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Dear Fellow Indian's

 

     Yesterday at 7:00 am a 22 year old motorcycle rider decided to take his motorcycle to work.  As he headed up Rt 17k in Newburgh NY on way to work a 90 year old man pulling out of the diner he just had breakfast at say's he never saw him coming.  Dead at impact!  I am sure the fellow feals horrible, and we all know it was not on purpose.  But rt 17k in Newburgh NY is not heavily traveled at 7:00am.  This young man has just become a statistic that many of us might ultimatly become,  dead by a driver not looking for a motorcycle.  Just wanted everyone to be aware and ride as safe as you can,  because its always the other guy!!! Say your prayers for his family, they'll need it.

 

Tony :tear2:

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Thanks!!! I bet all that guy's family wishes he had to worry about was some mis-spelled words...

 

Tony :tear2:

90 with a license? That sucks. :veryangry:

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I am in agreement.  I dont want to group senior citizen, but re-testing might keep some of the senior's from jeapardizing others lives.

My ex boyfriend was HIT on his motorcycle, but an elderly woman who was turning onto RT 1 in CT. Across 4 lanes of buy traffic and CLAIMED she never saw him.

 

She could have killed him.

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my prayers are with the cyclists family, :down:
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you ride a scooter, some where, there is a bumper with your name on it.  It don't make it right, it's just a fact of the two wheel lifestyle. My condolences to the young mans family.
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that just happen to me 7/2/05 but it was a 80 year old woman i wasn t hurt to bad but the bike ($6700) and a few weeks before i get it back.my prays  :tear2:
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you ride a scooter, some where, there is a bumper with your name on it.  It don't make it right, it's just a fact of the two wheel lifestyle. My condolences to the young mans family.

Amen Dave. There's a whole lot more limps and gimps in this life than there are health nuts. I understand the toll in grief and misery when these reports get aired and I appreciate the effort to remind me of the danger and thank you newburghindian.

But having been both rider down and parent to a rider down, wearing both memorial tats and patches, and bone worn from a couple of seasons in the saddle I have come to believe that ya pays for yer ticket and ya takes yer ride.

A helmet will keep you from splitting your melon if circumstances allow, a full body wrap of some cow's carcass will keep skin attached to places it would otherwise tear away from if circumstances allow, carefull attention and compliance to speed limits will minimize the effect of impact if circumstances allow, but the only thing that beats circumstances is to sit on the couch while other people live and die doing what they love.

One thing for sure. If I didn't love it, and we're talking a fundamentally dysfunctional kind of love where yer a willing slave to a way of life that will beat up yer bod and yer wallet and will kill ya in a heartbeat even after years of loyalty and learning, if I didn't have that kinda disturbed relationship with scooters, then I would have to be addleminded to put it on the line every time the shed door comes open.

Here's hoping the kids family can find peace. I would guess they'll rue the day the boy ever straddled a machine. Hopefully he was as much in love as some of us. It's an easier pill to swallow when ya die in the saddle of the horse you love than to check out on the back of an "economical means of transportation for a young man to commute to school and his part time job".

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:I-Agree[1]:

VERY well put.  dysfunctional relationship indeed.

 

On a side note, in refrence to the Senior licence issue:

 

My grandpa, @ 84, is a MUCH better driver than I am.  But he recently lost his licence due to the written test... a test which I probably can't pass without study...

 

life just ain't fair , y'all.

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