Video: Manitoba motorcyclist has near miss

A Manitoba motorcyclist had a near miss on his first ride of the year, that could have been his last.

According to Global, Ryan Evans was out riding Highway 9 near Gimli for the first time this year when he was nearly hit head-on by a car passing a transport truck. You can see the footage below. It’s not the best quality, but it certainly gets the point across – be careful out there, especially this time of year, when other motorists are even less likely to see you riding.


  1. I don’t know how things work in Canada, but in the U.S., the cager will say, “I had plenty of room when I stared to pass but this biker came flying down the road at 80 mph!!”, and the cops will probably believe him. Some time ago, I was halted by a cop at a construction site, and 10-15 seconds later a woman plows into the back of my FJ. The cop gave her a warning for “following too closely.” No ticket, no fine, just a warning. I had to call a wrecker and get my bike taken to a garage….

  2. Agreed. I don’t ride the centreline either. Funning thing is the motorcycle course I took a few years ago taught you to stay in the left to maintain lane dominance. I see way to many distracted drivers drifting over the centreline to worry about maintaining dominance in a lane.

  3. And this is why I ride hard right,i still don’t get the riding the left of lane thing,just crazy if you ask me.even though the car is in the wrong, the rider is the one that pays the price and with more and more drivers texting, I figure the further away I am from those idiots the better my chances.

    • Riding hard right means the car coming behind you is not going to see you — or if he does, he’ll treat you like a bicycle and push you off the road.

      I see that happen to far too many 50cc scooter riders.

  4. Same thing happened to me. Luckily I didn’t panic and rode on the dirt shoulder. I turned around and followed the guy, he turned out to be a senile old man and I reported him to the police. I’m glad my newbie GF wasn’t riding behind me, it would have been a disaster.

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