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Old 06-15-2019, 10:08 PM   #1
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This happened today about 200 yards from my house. It appears that the big truck either made a left coming over the bridge to the 101 Southbound on-ramp at Hwy 135/Broadway in front of the rider, or took the off-ramp of 101 Southbound for Hwy 135/Broadway, then crossed Broadway, to take the 101 Southbound on-ramp back onto the freeway, again, crossing in front of the rider. He was killed at the scene, and the road was closed for several hours. He wasn't in a place where he would have been speeding, so I suspect that the truck unexpectedly pulled across his lane. Just my opinion though.

Be careful out there guys, This guy didn't make it home tonight.

https://www.keyt.com/news/santa-mari...urs/1086601833
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:28 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2019, 12:27 AM   #3
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:24 AM   #6
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:39 AM   #7
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:12 PM   #8
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On the news this morning, the news guy said, "The motorcycle might have been speeding" as far as the cause of the accident. I looked at the pictures, the bike is an Aspencade or whatever the big Honda 6 cylinder touring bike is. Where the accident was, I believe the bike was about to go over the bridge, which has a guard rail and is a 35 mph marked turn. It is not a place where you would normally speed, and I ride over it every day. The truck turned across the path of the bike, yet the news said it was possibly the fault of the bike. I get to work, and two ladies there tell me that "the news said the rider was riding crazy...."???????

I fired an email off to the news channel, and I got a reply immediately, but their anchor guy spoke to someone that said they saw the accident, and they ran with that. What a bunch of idiots. That apparently dont like us.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:56 AM   #9
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On the news this morning, the news guy said, "The motorcycle might have been speeding" as far as the cause of the accident. I looked at the pictures, the bike is an Aspencade or whatever the big Honda 6 cylinder touring bike is. Where the accident was, I believe the bike was about to go over the bridge, which has a guard rail and is a 35 mph marked turn. It is not a place where you would normally speed, and I ride over it every day. The truck turned across the path of the bike, yet the news said it was possibly the fault of the bike. I get to work, and two ladies there tell me that "the news said the rider was riding crazy...."???????

I fired an email off to the news channel, and I got a reply immediately, but their anchor guy spoke to someone that said they saw the accident, and they ran with that. What a bunch of idiots. That apparently dont like us.
It's a Goldwing, an Aspencade is the trim.
They are 900 lbs and don't stop like a sport bike.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:00 AM   #10
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On the news this morning, the news guy said, "The motorcycle might have been speeding" as far as the cause of the accident. I looked at the pictures, the bike is an Aspencade or whatever the big Honda 6 cylinder touring bike is. Where the accident was, I believe the bike was about to go over the bridge, which has a guard rail and is a 35 mph marked turn. It is not a place where you would normally speed, and I ride over it every day. The truck turned across the path of the bike, yet the news said it was possibly the fault of the bike. I get to work, and two ladies there tell me that "the news said the rider was riding crazy...."???????

I fired an email off to the news channel, and I got a reply immediately, but their anchor guy spoke to someone that said they saw the accident, and they ran with that. What a bunch of idiots. That apparently dont like us.
Are you surprised? Moto riders are the minority, we'll always get the short end of the stick.
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Let's keep this to condolences and maintain some respect for the rider. No armchair quarterbacking or finger pointing please.

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Old 06-18-2019, 09:19 PM   #12
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Old 06-19-2019, 05:58 AM   #13
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It's a Goldwing, an Aspencade is the trim.
They are 900 lbs and don't stop like a sport bike.
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O. You would be surprised just how fast they come to a stop. Not like a sport bike but, realllly close to one. Even without abs. Believe me. I know. I've had a few 1800s. The 1500. No. But the 1800 almost handles And brakes like a sport bike in the right hands. With that being said. Some accidents can't be avoided. rip GL1800 rider.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:14 AM   #14
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Let's keep this to condolences and maintain some respect for the rider. No armchair quarterbacking or finger pointing please.

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I don't think it's (disrespectful) to have dialogue about an accident. How would any of us learn about avoiding an accident if we don't talk about it. Everything don't have to be so politically correct. Of course all us feel for the family/rider but, information is key. If we don't talk about it. It's just (another rider down) and pretty much over looked. I believe dialogue makes more of us aware of our surroundings so that we might avoid something like this. A lot of us ride so much that we get comfortable and let down our guard. This is a wake up call for all of us to be more aware of our surroundings at all times. Remember. Most of us are on just two wheels surrounded by every obstical you can imagine. Be safe everyone. Rip GL rider.

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Old 06-19-2019, 07:35 AM   #15
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RIP rider. Condolences to family.

I agree with Burg-Mann that we should talk about accidents, as I see, during my daily commute new riders, blasting at high speed while splitting lane. A few months ago, a saw with my own eyes one rider going down because a car was changing lane. His whole body was flying and sliding like a piece of sausage being thrown. He was lucky for not colliding with another car.
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