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Old 05-17-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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Rider Down... Repost????

Wreck sends motorcyclist over elevated ramp near downtown

(5/17/07 - KTRK/HOUSTON) - A motorcycle wreck sent a rider over an elevated ramp, crashing head first onto the ground below overnight.

"The driver of the motorcyclist came off the freeway, trying to negotiate a turn northbound 45 to the Allen Parkway," said Adrian Gaspar with the Houston Police Department.

The biker who did not follow the ramp's curve, crashed into the guardrail. Police say he was ejected and flew over the downtown area ramp. The biker crashed some 20 feet below, head first on the ground.

He is in a hospital in critical condition. Police say the victim was wearing a helmet.
(Copyright 2007, KTRK-TV)
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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yep repost. it was some guy name mario cortez or something.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:46 PM   #3
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yep repost. it was some guy name mario cortez or something.


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Old 05-17-2007, 03:50 PM   #4
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his name is manuel cortez. i just got back from the hospital to check on him. he's undergoin surgery as we speak. he broke both legs and his wrist. i couldn't talk to him earlier but i asked his mom to keep us posted. he's gonna be alright though. people know him as manny or big boy. brand new rider, his dad bought him his gixxer not even two months ago. it's a dam shame he's in the shape he's in but all we can do is hope he recovers quick.
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Old 05-17-2007, 03:51 PM   #5
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what is with all these new riders getting bikes over their heads!?!
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his name is manuel cortez. i just got back from the hospital to check on him. he's undergoin surgery as we speak. he broke both legs and his wrist. i couldn't talk to him earlier but i asked his mom to keep us posted. he's gonna be alright though. people know him as manny or big boy. brand new rider, his dad bought him his gixxer not even two months ago. it's a dam shame he's in the shape he's in but all we can do is hope he recovers quick.
Yankee and I saw all of the cops and EMTs when we were riding on Allen Pkwy. I didn't realize it was a bike till we stopped and he said something. Prayers for a full recovery.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:12 PM   #8
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what kind of bike did the guy have???
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:17 PM   #9
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what is with all these new riders getting bikes over their heads!?!
beginner bikes probably don't have the "cool factor" they desire. Not knocking the guy(so no one should be offended by this) but i bet a ninja250 or 500 will look a lot better than the medical bills he's racking up.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:20 PM   #10
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beginner bikes probably don't have the "cool factor" they desire. Not knocking the guy(so no one should be offended by this) but i bet a ninja250 or 500 will look a lot better than the medical bills he's racking up.
i don't know why bike manufacturers just don't make a 500cc sportbike that look and feel the way a 600cc, 750cc, or 1000cc bike does. I would think they would just have to change the motor... also, give the 500cc a fat rear tire... that would make them more attractive to newbs...
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:28 PM   #11
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also, give the 500cc a fat rear tire... that would make them more attractive to newbs...
Thin tires turn easier and it seems the biggest problem noobs have is negotiating a turn... so a fatter tire would make that even more difficult.
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:35 PM   #12
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Thin tires turn easier and it seems the biggest problem noobs have is negotiating a turn... so a fatter tire would make that even more difficult.
Yeah, I get that... but there has to be a way newly minted riders can get the styling and safety from a bike.... A lot of new riders view the coolness factor before their ability... then when they start riding the straight lines get boring and they want to start doing turns....

I will be honest, i did not like the rear tire, banana seat, and the overall look of a beginner bike when I was ready to buy a bike... I rode an old f4i and an intruder before getting my R6...
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:56 PM   #13
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It doesn't matter the engine size of the bike 'cause that throttle twists both ways. Sounds like a Ninja 250 would've gotten him into just as much trouble in that turn at that speed.

Newbies can learn on any bike as long as they use some common sense.

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There are some nice looking learner bikes, if you shop around a bit. But even the Ninja 250 would have bit him at that speed.

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yeah i heard about that last night at pp1 ...
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his dad bought him a gix1000 and he's a new rider? Wow...

This kid is lucky..
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i don't know why bike manufacturers just don't make a 500cc sportbike that look and feel the way a 600cc, 750cc, or 1000cc bike does. I would think they would just have to change the motor... also, give the 500cc a fat rear tire... that would make them more attractive to newbs...

im with you on that. make them look more "sporty" and not so "commuter" looking. im sure that will not only help to get noobs to start on a smaller bike, but it will also spike sales for the mfg!
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