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Old 04-11-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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To the dude who went down Sat. (04/11/09) evening on FM 1960 in front of Willowbrook

Good thing you were wearing your gear. You were able to walk away from the accident. If you're a MotoHouston member or if a friend of yours is, log on and tell us more. I'm glad this didn't need to be another RIP thread.

To the dude on the orangish-red Harley nearby. Thanks for blocking traffic behind the man that went down. You kept cagers from running him over, gave the man a chance to recover and walk away, and proved to me that Harleys are useful for something after all (I keed, I keed. )

In all seriousness, I hope, Mr. Harley, that you learned something about wearing gear since you were only wearing a half-helmet and sunglasses.


To the bystanders and Starbucks and the parking lot. Thanks for running to the aid of the man down and calling 911. Even though he ended up not needing emergency help, it's good you all acted quickly.

To those who want more info:

I was sitting at Chipotle over on 1960 and 249 across from Willowbrook Mall enjoying a big fat burrito, when through a gap in 1960 traffic I saw someone wearing motorcycle gear (black jacket, black/gray/and-white full face helmet) slide for what seemed to be about 20 feet on 1960.

Initially I thought he was a passenger on another bike since I didn't even see the bike slide. I looked down the road about 50 feet then saw a blue-and-white Yamaha R1 laying on its side.

Then the guy on the big cruiser pulled up behind him and parked his bike diagonally accross the lane so as to block traffic and keep the guy who went down from getting hit.

After laying on the ground for about a minute, the guy who went down was able to get up and walk away while his friend picked up his bike. Within seconds of seeing the guy slide down 1960, a bunch of people that were walking around in the vicinity ran to his aid.

All in all, it seems like the only thing that got busted up was his bike and maybe his pride.
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Old 04-11-2009, 06:54 PM   #2
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:30 PM   #3
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don't carry a camera or camera phone with me. I wasn't actually riding with the guy in the accident. Accident was cleaned up pretty quickly too. Happened between 6:00-6:30 p.m.
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:37 PM   #4
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good 2 know hes ok n his gear saved him,,, n the guy on harley did the right thing !!
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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I was at Chipotle

Mr. Harley rode off after the guy got up.

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Old 04-12-2009, 12:16 AM   #6
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i have a few harley friends. while their choice of bike isnt my cup o tea, i think that most of them would be decent enough to stop and help in a situation like this
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Old 04-12-2009, 06:35 AM   #8
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Yes, because Harley riders are all stuck up aholes who ride without gear, since when is it your place to judge people? Shut up at ride your own bike and worry about yourself.
lol, no need for that man, we both know there's a bunch of harley hating kids on this site, they'll all come around eventually though. we just found out earlier than usual, haha.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:41 AM   #9
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Statistically Harley riders go down less often. True when they crash the results are usually worse but the odds are better that they won't wreck in the first place. (According to an E.R. Doc I know)

That being said, I agree with posts above - Most 2 wheeled riders would stop and help a fellow downed rider. Sounds like kudo's all around for that group of people!
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Yeah, I was out there yesterday.
Dangerous place to go down with all the bad drivers.

Wonder what caused him to wreck.
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Old 04-12-2009, 02:47 PM   #11
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was poking fun.. not judging.. or hating

I'm well aware that most Harley riders, let alone most people, would help out or want to help out in such a situation

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Yes, because Harley riders are all stuck up aholes who ride without gear, since when is it your place to judge people? Shut up at ride your own bike and worry about yourself.
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Old 04-12-2009, 11:45 PM   #12
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only thing the harley guy learned is sport bikers tend to ride more stupid. should have told mr harley to wear gear instead of about it on here
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Yes, because Harley riders are all stuck up aholes who ride without gear, since when is it your place to judge people? Shut up at ride your own bike and worry about yourself.
, why so harsh? It was obvious the guy was kidding around.
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only thing the harley guy learned is sport bikers tend to ride more stupid. should have told mr harley to wear gear instead of about it on here
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