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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to say there was a rider who went down yesterday and did not make it.
This happened in the southern suburbs around Home Wood. From what I'm told, the rider was leaving work and stopped at a stop light. It changed green and he decided to twist the throttle open a little more than he should have and lost control of the bike. He was riding a sport bike and not wearing a helmet. That is all I know.


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That sucks. Was he a member here also?



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I heard about a traffic tie up on am780 traffic that was in Homewood. Sucks to hear it was fatal.
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homewood is 5 min from me, i don't hear about it yet. So sad to hear that.
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a buddy of mine was riding to work yesterday afternoon on I-90 in the left lane when a dumbass next to him in the middle lane decided to move into the left lane with him still there, he avoided being hit by riding on the lil shoulder but lost control going over the ridges and went down. Needless to say the driver that almost hit him kept on going but luckily another car pulled over to help him out and called the cops. He walked away with minor scrapes and burns but the bike didn't fair as well as he did, he does wear a helmet nowadays after me giving him shit constantly about it and I am sure it could have been worse had he not worn it.
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post #10 of 69 (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 09:39 PM
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this is the one part of riding season i hate.. pray to god everytime any of us set out for a ride that we are all fortunate to make it home. thoughts and prayers are the family of the rider

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post #11 of 69 (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 09:40 PM
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I was in the ER thursday night, not from an accident but I was riding. I was having some issues with my heart, but a rider came in while i was there and he had a broken leg. I was at St Alexis in Hoffman Estates.

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post #12 of 69 (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 11:22 PM
 
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hmm.. maybe its stupid.. but one of the reasons i want a loud exhaust... so stupid car drivers can hear me riding around them. maybe another safety feature to my bright green bike =\


sigh i hope for a safe riding season to everyone
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the loud exhaust is more of a false sense of security,

1 it annoys drivers and they then ignore it;2 the vast majority of the noise is behind the bike not to the side or front.

your best bet is to be fully aware of your surroundings, ride like every car will turn infront of you or merge into yous lane space and never take anything for granted

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I am 1 minutes from homewood. Didnt hear anything about that.

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Clearly, more rider education is needed. The op's comments fully support this. People need to be a bit less anxious on these first few rides. It takes some time and miles to get reaccustomed to the bike, especially if you're new to riding.

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the loud exhaust is more of a false sense of security,

1 it annoys drivers and they then ignore it;2 the vast majority of the noise is behind the bike not to the side or front.

your best bet is to be fully aware of your surroundings, ride like every car will turn infront of you or merge into yous lane space and never take anything for granted
Exactly what I was going to say. Studies show that loud pipes, do not in fact, save lives. Bright colors and being aware of your surroundings does.

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the loud exhaust is more of a false sense of security,

1 it annoys drivers and they then ignore it;2 the vast majority of the noise is behind the bike not to the side or front.

your best bet is to be fully aware of your surroundings, ride like every car will turn infront of you or merge into yous lane space and never take anything for granted

you're probably right. i guess it just feels weird going from my ridiculously loud car to my super quiet bike.. i feel unnoticed! there's so many things to worry about with riding, jeez why can't everyone just sell their cars and pick up a bike

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yeah i remember few years ago my dad was telling me how he got in an accident with a rider.. apparently the rider was riding on the right shoulder of the lane passing cars in heavy traffic and he made a left turn from the other side of the street then BAM. riders head through the passenger window and the girl on back flew like 50 feet.
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post #18 of 69 (permalink) Old 03-08-2009, 12:17 AM
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As discussed in the other thread about this.....


Cars are not used to having bikes around.

There is all manner of salt and grime on the roads.

The roads are cold

Tires are cold

Roads are full of potholes

Traction SUCKS.


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to new riders

take it easy. The road is still cold. eventhough its 50 degrees outside, the road can be 30. chills can argue thermodynamics later

crossing intersections. I like to be going through it with a car next to me. That way, someone that is turning left will see the car a lot better then me on a motorcycle.

After the intersection. try not to be next to a car. Doesn't matter if your in a car or a bike. Drivers don't look where they go. They will run into you. You can give an excuse that drivers dont pay attention to bikes BS because its not bike season. you have bad drivers all the time.


If you feel a car might pull in front of you or feel they dont see you, flash your brights.


Slow down before you turn. You have no clue if the street has gravel,oil, antifreeze.

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another rider who did not survive this youth. Gear will save your life, and greatly reduce the extent of the injuries you will receive, WEAR IT! ALWAYS!!

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sad to read these threads. i understand that riding without gear would be great but it's not worth it. haven't been riding long myself but know how the roads can be just from my dad telling me for years when i was driving. stay safe out there guys and watch out.

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That sucks. Was he a member here also?
He was not a member here that I know of. A friend of a friend who lives in Homewood so it may not have been in Homewood, but it was close to the area.
He was mid 30's and been riding for 10+ yrs. Almost never wore a helmet or gear from what I'm told.
I don't want to start a thread about gear cause enough will get started over the season, but I think this goes with out saying.

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the loud exhaust is more of a false sense of security,

1 it annoys drivers and they then ignore it;2 the vast majority of the noise is behind the bike not to the side or front.

your best bet is to be fully aware of your surroundings, ride like every car will turn infront of you or merge into yous lane space and never take anything for granted
A loud exhaust is also a cop magnet. If they hear you coming, that gives them more time to set up and start to fuck with you, even if you're not doing anything wrong.

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A Hazel Crest man died Friday night after a motorcycle accident in Chicago Heights.

The incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. in the 700 block of South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights police said.

Willis Wood, 34, 1218 W. 173rd St., Hazel Crest, was pronounced dead at 7:50 p.m. at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Wood died from multiple injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident, according to a Saturday autopsy. His death was ruled an accident.
The subject suggests there was another vehicle involved... hmm..
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Rip. Another thing to remember is either be directly next to the driver so they see you. Or make sure u see the drivers eyes in the rear view mirror. I ALLWAYS ride with my brights on. 24x7. I want people to always see me.

...plus my gf was with me saying "omg slow down, slow down" and I was thinking "Lose annoying squalk box in passenger seat, afford more mods and have less weight in the car and on the back of the bike"...so i dumped her and I'm single again as usual...HERE KITTY KITTY!!!
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Rip. Another thing to remember is either be directly next to the driver so they see you. Or make sure u see the drivers eyes in the rear view mirror. I ALLWAYS ride with my brights on. 24x7. I want people to always see me.
i always say to be behind or infront of the car and never beside them unless you have no choice. that way if they do quickly swerve to get into your lane, they won't be running into you

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