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Unhappy Not another one?

Yes, I'm afraid it's true.

I received notice yesterday afternoon that after 30+ years of responsible riding, a very dear friend and fellow sportbiker has passed away.

Dressed in full gear as always, doing 70 in a 70, on a 4 lane highway, a car pulled out in front him. He hit the back brakes to stop, the back tire slid, which put him directly into the side of a passing van in the other lane. The bike, after bouncing off the van, went upright, the other direction, and highsided, sending him over the handlebars, his bike landing on him directly afterward.

Injuries incurred: 1 broken arm, 1 broken wrist, 2 broken vertebrae, brain damage (swelling), and 2 collapsed lungs. Finally after 2 weeks of postponed surgeries due to neurolgical, cardiac and pulmonary problems, and continual life support, he died of heart failure early yesterday morning.

I can't tell you how sad this makes me. I had to share this, because even though he lived in an area where bikes are out year-round, it's just now spring for most of the rest of us. After the winter, cagers aren't used to bikes being around yet (like they ever will be), and aren't paying attention. Please, people, be careful out there.

His favorite speech to me was to "ride like every cager is out to kill you". It's so true. However, I don't think he saw this one coming.

May his family heal quickly, and he rest in peace.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 10:36 AM
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I'm so sorry for you, your friend, and his family.
Me too.
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Our Hearts are with you, and his family

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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 11:20 AM
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first let me say I'm very sorry about your friend, and please send all of our wishes to the family. as far as the cagers go they are developing new technologies to help us out, mercedes, bmw, and I think audi are starting to put systems in there cars for the cruise control to sense where the other cars around you are, mostly in front to slow or speed you up, with in a few years they will be able to sense when they are coming to close to an other vehicle during a lane change and ring a buzzer, or even correct the steering to aviod hitting.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-07-2002, 11:57 AM
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So be life, but that is how life comes & goes. His outlook on riding was correct, but one cought him --- it is ALWAYS a gamble out there. Hard to accept.
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My prayers go out to his family...
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Where he is now, he can ride all day without fatigue or danger...

Life is as immortal as He who gives it....much love to his family..........
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