Xmas Harley?

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by barbz, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. barbz

    barbz Guest

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20040118-9999_1m18briefs.html

    I hate to see things like this. It appears to be an accident caused by
    inexperience. "Wobbling" into the path of a truck would be consistent
    with getting a motorcycle for Xmas. Statistically, a good percentage of
    riders will drop it in the first month. I just hope it wasn't the
    grandad I saw wobbling around my parents' neighborhood on Xmas day...

    January 18, 2004

    A motorcyclist was killed yesterday after he collided with a big rig
    along state Route 78 at the Banner Grade near Julian.

    The 61-year-old man was with two other motorcyclists heading east on 78
    about 10:30 a.m. when they entered a curve, the California Highway
    Patrol said. The truck was heading west into the same curve.

    The rider veered to his right to create more room between him and the
    truck when the motorcycle "wobbled" and overturned, the CHP said. The
    truck struck him, and he died at the scene. His name was not released
    yesterday. VALLEY CENTER
     
    barbz, Jan 19, 2004
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    Rich Guest

    Not sure what to do about it, other than say a prayer for his soul if
    you're so inclined. My recollection of the statistics is that the
    risk is high with any bike that is new to the rider, and as
    motorcycles have shorter lifespans than humans, this is something that
    even the experienced rider is going to have to face.

    R, UB
     
    Rich, Jan 19, 2004
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    Chuck Yerkes Guest


    Edumucating people about the MSF courses can be a good way
    to avoid guilt...
     
    Chuck Yerkes, Jan 27, 2004
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  4. barbz

    barbz Guest

    Well, I have no guilt over someone stupid enough to buy a bigass, heavy
    easy chair with a motor attached as a first bike. But I push the MSF
    every chance I get.

    I was talking to a guy just yesterday on the boat. He saw my helmet, and
    said he was signed up for the next course this weekend. We talked about
    safety gear and learning to ride. Then the fish started biting...

    barbz
     
    barbz, Jan 28, 2004
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