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oldwingguy
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PostSubject: Another ride and rider down.   Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:29 pm

100 + miles on Friday, 70 today saw a lot of animals but the saddest was coming upon the accident. A rider took a dresser HD straight in a mild left corner Sad he was sitting up as I slowed and his friends were already to him. I stopped but one of his friends gave me the thumbs up. By the time I rode another mile or so the Squad and then a fire truck and state patrol were well on the way.
I didn't notice any loose gravel in or at the turn so I'm not sure why it happened.
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PostSubject: Re: Another ride and rider down.   Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:33 pm

There was a Harley rider killed in this area last week. He apparently got into the gravel on the shoulder of a curve, went off the road and hit a tree. I haven't heard whether it was due to excess speed or what they think caused the accident.

Ride save and AGATT
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PostSubject: Re: Another ride and rider down.   Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:56 pm

Gravel USED to be CONSISTENTLY on my mind in these mountains....since my trike conversion....no more worries
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Mech 1 twa
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PostSubject: Re: Another ride and rider down.   Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:54 pm

Accidents are never good reminds us of what could happen. I've came across 2 and its never good.

First one Harley and passenger head on with a car. He was dead medics were working with her don't know the outcome.
Second a lady hit guardrail and flew over into a ditch. She was just coming to and in a lot of pain. I could see her left leg was broken below the knee. We just tried to calm her until helped arrived.

Stay safe out there.
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