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Old 01-02-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Helping Fallen riders

Hopefully this might have an impact on those who don't stop to fallen riders.

A couple of days ago I was heading back from hunting with my boss and he was driving. A rider took a left turn at the light in front of us and went wide into the sidewalk and wiped out.

Rider was moving but not getting up, boss asked me If I wanted to stop since he knows I ride; which was pretty cool. I asked him to stop and he did. Rider was still down and complaining about a broken leg. Typical rider down was more worried about the scooter than anything else.

Wife happened to be trailing him since he had just picked up the bike, yes that morning the bike had 35 miles.

To add complications, cops show up, wrecker is trying to take the scooter, and wife fainted next to him out of stress!

So by now it sounds like a normal rider down, wellÖ as he decided to take off his helmet, it turned out that he was someone I knew from skydiving!

Once he realized that it was amazing how easy it was for him to turn his attention to his leg & broken ankle and getting info to the paramedics and not having to worry about the wrecker taking the bike/gear or even his wife.

We took his scooter home so that the cops/wrecker wouldnít take it and made sure his wife was ok and everything not related to his health was taken care off so that he didnít have to worry.

I really canít tell you how much his focus/attitude changed once he realized there was someone there to help him, someone who was not looking to rip him off.

Donít get me wrong he was not my friend nor I his; we still donít know each otherís names; it was the skydiving equivalent of a MH member that I wouldíve seen at several meet and greets but never really talked to, and that was enough for both of us.

So if you see a fallen/stranded rider think twice about not stopping, it might be someone you know from your personal life it might end up being someone close to you or it might be a total stranger, but as a rider you can have a huge impact on them.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:26 PM   #2
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Good looking out! We all live by the code
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:31 PM   #3
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Good for U, I would do the same
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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Similar situation happened on my trip to the Grand Tetons. I was caging it with the wife (she does not care for motorcycles, but will ride the out of a snowmobile-go figure) and we came across a downed rider on a beemer. She asked me if I wanted to stop and said yes. Luckily the guy was more shaken up than anything and park police and an ambulance pulled up. Me and his riding buddies got his bike up and checked for damage. Turns out he had been riding all week and felt a little bit light headed and lost it. I always stop, you never know when it might be your turn.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:46 PM   #5
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Way to go Good lookin out! Hope the wife let's him keep the bike after all this. He needs to take a motorcycle riding class.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:02 PM   #6
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Good job.... nice to hear about people helping people all to often it's a rarity these days...

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Old 01-02-2011, 05:00 PM   #7
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One night my hubby and I were going home from East Star on Nasa Rd 1, and I guess this guy went in the wrong drive way, so he tried to go on the side walk to the next driveway and fell over , he was really wasted. I told my husband to stop and lets help so he won't get back on the rode. So we help him get his bike up and really tried to let him let my husband to take it into the apartment complex. He really did't act like he wanted our help , but he could'nt even stand up. So we watched get the bike into the complex and left.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:25 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Renzo View Post
Good looking out! We all should live by the code
Unfortunately, there are some that don't

OP. Good job man, it's true, you never know who it is you're helping or when it's going to be your turn in needing help.

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Old 01-02-2011, 07:32 PM   #9
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it's good to see people that still give a about others well being
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:58 AM   #10
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Good looking out, like everyone said you never know when it will be your turn so do your part
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:13 AM   #11
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