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Old 05-03-2018, 09:19 AM   #1
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I'm fairly new to this forum stuff so hang in there if I break any rules . I'm deeply disturbed about the 6 motorcycles that went down Tuesday morning due to a 4 inch lip left on the freeway between pinole and Richmond. I wanted to hear what other riders think about the work that is done on our highways and the effect it has on riders thanks for your time
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:17 AM   #2
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Whoa. I checked Climber's CHP crash report website: http://www.genepilot.com/CHP/showIncidents.php and didn't see reports of 6 motos going down. Does anyone have a link to reports on this?

FWIW, my opinion is that as motorcyclists we're responsible for being aware of and avoiding road hazards. No matter why the hazards are there. Part of my commute takes me on 242 and there is a huge lip between lanes 1 and 2 for just about all of the time I spend on it. The lip height can vary and there are chunks of pavement that are sometimes dislodged by trucks. I think it's a result of the longer and later rainy season we've been having, as well as CalTrans' selective repaving of only lane 1. Either way, it makes splitting there extra... um, exciting?... so I take a little more caution and usually avoid splitting on that leg of my trip.

If the crashes on I-80 are because of a mess CalTrans left, that should be reported ASAP.
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:21 AM   #3
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Moved to General as it didn't quite appear to fit the Crash Analysis description all that well. OP, could you give us a little more background on the crash(es)? Did you witness this? If not, how did you hear about it?
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Old 05-03-2018, 11:39 AM   #4
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I'm fairly new to this forum stuff so hang in there if I break any rules . I'm deeply disturbed about the 6 motorcycles that went down Tuesday morning due to a 4 inch lip left on the freeway between pinole and Richmond. I wanted to hear what other riders think about the work that is done on our highways and the effect it has on riders thanks for your time
Are you referring to this thread?

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...d.php?t=525603
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Old 05-03-2018, 04:16 PM   #5
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FWIW, my opinion is that as motorcyclists we're responsible for being aware of and avoiding road hazards. No matter why the hazards are there.
This is the way I look at it too.

It's not good enough that it might be "somebody else's fault" that I crash. It's still a crash and it's still going to hurt. I'm constantly on the lookout for hazards that can take me out, whether from other vehicles or from the road. You'll last a lot longer with that attitude.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:59 PM   #6
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Very hard to see a new lip on an already very familiar road in the dark, which I think may have been the case for some of those riders in the early morning. I think one of them was at 5:30 am.
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:41 AM   #7
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yes that's it , I got to work and people were saying 6 bikes down. clearly some exaggerating going on, thanks to everyone
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