time of day? (Y/N, time if Y) -
- Does it depend on the location? (Y/N, location if Y) -
- What else does it depend on? -

-- My responses:

- Do you stop when you see a biker on the side of the road? (Y/N/Depends) - Depends
- Does it depend on the brand of bike? (Y/N, brand if Y) - Yes, more likely to stop for Touring or ADV
- Does it depend on rider appearance? (Y/N, what if Y) - Yes, more likely to stop for non-pirates
- Does it depend on the type of road? (Y/N, type if Y) - Yes, more likely to stop if safe, public, lit
- Does it depend on the time of day? (Y/N, time if Y) - Yes, more likely to stop during the day
- Does it depend on the location? (Y/N, location if Y) - Yes, more likely to stop in familiar territory
- What else does it depend on? - More likely to stop if the rider is alone, vs. in a party, and not on the phone


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Re: Do You Stop for a Roadside Biker, and When?

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I generally stop unless it seems they already have help on the way. Being stuck on the side of the road sucks. Been there done that a few times and have been grateful for all those who stopped to help. It doesn't matter if I'm on the bike or in my cage, I at least still and check if they need help or not.

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- Do you stop when you see a biker on the side of the road? (Y/N/Depends) - Yes
- Does it depend on the brand of bike? (Y/N, brand if Y) - No
- Does it depend on the type of road? (Y/N, type if Y) - No
- Does it depend on the time of day? (Y/N, time if Y) - No
- Does it depend on the location? (Y/N, location if Y) - No
- What else does it depend on? - Depends on if the bike and biker are stopped and if there is already others there, and if I am waved off.
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I go along with @Viking but will add that if a biker is in trouble and not on the phone he/she will most likely be making eye contact with oncoming traffic.

I will slow and offer a thumbs-up. If not responded with another thumbs up I'll pull over. Or if they're not watching the traffic and looks like they're fiddling with a troubled bike I'll stop. A phone or others present tells me stopping not needed.
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Re: Do You Stop for a Roadside Biker, and When?

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DrVMAX wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:04 am
I generally stop unless it seems they already have help on the way. Being stuck on the side of the road sucks. Been there done that a few times and have been grateful for all those who stopped to help. It doesn't matter if I'm on the bike or in my cage, I at least still and check if they need help or not.
this pretty well rounds it up for me also...

I don't care what they are riding...

a car, I am very careful in today's world and have my Ruger LC9s in my right pocket with my hand on it, until I determine if the one signalling for help, actually needs it.
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Re: Do You Stop for a Roadside Biker, and When?

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YEP The last three said it all. I at least slow and holler "You Good"



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