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post #1 of 14 Old 08-07-2007, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Local motorcycle death

Wear your peckin' helmet.

This accident involved an old friend of mine, Jake Kroening, and 3 others. Jake got out of this incident with a broken ankle(he got hit but one of the others but didn't crash, also wears a helmet)... two others, not so well.

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Wear your peckin' helmet.

This accident involved an old friend of mine, Jake Kroening, and 3 others. Jake got out of this incident with a broken ankle... two others, not so well.

This article tells the rest

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Sorry to hear that...I'm annoyed by the title of that article tho...only provides a negative image of all motorcyclists to non-motorcyclists.

Another good tip, don't be a racer on the road...take it to the track. One of my motorcycling buddies just had a friend die a week ago. He was riding his 'busa and went on an overpass ramp didn't make the turn, slammed into the concrete wall, flipped over the wall, and landed on the interstate below...not a good scene. Here's the report... Be careful out the guys and gals

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Godspeed and well wishes to the others.

I'm just hoping that it wasn't some type of "horseplay" on the part of the riders that caused this tragedy.

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Well, this all happened in Marshfield(my hometown). Spoke to my mom yesterday and she said she heard that the guy was screaming up behind the other guys and must have misjudged something and whacked the back tire of the other guy as he was coming up. We've all seen in MotoGP what happens when a front tire hits a rear tire at speed. FWAABANGPOW.

Maybe turn_1 would have more details as he lives in Marshfield now.

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One lesson here seems to be "be careful who you ride with". Even if the inexperienced rider is the last in line, he can still take everyone out. The other (and more obvious) lesson is to wear a helmet.

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Well, that sux. Ride in Peace to the one that didn't make it. At least the article didn't go on a tirade against the concept of riding a motorcyle and how deadly thos things are. Most articles I read always seem to drift back to that angle.

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It's takes three mistakes to kill you. His:
)Stupidity
)Riding with other J/As that tailgated him
)Not ATGATT

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Sorry to hear that, I bet helmets would have helped.

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Oh man that's horrible! I hate hearing stuff like that. Guess that's why I never watch the news. Week before last we had 3 motorcycle accidents come in here all in the same week and all 3 cases of kids being stupid and cutting up on the road. Luckily no deaths involved but they were all tore up pretty seriously.

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Sorry to hear the news , I just passed a bad MC accident sunday night with the family in tow looked like the remains of 2 or 3 bikes on the road, they looked like they were riding with a pack of about 30 sports bikes, hope they were riding safe , but I have seen alot of guys riding poorly on that stretch.you definitely need to have your A-game on at all times.

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Condolences to your friend Rags....

I wont ever ride on the street again... pretty sure of that!

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I've seen groups of squids on sportbikes around here popping wheelies and showing off. From the way they behave, it looks like they're part of a "crew" or some such crap like that. Its probably a generalization but whenever I see a large group of sportbikes with young looking guys, I expect to see stupidity ensue.

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I've seen groups of squids on sportbikes around here popping wheelies and showing off. From the way they behave, it looks like they're part of a "crew" or some such crap like that. Its probably a generalization but whenever I see a large group of sportbikes with young looking guys, I expect to see stupidity ensue.
+1 down here too.

I've seen my share of lane splitting young bucks. What really bothers me is that they usually have a passenger. Both in t-shirts. I would hate to have to make that telephone call.


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