British rider takes video of friends death



jesterok1

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Really sad!!! Prayers to the friends and family.

I can remember a time when I have done something that I later look back on and say that was really stupid and I'm lucky to be alive. I learned from thoes mistakes.

These guys made a very poor judgment call to ride like that in that kind of traffic, and now one paid the highest price.

Just really sad imo.
Dude, I was thinking the same thing. Not just about the way I used to ride in my younger and much more stupid days but at work at the lake at home it's funny how my perspective has changed not to say I don't still have a case of the dumba$$ sometimes just ask my wife.
 

wardie

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The lead driver cut off his buddy, gave no space to let the driver in front know he was passing. Man got knocked off and flipped into the oncoming van. Mr. Bogus is right..many families were affected that night. Not wishing the dead any ill will but this was a video on how to end your life on a motorcycle. Man you just have to wonder what was he thinking? Sad for all involved.Prayers to all. Wardie
 

Kainedogg

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:heart-break::heart-break: Really sad, I will never understand the speed thing??? I'm really sorry, prayers to the family,and RIP rider.. :angel::angel:
I am sorry for the family and all those involved. Not quite sure I get your speed comment though. You have a Hayabusa right, not a Hyosung...:please:
 

captain

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Very sad... Could have been any one of us doing something similiar. I don't think the speed was an issue as much as the fact they were passing in the same lanes as the cars.. Either way, speed or other motoring traffic we all have seen other riders or we have done something similiar...

Very sad for all....

cap
 

UncleSteve

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Very sad... Could have been any one of us doing something similiar. I don't think the speed was an issue as much as the fact they were passing in the same lanes as the cars.. Either way, speed or other motoring traffic we all have seen other riders or we have done something similiar...

Very sad for all....

cap
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UncleSteve

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Everyone that rides a superbike knows the rate of acceleration is tremendous. Looking at the time sequence of events, I doubt the driver of the car realized a collision was about to occur. The driver probably never saw the motorcycle. His attention was on the car he was going to pass and the oncoming traffic. It is the responsibility of the person passing to do it safely. You have to ask, had the rider been driving the speed limit, would the collision have occurred. Do the math on the time sequence and think about how often people check their rear mirrors.

Pic 1 he cuts in front of his buddy.
Pic 2 If car driver checks his mirrors, there are two cars between him and the bike.
Pic 3 One car between him and the bike.
Pic 4 Still one car and his buddy is at 100mph trying to keep up. Driver has started to over take car.
Pic 5 Impact
entire time elapsed from pic one to pic 5 = 6 seconds.

How often do you check your mirrors?

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UncleSteve

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The car that swerves needs to be brought in on charges (whether they stick or not) of some sort just because his driving looked like a deliberate act of homicide. I mean he practically hit the oncoming van himself.
Swap the bike and the car in this situation, if the bike had pulled out to pass and the car driving at 100 plus ran him over, would it be the bike's fault. Would you want charges brought on the bike rider cause he pulled out to pass and was run over?

Plain fact of this type of riding is a wreck was inevitable. Sad for all.
 

shadetree57

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Trekkie, Your time lapse pics are great and looking at them, I can see that the car, In my opinion, should not have passed with the truck being that close. I DO NOT condone the recklessness of the bike riders. If I rode like that I'd be a nervous wreck. I'd never pass cars like they did because in my mind I see something like that happening and Boom, your dead. It's just not worth taking that kind of chance. Take it to the track where there is a controlled environment. I don't think I could overcome seeing a friend, or anyone, wreck like that. Be Carefull people and have fun.
 

Goodwrench

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Very sad and my prayers go out to all involved.
The most shocking thing to me is the age of the riders involved, and the fact that the deceased had children..... Not getting on a soap box here, but at 38 years old and a father, the thrill of the speed takes a back seat to the importance of being alive tomorrow for my kid. I know no one knows when their time here is up, but each time I ride, I remember that there is someone at home that depends on me and I ride within my limits determined by my environment..
Everyone be safe and remember that everytime you get on a bike, there is someone that loves you and will be forever affected by YOUR decisions.

BE SAFE.

Goodwrench....
 

Busa1166

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Reminds you of so many youtube videos including the Ghost Riders. Sad to see it end in tragedy but not surprising. Was that little car that he collided with actually TRYING to block him? Seems strange that the car would try to overtake with a single lane in each direction and a truck coming the other way?
Doesn't look like it looks like he was going to do the same kinda pass as the bike. Sad prayers to all parties involved. :please:
 

skydivr

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Watching it in slow motion, why does the car he hit shift out in front of the rider? Since this is GB it's hard for me to understand, but was the car slipping right to look by the car in front of him to pass, just like how we ride to the far left to see what's coming around the car in front of us? If so, there was a truck coming..,It does look to me like the car he hit deliberately pulled over to cut him off and bounced him into incoming traffic.....I think, based on that video, i'd have a grand jury look into it...
 


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