Just got sent this from a from a friend, RIP
Rubber side down
another one near me,
it nearly happened to me,
so overtake one vehicle at a time,
there are NO signs for farm lanes and driveways.
Also it doesn`t help when vehicle drivers don`t drive on the left like i was taught.R.I.P.
**im one of the **
lucky ones then, same road five years ago right turn clyde no signal just turn right , bang then scraping and screeching, then nothing total oblivion for twelve hours, fractured femur, and smashed ankle. but would and will still do it all again albeit with a little more caution.
R.I.P. guys at least you go out doing your thing not screaming for morphine for months while you slowly get eaten away.
Is it just me????????
Is it just me, or does anyone else read this as "another stranger killed"?
I can't get into this idea that just because someone rides a bike they are a brother - they aren't, just another stranger I've never met and now won't!
Your right shad but i respect other people who share the same interest as me/you.
Also my post gives advice to reduce (hopefully) more fatalities.
Jaff, BR and me are local to the road on Jaffa's post, and I ride it virtually every time I go out.
The road itself has never been a problem for me, and its a great biking road,
However, there are one or two hidden turn offs and you have to have your wits about you (as you should allways)
There are places on the road that are fairly safe to go quick, and places that are not, and the accidents are always at the latter!
Its only 2 weeks since a member of Burnley M/C club was killed there also, and he knew that road like the back of his hand.
The upshot is, it will become a 30 limit, with the usual road furniture etc.
52 Black shadow
If i heard you had been wiped out i would be sad,even though i have no idea who you are.Every time i here of a biker getting killed i get a wave of sadness.Possibly because you know in the back of your mind it could be you.
Ride safe, Ash.
No one is innocent but some are more guilty than others,,
Thanks for sensible replies......
I read what you are saying, but wonder if we get too carried away with the death of another motorcyclist. We don't post to discuss a car driver killed in an accident, or a pedestrian knocked over.
Please don't think me heartless, I'm saddened by any death and sorry for those left behind. I would also be saddened to hear of the death of a member of this forum because you are people who I've some connection with, however I get a little uncomfortable when we have messages posted here 9not this one I agree) which talk of "another fallen brother". I'm afraid that's not the case!
Ride safe all,
with you Keith. Although a death is always sad for friends/family etc I can't feel anything for someone I have never met. Pretty much the same way I don't feel a connection when a celeb type person passes away (diana, freddie etc etc)
Obviously people deal with stuff like this in different ways and some people get genuinely upset so fair play to them. Guess I have a different view on life in general.
Just my ten bob
I put it up
partly because its a part of the world where I used to live (its quite a close knit community where almost everybody knows everybody, and if you don't know somebody, you'll almost certainly know someone that does know them, if that makes sense). I personally didn't know the bloke, but I do know he went to the same school as me and was only a couple of years younger, and likely I'll have known some of his friends / family whether through bikes or otherwise.
Don't know the road in Jaffa's link, but I'll agree that, even if it makes depressing reading, it can be handy (especially perhaps to the newbies, who don't have the benefit of experience) to remember how vulnerable we are on two wheels (regardless of fault).
As was said to me a couple of years ago (and its stayed with me since): "It isn't wet roads, or diesel, or gravel or brain-dead car drivers that cause accidents, its not knowing how to deal with them".