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post #1 of 6 Old 02-16-2008, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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accident near my house the other day

I passed by a motorcycle crash on my way home from work yesterday night. The bike and rider were still in the street, the cops had arrived but there were no abulances (must have just happened). It looked like he lost control making a corner. The place where it happened is highly traveled and there is no way you can take it over 30 or so. The only conclusion I can come to is that he hit some sand and lost it.

So anyway, be careful if you're riding this time of year. Especially in places where they sand the roads.

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That sucks, not moving... Sounds like the guy went faster than conditions allowed. That's where maturity comes in. We must respect their power and control ourselves. I hope your SO didn't see it, or it could restrict your bike budget. Thanks for the PSA!

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That sucks, not moving... Sounds like the guy went faster than conditions allowed. That's where maturity comes in. We must respect their power and control ourselves. I hope your SO didn't see it, or it could restrict your bike budget. Thanks for the PSA!
You've got that right, she'd put an add in the paper as soon as she got home.

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You've got that right, she'd put an add in the paper as soon as she got home.
Very sorry to hear that! Life is too short to live with that fear.

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Sounds like near my work. Except is was alot worse.
Just last week a young kid (Known for riding over his head)Went through an intersection & "T" boned a car in the Passenger door. It resulted in the riders death.
Apparently he often bragged how fast he could ride, & how he made a 20-25min.commute, in 10 minutes.

Then.... two days later. An accomplished rider/racer (don't know who) was going through an intersection a 1/4 mile from my work & received the front end of an Excursion.
The rider had the right of way. All traffic was stopped. The end lane had no cars in it.
The rider made it through all but the last lane of the intersection, & then the Dip F*ck in the truck ,blew through it,(Bright Red Light) & without even flinching, hit the bike so hard that it ended up in the shopping center landscape & parts of the bike landed on the roof of the yogurt shop in the shopping center. Approximately 120 feet from the impact point.
That rider also died.

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Yeah, that's one thing I had to get used to when I moved from Cali to New York. There is no such thing as "right of way" here. It's “everyone man for himself” (for the most part). Kind of gives you a warm fuzzy feeling doesn't it? So I'm very defensive when I ride, I flash my lights when approaching cars and I don't trust anyone. Not that all of that would prevent a cager from blowing through a light but I like to think that it at least reduces the odds.

I hope the cager in the truck at least got charged with vehicular manslaughter.

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