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post #1 of 25 Old 05-04-2008, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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don't pass on blind corners

.. or this might happen to you

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Thats some fancy helicopter work in between those trees! Hope the clown is dead to save on chopper maintenance.

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Holy Crap!!! that was painful to me just watching it. when it started sure didn't think it was going to involve another 2 wheeler any word on how bad the injuries were?

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Thats some fancy helicopter work in between those trees! Hope the clown is dead to save on chopper maintenance.
What about the opposing rider minding his own biz in the middle of the lane?

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the helo will still need maintenance whether the guy croaked or not. that's an
ec-135 just to start both engines costs about $500 not to mention the hourly costs of maint. crew, and without the cost of jet A which here is about $5 a gallon. i'm sure wherever in europe this stupid incident occured it is MUCH more than that. and that thing burns more than a gallon of it a minute.

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What about the opposing rider minding his own biz in the middle of the lane?
Thats too bad if he was doing the speed limit and sober, looks like everyone was racing there, kinda like a Euro Deals Gap road. I got no sympathy for people racing sportbikes on the street over their heads and causing injury's, property damage, costing us money to scrape them up and take care of the family's.

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any word on how bad the injuries were?
According to the comments on the video, the guy that caused it (the one recording it) lived. The other rider (the innocent one) died instantly. It happened in Hungary.

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with over 20 years in ems it seems the innocent ones are the ones that die or are horribly injured while the effing idiots experience minor injuries if any at all. i feel sorry for the innocent victim(s)

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Where's the sister vid to it ? You know. Don't pass on blind hills?

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post #10 of 25 Old 05-06-2008, 01:39 PM
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When the video started I assumed he was going to hit a car. As soon as he went head on into another bike I shut off the computer -- it brought back a very bad memory of an accident I was in. The only difference is it was the other guy, way over in my lane in a blind corner, died. And it was a year before my left arm worked well enough to ride again. Christ, I'm still shaking and it's been 30 years since the accident, and the better part of a day since I watched the video.
Perversely, the road where it happened is still one of my favorites, and I'm leading a ride on it on the 18th. Look for the announcement in the Open Bike Discussion "Periodic Ride" thread.

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Well, I just had my Oh crap momnet for the day ! Man, thats why I dont do those roads on the weekend, you never know what kind of crap you will see when all the suids get out there ---

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Man that's what track days are for.

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Was it just me, or did the roads looks dampish ? Regardless, way too fast for the street !

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When the video started I assumed he was going to hit a car. As soon as he went head on into another bike I shut off the computer -- it brought back a very bad memory of an accident I was in. The only difference is it was the other guy, way over in my lane in a blind corner, died. And it was a year before my left arm worked well enough to ride again. Christ, I'm still shaking and it's been 30 years since the accident, and the better part of a day since I watched the video.
Perversely, the road where it happened is still one of my favorites, and I'm leading a ride on it on the 18th. Look for the announcement in the Open Bike Discussion "Periodic Ride" thread.

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Rob,
I kinda wanted the details but didn't want to ask.
Here's the wierd part, when I watched that clip after our ride on Sunday, the first thing I thought of was your incident, and while shopping a little later, I heard that there was another head-on bike crash on GMR last weekend, from a guy that works at the store. He rides his RSV on GMR often and knows one of the guys involved. Apparently, a less experienced rider went wide on a blind turn and ran into an older, more experienced rider. He knew the second rider and had rode and learned from him. Unfortunately his friend did not survive, but the guy at fault suffered a broken shoulder.
Creepy.

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Rob,
I kinda wanted the details but didn't want to ask.
Here's the wierd part, when I watched that clip after our ride on Sunday, the first thing I thought of was your incident, and while shopping a little later, I heard that there was another head-on bike crash on GMR last weekend, from a guy that works at the store. He rides his RSV on GMR often and knows one of the guys involved. Apparently, a less experienced rider went wide on a blind turn and ran into an older, more experienced rider. He knew the second rider and had rode and learned from him. Unfortunately his friend did not survive, but the guy at fault suffered a broken shoulder.
Creepy.

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**** THAT... i'm done with "spirited" street riding. the guy i was following home the night i wrecked has had 5 OTHER riders go down behind him on group rides he was leading since. no, it was not his fault i or any others wrecked, i got sucked into riding over my head to keep up so i did not get lost, as this donkey-butt likes to blow stop signs and turns without waiting for the group, even when that group is only one person (as was my case).

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Three weeks ago I came upon a Harley Boy wreak. It looks like one stopped to pee and then tried to catch up. He was going so fast he left rubber 75 feet before he rear ended a GoldWing with 2 riders aboard going around 55 mph. He sailed over the GW and landed off to one side in the pavement. The GW lurched forward but, didn't lose control.
I tried checking on him later,but, hospitals won't give out any info. They airlifted him 50 miles to a large Unit. The Trooper said if he made it he would really be lucky. The group said they lost another rider about 40 miles back when he hit a ditch.

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Rob,
I kinda wanted the details but didn't want to ask.
Here's the wierd part, when I watched that clip after our ride on Sunday, the first thing I thought of was your incident, and while shopping a little later, I heard that there was another head-on bike crash on GMR last weekend, from a guy that works at the store. He rides his RSV on GMR often and knows one of the guys involved. Apparently, a less experienced rider went wide on a blind turn and ran into an older, more experienced rider. He knew the second rider and had rode and learned from him. Unfortunately his friend did not survive, but the guy at fault suffered a broken shoulder.
Creepy.

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The guy was wrong about location and some details.
Apparently the crash was 2 weeks ago on Big Tujunga Canyon.
The rider at fault was riding a 919, came around a rigth hand sweeper too wide and into opposite lane, where he hit the second rider on an R1 head-on killing him instantly. The 919 rider died in the hospital.
The guys at Cycle Depot (my parts source) knew the R1 rider; he used to go on their Sunday rides often.
There's a thread about it on advrider.com with pics. I can't find it though

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At any rate this is a good thing for everyone to see, I only wish there was more blood, guts, crying, and close up gory detail to really turn your stomach.

Every owner of every bike forum and group ride organizer should show this to it's members just to get it in their heads. Every motel in the Deals Gap area should require every biker to watch it is well before they can get any food!

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Truly sad. The guy was over his head and "target fixation" took place. Sucks to be the innocent rider!

It's better to have loved and lost than live with the psycho for life!
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OK
Found the link for the Angeles Crest Highway head-on bike crash my friend was talking about.

CAUTION: Includes pictures from crash site.
Viewer be advised.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....3&postcount=72

Very sad. Just goes to prove, when your number is called, there's no hiding.

Please be safe out there, and save the racing for the track.

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post #21 of 25 Old 05-19-2008, 11:19 PM
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OK
Found the link for the Angeles Crest Highway head-on bike crash my friend was talking about.

CAUTION: Includes pictures from crash site.
Viewer be advised.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....3&postcount=72

Very sad. Just goes to prove, when your number is called, there's no hiding.

Please be safe out there, and save the racing for the track.
Looks like one of those bikes is a Gixer and the other one is definetly a 919. Wow nasty one for sure... it hits you hard when you see that there's a body under as sheet.

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That is F'd up!

No wonder why I refuse to ride up Palomar on weekends.

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Just a reminder, a lot of WT members frequently ride canyon roads, so please do not pass on blind turns.


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I spoke with a cyclist that watched in horror as a cage was looking down at a map while passing them on the outside of blind hairpin turn! Coming the other way was a small motorcycle group with the nubie woman leading at a slow pace (fortunately!). She went off the road to avoid the head on and went over the guard rail! Broken ribs but didn't justify to her a $20k medivac/hospital trip. She was very fortunate!

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