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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcyclist killed on the Ryan

Just listened to the radio news, at rider was killed last night on the Dan Ryan when he slammed into a concrete barrier at more than 100 MPH! Hope it wasn't one of us! Anyone have more details? I bet it was some squid Damn it, some of these riders never make it past 25 It's a shame. I feel bad for his loved ones. RIP.

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More news, the rider was 39, trying to pass a transport on the right shoulder! at more than a 100, when he hit the barrier, which threw him under the trailer portion of the transport. The transport driver was not charged or ticketed. The rider was from the Chicago area, his name has not been released.

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When I was out riding a couple weekends ago, i witnessed a right-shoulder pass by a guy on a yellow cruiser. I rode further back, not wanting to be near him. I hope others wise up to this practice...

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More news, the rider was 39, trying to pass a transport on the right shoulder! at more than a 100, when he hit the barrier, which threw him under the trailer portion of the transport. The transport driver was not charged or ticketed. The rider was from the Chicago area, his name has not been released.

wow, what a fucking idiot. I'm glad that he didn't have a passenger.

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Don't be so quick to judge. When I was on a trip in Colorado I was passing a big rig on the right when he decided to change lanes and forced me onto the shoulder. I had to complete the pass using the shoulder. And I'm sure my speed while passing was way up there.
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Yeah, I've had trucks do that to me before to. On purpose and by accident. It may be hard for them to judge your speed from a side view mirror.

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Interesting point Jack...

I heard this on the radio this morning also. He was passing the truck between the concrete barricade, which was reportedly a space no larger than 2 feet!

The way the reporter conveyed the story, he was driving recklessly (that is how they presented it). They read his speed with vocal emphasis, as well as the 2 feet of space in which to pass...
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Don't be so quick to judge. When I was on a trip in Colorado I was passing a big rig on the right when he decided to change lanes and forced me onto the shoulder. I had to complete the pass using the shoulder. And I'm sure my speed while passing was way up there.

...and no doubt if you were to go down, the story would read "Motorcyclist killed trying to make +100mph pass on the right hand shoulder." instead of "Semi trailer runs motorcyclist off the road."

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...and no doubt if you were to go down, the story would read "Motorcyclist killed trying to make +100mph pass on the right hand shoulder." instead of "Semi trailer runs motorcyclist off the road."

Exactly, the media is out to sell, sensationalism sells. just the way thier brains are programmed.




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Don't be so quick to judge. When I was on a trip in Colorado I was passing a big rig on the right when he decided to change lanes and forced me onto the shoulder. I had to complete the pass using the shoulder. And I'm sure my speed while passing was way up there.
You're right, we only have the trucker's side of the story on this one.

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There is no shoulder on Dan Ryan. It has been converted to a regular traffic lane due to construction, however, there is about 2 feet from the yellow line and the concrete barrier that someone could call "shoulder" or what not.
If he was passing at that speed in the "shoulder" then I am not sorry for him, that is same as playing Russian Rullet. He brought the shit to himself, Darwin theory proves itself one more time.

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If you get even remotely close to the shoulder on certain parts of the Dan Ryan there are drainage holes that are freakin gapping holes in the tarmac. I've almost hit them several times. If you hit one of those on a bike it will throw you clear to the moon!

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...and no doubt if you were to go down, the story would read "Motorcyclist killed trying to make +100mph pass on the right hand shoulder." instead of "Semi trailer runs motorcyclist off the road."
Without a doubt. It's alot easier to run a story like that when there's only one side of the story left....

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The Dan Ryan is my least favorite expressway in the area and 95% of the time I cruise the neighborhoods to avoid taking it. It is too damn dangerous.
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The Dan Ryan is my least favorite expressway in the area and 95% of the time I cruise the neighborhoods to avoid taking it. It is too damn dangerous.
Neighborhoods around Dan Ryan are not much safer,
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Even when I ride my car on the Dan Ryan, I see a lot of crazy drivers doing some stupid things .
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There's a good chance the trucker forced him off the road...but we'll never know.
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You're right, we only have the trucker's side of the story on this one.
VERY TRUE. IF I'm passign a semi doing a resonable 70-80mph and he begins to move over. If I'm more than half way past him, I would simply pin the throttle and try and clear out of the way as I hit my horn. I would easily reach 90-100mph on a literbike in 6th gear before making it to the cab of the truck. IF there was no shoulder I would be pinned.

Migh be nobdy's fault if teh bike was passing on the left. The trucker cannot see or hear a bike that is in a trucks blind spot and the bike migth not have tiem to react friom the time eh sees the truck movign over until he's pinned against the wall.

To most observers it will appear that the motor cycle...was "racing" to get past the truck... a typical driver woulod usually hit the brakes but on a bike it puts you in a prone position sice you cannot see behind very well and you run the risk of getting rear ended and run over once your clear behind the truck sicne you may need ot slow below 40mph to avoid the truck.

This might just be one of those impossible chance situations nobody could avoid.
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Neighborhoods around Dan Ryan are not much safer,
Most of the high rises are gone and it's not really bad. It's been a good area to make some money real estate wise

Maybe I can lead a group ride through the Southside someday and Slowass can lead us on one through the Westside.

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Radio said he was in a group of 20 riders???? they gave his name out also. so much for respect for the dead

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