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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2006, 8:30 pm Thread Starter
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harley passes cage at deal's gap video

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 2006, 8:54 pm
 
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Looks like he did'nt even attempt to stay on the road ?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 12:05 pm
 
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Now THIS graphically illustrates the difference...

...between Harley "Owners" and motorcycle "riders".

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 2:47 pm
 
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Some trailer their Harleys but don't ride

Street Vides, Reno, NV. 15,000 straight pipes.

See a lot of guys trailering their V-Twins rather than riding them so they don't get a lot of riding in practice. A couple ran into each other on US 80 into town, what a mess!

Is it really that the bikes are for show, or the riders have little/no skills, like the ones in the video?

My few rides on a "sportster" were scarey re:lousy turning!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 3:56 pm
 
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I am stunned.

I can not believe that the idiots in the truck did not pull over to assist.
If the rider had been seriously injured they could have assisted in getting him to emergency personnel a great deal faster.
Let the Harley Owners vs Beemer Rider stuff go..... I can not believe there is not more empathy for a guy that wrecked and the douche bags in the truck who did not give a crap to help out.
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I can not believe that the idiots in the truck did not pull over to assist.
If the rider had been seriously injured they could have assisted in getting him to emergency personnel a great deal faster.
I agree wholeheartedly - after watching again with volume enabled there is a tire skid. Plus the fellow filming and in the cage seemed to be more concerned with his well-being than that of the cyclist.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 1:46 pm
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An example of strengthening the gene pool!
(Hope he was ok though, and also amazed that the caring car driver drove on before establishing the condition of the Harley rider!)
Actually the second HD rider who overtook in the video almost followed his mate over the edge. It was very close.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 5:00 pm
 
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I have seen this video every where... Some use it for Harley bashing... To me, it's 2 unskill riders passing on double yellow lines...

Personally, I think the 2 passing riders were riding beyond their ability... 2nd rider just following the first rider... barely escape the accident... They didn't even try to lean into the curve...

That was an easy pass for any kind of bike, if you know what you are doing...

Yes, all those people in the cage should stop and help, they didn't and took off... They left the accident site that they some how are involved...

Wonder what happen to the first rider, hope he is okay...
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 5:28 pm
 
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Re: stopping to help

In the video that I saw of this mess, the folks in the car were afraid that the MANY riders with the affected person might do them harm that they "wisely" decided to motor on. Now I agree that to have stopped and seen if they could offer some help would have been a good decision, I can still see how they felt "responsible" for this accident and felt safer driving away. I saw no "attitude" to suggest that the guys buddies were upset with the driver of the car but you just never know in this day and age. JMHO.. your opinion may vary.. but I wasn't there.
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