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Old 04-06-2011, 08:42 AM   #21
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those are for the whole state (1,328/439), dunno what houston alone is.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:46 AM   #22
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I cant agree that we are more likely to be murdered than killed on a bike. Maybe a person who does not ride is more likely to be murdered than killed on a bike. I read somewhere that moto riders are 40% more likely to be killed in an accident than a cager.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:46 AM   #23
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the biggest problem is that 3 out of 10 drivers are either texting or on the phone and not paying attention to their surroundings behind the wheels.
Agree completely. If they made a law for no cell phone use when driving and enforced it that would help. Not that I advocate more laws (libertarian by nature). Maybe better awareness training for c agers.on the other hand don't you have better peripheral vision without a helmet? Not that I would endorse that.
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There was almost another RIP thread starring myself last night. People are getting worse at driving or cell service is getting worse. IDK. Some guy on Kirby who was traveling in the opposite direction of me suddenly changed lanes into oncoming traffic thinking that was a West bound lane when it was an East bound lane. I almost my pants. That's something you don't really anticipate. Swerved around him and thank no one was next to me. Turned around and cars were just swerving around him and he is clueless on his cell. He turns left into a parking lot and I just jump the curb and haul up the sidewalk trying to catch up to let him know what I think of his driving with the back of my hand and lost him in a parking garage. Probably for the best because I was FIRED up. Psychotically off. That was the closest call I've had in many years. Decided to call it an early night and just went home.
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Agree completely. If they made a law for no cell phone use when driving and enforced it that would help. Not that I advocate more laws (libertarian by nature). Maybe better awareness training for c agers.on the other hand don't you have better peripheral vision without a helmet? Not that I would endorse that.
Helmets don't impair peripheral vision. DOT standards require a side to side aperture greater than a human's peripheral vision.

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Old 04-06-2011, 09:32 AM   #28
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It's not unusual. Why do people feel compelled to post every motorcycle death they here about? A girl from work had a boyfriend who died...

I can appreciate posts regarding MH members or friends / family of MH members. But, why just random people?
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There was almost another RIP thread starring myself last night. People are getting worse at driving or cell service is getting worse. IDK. Some guy on Kirby who was traveling in the opposite direction of me suddenly changed lanes into oncoming traffic thinking that was a West bound lane when it was an East bound lane. I almost my pants. That's something you don't really anticipate. Swerved around him and thank no one was next to me. Turned around and cars were just swerving around him and he is clueless on his cell. He turns left into a parking lot and I just jump the curb and haul up the sidewalk trying to catch up to let him know what I think of his driving with the back of my hand and lost him in a parking garage. Probably for the best because I was FIRED up. Psychotically off. That was the closest call I've had in many years. Decided to call it an early night and just went home.

Holy !

Dude, that is some skill/luck you got there...Glad nothing more happened, other than some soiled shorts.
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...also more new members, larger 'viewer base' is going result in larger # of observations/posts along with it being calamari season.
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all these rip threads are making me want to sell my bike.......
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I'm pretty sure with the number of members on here it's pretty easy to link the people back to an MH member. Kind of like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:37 AM   #33
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and a friend of a friends girlfriends co workers bf wrecked and wrecked so we should make a thread. no offense to the guy who posted that one
None taken. I'm just saying it can always be linked back to a member. Not saying that a thread has to be started.
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i've been asking myself this as well. this year it seems like members really want to post up about every little/big wreck/close call. if we got down to just mh members it would not be near as many rip threads. been keeping my mouth shut though because folks assume i'm just being a ... glad i'm not the only one who notices
It can be helpful sometimes. For some people, being reminded how many happen out there and the reasons in which they happen can be what was needed to make someone pay attention out there.

Some wind up getting posted it seems from people that seem concerned, not knowing who the person was or if it was a possible MH member.

And of course, just because they're not a member here, doesn't mean they're not possibly the friend/family member of an MH member.

I understand some not wanting to read them, but then I can also see the benefit of having them all posted.
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He turns left into a parking lot and I just jump the curb and haul up the sidewalk trying to catch up to let him know what I think of his driving with the back of my hand and lost him in a parking garage. Probably for the best because I was FIRED up. Psychotically off.
I can't imagine you being that . You're a pretty mellow guy.
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i've been asking myself this as well. this year it seems like members really want to post up about every little/big wreck/close call. if we got down to just mh members it would not be near as many rip threads. been keeping my mouth shut though because folks assume i'm just being a ... glad i'm not the only one who notices
Is it a bad thing to post motorcycle related incidents, accidents, deaths on a motorcycle forum and have discussions about it?
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:11 PM   #38
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I can't imagine you being that . You're a pretty mellow guy.
I am pretty mellow until you try to kill me. I find that slightly irritating to say the least.
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Not at all. just seems like overkill. Overkill might not be the best word for this topic.

Ulric is right, as the site grows we will see more of really everything.
How bout, just like the "stolen Bikes" part of general discussion, you guys make a "rider down" area...seems right, that way it's not in the "general" part of moto discussion and you can set a NO FLaming Rule to that part of the forum.

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How bout, just like the "stolen Bikes" part of general discussion, you guys make a "rider down" area...seems right, that way it's not in the "general" part of moto discussion and you can set a NO FLaming Rule to that part of the forum.

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Or maybe two sections to the rider down thread section.... one to pay respects on and one that we as a community can vent... flame or whatever and pick apart accidents and discuss them.... nobody wants to die or see anybody else die I'm sure, but it isn't gonna stop, death is the only thing we are gauranteed in life maybe if we talk about bad that happened to others we can steer our on own outcomes a little and stick around a little longer idk....
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