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Styrofoam takes out multiple motorcyclists on TX highway

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Thats alotta dang styrofoam

Had to come off the vehicle up front I'm guessing
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according to conspiracy theorsts, thats impossible


whats up with the guy rev his bike 100 times.
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And once again no one helps except for the riders.

Clear example of what EMS call the UH OH CROWD they stare hold up traffic and still think some how they are helping from inside their cars.

Even worse are the idiots who don't stop and drive around cause they are in such a rush(should be shot IMO)

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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in case you're involve in something like this DO NOT PANIC! It's styrofoam for gods sake. Don't forget, it's always better to swerve than to do an emergency brake. In case of styrofoam, just go right through it. Hope everyone is ok. I would sue the crap of whoever dropped that.
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in case you're involve in something like this DO NOT PANIC! It's styrofoam for gods sake. Don't forget, it's always better to swerve than to do an emergency brake. In case of styrofoam, just go right through it. Hope everyone is ok. I would sue the crap of whoever dropped that.


try styrofoam at 50mph. its going to hurt. Especially, if its house insulation styrofoam which is very dense.
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in case you're involve in something like this DO NOT PANIC! It's styrofoam for gods sake. Don't forget, it's always better to swerve than to do an emergency brake. In case of styrofoam, just go right through it. Hope everyone is ok. I would sue the crap of whoever dropped that.
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I doubt the guys up front knew right away it's just styrofoam, being that close you expect the worse, and reaction to avoid/brake kicks in immediately. Shitty situation... Glad they were wearing gear though.

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I doubt the guys up front knew right away it's just styrofoam, being that close you expect the worse, and reaction to avoid/brake kicks in immediately. Shitty situation... Glad they were wearing gear though.
+1. Hard to tell right away when that stuff is flying at you that its Styrofoam.

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Seen 3 bikes down, but only 1 rider down. Where was everyone else?

Tcm, who r u to be telling who to do what u non riding putz! Leave the board already loser

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To crash in that situation (I understand they didn't know it was styrofoam) one would have had to grab a big handful of brakes and tuck it or slide out. You could have just blasted through all that shit at speed. Coulda woulda shoulda I know.

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Wow that sucks. The guy filiming it was way in the back and it still looked like it surprised him so I can only imagine the folks up front being real surprised and not knowing what it was. I couldn't tell if they went down due to impact, trying to avoid it or because it got under some of them. Either way I don't think that they could have done much to avoid it. I'll bet the dude that lost the load kept right on going. It does look like some of the cagers got out. Not sure what they were doing to help but I see some non riders standing around. Hope everyone was OK.
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To crash in that situation (I understand they didn't know it was styrofoam) one would have had to grab a big handful of brakes and tuck it or slide out. You could have just blasted through all that shit at speed. Coulda woulda shoulda I know.

And if this ever happens to ANYONE! I don't care what the situation! Never ever ever never turn around and go the opposite way down the interstate. NEVER!
sorry grasshopper if i am riding with folks even you imma turn around how ever i can and get back as fast as possible including riding the wrong way on the shoulder

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stand up, lean back, pin it , just like if you were on a dirtbike
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stand up, lean back, pin it , just like if you were on a dirtbike
+1...Worked for me in a similar situation with a king size box spring in the road. It came down to it was my only option...couldn't swerve because of traffic on the right and no shoulder on the left because I was on a bridge. I honestly believe that the biggest factor that kept me on 2 wheels was I didn't panic. I don't know what made me go into dirt bike mode but it worked.
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sorry grasshopper if i am riding with folks even you imma turn around how ever i can and get back as fast as possible including riding the wrong way on the shoulder
Shit I hope you're joking man

I'm with grasshopper, I wouldn't ever turn around the way the bike did in the video.
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in case you're involve in something like this DO NOT PANIC! It's styrofoam for gods sake. Don't forget, it's always better to swerve than to do an emergency brake. In case of styrofoam, just go right through it. Hope everyone is ok. I would sue the crap of whoever dropped that.
Foam took out the space shuttle ... so never underestimate foam. Right thru it doesn't sound like the right thing to do, because as it comes up fast in front of you, there isn't enough time to think about what it could be and if it's safe to ride over it or not. So attempting to maneuver around it to avoid an obstacle still sounds like the right thing to do. It's just unfortunate that this time around, it wasn't successful.

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ive encountered a similar situation with a rolling pipe of concrete. I simply pimp slapped it out of my way and called it a day.

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And once again no one helps except for the riders...
Exactly. That pisses me off too. I hope they find the d!ck who let that unsecured cargo go and caused that.

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Exactly. That pisses me off too. I hope they find the d!ck who let that unsecured cargo go and caused that.
Did you catch the one bike that kept going? (I think if I remember video right)

I dont think that guy got away. (unless someone knows otherwise)

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Did you say that because you think the guy on the bike was the one who littered the road and took off? Or did you say that because he didn't stop like everyone else did?

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Did you say that because you think the guy on the bike was the one who littered the road and took off? Or did you say that because he didn't stop like everyone else did?
I think he meant the bike went after whoever lost the load.

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I think he meant the bike went after whoever lost the load.
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we had a similar incident in chicago where the tires were falling off of the truck and nearly took out a member here that was riding two up. He rode it out and the tire then was propelled into the median and flew into another cars front end.

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