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Old 05-18-2017, 05:23 AM   #1
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A friend of a Friend just got killed last week in Oklahoma in a Bike accident.
He took his Bike on a business trip and as he was coming back, someone made a turn in front of him sending him airborne and he was hit the second time by another oncoming SUV.

He was a good rider, been riding since the 60's and just took a 10k mile trip around the country with a friend of my, took them a month to complete and here is this freak accident.

So any riders out there or anyone else for that matter, live and enjoy every day as it was the last one, don't waste time on BS because life is too short and you never know when your turn comes.

RIP Pete

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Old 05-18-2017, 05:36 AM   #2
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Sounds like it would have been a nice scenic trip.

Sorry to hear it ended so tragic, sorry for the loss of your friend Greg

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Old 05-18-2017, 06:30 AM   #3
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Sorry about your friend Greg.

Years ago I had two bike accidents caused by other drivers. I had to give it up, though I still love to ride - I don't own one anymore. Just too many idiots on the roads.
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My condolences.

Having been a serious rider for years, I have had many close calls and saw two very serious accidents right in front of me. These past 2 years, I dialed it down and only go out really early in the morning.

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That's never news you want to hear. You have my condolences.
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Life is a fleeting gift, certainly dont want to waste it.

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Lost one of my best friends last year because a drunk plowed into him on his motorcycle. You just never know.
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Damned. Condolences.
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When I rode, I just drove like I knew nobody saw me. I always tried to leave myself a way out, reroute trips on less traveled roads, tried to avoid high traffic areas.

A friend of a friend and wife were riding at night, deer ran out in front of them, wife died, laid him up for about 6 months.

My wife refused to ride at night after that.
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Sorry to hear that man almost every rider I know including myself have been involved in an accident on our bikes.

A lot of people ask why ride and I look at it as I could be killed by a bus walking across the street or I could die riding one would be doing something I love.

Gotta live for the moment while also planning for tomorrow.

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Never good news to hear no matter who it is and always harder to hear when it is someone you knew...

Prayers for you and those who surround your friend...
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I've been riding for 45 years and have about a quarter million miles in the saddle and that scenario is always a concern. Too many drive with their heads up their butts but I have to correct one thing and it's an underlying problem, hanging a left in front of someone isn't an accident, it's an act of negligence. Drivers have a responsibility if they are going to be on public roads.

We need much stiffer laws, involuntary manslaughter at a minimum. It won't bring anyone back but it might effect the lackadaisical attitude careless drivers have.
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I just heard today that a local got 3 years prison because he killed a cyclist. His car spun out on a steel bridge because his tires were really bald.

I think 3 years was too much. 3 years probation and 1000 hours community service maybe.

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Greg, sorry for your loss. I've lost 3 friends and one boss to motorcycle accidents over the last 40 years. Not one of them were the cause of the accidents. Careless car (and in one case truck) accidents.

It reminds you to do this:

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That is a terrible accident!! What a shame! Sorry to hear about your friend
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I'm sorry to hear about that and sorry for your loss and prayers for his family.
Riding a motorcycle is always a risk. We lose about one a week over here. I saw a bad one about a month ago right on the freeway in front of my house. I think the helmet saved his life. He was a smarter one. Most don't use helmets. I will no longer ride a motor cycle. Just not worth it for me..
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Sorry too hear about your loss. My condolences.

I was hit head on in a hit and run. I woke up blind in a trauma center, broke both feet, recieved 50 staples in my leg and freaked out. I thought my eyes wouldn't open. So I went to pull them open with my fingers only to realize they were open and I just couldn't see. They had to strap me to the gurney. It took about 4 hours to regain my sight. Very scary to say the least.


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Sorry too hear about your loss. My condolences.

I was hit head on in a hit and run. I woke up blind in a trauma center, broke both feet, recieved 50 staples in my leg and freaked out. I thought my eyes wouldn't open. So I went to pull them open with my fingers only to realize they were open and I just couldn't see. They had to strap me to the gurney. It took about 4 hours to regain my sight. Very scary to say the least.


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Sorry too hear about your loss. My condolences.

I was hit head on in a hit and run. I woke up blind in a trauma center, broke both feet, recieved 50 staples in my leg and freaked out. I thought my eyes wouldn't open. So I went to pull them open with my fingers only to realize they were open and I just couldn't see. They had to strap me to the gurney. It took about 4 hours to regain my sight. Very scary to say the least.


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