I agree and I have been there more than once in my 60 years of riding and still at it today At 78....I will take power over breaking any day if I can, Once you slam on the binders your not in control of your ride and I don't care what anyone tells you there's more control with speed than breaks. When the adrenalin is flowing over breaking is much more possible and deadly... ALWAYS have an escape route planned when riding and be alert and that combination is what saved BOBA....I could go on and on about things like this but I think most of the old timers get my jist.....Be safe out there and you will get home to the family....Braking would not have helped @ 70. I was about 50 ft away when he pulled out.
I practice enough to know what to do and when to do it....
To elaborate now that I'm a little more clam - the idiot pulled across both lanes, truck trailer and all.
I am in the right lane - no braking option, all I could do was accelerate around him and onto the shoulder which has a decent drop off so just enough room for a bike.
Be careful people!