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Old 04-23-2011, 02:16 PM   #41
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daamn hope he has a speedy recovery!
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:19 PM   #42
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. glad MH riders still take care of their own.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:49 PM   #43
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Did you guys at least finish the ride or did everyone just go home? I ask becaue I'm curious what the general etiquette rules call for once the fallen rider is in professional medical hands...
I think most finished it, i had planned on leaving early anyways so just headed home.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:54 PM   #44
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He just bought that bike from somone on this forum. I met him Wensday night and he paid 4600 for the bike it was his second time on the bike. he had a BMW before but he said it was no where neare as fast.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:57 PM   #45
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Guys, we have got to figure this stuff out. We can't let noob riders to themselves even at the back of the group. Maybe we need a buddy system. Partner a noob with an experienced rider who can assess and advise.

We need to have some of the experienced guys riding in the back. Putter duty.... Kind of like being a designated driver.

Whatever the plan, we need to do something more. Safety rules and "ride your own ride" isn't cutting it.

Prayers that everything goes well for this rider. Such a shame.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:01 PM   #46
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Update. Just talked to ER, karthick is heavily sedated and not awake. Surgery will be sometime tonight. He probably will not be able to have visitors until after his surgery. If all goes well he should get a room once released from surgery. Ill post his room when i i find out unless someone beats me to it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:01 PM   #47
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:04 PM   #48
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So I read that he has no immediate family in the area?
Maybe a group of us should go up there and check on him..maybe give him some support?
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:06 PM   #49
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We need to have some of the experienced guys riding in the back. Putter duty.... Kind of like being a designated driver.

Whatever the plan, we need to do something more. Safety rules and "ride your own ride" isn't cutting it.

Prayers that everything goes well for this rider. Such a shame.
We need to have a member vouch for one another, if someone knows you can ride then go ahead..If no one can vouch for you..stick to a noob day ride. Like we actually need to start looking over the people riding with us.
We dont need people wrecking on rides all the time and with the riding season about here I have a feeling its going to start happening more and more.
I hope he makes a quick recovery but I hope he learns from his mistakes.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:06 PM   #50
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Man this sucks to here. Hope for a speedy recovery bro.
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Guys, we have got to figure this stuff out. We can't let noob riders to themselves even at the back of the group. Maybe we need a buddy system. Partner a noob with an experienced rider who can assess and advise.

We need to have some of the experienced guys riding in the back. Putter duty.... Kind of like being a designated driver.

Whatever the plan, we need to do something more. Safety rules and "ride your own ride" isn't cutting it.

Prayers that everything goes well for this rider. Such a shame.
+8 .. I hear about atleast 1 guy going down on these
Rides every weekend.. I'll stick to stunting .. But I wish I could drag knee
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Best wishes to rider!! This story kinda freaked me out ..
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:26 PM   #53
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Glad he is ok and not another statistic. Glad y'all were there to help him out. I will pray for him and kudos to trooper for keeping everyone informed

maybe we should hold a ride once a month and call it a "perspective" ride. I am willing to help out. Get the experienced with the non expereienced riders to watch them. Just a thought
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:30 PM   #54
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Will keep the rider in my prayers. Always good to hear about everyone helping each other out.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:32 PM   #55
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:41 PM   #56
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Trooper, thanks for keeping us posted. Those along for the ride, thanks for stopping and helping out. You all acted professional during Karthick's time of need and that is very respectable in my book.

No matter how much we can stress the word safety during pre-ride meetings, there is always something that will throw a wrench into the works and catch you off guard. It could have happened to anyone of us.

My prayers are out there for a speedy recovery.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:43 PM   #57
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As someone who leads rides, and this is just my perspective & not at all meant to flame anyone, I feel that if i say noob friendly it is my responsibility to keep it that way. Even if it means that some people are bored or unhappy with a relaxed pace.

The priblem is that often times ego comes into play and people get in over their heads. Nothing is absolute and as long as there are rides there will be wrecks. Too many variables on the street. Thats why i fully support "take it to the track" if you wanna haul .

I know originally this ride was posted as "not noob friendly" also.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:44 PM   #59
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As a former new rider, putting them in the back and saying, "ride your ride" while they watch a fast group disappear in the distance or think, "the guy in front of me didn't slow before the corner, so I won't need to either" will only encourage riding over your head. I guess that's why the MSF says to keep the new riders near the front and then the leader has to set a pace that everyone is comfortable with. Many faster riders may not be "happy" with the pace but as long as the slower guys are more comfortable.

Anyway, not criticizing this incident and I wasn't there anyway but that's just something I've noticed in the rides I've led and swept with my group. I've led quite a few ride with noobs and I've often slowed down thinking, "I need to slow down so they don't try to keep up with me." Then again, sometimes not matter what you do, something bad can happen and we just hope we learn something each time.

The idea of a "perspective" ride sounds like a good idea too.
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As someone who leads rides, and this is just my perspective & not at all meant to flame anyone, I feel that if i say noob friendly it is my responsibility to keep it that way. Even if it means that some people are bored or unhappy with a relaxed pace.

The priblem is that often times ego comes into play and people get in over their heads. Nothing is absolute and as long as there are rides there will be wrecks. Too many variables on the street. Thats why i fully support "take it to the track" if you wanna haul .
Thing is, the ride was listed as Not a Noob Ride and the accident happened within the first 10 minutes of the ride.
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