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Old 06-11-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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One of the reasons I rarely ride in groups. Shame...
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:37 AM   #2
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On another site, someone who lives near this says they won't even ride in the area till it's over.

There is a big festival where I live. People always ask how we like it, being so close and all, we leave area.
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:59 AM   #3
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Ouch, Rip.
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:00 AM   #4
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Might not have been anything different that these riders could have done.

It's better to ride alone (for me anyway) but when you are in a group, try not to ride bunched up.
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:02 AM   #5
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Question: Why did Leamy's bike cross into the oncoming lane?



I once investigated a similar accident. I hope there will be a follow-up article.





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Old 06-11-2006, 11:07 AM   #6
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I wondered the same thing. My guess is that it was a right-hand curve and he was going in too hot so he ran wide ?

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Old 06-11-2006, 11:22 AM   #7
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Those wide turns will literally end the party. Most of us have made the mistake and lived to ride another day.



I took a wide turn on Ortega Highway last year that I am lucky to have survived. I wasn't pushing my speed at all. Really, I was cruising very close to the speed limit, just relaxing. Maybe daydreaming.



I just had a mental failure. I just did't take my line. I knew right then that I skirted disaster.



Everytime on every turn, I make sure my entry speed is right.



If I don't know the road, I always slow down.



That is the problem with groups, everyone regardless of skills or machine differences try to maintain the pace.



I wonder whether the lead biker had the experience to take on this very important responsiility.
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Old 06-11-2006, 11:28 AM   #8
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I live in NH, and can tell you those winding 2-lane highways are very dangerous. If a driver/rider on either side looses focus for a split second, there is a head-on. Every year at bike-week there are a couple of fatals, and many are on roads like route 9.



Very sad start to the week.
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:49 PM   #9
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"I live in NH, and can tell you those winding 2-lane highways are very dangerous. "



I've driven them plenty, and haven't found them dangerous at all.



Now, if I was riding beyond my limits, or daydreaming, or drinking, or whatever, then those roads would be dangerous...



Actually, no. I would be dangerous.
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Old 06-11-2006, 02:24 PM   #10
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Be careful with assumptions about speed and alcohol. Two years ago during bikeweek, a guy from my town was riding up Rt 28 in Barnstead with his 11 year old nephew on the back of his bike when an old guy in a cadilac crossed over the center line and hit them head on. Killed them both with the Aunt and others right behind them to see it all. Nobody on that day was drinking or speeding, but the old guy just wasn't paying attention.



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