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1st Ride of The Season/Sobering moment

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  1. viltirizhman
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    Hey Guys,

    So I road officially for the first time this year. Pretty cold in the am but I stopped at a local cafe for a cup of coffee. I had a grin on my face the entire time. The road I travel is pretty challenging, lots of twisties and sharp curves. Great road but can be inherently dangerous. As I was driving home I saw several emergency vehicles and a helicopter on the right side of the road. Lifeflight was tranporting a 15 year old with severe injuries. According to some locals, she had walked across the road to get the mail, she was wearing her iphone earbuds and didn't see it coming. A rider on a rocket hit her, knocking her 60 feet suffering a fractured skull, broken femur. The biker went through the side of someones house, both are listed in critical condition. Be safe out there guys.

    wkyt.com

  2. retzdaret
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    Wow. I agree. Let's keep it safe.

  3. leatinketke
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    Good grief. Just last Friday I saw a cycle crash. One of our local boys, showing off, pulled out acting stupid on his HD and hit loose gravel in the road which tossed him off the road and over the shoulder which in turn gave him a broken colar bone and tore the bike up. Same guy crashed last summer. I will not be riding around him!

  4. kamezbanger
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    OK...kid with an Ipod on crosses the street not looking and a motorcycle hits her. That does suck...but this is what kind of ticks me off. This is the line from the article: A woman is recovering after she was hit by a motorcycle in eastern Kentucky. She was reportedly walking on the road when the motorcycle plowed into her.

    That kind of language makes it seem like the rider was some kind of a$$hole for hitting someone crossing the road and not paying attention. The way I look at it is that her carelessness could have killed them both. I would have written it something like this:

    The woman was reportedly crossing the road when she was struck by a motocycle.

    It doesn't place blame and is sensitive to both who were injured.

    Anyway, we just can't get any love can we?

    Ride safe...look out for scared deer, crazy dogs and stupid people!

  5. viltirizhman
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    kamezbanger,

    I agree with you on how the paper wrote it up, the "woman" they spoke of was a 15 year old child who obviously made a poor decision times two. Crossing the road without looking and wearing the headphones making it difficult to hear? I drive this stretch of road everyday, it's the kind of curve that forces you to slow down in both directions? According to a friend who worked the crash (LE) he said the girl darted across unexpectantly without looking and the rider was "coming into the curve at a high rate of speed" both combinations spelled disaster in the making.

  6. oltfadzlop
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    Yes, there are folks that do not pay attention. There are animals crossing the road that do not pay attention. Poor unlucky things. However, it us still the responsibility of every driver of a vehicle to practice safe judgment and driving. Even in a car or truck, in winding curvy roads, safe speeds should be practiced for the unexpected, a deer or dog or child may be crossing, or a vehicle may be disabled in the road itself. Someone on a crotchrocket or cruiser is more likely to be injured in such an instance and should take extra precautions to ensure their safety and travel slower than an enclosed auto when the visibility is lower.

  7. KSPILOT245
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    Took a ride to the Oklahoma casino today,about a 65 mile run one way in 75 degree weather,MAN it was nice.
    The only damage I suffered was the casino picked my wallet dry.

  8. cez549
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    I also took my first ride of the year yesterday it was beautiful since it was actually 56 degrees out. The bike ran perfect with the new gak kit on. Everything was going great until I came upon an accident. Some poor biker had a truck pull out in front of him. Him and his bike were shoved underneath the front of the truck his legs were in a twisted mess. I felt so bad for the guy as I sat there waiting for the ambulance crew to get him out. I also do not know if he survived, I hope he did. It really makes you think when you leave home on your bike will you ever return.

  9. viltirizhman
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    I also took my first ride of the year yesterday it was beautiful since it was actually 56 degrees out. The bike ran perfect with the new gak kit on. Everything was going great until I came upon an accident. Some poor biker had a truck pull out in front of him. Him and his bike were shoved underneath the front of the truck his legs were in a twisted mess. I felt so bad for the guy as I sat there waiting for the ambulance crew to get him out. I also do not know if he survived, I hope he did. It really makes you think when you leave home on your bike will you ever return.
    Ces,

    I know it, I guess in the back of mind I think I'm invincible but in reality we take a chance everytime we get on a bike huh? I laid a bike down with no helmet back about 20 years ago, I can still taste the smell of metal, concrete dust and pebbles that I picked out of the side of my calves for almost a year after the accident. I was very lucky, I slid 70 feet and walked away! I'm always thinking "defensive driving"

  10. cez549
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    Irishman,

    I totally agree you always have to be looking out for the driver that doesnt look for you. I found out today the guy is doing well but he has two broken legs, one broken arm, and two cracked ribs.

  11. migemazdon
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    Took mine out today. We had a snow last weekend and there is still alot of sand on the road. Amaizing how it was 34 degrees last weekend and 74 degrees this weekend. Getting antzy!

  12. merlinof2506
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    You know, when I lived in Maine and rode daily, I never thought of any type of issue. Now, here in CA with the absolute worst drivers anywhere on the planet bar none, It's first and foremost in my mind. I use the bike for commuting to work and I've created a route that avoids almost all traffic. It's 15 min longer than my normal commute, but, top speed on the route is 45, and I normally see about 10 other vehicles on a 45 min trek. And I'm still extremely cautious. The things you see out here, (once on the 405s, at 70mph+ I saw a chick, left foot up on dash beside steering wheel painting toenails, no crap, got a witness!!). So, even being careful may not matter... just a rant folks, be safe!!

  13. cowenandranch
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    I just got this email yesterday from my State Elder for Bikers for Christ...

    Pastor Z and Dave Catalano (a 74 yr old BFC member) were in a motorcycle accident last night in Daytona Beach.
    They were trying to turn right on a green light - and a young lady (at a high rate of speed) - probably 60 mph+ plowed into the back of a bike ridden by: Dave Catalano
    Dave was thrown from the bike (which actually turned out to be a huge blessing...) then the right side of the car hit Pastor Z bike on the left rear part of the rear fender and sent Pastor Z slamming on the pavement...
    Dave ended up with a fractured pelvis, a banged up eye, possibly a broken nose, and some severe road rash on his head, and other parts of his body.
    Pastor Z is was ok... just badly bruised ribs, left arm and shoulder.
    Please keep them in your prayers.

    Turns out Dave was killed. The gal ran a red light. I'm betting she was texting or talking on the phone.
    We really can't be too careful.

  14. MOJOE104
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    I got the same email about Pastor Z... It's darn frightening out there. I know that I am at risk every time I get on board but I'll probably continue to ride very cautiously and pray for the best..

    Hope Pastor Z is ok and will be praying for the other BFC member that passed away. Watch out for one another...

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