Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oceanside, California, USA
Happens all the time and I am glad you are not hurt.
However I hate to hear the phrase "I had to lay the bike down". Truth is tires, steering, and brakes give you the option of stopping or swerving to avoid a collision, Plus you are relatively well protected when still on the bike. A dropped and sliding bike is a bike that is out of control and will slide much much further than a bike that is still upon it's tires, plus you have given up any chance of control over steering, braking, or acceleration, and you are also now sliding down the road yourself with nothing to protect you but your helmet and jacket ect, which will now also need replacing.
Obviously I was not there and cannot judge your actions when confronted with a brain dead and blind cage driver, but please look into some advanced rider training like the MSF Experienced Rider Course.
'RIDE TO BE SEEN'
Most common quote from a cager after killing a motorcyclist is?
"I never saw him".