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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-18-2015, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Default Bad accident in NC yesterday

I know we don't like to see or hear about motorcycle accidents but I feel there is a lesson to be learned here, I'm not trying to be a smartass or anything but Don't Stop on the side of a Interstate. its just not worth your life or what your love one's will have to go threw.

I came upon this over on the goldwing forum.

http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triad/news...reensboro.html

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Holy Shit , this stuff scares the pants off me ....

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Holy Shit , this stuff scares the pants off me ....
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I hate stopping on the Interstate.
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I hate stopping on the Interstate and I have a full-sized Ram 4x4.



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This is where I live and its a section of highway I travel a lot.

Sometimes you cant help it and have to stop and you should be able to without some dickhead asshat truck driver running you over. He left the road side, through the grass and made his way back onto the road...Obviously NOT PAYING ATTENTION, probably F'ing with his phone or balls or something.

A few weeks ago I hit some thin metal that was cut into strips and rolled up. It was aluminum and melted in with the concrete road, I didnt see it until I was on it.

I had to pull over and had to check my tires. I wasnt going to keep going until the next exit, I might not have made it.

I have to travel for work and nothing pisses me off more than dumbass truck drivers. 40 tons at 80 mph 2 car lengths off a car is not uncommon.
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I Googled the wreck and viewed other reports. A more recent one says the truck driver fell asleep. I hope they charge him with murder. Please be very careful out there guys and gals.

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They charged the asshat, including hit and run.

http://www.wxii12.com/news/tractortr...ident/34215010
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A buddy of mine and his daughter were killed this way. A car instead of a truck but otherwise...
Many many moons ago bikes were leaving this little honkey tonk and lining up on the side of the road as riders got going. A van, drunk driver, killed four right in front of our eyes and it was a right miracle he didn't kill another half dozen, though some of them might have been better off punching out.
Maybe seven or eight years ago it happened to a bunch of New Jersey riders in New Hampshire heading to Laconia Bike week. Fatalities and injury.

This is a repeat of an old awful sad story. That's how it works though. Simple math. Mass, inertia, body in motion.

There was a time when riding meant accepting that the laws of physics place riders in the prey column. We have over the years sought to improve our status. Some of it has paid off. Some of it is putting chainmail on a buck. He can take a swipe from a bear now but he's so slow and the mail is so noisy that a kid with a 38/56 can get close enough for a drop shot.

I swear that the "not me" bug is at epidemic levels in motorcycling. We literally are shocked and surprised when a human is decimated by tons of iron moving at significant speed. I am not trying to be callous but these are inevitable consequences and statistical imperatives. The only sure bet is to not play the game.
Folks will argue strongly that the preventative methods are proven deterrents to the fate these folks faced. We need to believe that if we check off the tick boxes on a list of potions, pablums and prescriptions for survival then this will be less likely to happen to us. Tell that to a Peterbilt.

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In the last year I've had 2 "check your shorts" moments. Both with trucks, a tractor trailer coming over a blind hill was straddling the center line and on route 8 in the Adirondacks a logging truck was hammering around a curve drifted right over the center at me. I always ride to the extreme right on blind curves and hills. But if they are determined to hit me....
I thought as professional drivers truckers should be the best on the road. Maybe the constant push to "get it there on time" has some negative impacts.
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