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Old 02-12-2009, 11:30 PM   #1
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So HONESTLY...How many have witnessed, first hand, the death of a rider?

Been reading peoples posts over the last 9 months or so, regarding fallen riders. Some comments, IMO, have been in poor taste....some not.

So I pose the question, how many MHers have ACTUALLY witnessed a death, right before thier own eyes? I'm not talking about knowing someone, I am talking about seeing thier life expire, from a motorcycle accident, right before your own eyes?

It's a yes or no. You either have...or you haven't.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:31 PM   #2
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the actual incident, no

on the street directly after the incident, more times than i wish to remember.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:31 PM   #3
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:34 PM   #5
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No,

Even if I disliked a fellow rider for whatever reason. I would never wish death upon any of them
Saying negative things about a fallen person, especially a fellow rider is very bad in taste. You have to have some decency about these types of things. If you have negative comments, try and keep em to yourself guys. You can really hurt the ones he left behind and then some.
I honestly try to stay out of the r.i.p. threads because it really bothers me. Its so sad to see people go this way. Have some class about yourselves when posting about the deceased.
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No and I hope to never witness that myself.
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Wrecks but luckily no deaths. I have seen car wreck deaths and thats enough.
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My kids and I happened upon a mc death on Mother's Day one year. I'll NEVER forget the man lying under the white sheet- his arm showing, bent awkwardly...

I did not witness his wreck or death, and I hope I never have the opportunity. Turned out the driver of the truck who took his life was drunk, and fled the scene on foot.
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i was talkin to a good friend of mine in our apartments parking lot, he went to leave and i went to my apartment. he made it 2 blocks down the road, misjudged a curve and lost it. i heard all the sirens and knew what happened but i couldnt go down there(i knew help was already there). he lived for a few weeks on life support and then we unplugged him. its something we have to accept, i look at it like regardless we all have a date with destiny. when i had my wreck, i still dont know how i made it, something just carried me a little further, past the 2" braided cable strown down the side of the roadway. i flew about 50' down the road made it just a few feet past the cable and landed in soft mud(and the cable stopped my bike from pummeling me. we just have to make sure and appreciate everything we have, the smallest things are the most important
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i was talkin to a good friend of mine in our apartments parking lot, he went to leave and i went to my apartment. he made it 2 blocks down the road, misjudged a curve and lost it. i heard all the sirens and knew what happened but i couldnt go down there(i knew help was already there). he lived for a few weeks on life support and then we unplugged him. its something we have to accept, i look at it like regardless we all have a date with destiny. when i had my wreck, i still dont know how i made it, something just carried me a little further, past the 2" braided cable strown down the side of the roadway. i flew about 50' down the road made it just a few feet past the cable and landed in soft mud(and the cable stopped my bike from pummeling me. we just have to make sure and appreciate everything we have, the smallest things are the most important
so did u vote yes or no?
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what kinda morbid question is that? Kind of reminds me of when people used to ask me "ever kill anyone ?". It's not something people usually WANT to remember.
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i have n its a memory i will always have. wouldnt wish anyone to carry a memory of life to death in such a horrible way
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i realized after i replied to that i have witnessed this, only it was a man in a van not a biker.
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i didnt go down there to the wreck, and i left the hospital before they gave the order. it wasnt with my own eyes but it was very close to home. i got the guy into bikes, he just had a baby boy, and he was there for me the whole time i was recovering. for example it was my birthday and i was stuck at the house. he comes over and says this, we get in the bronco 4x4 and hit Quintana for a day of drinking and fishing. so i guess if i were to vote technically i would vote no.
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saw it happen when i was in high school nearly 2 decades ago. There was a blood stream for several hundred feet downhill of the body. It seemed like the rain could never wash it off, and we passed it every day on teh way to school.
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Was the 1st 2 aid a guy that had whoolied in a parking lot, lost it & hit a curb with no helmet. Blood was coming out of his ears and mouth, and he was gurgling blood, until he took a few more labored breathes, then stopped. Ambulance took him away, but he was flat lined as soon as they got him on the stretcher.

I also had the displeasure of being about 20ft from my good buddy Eric's body still laying out on the freeway after his accident. Watching him there lifeless as the M.E. took pics and went thru his pockets for ID, even though i had just saw him a pp1. After they took him away, I remember that spot on the ground, and i couldn't stop looking at it.... I remember what i felt, saw, and smelled 2 this day like it was just last night, and seeing him like that soured me on riding the streets. RIP ERIC!!

I agree some posts from our fellow members are EXTREMELY IN POOR TASTES, but that never ends on this board, and NEVER WILL. SOMEONE ALWAYS has something negative to say around here, and most are compassionless and even more intolerant of mistakes or misfortunes, they care more about pointing out the sin than paying some respect to the soul, and IN THE RIP THREAD no less at times. It makes me fukin sick!



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what kinda morbid question is that? Kind of reminds me of when people used to ask me "ever kill anyone ?". It's not something people usually WANT to remember.
Really?

I think if you have witnessed it, you should always remember it. Just so ya know, what risks are involved.
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I agree some posts from our fellow members are EXTREMELY IN POOR TASTES, but that never ends on this board, and NEVER WILL. SOMEONE ALWAYS has something negative to say around here, and most are compassionless and even more intolerant of mistakes or misfortunes, they care more about pointing out the sin than paying some respect to the soul, and IN THE RIP THREAD no less at times. It makes me fukin sick!




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No person, for any reason at all, should be made to feel responsible for the death of a fellow rider at any time, no matter what. We are adults and we choose to ride, knowing full well the risks we take everytime we get on the bike.
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Was the 1st 2 aid a guy that had whoolied in a parking lot, lost it & hit a curb with no helmet. Blood was coming out of his ears and mouth, and he was gurgling blood, until he took a few more labored breathes, then stopped. Ambulance took him away, but he was flat lined as soon as they got him on the stretcher.

I also had the displeasure of being about 20ft from my good buddy Eric's body still laying out on the freeway after his accident. Watching him there lifeless as the M.E. took pics and went thru his pockets for ID, even though i had just saw him a pp1. After they took him away, I remember that spot on the ground, and i couldn't stop looking at it.... I remember what i felt, saw, and smelled 2 this day like it was just last night, and seeing him like that soured me on riding the streets. RIP ERIC!!

I agree some posts from our fellow members are EXTREMELY IN POOR TASTES, but that never ends on this board, and NEVER WILL. SOMEONE ALWAYS has something negative to say around here, and most are compassionless and even more intolerant of mistakes or misfortunes, they care more about pointing out the sin than paying some respect to the soul, and IN THE RIP THREAD no less at times. It makes me fukin sick!



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No person, for any reason at all, should be made to feel responsible for the death of a fellow rider at any time, no matter what. We are adults and we choose to ride, knowing full well the risks we take everytime we get on the bike.
I agree, but lets try to keep this thread open. I really wanna know the percentages.
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