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Old 06-26-2019, 04:13 PM
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I have a problem with some of the comments. I'm giving the police credit here and will say that if the trailer jack-knifed or there was some incorrect maneuver, they would have seen evidence of this in the road or the damage. Of course, this is just an opinion, but I find it more likely that one group or the other just crossed over the line.


And don't even get me started on the insurance companies... that's a whole new thread in itself. LOL
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I have a problem with some of the comments. I'm giving the police credit here and will say that if the trailer jack-knifed or there was some incorrect maneuver, they would have seen evidence of this in the road or the damage. Of course, this is just an opinion, but I find it more likely that one group or the other just crossed over the line.


And don't even get me started on the insurance companies... that's a whole new thread in itself. LOL
The latest articles say the truck driver crossed over into the bikes lane. Probably info from the witness behind him. Why has not been mentioned yet..
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I started motorcycles doing Enduro stuff. Great learning experience. I had a 90cc bike then a 125 cc. That was all I needed. When I finally made the move to street riding, I bought the fastest production bike made. that year. A three cylinder two stoke Kawasaki 500. For about half of of 1972, it was judged to be the fastest bike made until they made the 750.

Hardly a smart buy for a new street newbie, but I was young and dumb. I will admit I did very stupid things on that bike. I only crashed once and came away sore but not really hurt all that bad in reality. Ironically, I was wearing a helmet that day and I credit it with saving my life but I usually rode sans helmet which was weird since I always wore one in the dirt.

I was riding up a hill on a twisty country road and, yeah, I was riding fast. Went into a curve and there was a VW bug coming down the hill and cutting the corner so it was well into my lane. I leaned a bit more and hit the shoulder and missed the car but hit a pothole I could not avoid. Front tire went in and didn't come out. The bike and I flipped end over end. Likely the bike was heavier than I was and hit the ground first. I landed on my head and right shoulder. It actually cracked the helmet hence the "luckily I was wearing one that day." Stupid kid on a bike too fast type thing but I was smart enough to learn from it. I had a couple friends that got really messed up from bike accidents and two died. So I learned a lot thankfully.

I quit riding when I was about 56 yos. With the nerve damage in my legs, I could not also know if I could trust my legs to support me, plus it was really becoming dangerous to ride around here. But I was wearing a helmet all the time by then and usually leathers and such. I always wore boots and gloves. I used to cringe at the guys that were riding in T-shirts, shorts and running shoes. I sold the bike I had at the time and my wife sold hers- both 1100cc cruisers. She has since bought another one but doesn't ride it all that much.
Wow! Almost the same as my young life. Started out on a 90, then a 175, then the Kawasaki 500 triple. Did a wheelie through an intersection, got pulled over and my story about inexperience and it getting away from me saved me from a ticket. The thing would not turn. Maxed out at about 105 mph, was passed by some guy on a BMW while I had the Kawi pinned.

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Another victim of the Kaw 500! Too much horsepower, narrow powerband, absolutely wretched handling due to a flexible frame, weak swingarm,and screen-door-closer shocks, and so wide across the engine that you couldn't lean it over very far. I dunno how many that bike killed or crippled, but it was a lot. You're lucky.!
I missed the dirt so much I took the 500 to the gravel pits and promptly laid it down. Sold it and bought a Husqvarna 450. $1200 new out the door.

I was riding the Husky one night (no lights) down a dirt mountain road and hit a rock that I didn't see. Crashed, helmet hit another rock and put a nice dent in it (the helmet). Would have been my skull. I always wore my helmet.

I crashed my Yamaha XS-500 when a woman made a left turn in front of me. I landed in the road as a truck was headed in my direction. I rolled off onto the shoulder and was not hurt. I really liked that bike.

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Cyclist in critical condition after hit by reckless driver on Alpine Loop, police say


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UHP states that other witnesses observed the UTV driving aggressively ó cutting corners and accelerating rapidly around curves in the road.

The road is only about 16 feet wide, police stated, is not marked with a center divider line and has a speed limit of 20 miles per hour. It appeared the UTV driver was not on the right side of the road as it turned the corner, according to UHP.
I'm seeing this more and more. I almost got taken out by one of these just the other day that was 3 feet into my lane on a blind turn.

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Cyclist in critical condition after hit by reckless driver on Alpine Loop, police say


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I'm seeing this more and more. I almost got taken out by one of these just the other day that was 3 feet into my lane on a blind turn.

Just another reason that side by sides and the like should not be allowed on paved roads.
They handle like crap with their off road tires and in my area most people who drive them on the roads seem to be drunk.
Itís like they think drinking and operating one on the main roads isnít actually DUI.

Those things arenít meant for pavement no matter how much their dense owners claim otherwise.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:28 AM
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https://mynorthwest.com/1438252/repo...vers-licenses/

Mass history of failing to suspend licenses.
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Mass history of failing to suspend licenses.
Of all the states I've lived in, only Rhode Island exceeded Massachusetts in the incompetency of its' Department of Motor Vehicles. Jobs at the Registry were a perk for politicians to hand out to the least intelligent of their family and/or cronies. Getting a registration processed involved such long waits that insurance agents employed "runners" who were paid to stand in line for the clients. No-one ever expected to get an insurance binder and the title/registration documents in the same day.

First state outside Mass that I moved to was Indiana. DMV offices in Indiana are franchised - privately owned and operated. They competed for the business. If the South Bend office didn't please its' clients, it was only a short drive to the one in Elkhart. They were quick, efficient, and you could even buy a pair of fuzzy dice for your new hot-rod. Or a plastic Jesus, or rhinestoned license plated frames. Hey, it was the '70s! I liked to one in Elkhart better. Prettier girls.
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Update: The truck driver has been indicted on 23 counts..

https://news.yahoo.com/truck-driver-...204832213.html
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Surprised he didn't flee the country.
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Surprised he didn't flee the country.
He may have given an opportunity, but he's been in jail since shortly after the accident..
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Good! He's right where he should be, in jail.

He was high and drinking at the time of the accident and; had been charged with driving under the influence the previous month.

The transport company's HR and-or management personnel should also bear some accountability and responsibility for this accident. They are the ones that allowed him to continue to drive for them after he had multiple traffic violations.

BTW, that transport company's history rate for their vehicles that fail safety test and inspections is 20.8%.
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Put him in general population and let the biker hangs know what he did. His ass hole will look like a manhole cover in no time.
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