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View Poll Results: With my own eyes, I have seen a motorcyclist pass.
YES 67 31.16%
NO 148 68.84%
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:45 PM   #141
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Back when i was younger was watching some street racing and 2 bikes had just run and one was coming back with lights off and hit another bike head on.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:17 PM   #142
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What counts as "see their life expire"? Because I think that this girl was beyond recall by the time she came into our trauma room at the hospital. I never knew her, and I never saw her wreck, but I know that she had a helmet on and no other gear (wedding ring as well, my prayers went out to her SO). We worked on her for about ten minutes before the doctor had me stop ventilations and called it. The paramedics said that she left a good long smear on the road where her chest wall was ripped open. I went out and bought a leather jacket before I got on the road again. Don't know if it would have helped but it made me feel better. I never did get to find out her name, RIP to the unknown rider.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:53 PM   #143
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I have seen this happen twice.

The first time was on Good Friday in Old Towne Spring.

The second was the guy from Pearland ? on the white Gixxer last march or april.

Both were visual trauma and really made me think.

What sobering experiences.

If I am not nervous or scared before I ride, I do not ride because I am not realizing the dangers not at a heightened awareness.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:18 PM   #144
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Originally Posted by hughes40 View Post
hey everyone. just reading the most interesting threads of the day.
some threads are so fking retarded.

but to answer the question.
I have witnessed aftermath's of wrecks, most real bad, bad as in death bad.

in Oct. 2008 i witnessed a rollover in I-10 and Shepard. Stopped to aid. and i dead guy in the middle of the freeway, mess. (scared me for a bit, didn't ride for a while.)

when i 1st. signed on in march, i would read all the fallen rider threads, being a new rider myself, i started avoiding them altogether, found it fking depressing.
and then i thought, "motohouston must be on prayer watch 24/7/365 days"

I have to admit, those threads affect me so much.

the one thread i recently read, was the latest RIP thread.
ppl on the road are careless and incredibly irresponsible.

So I have given up riding in Houston . . . it's not fun anymore.

When i do ride, it will be outta town, away from noob fking cagers.
I'm not really disagreeing - but for the MOST part - that is the majority of m/c deaths I hear/read/see about in all the media and forums, they seem to be predominately rider-caused, be it drunk, no-helmet, high-speed, impatience, inexperience, or just stupidity. Not to say innocents get killed, for sure, riding around other drivers is dangerous! And accidents happen. And nobody likes traffic - it makes stupid people even more stupid.
But so many riders ride peacefully through the same situations as victims.
I really prefer the riding out-bound to riding in-town, and have only been into the city once, late-night - very little traffic - I like the country! The only difference on a m/c is the severity of the mistakes, including personal ones, and that can be a problem in the country as well - I'm testament to that!

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Old 02-15-2009, 11:26 PM   #145
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I am beginning to think, that the discussion around the "point" of this poll, have people voting inaccurately.

To have lost 4 or 5 percentage points, in 2 days seems high. Prior to starting this poll, I had the number at 75%, in my head. I think that 31% of this board, neary 1/3, witnessing first hand a moto accident resulting in death, is inaccurate. I think it is much less considering it is not THAT common.

Maybe I am wrong.
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Old 02-15-2009, 11:31 PM   #146
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Originally Posted by mrclean View Post
I have seen this happen twice.

The first time was on Good Friday in Old Towne Spring.

The second was the guy from Pearland ? on the white Gixxer last march or april.

Both were visual trauma and really made me think.

What sobering experiences.

If I am not nervous or scared before I ride, I do not ride because I am not realizing the dangers not at a heightened awareness.
This is awesome, I didn't know other people thought this way, very smart.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:38 AM   #147
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my girlfriend and myself unfortunately witnessed someone pass on a bike coming home from asi on a wed. night, his bike slid right past us and parts were hitting us on the way by

sad and crazy
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:05 AM   #148
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yep have seen it many times more than i like to recall.
those of you who know me have heard about some of them.
most are pulling up on it right after it happens and the rider is taking his last breaths, and there is nothing that can be done..
i haven't known any of the riders yet but i did get to know and talk with Jason Combs family at the benefit
i was there at the scene and it will stay with me for the rest of my life...
last night a female rider on a Harley was struck from behind on wile traveling east on the sam houston pkw
at aldine westfield she is going to be ok but she was hurting....

guys and gals please be safe

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It's not vengeance.... It's PUNISHMENT ....
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:46 AM   #149
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nope and sure glad I have not.

Have witnessed alot of crashes that could of been fatal though.
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