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Old 09-19-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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If anybody deserves a new bike it's this guy.

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Old 09-19-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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Well, if he'd been taken to an NHS hospital right away it's doubtful that he'd have seen a doctor in less than 3 days. (rimshot!)
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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Two different crashes similar to this happened in this area - the first was almost-nearly the EXACT story of this one - only it took them 5 days to find the rider (still alive), and he was only found by chance by a guy that stopped to take a leak and saw a boot sticking out of the brush.

The next, it was over 2 months before they found his body - it happened about this time of year, and it wasn't until the overgrowth had lost its leaves that someone spotted the bike, called it in, and the rider was found later that day. This second one they looked and looked for him, even searching the area they later found him - but it was so overgrown that nothing could be seen.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:52 AM   #4
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I always keep a flare gun tethered to my neon green safety vest for occasions just like this one.

A few years ago, a grandmother got forced over the edge of an elevated section of I-595 here. She was heading home after dropping her son at the airport at 4am. Nobody saw her go over except the turd who hit her, and she was trapped in her car for 3 days. This is a road with 8 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic!
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:17 AM   #5
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I always keep a flare gun tethered to my neon green safety vest for occasions just like this one.

A few years ago, a grandmother got forced over the edge of an elevated section of I-595 here. She was heading home after dropping her son at the airport at 4am. Nobody saw her go over except the turd who hit her, and she was trapped in her car for 3 days. This is a road with 8 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic!
Man! I hope grandma was ok. In FL, you end up under a freeway and dog man starts barking at you and eating your face.

If I'm out riding alone, I usually tell one or two peeps where I'm headed and I enable location updating in Google Latitude or Find my Friends on my iPhone.

If I ride out of cell coverage it wouldn't work, but most days I'm covered.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:44 AM   #6
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Same thing happened a few years ago in Myrtle Beach. Guy broke several bones, damn near drowned, and supposedly got bitten by a snake.

IIRC, he was headed home one night and didn't show up. His buddies or S.O. alerted the authorities, but it still took something like three days to find him.
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Man! I hope grandma was ok. In FL, you end up under a freeway and dog man starts barking at you and eating your face.

If I'm out riding alone, I usually tell one or two peeps where I'm headed and I enable location updating in Google Latitude or Find my Friends on my iPhone.

If I ride out of cell coverage it wouldn't work, but most days I'm covered.
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Kind of a scary thought. When I had the GS I took it waaaaay the hell up in the mountains following logging roads. I finally came to the end of the road which was a rusty locked gate at the bottom of a muddy downhill with barely room to turn around. I remember thinking If I got stuck out there I was beyond f**k'd.

There was no active logging in the area and I hadn't seen another soul all day. It could have turned out to be a terminal mistake pretty easily, pretty sobering how quickly things could go south..
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Kind of a scary thought. When I had the GS I took it waaaaay the hell up in the mountains following logging roads. I finally came to the end of the road which was a rusty locked gate at the bottom of a muddy downhill with barely room to turn around. I remember thinking If I got stuck out there I was beyond f**k'd.

There was no active logging in the area and I hadn't seen another soul all day. It could have turned out to be a terminal mistake pretty easily, pretty sobering how quickly things could go south..
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