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Re: Bike riders be careful...
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2019, 07:28:47 PM »
that sucks, sorry for your loss. :(

i have not ridden mine in 6+ months. and i get a little nuts once i get on my bike, but nothing like some i've seen.

i absolutely love my R6, but i love my skin, bones, family, walking more.

the worst thing i've experienced is riding with noobs and/or squids. it only takes 1 idiot, and there are enough in cars already.
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Re: Bike riders be careful...
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2019, 10:55:09 PM »
that sucks, sorry for your loss. :(


Thank you.

Rough year for people I know with bikes. About 6 months ago a mechanic at work was riding with a group and a friend of his got hit. She died. About 2 months ago the son of a lady at work died on a bike. About a month ago was my brother in laws accident and a couple of weeks ago one of our drivers at work got t-boned on his bike. Crushed his foot between the crash bar and motor. Boot and his toes stayed with the bike and he was thrown 50+ feet away. Still do not know if he will keep his foot.

The vast majority of people I know drive cars or trucks, the vast majority of people I know who were injured or killed while driving were on bikes. None of their accidents were their fault.

I rode before, bikes are fun, but bikes are much more likely to get you killed or maimed. My brother in law was a great guy. Just turned 50, left 4 kids and a wife.  :'(
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Re: Bike riders be careful...
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2019, 11:29:52 PM »
agreed with all of the above. but i have to say, 1st hand knowledge...street riding just gets into your bloodstream. i've seen, and know several, that have gone that way. it sucks.

also having a few law enforcement friends and tow truck buddies...the stories they tell. holy crap. it only take 1 time.
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Re: Bike riders be careful...
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2019, 11:40:34 PM »
agreed with all of the above. but i have to say, 1st hand knowledge...street riding just gets into your bloodstream. i've seen, and know several, that have gone that way. it sucks.

also having a few law enforcement friends and tow truck buddies...the stories they tell. holy crap. it only take 1 time.

Brother in law was a Hillsborough County Sheriff and was riding with the "Defenders" MC (cops and retired cops) when he had his accident. He has seen plenty of accidents, but no matter how careful you are on a bike you are at the mercy of others and the environment.
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Re: Bike riders be careful...
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2019, 03:12:21 PM »
sorry for your loss...

my brother got into motorcycles last year or two and has a few he rides around. He thinks he's immune to any danger.

I tell him all the time it has nothing to with you its the other assholes on the road who cause accidents and dont pay attention.

Anyone I know who was ever seriously injured was either skiing or on a bike so I avoid both like the plague.