Silver Wing Guru
Number of posts : 1642
Location : Hocking Hills U.S.A.
Points : 3566
Registration date : 2016-01-29
|Subject: 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
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.
Silver Wing Guru
Number of posts : 2628
Age : 77
Location : Medford, Oregon
Points : 6878
Registration date : 2009-07-17
|Subject: 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
Silver Wing Rider
Number of posts : 400
Age : 68
Location : Asheville,NC
Points : 3282
Registration date : 2013-02-24
|Subject: 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
|Mech 1 twa|
Silver Wing Expert
Number of posts : 944
Location : Allentown PA.
Points : 2775
Registration date : 2016-01-02
|Subject: 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.