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post #1 of 27 Old 07-29-2012, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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5 went out, 4 came home

Led a small group out today. On a twisty bit of road, the guy behind me on a BMW 1000 RR hit a bit of gravel on a right hand turn. He panicked, stood the bike up, road into the grass and then into a 7ft deep ditch. Pitched up over the bars and came down hard breaking his shoulder blade. His brand new BMW looked like it would be totaled. Watches it all in my rear view.

Be careful. He was an experienced sport bike rider. It was his first accident. And just that morning he had mentioned that he'd never been down. Just takes 1 second of bad judgement.




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And just that morning he had mentioned that he'd never been down.
Cross that one off the list of things to do. Good things and bad happen pretty fast on a bike with nearly 200 HP

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It's easy to do. I know, I did similar in June. No more riding for me this summer. Hope he heals quickly.

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It happens so fast!!!:mad1:
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I crashed my Concours on an off ramp on the 19th. Spent 3 days in trauma wing drugged up with cracked left side ribs and a dislocated right wrist & broken lower right arm. Glad I had full gear on, would have had lots of road rash, even though I landed on the grass median.
My last get off, was 1990, so it shows ta go ya, it can take awhile, but ya never know when.
I was hoping to make the N/E Strom campout, but that ain't in the cards now.
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Be careful. He was an experienced sport bike rider. It was his first accident. And just that morning he had mentioned that he'd never been down. Just takes 1 second of bad judgement. /
In 2007 I was riding up the highway, thinking how I'd been riding for 27 years without an accident.

...That was true for 15 more minutes.....

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only ride as fast as you can see, react and stop ( on the road) - this generally means riding slower than what the bike or you are capable of.

But yes, it's hard to be disciplined about it.We all been there. things are great when everything works together but things go wrong even faster.

Be thankful that its just a few broken bones and will heal - things could have got a lot worse

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Looks like another Beemer boy gone strom. At least his alive and perhaps a bit wiser. I typically see more rider error leading to crashes when riding with groups, the good news is many are still around to talk about it. He'll feel better the sooner he get his face in the wind.

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He was an experienced sport bike rider.
My friend with the 1000R went down on the first turn on the Crest and really buggerd his bike. It got a replacement frame. He had the frame sliders and the energy was transferred to the frame and cost the INS big time. He was out with a sore ankle for a few weeks.
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Exactly - our group motto is "Ride YOUR ride". Folks can wait for me at the turn off or I'll wait for them.

Glad it wasn't worse. We've all been there or close.
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