Blu Posted September 27, 2010 Share Posted September 27, 2010 I went to Tannersville NY this weekend, near Hunter Mountain with my new girl. Had a great weekend, went to the Hudson Valley (not Gilroy)Garlic Festival, thought it would be a joke, but it was great! Did a zip-line tour, fun stuff. Took the Taconic Parkway home to avoid the Thruway traffic . For those who haven't, its a nice road, a little twisty for a highway, but not too bad and the road is also not in great shape, needs to be resurfaced. So moving along at about 65 and I get passed by about a dozen rice rockets moving 90-100. No joke. These idiots were all over the place including passing me IN MY LANE! Scared the crap out me! About 2 min later traffic slows to a crawl. I joked to my girl that maybe one of the rice morons went down. I get closer and I was sadly right. I could see his group on the side of the road holding their heads and just standing there, one was in the middle the road directing traffic to the right lane. The reason was most of his friend was against the divider and several other pieces were scattered around the middle and left lane. Single vehicle accident as near as I could tell, my guess is he couldn't make the turn. I feel for his family and those in cars who had to witness this tragedy. I do not understand how anyone no matter how good can ride like that and think nothing is ever going to happen! I had stop down the road for a 45 min to talk to my girl and explain the difference between the reckless riding style practiced by these foolish individuals and the way I ride that kept me safe for 30 years. I hope I can get her on my bike again and I hope to get that image out of my mind. The Howard quoted in the story is me. The story Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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