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post #1 of 11 Old 06-13-2011, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Had two fatal motorcyle crashes here in the Wasatch Front (Utah) this morning.. One was a fellow Vstrom rider from New Jersey.. Not aware if forum member or not on the wee.. 1 dies in I-15 motorcycle crash - ksl.com .. Please ride safely my friends.. (the other was a harley, someone made an illegal left turn in front of him)..

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Good lord.. it is always depressing to see all these crashes. I can only hope that at the very least they serve as a reminder to the rest of us to stay alert, stay aware, and be careful out there! God rest the souls of those lost.

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Was going to say something along the lines of 'hope it's not somebody on this board' but I guess it doesn't matter. There's a family hurting real bad right now.

Be careful, indeed.

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Our thoughts and prayers got out to their family's and loved ones......

got to be more to this story.... straight freeway at night, lost control while riding 2 up?? sounds like cager involvement to me.....
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Seems strange to me as well.. The ground looks wet however and the windshield looks covered in water drops.. They haven't said a whole lot yet or released a name.. On the tube they said they aren't releasing a name until family is notified.. At that time of night I was wondering if it might have been a drowsy rider situation.. But its interesting that the windshield isn't broken yet the right luggage is damaged. I would have thought if it flippped it would have taken the mirrors off and broke the windscreen.. Whatever the case I hate mornings like this and as mentioned above Im saddened for what their families are going through, as well as the other bike that was with the Wee..

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Our thoughts and prayers got out to their family's and loved ones......

got to be more to this story.... straight freeway at night, lost control while riding 2 up?? sounds like cager involvement to me.....
How do you figure that? Could be equipment failure, alcohol, or sleepy rider or any number of other things. I think you are too quick to place blame here with little to no information.

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The original article made it sound like there where two on the bike, with two bikes I think this one is more accurate, but still no cause..

New Jersey motorcyclist dies in I-15 crash early Monday | The Salt Lake Tribune

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How do you figure that? Could be equipment failure, alcohol, or sleepy rider or any number of other things. I think you are too quick to place blame here with little to no information.
Equipment failure? sorry VSTROM.
too quick?? you sound awful defensive.... are you a bad cage driver???
I could care less what you think, cagers try and kill me all the time, don't know where you ride that this is not the case.... and furthermore, I think you are too quick to blame the rider....

so there.
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How do you figure that? Could be equipment failure, alcohol, or sleepy rider or any number of other things. I think you are too quick to place blame here with little to no information.
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Equipment failure? sorry VSTROM.
too quick?? you sound awful defensive.... are you a bad cage driver???
I could care less what you think, cagers try and kill me all the time, don't know where you ride that this is not the case.... and furthermore, I think you are too quick to blame the rider....

so there.
girls, girls, you are both pretty.. lets stay on topic ?

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This was in the comments section:

"I do know the name of the fallen rider. His name is Steve. He is and will always be my older brother.
He and a close friend were on a road trip from San Deigo to the artic circle. This happened on the first day of there trip. They stopped for a break less than an hour before this occured.
Its unclear exactly why the bike started a death wobble at 60 mph and we probabaly will never know for sure.
He leaves behind his wife and 8 month old daughter.
The family would ask that any persons with anything negative to say would please keep there mouth shut.
Thank you for your prayers."

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