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Slow down and live...

It has been a deadly weekend for riders here. 3 dead and 4 more in the hospital, that I know of.

Two were flat out speeding and lost control. One hit a guardrail and the other ran off the road into the trees not wearing a helmet doesn't help your chances.

The rest were on a Poker Run and about 150 riders were leaving a club house, traffic was stopped to let them, when a couple of riders heading north ran up on this at speed and one cut into the oncoming lane so he wouldn't rear end a car and instead plowed headlong into the riders heading south. He die at the scene and two had to be life flighted with others in the ambulance or treated at the scene.

Speed is NOT your friend most of the time and if you are in over your head it will kill you.

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http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/traf...rcycles/nZbqF/

RT 503

http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/traf...ute-503/nZbsS/

The last was on the radio so I don't have a link

I just don't want to read of any my friends on the this board crashing.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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I wish every city had a track for speed demons to let their hair out.
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Slow down and live....

I was thinking
Slow down, wear a helmet, pay attention and live......
We could all add a few more.
I have a hard time understanding riders not wearing a helmet and knowing most here probably are ATGATT. At the same time I respect the rights of others to choose their own level of risk as long as it doesn't involve others on the road.
Sad day in Ohio.
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I lost a friend of 15 years on Tuesday morning. A car turned left in front of him at a city intersection, and he died on the spot. Sometimes bikers can be their own worst enemy, but there are still many other dangers out there. PLEASE keep your eyes open, and ride like every cager is out to kill you.
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This artical was in the local paper four days ago:

http://www.lfpress.com/2013/08/21/su...estern-ontario

Since then, the MC death toll on area roads has gone from 7 to 8.

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Today was an absolutely beautiful day in the Moosehead Lake region of Maine and, as such, our single two land road was awash with motorcycles. Most of them were Harleys (they made the logs of our rustic chapel vibrate) and 99 percent of those riders were not wearing helmets. I've come to the sad conclusion that I simply do not understand the genre.

I suspect many of them would say I've been riding for XX years and I've never worn a helmet and I've never had an accident. I wonder if the moose (not to mention deer and foxes) that outnumber humans three to one in this part of the country are aware of such statements.

Ah, but perhaps I'm forgetting the extraordinary skills of such riders and the terrific handling machines they ride. Would any self respecting moose stand a chance?

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Never like to read this type of news but face the fact, some people never learn and when they do relaise its too late.

ATGATT.

RIP to the bro's who left us.
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Ya, always sad to hear when a fellow rider loses his life doing what we all love to do.

But not wearing a helmet!!??

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Sad.. Here in Tn the DOT posts messages on those highway board about looking for motorcycles. It's nice, but towards the end of last year the number of lost souls was like 700+..
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I lost a friend of 15 years on Tuesday morning. A car turned left in front of him at a city intersection, and he died on the spot. Sometimes bikers can be their own worst enemy, but there are still many other dangers out there. PLEASE keep your eyes open, and ride like every cager is out to kill you.
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I, too had my "oh sh*t" moment a couple weeks ago where someone pulled out to turn left in front of me. I locked my wheels for a moment and nearly lost it. She was not even looking to see what almost plowed into her driver door. Lesson learned for me again, almost the hard way. Take care and thank you for sharing your grief and his story.
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I was thinking
Slow down, wear a helmet, pay attention and live......
We could all add a few more.
I have a hard time understanding riders not wearing a helmet and knowing most here probably are ATGATT. At the same time I respect the rights of others to choose their own level of risk as long as it doesn't involve others on the road.
Sad day in Ohio.
What he said x 2! Especially wearing a helmet!

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